Fair has always been regarded as beautiful, particularly in the South East. While the people from the western world have always loved a slightly tanned skin, there is no denying the fact that we all back home in India, adore their flawless skin. Women from this part of the world are actually grown up with an admiration for the fairer skin. Having said that, there has always been a great interest, particularly in women, to look out for options and solutions that will help them get gorgeous, white skin. There are various creams and lotions available in the market, each promising brighter, fairer and perfect tone skin but in all reality, these creams and skin whitening beauty treatments contain several damaging chemicals and other ingredients that can do a lot of harm to your skin. You might get an instant, beautiful glow because of the presence of bleach in these beauty treatments but is bleach good for skin? Of course, not!
So, while we continue our hunt to find some solution that will be safe as well as effective, we have come down to the homemade face packs to whiten your skin that are all natural and hence, give your skin no side effects. White, flawless glowing skin is not just about getting a lighter toned complexion but also ensuring that your skin is free of dark patches or pigmentation. There are several natural, homemade skin lightening packs that can be just appropriate to lighten your skin tone and make you look fairer. But, before we look into these face packs let us look at the reasons why our skin gets darkened.
What Causes Skin Darkening?
Dull, dark and lifeless skin is definitely not something we want. This usually happens to our skin because of shortage of oxygen and/ or poor blood circulation that makes our skin appear dismal.
While these are the primary reasons, there can be other causes too that lead to skin darkening. Here are these causes –
- Over exposure to sun, pollution, dirt and other impurities
- Getting over tanned
- Not adhering to a proper skin cleaning regime
- Not eating a well-balanced, healthy Indian food, that is rich in the essential nutrients that skin needs
- Continuous and chronic stress
Natural Face Packs That Can Help You With Skin Whitening
There is nothing as nourishing and as effective as the natural skin lightening and whitening agents to achieve a beautiful, radiant glow. There are several naturally available ingredients available such as honey, yogurt and milk along with many different fruits that can almost instantly brighten up your skin tone making you look fairer and more gorgeous in a rather short span of time.Using these DIY face packs for glowing skin which are similar to DIY spa treatments, you can even be sure that you are not giving your skin any unhealthy and damaging treatment. Above all, the results are going to be more long lasting and not really depend on how long you use the treatment, which is often the case when you use the chemical based skin and beauty treatments that are found in the market.
9 Amazing Natural Face Packs for Beautiful, Fair Skin
Honey and Milk Pack
In all reality, there can be nothing as good as the honey and milk pack for giving your skin a healthy, natural, white glow. Also known to be the best face pack for dry skin, the goodness of honey and milk in providing your skin with super nourishment cannot be undermined. To be true, honey is a nature’s best elixir for skin care. Combining honey with some pure milk will give you the most convenient and effective natural face pack. Honey is known widely for its antibacterial properties. This is the reason why it is quite effective against pimples and acne as well as the blemishes and spots these leave behind. Raw milk can be a very effective skin cleanser and it helps in skin lightening.
To use this face pack, mix equal quantities, about a tablespoon each, of honey and raw milk. Apply this on your face and neck, after thorough cleaning. Massage on your skin for about 15 minutes and let the pack dry before rinsing it with cold water.
Lemon and Potato Pack
Potato, whether in juice or pulp form, is one of the age old remedies for skin whitening, removing pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes on your skin. It provides great nourishment to your skin as it is a great source of the very nutritious vitamin C. Lemon, on the other hand, is known to be a natural bleacher. It is particularly great at removing sun tan naturally and lightening of dark skin patches. The lemon and potato face pack is actually a great remedy for effective tan removal.
To make this natural face whitening face pack, you will need to first peel and grind the potato into a nice, thick pulp. You can even grind and get potato juice. Add some lemon to this and apply the pack on your clean face and neck. Let the pack dry for about 20 minutes and rinse off.
Oats and Yogurt Pack
This face pack is regarded as very effective for removing sun tan, pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes. Oatmeal is a wonderful skin exfoliator and helps in getting rid of dead skin cells, dirt and impurities from the surface of your skin. This contributes to skin lightening too. The yogurt contains lactic acid which is helpful to exfoliate your skin as well as prevent acne. It is also a mild bleaching agent and that way, it helps in treating the discoloration of your skin.
To make this skin whitening face pack, you will need to mix about a couple of tablespoons of yogurt to one tablespoon of oatmeal. Soaking oatmeal overnight can enhance its effect. You can then apply this mixture all over your face, neck, hands and feet. Massage the pack for about 5 minutes and leave it on for another 20 minutes. Wash thoroughly using lukewarm water.
Almond Oil and Banana Face Pack
Being among the most conveniently available, easiest to make and cost effective face packs for natural skin lightening, this face pack uses ripe banana and almond oil. Bananas are a rich source of vitamin C and B6. These vitamins help in improving the generation of collagen, maintaining skin’s elasticity. Vitamin C is known to have a major effect in lightening your skin tone too. Almond oil is known to be among the most effective natural oils for skin care. Almond oil contains several nutrients and vitamins that make it a wonderful antioxidant. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory agent and thereby it helps in curing many skin infections. Almond oil promotes good blood circulation and is a good moisturizer for your skin. For brighter and lighter skin, almond oil is effective too as it is known to reduce dark circles and skin pigmentation.
To make this face pack and get best skin whitening, mash a nice, ripe banana while slowly mixing in sweet almond oil. Apply this smooth mix on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with water.
Milk Powder and Lemon Juice Pack
Milk powder can be a great ingredient for adding a nourished and moisturized look to your skin. It is a great source of some of the best nutrients that are essential to keep your skin looking naturally radiant and beautiful. Lemon juice has wonderful bleaching properties that can help in whitening your skin and make it look fairer. Regular application of this face pack can be an effective treatment for reducing sun tan.
To make this face pack for skin whitening, you simply have to mix lemon juice to some milk powder and apply the mixture on your face. You can even add a few drops of almond oil to this. Leave the face pack on for at least 15 minutes to make it more effective. Use cold water to wash off.
Orange Peel Powder and Sandalwood Pack
Vitamin C is great for ensuring that your skin gets a natural glow and the orange peels are an excellent source of vitamin C. the natural bleaching properties of the orange peel can effectively reduce skin pigmentation and dark spots that appear on your skin. Sandalwood is a very popular for most skin problems and is very commonly used in all Ayurvedic skin treatments. This face pack is great for whitening your skin and for exfoliating it as well.
To make this face pack for skin whitening, take equal quantities of orange peel powder and sandalwood powder. You can mix this using warm water or even milk. Apply the pack on your face and neck and massage for 5 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water after about 15 minutes.
Tomato and Cucumber Pack
Tomatoes and cucumbers are commonly found ingredients in most homes. These everyday items from our kitchen actually have several beauty benefits. Tomatoes are particularly great for enhancing your skin tone and add brightness to your skin naturally. Tomatoes contain an antioxidant, lycopene which is a natural nutrient that combats sun tan or sun burns. Cucumber is widely known to help in reducing skin blemishes, dark spots and dark circles. This is the reason why most spas and salons use cucumber slices on your eyes when they perform any beauty treatment so as to reduce dark circles.
To make this face pack for trying skin whitening at home, mix mashed cucumber and tomatoes together. You can grind them together for more convenience. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Massaging the pack on your face for a good 5 minutes will make it more effective. Let the pack stay on for at least 20 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
Milk Cream and Walnuts Pack
Walnuts can be easily regarded as one of the best dry fruits considering the amount of antioxidants they contain. They are rich sources of vitamins B and C too, which are great for your overall skin texture and look. Walnuts help in neutralizing the skin’s damage that can be caused due to free radicals. Hence, they are effective for treating and reducing dark spots and blemishes. Walnuts also promote new cell regeneration apart from contributing to reducing skin pigmentation. Rich milk cream, on the other hand, is considered to be an age old remedy for skin whitening. It is also a great moisturizer for excessively dry and flaky skin.
To make this face pack for fairness, soak the walnuts for at least an hour and then mash them. Mix this with rich milk cream to form a thick paste. Use this paste as your face pack and massage your skin using small, circular motions. Let the pack dry or wait for at least 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Milk and Strawberry pack
Strawberries are our favourites. These berries don’t just taste delicious though, they are great food for your skin too. Strawberries can almost instantly add a youthful glow to your otherwise dull skin. Strawberries contain ellagic acid which is effective against acne and pimples as well as for reducing the blemishes that they leave behind. Strawberries are also rich in vitamin C and folic acid that make them effective for increasing the production of collagen and for new cell regeneration. This delectable face pack of milk and strawberry can be amazing for natural skin whitening.
To make this face pack, mash a couple of ripe strawberries into a thick paste and add milk to it. Massage your face and neck with this face pack, leave on for about 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
Skin Whitening Tips To Remember
Apart from using the above skin whitening natural face packs, you should follow the below tips to make your skin white and even toned more effectively –
- Avoid sun exposure
- Moisturize your skin every day
- Follow a daily skin cleansing regime
- Exfoliate regularly
- Avoid use of harmful chemical based products on your skin
Skin tone is an important parameter that defines your beauty. Of course, we don’t claim only fair skin women to be beautiful but if you have an even toned skin, you won’t have too much to do to look pretty and appealing!