Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone

For years, one thing I’ve always struggled with is dull and tanned skin. This is the only skin problem I’ve ever faced. My skin quality is quite good with just occasional breakouts. I’ve never suffered severe Acne issues. I have combination skin with a balanced skin structure. But tanning had become a constant problem for me. In conjunction with a few skin care changes & a few eating habits with this DIY face mask for brighter skin tone, I’ve noticed a really good change in my skin.

Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone

With all that said, let me clarify that this DIY face mask for brighter skin tone doesn’t make your skin whiter or clear in a single use & I don’t use this face mask to make my skin tone whiter or fairer. Because, I’m quite happy with my natural skin color. I just want to fade the tan & get my natural skin tone back, I want it to be more even toned and I want to fade any and all the dark spots on my skin. All in all, I want my skin to be brighter, not whiter. And this mask does exactly that and much, much more!

Benefits of using my DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone and its ingredients:

Gram flour

Gram flour is an excellent exfoliating agent that will help scrounge off dead cells, dirt as well as grime stuck deep within the pores and on the skin’s surface. It is traditionally used in India as a natural facial & body cleanser. It contains a high amount of saponins, which are natural cleansing agents also found in oatmeal, that help deep cleanse the skin.


Almond when consumed have numerous benefits for human body. But almonds when used on our skin can prove to be beneficial too. They contain vitamin E, proteins and many other nutrients besides also containing mono unsaturated fatty acids. Almond powder is slightly exfoliant. It hydrates & smoothens the skin.

Fuller’s earth

Fuller’s earth also known as Multani Mitti in India is a clay which is an excellent skincare ingredient because of its naturally cleansing, curing and astringent properties. It has an amazing ability of soaking and absorbing excess oil, grease and impurities from our skin. It consist magnesium chloride which helps to cure and reduce Acne and dark spots.


Honey is a super moisturizing agent found in our kitchens easily. It has antibiotic and antimicrobial properties which are amazing for cleansing and gently removing any bacteria that causes acne and it is great for slowing doing aging as well. Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing as it has antibacterial properties as well.


Turmeric has anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties which wards off inflammation or fights acne causing bacteria actively. It has Vitamin C as well which causes lightening of skin resulting in reduction of dark spots and pigmentation. In India, it has been used on to-be-brides for centuries now, to achieve that lit from within bridal glow on the big day. Turmeric milk is an anti-septic drink, made especially for people that have suffered recent injuries as it helps in healing from within.


Saffron is an ancient beauty secret in India. It is raved about by our mothers & grandmothers severely for reduction of discoloration and pigmentation. It is said to have tons of anti-oxidants. Saffron helps in lightening tan, acne scars, dark spots, pigmentation and makes skin more bright and even toned! In India, pregnant women often drink Saffron milk in the hopes that it would give their baby a clear complexion, although there are no medical evidence supporting this claim.

Procedure for making the DIY face mask for brighter skin tone:

What you’ll need:

1 tsp Gram flour/Besan

1 tsp Almond meal (Almonds crushed in the grinder to a fine powder)

1 tsp Fullers earth/Multani mitti

1 tsp Honey

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

8-10 strands of Saffron (Soaked in a tsp of milk for 20 minutes)

Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone

  • The First step while making this mask should always be soaking the Saffron in the milk for 20 minutes or longer (the longer Saffron stays in milk, the more beneficial and effective it will be). You can even soak it overnight. I always forget to soak the Saffron prior to using and sometimes end up using dry Saffron strands. But using your Saffron strands dry, in my opinion, is a waste as you’re not extracting all the goodness. By soaking the Saffron, you give it time to release all the colour & goodness.
  • Grind a few Almonds. 3-4 Almonds are enough for one use. I take a handful of Almonds and grind them at once and store the Almond meal/powder in an airtight container. This just saves my time of grinding the Almonds every time I make this mask.
  • Take the Gram flour, Almond meal, Fuller’s earth and Turmeric powder in a clean bowl and mix well.
  • Add Honey and Saffron milk in this powder mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add some milk little by little to make it more spreadable. You can also add Rose water instead of milk to mix the face mask until a semi-thick & manageable paste is formed.
  • Apply this DIy face mask for brighter skin tone on a cleansed face and keep it on for 20 minutes.
  • Do not just wash it off after 20 minutes. Wet your hands with some Milk or Rosewater and start massaging your face in circular motions and keep massaging for 5-10 minutes. It will give your skin an exfoliating feeling because of the ground Almonds in it. This step is really important as it gets rid of all the dead skin on your face.
  • After you’ve massaged your face thoroughly, wash the remaining mask off your face.
  • Pat dry and moisturize with your regular moisturizer.

Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone


  • Keep a steady hand with the amount of Turmeric you use. Too much Turmeric can cause irritation or leave a yellowish tint on your face.
  • Massage any carrier oil on your face and wipe off with a cotton pad if you used too much Turmeric and it caused a yellow tint. This will get rid of the colour.
  • You have to make this face mask for Brighter Skin tone fresh every time you want to use it. But if you feel lazy doing this much work every time, what you can do is, mix all the dry/powder ingredients (Gram flour, Fullers earth, Almond powder and Turmeric) in equal quantities and keep this dry mixture in an airtight container. Whenever you want to use this mask, take a tbsp of the dry mixture in a bowl, pour Honey and Saffron milk and you’re good to go!

I hope you try my Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone for yourself. Let me know your feedback and if you have any questions, you can ask them in the comment box below.

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14 thoughts on “Best DIY Face Mask For Brighter Skin Tone

  1. I definitely love using face masks so I was intrigued right away with your post. After reading your post, I definitely want to try a natural face mask. Not only can it be cheaper than buying ones in store, the ingredients you used provide a huge number of health benefits! Great post 🙂


    1. Yes, definitely. Essential oils are always helpful & effective. Some of the essential oils you can use in this recipe are Tea tree & Sandalwood or any other essentials oil suitable for your skin type.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I like looking good but do not always have the cash to splash out on skin care products, it`s good to know that even with DIY, one can get that lovely face.

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