When it comes to skin, home remedies can really help. Whether it is for acne or pimples, grandma’s remedies are fool proof. Regardless of what the problem, grandma always seems to have a solution ready!

Read on as team BB shares some of their favourite home remedies from their granny's bag of secrets…


Dull skin

Dull Skin

If you have dull and tired skin then turmeric is the answer. Turmeric is one powerfull herb that is found in almost every Indian kitchen. Plus it has antioxidant properties that can brighten your skin with regular use.

Mix turmeric powder with milk. Apply it on your face and keep it for 20-30 minutes. This will ensure that the dullness on your skin goes away.


Tanned skin

Tanned Skin

Tomato is a lycopene-rich fruit which helps prevent cellular damage and skin inflammation. It also helps unclog pores, soothe sunburn and reduce acne. Tomatoes are natural bleaching agents and thus can help you get rid of that tan from your beach vacation.

Make a paste using tomato and yogurt. Apply the mix on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes.  This will surely make the tan go away.




Lemon is absolutely amongst the most reliable ingredients for skin care. The natural antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of this fruit are beneficial for your skin. In case you have pigmentation, lemon is your answer. 

Take half a lemon and pour a little honey on it and rub it over your face. Doing this once in every two days will help you get rid of skin pigmentation in around a month.

Note: If you are allergic to citric fruits then avoid applying this remedy.


Dry skin

Dry Skin

Yogurt has lactic acid which is known to clear dead skin cells and help remove it and make way for new skin cells. It acts like a natural exfoliator that gives you a natural glow by reducing acne, pimples and blemishes.

Take some yogurt (without its water) and gently apply it on your face for moisturisation. Apply it for 5-6 minutes and notice how you feel a difference after one application.

Note: If you are allergic to dairy then avoid applying this remedy.


Facial hair

Facial Hair

Papaya is known to be filled with powerful enzymes and phytochemicals that are great for your skin. It helps break down hair follicles and gradually reduce facial hair growth.

Mix papaya with a little turmeric and rub it in a direction opposite to the hair growth. Keep it on for around 10 minutes before you wash it off. Apply it 5-6 times a month for gradual reduction in facial hair growth.