Fair, flawless and clear skin is a dream of every woman. Some are lucky to carry the genes of clear and beautiful skin from their ancestors while others struggle whole life to get it. And in desperation, they try each and every possible means to achieve it. Eyeing this desperation, cosmetic companies make big money by offering high-priced fairness creams that claim to give you fairer skin in just a few days. But how much they are effective you all know.
If you have tried all these creams and lotions and failed to achieve the desired complexion, then don’t lose hope. Surprisingly, there are lots of home remedies and natural ingredients that will give you a fair complexion. You would be amazed to know that most of the ingredients are from your kitchen. So, the good news is that you don’t have to spend more to get a fair skin.
The key to get a fair skin tone is hidden in your kitchen only. You can use these ingredients along with other ingredients to prepare a homemade skin whitening face packs. And believe me, they just work like wonder on your skin and transform it in few weeks. Don’t worry about the recipes as we have clubbed here some of the best recipes of homemade skin whitening face packs. Do it yourself and experience the magic in you!
Honey and Rice Flour Pack
When it comes to skin complexion, honey is the magic ingredient. Honey is an age-old remedy for improving skin complexion and wrinkles. Ayurveda has clearly mentioned its effects on the skin. Honey when combined with rice flour which gives a double benefit. Here is the recipe. You need the following ingredients to prepare the pack: half tablespoon honey, 1 cup tea water, 2 tablespoons of rice water. Rice floor acts as a scrub and honey act as a moisturizer for this pack.
Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients. Now, using your finger apply the pack on the skin while massaging gently. Let it sit on the skin for 14 to 20 minutes. Then remove the pack once it is dry while scrubbing in a circular way. Scrubbing will help to remove the dead skin and settled dirt and oil from the skin. You can repeat the application every alternative day for better result.
Milk and Honey Face Pack
Nothing nourishes the skin like milk as it is loaded with proteins and nutrients which are great for skin. But this pack may not suit those who are having oily skin. In contrast, it is really great for dry skin. You need the following ingredients to prepare the pack home: 1 table spoon milk or milk powder, 1 tablespoon honey and few drops of lemon juice. Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix the well.
Apply the mixture using a cotton ball or simply with fingers. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off with tap water.
Yogurt and Oatmeal Pack
Yogurt is a milk product and contains almost all the nutrients that are present in the milk. And the best thing is that it suits almost all the skin types. Yogurt act as a natural bleach and the oat meal as a scrub. So, try this face pack to experience a clear and spotless skin tone. All you need to prepare this face pack are 1 tablespoon oat meal, 1 tablespoon yogurt, and 1 tablespoon tomato.
Mix all the ingredients evenly in a bowl. Apply the pack on the face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse off the pack with tap water while massaging the skin so that the oatmeal scrubs out the dead skin.
Potato Face Pack
Potato nourishes the skin like other. It is rich in vitamin C that provides the skin a flawless complexion. Moreover, it also helps in skin whitening. This pack is very easy and quick to prepare. You just need a potato to prepare the pack which is available in every kitchen. Grate the potato and apply it directly on the skin. Leave it on the face for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse with water. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice into the grated potato to enhance its cleaning and skin whitening property.
Mint Leaves Pack
You might have heard about the numerous health benefits of mint leaves. But you would be amazed to know that mint leaves are even good for skin. It refreshes the skin and also helps in skin whitening. Moreover, mint leaves also have astringent and purifying qualities. Crush a handful of mint leaves in motar and pestle. Apply the paste on the skin directly. Let it get dry on the skin and the wash off with tap water.
Turmeric Face Pack
Turmeric is the king of all spices. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties. Beside this, it is also a great skin whitening ingredient. Use turmeric face pack to improve your skin tone.
You need the following ingredients to prepare this pack at home: 2 tablespoons milk, few drops of lemon juice, half tablespoon turmeric, and 2 tablespoons gram flour. Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients together to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste while spreading it like a layer of the skin. Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash off with tap water and wipe the face with a dry and clean towel.
This pack is suitable for almost all the skin types. All the ingredients are easily available and they are really effective in lightening skin tone. You can repeat this pack every alternate day for a better result.
Almond Oil Face Pack
Almond oil is extensively used as a beauty remedy for skin and hair. It is loaded with vitamin E which is very good for skin. It is very easy to use almond oil. You just need to heat a little amount of almond oil and apply it on the face while massaging the skin gently. You can also use the almond pods to make a face pack.
You just need to soak few pods of almonds overnight. The almond pods become soft and can be easily crushed into a paste. Add little amount of butter milk to the paste and apply on the skin. Leave the paste to dry for about 10-15 minutes. Wash the skin with normal water while rubbing the paste in a circular motion.
Banana Face Pack
Banana is the store house of many nutrients. It is healthy for your body and skin alike. So, don’t wait to exploit the nutritional benefits of the fruit. Many types of research have also proved that banana has a whitening effect on the skin. Without further delay, let’s note the recipes of the banana mask. All you need to prepare this mask are 1 ripe banana, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Mix all the ingredients well in a mixing bowl. Let it get dry on the skin for 15 minutes and the rinse off with plain water.
While whitening the skin, banana also removes suntan and blemishes providing a natural glow and shine to the skin.
Sandalwood powder works like wonder in many types of skin problems, be it skin blemish, pimple, dullness or dark skin. That is why it is been used since ages as an ayurvedic herb to treat many skin conditions. The smell of sandal is also invigorating and arouses the senses.
Many sandalwood products are available that claims skin whitening. But homemade products work best on skin as they are chemical free and made of natural ingredients. You can make your sandalwood paste and apply on skin. You need to get the best quality sandalwood powder from the market and mix it up with rose water or even plain water will do. But it is better to use rose water. Mix until you get a thick paste. Apply the paste with the help of a spatula or fingers. Let the pack sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once the pack is dry, rinse off with regular tap water.
Orange Face Pack
Orange contains lots of vitamin C which is really good for skin. Here, orange peel powder will be used to prepare the pack. You can prepare orange peel powder by drying the orange peel first and then grinding the peels or else buy the readymade peels from the store. Take 2 tablespoons of orange peel and add it with thick yogurt to form a thick paste.
Apply the pack on the skin directly. Let it stay for 15 minutes on the skin and then rinse with plain water. You can use the pack three times a week as it contains all natural ingredients which will not harm the skin.
Aloe Vera Pack
Aloe vera is the best natural skin soothing, refreshing and nourishing agent. It is known to cure skin pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and dark skin. Aloe vera is easy to use as it is easily available nowadays. And it is better to use the natural aloe vera gel extracted at home than the packed ones available in the market.
So, all you need to do is take an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel by cutting and taking out the outer portion. Mash it with a fork and directly apply on the skin. You can also add a vitamin E capsule gel with the aloe vera gel. Vitamin E enhances the beauty effect of aloe vera gel on the skin. Although, skin absorbs almost all the gel applied on the skin. You need not wash your skin after application. However, if you wish, you can rinse the skin with plain water.
Papaya Face Pack
Nothing can beat papaya when it comes to skin nourishment and whitening. The health benefits of papaya are immense and so it for the skin. While whitening the skin, papaya also provides a natural glow on the skin.
It has a bleaching effect on the skin. It is very simple to make papaya. You just need to take few pieces of ripe papaya. Take out the pulp in a bowl and mash it evenly. Apply the pulp directly on the skin and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash off with tap water.
Strawberry Face Pack
You would be amazed to know that yummy and exotic fruit can also be used as a face pack. Interesting thing is that it has a whitening effect on the skin. Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid that cure acne and blemishes of the skin and protect the skin from the damaging affect of UV rays. The vitamin C and folic acid content of strawberry even aid in skin regeneration and protect it from aging.
And it is also as simple as it eating it to make a strawberry face pack. Take 2 to 3 strawberries, mash it and add required quantity of milk to make a paste. Apply the paste directly on the skin, rinse the skin once the pack dries off.
This delicious dry fruit is known to have many nutriments that are very good for skin. It contains vitamin, E, vitamin B and antioxidants that are all very good for skin. Overall, walnut has been found to improve the skin texture, skin tone and imparts a radiating glow on the skin. It also eliminates the dead cells and dirt from the skin thus rejuvenating it.
You can enhance the skin benefits of walnut by adding milk cream or malai which is used as skin whitening and nourishing ingredient since ages. Preparing this pack is also quick and easy like all other packs. Take few walnut and crush in a grinder. You can also directly use the walnut powder available in the stores. Mix the walnut powder with enough amount of milk cream to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the skin and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, wash it off with tap water. You can use this pack every day for better result.
Cucumber Face Pack
Cucumber is all of our favorite salad ingredients, for the obvious reason of it refreshing and cooling effect. Many people eat it in salads to improve skin texture and glow. It actually whitens the skin and also brightens it.
You can use a cucumber on the skin in two ways. Cut round slices of cucumber and rub it on the skin directly. Another way is crushing the cucumber in a grinder and applying the pulp on the skin. Once the pulp gets dry, rinse the skin with plain water.
Rose Petal Face Pack
Rose petal is a luxury beauty ingredient which is used in many costly beauty products. Since ancient times, rose petals are been given a top position in the list of beauty ingredients. Royals used rose petals in their bath water along with milk obviously because of it beauty properties. Now you can also exploit its skin benefits.
Take a handful of rose petals and boil it with water. Strain the water after boiling, let it cool down and then apply it on the skin with the help of a cotton ball. You can also powder dry rose petals and mix it with 2 table spoons of milk to form a paste. Apply the paste over the skin and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, rinse off with water and pat dry with a towel.
Nutmeg Face Pack
Nutmeg is an excellent melanin reducing proprieties. So, it is widely used in skin whitening creams and face packs. Nutmeg can be easily used to make a homemade face pack. All you need to make this pack at home is 1 tablespoon of nutmeg powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix both of the ingredients nicely in a bowl. Now apply the pack evenly all over the skin. Once the pack gets dry, rub your wet hand over the skin and then rinse with water.
Tomato Face Pack
When talking about skin whitening, we can’t ignore the miraculous skin whitening agent from our kitchen. Yes, the tomato is available in every kitchen and is one of the excellent skin whitening agents. And its whitening properties get doubles when combining with refreshing cucumber juice. Both the ingredients help to remove blemishes, dark spots and provide smooth and even skin tone.
Take a 2 tablespoon of tomato pulp and 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice. Combine them in a bowl and apply the paste on the skin. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with plain water. Repeat the application alternate day for best result.
Fuller’s Earth Pack
Fuller’s earth or Multani mitti as it is popularly called in India is a very common ingredient for many skin whitening face packs. The good news is that you can now prepare it at home. Take 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth in a bowl and mix it with sufficient amount of coconut water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste by evenly spreading over the skin. Wash it off while rubbing the skin with your fingers. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply a good quality moisturizer that suits your skin. Repeat the application every alternate day for a flowing and fair skin.