How important is it for one to be fair?

March 29, 2011 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

While the whites and the blonde sun bathe to get tanned, the Asian skin hides itself from getting dark . Let’s not forget the attempts one could make to look fair. Is fair skin in vogue? Is dark skin tone out? While a few are lucky enough to have inherited a good skin tone and complexion, many have to work towards it. Some want to get fair for matrimonial reasons, some want to attract guys and some like it blonde. The eastern culture apes the western culture but something’s are beyond its reach. One gets a skin colour from the land he is born from. The three kinds of skin tones are White, Brown and Black. The whites are normally the ones from the western and the European countries. The browns are from the Asian countries and the blacks the ones from African countries.

Skin darkening is caused due to various factors and it could be a result of melanin building up in the skin over the years. Usually, most of us end up settling for skin creams, skin lightening products, and treatments that contain harsh chemicals and cause further damage to the skin. However, there are also some safe and natural ways to lighten your skin tone, which involves the use of homemade products and ingredients. Skin darkening can be caused due to various factors such as heredity, exposure to sun tanning, hyper-pigmentation, menopause, radiation therapy, consumption of birth control pills and certain medications. Prepare a homemade skin lightener by mixing a teaspoon of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a few drops of rose water. Mix these ingredients into a paste and apply it on and around the darkened area. Let it stay for around 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Not only this, these days there are skin specialists taking care of this. There are centres which offer packages to get 2 – 3 shades lighter. Girls before their wedding normally undergo these kinds of treatments, so that they shine on their big day. While science and technology has played its role fantastically some home remedies to lighten the skin tone are as follows-

–       Mix two to three spoons of almond powder with honey and apply the paste for nearly 20 minutes. See the glow immediately

–       Apply rose water with lemon juice regularly. Lemon has got bleaching properties which lightens the skin naturally

–       A strawberry paste with yogurt could be a great paste with high antioxidant properties,

–        Papaya paste with yogurt is yet another amazing idea

While these are home remedies one must carry them out for a longer period of time. Our skin breathes and has water and life, one has to keep it alive by drinking a lot of water and flushing the toxins. Its more important to have a healthy skin than just a fare one. So keep it alive.


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