9 Skin Whitening Remedies You Can Try At Home

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With the emerging anti-racist campaigns all over the world, I was afraid to write on this topic. But keeping in mind the fact that Asian women are still in the complex of white complexion and consider skin whitening as a beauty ritual, I gained the courage to write on this most googled query by most of the women i-e how to get fair complexion?

Skin whitening tips are not all about having white and fair complexion rather it is basically having glowing, even-toned and clear skin. the wrinkled and freckled skin makes you look dull and aged. That’s why it’s a dream of every woman to have flawless fair skin.

With the exposure to sunlight and dirt, your skin becomes tanned and darker than its original shade. You need constant skincare routines to maintain your complexion and beauty.

Here are some home remedies to make your skin even-toned and decrease pigmentation.

Lemon juice with Rosewater:

Lemon has the best bleaching properties. It helps in reduce pigmentation on your skin. And rosewater is very helpful in gaining smooth glowing skin.

Mix one lemon in 50ml of rose water and use it on your face and hands. Rub the solution on your skin before going to bed. You can see the results after using it for 40 days.

Gram flour and Rosewater:

Gram flour has great scrubbing properties and it helps to gain glowing skin.

Mix gram flour with rose water to make a paste. And apply on your face. Leave this paste on your face for 20-30 minutes and then wash with water.

Dried orange peel with yogurt:

Orange peel is rich in vitamin C that has the best whitening properties. Similarly, yogurt has also whitening properties and it makes your skin glowing.

Dry the orange peels in sunlight for a few days. Then grind them into powder and use it with yogurt by making a paste. Let the paste dry on your face and then wash it off with water.


Potato is rich in vitamin C and other minerals. It helps in lightening the color of your skin.

Cut slices of potato and put them on your face especially on dark spots for 15-20 minutes. Then wash your face with water. You can also grate the potato and use its juice on your skin.

Turmeric with milk/yogurt:

Turmeric has antioxidant properties and it helps in reducing melanin production.

By mixing turmeric powder in yogurt or milk, you can make a paste to apply on your skin. Leave that paste on your face for 20-25 minutes. And then wash with water. It will give extra brightness to your face.

Papaya paste:

Papaya fruit has a lot of enzymes that help in gaining glowing skin. You can apply the pulp of fresh papaya on your face to see the results.


Cucumber is helpful in getting rid of dark circles under your eyes. This gives you even-toned skin. similarly, you can also apply grated cucumber and its water on your face to get glowing skin.


Honey has moisturizing properties. It can be used alone or in combination with other natural remedies to lighten your skin tone. It also has anti-aging properties that mean it makes your skin look younger.

Aloe vera:

Aloe vera gel has a lot of health benefits, especially for your skin and hair. It has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties that help you to gain brightness on your face.

Apply aloe vera gel on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash your face with water.

These are all the natural remedies that can be easily available at your homes. Apart from these, some medical treatments and procedures are also available for skin whitening. You can consult the best dermatologist in Lahore through Marham for further information.

And for online consultation, download the Marham mobile app or visit website to find the best health specialists in Pakistan who are giving their services online in this COVID-19 pandemic.


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Aiman Usman (Doctor of Pharmacy)
She is a pharmacy graduate and worked as a hospital pharmacist. Her interests are teaching, blogging, and scientific writings. She likes to write about medicines, health issues, health and beauty-related natural remedies, the nutritional value of different foods, and mental health.
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