10 Effective Fairness Masks Recipes


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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  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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