I have been receiving tons of emails (literally!) from the readers requesting for skin fairness tips! According to them, white skin is equal to fair skin. I somehow do not agree with it!
Many of you have emailed me for home remedies and product suggestions for tan removing, skin lightening and dark patch removing. I wondered how people are much aware about the ‘skin complexion’ thing than the health and smoothness of their skin! Not just women, men too equally queried about getting back their lost skin complexion. It’s reasonable if you want to brighten your skin after a bad tan, but I guess it’s unfair to change your natural skin color for any reason! For the nth time, paleness of your skin doesn’t decide it’s beauty. Smoothness and the firmness does.
Our day today life is often stressful these days making us experience the dust, pollution and harmful UV ways. There’s no way we could totally escape from them but we can protect our skin up to an extent to lessen skin damage, uneven tanning and darkening. People gradually lose their radiant baby complexion by staying in sun for a long time, playing outdoor games, swimming etc. When they look years back, they would have had very even soft skin but all left now would be that patched, unevenly dark and rough skin.
There isn’t really a magical overnight cure for this skin condition but you can gradually remove the tan and get back your baby complexion. All you need are patience and dedication for this. If you are still going to be under sunlight everyday, then these ideas below may not work effectively; so as the first step, avoid Mr.Sun and don’t show your skin to him (expect for a mild morning and evening sunlight)
Exfoliate Twice a Week
Being a athlete, I used to have very dark and unevenly toned skin 2 years back due to my everyday practice under sun in the stadium. I did not crave for fair or whiter skin that time but just wanted to have a clear, radiant and mainly that ‘even’ skin tone. When nothing helped much to achieve that, exfoliation helped me a lot. Believe me, it worked like a charm in clearing out the uneven tone of my body and facial skin.
It is better to exfoliate your skin twice a week with good exfoliating products or you can just simply make your own skin exfoliating recipes at home. For face, use the mixture of rice powder, gram flour and rose water to scrub and exfoliate the unwanted dead cells and for my body, loofah works best. Loofah is nothing but a dried fruit fiber which you can get from super markets easily. If your facial skin is extra dry, add few drops of olive oil to your scrub recipe. Remember, do not overdo exfoliation as it might turn your skin more prone to sensitivity. Twice a week is more than enough.
Moisturizer & Sunscreen
These two are the basic and still the most important steps of anyone’s skincare routine. These two should never be skipped if you wish for a healthy glowing skin. Use good face and body moisturizers with high SPF hence you do not need to layer up two different products (Moisturizer and sunscreen separately) on your skin. Whatever skin type you may have, moisturization is a must. I have been experienced this; regular moisturization made my skin smooth, clear and soft. Though moisturization doesn’t lighten or whiten our skin, it makes skin super healthy and soft. You have to try it to believe it; so do not skip moisturization at any cost even if you have the oiliest skin.
Oily skin types need light moisturization whereas the dry ones would need heavy creamier moisturizers to balance the skin dryness. If you are going to step out without sunscreen, then forget about getting your complexion back. Even one day out in sun without your sunscreen will spoil all your effort so make sure to wear your sunscreen everyday. If you are out in sun for more than 2-3 hours continuously, then reapplication of your SPF lotion on both face and body is a must as well!
DIY Tan Removing Facial Every Weekend
To remove facial tan and brighten your skin complexion, you can prefer weekend facials. This would remove any excess dead cells present on the surface your skin and helps to reveal the original glow. Performing a facial routine yourself isn’t that a tough task. All your need are a facial cleanser, a scrub, a face pack, a toner and a moisturizer. You need to choose of them depending on your skin type whether oily, dry or sensitive.
Cleanse your face without any traces of oil, leftover makeup and such. Apply a good facial scrub and exfoliate your facial skin. This process would open up the skin pores and helps in better face pack penetration. After scrubbing, wash your face and smooth your face pack evenly on your face and neck. I highly suggest a tan removing face pack for this. There are many tan removing face packs available in the market today; choose one which suits your skin the best. Alternatively you can also combine a teaspoon of fullers earth with a teaspoon of sandalwood powder, half a teaspoon of tulsi (basil) paste, required rose water and few drops of glycerin to make a muddy tan removing face pack in minutes. This would do wonders on your skin! After face pack usage, dab the toner and moisturize your skin. You’re done with your quick and natural weekend DIY tan removing facial.
This facial should be followed at least once every week to get back your complexion soon. For faster results, you can even perform this twice every week. Applying a thin paste of sandalwood + rose water mixture on face for 15 minutes every night would ensure quick tan removal. This process would also calm down and soften your skin to help it stay young forever.
Eat in time, sleep in time and drink lots of water everyday. 3 liters of water a day would do wonders on your health and beauty if regularly followed. Not only in the morning, have a bath before your bedtime too to ensure dirt and sweat removal from the skin. Follow all these steps for a month or two and come back here with your results. Forget about chemical skin bleaches and other artificial treatments. Go natural and achieve the clearer skin tone. Get back your complexion by following a healthy skincare routine as instructed above. These remedies are also suitable for brides.