Hi, I've got a fair complexion but pimples and tanning made my face worse. It has become rough, please can you suggest any home remedy to make my skin smoother and fair as before.

It is a well known fact that all women actively seek beautiful, smooth and naturally glowing skin, with a fair skin tone. At the same there are many men too, who would like to have skin that is fair and smooth, that is, free of pimples, acne, scars and blemishes. This is probably why the consumer market is full of skincare products that claim to clear the skin, remove the tan and restore its fair skin tone. However, most of these commercial products cost a fortune and besides that, most of them do not even deliver the results that they promise. In fact many commercial skincare products have adverse effects on the skin, mainly because they contain high quantities of harsh chemicals. Hence, people are now seeking methods on how to get smooth skin using simple home remedies.

How to get fair skin naturally?

Fair skin is still admired in some parts of the world, whereas in the west most people explore different techniques on how to get a tan with fair skin. People who want to lighten their skin and get rid of the tan are known to bleach their skin regularly. However, bleach does not suit everyone, especially those people who have sensitive skin. Fortunately, there are several fair skin tips, which can help people get rid of their tan, thereby lightening their skin tone, by a couple of shades. Given below are some of the most highly recommended ways to get fair skin naturally:

  • Grate a cold potato and apply it the affected part of the skin. Leave the potato on for at least 15 minutes, before using cold water to rinse the skin off
  • Make a mixture of fresh lemon juice and add some turmeric powder to it. Apply this mixture on the skin and let it stay for around 10 minutes before rinsing it
  • Mix some oatmeal to plain and fresh yogurt to make a fine paste. Apply a thick layer of this paste to the affected skin and leave it on till it dries up. Rinse the skin properly, with cool water.

How to get smooth skin on the body and face?

When people look for option on how to get smooth skin, naturally, at home, it usually means that they need home remedies for acne or pimples. Given below are some of the most common smooth skin tips, which can prevent the occurrence of acne, thereby keeping the skin soft and smooth:

  • Ice: This is one of the most effective home remedies for getting rid of pimples and preventing them from recurring. Ice cubes should be rubbed directly on the affected area, for around 5 minutes or so, around 3 or 4 times a day.
  • Essential oil: Certain varieties of essential oil contain antibacterial properties, which reduces skin inflammation and subsequently acne. Some of the most effective types of essential oil are tea tree oil, jojoba oil and lavender oil. However, any essential oil should always be diluted in water, before it is applied to the skin.
  • Tomato: Extract the pulp of a ripe tomato, before applying it directly on the area that has been affected by the acne. For maximum effectiveness, the tomato pulp needs to be left on to the skin for at least and hour or so, before it is washed off.
  • Toothpaste: This home remedy is very effective in getting rid of acne. A tiny amount of regular toothpaste needs to be applied on to the acne and spread evenly, just before going to bed. The face then needs to be washed the first thing in the morning, as soon as the person wakes up.

While the remedies mentioned above are fairly safe, if used correctly, it is best to consult a doctor, before trying any of them.

answered by M W

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