If you think that harsh chemicals and spa peels will make your skin fair, you are sadly mistaken. Regardless of which brand you are using, all the artificial creams and lotions only provide temporary fairness. The thing to remember is that there are no shortcuts here. You have to take care of your skin continuously and do the little things like exfoliating, cleansing, toning and moisturizing regularly. In this article, we will details some of the best natural remedies which you should try to hasten the process. All the ingredients which will be used are commonly available in every household.

Use Lemon

Lemon contains loads of vitamin C which helps kill the bacteria which causes blemishes on the skin and also gives it a glow. It is therefore an essential for skin care in every season. The method is to apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on the skin and leave it for at least ten minutes. After that, you can wash the face with cold water. There are two things which you should carefully consider while carrying out this procedure. Firstly you should never do this in sunlight and secondly avoid this method if you have wounds or cuts on your face or even the hands.

Milk and Honey

Milk also provides a natural glow to the skin while honey moisturizes it repairs the damaged skin and acts against the facial marks like lines and wrinkles. Combine these two and you have an effective facial mask for fairness. Take one table spoon of milk and honey and prepare a paste. Now apply that on your face and let it be for 15 minutes. Remove it with the help of cold water.


Turmeric has been used for ages as a skin lighting agent. In fact, its use is still very common in the Indian subcontinent. It should be applied in the form of a paste, which ideally should be 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 3 teaspoons of fresh lime juice. You can also use five table spoons of milk if lime juice is not available.

Egg Whites with Honey

Egg whites tighten the skin and provide a nice glow to it. Combine them with honey in equal proportions to get a mask. Apply it for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

Yogurt with Honey

Combine 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt with one teaspoon of honey, apply the mask on the face for 15 mins and wash off with lukewarm water.