Beauty DIY: Homemade Beauty Tips to Get Fair Skin

Beauty DIY: Homemade Beauty Tips to Get Fair Skin

faceYour skin needs time and care for rejuvenation and regeneration. Without basic care, improving your skin condition and tone would be a difficult task. This is why you need to follow these skincare basics to ensure a youthful, glowing skin.

  • Drink a lot of water. Make it a habit to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water every single day.
  • Sleep well. Do not stay awake till late hours in the night.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Remove your makeup before you sleep every night. With makeup, your skin cannot repair by itself!!
  • Incorporate Vitamin A and Vitamin C rich foods in your diet. This will bring a natural glow to your skin.

1. Oats and lemon face pack:face6

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp of oats; cooked and mashed (helps reduce inflammation and heals the skin).
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice (lemon helps lighten the skin tone).
  • If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with water.

Method:

  • Mix the above ingredients and apply on the face by massaging into the skin.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Wash and pat dry.

2. Yoghurt & dried orange peel:face

Things you will need:

  • Dried orange peel
  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt

Do not throw away the orange peels after eating the fruit! Dry the orange peels first under the sun before grinding.

Method:

  • Grind the dried orange peels.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of it with 1 tbsp fresh and unflavored yogurt.  Make a paste.
  • Apply on your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then rinse off.

3. Yoghurt and lemon:face3

Things you will need:

  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice

Method:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt and mix well.
  • Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes
  • Then rinse off.

This will not only make your skin fairer but it will also reduce acne marks and dark spots (if any) on your skin.

4. Milk, lemon juice and honey:face

Things you will need:

  • Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey

Method: 

  • Use 1 tsp each of milk/milk powder, honey and lemon juice, and mix to form a paste.
  • It should be applied on cleansed skin and left for 15-20 minutes.
  • After that you can rinse it off.

5. Milk and saffron:

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Saffron

Things you will need:

  • Cold, unboiled milk (raw) – 2 to 3 teaspoons
  • A few strands of saffron (also known as kesar)

Method:

  • Put 5-6 strands of saffron in the milk.
  • Let it stay for 3-4 hours.
  • Cleanse your face and neck, and apply this mix.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

This is one of the most effective means for achieving fairness. It also makes your skin soft and smooth. Raw milk is not heavy; hence, this will suit all skin types.

6. Potato:face2

Things you will need:

  • Potato slices, in pulp or juice form.

Method:

  • Use potato slices or the paste of potato as a mask or you can even apply the juice on tanned portions of the skin.
  • This can be applied twice daily on your skin.
  • After 15-20 minutes, wash off with plain water.

7. Healthy diet:Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil

With daily care and treatments nailed, what you need to monitor next is your eating habits. For without the right nutrients, your 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 is necessary!

The right quantities of all the ingredients need to be consumed for the skin to be healthy and for the fairness to reflect.

  • Eat fruits with Vitamin C for the antioxidants they contain.
  • Balance your diet to get the right amount of proteins and unsaturated fats along with fresh, green vegetables to provide the right portions of nutrients for your skin to naturally care for itself.

8. Sun protection and care:

With all these attended to; there is still one thing you need to keep firmly in mind! Do not step out into the sun without protection!

  • Always apply a sunscreen before stepping out into the sun.
  • An SPF of at least 30 or more depending on your skin type is necessary.
  • UV rays darken and damage your skin! So, make sure you reapply your sunscreen every four or five hours.

These are of course not fail-proof! But if you have already spent too much time in the sun, you first need to lose the tan and burns. Try these remedial measures to address the issues.

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