In most parts of the world fair complexion symbolizes beauty and elegance. Women, in particular, wish to have a celebrity white, glowing skin and are always willing to spend thousands of dollars to get their desired skin tone. Since ancient times women have been trying different home remedies to improve their complexion and skin texture. Advances in aesthetic medicine have also made it possible to get your desired complexion, but those procedures are quite expensive and not everybody can afford them. If your tight budget also does not allow you to get an expensive skin whitening treatment like mesotherapy then don’t worry! Here are three simple steps that you can follow to get a fair complexion that you have always wished for.


If not taken proper care for, even a lighter skin tone gets darker and dull over time. This is because of deposition of a layer of dead skin cells and oil and grime. To remove the damaged top layer you need to exfoliate your skin regularly. Exfoliation will not only remove dead cells but will also stimulate cell regeneration, which will ultimately brighten and refresh your skin, significantly improving your skin tone. You can safely exfoliate you skin twice a week, but do not exfoliate it daily; it may damage or irritate your skin. There are a number of over the counter exfoliators available in market, but you can always make an all-green exfoliant at home by mixing a tablespoon of brown sugar in olive oil or almond oil. Gently scrub your skin with the exfoliant moving tips of your fingers in circular motion. Keep scrubbing for 5 to 7 minutes and then wash it off with normal water.

Facial mask:

After exfoliating the skin, apply a facial mask. Facial mask will not only soothe and relax your skin but will also help in smoothing your complexion. Like over the counter exfoliants, you can easily find facial masks for different skin types in market, but it is always recommended to go for a natural mask made at home. Mix sandalwood in rosewater to make a paste of normal consistency. Apply this paste on your face after exfoliation and let it dry completely. Then rinse it off with normal water. Lemon juice extract, honey and strawberry paste also make effective skin whitening masks.


It is probably the most effective DIY skin whitening technique. Bleaching will not only lighten your complexion but will also help diminish skin pigmentation. Lemon juice extract and mulberry extract are two powerful natural bleaching agents. You can apply them to your face to significantly enhance your skin complexion.