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Brighten Your Skin with a Natural Gram Flour Facial Mask


What Is Gram Flour?

Gram flour, or chickpea flour, has long been used across India and Southeast Asia as both an exfoliant and a homemade beauty treatment to lighten and brighten skin. Brides were traditionally treated to a sesame oil massage followed by a body scrub made from gram flour, rice flour, almonds, milk, and turmeric as part of their wedding-day rituals.

There are a number of skin-brightening recipes that can be easily prepared at home. My daughters and I have tried some of these and loved them, particularly the gram flour skin-lightening cream! If you’re looking for some easy, DIY methods to lighten your skin, then check out the recipes below.

Chickpea flour skin-lightening mask

Chickpea flour skin-lightening mask

Gram Flour Skin-Lightening Cream

This soft, creamy face mask uses gram flour and milk cream. It’s suitable for people with naturally dry skin as it helps to moisturise and keep the skin hydrated.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon of milk cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • A few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice (just 2–3 drops is enough)

Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste and apply it evenly over your face. The mask will dry naturally, and you can wash it off with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes. Try this face mask daily for 3–4 weeks and then maybe once a week after that. You can apply a little moisturiser or sunblock after you wash it off.

Helpful Hints:

  1. Unfortunately, this mixture can’t be stored.
  2. You should also make sure to keep it away from your eyes as it can cause irritation.
  3. If you don't have any milk cream, you can substitute olive oil.

Alternative Recipe for Gram Flour Skin-Lightening Cream

You can also make a simple body cream by leaving out the honey and lemon juice. Mix some gram flour with cream and apply it all over your body. You can wash it off under the shower after five minutes, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth all over.


Gram Flour and Almond Skin-Whitening Mask

This face mask with almonds and gram flour is great for removing a tan and lightening the skin colour. It will also cleanse and tighten your skin.

You will need:

  • 4–6 almonds
  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
  • 3 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • I teaspoon of milk

Soak the almonds overnight and peel the skins off before grinding. Mix the ground almonds with the gram flour and other ingredients to make a smooth paste that you can spread over your face. Leave it on for 15–20 minutes to allow the ingredients to bleach the skin and then gently wash it off, scrubbing lightly.

Gram flour and turmeric face mask for acne

Gram flour and turmeric face mask for acne

Gram Flour and Turmeric Acne Cream

This face mask does a fantastic job of minimizing and even eliminating acne scars. Adding turmeric to this gram flour face mask is good for acne-prone skin and can help to lighten any acne scars. It can also be applied all over the body to remove dark spots caused by the sun and will leave your skin feeling brighter.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (fresh milk, not cream)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Mix the ingredients well until you have a fine paste and apply to the face and neck. Leave the paste on for 20–30 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

How does turmeric lighten skin?

Turmeric has been found to inhibit the enzymes that are responsible for producing melanin (dark pigment) in skin cells. It is also an anti-oxidant and helps to protect your skin against environmental toxins.


Skin-Lightening Cream: Gram Flour, Cucumber, and Potato Skin

This recipe uses gram flour in an interesting combination with cucumber, potato, and citrus juices! The juices from the potato and cucumber are natural astringents that are known to lighten facial skin. Cucumber is especially effective for removing those dark circles under the eyes.

It’s easiest to mix these ingredients with a blender or food processor. That way you can get a smooth paste.

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of gram flour
  • 2 slices of cucumber with the skin on
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of one orange (or lime)

Blend all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply just one tablespoon of the mixture to your face and let it dry for 5–10 minutes before washing off. You can also leave this on as a mask overnight for better results. Be careful not to get it in your eyes as the citric acid can burn.

If you want to preserve this mixture you can add sugar and salt to the ingredients in the food blender.

Quick Mask for Acne Break-Out

If you want to help clear up a break-out of pimples try adding 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice to one tablespoon of gram flour. Spread this cool mixture over a cleansed face and leave for 10–15 minutes before rinsing it off, gently rubbing with your fingers.


Gram Flour and Orange Skin-Brightening Mask

This recipe involves a little preparation as you need to dry the orange peels in the sun and grind them up first.

You will need:

  • Orange peel from one orange (dried and ground)
  • 2 tablespoons of gram flour
  • Milk cream (enough to make a thick paste)

Apply this mask to the face and neck and leave it on until it dries. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water for smooth and fairer skin.

If you don't have any gram flour, you can also make this mask with just orange rind and milk. Just add a little milk to the ground orange rinds to create a smooth paste and apply this to the face and neck.

More Natural Skin-Lightening Ingredients

Here is a list of other natural skin-lightening ingredients that can be used to treat dark spots, acne scars, freckles or uneven skin tone.

Papaya: Unripe papaya has high levels of papain, an enzyme that helps to remove dead skin cells and lighten the skin. It has long been used to heal wounds and other ailments like acne and dry skin. Papaya also nourishes the skin with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E and contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to smooth the skin and make it more radiant. If you have very sensitive skin, you can also use ripe papaya, which has all the same benefits but less papain.


Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Clinical studies have shown that niacinamide (or niacin) preserves natural enzymes that are important for cell renewal and growth. It protects the skin from toxins and is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and acne.

Licorice Extract: Licorice extract comes from the root of the liquorice plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra). It contains glabridin, which has been found to inhibit the production of melanin (dark skin pigment) when applied topically and is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes have natural acids that exfoliate and help to lighten the skin. They are packed with a number of useful vitamins too, including vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C.


Emblica Extract (Indian gooseberry): Emblica extract is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your skin from free radicals and toxins. It’s gentle on the skin and has long been used as a skincare product in Southeast Asia. Emblica contains effective skin-lightening properties that can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Mulberry Extract: This extract is a very powerful skin-lightener and is an all-natural substitute for hydroquinone, the active ingredient in most skin-lightening products. The mulberry extract works by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for producing melanin.

Bearberry Extract: contains arbutin which is also known to suppress the action of the tyrosinase enzyme.

Closing Thoughts

There is a range of "all-natural" skin-lightening creams on the market today, like Meladerm by Civant, that utilise a number of these known skin lighteners. So if you can't be bothered mixing up your own recipes, look for a skin-lightening cream that contains a mixture of natural ingredients, like those listed above.

Be wary of skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone or mercury as these ingredients are not, generally, considered to be safe.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Questions & Answers

Question: How long does it take to show results? It's my wedding in 2 months. If I use it daily from now on, will it make my skin blemish free, and lighten and even out my skin? Do you have a before and after pictures of yourself?

Answer: Now is a good time to start preparing for your wedding. It is suggested you start treating your skin at least 1 month before the wedding so 2 months before is fine. You can try different face masks. For skin whitening try recipes that use gram flour, tumeric, lime or lemon juice and rosewater. You can try recipes here or search online for pre wedding face and body masks. You should stay hydrated, eat healthy foods and limit your amount of sun exposure. If you are outdoors use a high SPF sunscreen. I dont have any photos of myself but you can find some before and after video tutorials if you also search on You Tube. Results will depend on your skin color and tone to begin with.

Question: Is it helpful if I apply a paste of only besan and turmeric as a skin brightener?

Answer: Yes you can use tumeric and besan for a lightening mask, mix with a little yogurt to make a cream.

Question: I made a gram flour lemon and honey face mas. Is it good for skin brightening?

Answer: Yes gram flour, lemon and honey makes a good face mask for skin whitening and helping to remove blemishes. Some people also include a teaspoon of tumeric to this mask.

Question: I have a dark spot and pigmentation so can I use gram flour and milk and turmeric powder? Can I use this face mask daily?

Answer: Yes. You can store the gram flour and turmeric in a jar as dry ingredients also and just add the milk when you are ready to use it. You can apply this to the face daily. Rub the mixture into the skin using a circular movement for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.

Question: Can I use gram flour and turmeric and lemon every day before bed as a method to brighten my skin?

Answer: Yes. This should be fine. Just monitor your skin because lemon juice can be very drying for the skin.

Question: I only use besan flour and milk as a mask. Will it have any brightening effect?

Answer: Yes, besan flour can help to lighten the skin and millk contains lactic acid which acts as an exfoliant, making skin smoother and brighter.

Question: I have a dark brown skin tone. I am using a gram of flour, lemon, curd and turmeric facepack. How many days will it take for my skin to lighten?

Answer: It is hard to say how long your gram flour mask will take to lighten the skin because it will depend on your skin tone. If you apply this mask 3 times a week you should notice results in about 2 weeks.

Question: Which gram flour facials can you store in the fridge?

Answer: Gram flour face masks should be sealed in an air-tight container. If the mixture has no preservatives it should be kept in the refrigerator. I have read that adding vitamin E gel or grape seed extract can help preserve homemade items. If you make small amounts at a time you can use your product before it spoils.

Question: I have small small pimples on my face if I apply it will remove the pimples?

Answer: Besan flour has been used in India as an acne treatment for many years. Besan contains zinc to help fight infection and it helps control excess sebum production. This makes the skin less oily. Besan also helps to soothes inflamed skin.

Question: How much time it will take to show a good result using gram flour lemon and honey mask?

Answer: Gram flour has many benefits for the skin. It can calm acne inflammation and help keep the skin clear with an evener skin tone. When combined with lemon and honey in a mask most people see results in 2-3 weeks but it will depend on your skin tone to begin.

Question: Can I use gram flour, corn flour and curd for facial hair removal?

Answer: I haven't tried this but I found a recipe that uses 1 x tablespoon of besan (gram) flour, 1 x teaspoon of cornflour , 1 x teaspoon of sugar all mixed together with egg white from one egg. Mix into a paste to apply to your face. Apply a thin layer, wait 5 minutes and apply another layer. Let it dry before gently scrubbing off with cold water.

Question: I'm suffering with open pores and oily skin can I apply besan and milk mask everyday?

Answer: Besan is good for oily skin because it absorbs the oil. You can use besan and milk as a daily mask but if your skin is very oily you can replace the milk with curd.

Question: Which mask may I use to reduce my acne scars and sun burn from my face and neck? How much time will it take?

Answer: The best mask to use for acne would be the one with gram flour, milk, and turmeric. This should also reduce any tanning of the skin due to the sun. Be careful if you go outdoors though as your skin could be more photosensitive and burn more easily when using this treatment. It is difficult to say how long it takes to see results. It depends on your skin tone and degree of acne. Most people would see some improvement in 1-2 weeks.

Question: Can apple cider vinegar be used as a substitute for lemon juice?

Answer: Apple cider vinegar can help to brighten the skin as it acts as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells. It is an acid so caution should be used in case it irritates your skin. I would probably use lemon juice as a whitening ingredient over apple cider vinegar.

Question: Can I use an organic whitening mask daily?

Answer: Yes, you can use your whitening mask daily. Remember to also use a high SPF sunscreen when you go outdoors as your skin can become more photosensitive.

Question: How can I get fair skin? If I use curd, will it help and is it healthy?

Answer: Curd contains lactic acid which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells so your skin will appear brighter and more glowing. Curd can help to remove a tan and lighten acne scars. It can also improve the appearance of dark eye circles.

Question: How about if we mix gram flour, baking soda and lemon together for a skin brightening mask?

Answer: I have not tried mixing these three ingredients but baking soda and lemon are often used together to lighten dark knees. The baking soda acts an exfoliant and the lemon juice has Vitamin C to lighten the skin. Besan helps to remove a tan. It works well on oily skin. These three ingredients might be very drying for the skin.

© 2014 Angie Woods


Angie Woods (author) from Australia on July 12, 2020:

Gram flour and rose water masks are beneficial if you have oily skin. The gram flour has alkanizing properties and the rose water is a natural astringent. When mixed together these ingredients can absorb excess oil and keep the pH levels of your skin balanced.

Moniga on July 12, 2020:

Now i am using gram flour with rose water day by day 20 mints its benefits?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 24, 2020:

Black spots can be treated with a natural whitening cream like Meladerm Pigment Correcting cream. Or you can try treating the spots with lemon juice or a tumeric mask.

AMI on June 23, 2020:

My skin have a black spot on upper lips and chick so what can I do so my skin looks so good

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 21, 2020:

Gram flour and honey are both beneficial and a great remedy for clean and clear skin. These ingredients help to reduce blemishes and acne scars. If you want to fade dark spots as well I would add tumeric to this mask. Try one tablespoon of gram flour and honey mixed with a teaspoon of tumeric powder.

Tharindi on June 20, 2020:

can i use only gram flour and honey to remove my dark spots and acne?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 18, 2020:

Hi. Good to hear the gram flour, tumeric and lemon juice face masks have given you great results. Lemon juice can be very drying for the skin so I guess you need to watch that. You should also wear a good sunscreen when you go outdoors because using lemon juice makes your skin more prone to sunburn.

Vidhi Desai on June 18, 2020:


I apply gramflour turmeric, and two drops of lemon mixed with water paste on my face everyday. I have been applying this pack for five years and results are amazing. Now I am a bit skeptical that lemon makes skin lose but I have not witnessed it by far. Should I not include lemon everyday in my routine pack?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on May 16, 2020:

If your skin is damaged or sensitive I would probably use the mask made from gram flour, milk cream, honey and lemon juice (only a couple of drops because lemon juice can also burn the skin.)

Maha on May 16, 2020:

What should i apply coz my skin get damaged after the use of baking soda

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on May 07, 2020:

If your skin is dry I would use the gram flour, turmeric and milk mask. The ones with lemon juice might dry put the skin too much.

Spandy on May 07, 2020:

Hai I have dry nd normal colour face what is best face mask should I use??

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on April 25, 2020:

Besan is good for oily skin because it absorbs the excess oil. The besan and milk mask should be fine to use daily but you could replace the milk with curd.

Suli on April 25, 2020:

Hi I'm suffering with open pores and oily skin can I use besan and milk mask everyday?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on April 13, 2020:

Yes you can use besan, tomato pulp and rose water for a daily face mask. You can add a tablespoon of lemon juice to also whiten the skin if you want. This mixture is good for oily skin so take care. Watch that it does not make your skin too dry.

Lala on April 13, 2020:

Can we use besan mask which includes tomato pulp and rose water on daily basis?

Sowmiya on May 30, 2019:

i daily tried rice flour with yogurt face mask it will glow nd brighten my skin and i use gram floor as a bath powder now my question is can i use rice floor

with yogurt face mask after the gram floor with milk face mask

tolani yusuf on April 14, 2019:

nice remedy

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on April 12, 2018:

Gram flour can be mixed with water. However a recommended mask for acne scars has a teaspoon of gram flour, mixed with a pinch of tumeric and one teaspoon of milk. (In that ratio). You can double this to make more paste if needed.

Adult Acne on April 12, 2018:

Will the acne and dark marks clear if I just mix it with water and apply twice a week.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on March 02, 2018:

Hi Charity. Im not sure where you buy this in Zambia. Maybe another reader can help with this?

Charity on March 02, 2018:

Where can I buy gram flour here in Zambia.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 05, 2017:

Hi Moonchild. I dont know of any commercial skin whitening products that contain besan. Most people just mix up face masks like in the recipes above. These don't keep for long though. It would be interesting to research this more to see if it is possible to make a product with besan. If anyone knows of a product like this, please let us know!

Moonchild on December 04, 2017:


I love so much besan and chickpea. We have organic production in Serbia. Do you know some cosmetic products with besan in your country? I'm interested in making cosmetics of besan in Serbia. How i could make mask with besan without preservative? Which is the best way to keep fresh and long term mask?

Greetings from Serbia!

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 02, 2017:

Thanks for your kind words Jennifer! I do try to reply to everyone who visits.

jennifer on December 01, 2017:

wow,i am really impressed with the author.she makes sure to read everyone's problems in the comment and tries to give a solution to it...that is really amazing as what she does is really rare in other sites.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on August 29, 2017:

Hi Pallavi. These ingreduents should not turn your skin darker. Gram flour acts to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells which will brighten the skin tone. However when you use these products your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays so if you go out and subject your skin to sun, pollution or dust these environmental factors may darken the skin more. Always wear a sunscreen and try to limit the amount of exposure to the sun while using whitening masks.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on August 14, 2017:

Hi Nancy. You could try using a mix of gram flour and tumeric with lemon juice and tomato juice. This recipe is good for dark circles under the eyes.

Nancy on August 13, 2017:

Hi, please I've serious dark eye circles... it makes me ashame.. I've tried using cold cucumber but it seems not working..what do I do?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 14, 2017:

Hi. Gram flour masks can dry the skin which could cause itchiness. Tumeric usually soothes inflammed skin so maybe try the mask with tumeric in it.

Bella on June 13, 2017:

Hi i feel a little itching on my face after applying the mask why is this so

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 13, 2017:

Hi Jizzy. Gram flour recipes can help to remove acne scars. You can combine equal parts of tumeric and gram flour in a bowl, then add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply this to a damp face and leave for about 10 mins. Rinse with warm water. Note: your skin may have a slight orange tint from the tumeric until you wash it again.

Or you can try the recipe for acne scars in this article.

Jizzy joice on June 13, 2017:

Hi please I have a facial problem, that is pimples and I have been popping it for sometime now it has turn into acne and scars all over pls what can I do to rememdy the situation

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on May 18, 2017:

Hi Zeena. Yes you can just use gram flour but you will need to mix it with a little milk or oil to make a mask.

zeena on May 17, 2017:

Can I use gram flour only?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on March 24, 2017:

Hi Deepu. You can try the recipe here for Gram Flour and Orange mask. But it uses orange peel not powder.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on March 15, 2017:

Hi Bhaskar. You can try some of the recipes here using gram flour to lighten your skin. Or you buy an all natural skin whitening cream like Meladerm made by Civant Skin Care. Look for a cream that is hydroquinine free.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on March 15, 2017:

Hi Kartik. You can continue to use your moisturiser for a long as you want

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on March 15, 2017:

Hi Kartik. Yes after you have washed off your papaya face mask you can apply your moisturiser.

kartik on March 14, 2017:

i used papaya face mask once in a week....and evryday i used cetaphil question is can i apply mosturizer after using papaya face mask??

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on January 25, 2017:

Hi. You could try adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to your curd and honey mask. It is usually recommended to apply this mask 2-3 times a week.

SUMAN on January 25, 2017:

i used curd and honey on my face.... i just wanna ask you should i use it regularly or twice a week??because when i am using it on regular basis its not showing the result....thanks.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on January 12, 2017:

Hi. That picture shows a different recipe again. It has one tablespoon of gram flour and one teaspoon of cows milk cream. My recipe has one tablespoon of cream. Hope that helps!

jenny on January 12, 2017:

for the first recipe, what type of cream do i use and what amount?, because the picture says a teaspoon, but you typed a tablespoon.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on January 01, 2017:

Hi. These masks are specifically for skin lightening so maybe look for other recipes without the lightening ingredients like lemon, tumeric etc.

CMB on January 01, 2017:

I am olive toned. Will these masks make my face whiter than the rest of my body? I like the idea of the mask, but I also like the colour of my skin. It is just the hair that I don't want.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 18, 2016:

Hi. I would use the recipe with gram flour and tumeric

Anup on December 17, 2016:

Hi, my skin is oily and develops tan very fast once exposed to sunlight. I need to remove tan and also get a brighter looking skin tone. I have access to gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, lemon juice, rose water, sandalwood powder, milk, olive oil. Please let me know the most effective paste/mask/procedure to achieve the desired result.

P.S. I am not allergic to any of the above mentioned ingredients.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 07, 2016:

Hi. Im not sure about growing eyebrows . Sorry. These face masks will lighten the skin but you need to be patient to see results. Also you need to avoid the sun where possible and if you do go out, wear a sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor).

Rabina Dhakal on December 07, 2016:

ma'am is it the permanent method of lighting face?

Rabina Dhakal on December 07, 2016:

oh thank u so much for ur information n do you have any idea of growing eyebrow ?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 06, 2016:

You can use this 2-3 times a week. Some people use a mask like this daily but it could dry your skin out so you would need to add milk or cream. You can add rose water but not necessary.

Rabina Dhakal on December 06, 2016:

how many times i have to use the mixture of besan and turmeric and can i mix the rose water on it????

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on December 06, 2016:

Hi Rabina. I would try the face mask in this article that has besan and tumeric on your face. Recipes with lemon juice might also be good to lighten your face and hands.

Rabina Dhakal on December 05, 2016:

Hi ma'am may i use the mixture of gramme and rose water to lighten my face color?caz i have white color of body but my face and hand color is so dark... can u plz suggest me the better method

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 21, 2016:

Hi Pavitra. Yes you could definitely try that one. Tumeric is great for skin lightening.

Hi pigmentation. I read that you can substitute all purpose flour for gram flour. I think gram flour is better though.

pigmentation on November 21, 2016:

Hi Angie,if i do not have Gram flour, could i use milk, tumeric and baking soda or plain flour instead.

Pavitra on November 20, 2016:

Thanks for your suggestion Angie.. Will definitely try.. One more question, Can I use curd+gramflour+turmeric+lemon face pack to get rid of dark and tanned skin, Will my skin become brighter and fair?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 20, 2016:

Hi Pavitra. I would probably try the one with gram flour, almonds , milk and lemon first. See how that goes.

Pavitra on November 20, 2016:

Hi Angie,

Which one I need to use as my skin is very dark & confused.. Please suggest..

Thanks for your time..

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 18, 2016:

Hi Pavitra. Have you tried some of the recipes here? You could try the recipes with gram flour and lemon juice which are great for skin lightening.

Pavitra on November 18, 2016:

Hi Angie,

Hope you are doing good..

My skin very dark and very dull. Please suggest me any remedy to get back my skin color.



john on November 17, 2016:


Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 17, 2016:

No. This product is hydroquinine free.

john on November 17, 2016:

is swiss botany gleam cream contain hydroquinone??

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 16, 2016:

Usually the organic tumeric will not turn your skin yellow. So you could try it without drying it. The shop bought powder form can sometimes turn your skin yellow.

Sylvie on November 16, 2016:

Hello, I have a surplus of fresh organic turmeric. Can I use it in one of you recipes or will it turn my skin bright yellow? Maybe I should try dehydrating it an grinding it? Thanks for your input.

aima zaidi on November 03, 2016:

I bought the product after seeing so many promising reviews, i used as instructed. IT DID NOT WORK

anamika on November 03, 2016:

Meladerm did not work for me. I have used it for one month on several brown spots and there is no change at all. It is now day 35 so I can't get a refund but I assume I could have (as advertised) if I had tried earlier. Maybe it works for others

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on November 03, 2016:

Thank you for your comments. That's very helpful for others who are thinking of trying this product.

sarika on November 03, 2016:

I've been using meladerm for a few years now. I began using meladerm for pigmentation problem, which I came across after having my first child. During my pregnancy I was getting dark shadows in areas of my face and body, using meladerm it made my face even toned, generally brighter and just healthier. I use meladerm after the summer season to even out my skin tone as my tan starts to fade. I love this product because it naturally brightens the apprance of your face without being too abrasive to the skin unlike other products that help to even skin tones and textures this product helps to bring back the natural moisture we all need in our skin. Also I'd like to just mention they have a fantastic approach to their customer service, recently I had an order that didn't go as planned, they were happy to help, they put in a fantastic goodwill gesture too. Civant look after their customers. I can't mistake them, only thing I would say is I would be happier if they had a store in London.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 31, 2016:

I dont know of any adverse effects from using Meladerm and the ingredients are all natural. However, I don't know anyone who has used it for years. Hydroquinine can cause actual darkening of the skin if used over a long period of tine.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 30, 2016:

My daughter found Meladerm useful for hyperpigmentation on her arms and legs but it might not suit everyone. There are a number of whitening creams on Amazon. Some have natural ingredients and some have 2% hydroquinine. You can read the customer reviews to see the recommended products like Pink Madison or Swiss Botany.

Hi Jaskiran

Yes these recipes should be fine for sensitive skin. Just be careful with lemon juice because it can be very drying for the skin. The recipe that cotains honey also might be more suitable.

jaskiran on October 30, 2016:

Is this recipe good for sensitive skin?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 26, 2016:

You can use Meladerm daily for as long as you need. If you reach your desired skin colour you can stop or drop back to using 2-3 days a week .

NADEEM on October 26, 2016:

lets say if i started using meladerm so can i used meladerm for long time or u will suggest me only for few months??sorry for bothering you but please just need a good advice...thanks....just tell me how long i can use..

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 26, 2016:

You can use any of the recipes listed here with gram flour. Or see my other hub about all natural ingredients for skin lightening. If you want a product without hydroquinine there are all natural skin whitening creams available, like Meladerm. These products do not contain hydroquinine.

NADEEM on October 26, 2016:

long time ago i had used hydroquinone but now i just want to be safe side....i wanna use only natural home remedies...please suggest me somethng

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 25, 2016:

Your skin may have darkened again due to sun exposure. If you are using skin lightening treatments you need to to use a good sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). You could try a skin lightening cream like Meladerm which is available online. Some skin doctors might also recommend a chemical peel.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 25, 2016:

Yes you could try these. The honey will help to soften and moisturise the skin.

saam on October 25, 2016:

can i use turmeric,milk,gram flower,rice flower and honey as mask ? how does it help ? i have dry skin

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 22, 2016:

Hi you can read more about these in my other hubs also.

Us on October 22, 2016:

Hi ,

Can you tell something more about these remedies

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 19, 2016:

Yes you can use equal amounts of curd and besan and add a spoon of honey which helps to moisturise the skin.

RS on October 19, 2016:

Can i use gram flour curd honey for face brightening and glowing ?? Please give tips...

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on October 17, 2016:

Hi. Masks with tumeric are especially good for acne scarring. Try the one here or search online for more tumeric lightening masks

jana on October 17, 2016:

Hi, I have a lot of acne scars, black heads, and even more white heads. Any masks that will help and lighten my skin as well?

Priya on October 06, 2016:

Hi its useful recepi

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on September 07, 2016:

Pure organic tumeric shouldn't turn your skin yellow. Some supermarket brands may contain extra dyes that could cause that problem

umed on September 06, 2016:

turmeric cause yellowish color of my face , how to solve this ?

Eva on July 16, 2016:

Iam suffering of facial hair

Plz suggedt me a remedy

lata on July 07, 2016:

Maam, my skin is sensitive n oily too, i have so many dark spots n acne, ,,i have already concerned doctors too but can't help...what should I do to remove darks n cure acne

samna on June 29, 2016:


Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 25, 2016:

Hi. I would try the mask in this article with tumeric and gram flour. Other natural ingredients you could try are a mask of natural yoghurt, with a little oatmeal and lemon juice which is suitable for oily skin.

samna on June 25, 2016:

i have acne prone and oily skin. i used isotretinoin capsules for 6 month to the pimples acne recovery but now i again get pimples when i left medicine..what is the reason and what face mask is best for me??

Ava on June 20, 2016:

Thank you mam.

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on June 19, 2016:

I haven't heard of this recipe but I think that would work. Let us know if it does or if you have any tips for using the coconut milk.

Ava on June 18, 2016:


I have natural dry and fair skin. But Sun taned. Can I use gram flour with coconut milk for lighten my skin?

Sindhu Muthuraj on June 13, 2016:

Applying turmeric on face and going out in sun, won't it make the skin more tan? also, I am allergic to lemon. Applying lemon on the skin and going out in the sun wont it make the skin tan more?

Angie Woods (author) from Australia on May 23, 2016:

Thanks Aravind. Hoping readers can try this one!