15 Homemade Face Packs To Get Instant Glow And Fairness

Face Packs for Fairness Skin

Fairness facepacks have immensely helped people with dark skin to overcome it within a few weeks. The fairness facepacks mostly come in natural forms which have multiple benefits other than just fairness. A lot more insight into homemade fairness packs that you can make at home while you relax, all details inside the article. Treating your skin issues while you relax? That sounds good. Read on to know more about homemade face packs

Who doesn’t want skin as soft as a baby’s? We all do, and it’s interesting that we all are born with pure and glowing skin that loses its charm to age and pollution. Irrefutably, we can do everything about it and make our skin shine and radiate with life again, that too naturally. Today we will see how we can regain our lost charm, improve our complexion and keep ourselves glowing naturally.

There are many reasons why we turn darker than what we once used to be. To regain our glamour or to add some instant glow, what we have to do first is to understand what makes our natural complexion a shade or two darker. The reasons can be many.

Let’s take a look:

Causes Of Skin Darkening

  1. Sun burn: Exposure to sun also subjects us to its harmful rays that darken us and robs us of our natural radiance.
  1. Melanin Coagulation: At times Melanin crops up at certain areas of skin in bunches and that may lead to some areas being darker than other.
  1. Hormonal Changes: Often we see people undergo hormonal changes that leads to a darkened skin. This may be termed as hyper-pigmentation and can be cured through Allopathic or Ayurvedic treatment.
  1. Many turn dark due to ailments and the medicines they consume to treat these ailments. Most of the time such side-effects are momentary, but depending upon the medicine, one may need prolonged skin care to get back the original complexion.
  1. Few women may experience change in their skin tone after giving birth due to hormonal changes a pregnant body goes through. These are mostly temporary in nature and with little cure and effort can be treated back.

Here are the 13 natural homemade fairness facepacks with your kitchen ingredients:

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1. Milk and Honey

What all you need:

  1. Cotton balls
  1. 2 tsp raw milk
  1. 2 tsp honey.

Directions:

  • Mix the equal quantity of milk and honey in a china dish and keep it in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • Clean your face with your regular face wash and pat dry.
  • Dip the cotton balls in the milk and honey solution and dab it all over your face and neck.
  • Lie down and let this fairness facepack dry on your face for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with running water.

[Also Read: Homemade Face Packs for Dry Skin]

How it works: Honey, as we know, has an excellent anti-bacterial properties. It is also a great complexion booster and acts as a natural moisturizer. Milk has cleansing and moisturizing properties along with benefits for the complexion. Together, they cast magic on your skin.

Tip: We suggest don’t rest under an AC while you have this solution on, let it dry on your face in natural temperature.

Milk and Honey Fairness Facepack

2. Yogurt and Oatmeal

What all you need:

  1. 3 tsp of oatmeal
  1. 2 tbsp of curd or yogurt.

Directions:

  • Mix the oatmeal flakes and yogurt in a bowl.
  • Set it aside for 10 minutes so that the oatmeal flakes can soften. Beat it again.
  • On a clean face, apply generous amount of this face pack, leaving the eye area.
  • When the fairness facepack has dried on your face, sprinkle some water on it so that it dampens again.
  • Now work your fingers in circular motions on your face and let the face pack double up as a scrub and rid your face of all the dead skin cells.
  • Wash off with a gentle facewash.

How it works: Yogurt improves complexion and gives it an added glow, while oatmeal flakes work as a natural scrub and soothes any irritation with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Tip: Please be gentle while working your fingers in circular motion on the face. We suggest to keep the pack away from the circle around the eyes as when dried, as fairness facepacks can sometimes cause the soft tissues to wrinkle.

3. Potato Pulp and Lemon Juice

What all you need:

  1. 1 finely grated potato
  1. Juice of ½ a lemon

Directions:

  • Take a small sized potato, peel it and wash it.
  • You may either grate it manually of make a mash of it in the mixer.
  • Squeeze half a lemon to this pile of potato pulp and mix it properly.
  • Now slather it on your face.
  • Let the concoction of potato and lemon juice seep into your skin for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off in plain water.

How it works: The starchy vegetable helps in reducing dark spots, wrinkles, dark circles, sun burns and other blemishes in addition to whitening the skin. Lemon juice is known to work as a natural bleach that is important in these fairness facepacks.

Tip: Try not to talk or move face muscles for as long as this face pack is on your skin.

4. Sandalwood Face Pack (With Turmeric/Orange Peel/Rose Water/Milk)

What all you need:

  1. 2 tbsps of sandalwood pack
  1. Half a tsp of turmeric paste
  1. 1 tsp of dried and powdered orange peel
  1. Rose water
  1. Milk as much as required to make a smooth paste out of these ingredients.

Directions:

  • Mix all the above ingredients
  • When they form a dense paste add some rosewater because sandalwood has the tendency to absorb the liquid making the paste too thick to be applied.
  • When reached a workable consistency, spread it evenly all over your face.
  • Let this mask dry for half an hour.
  • Now it’s time to wash it clean under running water.

How it works: This fairness facepack is the mother of all face packs. Sandalwood and turmeric are loaded with anti-oxidants, natural moisturizers, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and natural bleaching agents that works for the overall betterment of your complexion.

Tip: We would suggest that you slice up a few cucumbers and place them on your eyes while this chunky facepack for fairness dries. Our beautiful eyes need to relax too.

5. Turmeric and Gram Flour

What all you need:

  1. 1 tsp turmeric paste
  1. 2 tbsp gram flour
  1. Rosewater/raw milk

Directions:

  • In a China dish, mix a teaspoon of turmeric paste in 2 tablespoons of gram flour.
  • As per your preference, pour in a little rosewater or raw milk, or both in equal amounts to form a semi solid concoction.
  • Apply it on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it using circular hand movements on the face to help in scrubbing off dead skin cells.

How it works: Gram flour has unreal benefits for the complexion, it cleanses deeply and brightens up the face. Turmeric is a powerful skin brightening agent in itself. Together they work magic on your face.

Tip: Though we use powdered turmeric in our curries, raw turmeric is available easily at any vegetable store. We suggest you use raw turmeric paste than the factory made powdered one.

6. Banana with Curd and Honey

What all you need:

  1. Half a banana mashed
  1. Half cup curd
  1. 2 tsps of honey.

Directions:

  • Beat the banana really well to make sure there are no lumps.
  • Add homemade curd and honey and blend the three together.
  • You might want to use a facial brush to put on this face pack.
  • Allow it to work on your skin for a good 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with your regular facewash.

Banana Fairness Facepack

How it works: Rich with vitamin A and E, and potassium the yellow fruit promotes a healthy glowing skin. You already know the benefits of curd and honey for the skin. Together the three ingredients help you achieve your skin goals.

Tip: Always use an overripe banana to make this mask.

7. Gram Flour and Lemon Juice or Curd

What all you need:

  1. Half a cup gram flour
  1. Juice of half a lemon
  1. 2 tbsps of curd.

Directions:

  • As per availability take your juice of half a lemon or 2 tablespoons of curd and add that to a dish with the gram flour.
  • Beat it into a thick paste and add a little water.
  • When the cream reaches the desirable consistency, with a facial brush apply it on and rest for a good thirty minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.

How it works: We already know that curd and lemon have great skin whitening properties. When added with gram flour they double up as an effective cleansing agent and makes your skin glow with health.

Tip: Use this facepack for fairness at least twice a week, a Sunday and a Wednesday would be best.

8. Papaya with Lemon Juice or Honey

What all you need:

  1. Few slices of a ripe papaya
  1. Juice of half a lemon
  1. 2 tbsp of honey

Directions:

  • Take 3 to 4 pieces of a really ripe banana and beat it into a mash with the back of your regular tablespoon.
  • Now squeeze in the juice of lemon or the honey.
  • If you have both, add in both the lemon and honey.
  • Blend all the ingredients again, till the pack is smooth.
  • Even it out on your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse it off under tap water.

Papaya Fairness Facepack

How it works: Not only is papaya loaded with vitamin A and papain which are a blessing for tired skin, but the loads of rejuvenating enzymes present in the fruit exfoliates and brings out the glow of your skin. Honey and lemon, with their own benefits boosts up the effectiveness of the face pack.

9. Cucumber Face Pack

What all you need:

  1. Half a cucumber
  1. Half a lemon
  1. A tsp of honey.

Directions:

  • Keep two sliced up pieces of cucumber separate and grate the remaining cucumber finely.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to the pulp.
  • Mix the grated pulp well and apply the pack all over your face.
  • Set the timer for 20 minutes and let the sliced up cucumber rest on your eyes
  • As the timer goes off, rinse off with running water. Welcome to refreshing skin zone.

How it works: Cucumber juice hydrates the skin and cools it down. Lemon bleaches the skin while honey moisturizes.

Tips: Because cucumber juice is too runny, we say don’t lie on your best sheets with this pack.

10. Rose Petal and Milk

What all you need:

  1. Petals of a whole rose
  1. Raw milk

Directions:

  • Keep the rose petals soaked in milk for 2 hours and crush it into a paste in a mortar.
  • The beautiful pink paste can be applied on your face and neck
  • Keep it for 15 minutes before you wash it clean.

Rose Petal Fairness Facepack

How it works: Not only does rose have therapeutic benefits but the sugar and natural oils in it nurtures our skin and locks the moisture in. Milk, with its million skin benefits, adds to the goodness of rose.

Tips: Many use dried and ground rose petals, but we prefer using a fresh rose. Homemade face packs are more organic and show better results.

11. Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice

What all you need:

  1. Half or one leaf of Aloe Vera depending on its size
  1. Half cup lemon

Directions:

  • Scale out the gel from the inside of the aloe vera leaf and beat it into a pulpy mash.
  • Add the lemon juice and blend them together.
  • Apply on your face, preferably in circular motions with the tip of your figures.
  • Let it on for half an hour and clean it.

How it works: With its anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties, Aleo Vera when added to naturally brightening lemon juice, the solution works to polish your skin and bring out the inner glow.

Tips: You may use this pack every alternative day.

12. Mint Leaves Face Pack

What all you need:

  1. 250 grams mint leaves
  1. A spoon full of honey
  1. A cotton ball

Directions:

  • Wash and dry the mint leaves before you put them to use.
  • Crush them into a paste and squeeze out the juice and mix some honey with it.
  • Dip in the cotton ball and apply the juice all over your face and neck.
  • It will take about 15 minutes to dry, after which you can rinse it off in plain water.

How it works: Mint leaves are amazing for the skin, not many know it though. They are excellent astringent and natural moisturizers that also soothe the skin.

Tips: Just like cucumber juice, mint leaves pack could be runny too, avoid expensive clothes and sheets.

13. Almond Oil Face Pack

What all you need:

  1. 1 tsp almond oil
  1. A tsp honey
  1. 1 tsp turmeric paste

Directions:

  • Add a teaspoon of fresh almond to an equal amount of turmeric paste and honey.
  • Blend the three together to form a smooth pack and even it out on your face.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off with your regular face wash.

How it works: With loads of Vitamin E, almond oil can benefit your skin and bring out some shine. The honey and turmeric gives body to the oil and makes it easier for you to apply, not to mention the paybacks of these two ingredients.

Tips: Apply this mask on a holiday so you don’t have to leave house with the yellow face, it will wear off in 2-3 washes.

14. Saffron and Milk Face Pack

What all you need:

  1. 1 tsp Saffron
  1. 1 tsp Raw Milk

Directions:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Make a fine paste of the mixture and massage it on face in circular movements.
  • Let it dry for about 20 minutes before washing it off.

How it works: Raw milk is an effective cleanser and whitener and helps in lightening the skin. Saffron is the best for dry skin too.

Tips: Make sure the milk you use is raw milk, and not any other type. Since its more effective if raw.

15. Strawberry and Honey Face Pack

What all you need:

  1. Strawberries
  1. Milk
  1. Honey

Directions:

  • Mash the strawberries and add some milk and honey with it.
  • Make a thick smooth paste and apply onto face.
  • Leave for 20 minutes before washing the face.

How it works: It is an effective remedy in lightening skin tones of all ages, as there’s a combination of whitening agents and anti-oxidants.

Prevention and After Care

As I always say, before the application of any beauty packs or homemade facepacks, make sure the face is clean and dry. Sweat, dust and smoke particles will prevent the face pack to work effectively. These face masks remove the dead skin cells and bring out the soft new layer and exposing which are vulnerable and too soft. Therefore, you may not want to step into the sun right after having a face pack removed from your skin.

Try any of these homemade face packs that suit you the best or all and feel beautiful and confident!

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A. Debnath

She is a corporate professional. But beyond her regular 9 to 6 job, she is a story teller. She has published stories in numerous books of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Debnath's debut novel is going to be launched by the end of August, 2015. Apart from building stories she contributes her writing to various websites, Fashionlady being one of them.

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4 Comments

  1. Namrata Mitra

    June 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I have used potato for my sun burns but it didn’t work. Is there any other effective home remedy for sunburn?

    • A. Debnath

      June 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Baking soda could be a good option for sunburned skin, as baking soda is alkaline in nature. The anti-septic properties possessed by baking soda can also help relieve the itchiness of the sunburn. Soaking in a bathtub of water with one cup of baking soda can do wonders in getting rid of sunburns in the long run.

  2. Jennifer

    July 10, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Which is the best homemade fairness facepack for oily skin?

    • A. Debnath

      July 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      There are two face packs which work well on oily skin :

      1) Lemon & Honey Face Pack
      – Apply lemon juice solely on your face, but if your skin is too sensitive, dilute the lemon juice with a bit of rose water.
      – After 15 minutes, apply honey onto your face. Let it sit for while.

      2) Cucumber Face Mask
      – Grate a cucumber, and seaparte its juice from the pulp.
      – Refrigerate both the pulp as well as the juice.
      – Dip the pulp after refrigeration into the chilled juice and apply it to your face.
      – Wash it off after 30mins.

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