Even and fairer skin is not easy to achieve; not when you have to deal with busy schedules, genetic makeup, medical conditions, poor diet and environmental factors. Also, according to skincare experts, prolonged use of chemical-based cosmetic products can contribute to skin damage.
On the bright side though, should you have darker skin, you can fulfil most of the skincare needs with natural products. With that in mind, here are 10 homemade beauty tips that you can apply to get even fairer skin.
Oats and Lemon Paste
This paste works because oats exfoliate the skin, gets rid of impurities and oil and reduce skin inflammation. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which comes with skin lightening properties.
To prepare the paste, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of cooked and mashed oats. Apply the paste and massage gently in a circular manner. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. If your skin is sensitive, add water to dilute the lemon juice. The treatment should be repeated daily until you achieve your target tone.
Egg White and Corn Flour Mask
This treatment will tighten your skin, shrink your pores and whiten your skin. To prepare it, mix 1 egg white with 2 tablespoons of corn flour powder to get a uniform mixture. Apply on your skin and leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. If your skin is prone to acne, add a few drops of lemon juice in the mixture.
Aloe vera, Turmeric and Honey Treatment
This treatment will enhance your skin appearance and elasticity. To prepare the treatment, you need to mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice with a half tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix the ingredients evenly and apply onto your skin. Use a cotton pad soaked in ice-cold milk to wipe your skin after 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and leave it to dry.
Honey, Rice Flour and Green Tea Pack
This pack works because rice flour is a good scrub; honey has bacteria protection qualities, moisturizes the skin and improves the texture of your skin. The antioxidants in green tea remove the free radicals and toxins from your skin.
To prepare, mix 1 cup of cooled green tea water, 2 tablespoons of rice flour and a half tablespoon of honey to get a smooth paste. Apply and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the mixture dries on your skin. Massage in a circular motion to even out the skin tone and to get rid of dead skin. Rinse your face with cold water. Repeat this procedure every morning before taking a shower.
Honey and Olive Oil Massage
To get an even and fair complexion, use honey and olive oil pack to massage your skin on a daily basis. To prepare the pack, you need 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey. Mix the two to get an even paste and massage onto your skin for about 10 minutes. For oily skin, add 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice. Rinse with warm water and dry with a smooth towel.
Gram Flour, Milk, Turmeric and Lemon Pack
Gram flour is a good skin scrub, milk has skin toning and soothing properties, and turmeric has antibacterial properties, improves the texture of the skin and cleanses the skin.
To prepare the paste, Mix 1 tablespoon of gram flour, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of milk to make a smooth paste. Use the paste to scrub your skin for about 5 minutes. Wash off with cold water and pat your skin dry with a smooth and clean towel. The treatment is safe for daily use.
Yogurt and Dried Orange Peel Mask
This mask works because orange is rich in vitamin C that has melanin-inhibiting properties. Also, the vitamin doubles as a good skin tonic. To increase the effectiveness of, yoghurt smooths out the wrinkles, removes the fine lines, removes blemishes and gives your skin a glow.
You need a few dried orange peels and 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored/natural yogurt. To prepare, mix dried orange peels’ powder with the yogurt till you get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on your skin and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water and repeat once or twice daily.
Milk, Lemon Juice and Honey Mask
Milk contains natural fats and minerals that tone the skin, leaving it fairer. Milk is also rich in calcium and magnesium, minerals that contribute to tightening and nourishing the skin.
To prepare the mask, mix 1 teaspoon of milk, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey evenly in a bowl to get a smooth mixture. Cleanse your skin and apply the mixture. Leave it to dry for about 20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Avocado and Rice Powder Mask
The rice powder in this mixture acts as an exfoliator while avocado acts as a natural moisturizer. To prepare mix about 1 cup of a pulped ripe avocado with half a teaspoon of rice powder. Apply on the skin and massage gently. Wash it off after 20 minutes. The procedure should be repeated twice every week.
Apple Juice and Honey Pack
This mixture works by fighting bacteria and moisturizing the skin. Apples are rich in vitamin C, a natural skin lightener. The mixture is also a good antioxidant, which helps in reducing environmental damage to the skin.
To prepare, first peel and grate one apple to squeeze out the juice. Mix the juice with 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply on the skin and leave it for about 20 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. The treatment can be repeated once daily until satisfactory results are achieved.
Even with the above amazing homemade remedies, even and fair skin is not possible to achieve when your body is dehydrated. Drink enough water and moisturize your skin to achieve a hydrated, radiant and healthy skin.
Get enough sleep to boost your inner glow and improve your diet to include plenty of fruits and vegetables. Most importantly, protect your skin from exposure to direct sun rays.