How to Improve Your Baby’s Complexion

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Hi Moms,

I have been getting a lot of queries on how to improve the complexion of babies. So I decided to do this post after a bit of research (from friends and family). Please do not judge the author or the readers who have asked these queries. We all know how Indians are crazy about complexion and that is a whole debate altogether. Personally I love the wheat complexion that we Indians have, but Im a big fan of clear, non patchy skin. So I would love my kido to have great skin, Im not so worried about complexion.

Before I start with the points, complexion is purely hereditary, any treatment can only control the production of melanin and lighten the skin by a few shades.

1 – Use kasturi turmeric as it will remove the facial hair, when hair falls the complexion will lighten. Use this with few drops of milk and always use a pinch of turmeric.

2- Chiksa powder will be available at any Unani store, you can apply that with few drops of lime. Please always do a patch test on the hands.

3- Many people swear by rubbing atta mixed with ghee on the skin of babies. I have not tried it as Im against using ghee and butter on kids, it blocks the pores.

4- Apply egg white on your kids face before bath. Let it dry for few mins before wash.

5- Apply sandal wood powder. Its better if you could buy a block and make a paste as store bought powders are mostly adulterated.

6- Milk cream is very efficient in controlling the melanin production.

7- Always use a sunscreen, you can see my post here

8- Do not use oily creams or lotions on babies. Always use a water based lotion like cetaphil or aquasoft.

9- Use almond oil for baby massage, it has skin lightening properties.

10-Many people have told me that using atogla lotion has improved their baby’s complexion, not sure but the lotion is safe.


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Jaishri is an IT professional and the founder of mommyswall. She is a mom of a lovely 4 year old and lives in Bangalore. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and believes in Natural living.
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69 Responses to How to Improve Your Baby’s Complexion

  1. Sushma says:

    Hello, can you please suggest which powder to be used on baby, currently I am using Himalaya baby powder, and also suggest can we apply directly powder on baby face without applying cream…..thanks in advance.

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  3. Priya says: to increase my baby complexion …I’m using Chico baby liquid is it gud one or not..otherwise shall I go for teddy bear soap..

  4. Veena says:

    hi ,my bath sons are becoming darker,presently im using olive oil .is it gud

  5. Anitra says:

    I live in Uk, my 14 months baby got bad eczema also his complexion is dark now.
    I tried hydromol, aveeno baby eczema cream, aqua cream, almond oil, even all products from himalaya too. Doesn’t worked really well for him. His face is still fair in complexion but the body remains deep dark. Could u please suggest some tips for me.


  6. mary says:

    pls madam i have my baby girl very fair but she is 19 months now wit very dark body but her face was fair pls advice me on what cream and soap to use to lighten her whole body,help me and also i have a new born baby boy 3 weeks nw wit fair colour but darking now pls what to use on him to bright his colour too,help me ma, but i bought cocount oil to use for them bt am afraid dat it will dark them more

  7. Sowjanya says:

    I have 1 month baby girl.she was born fair.then she get dark.pls help to suggest my baby fair.i’m using santoor baby soap and coconut oil and bathing powder.pls help..

    • admin says:

      Coconut oil tans the skin. Kids are usually fair at birth and change colors, you can stop the original color but you can protect the skin from sun. Try Himalaya oil and tedibar soap/cetaphil soap and lotion.

  8. Kokila.m says:

    Hi this is kokila from Bangalore, my son is 7 yrs old when he born he is very fair after 6month he’s skin turned very dark. Now I have second boy baby 3month old also same problem now m using Himalaya oil, lotion, soap now he’s skin color become fair, plzzzz madam suggest me how to improve for my 7yrs old son’s skin colour :-|

  9. Lakmini says:

    Hello Madam

    I live in Sri baby Is 18 months old and he’s complection changed to dark. what can i use to change skin colour & improve his complexion. please try to recommend something simple.

  10. Amu says:

    Hi… In which website can I get cetaphil baby lotion

  11. Amu says:

    Hi, in which site can I get cetaphil lotion

  12. Lavanya thanooj. M says:

    Hello madam,
    I have gone through ur research work on babies very nice mam, my baby is two months old, having dark skin and she is getting white spots on below the eyes and spreading over all face and back side small red spots it is slowly spreading now I am using teddy bar soap for her that was suggested by pediatrician though I am using I have not found any result and dermatologist suggested me atonide gel and aloe derm though I am using that but no result so kindly suggest me soap and lotion to baby

  13. Nirosha says:

    Hi, my daughter is 6 months old. I have used teddy bar soap, Himalaya soap, Himalaya lotion. She born with very very white on colour. Due to some climate change I didn’t allow my daughter to take bath. She is becoming darker… Please help me how to improve my babies colour. Help me with the packs as well.

  14. ananya reshmi says:

    My baby was fair but now she become darker pls suggest whitening cream and soap

  15. Spana says:

    I have a beautiful 7 month old daughter who has very dry skin. I have been using egg whites for quite some time now. Does eggs whites cause dryness? Also does almond oil have any side effects on body hair growth. We have a family history of body hair so want to clarify before using. Thanks in advance.

  16. Parinita Singrodia says:


    My daughter is 3 months old now. I read ur suggestions can u pls suggest which brand of almond oil should be used. Please reply as I m too confused on which brand will be good for her gentle skin

  17. Gowthami says:

    Hi mam, I have a doubt,,,,,kindly clarify… my baby is7months old…i’m using teddybar soap for the past 6 is good…but now he getting dark ? And also I use ubtan ,ubtan and chiksa is same or not.

  18. Gowthami says:

    Hi mam,
    My 7month baby boy getting dark ,what about santoor baby soap is good? present I use tedibar soap ,ubtan and chiksa is same or different,present i used ubtan for my baby,

  19. laxmi says:

    My son is now17 months old.he born very fair in color.but now he is not looking fair.his body complexion is slightly change.i use atogla lotion and tedi bar soap.plz insist me what to do

  20. Andy says:

    Pls what brand of milk cream is good.

  21. John s says:

    You all are crazy don’t whiten your child’s skin the darker the skin the healthier and the more beautiful, stupid caste systems are for fools. Darker skin means healthier, lighter skin means sick lookin, stop poisoning the beautiful dark children with your nonsense. Trying to be like white parasites of the planet

  22. Radhika says:

    Daffy soap is best

  23. Krishhna says:

    Use Cetaphil soap and Cetaphil lotion for 4times in a day, may help.

  24. shreya says:

    My daughter is born fair…
    First I used Himalaya massage oil for her…then her skin become dark..
    Now I use teadybar soap & cetapil lotion…
    Does it works..???
    What should I do for my daughter’s better complexion…???

    Plz suggest me…

  25. md manik says:

    My baby was born little she is two month.I use Jonson baby oil,powder,shampo& soap.please suggest me what can I do for my baby’s fairness

  26. mandy says:

    I am in South Africa where can i get tedibar soap for my baby she is 4months old……she was born with fair skin buh she had a jaudice so she went fot phototheraphy after she became darker

    • admin says:

      Dont worry about skin color, it keeps changing. Tedibar just maintains the skin it does not improve complexion. Its made by Curatio which is a brand from Switzerland. Please check online.

  27. Anitha says:

    My daughter is just one month old. When she was born she looked very fair and after 15 days we started giving oil massage with olive oil. Now she gas become dark. And for bathing we are using kasturi manual and besan powder.
    I hear that olive oil darkens the skin. I am confused whether to use almond oil or Himalaya massage oil for massaging.
    Please do suggest.
    Thanks in advance.

  28. RUPALI says:


    • admin says:

      Heard Thanaka powder mixed with safflower oil (not sunflower) works magic. Search online and make sure you try on their legs. Before face. Kids get fairer after 1 year when they gain weight.

  29. RUPALI says:

    My daughter born with fair color.. Now they both become dark.. I brought cetaphil lotion ,cetaphil body wash,well’s almond oil & kasturi tramric after seen your artic

  30. neeta says:

    Hi …my baby when she was born she was fair ….as she was growing her skin become dark …now she is of age 4 yr …I m using dermadew soap and Himalaya lotion….her hand are getting tanned… plzz suggest me something..
    I m so worried ABT her..

  31. Lia says:

    Hahaha lol

  32. SARA Camara says:

    hello… i live in france and my baby 8s very very dark he is 4 months. everybody say my baby is very black. how can I lighten him ? I do not now all your cream you said because i live in Francr. please please tell me i am so sad..

  33. shajeetha kadhar says:

    my baby born with fair.but nwo she to whiten the my 6 mnth baby.

  34. Naunita says:

    I used Balaji Tambe’s Santulan C baby massage oil for my baby. He was born with very fair complexion. Now 1 month old. His skin turned dark within 2 weeks after using this oil. Plz suggest what to be used to improve his complexion.

  35. Siphesihle says:

    I live in south baby Is 11 months old and he’s complection changed to dark very dark..what can i use to change that and please try to recommend something simple

  36. surekha says:

    Hi admin,
    I reside in qatar and would like to say my 3 month old skin becoming too much dry. I use sebamed Cream and soap for her and used Nalpamaradi Ayurvedic oil for her. Now stopped this oil and using coconut oil coz I feel that oil made her skin dry and tanned her skin. Could you suggest something that I can use to get rid of the dryness and to gain her colour back.

  37. Pavani says:

    Hai,my baby Bron very fair after one month she gone very dark.I have used milk cream, olive oil and different kinds of soaps.there is no improvement in color now she is in 5 months please suggest me what I have to I am using olive oil,misoorsandal soap,niveya body soft crem,Himalaya baby powder.

    • admin says:

      Using olive oil will tan the kid and dont use powder and nivea also tans :( Use himalaya baby oil, cetaphil cream.

      • Pavani says:

        Thanks for ur valuable suggestions.please suggest me soap I am using Santoor is some wat better than previous skin is normal and very soft and smooth.can I use cetaphil it good for my baby skin

  38. Ligi says:

    My baby was fair. Than he gone dark. He s elevn month. Can I do anything which gives sure result.

  39. sujata sachan says:

    my baby skin dark by sun please tell me sloution

  40. Priya says:

    you have mentioned egg white six months and egg white third month..which is correct?

  41. Priya says:

    you have mentioned egg white six months and egg white third month..which is correct? and what about kasturi-turmeric?

    • admin says:

      Sorry Kasturi Manjal 6 months (only a pinch), egg white 3 months make sure it does not enter the mouth.. milk cream 1 months. Sorry.. Try to get chiksa powder, mix with majal it works very well.. This is for 6 months plus.

  42. Priya says:


    from which month we can try kasturi turmeric, egg white & milk cream??

    • admin says:

      egg white- 6 months, milk cream you can start very early after a month, egg white after 3 months.

      • Priya says:

        thanks for your reply….

        I have a doubt,,,,,kindly clarify… my baby is 3 months old…i’m using teddybar soap for the past one is good…but now few days i find dryness on her both cheeks….any remedies for that…

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