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.