Best Home Remedies for Fair and Glowing Skin

Updated on August 27, 2014

Safe Steps for Naturally Fair and Beautiful Skin

Many of us dream of having fairer glowing skin. We try commercially available creams and beauty products, but the effect only lasts for a certain period of time. These products also vary in their safety and can be expensive.

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

Gram Flour Mixture to Lighten Skin

Mix besan (gram or garbanzo bean flour) with tomato, curd, honey, lemon juice, and rose water. Apply this mixture to your face at night and wash off with water after 30 minutes. Avoid using soap.

For best results, do not wash it off directly, but pat your face with wet hands and try to massage the mixture for two minutes before rinsing off completely. This will remove dirt, black heads, 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 Your 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 to use repeatedly.

There are safe and inexpensive alternatives to harsh chemicals. Citric acid (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.)

Almonds to Lighten and Protect Your Skin

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which protects skin from the sun's darkening rays. Make a paste by soaking almonds in water overnight. In the morning, make a paste of the softened almonds and mix with raw milk. 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 and while protecting it from the sun.

Glycerine Facial Cleanser for an Even Skin Tone

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.

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        Lavish 11 months ago

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

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        Joemel Cabangon 23 months ago

        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.

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        vaishali 23 months ago

        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..

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        FrancyzaLima 2 years ago

        My face felt and looked so good while using Dermalmd glowing serum. it was easy to use and doesn't take a lot of product each time. You can quickly see results and that is definitely a plus for me. It arrived quickly and i was able to begin using it right away. I really enjoyed this product and will continue to use it and plan on buying more in the future as well as helping turn on my family and friends to this.

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        raj ks 2 years ago

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

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        divya 2 years ago

        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

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        lauratr45 2 years ago

        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.

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        shagufta 2 years ago

        Hi

        Iam black ..i want my skin to be glowing..plz suggest m any good method to get glowing skin plz reply to my mail id...my email id is ...shaguftasiddiqua0@gmail.com

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        angle 2 years ago

        Hii...!!

        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....

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        AntonioAdzaga 2 years ago

        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.

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        dimple 2 years ago

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

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        komal 2 years ago

        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

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        Mahi 2 years ago

        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

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        shreya 2 years ago

        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

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        Afifa 2 years ago

        Hi..cn 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

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        mukesh kumar 3 years ago

        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.

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        renu 3 years ago

        My skin is tan plz give me some tips

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        pooja 3 years ago

        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

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        Vinod Patidar 3 years ago

        Hi,

        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..

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        Jo Ann Whitley 3 years ago

        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.

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        selvi 3 years ago

        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

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        Shilpa sharma 3 years ago

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

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        RUHI 3 years ago

        Superb remedies!!!Thanks!!!

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        supriya 3 years ago

        It wazzzz Awesomeeeeeeeeee

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        himanshu 3 years ago

        My colour us dark I want my colour fair

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        EmilyPaige45 3 years ago

        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.

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        ratna medrol 3 years ago

        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

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        karuna 3 years ago

        Hiii..

        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**

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        nikita 3 years ago

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

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        pillsformedicine reliable pharmacy 3 years ago

        Really nice post. Thanks for sharing.

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        Monika 3 years ago

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

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        Deepesh 3 years ago

        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..??

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        Amy 3 years ago

        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

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        Shama 3 years ago

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

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        ashu 3 years ago

        I want to protectmy skin from arrival pimpule???

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        micky 3 years ago

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

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        mangal 3 years ago

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

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        shwetha 3 years ago

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

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        pari 3 years ago

        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!!

        Thanks!!

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        Sudatta Acharya 3 years ago

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

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        sonia 3 years ago

        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

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        sonia 3 years ago

        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

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        shriya 3 years ago

        How to get light n glowing face..

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        paviyr 3 years ago

        How to get a glowing and fair skin

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        pranali 3 years ago

        When we ll get our replyes

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        pranali 3 years ago

        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

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        Reshmi sharma 3 years ago

        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.

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        priyanka 3 years ago

        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

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        jyoti 3 years ago

        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

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        Manvi 3 years ago

        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 sonething.one one big problem is i have lots off small small pimples on my hand just below sholder.plz tel some sugge

        tion

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        abhinav 3 years ago

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

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        ada 3 years ago

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

        midies

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        Swarnima 3 years ago

        Hello, it's all very good

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        ghh 3 years ago

        Gkvhk

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        mayuri 3 years ago

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

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        pooja 3 years ago

        I scared to use lemon on face bec of citric acid

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        juliet 3 years ago

        This is wonderful am gona try it

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        anjana rathore 3 years ago

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

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        Misty 3 years ago

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

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        porbi 3 years ago

        how to rid my rough skin.pls hlp me

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        sakthi 3 years ago

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

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        divya 3 years ago

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

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        Aasmin 3 years ago

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

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        Aasmin 3 years ago

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

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        sipra das 3 years ago

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

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        sipra das 3 years ago

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

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        priya 3 years ago

        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

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        Hajira naaz 3 years ago

        When we get our reply

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        Hajira naaz 3 years ago

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

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        pretty 3 years ago

        hi

        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.

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        Neha singh 3 years ago

        Hlo

        I hv many hairs in my face

        It doesn't look normal fr a girl

        Plss suggest me effective home remedies

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        Priyanka sinha 3 years ago

        Hi niharika

        I have both dry n oily skin...in 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...:-\

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        Aliya 3 years ago

        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.

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        sanaya. 3 years ago

        I love your commond niharika. And its all works.

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        Dayshena Lawton 3 years ago

        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!

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        naaz 3 years ago

        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

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        sofia 3 years ago

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

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        shwetha r 3 years ago

        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.

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        Kiran 3 years ago

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

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        Karthika 3 years ago

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

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        juhi 3 years ago

        Hi Niharika,

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

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        nafisha 3 years ago

        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??

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        Sam 3 years ago

        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.

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        steven 3 years ago

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

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        lakshmi 3 years ago

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

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        shweta 3 years ago

        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.

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        sabiha 3 years ago

        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.

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        tharani 3 years ago

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

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

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

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

        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.

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

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

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

        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.

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

        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.

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

        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.

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

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

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        Annanya 3 years ago from India

        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.

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        How to do blog 3 years ago

        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.

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        kavita 3 years ago

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

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        saima 3 years ago

        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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        anjali t 3 years ago

        Hii niharika ji.. my neck is black whereas my face colour is fair.. due to dis blackenning of neck my face also doesn't luk gud.. plz suggest me some home remedies hw to get rid of dis as possible as very soon

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