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The Best Home Remedies for Fair and Glowing Skin

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Annanya enjoys finding ways to save money without sacrificing quality while maintaining her beauty regimen.

Get the skin you want without expensive and dangerous products.

Get the skin you want without expensive and dangerous products.

Safe Steps for Naturally Fair and Beautiful Skin

Many of us dream of having fairer skin that simply glows. We try commercial creams and beauty products, but the effect only lasts for a certain period of time. These products also vary in terms of safety and can be expensive.

Let me share with you some of the best home remedies my grandmother taught me. They may not give you instant results, but with consistent use, you will notice marvelous change after 45 days.

Gram Flour Mixture to Lighten Skin

This mixture is great for promoting soft skin and eradicating blackheads.


  • Besan (gram or garbanzo bean flour)
  • Tomato
  • Curd
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Rosewater


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Apply mixture to your face at night.
  3. Wash off with water after 30 minutes. Avoid using soap.

For best results, do not wash it off directly. Instead, pat your face with wet hands and try to massage the mixture for two minutes before rinsing off completely. This will remove dirt, blackheads, and tan skin cells. Your skin will be silky soft. Use this recipe daily and you will have wonderful skin.

Citric Acid in Lemon to Lighten Skin

Many commercial skin bleaching products contain hydroquinone, a chemical that inhibits the skin's production of melanin. Hydroquinone has been banned in Europe, however, and can be irritating to skin when used at concentrations higher than 2%. Some products combine hydroquinone with cortisone, which is unsafe for repeated use.

There are safe and inexpensive alternatives to harsh chemicals. Citric acid (present in all citrus fruits) is a natural source of hydroquinone and can be mixed easily with other items to create skin-lightening treatments. Here are a few my grandmother taught me:

  • Mix olive oil with sugar and lemon juice. Use this as a scrub once a week for baby soft skin.
  • Add some salt and lemon juice to milk and use it for cleansing. This is the best way to exfoliate your skin.
  • Mix turmeric powder with lemon juice and apply to your face to enhance your complexion. (Please take care. Turmeric powder does not suit all skin types.)

Almond Paste to Lighten and Protect Skin

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which protects skin from the sun's darkening rays. You can make them into a paste at home and use it to keep your skin happy and healthy.


  • Almonds
  • Water
  • Raw milk


  1. Make a paste by soaking almonds in water overnight.
  2. In the morning, make a paste of the softened almonds and mix with raw milk.
  3. Apply to your face and wash off after 20 minutes.

This will make your skin soft and supple. Repeating this treatment will lighten your skin while protecting it from the sun.

Glycerine Facial Cleanser for an Even Skin Tone

Glycerin can be used in a number of ways to help even out your skin tone. These are the two methods I use:

  • Mix milk, lemon juice, and glycerine into a paste. Apply gently to your face and wash off after 30 minutes. This is the best recipe to improve your complexion and moisturize your face during the winter season.
  • For an overnight moisturizing treatment, mix lemon juice, glycerine, and rose water in equal quantities. Apply this to your skin instead of your regular moisturizer and leave on overnight. Wash off in the morning when you wake up. This is also a great winter moisturizing treatment. Make this treatment a routine and I bet your skin will never feel dry again.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


M.t on December 26, 2019:

Can u help me my face is fills in lettle darkeds and my colour is dark brown but i wanted to colure fair and help me fair colour tips

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Lavish on June 26, 2017:

Can I use the first gramflour mixture if I have sensitive skin

Joemel Cabangon on June 29, 2016:

Well i am using Dermalmd glowing serum I applied it after washing my face and I enjoyed the cooling and soothing effect. My skin stayed soft for hours and it felt hydrated all day. I applied my makeup easily over the serum. It contains vitamin C and E as an added benefit. I would highly recommend this product for an effective glowing serum.

vaishali on June 11, 2016:

i have pimples on my face with black buds and now as i have been shifted to a new place, here the environment and the water does'nt suits my skin. My fair tone has become dull and dark. I am a teen of 17 and really want some suggestions. Thnxx..

FrancyzaLima on May 23, 2016:

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raj ks on May 05, 2016:

if we apply tomato only on our face, can it wll help or what

divya on April 24, 2016:

Hii.... I am 22 years old and my face is fair nd my body is soo dark soo can you tell me what can I do

lauratr45 on April 02, 2016:

for making glowing face try to use DermalMD Glowing Serum it's light weight serum for my face. Feels so silky soft and give my face a healthy glow. My face feels so much more smooth and moisturized. Anything that can reverse sun damage is something I want to have for my face.

shagufta on October 18, 2015:


Iam black ..i want my skin to be glowing..plz suggest m any good method to get glowing skin plz reply to my mail email id is

angle on October 09, 2015:


My colour is brown want to get fair body...

Not only face or neck.....

N my skin is oily n I have acne...

What to do....???

Please suggest a simple and natural home remedy....

AntonioAdzaga on September 04, 2015:

I really love this DermalMD Glowing Serum . I have been using it for about a week now and already see a difference in my skin. It goes on easily and is not heavy or oily. It has a light scent that is not overpowering. It feels really good on my skin and my skin looks healthier and feels terrific and glowing.

dimple on September 03, 2015:

My face has so many pimple and no fairness is not there give me some ayurvedic or medical treatment

komal on August 17, 2015:

Hello i have lot of unwanted hair on my face and body too from my birth. At body i use wex but my facial hair are big problm for me. I use that thannka powder nd kasumba oil also which is very popular but is is also not effective.

So plz give me some solution plz

Mahi on August 11, 2015:

Hii Niharika ji

My face and hand or whole body is black effective to sun tan any suggestion pls remove sun tan and dead cell

shreya on August 10, 2015:

Hello mam..

I wanted to ask that the water of my clg area don't suits my skin nd it becomes too bad...

Wat i can di to get a good skin fair one

Afifa on June 21, 2015: u plz hlp me..i hv long oily hair but very thin.and thr is lots of hair fall too plz tel me how do i get thick bunch hair..plz suggest me any home remedy.. plz

mukesh kumar on May 18, 2015:

My skin is very dark and oily . some time very oily and dirty like feeling are obtain.. Pls help me pls......

I request to u .. Pls good home remedies suggested me.

renu on May 02, 2015:

My skin is tan plz give me some tips

pooja on April 29, 2015:

Hi niharika my arms are very dark complection as compare to my face plz i have some effective home remedies suggest to me lighten to my arms

Vinod Patidar on April 28, 2015:


I have dark spots around mouth, How I can reduce the appearance of dark spots and how I can get glowing skin ??

Please Help me..

Jo Ann Whitley on April 26, 2015:

Eyerid serum is Great product! I used it right before I went to bed and I even put some on my husband before he went to bed. When he woke up he's said aww so this is how you keep your skin so soft.

selvi on April 23, 2015:

Now I am in chennai.when i go to my native(vellore) my skin colour is very changed (dark colour)

pls give me simple tips

Shilpa sharma on April 20, 2015:

I have tiny small bumps on all my face , & my face moles getting bigger day by day !

RUHI on April 20, 2015:

Superb remedies!!!Thanks!!!

supriya on April 16, 2015:

It wazzzz Awesomeeeeeeeeee

himanshu on April 10, 2015:

My colour us dark I want my colour fair

EmilyPaige45 on April 07, 2015:

Eyerid serum helps lift up my face and give it a over all glow that. I so been looking for just a few drops to my face every night and massage into my face till its complete absorbed it has a nice thickness to it which. I like and has a nice pleasant smell to it. I will be keeping this in my beauty routine.

ratna medrol on April 05, 2015:

hi niharika my baby is 2 years old suddenly my baby colour is change she is become black pls give me home remedies pls tell me which soap can I use for my baby

karuna on April 03, 2015:


I am 18, nd i am having pimple marks nd unglowing skin**

Nd my skin tone is decreasing

So tell me some method for all this**

nikita on April 01, 2015:

...Hey....i want my skin glowing ...mera colur savla hai....plz help me..

pillsformedicine reliable pharmacy on March 27, 2015:

Really nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Monika on March 25, 2015:

Actually,i want to know how to become fair with soft and no marks on the face..

Deepesh on March 22, 2015:

Hi, I just have a question regarding to my skin plz suggest me the way to cure pimple and acne and make my skin fair and glowing without any side effects on my skin:-) . Plz tell me what should i use for this..??

Amy on March 18, 2015:

Actually I want to know the best ways to get rid of dark circles as they are not from the birth and secondly I want to know that how to get rid of till that are not from the birth but now they are all over my body I hope that you give me a satisfying answer and as well as answer me soon

Shama on March 09, 2015:

My skin tone is wheatish nd i wnt fair skin .pls tel me some home remedies to get fair skin.

ashu on March 08, 2015:

I want to protectmy skin from arrival pimpule???

micky on March 07, 2015:

hi... i m 19 yrs to i get fair body........ plzzz plzzz suggest me....

mangal on March 07, 2015:

My baby 10 years how glow his skin it v dark plz help ma

shwetha on March 06, 2015:

I have sunburn skin peels every time...please give me suggestion

pari on February 28, 2015:

The tips are very useful n unheard of!! I ws actually lukng out fr smthng tht wud wrk wondrs fr me...jst a lil query, if u cud temme hw cud i gt rid of freckles tht i happened to gt by poping up d whiteheads"! Awaiting u reply!!


Sudatta Acharya on February 17, 2015:

Hi I m of 15 years old and......I have a lot of unwanted hairs on my will you plz suggest me some natural ways to remove them completely...

sonia on February 10, 2015:

Hi i'm 20years old. I have hard hair on my chin and face ...which remedy is best to remove hair...pls help me i have a pimple spot on my face also

sonia on February 10, 2015:

Hi i'm 20years old. I have hard hair on my chin and face ...which remedy is best to remove hair...pls help me u have a pimple spot on my face also

shriya on January 28, 2015:

How to get light n glowing face..

paviyr on January 25, 2015:

How to get a glowing and fair skin

pranali on January 19, 2015:

When we ll get our replyes

pranali on January 18, 2015:

Hello miss...

Actually I am 17the year now days my skin becomes dull and I have got small acne all over the face.... Its white in colour I m suffering from this problem from 2 years but I applied many cosmetics n all stuff still no improvement can uh suggest me some effective homemade medicines for my skin ?Please mam I really need help .... I hope uh ll help me mam

Thank you

Reshmi sharma on January 18, 2015:

Hi,I m 25 yrs old..but mere face pe koi cream suit nhi karta r pimple v hote rehte h jishse k face par kafi spot ho gye h complexion v dark ho gya h...plz aap acha home remedies suggest kariy.

priyanka on January 10, 2015:

meri skin tone dark h aur meri bdi behen ki shadi h 25th feb ko to plz mujhe kuch aise tips btaiye jisse mai fair and beautiful dikh saku

jyoti on January 06, 2015:

My skin is oily but in winters it becomes dry...what should i do to have a glow on my face in both the season...i want glow and fairness too on my face..pls pls pls pls help me i need to know it..please

Manvi on January 03, 2015:

Hi.i have a holes in my skin n i had plucked my nose n due to infection i had to remove it.sincr two years d mark has not been closed.plz sujjest one big problem is i have lots off small small pimples on my hand just below sholder.plz tel some sugge


abhinav on December 22, 2014:

when i was small my face looks glowing but now it looks black wht can i do?

ada on December 22, 2014:

my chin is dark as compare to my face. plz tellme any gud re


Swarnima on December 15, 2014:

Hello, it's all very good

ghh on December 14, 2014:


mayuri on December 11, 2014:

i have mark on my face wht to do to remove it??plz help me

pooja on December 01, 2014:

I scared to use lemon on face bec of citric acid

juliet on November 30, 2014:

This is wonderful am gona try it

anjana rathore on November 30, 2014:

I am fair coloured but need glow and radiance in my face what to do?

Misty on November 25, 2014:

how to i get fair body...pls help me....

porbi on November 25, 2014:

how to rid my rough skin.pls hlp me

sakthi on November 22, 2014:

I am very dark pls suggest me a good tips to become fair

divya on November 22, 2014:

Hey m havin pimples and marks too.. and i want my skin flawless youthful glowing... as m getng married sooon...!!! So please help

Aasmin on November 16, 2014:

Well thanks for your all these tips but say a perfect tip which really works.........

Aasmin on November 16, 2014:

Plzzz say that which face wash will be bst for pimple skin

sipra das on November 16, 2014:

Is banana and honey is good for face i think it really works for having a glowing skin......

sipra das on November 16, 2014:

These all natural products also doesn't really work give a good tip which really works.......

priya on November 15, 2014:

Hi i am 20 year.please help me,I am having dark skin every one of my college are teasing me& family meambers are also teasing me.i whant to become fair so please help me plz plz

Hajira naaz on November 15, 2014:

When we get our reply

Hajira naaz on November 10, 2014:

Hi! My marriage is on January 24 2015..I have some pimple marks on my face and I have wheatish me to get fair,clear and glowing skin for my wedding...

pretty on November 08, 2014:


At the time of my marriage i went for gold facial which did not suit my skin and my face became so dark and now i am unable get to my backstage plz suggest me home remedies so that my face would glow.

plz plz i wil be very thankful for u.

Neha singh on November 02, 2014:


I hv many hairs in my face

It doesn't look normal fr a girl

Plss suggest me effective home remedies

Priyanka sinha on October 30, 2014:

Hi niharika

I have both dry n oily summers my skin becomes oily n during winter it becomes dry...moreover during summer whenever I go out of my house my skin becomes darker than before...plz help to get rid of this problem...:-\

Aliya on October 30, 2014:

I don't think home remedies work on all. I have tried almost all the home remedies, but dint get the result i wanted. Plz consult doctor as they can treat you best. My doctor suggested me Lumix cream and it has worked.

sanaya. on October 29, 2014:

I love your commond niharika. And its all works.

Dayshena Lawton on October 25, 2014:

Hello, I'm a dialysis patients and my skin has went from honey brown with a glow to very dark without the glow. I know there's nothing wrong with dark skin however, if I can't feel like myself anymore, I would like to look the same in the mirror!

naaz on October 21, 2014:

My age is 14 years before my skin was fair it was white but day by day it is turning brown n I am afraid that if it will turn black then......I want best home remedies which suits my skin n age

sofia on October 20, 2014:

Meri skin fair he but mujhe usko glowing & clean ke lie plz help me.

shwetha r on October 20, 2014:

Hi niharika, I have fair complexion but I have too much facial hair. So please give some home remedies to get rid of facial hair.

Kiran on October 08, 2014:

Hi,my skin was dry earlier but now blackheads and spots occur very fastly and my skin colour is also plz help me .

Karthika on October 07, 2014:

For me next month 9th marriage i need natural remedies to look my self best in my marriage please guide me

juhi on October 04, 2014:

Hi Niharika,

the area from my lips to chin is a bit dark as compared to my entire face.Help me with your remedies

nafisha on October 04, 2014:

Hi, actually my body is dark then my face and i have got some pimple marks on one side of my face too with some minute holes in it. Is there anything i can use to make my hands and legs look fair and my pimple marks to disappear and get a fair skin??

Sam on October 01, 2014:

Hi Niharika, since few months my entire body has become dark. I hav gone through stress n now recovering but pls suggest how to get d skin glowing especially my hands.

steven on September 29, 2014:

My face is brownd and. I want to becomes face plz help me

lakshmi on September 23, 2014:

My skin is dark in colour & i have dark circle around eye. I want fair&glow skin plz help

shweta on September 23, 2014:

Hi niharika, very nyc tips..can u plz tell how to make sugar scrub. How much sugar, lemon juice and oil to add, also suggest any remedies for body as my body skin is very much dry and dark..and also home remedies for dark circles..thanks in advance.

sabiha on September 20, 2014:

I am a stufent of class 12. I was fair.but a month my sikn is being dark.iit has not any glow.plz give me some tipes with in 2 weeks.

tharani on September 20, 2014:

my forehead is darker than my face, this makes me look very bad

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Ha usko 4 din thak preserve kar sakthe h but apko woh mixture ko refrigerator me rakna padega...

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

U can try doing pedicure and manicure at home. Dip your feet in hot water with lemon and rinse them with shampoo. After that try olive oil massage so that they don't become dry. Try the same process with hands. N for dry skin you can use the natural moisturizer that I have mentioned i.e mixture of lemon juice, glycerine, and rose water in equal quantities.

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Apply honey and lemon to your face. Dis will give you glowing skin..

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Apply the mixture of egg white and lemon juice leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This will tighten the skin and soak up excess oil. U can also apply tomato juice. It contains natural oil absorbing acids which helps in getting rid of excess oil. U complexion will also improve.

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Hai riya.. For pimples try applying neem powder paste and tulsi leaves paste for 10 days. Dis will dry off the pimples and black heads. Then use a natural olive oil, honey and sugar scrub. If any marks are remaining use lemon juice and turmeric powder for the marks to fade away.

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Hello zarin... One month is too early but yes you can get a noticeable difference. Try the first remedy i.e besan one. Dis will help you. If turmeric suits you try applying lemon and turmeric juice. Dis will also remove any uneven dark spots.

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Hello.. Try applying lemon juice on the marks. Hope that dis fades away the marks.

Annanya (author) from India on September 18, 2014:

Hai Sarika.. Hope you get well soon :) :)... As you said your glow has gone away you need to rejuvenate it by taking a very good diet. U can try any of the home remedies which I have mentioned above but u can improve your glow at a fast rate by diet. Try to eat a lot of oranges, watermelon, drink lemon juice, and all types of fruits. But do take them after consulting your doctor as he may restrict you to eat some fruits. Try to drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water daily.

How to do blog on September 18, 2014:

All home remedies are wonderful and easy to homemade. Finally received good recipe. I will try it and I this all will work definitely. Thanks for publish this one interesting tutorial.

kavita on September 11, 2014:

I am 21 yrs skin colour is very dark....plzz tell me how can I make my skin fairer.

saima on September 10, 2014:

I have a baby girl who is 12days old whose skin tone become darker but at the time of birth she is fair.. i m very much worried about her.. plz.. tell me what should i do for her..

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