Home remedies are cheap and without any side effects. Some of the home remedies for making skin fair and improving the complexion are:

1. Use a face pack consisting of cucumber juice, lemon juice and some rose water or you can also try a face mask with honey and lemon juice. These face packs or face masks have to be used for some time, at least for a week for noticeable results.

2. Make a paste using Haldi (Turmeric) with a little raw (unboiled) milk and lemon juice. Apply it on the skin, it will help in removing a tan.

3. Another mixture for lightening the skin colour would be buttermilk with a bit of oats in it. The oats has exfoliating capacity and the butter milk is an excellent after skin soother.

4. A mixture of lime juice, gram flour (besan) and curd applied on the skin regularly will help you in getting rid of sun tan.

5. For bleaching in home the following mixture can be used - Facial turmeric powder (kasthuri manjal) 1 spoon, honey spoon, few drops of olive oil, curd spoon, table salt spoon. Mix these items to make a paste and apply on your face.

Leave it for 15 minutes. Clean this with a cotton cloth. When you take a bath, wash your face with plain water and avoid soap.

You can use this, once in a week or twice in a month.

6. To lighten skin on Elbow and Knee, apply lime juice and leave it for 15 minutes.

7. The consistent use of coconut water (nariyal ) rids the face of a tan also the use of nariyal makes the skin soft and supple .

8. Home made sunscreen lotion helps to protect the skin from scorching heat of sun and is an effective to get rid of sun tanning. Mix Sesame oil, Olive oil, Almond oil in the ratio 4:1:1 respectively. Apply this on the face and neck. Use mild bathing soap and rinse this with lukewarm water.

9. Apply the juice of tulsi leaves and the juice of orange peel on the skin, and leave it for some time. This will improve your complexion.

10. Papaya pulp can be applied on the skin, this will remove whiteheads on skin.