Best Skin Whitening Home Remedies (Natural Skin Lightening Remedies)

Skin Whitening Remedies: It is almost a craze among the teenagers and women these days to have a lighter complexion. Among these people, some may experience imbalanced skin tone, such as darker complexion on the neck, but fairer on the face. While the rest just deal with pigmentation issues caused by sunburn. Generally, prolonged exposure to sun can make one’s skin go dark, dull and dry. Also, prolonged use of some chemical products can result in the same manner.

We all know that that are numerous skin whitening creams available in the market these days- literally at every drug store and parlor you go to. You get these products at just about any budget. In fact, the tele is flooded with adverts that urge you try fancy products that have large claims. But, do not be fooled! 60% of the products that have tall claims are loaded with chemicals, and are sure to harm the skin in the long run. Now, I am not saying that all of the products are harmful, some may work and some may not. But it is best that you avoid products that claim to work overnight for they might trigger side effects like acne breakout, dullness, and uneven skin tone.

Whatever the case may be, especially when it concerns the skin, natural remedies are the way to go! They are mild on the skin and give you although not exact, but certainly incredible results that you have been looking for. Having said that, here are few skin whitening home remedies that are really effective in lightening your skinNot only are these affordable, but they are also easily available at home and work wonders in lightening your skin. However, note that these remedies will work only to some extent, to bring out your natural skin color instead of bleaching it. These remedies work well to eliminate prolonged sunburn too. Read on for more!

Best Skin Whitening Home Remedies
Best Skin Whitening Home Remedies

Best Skin Whitening Home Remedies (Skin Lightening Remedies)

Dried Orange Peel Yogurt Face Pack
Dried Orange Peel Yogurt Face Pack

1. Dried orange peels + yogurt

You can dry the orange peels by placing them under the hot sun until the peels turn dry and crisp. Later, grind the dried peels into powder. Mix a tablespoon of this with a tablespoon of fresh yogurt to make a paste. Then apply this paste over cleansed face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Repeat this at least thrice in a week for best results.

Also read: Benefits and Uses of Lemon Peels

Tomato, Oatmeal, Yogurt
Tomato, Oatmeal, Yogurt

2. Tomato + yogurt + oatmeal

This is a potent yet gentle remedy that suits all skin types. All you have to do is to mix a tablespoon of oatmeal with a tablespoon of tomato juice and yogurt each. Mix well until you get a thick paste. Apply this on your face just like you would with your regular face mask and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. You may follow up with a mild skin moisturizer afterwards.

Must read: Yoga To Get a Glowing Skin Naturally

milk lemon juice honey face mask
Milk, lemon juice, Honey face mask

3. Milk + lemon juice + honey

Milk, lemon and honey, make a magical potion that lightens your skin better than most expensive cosmetic products. Make sure to use fresh lemon juice for this remedy. Mix a tablespoon of milk and lemon juice each in a bowl. Then, add in a teaspoon of honey. Honey acts as moisturizing agent that balances out the drying property of lemon. Mix these ingredients well and apply over cleansed face. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off.

Also read: Incredible Health & Skin Benefits Of Banana


4. Yogurt

Not only is yogurt yummy, but it is also great for the digestive system. But that’s not all. It also does a lot of favors to your skin too. Thanks to the lactic acid present in this probiotic, when applied on the skin, yogurt naturally bleaches and moisturizes it. Simply spread some fresh yogurt onto your face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off as usual. As an alternative, you can also try mixing yogurt with a tablespoon of honey or lemon for best results.

Must read: How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?


5. Lemon

There is no better natural bleaching agent than lemon! Cut out a small part of lemon and rub it on your face in a circular motion. Allow the juice to stay on your face for at least 30 minutes. Later, you may wash off using lukewarm water. Do this daily for best results. But you must also bear in mind that lemons can dry out the skin. For a natural alternative, you may apply some honey onto your face after trying out this remedy to lock in some moisture. You may also use your regular face moisturizer.

Also read: 15 Home Remedies For Dry Skin

 Gram flour
Gram flour

6. Gram flour

This is also one of the best remedies, you may have ever stumbled upon. Not only will it lighten your complexion, but also will keep blackheads at bay. It removes excess oils smartly, and leaves behind just enough oil to keep the skin moist. Make a fine paste out of two tablespoons of gram flour and some rose water. Add in rose water until thick paste is formed. Later rub this all over your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. It is advisable that you repeat this at least thrice in a week.

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Tomato juice
Tomato juice

7. Tomato juice

Remember when our mothers endlessly emphasized on the benefits of tomatoes for skin? Mine did. Do not take it for granted, because tomatoes can actually whiten and moisturize your skin naturally. They make your skin glow and appear fairer than ever before. Consume one raw tomato on daily basis. You can also make a mask out of some freshly crushed tomatoes with yogurt. Apply the mask every two days once and watch the magic happen!

Also read: 13 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Underarms

Milk, Turmeric, Sandalwood Powder Pack
Milk, Turmeric, Sandalwood Powder Pack

8. Turmeric + sandalwood + milk

This is another trusted and proven way to whiten your skin naturally. All you need is two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk. Add in the milk little by little to the dry ingredients until a thick paste is formed. Later, apply this on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off. These ingredients are some well-known natural whitening agents and they remove impurities from skin effectively.

Must read: How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes?


9. Papaya

As if its sweetness and rich flavors are not enough to make them irresistible, here is yet another feather to the crown of Papaya – it is a great skin whitening agent. Eating papaya daily can give you a lighter complexion and add glow to your skin. You can also make a mask out of it. Crush a slice of papaya and add in some lemon juice. Spread evenly onto your face and wait for 20 minutes before washing it off.

Also read: 9 Iron Rich Foods To Fight Anemia

Almond + milk
Almond + milk

10. Almond + milk

You probably saw this one coming already. It’s a traditional way to whiten your complexion without having to use chemicals. All you have to do is grind some almonds until they turn into powder form. Later, mix the ground almond with some milk until a thick paste is formed. You may apply this as a mask daily.

Must read: How To Get Rid Of Dandruff?

Potato juice
Potato juice

11. Potato juice

Potato juice offers variety of benefits for the skin. It whitens and moisturizes the skin, removes impurities, and eliminates dark circles and eye bags when applied under eyes. Blend a potato and squeeze its juice out. Later apply it onto your face using a cotton ball or a facial cotton. Apply evenly and leave it on until it dries. Rinse and cleanse your face with a mild soap.

Also read: 10 Easy Homemade Foot Scrub And Soaks


12. Oatmeal + sugar

Oatmeal and sugar to whiten skin? Who would have ever thought! All you need is a handful of oatmeal and about three tablespoons of sugar. Mix with some lemon juice until a coarse scrub-like texture is formed. But, do make sure that the paste does not turn too smooth or runny. You may use this paste to scrub your face and neck while showering and then wash off like usual. Do this twice in a week.

Must read: Natural Remedies for Oily Skin

coconut oil
coconut oil

13. Coconut Rose Facial Spray

We all know how good rose water is for the skin. Combine it with some coconut and ooh la la, you get the perfect skin whitening solution for skin. Coconut water helps in fading spots and is also considered to be a great skin purifier. Mix equal quantities of rose water and coconut water and store in a spray bottle. Spray this on your face at least thrice a day for a whole month. Not only will this make your skin tone fairer but also a lot more softer. This DIY whitening spray is suitable for all skin types.

Also read: How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Skin?


14. Orange Peel and milk bleach

Those who have an oily skin tone generally find it hard to find suitable cosmetic products. But this simple skin lightening remedy is suitable for oily skin. Dry and powder the peels of an orang, mix it with some milk and honey and apply to your skin. This face pack will help combat with skin pigmentation, and will brighten your skin tone by several shades.

Must read: How To Get Rid of Sweaty Hands and Feet?


15. Turmeric Overnight Skin Lightening Pack

Now, who said home remedies take forever to show results? All you need is a few teaspoons of turmeric and voila you too can sport a complexion you have always dreamt of! Yes, yet another turmeric remedy, this one combines the goodness of the good ol’ herb, with equal amounts of freshly extracted lime juice and rose water. Apply the paste on your skin, leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Follow this up with a good moisturizer. You will see wondrous results in barely a few days! Try it to believe it.

Also read: How To Get Rid Of Heat Rash?


16. Carrot Dry Skin Lightening Mask

For this remedy, all you have to do is boil and mash a few carrots. Now, add two drops of vitamin E oil, a whole teaspoon of milk cream and few drops of lemon juice to the carrot and blend really well. This is a good remedy for people with dry skin type. This pack will not only brighten your skin but also nourish, pamper and do away with dry patches.

Must read: How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips?

aloe vera
aloe vera

17. Aloe Vera

Now this is a remedy that needs no introduction, does it? The gel of an aloe vera plant reduces hyperpigmentation naturally and reveals bright and smooth complexion from the very first application. It also has natural ingredients that help in repairing skin cells and tissues that may be damaged and promotes the growth of new fairer beautiful looking skin. Cut and squeeze the thick jelly out of an aloe leaf. Lather this on your skin. Leave it on for half an hour and wash off. Do this twice for at least 2 weeks for noticeable results.

Also read: How To Get Rid of Dry Hands?

egg white
egg white

18. Egg White

Egg is a wholesome food for not just better health and immunity but also for your skin. If you are looking for a mild and effective skin lightening remedy, look no further than your favorite food. Separate the egg yolks from the white. Whisk the whites and apply it on your face using a brush. Let it dry and wash off.

Must read: How to Get Rid Of Scars on Legs?

lemon juice
lemon juice

19. Cucumber and lemon juice

Cool cucumber to make your skin look cool. Yes, you can use this refreshing salad veggie to brighten your skin tone. How? Mash a cucumber and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. It will reduce the oiliness of your skin and lighten your skin naturally. You can also apply it under your eyes, it gets rid of dark circles like magic!

Also read: How to Get Rid of Bruises Fast?


20. Chamomile flowers

The fragrant chamomile can come to the rescue if you are looking for an exotic yet inexpensive home remedy to lighten your skin. Not only will these flowers lighten your skin, but they will also invigorate your senses. Add 3-4 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers to a cup of boiled water. Let this soak for about ten minutes. Strain and use one tablespoon of the liquid with one tablespoon of rose water. You may add honey to the mixture. Apply the mixture to your skin and let it stay for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Refrigerate and reuse any left overs.

Must read: How to Get Rid of Scars on Face?

These are some of the best skin whitening home remedies that really work. If you are going for skin whitening products, then remember to always check the color labels behind the product before purchasing it. The products labeled with a green or red mark are safe to use, meanwhile black label indicates 100% chemical content and can be harmful.

If there are any other skin whitening tips and remedies that you know, do share them with us!

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  1. Asela Reply

    Also try organic Ceylon Cinnamon and organic honey. Cinnamon is a well known skin whitener for those who are not afraid of a little hotness and itchiness. Scrub it on and leave it on for about 5 minutes at first, then gradually increase the time. Cinnamon helps draw blood to the skin surface, helping it fight an skin bacteria and also plumps up the skin for glowing look. The powerful anti bacterial properties of cinnamon and honey also helps fight skin surface bacteria.

    1. keerthana nair Reply

      Thanks a bunch for sharing it with us Asela!

    2. Jessica Stano Reply

      I’ve been using TRIZENA Skin Lightener for about 3 weeks now and my skin has completely transformed. Its so much lighter and brighter then I could have imagined. I would definitley recommend it.

    3. Melissa Brightly Reply

      I’ve been using Dernuva Skin Lightener EFX for about 3 weeks now and my skin has completely transformed. Its so much lighter and brighter then I could have imagined. I would definitely recommend it!

      Its not sticky like the other creams Ive tried and most in importantly its all natural and doesnt contain hydroquinone which can damage the skin color. Good luck

    4. My Skin Whitening Video Reply

      Whether it is to remove dead skin cells, or to make your skin soft, healthy and supple, cinnamon is the answer to all your skin troubles.

  2. Emily Reply

    If you ‘re looking to Whiten or Lighten your Skin Pigmentations, Freckles, Age Spots, Acne Marks, Dark Underarms, Melasma, Your Overall Skin Color the easy naturally way………..yes its true i will try it.

  3. Carola Brandt Reply

    I now have beautiful skin, thanks to DermalMD Skin lightning serum…I had my doubts as other products have failed me but this product sure does work and gives me beautiful and radiant skin. This thing works like magic… 🙂

    1. funmi Reply

      Where can I get the DermalMD skin lightening serum

      1. keerthana nair Reply

        Hi Funmi, we suggest that you have a look in online stores, particularly large retailer ones like Amazon. They usually offer a wide array of different skin products. Otherwise, you may get it in your local supermarkets.

  4. Sangeeta mehrotra Reply

    Nice home remedies

  5. Robina ali Reply

    Tell me how much time for tomato or yougrt mask how i remove this mask

    1. keerthana nair Reply

      Hi Robina You can leave it on until it dries. Usually takes up about 30-40 minutes.
      To remove it, wash off with cold water and cleanse as usual.

  6. precious Reply

    Please I appreciate this beauty tips, how can I get this dermal lightening oil in Nigeria

  7. Laura Reply

    The best way to whiter skin is use home remedies it better than chemical products

    1. Mina Reply

      Face n full body skin whitener. What is best?
      Fast n natural remedy. Please do tell

      1. Keerthana Nair Reply

        Hi Mina, lime qorks equally fine, thought it may appear to be more acidic than lemon. Dilute it with some yogurt, or milk before application. Good luck!

    2. Mina Reply

      I settled in India 10 years ago. I was fair n with soft skin. Chennai has turned it black. Dry feet.
      My family tells about so many remedies here.
      Whiten and soften your skin. Nicer to see you looking like before.
      A nice quick home remedy. Full body whitener. I prefer home remedies from what is sold.
      Lemon is not easily available here. Purchased in stores are lime.

  8. Moumita Tiary. Reply

    I will try of any home remedies but don’t get result.

    1. keerthana nair Reply

      For how long have you been trying it Moumita?

  9. shah hina Reply

    thanks for giving suggestions plz tell me home remedie to get long hair.

      1. Manuela Reply

        Willl coconut oil would help to fade acne scars?

        1. Keerthana Nair Reply

          Hi Manuela. It really depends. For some it works like magic. For the rest, it clogs their pores and made it worse. I would suggest you to test it on a small part of the acne first.

  10. rakul Reply

    Hello madam i am a 25 year old indian male with oily skin. Please suggest me the appropriate natural skin lightening for me please. Thanks in advance

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Rakul. These remedies are perfect for oily skin too. For best results, I suggest you include more oatmeal and lemon juice in the remedies you try.

  11. Anura Reply

    I have been using lemon+honey mask for nearly 1 year.But since now I have’nt seen any effects on my skin.I’m having oily skin.Please give me some tips to lighten my skin tone.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Anura. Chances are that your current skin tone is natural. Whitening remedies can only be used to alleviate dark tone triggered by sunburn, dullness and dryness. You might want to opt for organic, plant based whitening products though, they are usually effective and safe to use compared to the other whitening products out there.

    2. Aisha Reply

      If Your Skin Is Oily then you have to reduce your oil first from ur face by using face pack (Multani Mitti) papaya flavour thrice a week, mix this mitti with rose water for best result and apply from forehead till neck leave half an hour, please keep it in mind after applying this please dont talk till it dries. after half an hour wash your face with luke warm water. do this just for 3 weeks. your excess oil will reduce.
      Ater reducing your face excess oil all these packs help u to become white.

  12. Sabitha Reply

    hi iam sabitha iam 22 years old, i have oil skin pls suggest me best natural tip for my skin whitening….

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Sabitha. All the remedies above suit skin of all types, including oily skin. However, for best results, try oatmeal, sugar and lemon. Good luck Sabitha 🙂

  13. Adeel Reply

    I m a 17 year old boy. I have tried skin whitening night creams but these creams causes rashes pimples and acne. Please tell me any apropriate home remedy to lighten my skin colour without loosing natural healthy texture.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hello Adeel. If I am to personally recommend you a remedy, I would certainly ask you to try the gram flour remedy ( num 6). If you have a dry skin, add in a tablespoon of curd. For oily skin, you may add in a tablespoon of lime juice. But either way, this remedy works great!

  14. kushal singh Reply

    Mam i m 24 yrs old & pls tell me how can i get white tone un my skin (face) as my skin colour has changed from fair to dark .

  15. munni Reply

    Hi am munni
    Am sufering from dark toning with dark. Marks on face so suggest me the best and useful home remedy

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Munni, try gram flour with lemon juice. Should work well on eliminating marks and even out skin tone.

  16. sonia Reply

    thanks for so much knowledge . can u also plz tell whether fem turmeric bleach harms d skin . ingredients r cream bleach hydrogen peroxide( 4%) .propylene glycol stearic acid turmeric oleoresin n activator – potassium persulphate skimmed milk powder turmeric oleoresin

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Sonia, we haven’t came across any scientific reviews on the product you mentioned. However, you may refer to this LINK for more information on the ingredients.

  17. tasha Reply

    Hi..I tried the Lemon and egg white on my face,and used the pawpaw and lemon on my overall skin.. and its amazing how my skin glows… I would recommend the lemon and eggwhite mixture for oily skin,it works magic…am all natural now..

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Tasha! We are happy that it worked for you, thanks for recommending.

  18. binta Reply

    My baby is white when I gave birth to him till after his birthday that i relocate to kaduna (northern part of Nigeria) his face, neck, hand and leg are dark and i don’t want to use any chemical (cream) to whiten it have tried honey and lemon but it doesn’t work for him please what can I use

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Binta, If honey and lemon did not work for him, chances are you might want to give him some time. Or get it checked with a doctor, just to make sure it is not caused by any medical conditions.
      Also, in most cases, fair babies are likely to get darker as they grow up. May I know how old is your baby now?

  19. Pallavi Reply

    Hi mam i am applying masur daal milk n haldi paste since april 2015 but since 2 weeks my whole face had pimples it masur daal reacting me or due to other reason plz suggest me sun n how can i maintain it in hostel

  20. Alisha Reply

    Hello mam im 18… skin tone is dusky….can u plzzz suggest me some remedy to loghten my tone

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Alisha, welcome to HNBT! All the remedies above should be suitable for lightening your skin. However, if you have a dry skin, you may add in some yogurt or honey into any of the remedies above. If it’s of the oily kind, opt for lemon juice instead. Do try it out and let us know how it worked for you. Good luck!

      1. mohammed nadeem Reply


        i hope you are fine! can you please suggest me how to get skin lightning by natural home remedies..tell me somthng which really works..please i have too much discoloration on my face..please help can infrom me by Email….my email id is


  21. keerthana S Reply

    I need some tips to lighten my skin tone im using gram flour since 5yrs bt my skin did get lighten can u plz suggest any other home remedy to gt gud result so nw i startd using soap

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Keerthana, try mixing gram flour with lemon and yogurt. It works! 🙂

  22. Alka Reply

    If we make too much if the paste, can we store it in fridge to reuse ??

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Alka, welcome to HNBT. It is best suggested that you apply the paste fresh onto your skin. Refrigerating it will not do any harm, but will probably be less effective.

  23. shilpa Reply

    Hello mam. I need some tips to lightning my skin with in 15 days.. can u plz suggest me..

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Shilpa, try to use any of these remedies. They all have equal impacts. Though I must admit lemon and baking soda works faster.

  24. chiachia Reply

    When can I start having results by using lemon and baking soda for skin whitening

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Chiachia, welcome to HNBT. The results should be obvious within 7-10 times of application.

  25. Neha Fatima Kazi Reply

    I used yogurt and honey remedy.
    , and it did work! How long should I use?should I use daily?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Neha, glad it worked for you! You could use it every alternate days until you are satisfied with the results.

  26. anonymous Reply

    is there any remedy for lightening underarms

  27. Rosette Reply

    Hi how long shd I take afta eating the tomatoes.before I eat anything else.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      The duration or gap between consumption of tomato with other foods after that should not be a problem. But however, you might not want to eat tomato on an empty stomach as it is said to trigger gastric for some.

  28. Shahroze Kazmi Reply

    Keerthana Nair you are nice .you have given every one’s comment ans. I want a favor. I’d burst pimples when i was suffering from acne . Because of this one I got a lot of scarce on my nose. can u plz tell me any thing about this.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Shahroze, well thank you. Anyway, please refer to this link for more on acne scar.

  29. raihan Reply

    Respected man.

    I’m 23 years old boy and my skin maybe dry. My hole body is white except my face neck and foot. I use all home remeider but no result found yet. I wear all time full shirt that’s why my hand also white but I want my just my body colour so please suggest me some home remeider or cream that makes me same colour. I just tired using all of things.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Raihan, have you tried any of the home remedies listed above? Please do try them out and let us know if it helped.

  30. Pallavi Reply

    Hi mam i want fair skin tone in one year because my marriage will be fix sun i have started to applying besan milk tomato n lemon and its result is satishfactory mam but tomato has a bleaching effect will it harm my skin when i shall apply it daily for 1 year and can it change my skin dark to whiter in 1 year plzz suggest me sun.thanks.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Pallavi, based on my knowledge, natural bleaching do not have any side effects. But however, you might not want to overdo the remedy.
      Keep the routine moderate. If results are not visible even after 6 months of usage, clearly it’s due to the natural skin color.

      1. Pallavi Reply

        Thank you so much , mam it have a visible result in just 2 to 3 days but mine face become dry after applying it whether i use moistriser or not my skin is oily still it becomes dry what the reason mam..thanks:-)

        1. Keerthana Nair Reply

          Hi Pallavi, welcome back to HNBT. The dryness may be caused by the lemon juice. Try substituting it with tomato juice or baking soda.

  31. Judith grimes Reply

    My skin (face, legs, arms) got darker 3 times than my original skin tone. I am also suffering the irritation on my face because of the sunburn that i got. I was exposed in the sun for 3 hrs. I havent tried yet any whitening soaps and lotions. Do this remedies really can make my skin lighter? What ca i use to remove the dark pigmentation on my skin? Thank you!

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Judith, did the change in skin color result from the 3 hours of sun exposure? If yes, then scrub your body with some Epsom salt or oatmeal and try the remedies listed above. Remember to moisturize your skin with lotion afterwards.

  32. Pallavi Reply

    Thank you so much , mam it have a visible result in just 2 to 3 days but mine face become dry after applying it whether i use any cream or not my skin is oily still it becomes dry whats the reason mam n plz suggest me the quantity also of besan lemon milk n tomato..thanks:-)

  33. rainbowunicorn Reply

    which one of these home remedies will help whitening my skin in a short period? Thank you.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Rainbowunicorn. Personally, I think plain lemon juice works incredibly, but may dry out your skin. Try remedy number 3 and 6, they work equally good and provide moisture to the skin.

  34. Mangai Mohan Reply

    I am mangai Mohan and I am 50years old…
    I have dark circles and same dark patches on my face…. can u give me so instant remedy for that…

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Mangai, to get rid of the dark patches, you may try out remedy number 3.
      For remedies on dark circles, refer to the link below.

  35. Sandeep Reply

    Hi Madam,

    My baby around 9 months old, fallen on the floor and because of it on the Forehead little bit of Swallow occurred. So we tried applying some ointment. But after that small dark mask is appearing on the Swallowed part. Can you suggest some home remedy which will remove the dark mask. Your reply will be appreciated. Thank you..!!

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Sandeep, it really depends on what type of mark it is. How long has it been since the fall?
      Try massaging with any ointment first. The remedies here will not be suitable for use on babies.

  36. sama Reply

    hi dear keerthana, i am a 26 yr old female, i am suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome since 2010 l, my hormones are rarely in control as a result of which my skin tends to change color within no time, i have a wheatish complexion but i rarely get to see ma real skin color as i usually appear dark and what makes it worse are these stubborn dark circles, I have a combination skin, kindly suggest me a remedy to manage dark circles and retain my natural color and how i can maintain it…

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Sama, try out remedies number 3 and 6, they work greatly without drawing out moisture fro the skin. Leon juice alone will also give you the desired result, but however will not be suitable for dry skin.
      As for your dark circles, you may stick to plain lemon juice. Refer to the link below for more remedies:

  37. Martha Johnson Reply

    Hi these skin whitening home remedies looks great! I have already tried some of these and they are quite good.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Martha, welcome to HNBT. Happy that the remedies are working for you!:)

  38. ella Reply

    Can any of the home remedies be applied on the body too?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Ella, you sure can. I use them on my neck and knees occasionally and they work!

  39. lola Reply

    Hi,im lola…I’ve used some whitening creams dat have caused damages to my leg…my legs are whiter than my body,what do I do?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Lola, welcome to HNBT. Try applying one of these remedies onto your body. I cannot assure that it will match up to your fair legs, but these remedies should be able to lighten your skin gradually with time.

  40. Poonam Reply

    Hey Thank You for all tips 🙂 God Bless U 🙂

  41. jimmy Reply

    is there any effect on facial hair on using lemon and soda on face?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Jimmy, there shouldn’t be any side effects from it on facial hair. Though some have claimed that these ingredients bleach hair to some extent.

      1. Amara Reply

        Hi.. My skin colour is good but i have suffered from stomach acid reflux for 1 year after that my skin colour is getting darker .. I have tried ubtan and milk cleansing but my skin colour is not becoming as good as it was before ..what should i do to get White skin

  42. jimmy Reply

    is there any effect on facial hair on using lemon
    juice and soda on face?

  43. Danijela Gajic Reply

    After the lot of research i got DermalMD Skin Lightening Serum I have big expectations for this skin lightening serum & so far it is living up to them! I’ve only been using it a few weeks but I can already see that some of my dark spots are lightening & my pores have gotten smaller. I hope that as I continue to use this it will help with my acne scars as well. I did notice that it dried my skin out a little, but that was easily solved. Now I apply it, let it dry, & then apply my moisturizer & have no problems.

  44. giri Reply

    how to neck whiten fastly???????????pleassssssssssss tellllllllllllllllllllll

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Giri, welcome to HNBT. Try fresh lemon juice and milk mixed in equal parts, this should work fast. Hope it helps. 🙂

  45. Rose Reply

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    1. Vasa Reply

      Hi would like u to give me your remedy for permanent whitening please

    2. Rose Reply

      Am Rose I also need to know how to lighten my skin permanently my skin is oily and sensitive and dark when I put on some cosmetics I developed rash and pimples. Plz help me

      1. Keerthana Nair Reply

        Hi Rose, you can try lemon juice mixed with some cucumber juice and yogurt. Test it on a small part of your skin first before applying to your face.

  46. omar Reply

    Hello it’s my first time coming across this and I so much appreciate your immediate response to people… so Pls keerthana what if I mix the whole of these remedy all together will my skin whiten up or which remedy works faster. Thanks

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Omar, welcome to HNBT.
      It is okay to switch your skin care routine with time, but however using them in combination might result in side effects. Stick to one remedy that works the best for you, change when it does’t. But don’t combine the remedies. Hope this helps

  47. Nehal Reply

    Thank you so much for these tips to lighten skin.

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  48. Anna Ilacqua Reply

    I’ve just started using DermalMD Serum for my skin brightening routine to fade my dark age spots and this is both soothing and brightening! While the results are not too obvious, I can tell that it lightened my hyper pigmentation on my cheek and left my face with a bright healthy glow. I’ll definitely continue using this to completely see the benefits and enjoy it’s skin-nourishing ingredients!

  49. olakunle Reply

    pls ma ,what can I use to my hand and leg to make it whiter

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Olakunle, these remedies work perfectly well on hands and legs. Try them out and let us know the results! 🙂

  50. sai Reply

    i used many whitening cream result is then i stoped it then onwars my skin started to become black especially on fore head no many r not recognizing me now i went to ayurvedic hosp he gave me lippu onintment hw can get my get mine previous colour on fore head there are many black spots also my frnd recomended to apply tomato pulp

  51. Helen Davidsen Reply

    Its a great article! I had several skin pigmentation issues. My skin tone was uneven and this has benn since I was small kid. Because of this, I was hesitant to try something new but I eventually gave a try above home remedies for skin lightening. I was so amazed at how your simple solution helped me develop an even and lighter skin tone – In as early as two weeks.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Helen, we’re happy that it worked for you! Thanks for your feedback, and have a great day 😀

  52. Sara Ahmad Reply

    Hey Keerthana, should I use the remedy no.3 everyday? Will it have any side-effects on my skin if I use it everyday? And I just love your remedies, they really work.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Sara, welcome to HNBT.
      The remedies here do not cause any side effects, unless you are allergic to one of the ingredients. Nonetheless, I suggest that you apply the mask every alternate day. Hope this helps!

  53. Amelie Reply

    I have some dark spots on my face from tanning and wanted to see if Dermalmd lightening serum would help lighten them. Since I started using dermalmd I have noticed that they are starting to lighten. I did not really have high expectations for dermalmd so I was surprised when I started to see some results. I also have not started breaking out as I have very sensitive skin. The serum is not too thick and doesn’t have much of a smell. Overall I really like dermalmd.

  54. Amara Reply

    Hello.. My skin colour is good before but i have suffered from stomach acid reflux.. After that my skin colour is getting darker within a year… I have tried ubtan mask and milk cleansing but it is not effecting..and my skin colour is not becoming as good as it was before

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Amara, try using lemon in combination with yogurt. This should work well your your skin without causing any side effects.

  55. Rose Ann Selvana Reply

    Great read! 🙂

  56. swostika Reply

    mam can i use lemon and honey for whitening my dark skin

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      HI Swostika, you surely can! Just make sure to test it on a small part of your skin beforehand to check for any allergic reactions.

  57. SHAGUFTA Reply


    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Shagufta, it is hard to say if these remedies will give you a permanent fair skin. But they should work to some extent. Good luck!

  58. Dipak Patil Reply

    Hey ..I have an oily skin ..I got severe pimples on my face then my dermatologist recommended me oratane ..I used it for 90 days and then after a month those pimples start coming again ..and scars are remain there .please help me fix this problem ..and tell me how to lighten my skin

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Dipak, perhaps you should get back to your doctor about it. But in terms of home remedies, we suggest you to try remedies that can get rid of excessive oils, like Apple cider vinegar, or egg white mask. Lemon juice works well in getting rid of excessive oils as well as dark spots, yet some skin can be highly sensitive to it, hence please do talk to your doctor about it.

  59. juliana betina m. estrada Reply

    Hi,is it fine to put yogurt in your body like arms,legs,knees,etc.?

  60. Maria rodrigues Reply

    Ma’am i’m really impressed with your beauty tips.. i’m 50yrs old … plz help me to get rid of my chronic darkcircles n pigmentation on face..

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Maria, you might want to try tomatoes? Extract its juice and apply on your face. Do let us know how it worked for you.

  61. kashif Reply

    I have big dark stains at both corners of my forehead .
    Can u pls help me by telling a suitable remedy for quick result??

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there, did it result from a scar? But do try applying lemon juice, rinse off and follow up with Vitamin E oil. Hope this helps!

      1. Jennifer Reply

        Ma, pls I want body and face homemade whitening cream that I will use or how will I get the dernuva skin lightning in Nigeria? Or how will I mix/prepare it by myself at home?

        1. Keerthana Nair Reply

          Hi, we do not have recipes for any homemade whitening creams. But you surely can opt for plain lemon or lime juice, or milk and turmeric. Whichever that you can get. Follow up with the remedy on daily basis until you are happy with the results. Good luck!

  62. Arnold Reply

    My skin is yellowish brown and its oily ,mixed ricepowder and milk make my skin white is it permenant or any other way to whiten skin permenantly

  63. spanations Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing these tips…

  64. Ever Reply

    Is it ok if I put lemon juice alone on my face? Has anyone tried this before? If so, should I leave it on overnight or wash after 20-30 minutes?
    Thankx to all

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Ever, it is completely fine to apply lemon juice on your face. If your skin is sensitive, consider diluting it with some milk or honey. You shouldn’t leave it overnight, 20-30 minutes o your face or until it dries will do.

  65. bebege Reply

    Hi…….I using Lemon and egg white on my face, ..its amazing how my skin glows… I would recommend the lemon and eggwhite mixture for oily skin,it works amazing…sure…am all natural now..

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Bebege, we are glad the remedy did wonders to your skin. Follow us for more natural remedies!

  66. Health Tips Reply

    Very Good Article

  67. Fleecy dd cream Reply

    Many benefits of this thorny plant, so many benefits of aloe vera for our facial skin. Many substances contained in aloe vera.
    Thank you for the info. Awesome

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Fleecy, we are glad you like the article. Follow us for more natural remedies!

  68. Fatin Reply

    I am all about DIY, I have been trying the pure pearl powder mask for 1 week now and I am absoluetly wowed by the results. I mix 1 teaspoon of pure pearl powder, egg white,honey and apply it on my cleansed skin.Wait until it dries and wash it off, it gives me a soft silky skin, I also moisturize my face with pure organ oil and a pinch of pure pearl powder and my face looks beautiful all day.I use Bragg Apple cider vinegar with “the mother” daily as i have oily skin and this helps with giving me a clear skin.Rice powder,oatmeal powder mixed with honey and lemon do wonders for your skin as a scrub and as good whittening agents.

  69. Tammy Reply

    I have very pale and dark skin what do you think the best remedy to use for this kind of problem?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Tammy, lemon juice and milk, or papaya, or tomato juice will do wonders to your skin. Hope it helps, good luck!

  70. Guru prakash Reply

    Actually My body color is very good my face and neck only having tan problem. So how can I rectifying this problem permanently and naturally.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Guru, use these remedies on your neck alone, until it matches your face skin. Applying lemon juice to your neck daily would do the trick. Good luck!

  71. Megabytes Reply

    Would ketchup work if I don’t have tomato juice? Thanks!

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there, I am afraid ketchup would make a bad substitute. You could opt for lemon juice, or potato juice.

  72. Aashi Reply

    hello mam….i want to ask that can we use curd instead of yoghurt in these packs… yoghurt is not available now near my home……plz reply as soon as possible

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Aashi, you sure can. In fact curd will make a great substitute!

  73. pallavi sahu Reply

    i m applying lemon juice, gramflour and turmeric facepack, and also mulatani mitti facepack regularly on my face.
    but i m not getting any kind of result.
    plz suggest. i have a tanned skin plz suggest

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Pallavi, this is most likely because your skin is naturally tanned. It surely cannot be changed, not with home remedies. But you could still try plain lemon juice with baking soda, let us know if it works for you.

  74. adent Reply

    Which is best treatment?

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Adent, all remedies are equally effective. It all depends on your skin type and natural pigmentation.

  75. viishnuu Reply

    My face oily and got pimples. Give me best treatment for it.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Vishnu, you might want to refer to the link below for remedies on pimples:

  76. dara Reply

    Hi mam,
    I have sensitive skin lemon is not suitable for me please tell which product used for me to skin whitening.lemon is used for my day skin reddish small pimples is formed pls tell me how to remove dark neck

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Dara, you may use milk or yogurt

  77. jocyl guillera Reply

    hi everyone! this is my first time to comment here but i hope you will response immediately.. i have a dark complexion skin and lemon alone doesnt help.. i used different type of skin whitening soap but still doesnt work.. is there something u can suggest? i mean just a home remedy for my skin. i dont want to use chemical products anymore.. thank u

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi, please use the remedies mentioned in the article. Try lemon in combination with milk. Note that these remedies will not be able to completely lighten a naturally dark complexion.

  78. Haider Reply

    Nice article.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  79. Racial Reply

    Hey ..I have an oily skin ..I got severe pimples on my face then my dermatologist recommended me oratane ..I used it for 90 days and then after a month those pimples start coming again ..and scars are remain there .please help me fix this problem ..and tell me how to lighten my skin

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      For severe cases, it is best that you stick to medications. You can try Vitamin E oil, and some yogurt. Make sure to test on one patch of your skin first.

  80. Mazin Reply

    Which is the best remedy in the above which gives fast results and is very effective?

  81. Sarah Reply

    Rose water helps acne, helps maintain the ph balance of your skin, reduces puffiness, redness and soothes skin conditions ( Sunburn, Eczema). Your face feels fresh and the lingering rose aroma will uplift your mood. In the summer, I put it in the fridge and spritz often…love it!

  82. Hanna Mae Reply

    Very valuable post, I share this to my friends and save for the future reference.

  83. Farahin Nordin Reply

    Dont tumeric will make ur skin yellowish if u leave it on a few minute? I always use tumeric in my cooking and my finger will turn yellowish after i handle that ingredient.

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Farahin, it does tint your skin a little. Be sure not to include too much of it. Or you could always opt for the other type of turmeric powder- Kasturi turmeric, the one that is specially used on face. 🙂 Hope this helps!

  84. Ele Reply

    Beauty goes farther than being just skin deep. Yet our skin is one of the most visible expressions of this beauty. Thanks for sharing these secrets .

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi Ele, indeed! We are all beautiful regardless. And it’s our pleasure! 😀