Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
May 31, 2011
A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.
Have you heard the phrase,” Beauty is not skin deep”? Off course you have! Everyone wants to look beautiful and fairness has been one of the most desirable attributes since ages. And although experts say that skin color does not represent the property of being beautiful in modern age, the world still finds the fairer humans more attractive and beautiful. You can take an understanding about the whole fairness scenario by the number of advertisements and fairness products bombarded on televisions and hoardings. Today, what can make the skin fair sells like a hot cake, irrespective of their side effects? Here we are discussing few steps, which can naturally lighten you skin tone and make it more fair.
Exfoliation is very good for improving the tone of your skin. Your elbows, ankles, knees, neckline tends to be darker and so as to obtain overall skin fairness that looks even all through the body, exfoliation is important. The best remedy to improve your darkened skin areas and also the overall skin tone is use of papaya and lemon juice. For this, buy a ripened papaya, peel it off and de seed it. Then chop it into small pieces and blend them in a mixer to obtain an even mix. Now add 1 to 2 teaspoon of lemon juice in this extract and mix well with hand. Apply this mixture to the darkened areas and on face and neck line and leave till your face starts feeling the dryness and tightness. Wash off with plain cold water. This sort of exfoliation should be followed at least twice a week to start off and then can be continued as a regular beauty regime once a week.
After the step of exfoliation, try to use a whitening pack that can even and also lighten your skin tone. Oatmeal and milk mixture is an age old remedy which was even used by royal princesses in the old times. The famous queen Cleopatra was known to use the mixture of goat milk and honey for fair and supple skin during bathing. For making whitening or skin fairness pack mix oatmeal and milk into a fine paste. Now apply this pack on the darkened areas and also on the exposed areas like face, neck, arms, etc. Let this pack dry and then wash off with plain water. This whitening pack should be used initially at least twice a week after exfoliation and then later on can be used once a week.
There are lots of fairness creams available in the market. But always choose that are herbal based. Fairness creams with extract of Maracuja, Extrapone Nutgrass and Phytessence Wakame are very good for increasing fairness. Also test these creams for side effects before continuing its regular use.
You should also protect your skin from direct ultra violet rays as they affect the color of your skin. Cover your face with a good sun tanning lotion having high SPF level during hot weather. Use umbrella and scarf to cover your face and sun coat for covering your arms.