Let’s agree. We as Indians are obsessed over fair skin, it is still a sort of prized possession and many of us are constantly looking for remedies to get fair complexion. There are many reasons that define our skin tone, from genetics, sun exposure to chemical imbalances in the body.

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However, the natural skin colour is mainly dependent on the substance called pigment melanin, produced by the melanocytes within the skin cells and it plays a major role in defining the skin tone is darker looking individuals. But, when it comes to those with fair skin, the colour depends on the bluish-white connective tissue present under the dermis – a layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues and the amount of haemoglobin circulating in the veins under the skin.

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Having said that, if you observe the skin tone is not equal across any individual’s body. While the elbows, knees, ankles are usually darker than the rest of the body skin on the palm and sole looks much lighter.

And if you are those wondering how to get fair skin fast permanently, well, we are not judgmental. In fact, we will tell you how the various ways of getting fair skin fast, permanently and naturally. Also Read: Malai: This Is How Fresh Cream Can Make You Beautiful

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7 Simple Tips To Attain A Bright, Even Complexion: 

Eat Nutritious Food

The first and foremost factor that defines a healthy, glowing skin is your nutritious intake of food. Make sure to include loads of vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products in the daily diet for the skin to get glowing from inside. Avoid deep-fried, spicy, packaged, processed foods that can leave the skin look dull, unhealthy, causing sudden breakout of acne, pimples and blisters.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Dermatologists suggest that nothing works like water in keeping your skin healthy and fair. Guzzle down at least 8 glasses of water daily to flush out toxins from the body, keep you hydrated and provide a natural glow to the skin. Also go for plenty of fresh apples, chikkus, banana and other seasonal fruit milkshakes to help you get a fairer skin tone.

Use Sunscreen

Though we all know about the ill-effects of UV radiation, many of us ignore applying sunscreen while stepping out. Dabble your skin including face, hands, feet with generous amounts of sunscreen to avoid tan, freckles. A tanned skin masks the naturally fair skin and it takes time to get it back. Also Read: Sunguard Your Skin With These Homemade Sunscreens

Sleep Well

Nothing restores your fairer skin and its natural glow than a good night’s sleep. Make sure to catch sound sleep for 8 hours to avoid skin breakouts, dark circles, and a dull, dark complexion. Ensure to lie down on cleaner bedsheets and pillow covers to avoid skin problems.

Routine Cleansing Detox

A healthy morning schedule is critical to maintaining clear, bright skin. Drinking a glass of lukewarm water with a little lemon juice and a dash of honey on an empty stomach works wonders in clearing the bloodstream, purifying the liver, kidneys, urinary tract of harmful toxins. Moreover, antioxidant vitamin C in lemon and antimicrobial traits of honey foster smooth, soft, flawless and radiant skin.

Nourishing Night Creams

Applying a night cream with a light consistency that is packed with skin-friendly ingredients such as vitamins A, C, E, emollients like shea butter, olive oil, essential oils of tea tree, rose and peptides visibly enhance skin complexion. Besides getting ample hours of beauty sleep at the end of a long, tiring day, the skin undergoes cell repair and absorbs these nutrients significantly better at nighttime.

Relaxing Oil Massage 

While a full body massage at a spa aids in unwinding after a stressful month at work, which loosens the tight knots in shoulder and back muscles, likewise rubbing in some wholesome argan oil or groundnut oil in circular motions helps to relieve the tension in facial muscles. This in turns improves blood and nutrient circulation, stimulates collagen production for the formation of new, refined skin cells, tissues for a natural refreshed glow.

Besides these steps, follow a skin care regimen on a regular basis to gain brighter, fairer skin complexion that will stay with you permanently.

DIY Beauty Recipes To Lighten Skin Tone:

Milk And Banana Face Pack: 


1 tsp milk

2 tsp mashed ripe banana

1 tsp plain honey


Mix milk, mashed ripe banana and honey.

Apply it as a thin layer on the face, let it dry for 15 minutes.

Wash with plain water and do not use soap.

How It Works: 

Bananas are rich in vitamin A and potassium that help in repairing the skin, while good amounts of lactic acid in milk removes tan, sunburn, moisturizes the dry skin. Honey being rich antioxidants, antibacterial and antiseptic properties clears clogged pores, gives clear complexion.

Turmeric And Chickpea Flour Face Pack: 


1 tsp Kasturi turmeric powder

½ tsp chickpea flour

1 tsp plain curd or milk

½ tsp honey


Mix turmeric, chickpea flour, curd and honey into a paste.

Apply it on the face and allow it to dry

Wash it with plain water and do not use soap.

How It Works:

This is a time-tested traditional face pack that works for all skin types. Turmeric is a rich source of antioxidants and it reduces inflammation in the skin. The curcumin in turmeric reduces pigmentation and regular application of this face pack helps dark spots to fade away. Curd is heaped with lactic acid which improves complexion while chickpea flour is loaded with zinc that helps in fighting skin infections.

Rose Water And Basil Face Pack:


A bunch of fresh Basil (Tulsi) leaves

1 tsp rose water


Make a paste of tulsi leaves using very little water.

Add rose water to it and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Allow tulsi paste to absorb rose water and apply it as a face pack

Let it dry and wash it with plain water

How It Works:

Tulsi leaves are known for excellent cooling properties. Being antifungal in nature, this paste prevents skin infections, soothes sunburn by restoring a natural glow. Rosewater is a wonder ingredient that can provide lighter complexion to the skin besides avoiding itchy patches on the skin.