22 MUST KNOW DIY HOME REMEDIES AND BEAUTY TIPS FOR FAIR SKIN
In a world where everyone is looking to achieve that bronzed goddess glow, it can leave the fair skinned ladies to feel a little left out. Have no fear, we are here to help! Porcelain fair skin is not only magical and beautiful on its own, it comes with its own set of treatment standards. Not only do most ultra fair skinned people tend to be sensitive to harsh products, they are also more susceptible to redness and irritation. Here are some of the best home remedies and beauty tips to keep your snowy complexion beautiful and glowing.
Home remedies for ladies with fair skin:
Combat redness with this DIY face mask
If you’re looking to treat your fair skin during a nice night in, give this redness combating mask a try! Here is what you will need:
- ¼ Cup of oatmeal
- ½ Brewed green tea
- 1 Tablespoons honey
- Squeeze of lemon
After combining all of the skin healing ingredients in a bowl, slather the mixture liberally on your clean and dry face. This thick face mask for fair skin will make your face feel a little bit like a pancake, but be patient! The oats will reduce redness and irritation, while the honey and green tea will kill bacteria and nourish your skin. Best of all, the lemon juice will brighten up your porcelain complexion.
Use the power of coconuts!
While there is mythical beauty in pale skin, dullness can rear its ugly head at any moment, which is a sure way to send you into a tailspin. Luckily there is one thing you can do for your skin that is not only easy, but it’s also tasty! Drinking one glass of ice cold coconut water a day can bring much needed hydration to your skin. For extra measure, give yourself a coconut oil treatment once a week for 15 minutes. You will be left with soft and bright skin that everyone will admire!
Gentle DIY makeup remover for fair skin
Pale skinned ladies know that even the gentle makeup removers can remove precious oils and moisture from deep layers in your skin. So give your skin a fighting face to stay clear and make your own makeup remover pads at home. Here is what you need:
- Cotton rounds
- Mason Jar
- Coconut oil
- Baby Shampoo
Start by mixing ½ cup of warm water with a small squeeze of baby shampoo. Once mixed, add in some melted coconut oil and fill the mason jar with cotton rounds. Pour your mixture in the mason jar, and leave it to prepare overnight. You will have perfect saturated one time use makeup wipes that will be chemical free, which is perfect for sensitive, fair skin.
DIY Moisturiser for gorgeous fair skin
Beauty is skin deep is a dated saying that no one ever really understands what it means. However, beauty does lie right under your skin, so treat it right. For pale complexions, a light moisturiser is the way to go. Here is what you need to make your own, natural moisturiser for gorgeous fair skin:
- Coconut cream
- Grapefruit essence
- Mint extract
Start by whipping the coconut cream until you have a nice fluffy froth. Next, add in a couple drops of grapefruit and mint extract and stir gently as to not deflate your foam. Store this whipped lotion in a clean glass jar in the fridge. This great moisturiser works to naturally brighten fair skin, while also keeping your sensitive skin safe.
Freshen your face with this miracle oil
Your best defence against dull looking, pale skin is to treat yourself weekly to some amazing at home facials. A great ingredient that is sure to bring some life back into your face is sweet almond oil. It is packed with essential nutrients that are not only good for your body, but amazing for your skin as well. Gently warm up a little bit of almond oil in your hands and let your fingers do the rest of the work.
Start my using light pressure to massage sweet almond oil into your skin. Make sure to focus on the parts of your face that could really use some extra TLC. Once you are done massaging, leave the almond oil to soak into your face for about 10 or 20 minutes, depending how much time you have. Rinse away any excess oil with warm water and pat your skin dry, you will be left with ultra soft skin that has gained back some of its healthy freshness and glow.
De-puff with tea bags and Vitamin E oil
A great way to combat overtired and puffy fair skin is to treat yourself to at home facial session. This is a great way to not only refresh your skin but also to insure that you will be keeping redness and swollen eyes at bay. Here is what you will need:
- Organic caffeinated tea bags
- Vitamin E oil
Gently seep your favorite caffeinated tea bags in a cup of boiling water for only a minute or two. Once they are completely saturated, cool them down in the fridge and place the slightly cooled tea bags over your eyes and lay back. The caffeine will reduce swelling, as well as the appearance of dark circles. After rinsing your face, massage some vitamin E oil into your skin. Vitamin E is your skin’s best friend. Not only will it naturally soften your skin, but it will also work to head acne scars and dark marks.
After Sun Care
All pale ladies know that aloe vera gel is a girl’s best friend after a day out in the sun. However, did you know that there is another great trick to help relive painful sunburns? Grab a clean spray bottle and fill it up with 2/3’s distilled water and the rest of the way with rose water. This after sun spray might leave you feeling like a rose in full bloom, and it also does the trick. The rose water will combat painful sunburns, while also refreshing and nourishing your skin.
Natural, nourishing “WAKE ME UP” face mask
Sometimes the best way to keep your fair skin glowing is to wake it up properly in the morning. Luckily you can do this with things that are already in your kitchen. This is what you will need to grab:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Orange peels
The most important thing to remember is that this natural face mask for fair skin takes a little bit of pre-planning. Take a nice sized orange and remove the peels. Leave the peels out in the sun in a glass jar until they are completely dried out. You can either use a pestle or a grater to grind the peel down into a powder like form. Next, mix the peel powder in with ½ of Greek yogurt. After you get out of the shower in the morning, slather this nourishing mixture on your clean and dry skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. You will be left with smooth and instantly brighter skin.
Must-know makeup and beauty tips for fair skin:
Create your own, custom made tinted lotion
BB and CC creams are perfect for those lazy days when you’re looking for a little bit of coverage but are not trying to look like a beauty queen. Unfortunately, most BB creams are seriously lacking when it comes to shade ranges. If you are finding that the popular CC cream is just slightly too orange for your pale skin, make your own in a flash! Start by using a light cream base. You can do this by making your own moisturiser or using your daily favourite brand. Next, slowly add in drops of your favourite, perfectly shaded foundation and mix until you have a lightweight texture. For best result, use foundations that have a liquid like texture. Avoid foundations that are marketed as full coverage.
Adjust your foundation colour
For the extra fair complexions out there, you know how hard it is to find just the right shade of foundation. While most people can get away with using foundations that don’t quite have the right undertone. However, if you have ultra pale skin you know that yellow based foundations look too orange and peach tones look way to pink. Luckily for you, a few makeup brands have caught on to this untapped corner of the beauty market and come out with a serious holy grail product for you.
White blended foundations are currently all the rage among pale faced ladies. These little blenders are basically plain white pigment foundations that are meant to be mixed into your current foundation to lighten it up. While these products were once held closed to the vest of beauty professionals, regular beauty lovers like us now can use them right at home.
Cover only what you need to
Beautiful porcelain skin looks best when it is allowed to shine through naturally, so to keep yourself from turning muddy, try to only cover what you need to. Use a light foundation to keep your forehead and chin in check, while opting for a light concealer for under the eyes and around the nose. This way you can be sure to hide the redness caused by your ultra sensitive skin, while still letting your freckles take center stage. Just remember that the most important beauty tip on applying foundation on pale skin is to make sure that you are using products that perfectly match your fair skin colour.
Use a good quality translucent powder, and remember that “less is more”
You foundation is only as good as the powder you set it with. When it comes to having pale skin, the clearer the better! Translucent powders have come a long way from the chalky white powders that used to settle into the cracks on your face making you look like a serious moon face, to some serious HD super heroes. Luckily, these days, translucent powders are really high in quality. Grab an ultra fluffy brush and lightly sweep finely milled powder over your t-zone, under eyes and chin. It will help set your makeup in place to make it last all day, but make sure not to overdo it, as you still want your natural glow to show through.
Use slightly darker powder instead of bronzer
One of the most frustrating things about having ultra fair skin is trying to find a contour shade that works for you. Even the lightest shade of drugstores brands can end up making your face look muddy and orange. Some high end bronzers are even starting to offer “light” versions of their post popular bronzers in hope of cornering the pale lady market, but they still don’t seem to be light enough. Luckily for you, there are options!
While powder foundations are not always ideal for light face coverage, they work amazing for contour. The trick is to find your shade and work your way up. Try finding a powder that is around 2-3 shades darker than you light complexion. What you will have is the perfect contour shade that will naturally compliment your fair skin tone. Winner!
Be vigilant in protecting your skin from the sun
Anyone with fair skin knows that their biggest enemy is that big ball of fire in the sky. The sun may be inviting to some people, however, if you have pale sensitive skin – you know that the longer you spend in the sun, the higher the chance of you walking around looking like a tomato. While nothing can replace the importance of a great quality sunscreen, you can still get creative with your cover up. Hats with long bills don’t have to remind you of your grandma anymore! There are a ton of stylish hats and visors that will not only add some serious flair to your look, but will protect your precious face from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Classy eye look
Dark chocolate smoky eyes are great for a fun night out, but ladies with fair skin know that they can just as easily wash out their complexion. Often times when the eye makeup is too heavy, you can end up looking like Elvira by the end of the night. So avoid being mistaken for the queen of darkness and stick to a simple eye look. The one great thing about a pale skin tone is that it can complement peach and pink tones really well, which is right on trend for this upcoming spring season.
Start with a vanilla flesh toned matte shade and sweep it across your whole lid up to the brow bone. Next, take a small fluffy brush and work in some warm peach tones right into the crease. Keep blending the peach shade upwards until all the edges are diffused. If you want to up your eye game just a little bit more, try blending a soft plum tone right under the lower lash line for some extra dimension. Top it off with a generous amount of mascara and you are ready to turn heads.
Try orange lip colour
Want to look like you spent the day in the sun without actually having to go into the sun? Try using a bright orange lipstick. This trick may seem a little silly, but trust us, it works! Orange toned lipsticks have always been a well kept secret for beauty professionals everywhere. Orange tones will make your skin look more tanned and glowing. It will even make your teeth appear whiter. Your pale friends will be asking how you achieved such a natural looking tan. Go ahead, share the secret!
Make your body glow!
We are all fans of highlighters. In fact, as far as we are concerned, there is no problem that the perfect highlighter can’t fix. This is especially true when it comes to making your skin glow. Next time you pull out your favorite opal shaded highlighter, consider dragging it down lower than you usually do. Highlighting certain parts of your body will give the illusion of naturally glowing skin. Even if you are feeling especially pale that day, this trick will turn your day around with just a quick swipe of a fan brush. Make sure to hit the high points like the tops of your shoulders, your collar bone and even down the sides of your upper arms. When the light hits your skin, people will be blinded by your amazing “inner” glow.
A common problem that most people with fair skin face is that even the slightest touch or emotion can turn their face into a bright coloured cherry. A great way to keep the redness at bay, while also working to tone and tighten your skin is to try an ice bath once a week. While you can simply dip your face into a bath of cold water, try putting those gel masks to good use. Stick your favourite water filled eye mask in the freezer leave it to get hard over night. Once frozen, gently massage your face with the frozen pack until most of the redness subsides. This is also a great way to prep your skin for makeup, because it will tighten your pores and reduce the look of stress lines.
Try slightly bolder brows
One of our most favourite trends that we have seen in the past year is brows that are large and in charge. When those bold brows are perfectly shaped on top of porcelain skin, you are sure to turn heads. The secret to finding the perfect shade for brows is to match them to your hair roots. Even if you are faithful bottle blonde, step out of your comfort zone a little bit and give slightly darker brows a try.
Start by filling in small gaps in your brows with a skinny brow pencil. Smaller tipped waxy pencils are the best when it comes to building full and natural looking brows. Make sure to follow up with a matching brow setting gel shade. To finalise your bold brow look, make sure to comb through your brows after applying products to keep them natural and soft looking.
Say NO to bold and bright blushes
While it seems like bright colours are coming back into trend again, some trends are better left in the past. This is especially true when it comes to blush colours. Neon and hot pink blushes are really fun to play around with, if you’re looking for a bold look, however, with your fair skin it is a fine line between trendy blush and full on clown look, so be careful. To keep your fair skin in check, try using a more natural peach toned blushes instead. Often times bright pink and neon blushes will emphasise redness on your face and will be doing your amazing complexion no favours.
Also, it’s important to keep the blush light. Ladies with pale skin know that even the weakest pigmented products still can look heavy. Try patting on your blush brush on a clean paper towel after picking up pigment. Remember, it’s easier to add more than to take away.
Embrace the subtle eyeliner and mascara shades
We all know the routine. We layer that perfect sharp black winged eyeliner with layers of dark mascara. However, fair skinned ladies have a real chance to embrace the subtle. Try adding some brown mascara into the mix. Soft brown toned (or light grey) mascara and eyeliner is a great way to make your eyes pop against your porcelain skin, without making your eyes look too heavy.
Infuse Your Skin
One of the most important things to remember about your sensitive skin is that you need to treat it from the inside out. While you should be drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day, you should also try infusing your water. Water bottles with a built in infuser filter is the way to go. Load up your water with oranges, limes and lemons with the extra burst of vitamin C or fill it up with berries and cucumber for the best skin immunity boost. Not only will you elevate your water drinking game, you will be giving your skin the best amount of hydration to stay plump and healthy looking.
Wrapping it up!
While it may seem that fair skin needs extra work in order to stay glowing and healthy, it is totally worth it. Whether you are having a regular day or are looking to show off your style for a night out, as long as your skin is healthy, your skin can take it. Porcelain looking skin is a great base for all different makeup looks. Once you have the knowledge and tools to treat your skin the right way, the options are endless.