However clichéd it may sound, there is no woman in the world who doesn’t wish for a healthy skin. A well maintained, healthy, well-toned fair skin is everybody’s beauty wish. Why single out women, when men are no less aspirants of fair skin? There are ample of fairness products in the market that promise to make your skin fair. We ask you to hold that thought for some time, while we share some valuable words of wisdom on skin care.
Let’s get to know what makes the skin fair or dark? Our bodies are a cluster of millions of cells, right? The skin cells are called melanocytes, that produce a substance called melanin. Melanin is the one that gives skin its color. Lesser the melanin content in skin cells, fairer you are and higher the melanin content in the skin cells, the darker you are. This is internal environment. The external environment too plays up to affect your skin tone; like inadequate water intake (that dries up the skin and steals its glow making it dull and patchy), exposure to sun for long hours (when in sun, your skin cells automatically start producing excess melanin to protect itself from UV rays. Result? You get tanned & dark. Wear sunscreens before stepping out in the sun), pollution (blocks the pores, makes the skin dull and the hazardous carbon dioxide steals the skin of its moisturize).
Don’t get overwhelmed! You ought to know the science behind your skin care. The better you know your skin, the much better care you can take. Now, how do we make our skin fairer and spotless? Look around you, the goodness is all around! Fruits, spices, vegetables, milk & milk products, plants, oils, nuts and so much more! The antioxidants, vitamin C, de tanning and bleaching properties, nourishing contents, great exfoliators and toning agents- all essentials galore in these natural products. For example: tomato has lycopene, an antioxidant. Antioxidants reverse your tanned effect by arresting further oxidizing of melanin in the cells and makes the skin fairer, brighter and spotless. Likewise, strawberries, apples, papaya, green tea are rich with antioxidants. Vitamin C present in oranges, lemon and potatoes makes the skin clear and radiant. Milk and yogurts lighten the skin tone and moisturize. Saffron is an age old spice that lightens the skin tone and brightens the complexion. Cucumber soothes the sun burn, rejuvenates & make the skin blemish free. Check out the infographic below for 8 most effective home remedies for a healthy & fair skin.
Note: All views expressed in this blog post are the personal opinions of the guest blogger. mySkin.com doesn’t favor any particular skincare brand or take advertising from any of them. Our scientific algorithm is entirely unbiased and based on your skin profile.
Author Bio: Nicki James, the Co-Founder of Gorgeous Hair and Beauty Inc, is a beauty expert & has a deep love for nature based cures. Her experience of being a beauty & skin consultant and her passion for writing & helping others has allowed her to share her knowledge on a variety of health topics through the years.