Baby Skin Care Routine {Skin Care}

Today, I would be telling you about the baby skin care routine followed by many South Indians. Babies have very soft and delicate skin. So, you have to be extra cautious while taking care of their skin. And, they have under developed muscles and bones too.  Therefore, a general routine of their skin and health care is followed:

  • To give strength to their bones and muscles, the new-born are massaged with hot oil (preferably coconut oil) to give strength to their muscles.
  • The babies should never be given long and hot baths. Always make sure that the water is lukewarm. And, do not give them a tub bath. The tub bath is very drying for their skin.
  • Babies have very less hair on their bodies. And, even if they have hairs, do not worry much about them. The roots of the hairs are very weak and they go on getting strong as the baby grows. Therefore, use the chickpea (besan) flour or green gram dal (sunnipindi) flour to get rid of the unwanted hair on their body. Mix the flour with water or milk or apply it directly on the skin (baby) oiling the baby. And, scrub very gently. Do it daily to see results. Do not miss out underarms and the pubic area too. You can mix the flour with turmeric and sandalwood powder.

  • Mix turmeric and milk and apply on the baby from top to bottom after the oiling session. Let it dry. Then, remove with a soft wash cloth dipped in milk. And, give a bath to the baby. You do not have to use any soap or cleanser after this procedure as milk cleanses the skin. Your baby would grow to have very little or no hair.
  • Instead of applying any chemical, apply pure aloevera gel on the complete body, scalp included. Or, you can even apply oil on their bodies. Try to keep babies away from the beauty products as much as possible. I would not even advice you to use the baby products. Natural is always the best.
A word of Caution: The skin of a newborn is extremely delicate. So, please be extra gentle while scrubbing with the flour. Otherwise, you can go for the next alternative. You can use the milk and turmeric alternative till the baby is 1 or 2 years old and then, switch to the scrubbing as their skin is better suited for scrubbing now. Many people use the chickpea (or Green gram dal) flour instead of a soap even after growing up. It keeps your skin smooth and glowing skin and complexion.
Have you used this method?

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Comments

  1. says

    Well, being natural is the only way to keep the baby away from all the hazards of chemicals whether in the foods or cosmetics. So, parents have to make intelligent choices for their babies.

  2. Anonymous says

    My baby girl has A LOT of upper lip hair. She is 11 months old. Will the besan and turmeric still help to get rid of the hair even though she is not a newborn? I just heard about this home remedy (if I had known before I would have definitely done this since she was a newborn). But I’m not sure if she is too big now or if the hairs are more stubborn by now. Thanks!
    Also, can cooking turmeric be used?

  3. says

    Hi

    Your baby is just 11 months old so it is not late at all. You can start this remedy now and make it regular. You should notice a little difference in a month. And, make sure that your kid is not allergic to this remedy. Scrub very gently.
    Cooking turmeric can be used but it will stain your fingers and nails so do this before you take a shower. If there is a stain left on your daughter, wash it with a soap or cleanser.

  4. erikangel says

    hi, may daughter is 2yrs old.. and she has alot of body hair and upper lip hair? can i still try this? and would it work on grown ups too?
    and since she was born she has all this bumps all over her arms, legs, buttock, and face the doctor said its capilary something (hair thats is trapped) will this help her , i really dont know what to do anymore . thanks……….

  5. erikangel says

    thanks for answering ….. what do u mean by oiling the baby? do u have to put oil before the turmeric and milk?

    • says

      yes, you should give baby an oil massage before using turmeric + milk. generally, a baby is given hot oil massage with mustard oil before bath and during bath, turmeric + milk is used to cleanse their skin.

      • vijji says

        My baby boy is 20 days old at the time of birth he is fair. Now he is dark . Face is more dark where as body color wheatish and fingers and toes were verrryyy fair can u tell me the reason and do my baby boy get fair skin

        • says

          hi Vijji. first of all, please do not worry about the skin color. the color of the skin for kids keeps on changing according to their growth. also, may be he is being exposed to too much of sun because of which it might have become dark. the only thing i would advise is to keep using sunnipindi which helps with maintaining clean skin and use skin-friendly products for your baby, that would be enough! please do let me know how it goes on :)

          • vijji says

            hai mam i have already posted abt my baby boy now he is 6 months old i applied sunnipindi on him daily but his hands, legs and body turned very dark ,face is little better than body kindly tell me remedy and reason why he turned very dark when we were not so dark plsss give remedy

          • says

            Hi vijji, kids below 5 years their skin keeps changing color so it is quite normal. Let them grow. Also, if the sunnipindi is suiting your kid, continue using it otherwise change it to regular besan. Also mix the sunnipindi with milk and see if it helps.

    • manu says

      Hi vijji
      Im also travelling in d same boat.my baby is25 days old.At the time ofborn she was very fair.But now face is darken.body is lit fair and palm &toes are very fair..i want to know what is current complexion of your baby now..waiting reply..

  6. says

    I want to know my baby she is 3 month if I star to do this how many months should I do if I apply on her upper lip she trying to eat is this fine. Nd baby get disturbe should I daily or alternative day
    Thankx

  7. Anonymous says

    hi its not clear when you say use besan and mix with water then apply on the baby skin oiling the baby? means first apply besan mix then message with oil please clarify.thanks

  8. Anonymous says

    hi could you tell how much besan and how much turmeric needs to be mixed for a year old baby . how often u do it and for how long means till what age u do that.thanks

  9. says

    My baby is 11 months old, because of crawling her knees have become very dark (almost black) and the mosquito bite marks are also there on legs, but her face color is fairer than her hands and legs. what is the remedy for making hands and legs fairer?

    • Anonymous says

      I did like what u said .. But I made a difference I mixed gram flour , turmeric powder , milk , n badam oil .. I applied for 3 days .. But rashes have appeared all over her body… But she is not least bothered about that … But I don’t know… Can u please advise me … Should I stop this?? I can see a little improvement in her skin tone….she is 1.5 years old….

  10. says

    Be careful in using turmeric… I know in olden days the turmeric we got was pure and less of chemicals but the turmeric that we get now is not pure and is prone to chemicals. The turmeric we get now is very high in lead and is sometimes dangerous. So be careful…

  11. Anonymous says

    can this be applied to my 7yr old son ? he’s fair but v dry skin n getting tans recently. wat else can be done plz suggest

  12. says

    how to give bath to the baby? My baby is 7mnths old
    im applying oil n leave it for 20 min and then im using home made powder during the bath. my q is we have to apply powder and leave it for some time r powder should b used as soap and clean the body

  13. says

    hi my baby is 20 mnths old.and now a day her face skin is drying
    i dont know what should i use for her face please suggest me some home remedies

    • says

      just massage your baby with organic oils before bath and make sure you use baby-friendly products! i would not suggest any home remedies. just use rogan badam shirin on her where ever her skin gets dry.

  14. says

    Hi i have 20 mnths baby and now a days her skin is gettin dryness.what should i do for her because her face is so much dry softness has gone
    pls help me,suggest me some home
    remedies

  15. says

    hi my baby is 20 mnths old.and now a day her face skin is drying
    i dont know what should i use for her face please suggest me some home remedies

  16. Anonymous says

    Hi my baby is 21days old and she still has hair on her face, hand and legs..we started using besan milk and α̣̣̥°˚ pinch of haldi for her but it didn’t suit her..she started getting white patches on her face and when she was born she was extremely fair but now her colour has darkened a lot.pls suggest something for her hair and fairness as both me and her father are quiet fair. Thanks! :)

    • says

      hey…it is absolutely fine! babies do keep on changing skin and eye color so don’t worry about it at all. i would also suggest not to do anything till she is 3-4 months old. the skin is extremely sensitive. any treatment should be started only when they are old enough!! and, let her first develop so what i would suggest is feed her properly. that’s the most important right now!

    • Indu says

      Hi swati,
      Same is my case. My daughter is 3 months old. She was born quiet fair but after 15 days she got slowly dark and now she is completely darker. My mother in law is having a dark skin so assuming that it must be genetical. Or my daughter was very hot bath by our maalish maid who came to give her bath. We are confused whether its her real colour or will it improve. Doctor has recommended Daffy soaf and cetaphil as cream. Pls suggest your valuable advice for this extremely dark skin that would could be the reasons for such drastic Change

      • says

        hi Indu. first of all, your daughter is too young so what you need to focus on is using good products on her skin and giving proper nourishment. do not worry about her skin change as it is quite common for kids. it can be genetic or not, either case is resolved when they grow up. if the products given by doctor are gentle and not drying on her skin, you can continue using them. there is no issue :) do not worry about it and take care of her health and keep an eye for any changes in her body just to be on the safe side. hope this helps :)

  17. Anonymous says

    Hi My girl baby is 5.5 yrs can I apply besan+haldi mixture to her does it will remove the hair from her body?

  18. Anonymous says

    Hi, I really like this page, great job. So how long do you need to use the turmeric and milk on the skin until the hair reduction results are permanent ? or is this something you need to continue to do throughout life or the hair and pigment comes back. I am an Australian Mum and my daughter is 7 years old, she has a fair even complexion however her tiny fine blond hairs on her arms and legs are starting to look more obvious, still blond but getting bigger and longer, will the turmeric and milk work to remove and prevent her from having hairy arms and legs now and later in life, or will she always need to do this routine regularly to keep the hair away?, I want to do this for her as I have blond hairs on my arms too and growing up I noticed them a lot as they grew to be around a centimeter long, other’s don’t notice them as they are fine and blond but I was self conscious of them. Will this work on my arm hairs too, I am 35, I have very pale almost white transparent fair skin which is freckled on my face arms and chest from the Australian Sunshine when growing up, my daughter has more pale golden toned complexion due to her fathers genes and very few tiny pale speck freckles on her nose and checks only? I tried a rice flour, turmeric, avocado oil, honey and milk face mask yesterday and was absolutely astonished at it’s lightening effect on my facial pigmentation after just one application, I found it to be a very calming and gentle yet very effective exfoliating mask that reduced redness and puffiness, reduced pore size, smoothed the skin and evened out the tone and lightened pigmentation. Turmeric has me won over completely for this beauty mask aspect alone, so I am eager to hear how it works for hair reduction too? In this case, I plan on using this beauty mask I described above daily for a while to see how things go, should I be avoiding my eyebrows in case they disappear?

    • says

      yes, it is a treatment which you have to do lifelong! pigmentation generally doesn’t come back but the hair does! it will work for your daughter but you have to do this daily for like around a year or two minimum and then at least repeat the treatment once a week. it might work out for you as well but can’t be too sure coz the roots become strong! no, its ok. the eyebrows are absolutely fine :) yes, turmeric is very good but just make sure coz it does stain the skin yellow if used alone. i would suggest you to use it for a while and see the results :)

  19. Anonymous says

    HI My baby is 23 months old. She has very dry skin and the skin is getting tanned. Her Skin was like that from the very early age and now the problem is increasing even after using some baby lotion (doctor recomanded) for oily skin. Please suggest some natural treatment to regain the glow and remove the tan from her skin.

    • priyanka says

      hi…the same problem was with my 7 month old boy…i was very worried and concerned too..use daffy bathing bar for her. massage her with almond oil spl hamdard ka badam rogan shirin…use cetaphil or aveeno baby lotion.watch out her nutrition value.give her lot of coconut water,beetroot-carrot juice ,palak-tomato soup..curd with honey/ jaggery /or honey but in the noon time probably between 11 to 2….its good for immunity n skin imrovement..
      and last but not the least…dont be so concerned abt her complexion in this too early age..i can understand your feelings…yes one more thing….u can use forever living products like aloe propolis cream and aloe moisterising lotion..
      may god bless ur princess…..:-)
      take care…:-)

    • says

      hey…priyanka is right about using almond oil. you should massage the baby before giving him/her bath and use a skin friendly soap. handmade soaps are great choice!! take care of her diet. i don’t know what they feed to that small babies! and, don’t bother about complexion and other things. babies keep on changing the skin color. so, take care :) and, i am really sorry for the delay in replying to the comment!

  20. Anonymous says

    hi, i like this page as well. i am a mother of 2 month old girl. her face and ears are really fair. but her legs and back portion is dark. why this happens? and will her face also turn dark after a few days? and also she has many hairs on her forehead and upper arms. will it go? because of the hair her fore head and upper arm appears dark, but its fair. so i am really worried. i am very fair and my husband is dark. but why she is having different colours on different parts of the body?

    • says

      hey…i would suggest you not to worry at all because the skin of babies keep on changing the color. so, let her grow up and the true color will show. just make sure you don’t keep her in direct sunlight! its nothing to do with genes at all. its just the distribution of melanin. and, yes, some parts of the body can get patchy as well but its too early to say anything in case of your daughter. reg. the hair, try using besan + turmeric + milk on her skin or this: http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2010/03/use-sunnipindi-for-skin.html
      it should help with hair.

  21. Anonymous says

    hi,
    im a mother of 4months old girl, she had fair face when born , but now she s almost dark..i know this is a matter of genes, but im very much worried thinking of all the insults and isolations i had faced in the childhood till now….me being dark…pls help i want my baby to be alteast wheatish complexion ..so that she will not undergo the difficulties of being dark skinned like myself … i tried kasturimanjal for her ,,but she s very sensitive to it ,,wat else can i try ..pls help plss…

    • says

      hey….first of all, don’t at all worry about the skin color coz babies keep on changing skin and eye colors till they grow up to 5. and, instead of being apprehensive about the insults, i would suggest you to teach her to accept herself as she is. i know this is unwanted advice but from my own experiences i can say this would serve her better in life :)
      and, as to what to do for her is to use almond oil to moisturize her body and then keep her away from sun. also, i have heard that if orange peels mixed with milk are applied, it improves complexion of the babies :)

    • Anonymous says

      thanks for your reply..but when you say orange peel is it dried orange peel’s powder mixed with milk? can i try this now or wait for some more time

  22. says

    My baby is 19 months old. She also has the same problem that her skin is not in the same color. Most of the places her skin is very dak, jus like the pigmented skin. I m using besan & milk since a month, as ur advise, will use tumeric also. Sometimes i apply Saffron milk on her and after bath i apply Glycerine mixed with lime juice & rose water. Will these things be good to improve her skin complexion..?

    • says

      actually pigmented skin can be due to a lot of reasons which are mostly internal apart from having melanin production!! yes they would improve the complexion but instead of trying so many things whihc are quite harsh on her skin, i would suggest you to stick to only one thing. mix besan + turmeric + milk and apply it to wash her body instead of using a soap. also, keep her away from sun. please don’t use lemon or any other fruit on her. they are very acidic.

  23. says

    Hi my daughter is 2years 6 months old i want her complexion to improve apart from her face rest of her body looks dark i give her olive oil massage and then use besan powder+greengram powder and turmeric as a scrud during her bath but not finding an improvement please suggest

    • says

      hey Reetha…welcome to my blog and hope you are enjoying here :)

      i would suggest that not to worry since she is very young and their skin color keeps on changing till they are 5 or something! can i suggest almond oil or sesame oil instead of olive oil?? also, keep using the scrub and don’t worry everything would be fine :) also, keep her out of the sun in the noon times.

  24. says

    hi

    my daughter is 6 months old, she was very fair when born but her complexion gor dark and now she’s wheatish in color, in the begining i use to massage her with coconut oil followed by raw milk and post 4 months i ahve started using olive oil befre the bath and then apply raw milk to her skin and hair, i use bread and raw milk at times to scrub her, i started using besan + haldi + curd made a paste and started scrubbing her with the paste from the past one month….i use olive oil with it….all this before the bath but till now my baby’s complexion has not changed she’s got wheatish face and her hands and legs are dark….what should i do and how long should i do it…is there still a chance that my baby’s complexion can change? also shall i satr doing raw milk and turmeric paste as suggested by you…..

    pls help

    KVB

    • says

      hey Kanika

      please do not be bothered about her complexion. she is a baby right now. and, skin color keeps on changing till you are in the adult hood. just take care of her skin bu not exposing to unnecessary chemicals and all and that is it. do not do anything else. massage with oil if you wish but do it for her bones and all. everything else will settle down as she grows out of her teens :)

    • says

      thanks swati for your kind words. should I keep doing what I m doing right now massage with oil and so sometimes besan mixture, sometime bread with raw milk and sometimes raw milk with haldi??

      pls tell me if there would be any harmful effects if I keep doing all of this??

      thanks

    • says

      thanks swati for your kind words. Pls let me know what I m doing is ok for my baby like I do alternatively bread with raw milk, milk with turmeric,and sometimes besan mixture….is it ok to use all the three alternatively in a week….will there be any side effects if I do all these…

    • says

      thanks swati for your kind words. Pls let me know what I m doing is ok for my baby like I do alternatively bread with raw milk, milk with turmeric,and sometimes besan mixture….is it ok to use all the three alternatively in a week….will there be any side effects if I do all these…

    • says

      hey Kanika…stick to turmeric mixed with milk. that is enough. the main side-effect which i have started feeling is that it might not be really gentle on a baby’s skin so don’t scrub off. just wash it off after the mixture/paste dries off on the kid’s body :)

  25. says

    hi how to use the raw milk on baby’s skin because it would carry bacteria it also affects baby’s skin instead of it can we use milk powder or water for the flour mixtures

    • says

      hey Ayisha
      do not use anything. please just take care of the baby and keep her/him away from unnecessary chemicals and that’s it :) and, yes, you are right about the bacteria thing. i did not think about it earlier.

  26. Anonymous says

    Hi my daughter is 2and haif years old she was very fair for one year after that her colour becomes changed i used tuemeric but it is not sutiable for her what can i do pls suggest something to increse her colour .

    regards
    asma

    • says

      hi Asma…please do not worry about her skin color. it will keep on changing till she is out of her teens. just take care of her skin and health and nutrition and keep her out of away from unnecessary chemicals and use sunscreen when she is outside :)

  27. Anonymous says

    Hi swati my daughter is 18 month. Her body is very hairy plz advise me homemade products. ND also one white hair in her head.

    • says

      hey…don’t worry about whites because she will have her mundan. that will fix those issues.
      for hairy skin, make a paste of turmeric with milk/curd and apply it to her skin and massage in circular movements and wash off. do not do anything more than that!

  28. Anonymous says

    Hi Swati my daughter is 4 years old. Her complection is weatish and she also has hairs on her body. Kindly suggest some home remedy.

    • says

      hey…please do not worry about her complexion and for hairy skin, make a paste of turmeric with milk/curd and apply it to her skin and massage in circular movements and wash off. do not do anything more than that till she is into her teens.

  29. Anonymous says

    Hi swathi my baby is fair.. but most of the place in her body was green colour.. ppl said that will change normal.. and now its changing like normal.. but the problem is its turn to brown colour.. i dont know what to do?

    • says

      well, its melanin which gives color to the human skin and do not worry about it. she is just a baby. color will keep on changing till she is right into her teens. unless its looking completely un

  30. Anonymous says

    Hi, pls i want you to help me; am pregnant and am from nigeria but i want my baby to b blonde and have long hair what should i do; tanks kemsy

  31. Anonymous says

    Hi, We have been advised to keep our new born baby in the sun everyday. When he was born, he was little pinkish. Now we see after 10-15 days, his skin tone has gone darker. I understand the genes part doing its bit. But does sun-bathing also reduces skin tone? If so is there a remedy for it?

    • says

      yes, sun-bathing does reduce skin tone but babies must be sun-bathed to avoid some infections. so, don’t worry at all. it will all be fine. just don’t keep the baby outside in the noon sun. its too harsh. keep him/her in the morning sun like 6-8 or in evening after 5.

  32. says

    My baby girl is 9 months old. is there any kind of irritation to eyes when I bath her with Besan+Raw milk with a pich of haldi. bcoz most of the times she scrubbs her eyes a lot…can it be due to procedure of besan haldi+milk that i used to give her for bath??

    • says

      well, may be the powder is going into her eyes. just take care when using on her face that it should not enter her eyes or may be wait till she grows like 1.5 years and then use the mixture.

  33. says

    My baby girl is 9 months old . I want to know that is there is any irritation to eyes when we use mixture of besan+raw milk with a pinch of haldi. My baby scrubb her eyes a lot and I Want to know that can it could be because of the procedure of besan+raw milk and haldi which i used to bath my baby.

  34. Meena says

    My baby is 4 months old. From her birth,we used coconut oil mixed with turmeric powder for massage before bath and bathed her with green gram flour and bengal gram flour. But,we used the same coconut oil to apply on her head as well.My concern now is,since the oil had turmeric powder in it which inhibits hair growth,whether this will make affect her hair growth.On birth,she did not have much hair and later,there was much hair fall when she was 3 months old.Then we realised and stopped turmeric and applied only coconut oil for head.A month passed now,her hair growth is less compared to some children.As people say,whatever done to the kid in first 3 months stays for life,please let me know if this will affect her hair growth permanently or will she develop some more hair on head as she grows. We applied turmeric and coconut oil on head initially as recommended by an elder person to remove lanugo hair present initially.Also,please suggest if this was right or wrong.many thanks.

    • says

      well, i am guessing that turmeric should not hamper the head hair and may be she was born with less hair. so, don’t worry about it coz you really can not do much. her hair growth will be mainly known after you shave off her head once. and, its ok to apply coconut oil. don’t apply turmeric mixed oil over there as you are already doing. rest, just keep her physically active. i think it will solve itself as she grows :)

    • Meena says

      Thanks Swathi.We give a massage in the morning,immediately after which she takes a good sleep of upto 1 hour.Then we apply coconut oil and bathe her immediately.Can you please help to know a specific oil to be used for massaging the baby.We use Johnson’s massage oil but as Johnson’s products are nowadays considered less reliable,please let me know if there is an alternative oil for massage.Thanks

    • says

      i would suggest the regular sesame oil. or, you can explore other indian brands like rustic art and forest essentials and kama. check out naturalmantra for more brands :)

  35. says

    Hi Swati , i have a twins babies, boy and girl . But the baby girl has alot of hair all over her body. What exacly do i need to do the body rub. Can it be besan flour and water mixed together only ???? thank you for your help.

    • says

      ok, do not rub anything. just take the regular turmeric available in store, preferably organic. mix with milk. apply the paste on her and let it dry and wash off. i hope this helps :)

  36. Anonymous says

    Hi Swati i have twins boy and girl, their five months but a have noticed that the baby girl has a lot of hair all over her body. So i wanted to know what i needed for the body rub can it be besan(gram)flour and water only or do i need more things on the rub? Thank you for your help

  37. says

    Hi Swati , i have a twins babies, boy and girl . But the baby girl has alot of hair all over her body. What exacly do i need to do the body rub. Can it be besan flour and water mixed together only ???? thank you for your help.

    • says

      Hey. Do not worry about it at all. It’s absolutely fine and she will grow hair after the mundan ceremony or once she grows little. Observe till 2 years and them talk to a paediatric about it if she doesn’t grow hair even then. In the mean time, just give her regular body and hear massages given toothed babies!

  38. says

    Hi swati,
    My daughter is 12years old.she is a very sweet and a decent girl.The only problem is her colour.she is very dark in colour.please help me.What can I do for her.

  39. Anonymous says

    My baby girl has a lot of forhead hair.she is 2month old.what should l do for her?can l use hamani sona chandi oil for massage and add some safforn? after apply milk and turmaric

    • says

      hey, please do not worry about extra hair. she is very small. at most, make a turmeric paste with milk, apply it on the area, let it dry and wash off. do not scrub or do anything. use the regular edible turmeric which is pure and reliable. i would suggest organic one, may be 24 letter mantra brand!!

      i donno about the oil and i don’t think it will help with hair!!

  40. Neetu says

    Hi-
    I have been searching for the baby scrub for so long. I had a teacher from South India, who was hairless and so was her daugter. She had mentioned a scrub her mom used while she was a baby to remove the hair roots. Thanks for posting this! My question is on the recipe:
    1) For the green dal + rice + turmeric mix, can you please tell me the quantity I need to mix for each?
    2) For the green dal mix above, when I mix it with milk to apply on my baby’s body, should it be a thick consistency or runny?
    3) For the green dal mix (mixed with milk), I will apply it after giving my baby a oil massage. Should i let it dry, or just start scrubbing the mix on her body, and then wash it with warm water? How long to scrub it for? Do I wet her with water before applying/scrubbing the mix?
    3) For the milk + turmeric mix that you mentioned in the fourth bullet point above, should the consistency for this be thick or runny? Do I let this sit on her body for sometime? If yes, how much time before I wipe it with the wash cloth?
    Appreciate all your responses! thanks again for posting this.

    • says

      hey Neetu!
      1. i would say 65-25-10 for all 3 respectively. just make sure all the powders are very finely ground!!
      2. i would say keep the consistency enough runny that it is not sliding on the skin but it does shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to dry!
      3. if you are applying it after an oil massage, apply the powder directly. do not mix it with milk or water. scrub it lightly on the skin on the oil only. and, do not wet her with water in that case. scrub it till the scrub rolls off the body. it will take max 5-10 minutes. just make sure it doesn’t hurt your baby.
      4. for the turmeric paste, the paste should be again enough to not be runny but not very thick. let it dry out on the skin and then scrub off very lightly. it will take 5-10 minutes at max again.
      hope the answers were clear :) let me know if there is some confusion.

  41. says

    my daughter is 1.5 years old,my wife use dettol in her water during bath from infancy,because of that my babies skin gets darker,now when she(my wife) realise her mistake, stop using dettol,my babies skin complexion is little liter now,but i want to know what should i use to make my baby little bit fairer.

  42. Anonymous says

    hey hi Swati
    my daughter is 1.4 years old. she has lots of hairs in face specially forehead and face.
    i have applied the besan + turmeric + milk paste and then scrub but the result is rashes appeared in all over the body.
    is this happens from turmeric mixture?
    should i applied only besan + milk?
    should the oil massage in body is necessary before using paste?
    is there any turmeric brand which helps to recover it?
    should i don’t scrub it?
    please suggest some solution, i am keenly want to remove hairs from my baby. please help

  43. says

    hey hi swati
    first of all i thanku for providing such easy remedies and nevertheless ur answers. i am a very recent mom and i have a small doubt from reading the above wat is this bread means,bread which we get in shops or wheat flour into bread pls help so that i would also start up to make my beautiful princess more prettier

  44. Anonymous says

    Hi swathi I just want know about rogan almond oil.how good the brand is.., is it safe to use on my 1n half month old baby., using that oil will my baby color will change. coz she was very fair iin color when she was born but she has become dark.

  45. says

    hi .
    my daughter age is 11 month, she is colour now little dark, because she used to go daily baby sitting so the sun exposition, my question is she can apply suncream .for her face.please suggest me?

  46. Anonymous says

    hai swathi my baby is in 3 month iam using olive oil for massage nd green dal powder as scrub is it enough to improve her skin color ? i need fairer r whitesh color to my baby so can u plz give me any more suggestions for better skintone,is olive oil can change color?

  47. maddy says

    hi, my baby is 1 month. he was born very fair, but had mild jaundice after 5 days, so was advised to keep him in sun daily. due to this the exposed areas have grown darker. is there any remedy for this complexion change

    • says

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  49. Anonymous says

    hi…my daughter is 6 months old.am using nalpamaradi thailam before bath and himalaya soapalso after bathing what i have to apply in the body & face?is it ok to use himalaya body lotion?to get fair what i have to follow….kindly help in this

  50. says

    Hi my daughter is 2 years and 2 months.she has lots of hair on her shoulder and her back n ears.will it be too late to remove hair? can u pls advice me

  51. says

    Hi my daughter is 2 years and 2 months.she has lots of hair on her shoulder and her back n ears.will it be too late to remove hair? can u pls advice me

  52. says

    Hi my son is 8 months old . He is having small white boils and redness like rashes on his cheeks & small white boils with redness on skin on some parts of legs.. We have tried flutivate cream , then atogla cream as suggested by doctor but still they are not going. this problem is since 2months already and not going away.our son has lot of hairs and long hairs could this be one of the reason? We are keeping the baby cool due to hot weather and not doing massage with oil and applying atogla cream on face suggested by doctor . Our doctor says this will go away with time and it could continue till 1 1/2 year or age too but we are worried. PLS HELP

  53. Anonymous says

    Hii ,,i like ur blog ,,my daughter is 8 years old ,,nd she was fair but nwdays ,due to going school,,,she is becoming dark,specially her hand ,elbow aera or her face,,nd plz tll me,wt kind of soap nd home made pack ,i can use nd if i use turmaric on her face so ,aftr going in to sunlight ,,she hav no sideeffect plzzzz guide me

  54. says

    Hi! I am a north Indian mother. My six years old daughter was very fair till she was at the age if three. Now she is getting very dark. I know colour doesn’t matter but I want to get her complexion back. Please help.

  55. Anonymous says

    Hi my daughter is 9 month old….when she born her complexion looks pink but day by day she became dark and her face looks medim…..am using johnson milk bath n himalaya lotion ..is it ok?????shall I try using besan on alternative days

  56. says

    Hi I have a 11days old son.what all things i should use to bath my baby.please suugest me some home made powders like besan,turmeric etc.what oil should i use for my baby before and after bath.whould i heat the oil.how to prevent my son going dark in colour in future.is there any way to avoid my son’s skin going dark

  57. Anonymous says

    Hi,I have a 2 yrs 6 months old baby boy.When he was born,he was so fair.but now he became dark.please give me a good suggestion to improvement of his color.

  58. Anonymous says

    For unwanted hair i have a very authentic home remedy.. Burn the Papers and grind them. Wax or Remove ur hair and fill the open pores on the opposite direction with this burnt paper mixer. You will see the result, Hairs will never ever come on that body part again. But Babies’ skin is always so delicate and sensitive, don’t try any remedies on their Baby Skin.. what i think is more important to increase their nutritional values that are as they grow up and ready to take solid foods other than breastfeeding i.e. after 06 give them milk, curd, vegetable and fruits juices, avoid cerelec, morinaga or readymade baby foods like this. make Sooji, Sagudaana, Kheer, etc and even make the vegetable soup, put chicken piece in it while cooking it, then put in feeder and give the child a healthy start and good immunity system. As far as baby girls are concerned avoid Farm Chicken as much as you can because it increases their hormones due to which they will get early mensturation and so it will effect their heights and growth.

  59. Anonymous says

    For unwanted hair i have a very authentic home remedy.. Burn the Papers and grind them. Wax or Remove ur hair and fill the open pores on the opposite direction with this burnt paper mixer. You will see the result, Hairs will never ever come on that body part again. But Babies’ skin is always so delicate and sensitive, don’t try any remedies on their Baby Skin.. what i think is more important to increase their nutritional values that are as they grow up and ready to take solid foods other than breastfeeding i.e. after 06 give them milk, curd, vegetable and fruits juices, avoid cerelec, morinaga or readymade baby foods like this. make Sooji, Sagudaana, Kheer, etc and even make the vegetable soup, put chicken piece in it while cooking it, then put in feeder and give the child a healthy start and good immunity system. As far as baby girls are concerned avoid Farm Chicken as much as you can because it increases their hormones due to which they will get early mensturation and so it will effect their heights and growth.For unwanted hair i have a very authentic home remedy.. Burn the Papers and grind them. Wax or Remove ur hair and fill the open pores on the opposite direction with this burnt paper mixer. You will see the result, Hairs will never ever come on that body part again. But Babies’ skin is always so delicate and sensitive, don’t try any remedies on their Baby Skin.. what i think is more important to increase their nutritional values that are as they grow up and ready to take solid foods other than breastfeeding i.e. after 06 give them milk, curd, vegetable and fruits juices, avoid cerelec, morinaga or readymade baby foods like this. make Sooji, Sagudaana, Kheer, etc and even make the vegetable soup, put chicken piece in it while cooking it, then put in feeder and give the child a healthy start and good immunity system. As far as baby girls are concerned avoid Farm Chicken as much as you can because it increases their hormones due to which they will get early mensturation and so it will effect their heights and growth.

  60. Anonymous says

    Hi swathi
    My baby is 3 months old.
    From the second month onwards we have been following the below procedure for bathing
    Massage with olive oil
    Rub with wheat flour to get rid of hair
    Apply masoor dal flour with milk to give bath to improve skin tone
    I saw your suggestion to use almond oil instead of olive… Is that better for skin complexion
    Also should I use just besan + turmeric + milk or turmeric + milk… Or can I just add some turmeric to the masoor dal and milk mixture
    I want to improve the complexion of my baby and she has a lot of hair

  61. Anonymous says

    my daughter is five years old she has very dark and to many hairs on her body and face how can
    I reduce the hair

  62. Anonymous says

    hi my bby gal she is turning 6 in december i have a problem with her complection she has two colors dark and the light complection plz help what can i use for her

  63. Anonymous says

    Hello …my daughter age s 4…she s very fair …BT she s going dark suddenly I changed many soaps , tumeric powder n green gram flour BT all
    Results are tend to giving some rashes what shall I do..tell me

    • says

      hi Payal. yes, it would definitely work on your 2 year old baby. just make sure she does not develop any rashes. if she develops rashes, you can simply mix organic turmeric and water and apply it on her face and wash off after it dries off without scrubbing. also, yes, it works on grown ups too but takes more time to show results and this must be done everyday for results.

  64. Anonymous says

    Hi my name is Riya.. I hav a 7 month old girl baby.. She was born with fair skin but she became dark in few days.. Also i see an uneven skin tone.. Some parts are fair and some dark.. Pleaae suggest me some remedies.. Thanks

    • says

      hi Riya. don’t worry about her dark skin but you can still try this remedy. it does help with removing the tan. also, make sure she does not develop rashes due to this remedy.
      if she develops rashes, you can simply mix organic turmeric and water and apply it on her face and wash off after it dries off without scrubbing. do let me know how it goes :)

  65. Anonymous says

    Thanks for the quick response.. Is it ok to mix besan andgreen gram flour? Also can i apply almond oil overnight.. Thanks
    Riya

  66. Anonymous says

    Hi..its good to read the remedies.. Thanks.. Is it fine to use the remedies in Winters ??My daughter is 11months old… I used to bathe her at night before bed as I m a working lady… Please do reply….. Thanks again…

    • says

      ummm…if you are bathing your baby only before night, i do not think that is a wise thing to do coz for babies they need body massages and all that and then during winters she can be prone to cold! you can use these remedies in winters as well!

    • says

      hi Anik. haha, just keep them soft by applying ghee all the time. if the lips are soft, generally, they look pink and red only. but, overtime, the color would change because of the sun exposure and etc.

    • says

      hi Rathi. honestly do not really bother about making her fair. keep oiling her skin and moisturising her and while bathing you can use besan or sunnipindi or any such thing which will clean her skin repeatedly. once she grows past 5, you can start using sunscreen.

  67. Anonymous says

    Hi my daughter is 17 months old when she was born she was fair, now her face is fair and body is dark and near her thigh it is very dark

    • says

      hey. i would say do not worry much about her coloring because it does happen. also, take good care of her diet because sometimes iron and protein deficiency can cause issues with skin coloring. and, use sunnipindi on her everyday or simple besan instead of the baby soaps and all and massage her with a good oil like almond or apricot.

  68. Anonymous says

    Hello, my baby boy is 3 weeks and he is dark can i do the same besan totka to him his lips r purple black please advice something for him …waiting for your reply my first baby color is very fair can i do something for him …

    • says

      hi. my only advice is that please do not worry about their color. babies keep on changing their skin color. only thing i would advise is to keep their skin healthy and use only natural skin care products. do not try to exfoliate using any other thing than besan as their skin is very sensitive and do that also with a very light hand. also, avoid using coconut oil. instead use almond or apricot oil, which ever is available. and, do not worry, he is just too young for the skin to get any color. and, for lips, keep applying ghee to keep them moisturized. hope this helps :) do let me know how it goes!!

  69. Anonymous says

    Hi i’m Sophia’..I am only 23 years old and my face is prone to black heads, white heads and pimples..when i was younger i dont have any problem at all when it comes to pimples. Two years ago i started using oseur pearl cream i dont see any problem at all at first it makes my skin whiter, smoother and free from ances but later on last couples of months ago i had stop using it. I had noticed that i had a white heads,black heads and pimples and i decided to use it again but after a month of using it there is no improvement at all..i decided to stop using it and i had research that tomato scrub is effective. I steamed my face first before applying the tomato juice with sugar on my face and rinse it. I do this twice a week..after two weeks of using it i dont see any improvement at all. Every morning and before i go to sleep i wash my face with (safeguard)soap and water after that, i use eskinol. Can you give me an advice pls…i really need your help…

    • says

      hi Sophia. first of all, i guess your pimples issue is due to hormonal changes. so, try to do a body detox first. drink a glass of lemon water every morning. it really helps in cleansing the body. also, try using ginger juice or onion juice on the pimples. they might help. also, get a salicylic acid face wash from any pharmacy. it does help with pimples. hope this helps :)

  70. Anonymous says

    hi im rekha.. my son was fair wen he was born n now he is 11months old but now turned little dark. plz suggest me any home made remedy to improve his complextion… and he has more hair on the upper lip n forehead so plz tel me what to do….

    • says

      hey. well, apply only that much which is necessary so that she is not able to swalow it. andm try to use organic brands so that it is safer and gentler for their skin!!

  71. Anonymous says

    My baby girl is 2 years old and still has hair on her face. So thinking of applying besan+ tumeric mix.
    1. For the besan+ tumeric mix can u please tell me the quantity I need to mix?
    2. Should I let it dry or just start scrubbing the mix on her body & then wash it with warm water? How long to scrub it?
    3. How long do you need to use the besan+tumeric mix to get results & how often?
    4. Are the results permanent or is this something you need to continue to do throughout the life or hair comes back?

    • says

      hey. answering in the same order :)
      1. 4/5th cup of besan + 1/5th cup of turmeric. use it till it lasts and then mix a fresh one!
      2. apply the paste on the body, let it dry till its just damp and not completely dry because if it is completely dry, it does hurt a lot more!! do not actually scrub but remove it by scrubbing in the opposite direction of hair growth, just like waxing. since it is almost dry, it will roll off her body. scrub / remove till the entire body is clean and then follow with warm water. make sure it is just lukewarm.
      3. the problem with this treatment is that you have to use it for ever!! so, try using it continuously for a month and then reduce the frequency to alternate days and so on.
      4. generally it is said that if you continue to do it in the childhood, the growth is less when the kid grows but i would say it has to be done continuously. like, doing this remedy once a week at least once the kid grows up. but, remember that hair growth really depends on the hormonal changes also. so, that can come back!!

      hope this helps :) do let me know if you have more questions!!

  72. Anonymous says

    Hi my daughter is 5 years old she has lot of hair on her hands and legs I am really worried. Does green gram turmeric mix with water helps. Please suggest.

  73. Anonymous says

    Hi I’m from lives in Tamilnadu from India.I had 2 daughters elder is above 4 yrs and younger is above 2 yrs.I’m very much woried about my elder daughter cos she had drak skin complexion but my 2nd daughter s fair were ever we go for our relative home or any function all my relatives are comparing both my daughter very much.its hurting me very much now daughters are younger they don’t know wat the relatives saying but after some yrs go wen they understand wat people s comparing I worried about we’re my elder daughter underestimate herself and leave her selfconfident .I hope u can understand wat I’m trying to say so pls suggest me any home remedy for my elder daughter – get complexion . Pls reply me.and both girls had small small hairs in face and body wat to do . Pls pls help me I’m very much worried abt my daughter pls reply me.

  74. Anonymous says

    Hi my baby is 2 months old. I use coconut oil for bathing.i have an Ayurvedic oil named as Nalpamaradhi oil but haven’t start using as it has be washed off with soap during bathing. So can I use green gram powder during bath to wash out that oily texture.

  75. Shruti says

    Hi Swati,
    My baby is 5.5 months old her face is fair comparatively to her body I use olive oil leave for 15 mins den bath wit teddy bar soap.
    Wat else I should do to improve her body complexion and for how much time I should oil on her body ?

  76. Anonymous says

    Hi
    My son is 5 months old and his skin color darkened starting from 1 month and now everyday he s becoming more darker.. Has anyone tried these home remedies with besan+turmeric+milk for your kids and have you seen good results? How long does it take to see the result? Also while oiling the baby should we use turmeric in the oil too for massaging and wil this lighten up the skin color? How long should we massage the baby with oil and I believe after. Oil massage we shoul aply this paste and keep for 5 mins and wash off with warm water during bath..after bathin should we apply. Moisturizer? His knees and elbows are especially so dark and also he has upper lip hair..can somebody pls provide your feedback on these remedies if you have tried them..

  77. anu says

    Hi,
    My baby is only 6 months plus and she is having hairs on her upper lips and on her cheeks.
    Can anyone pls suggest me the way to remove the hairs.
    Pls also let me know about the message oil to be used on her body.Presently i am using dabour lal tail for making message on her body. Is it best for her?.

    • says

      hi Anu.
      first the massage oil, you can use sesame oil which is the ayurvedically prescribed oil for any one! but, make sure not to use it in extreme summers as it produces a lot of heat. at that time you can alternate with coconut or almond oil.
      second, for the hairs, you should try out the sunnipindi routine for your baby.
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2010/03/use-sunnipindi-for-skin.html

      i assume that you massage your baby with oil before bath. so, after the oiling session, take the powder and rub it on her skin just like you would rub a soap. this would remove the oil as well as cleanse her skin. do this daily and you should see difference after one month. yes, this remedy has to be done everyday which is why it can be used instead of the soap.

      hope this helps :) do let me know how it went for you!

  78. anu says

    Hi,
    My baby is only 6 months plus and she is having hairs on her upper lips and on her cheeks.
    Can anyone pls suggest me the way to remove the hairs.
    Pls also let me know about the message oil to be used on her body.Presently i am using dabour lal tail for making message on her body. Is it best for her?.

  79. Alefiya Mukad says

    My baby is month old wen she wz born she was very fair buh she was detected with jaundice and was asked to exposed to sunlight.I kept her in sunlight for more then an hour which turned her face as well as entire body dark. And nw she is getting darker day by day pls suggest me something I use Johnson oil and soap

  80. reena says

    Hi station, my baby is one month old.he is having alot of hair on forehead, ears and on body. Pls suggest what is the best remedy that can be used on one month old baby
    Also he is getting Darker. what should I do to improve his colour

      • reena says

        Can i use besan and haldi mixed with milk for one month old after massaging him with almond oil

        Also I have a four year old girl and she has lot of hair on her upperlip. Pls suggest if something can help to reduce

        • says

          hey Reena. i gave a link up there in my earlier comment. it is actually a beauty secret or a homemade soap used for the babies which also helps removing the facial hair from their body. you can use it for both your kids. it can be used at any age and it is just as effective anytime!!

          the soap is made up of mung dal and rice flour and turmeric and you can add in besan as well. it is extremely effective but you will have to keep using it daily. it is a slow process to get rid of excess hair and you really need not worry. just follow this routine daily.

          http://perfectskincareforyou.com/2010/03/use-sunnipindi-for-skin.html

          hope this helps :)
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          • Saran says

            My baby is 8nonths old, could u suggest how to use orange peel powder, how to make, when and how to apply the mix? Ur information’s given are all useful. My baby needs colour complexion plz recommend t procedure. Thanku

          • Anonymous says

            Hi Swati

            I tried the besan+green gram dal+ turmeric paste combination for my 7 month old baby to remove excess hair on his upper lip, face and body as a scrub after massaging him with coconut oil however he is getting red rashes all over his body even if i just apply this paste before washing without scrubbing and washing it off immediately.

            I tried just green gram dal & turmeric and the result is the same. Is this expected on all babies and will this rash go away after continuos use of this scrub or is it an allergic reaction that he is developing to this scrub?

          • says

            hey. please do not use the mixture. he might be allergic to it or his skin is extremely sensitive. so, it is better you do not use it at all.

  81. sara Lakshana says

    Hi Swati mdm, ur information’s are cry useful and naturalized. My baby girl is 8 months old, could you suggest how to make orange peel powder and when & how to apply for her? Need to increase her skin complexion naturally. Plz suggest me above procedure. Thanku

  82. logeswari says

    I have 5 years old baby. 2 months before she said she s having pain in stomach and I put gingilly oil.later the urine s affected and that place alone skin colour has changed. Input gingilly oil the skin s changing but its taking time.

  83. maya says

    my baby is 3 month old if i go for natural things what should i use for washing his hairs.i m using baby shampoo but i want to use natural things so plz suggest something for that too…and after bath should i apply coconut oil to moisturize…i m applying baby powder only..its summer time so plz suggest something to keep my baby’s skin soft and clean ….using beasn is ok? as scrubing will
    takeaway the softness of the skin…

  84. pooja says

    Hello Swati
    My daughter is seven years old. in her earlier years, she was given oil massage. and sometimes i used milk while bath. now pls suggest some tips afresh.. for my daughter how can i keep her skin glowing and healthy also some remedies for hair removal. can at this age, it can be done.
    thanks

  85. chitra says

    i have 11months baby. she has dark black lips, others said it is because of not wiping her mouth after feed. please give me a suggestion to remove the darkness.

  86. says

    Hi Madam,

    My toddler is 4 years old and she kind got face skin with uneven patches and discoloration after a full day playing in sun. Can anything be done to remove the uneven patches and protect her skin from future damage with sun. I do apply sunblock lotion on her every day and also lips on her skin is also very dark. what can be done for that.
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  87. jaya says

    I have 18 months girl baby. when she is born her skin is much more fairer. after 6 mnths she became darker till now. pls give me some natural remedy for my daughter ll have the fair skin .

  88. jaya says

    I have 18 months girl baby. when she is born her skin is much more fairer. after 6 mnths she became darker till now. pls give me some natural remedy for my daughter ll have the fair skin.

  89. Kirti Aggarwal says

    My baby is 20 months old, because of crawling her knees have become very dark and the mosquito bite marks and other marks are also there on legs, but her face color is fairer than her hands and legs but she have upper lips hairs also.
    Please tell me what to do to remove those hairs and to fairer leg and hand skin.

  90. Mona says

    hi Swati, first of all thanks for this blog. It’s been very insightful. My son is now about 4.5 mths and he has started to have some rashes on his body and face. He puts his hand in his mouth and when he’s tired rubs his face all over causing redness. His head, body and face is rather dry now. It hurts me to see him like that as he has started to scratch his head and body. I am thinking of using your tip of using coconut oil to massage him.
    1. Will using mung dal flour with turmeric and milk help his body to moisturize and remove the rashes? If not what can I use?
    2. What can I use to clean his face? do i just use the mung dal flour or use it with milk and turmeric?
    3. Please tell me what can I use to wash his head instead of soap.
    Thank you very much :)

  91. Mona says

    Hi Swati,
    Firstly thanks for such a informative blog.
    My son is 4 and half months. He’s started getting facial and body rash recently. He has rather dry skin. Because he rubs his hands on his face and head his face has rash. I am going to try to massage him in coconut oil as mentioned in your blog. Hopefully that helps to nourish his body. I have few questions, Swati. Thank you in advance for your reply.

    1. Can I use mung dal mixed with turmeric and milk to over his body during bath after coconut oil massage? or is there anything else I can do to nourish his body and reduce the rashes?
    2. What can use for his head instead of shampoo? his scalp is quite dry and he scratches it often :( hurts me to see him in pain when he cant communicate his needs)
    3. What can i use to wash his face and what can I apply to his face after washing his face to keep it soft and supple?

    thank you Swati.

    Mona xox

  92. Kanchan says

    Hi ,

    My child is 2 month old. She has lots of hairs in the body n became fair to dark skin. Could you please suggest me what remedies I shuld use for hair n which month I need to start n how long I need to continue and does hair will be removed permanently or not.
    Regarding dark complexion, as you mentioned till 5yrs baby colour goes on changing but is thr any remedy that I can follow from now so that baby color will be fair for ever.As iam scared if after 5yrs also baby skin is darker.

    Please suggest me.

    Thanks in advance.

  93. Kanchana says

    Hi Swati,

    My child is 2 month old. She has lots of hairs in the body n became fair to dark skin. Could you please suggest me what remedies I shuld use for hair n which month I need to start n how long I need to continue and does hair will be removed permanently or not.
    Regarding dark complexion, as you mentioned till 5yrs baby colour goes on changing but is thr any remedy that I can follow from now so that baby color will be fair for ever.As iam scared if after 5yrs also baby skin is darker.

    Please suggest me.

    Thanks in advance.
    Kanchana

  94. saranya says

    hi
    My friend son it’s a 2month baby,i have one doubt for himalaya baby lotion and cream it use of after bathing but what first apply for baby skin lotion or cream…pls reply swati

  95. veena says

    hi swati,
    my baby girl is 2 months old when born she is in pinkish white after few days she is in dark color. iam used venna and glam flour for massaging and aveeno wash and shampoo for bathing.
    someone tells mix the orange peel into glam flour.is it works?
    someone tells grind cashew and almond and dry dates mix into glam flour .is it works?
    plz help me swati .iam so afraid for my baby skin color.

    • says

      hi Veena. please do not worry about her skin color. skin color keeps on changing all the life. protect her from direct sun light and just use good products on her. you can mix orange peels but make sure she is not allergic to anything!! hope this helps :)

  96. Arshi says

    My daughter is 5 year old,I use her besan,haldi,milk with out boil,and water since she is 2 year old because her skin so sensitive used to so dry ,if I use any soap specially in winter her skin used to crack so used these besan mixture as a bath soap especially in winter.now her skin is fine. Now she don’t have that problem.but when I use this besan mixture in winter it is fine it suits her skin.but in summer if I use this she is getting small pimples every where on the face I think due to haldi I don’t know the exact reason ,please give the solution i really want to use this besan mixture it suited her a lot. her skin is fine now by applying this mixture the problem started from the last summer when I use this mixture pimples are coming all over the face please give the solution .

  97. Arshi says

    My daughter is 5 year old,I use her besan,haldi,milk with out boil,and water since she is 2 year old because her skin so sensitive used to so dry ,if I use any soap specially in winter her skin used to crack so used these besan mixture as a bath soap especially in winter.now her skin is fine. Now she don’t have that problem.but when I use this besan mixture in winter it is fine it suits her skin.but in summer if I use this she is getting small pimples every where on the face I think due to haldi I don’t know the exact reason ,please give the solution i really want to use this besan mixture it suited her a lot. her skin is fine now by applying this mixture the problem started from the last summer when I use this mixture pimples are coming all over the face please give the solution . I recall y want to use this besan mixture

  98. Madhvi says

    hello,
    my baby boy is 5 months old when born he is in pinkish white after few days he is in dark color.
    Pls let me know ant thing that I need to do for my baby as her upper lip turning to black I’m actually wiping her lips after every feed.
    reply

  99. priya says

    hi my daughter is 6 years old when born she is in white but now a days she getting so dark and her elbows knees back also getting dark so please tell me what remedies can i use for her please help me ….. Thank yuo

  100. Alish says

    Hi. Im blessed with a baby girl she is 2 months old. As you said besan do really works but from my experience i feel not letting it to dry is good. First tym i applied n had kept to 5 minutes she strtd crying i could feel that she was psinfull as her skin was streching because of dry besan. I gave her bath immediately and i saw king of small kindof scar on her cheek so i advise moms to not dry it on face especially because babies skin are very delicate and think it may damage

    • says

      hi Alish. what you say is true. it should not be dried on their skin. just use it as a soap. will update the post. thanks a lot for communicating this to me :)

  101. Pooja says

    Hello Swati
    My baby was born Premature just a month before my Due. He was born with fair skin. Bt now he is 3months old, he is getting darker day by day. I am using badam n raw milk for face.
    Doodh bread for body. Still no difference is found. I am so worried about his skin.whole body is getting darker day by day. What should I apply to him for getting healthy n fair skin tone.

    • says

      hi pooja. it is absolutely fine. do not panic. it is normal that skin color changes till kids grow up. and, that will take a long time to settle down. just keep him healthy and moisturise his skin after bath. use a gentle soap or cleanser on his body.

  102. Alish says

    Hi swathi. Hope you doing good, do you have any details regarding phototherapy and its effects coz my baby girl was born with jaundice she was very fair they kept her in blue box for 3 days in nicu when they brought her back to me her skin looked orange to me and then it changed to bronze she got very dark now she is 4 months old and i can see very little difference. Me and my husband both are fair. Is it normal or something else. I have started massaging her with jandj aloevera oil and bath her every day.

  103. Suji says

    Hi my baby boy is 4months old for him I prepared home made bath power gram, green, flour almond, rose petels and thulsi insead of soap I have used this only two days but he get rashess over the body what can I do now. Give me some other remedies

  104. Lucky says

    Hello Swathi,

    My daughter is 2 and half years old. She has lots of hair.
    Can you please suggest some home remedy for it ?

    I tried besan flour but didn’t help much.

  105. Serena Soni says

    Hello Mam,

    My son is 2.2 years old.
    He was in breech position resulting his legs were bend. So i used to massage him very hard to make them straight, which are fine now. But i did massage on his face too till 9 months. I was not aware about not to massage on face. Resulting his face’s skin become hard & seems like very matured person. Please suggest me how to deal with it & what should i apply now to get his soft & natural skin back :(

  106. Chandrima Das says

    Hi I am living at Kolkata.my 5years old daughter skin is dry.after oiling her skin dry as before,and taning on her face.she have dark complex.can u help me?

    • says

      hi Chandrima. first of all, do not worry about her complexion. it will get better with age and for kids, it keeps on changing. what you can instead focus on is finding a good face wash and body wash for her which does not dry out her skin. also, she needs lotion and oil both to take care of the dryness so apply a thin layer of oil just right after shower when her skin is still wet and then seal with a body lotion. and, regarding her hair, do not bother with DIY’s just yet. she is too young so just use good products on hair and oil her hair before you shampoo it. I would suggest Kama for face and body wash and body oil, st. Ives or jergens or nivea for body lotion and deFabulous for shampoo – conditioner duo. hope this helps :)

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