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25 Natural Home Remedies for Fair Skin

Updated on August 27, 2015

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Want Fair and Beautiful Skin?

Do you have some dark spots on your face, an uneven complexion, or just some general sun damage on your face? If you're looking for some easy tips to make your skin healthier and fair, you've come to the right place.

The melanin pigment concentration in our the skin can cause a huge variation in many skin tones for us ladies. Whether you just want a smoother complexion or get naturally fairer looking skin, there's no need to opt for costly spa treatments or expensive creams.

Here are 25 tips and tricks — all affordable and natural home remedies — that you can employ if you want fairer skin.

25 Natural Home Remedies for Fair Skin

Lemon and honey both have great benefits that can help improve your skin.
Lemon and honey both have great benefits that can help improve your skin.

1. Water. Water is incredibly beneficial to our health — it not only helps keep us hydrated, but acts as a neutralizer to help balance things out. This includes your skin. Make sure you drink at least ten glasses of water every day to help remove under-eye dark circles. Drinking more water will also automatically help in making your skin glow.

2. Cucumber. Cucumber is a great source of nutrients and contains a lot of qualities that help to refresh your skin. This means that it can help in making your skin tone lighter. Grate some cucumber, then and mash it up. Take ½ to 2 teaspoons and apply it, spreading it on the face. Wait for 15-20 minutes, and then wash it off. This is a proven way towards getting a fair complexion.

3. Sandalwood oil. Use sandalwood oil on your skin's affected areas for removing pimples and eliminating any uneven, puffed up skin spots. You can also add some sandalwood oil to your regular daily facial cleansers and toners to get results quicker.

4. Lemon. Lemon has been proven to be an excellent bleaching agent in general. Of, course it's safe enough to use on your skin as well. Simply cut some lemon slices and, being careful to avoid squirting any citrus in your eyes, rub it against the affected areas of your face. This helps in getting rid of the spots and facial wear outs.

5. Lemon mixed into honey. Lemon and honey is a good mixture to use if you want naturally fair skin. Squirt some lemon juice into honey, mix up properly, and then use a spoon to gently apply it on the whole face, and spread it evenly with your hands. Then, leave this on for some twenty minutes. Then wash it off.

Almonds have a ton of nutritional benefits.
Almonds have a ton of nutritional benefits.

6. Almonds. The almond has many nutritional benefits — many of those apply to your skin. Eating them is very beneficial as is, but you can also grate almonds and mash it up with some warm water to make a paste for your skin for great results.

7. Gram flour paste. You can easily make this paste of gram flour (however much it takes to make it spreadable, 2-3 drops of lemon juice, and one or two teaspoons of milk. Apply it to your face and neck, let it sit for 15 minutes, wash, and then repeat this process weekly.

8. Mint leaves. Mint is also a great contributor to fair skin. Simply mix up some mint leaves with water by grinding it with a spoon. Use this paste on your neck and face, and then repeat if desired.

9. Turmeric powder. This brightly colored spice has many health benefits, including skin fairness. Make a paste of turmeric powder and lemon juice, cool it for some time, and then apply to your face, and then wash it off after a few minutes.

10. Curd. Curd is also known to improve your facial tones. It's a proven skin softener and complexion grower. It contains zinc and lactic acid, both which are useful for lightening and brightening your skin.

The liquids from basil leaves mixed with some lime juice can be applied to your skin for a fairer complexion.
The liquids from basil leaves mixed with some lime juice can be applied to your skin for a fairer complexion.

11. Coconut water and milk. Coconut water and milk are already very healthy to drink. You can also mix the two and apply this onto your skin as a wash to reduce scars on your face. Do this daily for the best results.

12. Egg white. Make sure you first remove the yolk, because as nutritious as it is, it may cause oily skin. Use the egg white as a paste for your skin to help reduce oiliness and help with skin fairness. Apply it twice a week for the best results.

13. Saffron. Mix some milk with a pinch of saffron. Then, take a cotton ball or cotton pad and dip it into the solution and apply onto your face.

14. Curd, oatmeal, and tomato. Mix curd, oatmeal, and cut up tomatoes into a bowl and mash into a concoction that you can then spread onto your face.

15. Basil leaves. Take some basil leaves (tulsi) and smash it to get the desired juice out of the leaves. Then, mix it with some lime juice and apply it onto your skin for 15 minutes daily. You will see the results in two weeks' time.

Cucumber water is great for your skin.
Cucumber water is great for your skin.

16. Cucumber juice. Using the juice from a mashed up cucumber, mix that with honey, and then apply that to your skin to help moisturize it. This will pave the way for a fairer complexion as well.

17. Honey and yogurt mix. Mix honey, yogurt, milk, and ground up sesame seeds. Then, apply this mix onto your skin. This will also help with oily skin if you suffer from that as well.

18. Clay material. Multani mitti (otherwise known as Fuller’s earth) is a clay material that's a great solution to helping with dark spots on your skin. Take some heaping spoonfuls, mix it with rose water and apply daily.

19. Papaya and watermelon. Papaya and watermelon, cut up, and properly mixed in equal amounts serves as a great face mask. This will help to get rid of any dark and oily skin.

20. Lemon sugar scrub. Dip lemon halves into sugar and then using it as a sponge, scrub it gently on your face till the sugar granules start to melt. Apply this throughout your body if desired. This helps in making the skin softer and fairer. Do not use if pimples or acne are there, however, as this could burst them.

Save the orange peels for your skin and then eat the rest!
Save the orange peels for your skin and then eat the rest!

21. Rose water. Rose water can be made by steeping rose petals in water. Applying the resulting water on your skin daily after you apply a cleanser can help make your skin softer and decrease the appearance of wrinkles as well.

22. Radish water. Take some cut up radishes, boil them in water, and use the resulting boiled radish water on your skin. Boiled radish water is good for your skin — make sure you apply the water on the face before bed.

23. Pineapple juice. Dip cotton balls into a bowl of freshly squeezed juice from a pineapple. Then, apply the juice gently onto your skin. Wash it after some time (20-30 minutes) to get good results.

24. Orange peels. Orange peels have been proven to increase skin tone. Take some, slice them up, and then grind it up with a mix of honey or curd, and then apply onto your face for proven results.

25. Cumin seeds. Cumin seeds have many great benefits for your skin. Boil cumin seeds with water and then use the results as a face wash in helping to prevent dark spots on your skin.

Always Protect Your Skin

Try any of the above methods and let me know how they work! If you keep them up, you'll likely see results.

Remember, however, that protecting your skin is just as, if not more, important.

  • Always make sure to use sunblock if you're going to be going outside.
  • Don't forget to take sunglasses with you if it's a sunny day.
  • Proper exercise and green vegetables also help contribute to your skin's health.

Make sure you abide by these rules! They'll help ensure that the remedies above that you employ weren't just done so in vain.

Video: Homemade Skin Brightening Dark Spot Remover


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    • muskan 6 weeks ago

      It is rally a good method

      I like it

    • aaaa 2 months ago

      Not effective ( any of this ) I cannot say this because it is

    • Ali Shah 4 months ago

    • VERO 5 months ago

      Thank you Iam going to try some of them out

    • sonam 5 months ago

      it is a very great tips for all of us. everything is available at home and only thing we have to do is just apply everyday. thank you very much.

    • Adi jain 6 months ago

      Can any one say that I have pimples and dark spots in my face. So friends any one help me which one I need to use to become fair and beautiful

    • Joemel Cabangon 6 months ago

      Dermalmd Even Tone Serum is amazing. This works great on me for evening out my skin tone on my face (dark spots, redness, eye circles, etc) and also keeps my face hydrated through out the day. Since it has sunscreen in it I like it put it on before I get in the pool and the chlorine won't dry my skin out!

    • FrancyzaLima 8 months ago

      I have been using DermalMD Lightening Serum for a few weeks now and the skin on my hands is so much lighter and the pigmentation has faded by using the DermalMD the darker spots are also gone.

    • Sweaty 8 months ago

      Not working

    • sabah 8 months ago

      how many times can we use lemon in a week?

    • Ayesha 9 months ago

      I am going to try the tips

    • lauratr45 9 months ago

      DermalMD Even Tone Serum Great and it has a light smell to it. It smooths on pretty good and dries fairly quick. I have used other skin brightening creams that I've bought in stores but this one works better. The other ones seemed to take more time to brighten. This cream has already brightened my skin in a short amount of time. I haven't had any irritation using the cream twice a day once in the morning and once at night.

    • kajal 9 months ago

      Very helpful tips......awesome

    • shanaya 19 months ago

      These tips are really useful ..........

      try it nd especially lemon one

    • princy 19 months ago


    • Kiran 19 months ago

      Use..full tips and thank for this tip's

    • Muskan 20 months ago

      Amazing effective

    • salwa 20 months ago

      Well frnds I have not try all these remedies but yet I will try it and I think so it will help me too....

      frnds does lemon is good for acne problem..Please say me fast ..... I want fair and acne free face and neck in one month so which remedie is good

    • Preeti 20 months ago

      nice tips should be tried , it works

    • bithi 21 months ago

      This simple ways known to most of all .. Say somethng different new ways .well thankx for reminding all.

    • sahal 21 months ago

      Very nice

    • thara 21 months ago


    • iram 21 months ago

      Tips for dark cmplxn n oily skin type

    • debyani 21 months ago

      Cool tips good to use especially in summers

    • Rinki dass 21 months ago

      I will defintly try ....this tips

    • reem 22 months ago

      Awesome tips ...really helpful

    • siya 22 months ago

      Very great remediese

      I like it ooooioooio

    • valli 22 months ago

      i tried cucumber juice but nothing happenes

    • priyanka 22 months ago

      nyc tips......i will try this

    • richa 23 months ago

      Good tips gram flour really work

    • sameer shaik 23 months ago

      Really a wonderful tips

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    • Farkha 24 months ago

      nice tips lets try to see the results

    • harshi 24 months ago

      If i use besan , turmeric, milk on my skin it make my skin fair or not in one week

    • arunima sen 24 months ago

      not too helpful,i've tried it many times

    • vijisri 2 years ago

      Seems to be very useful, simple and awaiting for the result.....

    • Ahmedi 2 years ago

      Awesome tipss vryy effective

    • riya 2 years ago

      it is very useful for me

    • sweety 2 years ago

      Curd really

      made my skin bright.....ty 4 tips

    • swaleha 2 years ago

      I like all the remedies i will try it certainely

    • harshi 2 years ago

      Is only cucumber make my skin fair????

    • Sumit 2 years ago

      Thanks for publish amazing tips. Here is some important habits to get fairness in easy ways at home. Must try this.

    • Aaliya kapoor 2 years ago

      Whatever you do you wont get fair skin within few weeks or months...just be satisfied with whatever you have and take care of it..

    • hitisha 2 years ago

      Its very helpful fr me.......i m very worried abt my is very nice tips....

    • sawira 2 years ago

      Awsm tips

    • meenal 2 years ago

      very helpful

    • sathya 2 years ago

      It is not a useful tips nothing worked on my skin

    • raj agrawal 2 years ago

      wil try

    • aniket 2 years ago

      Really awosome.....

    • gagana 2 years ago

      nice tips

    • sussane 2 years ago

      awesome!!!seems vry easy

    • shravya 2 years ago

      Good tips

    • AMASHA 2 years ago

      Wow! they are very easy .

    • afreen kamal 2 years ago

      good tips

    • shina khan 2 years ago

      I'll try this tips first

    • ishwarya 3 years ago

      I think so none of the tips will work as the color is determined by nature

    • raisa 3 years ago

      It works nice tips and use ful.

    • Aman sharma 3 years ago

      its very helpful things...

    • prati 3 years ago

      It's awesome tips....let's try it once......

    • pakhe 3 years ago

      its really good result.........


    • Nam 3 years ago

      thanks u ...lemon and tumeric is very useful

    • sanghamitra 3 years ago

      lemon juice & honey really good for skin

    • Lakshmi 3 years ago

      Lemon is just awesome

    • pinky 3 years ago


    • Angel 3 years ago

      Thanx for the nice tips. It's really work:)

    • meenakshi 3 years ago

      awesome tips grt

    • divya 3 years ago

      well friends ,, i have not used this tips but i had listened these of tips rom my mom ndd nani .. i will apply this as i hope i would get better results

    • Divya 3 years ago

      Good tips......... Its very helpful.............Thank you.

    • chirag 3 years ago

      its realy helpful

    • jewel 3 years ago

      very!!!!!!Nice tips and its useful to me

      I am hapieeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • pragati upadhyaay 3 years ago

      wowwww!!!! lemon is just a

      wonderful fairnes agent...thanxx a lottt.. it helped me a lott

    • sheena 3 years ago

      seems interestin...........wil try

    • dipika 3 years ago

      nice tips ...i used one of them works but slowly.

    • pari 3 years ago

      thanks a lot for these homemade tips they really work-pari

    • haleema gull 3 years ago

      nice ones...

    • salwa 3 years ago

      very good tips thanks for giving it

    • anu 3 years ago

      thankx for the tips. i ll certainly try it.

    • Yash 3 years ago

      The above methods will work absolutely. Thanks for sharing with us such great information. Visit my blog for more information.

    • namera 4 years ago

      the best

    • afroz akthar 4 years ago

      amazing tips is really very natural and nice........

    • amrit 4 years ago

      very good...

    • shruti 4 years ago

      Tell me a nice tip for my bf he is litterly dark...llz these tips can boyss apply

    • joimy 4 years ago

      .nice tips

    • Tabassum 4 years ago

      Best tips:)

    • Anusha Hilt 4 years ago

      awesome tips ...:)

    • ritu rajput 4 years ago

      all tips are effective, have patient and use nly 1 out of them for the better result. my self I am using face mask of gram flour(basin)+unboiled milk(without cream). for the first time when i used it i really noticed that my skin becomes smothe and clear.....earlier when i was suffering from acne i used the mixture of oatmeal with honey for whole night and when in the morning i washed my face i really noticed that my acne were quitely removed. so ave patient and go ahead with these home reedies. u will definitely become hapieeeeeeee. tc....:)

    • khalid 4 years ago


    • arzoo gupta 4 years ago

      really helps..........

      i have experienced.........

    • sarah 4 years ago

      I used cucumber juice for months! Nothing happened :( These are really good tips though, may try one in the future. Right now I'm using a whitening cream called Monsia, it has lots of vitamin C so its safer for skin and it does a better job at making it all bright and glowy :)

    • swati 4 years ago

      so easy and good tips... thank u for all these info....hope these will work for me..

    • priyadharshni 4 years ago

      Thanks... for this wonderful tips

    • vibha chaudhary 4 years ago

      These are so easy and very helpful tips

    • priya 4 years ago

      yeah above mentioned was useful to me.

    • arthi 4 years ago

      its good n essential ..........

    • bharath 4 years ago

      Its really usefull:)

    • bhavani 4 years ago

      lovely tips..

    • iqra fatima 4 years ago

      good tips hope sure they will work

    • deeksha 4 years ago

      very helpful tips..

    • anjali palikhey 4 years ago

      i read all tips,this tips is so nice n lovely!

    • valerielim 4 years ago

      Thanks for the info-very benificial !

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