How to Get Fair Skin Complexion | Home Remedies For Fair Skin

Fair Complexion: Tips for Fair Skin

People with dark skin have a great desire for fair complexion. They deeply associate fair complexion with beauty and is more common with women. In fact some dusky or olive skin toned people try all possible means to lighten their skin tone. But, in the pursuit for a fairer or lighter complexion, they forget that any skin tone looks beautiful when it has a natural glow and shine to it. The easiest way to keep your skin tone shining and glowing is by keeping your skin well hydrated.

You can do this by drinking at least 8 to 9 glasses of water a day.

In the first place, let us know why some people have fair skin and others are dark. The reason for being dark or fair skinned is genetic. The second most common reason for dark skin is excessive exposure to the UV (Ultra Violet) rays of the Sun. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its color. When melanin is produced in excess, the skin turns dark. Prolonged exposure to UV rays of Sun produces more melanin pigments to protect your skin from UV damage, thus it gives your skin a dark complexion.

Many fair skinned people try to protect themselves from harmful UV rays by tanning their skin.

How to Get Fair Skin Complexion

  • Drink lots of water. Hydration is really the key to have a fair and healthy looking skin. The more water you drink, the more hydrated your cells are. Well hydrated cells will keep your skin from getting wrinkled and prevent aging.
  • Avoid direct and long exposure to sunlight. Too much exposure to the sun can cause skin aging. When you are exposed to the Sun’s UV rays, make sure you have applied liberal amounts of sunscreen to your face and neck
  • Wear sun protecting gear or use an umbrella when you go out in sun.
  • Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet and lifestyle. Remember, what you are depends on what you eat. Cut down oily and fatty foods, and opt for the green salad and fruits. These would certainly make a huge difference.
  • Observe good hygiene. You wouldn’t have that fair complexion if you have skin problems. Hence, take good care of your skin.
  • There are creams that would be given to you by your dermatologist to achieve that fair complexion. Make sure it’s safe to use these products as sensitive skin can bring on allergies that could take time to treat.

Beauty Tips to Make Your Skin Fairer

  • Eat nutritious food rich in antioxidants. They help slow the aging process of your skin making you look younger.
  • Take good care of your body. Observe good hygiene. When washing your face, don’t use soaps that might be irritating to your skin. When drying your face, don’t rub, pat it dry instead.
  • Don’t sleep with makeup still all over your face. Once you get home, wash your face with a mild soap or you can use a makeup liquid remover. Afterwards, apply your daily moisturizing cream.
  • As much as possible, cut down using makeup. If you are just going out for the groceries, you don’t need to wear heavy makeup. Remember, using these products would result to clogging your pores. This would result in the buildup of oil and dirt.
  • Take warm water showers instead of cold water. This is because warm water helps wash off the dirt and grime stuck on your skin and around the pores. Gently scrub your skin with an exfoliating pad or a sponge.
  • Avoid swimming in sun, especially if the water is chlorinated. This could tan and irritate your skin pretty bad.
  • Avoid drinking too much of coffee or tea and caffeinated colas.
  • For a glowing skin, eat fruits and food rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

Home Remedies for Fair Skin Complexion

Going for dermatologist sessions can be costly. But with these easy home remedies, you will be able to attain that fair looking complexion:

  • Papaya and Fair and Smooth Skin: Papaya is rich in antioxidants and is a renowned home remedy for fair complexion.
    • Slice a ripe papaya and rub it on your face early in the morning.
    • Mash one small fresh ripe papaya
    • Add 1 to 2 tsp of milk to the pulp.
    • Apply it all over the skin and let the mixture remain on your body for 10 to 15 minutes before you take bath.
    • It also soothes your skin tanned by the Sun.
  • The Magic of Lemon on Your Skin: Lemon is one of the natural skin whitening agents from natures basket. Cut a lemon into four pieces and rub it all over your skin while bathing. After two to three minutes, wash the skin and bathe with a natural soap that is free from chemicals.
  • Fair and Glowing Skin with Turmeric: For a fairer complexion there is nothing better than turmeric. All you need is a pinch of turmeric powder, two tablespoons of gram flour, ¼ cup of milk.
    • Add all the ingredients together and mix them well to make a smooth paste.
    • Apply the prepared paste all over your body and let it remain for 5 to 10 minutes before you rinse it off while bathing.
    • Turmeric adds a natural golden hue to the skin, gram flour acts as an exfoliating agent and milk has whitening property. This home remedy makes your skin look fairer.
  • Bright Facial Skin with Egg Yolk and Honey: To make your face look fair and bright, prepare a face pack with egg, honey and milk.
    • Add 1 tsp of milk to egg yolk and egg white.
    • Now add one tsp of honey.
    • Mix all the ingredients together and apply it on your face.
    • Wash it off after 15 minutes with warm water.
    • Follow this procedure at least three times in a week.
  • Sandalwood for Fair Complexion: Use sandalwood paste prepared by mixing rose water and sandalwood powder. Apply it regularly half hour before bath. Wash your face with cold and warm water alternately. After some days your skin complexion should appear fairer and bright.
  • Almonds for Great Skin Texture: Soak almonds overnight in water and prepare a paste by grinding them in the morning. Mix rose water to the paste and apply it all over the body. It is one of the best natural home remedy for fair complexion.
  • Avoid swimming in sun, especially if the water is chlorinated. This could tan and irritate your skin pretty bad.
  • Avoid drinking too much of coffee or tea and caffeinated colas.
  • For a glowing skin, eat fruits and food rich in nutrients and antioxidants.


  1. AMN said:

    I had a very fair skin tone until recently when it started to get dark and my face started to become dryer than it usually was. I drink lots of water and also have a proper diet.

    September 2, 2011
  2. AN said:

    There are dark circles around my eyes and a cut mark on my face. Also I am having some moles on my face. What should I do, is there any home treatment available?

    May 2, 2012
  3. JU said:

    I am having acne all over my face. They are big. Even My skin is oily. It has affected my relations with my girlfriend. Can you suggest some quick fix for my acne problem? Also I want to look fairer.

    May 6, 2012
  4. Janet said:

    Try to use Kalamansi or lemon after washing your face using soap. Take out juice of lemon and use it as a toner. Apply the juice all over your face and leave till it dries. Wash your face with Luke warm water after some time. Try this method two times in a week.

    May 8, 2012
  5. Sam said:

    How can I remove black heads on my face?

    May 27, 2012
  6. Lina said:

    I will suggest that for removing black heads you should scratch the top and then squeeze it slowly until it comes out.

    June 6, 2012
  7. SV said:

    I am 18 years now old and since last 5 years I am facing acne problems and day by day my skin is becoming dark. Please tell how can I treat this to get fair and beautiful skin?

    June 6, 2012
  8. AL said:

    Can I use avocado mixed with grated potatoes on the face daily? Is it safe and are there any precautions to be taken?

    June 19, 2012
  9. Beng said:

    I am having a problem with my skin. Initially I was very light in complexion but now it is getting darker day by day. I tried to use some bleaching creams and soap but I am only becoming reddish in complexion. Please suggest what can I do?

    July 7, 2012
  10. LO said:

    I have dark spots on my skin and I am getting black day by day. How can I get rid of this?

    August 3, 2012
    • PUP said:

      First of all you have to find whether the dark spots on your body are not associated with any skin or systemic ailment. This is only possible when you consult your doctor. If there is no such disease anomaly, than you can try following home remedies to make your skin bright and supple.
      • Mix a pinch of turmeric in a glass of milk. Add small amount of gram flour. Mix all ingredients well till a homogenous solution is formed. Now apply the mixture on the affected dark area 10 minutes before you take bath. Take your bath and clean your body. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
      • Protect your skin from direct rays of sun. Apply sunscreen over your body and face before you go out. The best way is to carry an umbrella.
      • Eat fruits and vegetables. They have plenty of vitamins and minerals which are helpful for making your skin fairer.

      August 3, 2012
  11. RA said:

    Please give me the list of nutritious vegetables for a fair glowing skin.

    September 6, 2012
    • PUP said:

      All green and dark green vegetables are rich in vitamin B complex, vitamin C and vitamin E. Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, lady finger, collard green, kale, mustard green, Swiss chard, bok choy, mesclun, Watercress.

      September 6, 2012
  12. Sl said:

    My skin was good and fair, but after using some cream it has turned dark. Also I am getting pimples. What should I do?

    September 13, 2012
    • PUP said:

      First of all you should stop applying any cream. Eat healthy food. Eat more fruits and vegetables as they contain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for skin health. Vitamin C in fruits keeps your skin smooth and supple. Avoid sunlight, whenever you go out in sun, use an umbrella. For pimples, apply pulp of ripe tomato on the face. Application of turmeric powder mixed in coriander juice is also beneficial in curing pimples. Eat carrots and beet root.

      September 13, 2012
  13. Reb said:

    My face complexion is darker than my body. What must I do to become fairer?

    September 14, 2012
    • PUP said:

      • Avoid going out in sunlight, especially in the afternoon hours. If at all you have to go out, carry an umbrella or apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out in sun.
      • Wash your face with cold milk. Milk contains lactic acid, which has natural whitening qualities.
      • Apply sandal wood paste mixed with rose water daily at night. Let the thin layer of paste remain overnight on your face. In morning wash your face with cold water.
      • Apply tomato puree mask on your face. Vitamin C present in tomato is beneficial for skin. It makes the facial skin smooth and glowing.

      September 15, 2012
  14. Nelcy pereira said:

    I have a fair complexion but my back and hands are tanned due to sun or something else? What should I do to get my complexion back?

    October 15, 2012
    • PUP said:

      If you do not have a strong history of sun exposure that is mainly responsible for tanning, then you should consult a dermatologist to find the cause and treatment. Meanwhile, avoid going out in the sun. Whenever you go out, you have to apply a sunscreen.

      October 15, 2012
  15. Vinny said:

    I have fair complexion, but still I want to become fairer, what should I do.

    November 25, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Skin complexion is a natural gift. There is some genetic inheritance. However, even if you are interested in becoming fairer, avoid going out in sun without applying sunscreen. Eat fruits and vegetables in large amount as they contain skin friendly vitamins such as vitamin C, E and A. Apply paste prepared from turmeric powder and milk. Both are beneficial for improving the skin complexion and its suppleness.

      November 26, 2012
  16. AS said:

    My complexion is fair but the area under my eyes is dark. What should I do to make it lighter?

    November 18, 2014
    • PUP said:

      Dark circles around eyes can be due to heredity, reading and working in dim light, crying too frequently, insomnia, and mental stress. Here are important home remedies to solve your problem.
      • Massage almond oil over the dark circles around the eyes. It contains vitamin E which is beneficial to lighten the dark circles.
      • Cut few slices of cucumber and keep them in refrigerator. Now place the cold cucumber over the dark circles for twenty minutes. Wash the area with water. Follow it regularly for few weeks for effective results.
      • You can also place raw potato slice over the dark circles in the same way as cucumber slice.
      • Sleep for 7 to 8 hours.
      • Avoid reading in dim light.
      • Take breaks if you are reading or working for long hours.

      November 19, 2014

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