Tips For Complexion and Fair Skin

Complexion Definition, Meaning & Types

Complexion refers to the natural color and appearance of the skin of a person. Human skin color can range from black to pinkish white. In pinkish white complexion the skin color is actually colorless, showing pink color of the blood in the skin. On average, women have slightly lighter skin than men.

Many people, specially girls and women want to know how to improve skin colour from black to white, in other words, they want to get fair skin.

In general, people originated from sunny regions have darker skin color (darker complexion) type than people from regions of less sunlight (fair complexion). Nature has powered human body to protect itself from any harmful effects of sun. Therefore, people who live for long periods in sunny regions, i.e near the Equator have larger quantities of melanin, a protein molecule in their skins to protect them against high levels of exposure to the sun. This makes their skins dark brown or black.




Many names have come from the person's skin color or complexion. For example

  1. The Indian names Kalu, Bhure Lal or Gori Bai: a person with black (dark), brown or fair skinned people.
  2. The Scottish surname Bain : a person with a light colored-hair.
  3. The Irish surname Rogan : a person with red hair.
  4. The English surname Brown : a person with darker complexion.
    The English surname White : a person with light or white complexion.
  5. The surname Gough : a person with red or ruddy complexion.
  6. Dunn hair : a person with a brown or dark hair.

How To Get Fair Skin Complexion

Fairness Tips

For a beautiful personality, complexion is not important. There are many beautiful women who have dark complexion and there are many "not so beautiful" women who have fair color.

Many fair complexion people wish to change their skin to a dark one. Similarly, dark complexion people, mainly girls want to get a fairer skin.

  1. Lime or lemon juice, turmeric, honey, etc are natural bleach that improve skin complexion. They remove tan and make your skin fairer. (Note that lemon juice is more effective than lime juice).
  2. Cucumber juice can be applied on dry as well as oily skin to improve skin complexion. To make cucumber juice, grate cucumber (with skin) and squeeze it. Only 1/2 to 1 teaspoon is sufficient for a single application.
  3. Drink 10 glasses of water daily. It will help in getting rid off any dark under eye circles.

Foods For Fair Complexion

Eating apples, guava, pears and peaches, with their skin.

Try the following pastes, mixtures or scrubs. If done daily, you will see a difference in about 10 days. The fair skin remedies are also given for small babies.

All the mixtures, pastes and scrubs should be prepared freshly as they do not keep for a long time.

  1. Apply a mixture of equal amounts of lemon juice and honey on the face and whole body. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off.
  2. Apply a mixture of equal amounts of lemon and cucumber juice on the face and whole body. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off. If your skin is dry, use honey and lemon juice.
  3. First scrub your face with cucumber slices and then apply cucumber juice (with skin on cucumber) to your face, leave it there overnight and wash in the morning.
  4. Apply a gram flour (besan) and turmeric spiceor haldi paste on face and neck. After sometime when it dries, scrub it off gently. In India, this paste is generally used for a bride a few days prior to her wedding to improve her skin color. This would also gradually reduce body hair over a period of time.
  5. For 15 days, apply a paste of gram flour (besan), milk (2 teaspoon) and lime juice(3-4 drops) on face and neck for 15 minutes and wash with water. Repeat every 2 weeks.
  6. Apply yogurt to the face.
  7. Apply grated white radish or its juice.
  8. Mix honey with equal amount of almond oil. Apply on the face every night.
  9. Mix oatmeal with yogurt and tomato juice and apply on the face. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes.
  10. Apply a mixture of 3-4 drops of lime juice and a grated tomato on face and neck for 15 minutes for 15 days. Wash with cold water.
  11. Mix some turmeric to yogurt and apply it on the face, neck and arms for 30 minutes. Then wash with cold water.
  12. Make a paste of turmeric (haldi) powder with fresh lime juice and apply.
  13. Make a scrub of sandalwood powder mixed with almond powder or almond oil and milk. Massage gently on the darker areas like neck, around lips, below eyes, etc..
  14. Cut lime in slices and rub on the face slowly 2 - 3 times. Leave for about 5 minutes, then wash with cool water. Repeat 3-4 times a week.
  15. Make a paste by grinding mint leaves in water. Apply on the face and neck for 20 minutes and then wash with water.

    Skin Toner

    Take a leaf of an aloe-vera plant, break it into two and mix its juice mixed with rose water. Apply it on your face and neck for skin protection from tanning and clogging. This also helps to overcome the skin allergies, itching and rashes.

  16. Make a paste by mixing a pinch of cinnamon powder to 1/2 teaspoon honey. Apply on the face every night.
  17. Make a paste of 4 almonds soaked in milk overnight. Apply it your face and neck before going to bed. Wash with cold water in the morning. Repeat daily for 15 days.
  18. Sneha suggests to take some tulsi (besil) leaves, grind it and sqeeze them to get the juice. Mix this tulsi juice with lime juice and massage it on your face and neck for 10-15 minutes. You will definately see improvement in 15 days.
  19. Make a paste of honey, milk, yogurt, and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions and apply on face and whole body.
  20. Mix 4 parts milk, 1 part honey, and 2 part lemon juice and apply the mixture on the tanned areas for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water when dry. This acts as a bleach.
  21. Fair look, oily skin:
    1. Apply a mixture of equal amounts of lemon and cucumber juice on the face and whole body. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off. This will transform your skin to light complexion.
    2. Apply cucumber pulp with yogurt on your face and neck for 20 minutes and then wash with cold water.
    3. Make a paste by mixing papaya, honey, milk, and milk powder. Apply on face and leave for a few minutes and wash.
    4. Apply egg white to your face.
  22. Fair look, dry skin:
    Apply a mixture of equal amounts of cucumber juice and honey on the face and whole body. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off.
  23. Dark hands: To remove a tan from the hands, apply a paste of sunflower oil, lemon juice and sugar for 15-20 minutes and then wash with cold water.
  24. Dark feet: Soak feet in water containing some lemon juice for 10-15 minutes.
  25. Dark ankles & elbow: Soak in water containing some lemon juice for 10-15 minutes.
  26. Dark neck: Apply a mixture of lemon and cucumber juice (equal amount) with 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  27. Dark lips: If your black lips have been caused by drinking too much tea, coffee or by smoking, you will need to discontinue them. Apply Vaseline with a few drops of lemon juice to your lips regularly at night. This keeps lips moisturised. In the morning, rub your lips with a toothbrush to remove dead skin.


  28. Fair Skin For Babies:

    Massage the body with almond oil or any other oil once a week. Give baby a bath after 15 minutes.
  29. Complection of unborn child

    Some people believe that the complection of an unborn child can be improved if the pregnant mother eats certain foods during pregnancy.
    According to Chinese, a woman can influence the colour of her baby's skin by the type of food she eats. If one want to have the baby with bright skin (light color), one should eat light colored food during pregnancy.
    Some Indians believe that if you drink milk with a few strands of saffron added during pregnancy, then the child's skin will be of light color. However, there is no study available on these sayings.


Saba Singh, IP: 183.82.117.204  2:25am on Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Home remedies like almond oil, turmeric, curd etc are natural ways to get fair skin and fair face. Specifically curd has anti acne properties. Turmeric helps to improve your complexion. Almond will benefit you to increase the fairness and make your skin and face healthy. Please refer this video to learn how to use these remedies for getting a fair skin from your home. Here is an informative video on this subject


agnes cabantog, IP: 121.54.54.169  1:41am on Friday, July 8th, 2016

i have a 9 yr old daughter. she had fair skin before. but now its darker. how can she regain her fairness?


Serah, IP: 188.51.17.242  4:55am on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

I was very fair when I was born but as I've grown I've lost my fair complexion and have a wheatish complexion. Can I regain the complexion that I had in my childhood?
Admin:  You may try lemon, honey and cucumber recipes.


ragava, IP: 8.37.233.67  3:11am on Friday, January 29th, 2016

How can I recover my skin tone.


twinkl, IP: 101.60.161.249  5:52am on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Hi my actual comlexion is white bt now its brown !! N my skin pores are opened moreover m suffering from extreme melanin secretion at some parts on face . How to cure this problem


Usha, IP: 106.77.181.153  11:01am on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Hi my skin is normal but not dark nearly 1 year am using skinlite cream but without cream how can I get fair skin.


karishma, IP: 124.155.251.56  7:26am on Saturday, October 10th, 2015

i have wheatish skin shade. Please advice me to get fair and fine lines free skin with natural remedies thank you.


pooja, IP: 168.235.200.122  3:16am on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Hands legs fair h but sun k karan skin black ho gya h plz suggest me what can I use Aur jo quick result de nd daily Kyq use kru in face.
Admin:  Please follow the tips given in the article.


dolly, IP: 43.230.175.53  5:02am on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

My facial skin is getting darker in an uneven tone looking very dull and dead, drooping down just at the age of 30 and kindly suggest me some ayurveda medicine to treat these problems and i feel nausea through out the day nd I feel as if my body is shivering what actually is not.


laxman, IP: 117.203.98.33  12:59pm on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Iam little bit dark in colour so I want to become little fair. What should I use??
Admin:  Dark complexion by birth cannot be improved.


uday, IP: 101.63.228.152  6:26am on Monday, April 27th, 2015

I am dark colour Indian please suggest me to get fair by using vegetables.
Admin:  Dark color by birth can not be changed. However, you can try the methods given in the article.


Humera, IP: 223.236.8.34  11:47am on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Iam getting married in next 20 days. Iam normal fair in colour but suddenly due to sun exposure my face alone changed black. Please help to get rid of this
Admin:  As suggested in the article, you can try cucumber juice, lime juice, honey, etc. Please read the details in the article.


mEghaNa, IP: 223.227.184.38  5:42am on Sunday, April 12th, 2015

I had a fair complexion before. And am 14 now i wanna improve my complexion as before as soon as possible bcoz of my mrs beauty competition at school so plz recommnd me a really effective fast working treatmnt pls pls i request u
Admin:  As suggested in the article, you can try cucumber juice, lime juice, honey, etc. Please read the details in the article.


anusri, IP: 115.241.114.69  5:31am on Sunday, April 5th, 2015

I have pimple marks in my face .How can I get rid off. Some are saying use aavaaram poo, shall i use this.


Purbi, IP: 104.137.243.0  1:17pm on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

I am using lemon juice and Honey Its doing well.I think so my skin getting fair .


abc, IP: 162.44.250.21  6:42am on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

my skin tone is not equal forehead and chin is darker then cheeks..and dark circles around my eyes..suggest me tips for even fair and glowing complexion.


lwandile mngomezulu, IP: 197.77.168.61  12:36am on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

My lips are burnt,with vicks. my skin is to dark. I want to change it a little bit. Dark to fair or medium.
Admin:  You can use the cucumber-lemon or cucumber-honey recipe on your lips and see the results.


kalpana roy, IP: 203.200.180.234  3:35am on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Really it is work for my skin


Anonymous, IP: 70.39.186.221  10:04pm on Thursday, November 27th, 2014

my skin colour is nt fair nd nt dark m my colour is medium my colour is not dark from birth bt i was vry ill when i was in 3rd class nd i was ill for 2years nd in that days i become dark how can i get fair more fair plz tell me..........-


Asante, IP: 41.215.169.88  7:50pm on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Please my I was fair in color but due do the sun I have lost my color with fair and black color mix together.
Admin:  Please apply a mixture of cucumber and lime juice for 15 minutes twice daily for 1 week and see the results.


zoya, IP: 49.201.11.135  6:55am on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

My hands and legs color is average but my face not so like this ... how should i get fair white and glowing skin


MERI, IP: 62.24.114.139  7:53am on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

IF I USE LEMON ON MY FACE I TEND TO GET RASHES. COULD THERE BE ANOTHER OPTION?
Admin:  Try to use only for a few minutes, and see the results.


piya, IP: 117.198.220.254  11:30am on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I have wheatish complexion and I started using a cream but after stopping it, my skin became darker. Please suggest me the natural way to get a healthy and fair skin again.
Admin:  Please try the suggestions given on this page and other beauty pages on this site.


seerat ahmad, IP: 139.190.78.201  6:23pm on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

my skin tone is not equal forehead and chin is darker then cheeks..and dark circles around my eyes..suggest me tips for even fair and glowing complexion.


devashree, IP: 117.200.199.113  5:15am on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

My face is of dark complexion so should I do and use and hand skin is dry.
Admin:  Please try the cucumber & lime juice (or honey) as suggested in the Article.


tamanna, IP: 180.234.75.246  7:41pm on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Which recipes and foods are best to get fair and glowing skin?
Admin:  For good foods for skin, read /beauty/natural-foods-skincare


Neela, IP: 180.215.100.9  9:43pm on Monday, September 2nd, 2013

My skin tone is dark suggest me some cream to become fair.


Anitha, IP: 117.200.10.69  11:34pm on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

My lips are so dark in color I am losing my confidence because of my lips. Please give me any suggestion it will help me a lot.


Aliza, IP: 182.189.67.221  6:35pm on Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Fair skin recipies really worked, specially cucumber and lemon juice recipes.


Shan, IP: 115.132.211.44  9:56pm on Friday, July 5th, 2013

I medium complexion, but one year my complexion became of wrongly used face product it's really burn my skin till now I tried many products but not getting my earlier complexion.
Admin:  Please use the tips given on this page.


Shruty shubhangi, IP: 117.244.213.129  3:49am on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

My skin is not so dark and not so fair it's ok but whenever I go out in the sun my face become darker. It looks like it gets burn. Also I have a spot on my nose from my childhood
so I want to ask u to give me a best treatment to make my face clear and clean.
Admin:  1. Use sunscreen when go out. 2.Mix tomato or cucumber juice with lemon juice and rub on your face and neck. This natural bleach will give a glow to your face.


Shaily, IP: 117.218.97.81  9:13am on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

My skin colour is whitish. What to do to get a glow on our skin and for some fairness.


hazel jane rufino, IP: 112.198.64.75  1:49am on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Do i need to follow all this I just need to choose what tips is best for me??
Admin:  You need not to follow all, just start with one and see the results. If that does not work then try another.


Sanjana rani, IP: 119.157.182.122  12:26pm on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

My skin complexion is fair but I have white patches like dandruff, which effects by leaving dark spots on my face, tell me any home made tip please.


Savita, IP: 78.101.81.172  10:55am on Monday, May 27th, 2013

I have dark on the hands and feet.


Farha, IP: 103.245.196.33  5:18am on Friday, April 26th, 2013

Its really helpful. I have dark patches around my mouth, please tel me what to do?


Rama, IP: 116.202.129.251  12:57am on Saturday, April 13th, 2013

I have a dark complexion so I would like to lighten my skin tone a bit (i.e.dusky colour)so kindly suggest me a remedy which would show some changes in my skin tone and I would like to use a remedy which either do not damage my skin as well as I want to have a dusky colour naturally.


Karan, IP: 70.39.187.249  10:53am on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I was not dark from my birth but when I grew up my skin became brown. Suggest some creams or tips.
Admin:  Try the cucumber and lemon juice as suggested on this page.


lakma, IP: 182.183.207.149  11:48am on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

It is a very good with many useful tips for skin which helped me a lot.


Larry Holmes, IP: 173.14.229.50  12:11pm on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

My skin tone is medium dark and everywhere a lot of shirts and shorts in my area and parts of my body that I don't visibly show like my upper legs, chest, back, upper arm has a medium skin tone. Parts of the body parts that do show, have a darker skin tone (i.e. hands, feet, especially face) I want to know and I wanted to know if there is any way I can improve the darker parts of my body to match the lighter parts of my body?
Admin:  The open parts of your body are darker because of exposure to sun light. There is a possibility to improve them. Please try applying cucumber and lemon juice mixture.


Taymee, IP: 217.117.1.101  7:17am on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

My face is filled with dark spots as a result of pimples and I want to clear it off and have a fair complexion like before. What can I use?


Aisha, IP: 119.155.9.240  6:56am on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

My complexion was fair but now has been in teen colour. Kindly suggest me medicine which can be used in night cream so that I can be fair.


akriti, IP: 123.201.25.100  4:14am on Friday, February 8th, 2013

how to prepare lemon juice?


Rahul Kumar, IP: 199.190.46.178  8:02am on Monday, January 21st, 2013

My skin is fair and oily, every day after bath my skin looks fair but when I see my face after coming from college my skin becomes dark and more oily. How to have instant fairness full day and my neck become dark because of UV rays help me to make it fair.
Admin:  There is no instant way to get fair. However, when you go out, your skin becomes dark because of UV exposure. Use a good sunscreen with SPF more than 30 to avoid harmful effects of sun.


Jessieca, IP: 60.48.85.254  1:00am on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

I have a lot of pimple marks on my face.How to clear them?


Aamir Ali Shaikh, IP: 202.69.15.156  9:00am on Monday, January 14th, 2013

mera color normal fair like as wheaty hye or meri skin oily hye kuch batiye k meri skin buhat fair ho jai kio k meri shadi hye 1 month main please help me me apni skin buhat white fair karna chahta hoon plz help me
Admin:  Please try using cucumber juice recipe as suggested on this page for 2 weeks.


Prerna singh, IP: 106.218.244.131  1:36am on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

My skin color is brown type not black and my face is oily. Please suggest to get fair skin in one month.
Admin:  Try cucumber and lemon juice as suggested on this page.


Bhayva, IP: 112.79.42.135  5:43am on Saturday, December 29th, 2012

I am in normal(skin) colour. I have 2-3 pimples on my face. I want to know that how can I get out of the the pimples on my face?
Admin:  Don't worry, pimples are natural and will will go after some time. Don't touch them.


Hana, IP: 223.224.14.45  11:29pm on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

I have a light brown (not dark)skin and no problem with that because I like my color. I want to know whether Jovees skin care products are good because my heels have cracked.


anjali, IP: 59.92.74.83  7:08am on Friday, November 30th, 2012

My daughter's fair colour gradually changed after the age of 7. It is possible to get back fair skin?
Admin:  Yes to an extent. Try cucumber juice and lemon juice or honey mixture as mentioned above.


pooja, IP: 122.170.77.152  2:23am on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I am getting married on 25th dec n my skin is wheatish. I want to get my face fair, can you suggest me what to use for my face.
Admin:  Try using a mask of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and almond oil 2-3 times a week.


Raazia, IP: 110.36.179.1  12:30am on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

My skin tone is very dark. I used creams, cleansers facial but no effect. Please give me suggestion . How can i get fair complexion?
Admin:  Complexion by birth cannot be improved, but you can try to get your skin glow.


Mags, IP: 197.226.99.126  11:56am on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Hi I have grey hair, please give me some natural way to dye. I use Henna but wish to get it darker hue.Other market dyes cause allergic reactions.


mishaal, IP: 182.185.109.16  1:32am on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

me chahti hoon k mera face shiny n clean lage to is k liye kya use karron k mera face natural beautiful lagne lage


Saima jan, IP: 106.200.76.114  9:38am on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

My hands are dry so plz recommend me what I apply on my hands so that it looks beautiful.
Admin:  Drink lots of water so your body remains hydrated. Apply a moisturisation cream. Apply coconut oil, rub banana or avocado pulp.


Arifha, IP: 203.192.219.165  5:24am on Sunday, November 18th, 2012

plz help me out
I get pimples on regular basis and leaves a dark spot of it.
And my complexion is really not so fair .
Plz help me out for pimples and also to make fairer complexion


Sanam shahid, IP: 24.52.196.203  3:32pm on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

My skin is fair but now white spot on my face like dandruff. Please help me my skin is oily.


Jai, IP: 117.193.132.51  1:34am on Friday, November 9th, 2012

I am dark, I would like to improve my skin tone little bit and want to be look clean without any dark spot and pimples.
Admin:  You can try to apply honey, cucumber and lemon juice.


ranjeet, IP: 49.201.118.224  2:56am on Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Can we also use honey and lemon for oily skin. It is good for all type of skin or not ?
Admin:  Use a mixture of cucumbernband lemon juices.


Rani neha singha, IP: 124.125.66.80  12:44am on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Mera skin bahut jada dark h. Pleage koe cream bataea.
Admin:  Any cream containing cucumber,honey,lemon, etc.


Ravindra, IP: 122.176.59.111  11:59pm on Friday, October 19th, 2012

Meri skin dark or oily hai, please help me.
Admin:  If you are dark from birth, then you cannot improve much. Use cucumber and lemon juice recipe given above.


Neha, IP: 223.190.239.204  6:01am on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

I am dark skinned. Which is the best way to get fair skin?


PK, IP: 60.242.82.23  6:36pm on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Some of the fair skin recipes have improved my complexion. Thanks.


Amit Kantode, IP: 60.242.82.23  7:24pm on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Fair skin recipes really works!




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