Rahmath Shakera asks
Hi Lancy. I am 22 yrs old and have a wheatish complexion and I have dark circles around my eyes as well.. Could you please tell me what do I do to get rid of it and get fair and glowing skin within a month as its my engagement next month?
Hello. First of all, my wishes for your engagement! All you need are good sleep and proper skin maintenance now. Avoid sun as much as possible as it would make your skin look tanned and dulled. If you’re stepping out, don’t forget to use a high SPF face & body lotion. Get your parlour facials done every week and make sure you get them done in a trust worthy parlour. Do not try any new products on your facial skin for now, because in one month time, testing something new on your skin is not that advisable.
If you’re well used with natural face packs, use them every other day. Himalaya, Biotique and Vedic Line products are natural and really good. Alternatively, you can use a homemade clay face pack to remove tan and bring that glow to your facial skin. Mix a teaspoon of Fullers earth with few drops of glycerin, few drops of lemon juice and required rose water. Make this is a paste and use as your relaxing and tan removing face pack every other day. Make sure to moisturize your skin after packing. Drinking orange/lemon juice in empty stomach every morning would also help you clearing out your skin tone. For dark circles around eyes, extract juice from potato and cucumber. Mix them together in equal amounts and dab over your under eye dark circles. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Get pure rose water and drop it into your eyes every night before going to bed. Doing these two every night will help to clear out your dark circles fast. Alternatively, you can also use a good branded eye cream.
Also Read: Fair Skin in 30 Days – Homemade Herbal Face Pack
Be happy! Leave stress and enjoy your days. Smile often to bring out a beautiful glow to your face :) Happy beautiful life! My advanced wishes for your engagement and wedding.
Hi! I am a PG Student. My skin tone wheatish; I have pimples, pimple marks on my face and dark circles around the eyes. I tried some homemade face packs but they don’t seem to work. If i use lemon immediately skin tone changes to dark. Can you please help me out from this problem. I want soft,smooth,marks free,fair complexion skin tone
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Sangeetha Nair asksI happened to see your blog while browsing and thought to write some queries i have. I have tan on my face (which got tanned 3 years ago when I went to Disney world). I was out for the days for the entire week. I didn’t take any steps and now after 3 years it becoming worse and worse. Also i have darkness under my eyes for the past 2 years. I want to get rid of this suntan from face and darkness under my eyes. My wedding is fixed after 3 months, can you please suggest me an excellent solution for this suntan and darkness?
Hi Nazneen and Sangeetha. Your queries are similar to that of Rahmath’s (Above query). Please find the ideas above. And Nazneen, for using lemon juice, are you experiencing your skin turning dark every time you use it ? It might be the citrus nature of lemon causing it. Stop using any acidic or citrus based natural ingredients on your face and go for soothing home ingredients like rose water, sandalwood and milk cream. For dark eyes, you can also use diluted potato juice around your eyes before going to bed at night. Good luck! Happy married life both of you sweeties :) Enjoy!
Kaleem Fatima asksHi Lancy. This is Fatima. I had a fair skin tone but due to the sun i have developed tanning and I want my baby complexion back. I read one of your post and found it very interesting. But I don’t have Tulsi powder. Can I use something else place of it? Please let me know
Yes of course you can! Mix orange peel powder (Instead of or including Basil powder) with Neem powder, Multani mitti (Fullers earth) lemon juice and rose water. Make this a paste and smooth over your cleansed facial skin! Wash off after 10-15 minutes. This face when used regularly will naturally lighten your skin gradually. Use a good SPF lotion whenever you’re stepping out. If you are out in sun for more than 3 hours, reapplication is necessary, by this way your can prevent further tanning. All the best for your clearer glowing skin!
Deborah d’souza asksHi LancyI have come across your Herbal Face Pack Recipe and quite convinced to try it since I have blemish and spot prone skin. Appreciate if you could please let me know the following:
1. Alternatives to holy basil powder (Tulsi) and neem powder?
2. Can I make a jar of this mix and use it over 30 days?Thanks!
Hi Deborah. Check the above query and answer once; it was about the same recipe as well. For Neem powder, there isn’t any alternative as changing both the main ingredients might change the nature of the pack however try using mint powder for the same. You shouldn’t mix the liquid ingredients if you’re storing the powder for 30 days. Store the powders separately and add the liquid ingredients to required quantity when you’re applying it. Store the remaining powder in refrigerator. By this way, you can store it safely and use them everyday for 30 days.
Kalyani asksI am a 20 yr old college girl. My skin tone is wheatish but uneven, pimple spotted and the worst of all it has very bad dark circle. I want to make my skin tone even and remove the dark circles. Please do reply me fast I am waiting very badly.
Hi Kalyani. In order to maintain a clear, even toned skin, stick to exfoliation once in 2-3 days. It will help you a lot in clearing out the uneven skin tone on your facial skin. For dark circles, have a good night sleep and relax your eyes with cold eye pads every evening. Try these and let us know how it works.
Check some interesting homemade scrub recipes HERE
Priya Sharma asks
Hey I am 24 years old. My skin is very sensitive,dry and even patchy in winters. My back skin is very dull,full of pimples, not clear, tanned. What should I do to clear my skin with some home made products because they don’t have side effects. Please help me.
When you have dry skin and tan together, you need to use an exfoliator without fail. The exfoliator you use should be well scrubbing and as well as it shouldn’t strip off excess moisture from your skin. Use a good dry skin scrub every other day to make your skin tan free and clean. You can use the Vedic Line Avacado Facial Scrub for facial exfoliation as it is good and you can go for some other home remedies for body skin. Check an interesting recipe below.
Homemade Yogurt & Oats Body Scrub
Get half a cup of creamy yogurt, add 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder and a tablespoon of coarsely ground oats to it. After having a bath, apply this mixture over your wet body skin and scrub well with your hands. Scrub well more on the back, knees and elbows. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and wash off. This acts as an excellent body scrub to remove darkness and tan from your body. You can add few drops of olive oil to this scrub recipe if you have extra dry skin. Do this once or twice every week and let us know the results!
For Patchy Skin in Winters
And for patchy skin in winters, follow up with moisturization after every scrubbing/cleansing process is done. Moisturization is must after every facial wash! You can carry a moisturizer with you in your handbag in order to maintain your skin soft, supple and smooth in winters. Olive oil can be massaged and washed off for better results where you are at home. Good luck!
Ankhita Shobha asksHow are you? Please suggest me some good home made packs for fair glowing skin. Mine is wheatish complexion and had good skin before. But since I am an Architect, I will be outside for site visit most of the time. I live in Dubai. Please suggest some good sun screen moisturizer for my dry face and the body also. Its really becoming dark with tan and blemishes . Kindly suggest some natural product pack to use everyday to avoid the damage to my skin.
I really owe to you to you suggest some good homemade pack that works in the fastest way to maintain good fair skin. Kindly help me to get rid of dark skin.
For natural homemade fairness tips and packs, go HERE.
We suggest you to try Nivea Sunscreen Lotions. They are really good in protecting skin from the harmful rays of sun. Make sure to reapply your sunscreen in once in 3 hours if you are continuously exposing your skin to sun. Good luck!
Vidhu asksHi Lancy.. Please suggest me with some best tips.I have acne and pimples on my face for 8 yrs. I even had a visit to my dermotologist and tried all medicines. But it had worked me for just 1 yr and after that again I am suffering from the same problem. My skin type is combinational of OILY AND SENSITIVE SKIN. And I had also tried many home made remedies but it doesn’t work for me and even it creates more breakouts.Please suggest me with useful tips to get rid of my acne and pimples problem completely. Shall I apply sandolwood paste,turmeric and milk paste for my problem? And I also have dandruff problem.
Hi Vidhu. It’s sad that none of the treatments work for you. Why don’t you try visiting your dermatologist again and explain your problem? Do not try anything on your face newly yourself making at home except few herbs. Do try this recipe and let us know, it worked magically for many to combat pimples. Grind equal amount of fresh basil leaves (Tulsi) and neem leaves together to fine paste. After cleansing your face at night, smooth this paste on your facial skin and go to bed. Wash off skin with plenty of cold water in the morning. Use a good oil clearing face wash 2 times a day to cleanse your facial skin and splash cold water 5-7 times a day to wash off skin without using your cleanser. Make sure to keep your facial skin clean and oil free all the time but don’t ever ignore your moisturizer. Use water based light moisturizers to combat moisture loss.
Sandalwood and rose water can be mixed to make your DIY pimple curing face pack but don’t risk using turmeric on your face before patch testing as it usually gives a tingling sensation on sensitive skin types. As your skin is oily, it is better to avoid milk (If there are any breakouts while using) and cut down the intake of junk foods and oily items as well. Use herbal facial packs, gels and water based skincare products. Avoid creamy soaps, shower gels and other creamy moisturizing products on your skin to control oiliness. For dandruff, you can perform a hot oil hair massage at home every weekend to cure it. It might be dandruff which is giving your stubborn pimples so please visit your dermatologist once again in case the above remedies don’t work. Good luck!
Prachi asksHi Lancy..
I would love to use the Egg Conditioner for Dry Hair which has been published on MABH but can you please tell me how these Vitamin-E capsules look a like if you can upload the photo of the same or provide some more information on same. Another Q’s that I would like to ask is whether we have to use a complete Egg or only the Egg white. If you can rply me soon so I can use the same on tomorrow that’s on Sunday.
Hello Prachi. We apologize for the late reply.
You can use the complete egg or just whites as per your wish. If your hair tends to get limp soon, avoid egg yolks. Egg yolks are good and nutritious for dry, damaged hair. And about the Vit-E Caps, you can get them at your nearest pharmacy anytime for an highly affordable price. Evion is a good brand, do try it. They simply look like capsules filled with some oil. Hope this helps; do share with us your results after trying the conditioner :) Good luck.
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