Gone are the days when men could get away with a rugged look. Today, they have to look presentable in the office, for parties and other occasions. Men are becoming more conscious about their health and looks. It is equally important for both men and women to be well-groomed. Flawless skin is no longer a requisite for just women, men are also trying out different types of creams and lotion to get that perfect complexion. As compared to women, men’s  skin becomes more dull and tanned because of the growth of a beard and other reasons like driving a bike. There are several products available in the market to tackle these problems and improve your complexion. However, these products have chemicals and may not be suitable for everybody. So, instead of chemical-laden beauty products, try home remedies, which are really effective and do not have any side effects. These are some of the best home remedies, especially for men to get fairer and gorgeous skin. (ALSO READ Home remedies for hair loss: 6 effective tips to stop hair fall and boost hair growth)

1. Cleanse your skin with lemon and honey

honey and lemon

Use lemon juice to clean you face as it a natural cleanser. You can use lemon juice instead of your face wash. It will also make your skin fresh and fairer looking as it also contains bleach. You can make your own face wash by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and honey. Honey will hydrate your skin and get rid of the dust and dirt from your face. You can also use a slice of pineapple to clean your face. Rub a slice of pineapple on your face and then wash your face with cold water. Follow this method regularly to get fairer skin.

2. Scrub your skin with honey and coffee face scrub

coffee

Take 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of coffee and a few drops of olive oil. Mix these ingredients well and apply it to you face. Scrub your face with this mixture for a few minutes and then wash it off with water. The mixture will remove all the dead skin and leave your skin smoother and fresh. (ALSO SEE How to get pink lips naturally at home: 13 effective home remedies to get back your naturally soft and pink lips)

3. Use almond, sandalwood, neem leaf and turmeric face pack

sandalwood

Grind the neem leaves to make a paste. Add sandalwood powder, almond powder and turmeric powder to the neem leaves paste and mix it well. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, use lukewarm water to rinse it off. You will see an instant difference in your complexion. (ALSO READ Home remedies for acne: 7 most effective ways to get rid of acne and clear your skin using home remedies)

4. Apply orange juice and turmeric paste

orange

Orange is an effective home remedy for a fair skin. Rich in vitamin C, the fruit will lighten your skin complexion. It will also improve the suppleness and texture of the skin. All you need to do is mix a pinch of turmeric powder in 2 tablespoons of orange juice.  Mix it well and apply it to your face and leave it for around 20 minutes. Rinse it off with normal water. Follow this method regularly. (ALSO READ How to get rid of blackheads: 9 homemade remedies to effectively remove blackheads from your face)

5. Apply mashed papaya mask

Papaya

Papaya will make your skin healthy and fair. You need a green papaya as it contains more papain, an enzyme that helps in exfoliating your skin. To make this mask, peel the papaya and blend it into a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.