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How to Improve your complexion from dark skinned to fair skinned


Posted Date: 30-Jun-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Beauty Tips    
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This article gives Homemade remedies to improve face complexion,reducing blemishes and tans with simple products available at home



Everyone is obsessed with a fair and a white skin. When we see a foreigner on the road , our eyes just gets fixed on them , immaterial of whether they are really beautiful or not.




Reasons for dark complexion


ProfileThere are many causes for a dark skin or complexion. One reason can be hereditary which means their children might also have dark-skin . Other reasons of dark complexion can be hyper pigmentation, skin disorders , overexposure to sun.The sun rays are also a cause darkening of skin. Not applying a sunscreen and protective clothing, our skin can face the risk of burns, skin damage and hyper pigmentation that make skin to look blemished and patchy and have a dark complexion because of the UV rays of the sun .



Science behind the darker skin


Darker skin has more production of melanin a substance in body, which makes the skin appear darker. In a fair skin this melanin content is very less. The fairest the skin the lesser melanin it has. But fairer skin has more chances to get effected by Ultraviolet rays of the sun than the darker skin as melanin absorbs the UV rays and prevents them to penetrate the skin to get it darker.

How do skin whitening agents react ?


Skin whitening agents generally reduce the production of melanin our body thereby improving our complexion and making us fair skinned.

How to Whiten the skin ?


There are many ways to whiten the skin.As usual there are plenty of treatments, creams and lotions available for skin whitening in the market, which are meant not only for people who have darker complexion but also even for those who gets darker complexion because of sun tan, age or pollution.

Orange for Skin whitening

orangeDry orange peels in sun. When they are fully dried, grind them in a mixture and make powder. Add milk to it and apply it on your skin everyday. Rinse it off with water when dries.


Sandal wood for Skin whitening


Take sandalwood powder, add lemon juice, tomato juice, cucumber juice to it, make a paste and apply on the skin till it dries. Wash it off when it dries. This pack gives you a brighter, fresh and a lighter skin.

Potato for skin whitening

potatoPotatoes naturally have bleaching agents in them. It helps in reducin pigmentation and blemishes. It can be applied on the skin everyday to get it whiter.

Tomato for Skin whitening

tomato. Tomato is splendid in giving a good complexion. Apply the paste of a tomato liberally on the face. Leave this for an hour and then wash with warm water. Repeat this daily. You will have a good and fair complexion.

Watermelon Juice for Skin whitening and removing blemishes

watermelonThe juice of water-melon is useful in the removal of blemishes on the skin. Prepare a juice of water-melon. Apply this lotion over the face and neck for fifteen minutes. Wash with hot water and then followed by cold water. Enjoy the difference.

To improve a dark and dull complexion with Tumeric

Add 1 teaspoon of gram flour pinch of turmeric powder few drops of lime juice 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon milk.Mix the them well . Apply the mixture to your skin and leave it until it dries. Wash off with water.

Papaya for for Skin whitening

papayaPapaya has become known as a leading ingredient in skin whitening products because it contains papain, a natural enzyme that promotes skin renewal. Mash few slices of papaya and add a tsp of honey to it. Apply this over your face and allow it to dry .Wash with warm water. This is wonderful for giving a fair complexion.This also removes pimples and acne.

Substances used for skin whitening present in different whiteners


  • Glycolic Acid

  • Kojic Acid

  • Lactic Acid

  • Emblica Powder

  • Lemon Juice Extract

  • Bearberry Extract

  • Mulberry Extract

  • Vitamin B3

  • Alpha Arbutin
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