How to Get Fair Skin Complexion Naturally – 21 Best Home Remedies

Everyone wants to look beautiful and attractive. If you are also one of those and want to get fair skin complexion naturally then you are in the right place.

Here I will explain some of the natural and proven skin care tips to improve skin color and to get fair skin within a week. Yes, you have heard it right within a week.

Note: In this massive list, #13 is my favorite method and if you want to know it then keep reading…


Let’s come to our topic, how to get fair skin naturally and fast…

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How to Get Fair Skin Complexion Naturally and Fast?

The given below I have mentioned for you some amazing skin care tips which I am sure you will like…

A Quick Tip!

Do not just focus on an external glow, an internal glow is also very important to achieve an even skin tone.

1. Drink Lots of Water Daily

Water is essential to keep the body hydrated and make it glow. So, drink daily 2 to 3-liters of water. It is not only good for your skin but also prevents you from lots of other conditions like Kidney stones, constipation, etc…

You have also heard many beauticians saying that one should drink lots of water daily. The reason is, it keeps the body hydrated and gives glowing skin.

2. Eat Salad

The salad is also a natural way of improving skin color and you should eat it daily for quick results. Make sure that you add tomatoes also in your salad as they are rich in Vitamin C and help a lot in giving skin a shiny look.

3. Eat Fruits and Vegetables

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According to a study, the daily consumption of fruits and vegetables improves skin color through increased carotenoid deposition in the skin. (1)

It does not matter which fruit or vegetable you eat, the thing which matters is that you eat fruits and vegetables daily to keep your skin fresh and beautiful because fruits and vegetables have lots of vitamins which skin needs to glow.

Try to avoid the intake of vitamin tablets and increase the use of fruits. Fruits and vegetables are a natural and big source of vitamins.

One thing I want to mention, Vitamin C is very beneficial for our skin as this Vitamin has skin whitening properties which give our skin an internal glow and makes it look beautiful.

Following fruits and vegetables are rich in Vitamin C…

  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons
  • Spinach etc…

4. Drink Fresh Juices

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Drinking fresh juices also make the skin look beautiful and younger. You can drink juices which produce blood. For example carrot juice, pomegranate juice, etc…

Basically, it is all about vitamins which our body needs to glow and juices are the best and easiest ways of getting them. Here I mean the fresh juices.

If possible, drink 1 glass of fresh juice daily (could be anything).

5. Take Adequate Sleep

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Taking proper sleep daily ( 6-8h ) is also very important. This will not only give your skin a shiny look but helps a lot in curing depression, preventing hair loss, increasing height and many other things. So, to live a healthy life proper sleep is necessary.

Not only this but those who have dark circles around the eyes can get rid of them in most of the cases just by taking proper sleep.

Here is a case study showing how skin pigmentation has changed in a patient with sleep disorders. (2)

It has also been seen that those who take sleep for 5 hours or less for a long time look older before age. So, never compromise on your sleep if you want to look younger and healthier for a long time.

6. Avoid Direct Exposure to Sunlight

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Sunlight triggers the production of melanin in the body which darkens the skin. So, avoid going out in direct sunlight as doing so will also help in getting fair skin.

If you need to go outside in the sunlight then use either sunblock or sunscreen.

According to a report by NCBI, exposing skin to sunlight could cause tanning and also darkens the skin. (3)

7. Quit Smoking

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Smoking is not only injurious to health but is also bad for the skin.

The cigarette smoke contains nicotine which reduces the blood flow to the skin and it also contains carbon monoxide which displaces the oxygen and prevents the proper supply of it which leads to skin drying and discoloration.

Cigarette smoke also depletes the essential nutrients like Vitamin C which helps protect the skin against damage and gives it a shiny look.

So, if you really care your skin then it is highly recommended that you stop smoking.

8. Wash your Skin/Face Before Going to Sleep

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Before going to sleep you must wash your face with mild water. Do it regularly to see quick results.

Washing your face and all the naked parts of your body like arms, feet, etc with soap or cleanser removes all the dirt and clean the pores and you will see day by day a good improvement in your skin color.

9. Apply Milk on Your Skin

Preparation Time: 1-2 Minutes

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Raw milk has amazing skin cleaning properties. It acts as a natural moisturizer and cleans the skin effectively.

For best results do not just apply it externally but drink it too.

How to apply?

  • Take a cotton swab and dip it in cold raw milk
  • Apply it on your skin/face smoothly
  • After applying, leave it for 10-15 minutes
  • When the mask is drying, don’t move your face muscles as it could leave fine lines
  • When the mask is dried, wash it with lukewarm water

Please Note:- This method is for those who have dry skin.

10. Yogurt and Lemon

Preparation Time: 2-3 Minutes

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Yogurt contains lactic acid which acts as a bleaching agent for our skin and gives it a fair look.

How to apply?

You can either apply it directly to your skin or you can also add lemon juice to it. It works both ways fine.

  • Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice in 3-4 Tbs of yogurt and mix it
  • After mixing, apply it on your face or where you want
  • After applying and massaging properly, leave it for 2 minutes
  • Now, you can rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Apply it daily for best and quick results

This is a very effective way of getting fair complexion and you will see a huge improvement right after the first use.

11. Apply Lemon to Get Fair Skin

Preparation Time: 1-2 Minutes

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Lemon is a bleaching agent and has properties to clean the skin. It is especially good at cleaning dark spots on areas like elbows, neck, and feet.

How to apply?

  • Take a lemon and cut it into 2 halves
  • Apply it directly on your elbows, feet or neck
  • Apply it in a circular motion for about 5 minutes
  • After that, wash it off with normal water
  • You can apply it 1-2 times daily for quick results

Note: If you want to use it on your face then I recommend that you extract the lemon juice and then dilute it with an equal amount of water to prevent any reactions (for sensitive skin).

12. Gram Flour and Eggs

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

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This is another very effective and proven method of getting fair skin complexion.

You have to make a mixture of gram flour and egg whites. Take 2-3 Tbs of gram flour and 1 egg white and mix it and make sure that mixture is neither hard nor dripping like water.

Now, it is time to apply…

How to apply?

  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck, you can also apply it to other parts where you want
  • After applying, leave it for 15-20 minutes to dry
  • After that, wash it off with mild water
  • Do this 2 to 3 times a week for best results

This is one of the proven home remedies to get fair skin and has shown some great results. You can apply it to see if it works for you or not.

13. Honey and Coffee Powder (My Favorite Method)

Preparation Time: 3-5 Minutes

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Honey and Coffee Powder is also a proven and quick effecting remedy to get fair skin. If you have oily skin and pimples then probably this is the treatment you are looking for.

How to apply?

  • Take 2 tablespoons of Honey and 1 tablespoon of Coffee powder and make a paste
  • After making the paste, apply it on your face and leave for about 30 minutes
  • After that rinse it with lukewarm water
  • Apply it minimum thrice a week for significant results

This is a very quick effecting remedy and you will start seeing the results right after the first use.

It works equally well on dry skin.

14. Apply Ripe Tomatoes 

Preparation Time: 1-2 Minutes

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Tomatoes are very beneficial in improving skin color and giving your skin fair complexion. In order to reap the full benefits, eat daily 1 tomato and also apply 1 tomato on your face or skin.

How to apply?

  • Take a tomato and cut it into 2 halves
  • Rub it on your face or where you want in a circular manner for about 5 minutes
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off
  • Apply it daily, for best results

This is one of the oldest remedies and I guarantee you that you will see the prominent improvement in your skin color within a week.

15. Use Rice Water

Preparation Time: 5-6 Minutes

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I’m sure most of you are unaware of the skin lightening benefits of rice water. Rice water contains ferulic acid which acts as a lightening agent.

How to extract rice water?

  • To get the rice water, take 3 to 5 tablespoons of rice and add 1 cup of water in it
  • Leave it for a minute or two and then stir it properly
  • You will see that the color of water has been changed to milk white

Now, you can stain the water and rice water is ready.

It’s time to apply it…

How to apply?

  • Take a cotton swab, dip it in the rice water and apply it on your skin
  • After applying, gently massage your skin and then leave for about 20-30 minutes
  • After that, wash it with lukewarm water.

Apply this remedy minimum thrice a week and you will see a significant improvement in your skin color.

16. Potatoes

Preparation Time: 1-2 Minutes

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Potato is the most used vegetable in the world, but have you ever thought about the benefits of it. If not, here I am going to tell you the amazing skin lightening benefit of potato.

How to apply?

  • Take a potato and cut it into 2 halves
  • Gently rub it on your skin or face for about 3 to 5 minutes
  • After applying, leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes to dry and then wash it with normal water

You can use this technique daily, but if it is not possible for you then I recommend applying it minimum 3 days a week and you will notice a great improvement in your skin color within a few days.

17. Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

Preparation Time: 3-5 Minutes

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Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells and to get clear skin. I know this seems to be odd but it is a very effective way to get fair skin fast.

According to a report by NCBI, humans shed on the average about 1.5g of the dead keratinized cells of the cornified layer. (4)

Now the question is, how to exfoliate?

Here I am going to share with you a safe and easiest way of exfoliating your skin at home to gain a soft, beautiful and white skin.

  • Take a gentle, everyday cleanser that suits your skin
  • Apply the warm cloth on your face for 1-2 minutes (this will open up the pores)
  • Take an appropriate amount of cleanser on the washcloth and apply it on your face
  • Gently rub it on your face in a circular motion
  • Leave it for a few minutes and then wash with lukewarm water
  • After that, apply any moisturizing cream on your face

This is the safest and quickest way to exfoliate your skin and to get rid of dead skin. This method is suitable for almost each skin type.

18. Honey and Lemon

Preparation Time: 2-3 Minutes

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Both are very good skin cleaning agents and when combined they act as a wonder. In order to get the full benefits, take the equal amounts of both according to your requirements and apply to the area where you want.

After applying, leave for about 10-15 minutes and then wash off.

You can repeat the process daily for best and maximum results.

19. Honey and Cucumber Juice

Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes

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Just like honey and lemon you have to take the equal quantities of both the honey and cucumber juice.

How to apply?

  • Make a mixture and then use a cotton swab or your fingers to apply
  • Gently massage it on your skin for about 3-5 minutes
  • After massaging, leave it for 10 minutes to work
  • Now, you can rinse it off with mild water

If you apply it daily for one week you will see some amazing results. Just try it and you will love it.

20. Coconut Water

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This is another very effective remedy to get rid of dark scars or spots within a matter of days.

You just need to apply the fresh coconut water on your skin and you’ll see how effective it is in lightening your scars and giving you a glowing skin.

You can apply it 1-2 times a day on a daily basis.

It is also recommended that you drink 1 cup of coconut water daily for quick results and to make your skin shine.

21. Baking Soda

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

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If you are facing an uneven skin tone issue then probably this is the home remedy you are looking for. Baking soda has such properties which remove dead skin and even out the skin complexion.

How to use it?

  • First, wash your face with lukewarm water to open up the pores
  • Mix 1 Teaspoon of baking soda in a half cup of water
  • After making the paste, apply it to the affected area
  • Leave for about 5 minutes to dry and then wash it with cold water

You can repeat the process 2-3 times a week.

The great thing about baking soda is, it closes the pores and prevents the gathering of dirt and other chemicals in the skin and that’s why it gives your skin the glow for a long time.

Please Note: This method might not be suitable for sensitive skin. So, before applying, test it on a small area.

The Bottom Line!

I hope, I have answered your question, how to get fair skin complexion naturally. The great thing about these beauty or skin care tips is you do not have to apply different chemicals to your skin like bleaches etc which could in most cases do more harm than good.

Now, I would like to hear from you which methods have worked for you. So, share your experience in comments.

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About the Author:

Usama Azam is a medical student, health expert, and a professional blogger. He writes on different health topics and has helped many people in improving their health.


  1. Lisa Hill February 23, 2019 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Using of these natural ways are really helpful to give the skin actual and lasting change. I have used lemon and honey mixture which is best combinations to get a glowing and healthy skin. Thanks for sharing.

    • Usama Azam February 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear!

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