Now a day’s glowing and fairer skin is everybody’s dream. Everyone thinks that it needs lot of money and time to get glowing and fairer skin, but it’s not true because you can make your own masks at home without spending any money and get glowing, shining and fairer skin without spending your time in salon. Who doesn’t crave for that perfect Barbie look – long hair, fair skin and a flawless glowing complexion? In this article, I am covering an exhaustive list of beauty tips for fair skin at home. But this isn’t all about just face packs, I have tried to cover foods and other basics that are often ignored. Our skin needs time and care for it to regenerate and leave behind the old and tired. Without this, improving our skin condition and color is an absolute impossibility. This is why we need to ensure the below basics to make time for the skin to heal itself. Drink a lot of water Sleep well Exercise Follow a good skin care routine. Do not skip the exfoliation on a regular basis! For without this we cannot get rid of dead and dry skin. You needn’t always buy a scrub. Homemade scrubs are just as effective! Use oatmeal for an exfoliator instead of a packaged product. There are many options! Remove your makeup before you sleep every night. Yes every night without fail no matter how dead tired you are! With makeup on, our skin cannot repair itself. Homemade Beauty Scrubs For Fair Skin: 1. Tea water and honey face pack: Things you will need: I cup of tea water (cooled down) 2 spoons of rice flour ½ a spoon of honey The rice flour acts as a very good scrub and honey moisturizers the skin. Method: Mix the above ingredients and apply on the skin. Leave it on till the mask dries completely for 20 minutes or more. Before cleaning the mask with water, make sure you massage the facial skin in circular motions, this is very important as it removes the dead skin and evens the skin tone. Then wash your face with cold water .This gives you a fairer and even skin tone. 2. Turmeric and lemon face pack: Gram flour Turmeric Lemon juice Milk Method: Mix all the above ingredients and apply evenly on the face. Scrub the paste gently on your for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes. Once it’s dry, clean your face. 3. Turmeric Face pack: An all-time favorite! The results have always been so stunning that this has now become a must ritual for a bride before the wedding day! Things you will need: Gram flour (Good exfoliator) Pinch of turmeric (lightens skin tone) Milk (moisturizer) Method: Mix all the above and apply the mask Scrub the paste gently on your for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes. Once it’s dry, clean your face. 4. Turmeric and tomato face pack: Things you will need: Turmeric Tomato juice Method: Mix turmeric with tomato juice Apply to face and allow to dry wash face with tepid water. This is quite a popular pack among women for the simplicity and results! 5. Oats and lemon face pack: Things you will need: 1 TBSP of oats; cooked and mashed (helps reduce inflammation and heals skin) I TBSP of lemon juice (lemon helps lighten skin tone) If you have sensitive skin, then you can dilute the lemon juice with water. Method: Mix the above ingredients and apply on the face by massaging the skin. Let it dry for 20 minutes Wash it and pat dry. 6. Yogurt and dried orange peel: Things you will need: Dried orange peel Fresh and unflavored yogurt Dry the orange peel first under the sun. That is where is pack begins. Method: Grind the dried orange peels to powder. Mix 1 tbsp of it with 1 tbsp fresh and unflavored yogurt to make a paste. Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes Then rinsed off. 7. Lemon or orange rind: Things you will need: Lemon or orange rind Raw milk Method: Take lemon zest or lemon rind ( the outer skin grated), or even orange zest, dry them out in the sun (do not microwave) and then grind them to powder. Store in a dry air tight container Mix it with raw milk and use as pack on affected areas. Wash off with warm water only. Immediately use a cool toner after. 8. 10. Healthy Diet: With daily care and treatments nailed, what we need to monitor next are our eating habits. For without the right nutrients, our skin cannot undo the damage that it sustains on a daily basis! Here we tell you what you should eat. In other words, a healthy diet for your skin! The right quantities of all the ingredients need to be consumed for the skin to portray health and the fairness to show. Tips: Mash half banana and add half tbsp of almond oil or olive oil. Mix well, apply this mask on clean face and leave for 15 min then wash your face using cold water. You can repeat this weekly thrice. Mix rice flour and curds, massage in circular motion over face. Massage for 6 to 7 min then wash after 2 min. It’s a natural scrub. Use at least once in a week, it will improve your face complexion. Soak 3 or 4 almonds (depending the amount of area you are going to apply) in the morning in the milk. Mash the almonds in the milk in the night and make it form a fine paste. Apply to the face. Leave the face mask the whole night and wash the face in cold water the next morning. Your skin becomes lighter as well as glowing. This homemade face mask leaves your skin also smooth and silky. Soak oatmeal overnight. Next day grind it into a paste and mix it with sour curd. Apply on your face and leave for 15 min then wash your face using cold water. Using this as a pack on to the skin will help you regain fairer skin. Like lemon juice, potato also has mild bleaching properties. Regular application of potato juice or potato pulp as a pack will lead to fairer complexion. You can mix a pinch of turmeric powder. It also imparts a polished glow to the skin. A mixture of a ripe yellow banana, honey and a teaspoon of sour curd is a great way to brighten up your skin, especially the skin with suntans. Apply the mask and leave for 15 min then wash your face using normal water. Take half a banana and pour 1 tbsp of milk to it. Mash and mix it well and apply on your face, leave for 15-20 min and wash your face. Grate cucumber juice squeeze it and take the juice, mix this juice with few drops of lemon and a pinch of turmeric powder regular application whitens the skin. Cucumber has water, natural oils and vitamin E and thus hydrates and softens and vitamin E protects the skin cells from ultraviolet light and pollution the skin. Take a papaya slice and rub it gently on the face. This is very good for skin lightening. Papaya is an excellent skin exfoliant.

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