You are asking for a fairness remedy for children. Does your child have any skin problems? The color of a person’s skin depends on its melanin content. Genetic factors affect this as well. So if the parents have a dark skin then most of the times the child would have the same. In this case you cannot change the skin color, but instead you can ensure that the child has a healthy mind and body and beautiful skin. The beauty of a person does not depend on the skin color nor do we have any control over it. You can tone and improve the complexion so it looks a little lighter but you can’t change it totally. So for children you should ensure that they eat a well balanced diet. Encourage them to participate in sports, take them for a swim regularly. This will give them enough exercise, and combined with a healthy diet will ensure not just beautiful skin but also a healthy body.
To lighten the complexion and give it a glow you may try the following at home:
- Give your child a massage with almond oil.
- If your child stays out in the sun too long, use a sunscreen specially made for kids. You can get this at your local chemist.
- To get rid of the tan you can use potato juice. Grate 1 medium sized potato. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Mix well and strain it. Apply 2 layers of this juice all over the tanned skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft towel, don’t rub your child’s skin. Do this daily for at least 15 days. This effectively gets rid of the tan.
- You can also use a mix made of curd and turmeric. Take 2 – 3 tablespoons of curd and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Mix well and massage this mixture on your child’s skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry using a soft cotton towel.
- Take 5 to 6 almonds and soak them overnight. Remove the peels and grind to a fine paste. Apply this on the face neck and the tanned skin. Leave until dry and then wash off with tepid water. Almonds have a natural bleaching action and they help to improve the complexion. You would need to do this daily for at least two weeks to see the difference.
Children have very delicate skin. So please do not use fairness creams or chemical bleach, as they might cause allergic reactions.