Dark and dull skin can be caused by a number of things, both physical and psychological. It could be a poor diet, unhappiness, stress or maybe it’s just genetics.
A main cause of dull skin is too much sunlight. While, yes the sun is extremely good for us and helps maintain a good level of vitamin D, like any good thing too much of it has the opposite effect. Too much direct exposure to the skin can damage and burn it, especially when there is a high UV index. On days over a level 5 UV index you should cover your skin with sunscreen to prevent this damage.
The milk and honey remedy is very easy to make. Simply mix the two until you have made a paste then cover your face and any other patches of skin you want in it. If you want you can add a few drops of olive oil to the mix to enhance it slightly. This will not be an overnight fix. There isn’t such a thing. The remedy will take continuous daily use in order to take effect.
Another popular remedy is a mixture of dried orange peel and yogurt. Peel an orange or two and dry the peel out in the shade. Drying it in direct sunlight will just make it go rigid and unusable. Once dried, tear it to pieces and grind it to powder. A mortar and pestle would be best for this. Then simply mix with yogurt and apply to your skin. Given the ingredients, the trick here will be to not eat it. This remedy also helps oily skin.
Having dark skin is not a bad thing. Skin tone comes from genetics which comes from our ancestry. If one or both of your parents, or someone else from further down the line has dark skin, there is always a chance you will too. Ancestry is something to be proud of.