Each and every one of us is born with a unique complexion. Whether its pale, white, dark or wheat-like, each one is beautiful. But, as we start stepping out of our houses more, pollution and sunlight takes its toll on our skin. Thus, darkening and damaging it and hastening the process of ageing. Instead of wasting your time, money and effort on buying various skin-fairness creams and gels, you can make your own natural scrubs at home. Home-made scrubs take time to make your skin look fairer. But with consistent application of scrubs and proper diet, the result will be evident in a few months.
Here Are 5 Simple Yet Effective Natural Facial Scrubs To Get Fairer Skin:
Yogurt-Lemon Face Scrub
Lemon has anti-tanning properties and is also a natural bleaching agent. Yogurt contains zinc that helps remove suntan. It also contains lactic acid that moisturizes the skin. In a bowl, put 3 tbsp of yogurt and add 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix well and apply on face and neck. Wash it off slowly with cold water. You may also use this as a night cream. If your skin itches or causes irritation after applying this scrub, immediately wash it off and next time use tomato puree instead of lemon juice.
Papaya-Cream Face Scrub
Papaya, being a rich source of Vitamin A, helps remove dead skin and break down inactive proteins present in the skin. Papaya also keeps your hydrated. Cream replenishes the skin, making it glow and look radiant. Mash a small piece of papaya with a fork and then add 1 tbsp of cream (fresh) to it. Blend well and apply for 30 minutes. Gently scrub off with cold water.
Strawberry And Honey Face Scrub
Strawberry is an antioxidant fruit. It exfoliates the skin and tightens the pores. Honey on the other hand, moisturizes skin, cleans the pores, acts as a gentle exfoliator and helps remove acne. Take 3 fresh strawberries and crush them. Pour 1 tbsp of honey into the mashed strawberries. Blend them together and apply. Gently scrub for 5 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
Bananas are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and also in potassium, iron, manganese and zinc and the list goes on. Application of banana on your skin will help you keep it in an excellent condition. Mash one banana and apply it on your face and neck region. Let it dry completely and then wash it off with cold water. Oatmeal Face scrub Oatmeal is an excellent face mask to exfoliate your skin as it is granular and scrubs very well. This particular scrub gives expeditious results. Firstly, wash your face with warm water. In 1/4th of a bowl of oatmeal, add half a spoon of orange zest and 2 spoons of honey. Mix well and scrub your face gently with it for 3-4 minutes. Wash it off with warm water only. After applying this scrub regularly for a few days, you will be able to feel the smooth texture and observe a marginal change in your complexion.
Almond Face Scrub
Almond has skin healing properties, which is why it is extensively used in beautification products. The presence of Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant agent and also protects the skin from heat and direct sunlight. Grind a handful of almonds in a cup. Add sufficient water and slowly massage the paste in your skin. Stop the massaging after 10 minutes and start again after 7-8 minutes. You will observe that a considerable amount of dead skin has vanished, making your skin glow. This exercise also helps in opening up the pores and letting them breathe.