Gone are the days when a glowing skin was only a woman’s top priority! These days everyone yearns for a soft, smoother, and of course, blemish-free glowing skin. And with each of us engulfed in hectic schedules, irregular eating habits, inadequate sleep, and pollution, achieving a flawless and picture-perfect, glowing skin has become difficult if not an impossible task.
While there are scores of skin and beauty care products available in the market, nothing beats the goodness and wholesomeness of natural products. So, walk into your kitchen today and create some of these handy and easy to implement home remedies that promise to give you glowing skin!
Blessed with anti-bacterial properties, Turmeric is one divine spice that will never let you down. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that helps in achieving that wonderful glow. It has curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory agent and helps to get rid of puffiness. Not only does it give the skin a glow, but turmeric also makes the skin rejuvenated and keeps dull skin at bay
Turmeric not only eliminates free radicals that damage the skin but also enhances collagen production that helps keeps the skin supple and fresh.
- How To Use Turmeric for your Skin
Mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a cup of gram flour (chickpea flour). Add enough milk/water and mix well to form a smooth paste. Now, add a few drops of rose water and mix again. Apply this paste on your face and neck and leave on till it dries. Then, rinse with cool water.
Honey is a great moisturizer and helps to keep the skin well-hydrated. Honey’s anti-bacterial properties help to ward off infections and also reduce blemishes and acne at home. Honey ensures spotless skin. It is rich in bleaching properties and helps in the fading of pigmentation and scars.
- How To Use Honey for your Skin
You can directly apply honey on your face and neck area but ensure that your skin is clean and damp. Massage for a few minutes, allowing it to get absorbed by the skin. Now, wash off with lukewarm water.
3. Olive Oil
Olive oil acts as an antioxidant for the skin. It helps in preventing early aging of the skin. Putting olive oil on the skin after exposure to the sun is known to fight cancer-causing cells. Olive oil is known to repair skin damage. It’s not only great for the skin but also gives it a nice shiny glow.
- How To Use Olive Oil for your Skin
Every night before hitting the bed, take a few drops of olive oil and apply all over your face and neck. Massage in an upward direction for about two to three minutes. Now, dip a towel in warm water, squeeze off the excess water and place on your face and neck for about a minute. Dip the towel again in warm water and use it to gently wipe off the excess oil on the face and neck. Now, with another clean towel dry off the face and neck area. You should also include this step in your monsoon skincare routine.
4. Orange Juice
Oranges are known to be brimming with Vitamin C and help in detoxification. A glass of orange juice daily helps to clean the complexion and rejuvenate the skin in no time. Thanks to its Vitamin C and citric acid content, orange also helps to control acne and gives firmness to the skin.
- How To Use Orange Juice for your Skin
So, make it a regular practice to squeeze a few oranges each morning. Add a pinch of salt and some black pepper to this freshly made juice and gulp it down along with other regular breakfast items. Alternatively, you can also take a few pieces of orange peel and grind it with a few drops of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste all over your face and rise after 15 minutes with cool water.
Tyrosine, the melanin controlling hormone leads to the darkening of the skin. Milk controls the level of Tyrosine in the skin and promotes a skin full of glow. Raw milk is one of the easiest accessible ingredients for getting good looking skin.
- How To Use Milk for your Skin
You can apply raw milk to your skin or mix it with any other ingredients and form a paste.
This has been a tried and tested agent in homes over the years. Besan hasn’t failed when the desire of a healthier and shinier skin has come calling. Besan or gram flour acts as a natural exfoliator and helps in removing dead skin cells. you don’t need to buy fancy cosmetics or face packs off the shelves. Besan works wonders by bringing to surface a healthier and newer skin.
- How To Use Besan for your Skin
Besan is used by mixing it with water, milk, or any other ingredients. It is applied like a pack on the skin. Sometimes, sugar is also added to help in exfoliation.
Dry skin, chapped skin, dark circles? Include cucumbers not only in your diet but also in your beauty regimen. Cucumber has the same pH level as that of our skin. It helps in replenishing the skin’s protective layer, keeps the skin hydrated thus promoting glowing skin.
- How To Use Cucumber for your Skin
You can put slices of cucumber on your eyes as they show in all the magazines and televisions. You can also put cucumber in a mixer grinder and apply the juice.
This one comes with a secret beauty ingredient – papain. Not only is papain good for your liver but it works wonders for your skin. This enzyme has skin lightening properties and can lighten blemishes, and scars if applied to them. Papaya also acts as a gentle exfoliator and helps in removing inactive protein cells and dead skin cells. It gives wonderful results and keeps the skin looking young and healthy with a beautiful glow
- How To Use Papaya for your Skin
Papaya can be put in a mixer grinder too and the paste can be applied generously on the skin.
It is one of my all-time favorites. Take two figs (a jeer) and mash them. Mix in with a little milk and gently rub on the face for one to two minutes. Wash the face with water and pat dry. This remedy will help remove all the toxins on your skin and help it glow better. the mildly abrasive nature of figs helps keep the skin healthy. Make sure you use this face pack regularly to reap maximum benefits. Make sure it suits your skin. Try a sample of this pack on your hand and see if it does not react.
These natural remedies are beneficial both individually and together. You can easily pair some of them up, churn out a paste and apply it to your skin. Instead of reaching out to harmful creams that promise you the world and fair skin like a white paper, delve into your house and get a hold of all these natural ingredients