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Natural Remedies to Improve Complexion

Home remedies to remove Tan:

  • To remove tan, mix rice flour with curd and apply it on the face. Massage gently using circular movements and wash it off after 5 minutes.

  • Mix a tsp of curd, fresh lemon juice and honey and apply it on the face. It lightens skin color.

  • Lettuce(salad) juice can be used in packs to remove tan.

  • Apply raw potato juice to remove tan. It can also be mixed with a little lemon juice as lemon has natural bleaching properties.

  • Mix cucumber paste with lemon juice and fuller's earth(Multani mitti) and apply it for 15 minutes and then wash it off. It is an excellent anti-tan pack.

  • Apply  natural Aloe Vera gel from it’s plant in night before going to bed and wash with cold water in morning , best for skin glow.

  • Mix sesame seed oil(Til ka tel), olive oil and almond oil in the ratio 4:1:1 and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water using gram flour/besan or a mild soap. This is an effective natural remedy to get rid of suntan. It also improves complexion.

  • Mix tomato juice with a little curd and apply. Wash it off after 20 minutes.

  • Use of natural scrub like oatmeal ( add warm water to oatmeal, mix it well to form a paste) helps to remove dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation.

  • Mix a little fresh lemon juice, gram flour ( besan) and curd and apply it on the skin for 15 minutes regularly to get rid of sun tan.

  • Mix 3 drops of fresh lemon juice to a little milk, apply it on the skin, leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with warm water. Do it regularly.


Home remedy for Dark underarms:

Exfoliate your underarms with a mixture of gram flour (besan), wheat bran, raw milk and a few drops of lemon juice. 

Natural bleach: 

Honey mixed with a little lemon juice is an excellent natural bleach.
Dry lemon peels and powder it. It can be used in face mask to get rid of tan. It is a natural bleach.

Natural remedy for Dark neck

Grind raw potato, mix pure sandalwood powder, gram flour and a little lemon juice to the pulp. Apply it to the neck and wash it off after 5-10 minutes. Do this regularly to remove darkness of the skin. 

Natural scrub to have a  bright face:

Mix tomato juice with a little semolina(suji) and use it as a scrub. Do this regularly for a bright face.
Do not use scrub on pimples.

Green gram flour mixed with milk makes a good natural scrub.

Natural cleanser:

Milk is a natural cleanser. Cleanse your face with cotton soaked in raw milk. Use cold skimmed milk to remove your make-up.

Tips to cure stretch marks:

Have a good nutritious diet .
Apply vitamin E oil or Aloe Vera gel to cure stretch marks. This is a good natural remedy for stretch marks.
Apply cocoa butter to cure stretch marks.
Massage with sesame seed oil or olive oil regularly. This helps to fade off stretch marks.

Do regular Yoga to tone your muscles.

For good sleep:
Drink a glass of warm milk mixed with a tsp of honey before going to bed. 

Skin Problems:
Skin problems can be prevented by taking bath with water mixed with tulsi  (Basil) leaves. Basil is a herb found in India, it is available in powder form also. Taking 2-3 basil leaves or (quarter tsp basil powder) in the morning, also improves immunity.

It should not be taken during pregnancy.

Natural remedies for Unwanted Facial Hair:
Mix gram pulse flour (besan), wheat flour, milk cream, a few drops of lemon juice, mustard oil and water together and rub it in circular movements and wash it off. Do it regularly. Start this treatment from an early age as hair is soft and fine at that time. 

Mix sugar, water and lemon juice to a thick paste. Apply it and wash it off when it dries. Do this once a week to prevent hair growth.  

Unwanted facial hair was pinched off using ashes in olden times, but it is very painful. 

Body odor:
Mix juice of one lemon in a bucket of water and bathe in that water.
Wear cotton clothes as they absorb perspiration better.
Keep your underarms free of hair, as hair collects perspiration and might cause offensive odor.
Reduce taking spicy food, as it can give your sweat an odour.
Add rose water to your bath water to keep you fresh.

Natural remedy for dandruff
Take a cup of curd (fat free) and apply it on the scalp .Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with a herbal shampoo. Read  natural hair care for more tips.

Home remedy for Blackheads
Grind ripe papaya until creamy. Mix it with 1/4 tsp of gram flour or besan and apply to the face leaving the area around the eyes. Wash it off with cool water after 15 minutes .

Home remedy for Sunburn
Apply honey or Aloe Vera gel.
Natural  Yogurt can be applied to cure sunburn.

Home remedy for Prickly Heat  
Mix pure sandalwood paste with milk and apply .
Apply water of edible palm fruit  to cure prickly heat.
Natural yogurt can be applied to cure prickly heat
Peel the skin of edible palm fruit and grind it to a paste and apply it. It is an effective home remedy for prickly heat.

Home remedy for Rashes
Apply coconut or palm fruit water to cure rashes.