Tuesday, September 25, 2012

5 Steps to get fairer skin? {Five Series}

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PS: This post is for all those people who have asked me to give tips on fairer skin. I am sorry that I couldn't reply to you all personally but hope this post is helpful to you :)
Since quite long, I have been seeing a trend of questions on this topic from people who are either getting married or who have darker skin tones. So, first of all, I would like to say that you can't really lighten the skin complexion. The skin color is determined by the amount of melanin your skin has and you can't do anything to reduce the amount of this pigment inside your skin. Ok, after that bit of science, I would like to say that you can do somethings to preserve your original complexion.

Sunscreen
Yup, that's the first step to any kind of skin care. And, I totally stress on the importance of this routine. I would suggest Neutrogena Ultra Sheer but my favourite is MVO Moisturizing Face Screen. I have often heard complains that the sunscreen does nothing but the secret lies in using the proper amount of sunscreen to provide full protection.

Double Cleansing
To remove makeup or sunscreen after an entire day of work, use oil or a good makeup remover before washing your face. Its one of the most important routines of the night. 

Face Wash and Tone
Use your face wash as you would and don't forget to use the toner if your face is oily. I would suggest using homemade toners for your skin type. Green tea for oily and combination skin and rose water for dry skin. You can do other experiments with them as well.

Moisturize and Nourish
One of the most important routines even if your skin is oily. Get a good moisturizer. Or, use aloevera gel if your skin is oily. Its the best bet. For dry skin, I would suggest using a facial oil or serum instead of moisturizer at night. 

Face Scrub and Mask
The above steps were regular routine. But, some extra love is needed to keep skin in perfect condition so exfoliate on every alternate day for oily skin or if you layer too many products on your skin at day time. And, if you have dry skin, exfoliate twice a week. 

For dry skin, use sugar to exfoliate. For combination and oily skin, mix salt and sugar to exfoliate. They have alpha-hydroxy acids which help with removing the blemishes and dark spots on regular usage. Also, they keep the skin supple and improve the skin tone by making the skin look brighter.
After scrubbing, always follow with a mask. You can use any commercially-available products. I would not suggest you to use fruit masks after scrubbing with sugar because fruits also have active enzymes and sugar also have active enzymes so that can too much for your skin at a single time. 

If you plan to use fruits, remember that they have active enzymes which do both the jobs - exfoliation and acting as a mask so keep the fruit juices on your skin for 15 minutes and wash off. Using sugar to exfoliate and using fruit juices as mask afterwards can make the skin sensitive. Honey is a good mask in such cases.

These are the steps I follow regularly to keep my complexion glowing. Please remember that whatever you do to your face, do the same to your neck and decolletage. You don't want your neck and lower body to look older and uncared for. But, also remember NOT to overdo things EVER. Keep things regular and you will notice difference in a month. 

What's your secret to preserving your skin complexion? Are you already following a particular routine or going to follow this routine? Do share your results :)


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83 comments:

  1. The tips that r given r praise worthy,but please do give tips about using home products rather than using commercial produts......

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    1. hi...this is just a comprehensive post on skin care routine to be followed...i have also recommended home remedies in the scrub and mask section. also, there a lot of posts i have already done on home remedies:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      hope this helps :)

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    2. hi ma'am i am a teen i want to get fair but how? pls give me some easy tips but its homemade pls help me.........

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  2. I loved the tips and it is certainly going to help us in getting clear and glowing skin. I would still steer away from anything that claims "fair". <3

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  3. Sunscreen and moisturizer alone can give a significant difference already. I don't do it to lighten my skin though.

    Anyway, this is a great post. You listed the safest ways to make the skin a little bit brighter. Some people do get overboard.

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    1. yup Rae, true!! sunscreen is itself a huge thing and given a good moisturizer which doesn't let the skin go dull is a perfect combo.

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  4. how to use sugar n salt for scrubbing? kindly tell the proper method.

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    1. http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2011/07/homamade-body-polish-diy.html

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  5. good morning ma'am

    i am a teen i suffered from acne but at present i do not have much pimples
    but it had left miserable dark spots and pigmentation which has lead to darkening of my complexion . pls help

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    1. hi please follow these steps regularly:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/09/5-steps-to-get-fairer-skin-five-series.html
      and for dark spots:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/02/get-rid-of-blemishes-and-dark-spots-on.html

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    2. I am sorry...I did not realize ont he same post to which i directed you. so follow the above steps. and, apply banana peel on the skin every night on cleansed skin. it will show difference in a week but continue with treatment till you get desired results :)

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  6. Hi Swati these tips are really useful and I have tried them out. But am apprehensive about using sunscreens since I have tried diffrent brands and upto spf 50+ and it just has no effect on my skin. I still tan. Is there an alternative?

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    1. hey....simply using sunscreen is not gonna help. i have written a lot about the topic which i would suggest you to read if you want to know how sunscreen works.
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/search/label/sunscreen
      sunscreen is not supposed to prevent tan. then, you are supposed to apply sunscreen in optimum quantity for proper protection.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2011/09/how-much-sunscreen-do-you-apply.html
      i would suggest you to use neutrogena and if interested you can also go for this sunscreen though it is extremely expensive:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/03/mvo-moisturizing-face-screen-product.html
      it prevents tanning and make sure you reapply. also, if you have been in sun too much, come back and apply ice on the skin and a hydrating and tan removing face mask. you can prepare one as well. it helps a lot :)

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    2. Hi swati, i was trying to click on the last product that you suggested on your page but it doesn't seem to be opening. Do you mind listing the name of that sunscreen please? Thanks :)

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    3. Hey. Those are not clickable links you will have to copy paste them in the address bar of the browser. One is neutrogena and other is Marie Veronique organic moisturizing face screen.

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  7. hello mam,i had very fair complexion but i got allergic from woolen which eventually faded my complexion.now my skin is very dark.i'm taking a blood purifier from twenty days to get back my real complexion and so far it's results are visible.please suggest me some more methods for improving my complexion.i am eighteen years of age.

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    1. hi...i am sorry i didn't understand what you mean by allergic to woolen. anyways, you can use the following remedies:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      do one of them everyday and alternate among all. you can do them at night after washing the face. it will help but since the problem looks more internal, i would suggest you to follow proper diet and take healthy diet and drink coconut water and other fluids regularly! it will all be fine :)

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  8. hi swati i praise all your tips but tell me one thing -
    is there any alternative for sunscreens ?
    i am a teen and also in school I've increased the activity of sports so i can never prevent the damage caused by sun.But i am against of cosmetics .
    So please tell me what can i do for my skin naturally

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    1. hey....i think you have commented quite a lot of times! i am so so sorry for not replying. i have not been checking comments and replying to them since March. yeah, i have gotten lazy!
      anyways replying toy our ques, i am sorry for saying that in this case there is no natural sunscreen available. i would suggest neutrogena but if you don't mind spending then you can go for this skin-friendly product:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/03/mvo-moisturizing-face-screen-product.html
      it is really good but extremely expensive!

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  9. I follow the double cleansing tip :) Nice post Swati

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    1. hey Lance...haha...hope other tips also make sense!

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  10. Hie swati...pls suggest me wat to do for too much oil secretion ovr face?actly durng d summers its really a horrible condition nd using makeup nd nethng goes in vain...

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    1. apply multani mitti everyday for 1 week and then on alternate days and use aloevera to moisturize your face :) and, for makeup, use primer before using foundation. that helps and try mineral makeup. its powder based so might help with excess oil.

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  11. I m a college goin girl. I had lots of pimples whose pores are now horribly left. Even some pimples do cums out now sometimes. I stay in hostel so plz suggest me something homeremedy. that I can do in hostel itself

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    1. hi...i would suggest you to use potato slices on it. cut a slice of potato and rub it on your face and neck every ngiht after cleansing your face. let the juice dry up and then wash off.
      also, you mean pores or the pits from the pimples????
      and, please do check out acne care section:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/search/label/acne%20skin%20care

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  12. I hav lots of pores left by pimples. Evn now sometimes pimples cum out. I stay in hostel so I I need a remedy dat I can do in hostel itself. o elz my friends wil kip on laughing at my pores saying speed breakers.

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  13. IAM NORMAL IN COLOUR. BUT I BADLY WANT TO INCREASE MY FAIRNESS. PLZZZZZZZZZ SUGGEST ME SOME BEST REMEDY TO BECOME FAIR AND FAIR, ILL BE VERY THANKFULL TO U FOR MY LIFE LONG

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    1. hi Rashika...ok, actually for fairness first thing is to stay away from sun. i would suggest you to please follow all the tips mentioned in the above post. it will definitely help and for added things, every night you can alternate the following home remedies:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      they help with making skin more fair. hope this is helpful.
      also, i would suggest you not to use lemon as it dries up the skin excessively and accelerates aging!

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  14. hi swati i have normal complexion and i want to look beautiful on my brother's wedding which is after 3-4 months. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz suggest me some home remedies and i have oily skin and have some pimple and blackheads too plzzzzzzzzzzz suggest me i am waiting for Ur reply............

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    1. hi smita...first of all, you shall have to develop a routine for yourself. make a list of all the products that suit you. i would suggest with face wash. if you already have one which suits you, perfect. now, moisturizer. since you have oily skin, i can suggest aloevera gel.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/03/rustic-art-aloevera-gel.html
      then, scrubbing routine. exfoliate your face twice a week. mix salt and sugar in equal quantities and mix honey and scrub your face till sugar and salt both melt. try to get rock salt and brown sugar or jaggery or raw sugar.
      then face masks. apply a face mask every alternate day at night. i would suggest biotique fruit mask or prepare one at home itself.
      and, in the morning, use sunscreen without fail.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/09/5-steps-to-get-fairer-skin-five-series.html
      i am pretty sure your skin will look awesome by that time :) also, let me think a bit on the issue and i shall do a post soon :)

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  15. Hi, am normal complexion pls suggest me some home tips.. and also tel me d role of raddish for skin..

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    1. i donno about how to use radish and if it really helps but please follow the above steps for fair skin. also, check this:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html

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  16. hi am normal in complexion pls suggest me some home tips r creams for fairer complexion. also let me know d advantage of using radish and curd for skin? one of d beautician suggested me this tips but wen apply radish on my face i get some sought of burning sentation pls help..

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    1. i have no idea about radish and since its burning, better avoid it. you can use curd whenever you want. just apply it in a smooth layer on the face, keep for 15 min and wash off.

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  17. hai mam,iam in normal colour,my weight is 43,and my age is 24,i do now how to find my skin is oily skin or normal skin.in my face there is no oil at all any time,so ihope that my skin is normal skin,for a weak i used to apply everyouyh,before that i have used daily n8 ayurvedic lotion,whatever i have used there is no benefit,what to do to get fait skin,and how to increase my body weieht as well ass my boods,plz help for me

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    1. first, follow the tips i have mentioned in this post. also, check out home remedies here:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      for increasing body weight, practice yoga and eat balanced meal 5-6 times a day. and, also check this:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2010/01/increasing-size-of-breasts.html

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  18. hi swathi,
    my problem is my skin tone is not same all over my face, my skin color is little darker around my mouth and I have oily skin and I always have dark circles around my face
    age 22,female(un married)
    weight 45 kilogram
    plz plz plz help me

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    1. hi Sweety...generally dark skin around the chin means iron deficiency so i would suggest you to take proper balanced diet. for dark circles, you can apply a drop of almond oil every night before you go to sleep and sleep well. also remember that if it is hereditary, nothing much can be done for them! for oily skin, use rustic art aloevera gel as mositurizer.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/03/rustic-art-aloevera-gel.html
      and, for dark color of the skin, apply tomato juice on your face at night daily. it will helps a lot :)

      also, reg. dirt settled deep in skin, i do not quite exactly understand what you mean by it but you can do oil cleansing method:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2009/12/oil-cleansing.html
      and, exfoliate once in every two days since you have oily skin. use milk to exfoliate your skin as it has lactic acid!

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  19. how to remove settled dirt in skin....
    waiting for your reply
    plz help me

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  20. hi, namsthe lee hea,
    can you plz suggest me the fruits that helps my skin healthy and fair.
    thanks
    Leelesh

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    1. eat everything which is fresh and natural and stay away from processed foods. special attention to nuts, eggs and proteins.

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  21. I just want to ask u dat my skin is dry n its fairer.......but how to make it glowly....

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    1. moisturize and hydrate it properly. use a water based moisturizer before makeup or sunscreen. it helps and eat lots of nuts and drink water. it helps!!

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  22. I am normal in color and my skin is Dry. I am having small white pimples on my face from 3 months. Also my skin on face is rough & pores are open. plzzzzzzz suggest me how to get rid of these pimples & to get smooth, fairer & glowing skin.

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    1. for pimples, use ginger juice. it will also help with glowing skin but you have to be patient with the whole exercise :) also, nothing can be done for open pores. and, exercise. it helps with skin.

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  23. Hi, i have a whiteheads on my nose how to remove that.

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    1. Hey. Use tomato juice on your face every night and let it dry. Wash off. That will help, i guess.
      And, keep your face clean all the time by avoiding pollution. Salicylic acid facewashes help. And, use clay masks.

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    2. Hi, can u suggest me the home remedies to remove the hair on upper lips.

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    3. check this:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2010/03/use-sunnipindi-for-skin.html

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  24. hi swati
    i am rishik. i was unhappy for my body colour. plz help me how i can get fair colour. plz plz plz help me as soon as posible.

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  25. hie swati,
    i m sumit, how can i get fair skin, my skin is oily and i just want to remove oil frm my skin permanently.... plz plz plz help me..... thnx

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    1. follow the above steps for fair skin!!!
      and, you can not remove oil from the skin. you can just control the production. for that, use aloevera gel from the leaf regularly on your face and wherever you want to control oil production. apply the gel at night and leave it. it will get a bit sticky but do not worry about that.

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  27. Hi
    i am 15 and i get big pimples on my face and they dont go for a long time and also leave blach spots...
    What can i do? Plz help...i want to have a nice skin as all of my classmates are really beautiful....

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    1. check out acne skin care section of the blog for pimples and acne remedies.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/search/label/acne%20skin%20care

      also, acne can be due to hormonal changes in the body in which case it is very difficult to get rid of it. it will stabilize once your reach your twenties so if it is really bad then you can visit a dermatologist or i can suggest applying turmeric mixed with water as a paste on the pimples at night. let it dry and wash off. it did help with my acne!

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  28. i am naturally fair...but because of sun light my skin is becoming dark......pix telll how can i become fair like before

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    1. hi Sonam...following the above steps really helps!! and use sunscreen regularly!

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  29. hii mam

    my cheeks are dry and fourhead is oily. tell me that im having combination skin or any orther
    how can i get clear and fair skin

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  30. hi mam my face n hands totally tanned original skin to black. How do i recover my original skin colour with the help of home remedies. please suggest me the what to use and how to apply please help me out my skin type is oily

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  31. my complexion is very dark, so please suggest to my skin fair & lovely

    sonu

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  32. Thanks to share well explained and easy to understand. Skin care products cannot beat home remedies awesome.

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  33. Hey after 3days I've my fairwell party and i want my skin to look beautiful in all ways basically fairer and brighter.though ive tried many home remidies but none worked well .. please tell me 1or 2 tips to look awesome..Im waiting for dis day since 12 YEARS...please help me

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  34. Please don't just say read above steps..gimme just 1or two tips if u can..something that will help me instantly.. il be really thankful if you will answer me:)
    Can i get fruit cleansing done from a beauty saloon?will it help me?
    Rply ASAP

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  35. HI! Your tips are AMAZING <3 BUT... I need to know a quick and useful way to get rid of dry skin with salt PLS HELP ASAP !!!!!

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  36. Hello mam,plz help me.I am 21 year old girl.I agreed that I was careless before about my skin in my school days,i had to expose in sun for about 5 years and 2 hour eachday.I was having fair complexion bt due to sun it burns completely(I was nt using any sunscreen or any products).i was still careless n did nothing.now i feel very dipressed when i see my face,it looks too dark thn my hands and legs.any cream tht i use is worth only for some time and thn it becomes as before.plz plz plz suggest me tips to make my skin as before.when i go for facial in parlour skin becomes gudd for few days,even makeup dnt help for more time and all these are expensive too,i want natural skin fair n glowing.My skin is combination of oily n dry.plz mam take me out from this problem.plz plz reply soon.

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  37. how to use sugar n salt for scrubbing? kindly tell the proper method.

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  39. Very informative article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool. face skin problems

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  40. hey mam i am 14 nd i have scars it makes me feel unconfident do u have any home remedy to help me to get rid of this even goin to the sun

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  41. hi mam , i have dry skin and i want to become fair would you please suggest me the perfect face wash for my face

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  42. hi mam, i have dry skin and i want to become fair so would you please suggest me which face wash will be perfect to my face

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  43. hii ma'am i am teen i want to get fair with home remedies you can help me please................

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  44. how to get fair skin naturally is big challenge for everyone. This article is really helpful for us. You can read here another article which will also helpful to get fair skin easily in some days.
    5 daily habits to get fairer and glowing face

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  45. how to get fair skin naturally is big challenge for everyone. This article is really helpful for us. You can read here another article which will also helpful to get fair skin easily in some days.
    5 daily habits to get fairer and glowing face

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  46. Drink lots of water for good,clean and healthy skin

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  47. hey which type of sunscreen lotion did you prefer is the best..

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  48. please prefer me some of the sunscreen lotion and moisturisers which are the best..

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  49. Than You very much
    I don't know who r u......but thanks to give the tips for fair skin :)

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  50. Hello Swati !!!! Thanx for sharing all these tips.I use besan+green gram flour as my daily soap.It feel comfortable using this.But i have heard daily exfoliation damages your skin and leaves it loose with pores opened.is this true?? i have switched to face wash for few days but i feel my skin remains uncleaned and oily,hence i switched back to besan..i have small pores on my cheeks,which might have caused by besan and i feel my skin has become loose also..suggest me if the mythz true or not.

    Thanks

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