10 Effective Fairness Masks Recipes

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Fairness Masks Recipes

Hello Ladies,

How’s life coming along? Hope you all are doing well. In today’s post I’d be sharing various fairness mask recipes that lighten, brighten & even out your skin tone. I know the word ‘Fairness‘ is quite controversial, but in this context it means home remedies that help diminish dark spots, acne marks, pigmentation & sun tan to reveal your true complexion.
As we age, with the amount of pollution & sun exposure, our skin loses it’s radiance appearing dull & sallow. In a tropical country like India we are highly prone to sun damage, deep seated tan & uneven pigmentation. But the consistent usage of natural ingredients in your skin care routine can surely undo most of the damage & impart a healthy glow to the face.
So here they come…

1. Red lentil Brightening Face pack:

Red lentil Brightening Face pack
To 3 teaspoons of Masoor dal powder(red lentil powder) add 1/2 tsp honey & coconut water, mix well. Apply this pack on your face, you can gently massage & leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Masoor dal enhances skin’s glow, coconut water works on fading dark spots & honey nourishes & brightens skin.

2. Green tea Clarifying Mask:

Green tea Clarifying Mask
We all know green tea is loaded with anti-oxidants, so here is an easy peasy mask with green tea. As you kick start your day with a hot cup of green tea, give you skin a boost too, all you need to do is, to 3 teaspoons of green tea squeeze in some lemon juice(if you haven’t already) & add 1 tsp fuller’s earth. Cleanse your face & apply the mask, remove it once it’s completely dry. This is a wonderful mask for oily & acne prone skin. Green tea has astringent properties which tightens pores decreasing skin eruptions, lemon juice being a natural bleaching agent removes tan & blemishes. Fuller’s earth not only acts as a base, it controls oiliness & clarifies skin.

3. Almond & Milk Whitening Mask:

Almond & Milk Whitening Mask
Soak a few almonds in a cup of milk overnight. Grind it into a fine paste & strain well. Massage this lotion onto your skin before bed time, leave it on overnight. Follow this daily for a month to reveal bright & glowing skin. Store this mask in the fridge & make a fresh batch every week. It is highly effective for dry & sensitive skin.

4. Vitamin C Anti-Blemish pack:

Vitamin C Anti-Blemish pack
Dry a few orange & lemon rinds under the sun, powder them & store it in an air tight jar. Mix a teaspoon of this powder with yoghurt to make a vitamin C rich face pack. Use it twice or thrice a week for 20 minutes & see your acne marks vanish. It also works to remove tan & enhance complexion.

5. Cooling De-tan Mask:

Cooling De-tan Mask
For severely tanned skin, grate a cucumber extract it’s juice & mix it with raw milk in equal proportions. Pour this liquid mixture into an ice tray & put it into the freezer. Rub the ice cubes on the tanned areas & allow it to dry before washing off. Do this thrice a day to notice a visible difference.
Cucumber juice soothes & tones the skin, while milk gently yet effectively lightens skin, removing tan.

6. Fresh Pineapple fairness mask:

Fresh Pineapple fairness mask
Pineapples are powerhouse of vitamins & contains enzymes that not only inhibit over production of melanin but also curb the signs of ageing leading to fair & youthful skin. To 1 teaspoon of pineapple juice add equal amount of coconut milk & 1/2 tsp of honey, apply it for 15 to 20 minutes. This mask is an excellent skin lightener, & works wonders for deep seated tan.

7. Turmeric Lightening & Brightening face pack:

Turmeric Lightening & Brightening face pack
This Wonder rhizome is a very potent bleaching agent, just a pinch of turmeric does the magic. Turmeric contains curcumin that purifies skin lending a golden glow, which is why the ‘Haldi’ ceremony before marriage in India holds such importance. Take 1/2 tsp of Kasturi manjal/Ambi haldi mix it with 1 tsp milk cream, 1/2 tsp tomato juice & a few drops glycerine. Whip up this pack & massage it on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes or more if you have dry skin. Use a cotton pad & gently remove it to avoid staining your basin. Make sure you always use kasturi manjal & not the normal turmeric used for cooking. Kasturi manjal also known as ambi haldi is easily available at ayurvedic stores, it has the most skin benefits & doesn’t stain your face.

8. Strawberry & Papaya Skin Radiance mask:

Strawberry & Papaya Skin Radiance mask
Strawberries are rich in AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) & papaya contains the papain enzyme, together they peel away dead skin boosting skin’s radiance. Mash up 1 strawberry with 2 papaya cubes, add 2 teaspoons of milk powder, beat it nicely into a thick smoothie. Apply it & keep it on for atleast 1/2 an hour.This is one awesome mask, it’s a treat to your face, eyes & taste buds. It’s a colourful mask that lightens up your face & you can also enjoy a fruity treat as you pamper your skin.

9. Roses & Cream Beautifying peel-off mask:

Roses & Cream Beautifying peel-off mask
Fresh roses have always been valued since ancient times for their beauty enhancing properties. The essential oils present in them nurture skin from within. For the mask, grind a few rose petals with fresh cream in a blender. Extract carrot juice separately, strain it & add a teaspoon of honey. Combine the rose cream with carrot & honey. In a separate bowl add the gelatin crystals to warm water & stir well until all the crystals dissolve. Immediately combine the rose cream mixture with it & let it cool for 5 minutes, not any longer because the gelatin will start to solidify. Now spread a thin layer of the mask all over your face, let it dry for 10-15 minutes & gently peel off. Don’t let it stay on for longer or it may hurt. This peel off mask lifts tan, clears blemishes while soothing & calming the skin giving it a rosy blush.

10. Bridal Glow Ubtan:

Bridal Glow Ubtan
Ubtans have been our traditional herbal beauty solution for almost every skin concern. Shahi Ubtans are special ayurvedic preparations to enhance skin’s glow & radiance, refine texture for smooth & supple skin. One of my personal favourites, I can guarantee amazing results. It contains a long list of Ingredients, all the dry ingredients can be powdered & stored in a jar: I will be listing it according to ratios A:B:C=3:2:1.
Items in List A:
1. Almonds
2. Pistachio nuts
3. Masoor dal (Red lentils)
Items in List B:
1. Rice flour
2. Dry Basil (Tulsi) powder
3. Orange peel powder
Items in List C:
1. Chickpea flour (Besan)
2. Fenugreek powder
3. Kasturi manjal (Kasturi turmeric)
4. Saffron (Kesar)
5. Sandalwood powder
6. Neem powder
To 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mixture add lemon juice & buttermilk (traditionally Milk & Rosewater is used) make a paste. Use this Ubtan daily as a cleanser & thrice a week as a face pack. Regular usage of this ubtan will transform your skin & leave an everlasting glow on your face.
So Ladies, go on pick any & pamper your skin completely naturally! Hope this post helped you all.
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43 COMMENTS

  1. Ahaaa Niharika 😀 the image of fresh fruits I can feel them on my skin 😀 :Strawberry :papaya :pineapple :rose :almond wat not 😛 amazing post dear :yes: :yes:

    I m not getting married but would like to try that bridal ubtan 😛 hihihi 😛

  2. Awesome post niharika.. Now i have so many options to choose from.. I will definitely try the strawberry and papaya radiance mask today itself.. 🙂

  3. Hi mam i am applying masur daal milk haldi paste since april 2015 but before 2 weeks my whole face have pimple plz suggest me mam is it gud for my skin or it is due to other reason plz advice me sun and how can i maintain it in hostel..plz..

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