Our different skin tones are a result of the different levels of
melanin pigment in our skin. We are gifted with this genetically and generally
can’t alter it. Apart from that, tanning due to excessive sun exposure over
many years can result in darker skin, which is something that we can control.
Rather than running after fairer skin, I would suggest you aim for healthier
skin and a glow would be a positive side effect. Keep it hydrated, clean and
well moisturized. Always use sunscreen when stepping out, no matter whether its
is sunny or not. Face packs made from natural home made products can also help
give you a glowing skin. Use gram flour (besan) mixed with curd, or a honey and
lemon face mask. Keep for about 20 mins and rinse with cold water. Exfoliate
every week. And if you still feel like you want a “fairer” skin, visit a dermatologist.
Their laser techniques and ointments can probably get you the results you