How to Get a Fairer Complexion

A number of common products can produce a fairer complexion.
A number of common products can produce a fairer complexion. (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

In parts of the world where most people have dark complexions, many women desire a fair complexion. Some cultures see fair skin as more beautiful than the darker complexion, and it is also easier to find a perfect makeup match for a lighter skin tone. If you have a naturally dark complexion, several natural remedies can lighten your skin tone and produce a fairer complexion. Many of the remedies need to be applied repeatedly over a period of time, but with several applications, you should start seeing results.

Things You'll Need

  • Egg
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon juice
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • Warm water
  • Papaya
  • Knife

Eggs and Honey

Mix the egg white, honey and lemon juice in a bowl using the whisk.

Smear the mixture all over your face. Wait 15 minutes before proceeding.

Rinse the mixture off your face and moisturize as you normally would.

Milk Powder

Pour milk powder into the bowl. Add enough warm water to make a thick paste and whisk it together.

Apply the paste to your face. Wait 30 minutes before proceeding.

Rinse the paste off your face with cool water and moisturize as normal.


Cut the papaya in half with the knife.

Rub the papaya all over your face and leave it on overnight.

Wash and moisturize your face in the morning as you normally would. Repeat nightly for best results.

Tips & Warnings

  • To maintain your fair complexion, use sunscreen each day and try to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
  • With each remedy, apply it to a small inconspicuous area first. Wait several minutes and watch for adverse effects before spreading the remedy on your entire face.

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