Dark Skin Home Remedies | Natural Treatment for Dark Skin to Fair Skin

Tips and Tricks for Fairer Skin

Some women are born with naturally fair complexions, while others are born with darker skin. While there is nothing wrong with having darker complexions, some women still wish to have that fair skin that some of their counterparts have. Some women go so far as to have injections and chemical peels to help them get that fair look they want. However, you can actually lighten your skin tone without doing these.

There are a few tips and suggestions you can use that will not set you back a huge amount of money and that can be done safely at home.

These tips and tricks will eventually give you the fairer skin you want over time and with perseverance.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatment for Dark Skin

You can get fair skin from home, and all you need to do is try some of these natural remedies. Aside from keeping yourself out of the sun for prolonged periods of time, there are some home recipes you can make to help give you that fair skin you want. Just choose which one of these you think will work on you best or a combination of what may be effective on your skin and use this regularly to get you that fair complexion you want:

  • Depending on your skin type, you can whiten your skin with the use of natural ingredients you can find at home.
    For oily skinned individuals, you can use a body and facial wash made from cucumber juice and lemon juice. Just squeeze out the juices of these natural whiteners and mix equal parts of these in a bowl. Use this liquid all over you face and body and leave on for a quarter hour. Rinse with clear water. For dry skin, exchange the lemon juice for honey and do the same thing.
  • When you want to remove traces of a tan as well as make your skin fairer, you can mix together a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of milk powder, half a tablespoon of almond oil, and a tablespoon of lemon. Use this on your face and leave for a quarter of an hour then rinse off. Make larger batches in the same ratio for your body.
  • Almonds have been known to promote the creation of fair skin so you can use an almond-based paste to get the fair skin you want. Simply soak a few raw almonds overnight in water. In the morning, drain these and grind them to a fine paste after removing their skin. Add some gram flour, some milk, and some lime juice and apply to your face and your body for that fair complexion you want.
  • You can use a mixture of oatmeal, tomato juice, and yogurt in equal parts as a facial and body scrub to whiten your skin. Just rub this mixture on your skin. Leave for fifteen minutes, then rinse off with cool water.


  1. S said:

    My complexion of face is darker than my all body parts , actually my body is fair in color but the color of my face is dark somehow , I’m using olay cream , in night I am trying to use raw turmeric and sandalwood powder as a face pack and sometime orange skin powder mixed it with rose water

    March 22, 2010
    • PUP said:

      Skin color and skin tone are due to the melanin pigments in the skin. Your face is darker than rest of your body; the dark facial complexion may be due to more exposure to the sunlight as it is not covered, the rest of your body may not be exposed to direct sunlight as clothes become the barrier.
      Some tips to brighten your face complexion;
      1. Use cucumber and lemon juice wash on the facial skin.
      2. Paste prepared of turmeric powder with yogurt and sandalwood powder is also useful.
      3. Almond oil is known to soften the skin and give a very bright glow to the skin.
      4. Tomato juice, yogurt, and oatmeal mixed in equal proportion can be applied as a facial scrub. Keep the scrub for some time on the face before rinsing it with water.
      5. Apply sun screen on the face before going out in the sun light
      These are some of the tips you can use to lighten your facial skin tone.

      March 23, 2010
  2. S said:

    Give me some tips. I have faced the problems since last 3/4 years. Below my eyes there are some dark areas on my skin on face.

    Which cream I can use or give me any natural tips, which I can easily do every day. Should I apply aloevera gel on my face to make it smooth

    March 25, 2010

      Peel a potato and grind it well, take the juice and apply over the dark circle around the eyes. Leave it for 15 min before washing it with plain water. Proper sleep for 8 hours will prevent dark circles around the eyes.

      April 21, 2010
  3. Anonymous said:

    You can prevent oily skin by application of tomato juice on your face every day. Apply a sunscreen when you go out and remove it when you return home. Moisturize your skin at night and avoid using makeup. Don’t use any soap. Instead use lemon juice. Apply it on your body and face and after 15 minutes clean it up. Use sandalwood paste to cleanse skin and remove black pores. For pimples use radish juice. Drink a lot of water and exercise daily. For neat skin avoid too much of touching and wash your face at least three times a day with lemon extract and sandalwood mixture. Follow these tips for at least 6 months and you should have beautiful skin.

    June 6, 2010
  4. KR said:

    My skin is oily and there are some wrinkles near the eyes, on my forehead and many black spots on my face. I am very depressed by this as my age is only 20 years. Please let me know some effective home remedies for dark skin treatment and black spots.

    July 1, 2010
  5. S said:

    My facial skin is a lot darker that the rest of my body. It is way darker than my neck, which is a real confidence-denter. I have had this problem for about 2 years now. Which remedies are best for me and how long should I use them until my facial skin is similar to my neck?

    November 4, 2010
  6. J C said:

    Hi, I am 18 year old girl. Even though using sunscreen cream, my skin is getting darker and darker. And my face and body is getting unhealthy. Special my face looks so dull, Might be because I am not able to have a healthy diet food as I m staying alone. And often avoid having meals, And even I m short in height, and my body structure is too thin, please suggest me some remedies to sort all my problems..

    November 10, 2010
  7. R A said:

    I have a much darker tan on my hands. and I have a sensitive skin as well. Use of sunscreens have not proved much effective. Can it work well if I apply a lighter tone of foundation over sunscreen? does it allow the effects of sun block to stay longer?

    December 23, 2010
  8. V N said:

    I have very fair complexion but day by day I am becoming dark and I am getting rashes and my face is becoming rough, as I am getting married in March I want to look beautiful. Please suggest some home remedies.

    January 17, 2011
  9. AD said:

    I have a few dark spots between my breasts, it’s nothing cancerous but I have tried lemon juice, cinnamon and honey, and now I am trying turmeric powder mixed with lemon juice if the latter is effective. What consistencies should I use and what other ways are there to remove these dang spots?

    February 23, 2011
  10. DB said:

    My face and neck are dark, whereas my other body parts are fair. I have applied face creams, but no there is no effect. Before 5 yrs I was really fair. Please suggest some worthy and useful solutions.

    June 25, 2012
    • PUP said:

      • Avoid perspiration. Clean your sweat around the neck and on the face as soon as possible.
      • Apply sunscreen when you go out in sun.
      • If you are obese, reduce your weight.
      • Apply milk regularly on your face and on your neck. Wash it after 20 minutes.
      • Apply a mixture prepared from gram flour, milk cream and a pinch of turmeric on your face and neck. Wash it after 15 with plain water. Do it before you take bath.

      June 25, 2012
  11. kaen said:

    My skin has turned black as all the time I have to stay in sun. What should I do to get my original skin color?

    October 10, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Constant exposure of sunlight can increase skin pigments which may turn your skin to darker complexion. You should therefore avoid sun exposure. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go out in sun. For a fairer glowing skin there are several home remedies that you can follow. Take 2 tablespoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder, and half cup of milk cream. Mix all ingredients in a bowl add little water to make it a paste. Apply it on your body and keep for 10 minutes, after that take lukewarm bath.

      October 10, 2012

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