With our hectic schedule and deadline driven schedule, our skin starts ageing faster than us. This leads to dull, patchy and lifeless skin which stops breathing properly due to clogging of pores with daily dose of pollution. It is true that we all desire for flawless and glowing skin but to put that extra effort to run to the salon is what we lack in. Before it gets too late, you should start caring for your skin to keep it glowing, soft, supple and hydrated. Guide to soft, radiant and glowing skin doesn’t mean burning a hole in your pocket with expensive products because some of these classic home remedies will do wonders to your skin. Let’s bring the charm of our skin back, let us shine and glow with these quick cost effective home remedies.
A. Honey and Lemon
Both of them have bleaching function which acts as natural bleaching agent, making your skin glow instantly and look rejuvenated. It is very simple and easy to make, which requires not even 5 minutes of your time. Mix one tablespoon of honey along with lemon juice, make a thick bland and apply evenly on your skin. Leave for 20-25 minutes and wash off with cold water to see the instant glow.
B. Papaya and honey
Papaya is known to have enzymes that rejuvenate our skin along with proper exfoliation to bring instant glow and radiant complexion. Honey has medicinal properties which help in spot reduction and removing dark marks. It is simple to make this pack by simply mashing papaya and adding honey to it to make a thick paste. Apply on face and leave for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse with cold water for instant glow.
C. Fuller’s earth
Also called Multani Mitti, is highly recommended for glowing and radiant skin. It has excellent cleansing components, offer oil control and has abundant mineral which gives the skin flawless appearance. It is absorbed in the skin which makes the skin oil free leaving it supple and hydrated. It also helps in treating acne and pimples. It is very easy to prepare it by mixing powered Fuller earth either with normal water or rose water, followed by applying on skin till it dries and can be rinsed with clean water. It brings skin instant glow.
It is very important to scrub our skin in intervals of few days to remove the hard skin as well as to get away with blackheads. Oats works perfectly as natural scrubber which leaves skin smooth, shining and radiant. It just takes 5 minutes to prepare oats scrubber. Mix oats with warm water and leave it for few minutes till it dissolves into a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and scrub in circular motion with your finger tips. It will instantly bring glow on and effectively help removing black heads. After scrubbing for 10 – 15 minutes, wash with clean and cold water.
E. Rice flour
It acts as natural scrubber, cleanser and helps in smooth exfoliation of skin for bringing back the glow of the skin. It is easy to prepare which requires powdered rice and milk. The rice should be finely powdered and mixed with milk to make a paste. Apply the paste on your face and gently scrub in circular motion for 15 – 20 minutes, followed by washing off with clean water. It exfoliates skin, removed dead skin and blackheads and instantly brightens our skin. It also enhances the blood circulation to bring in the required amount of skin rejuvenation.
It is one of the widely used spices for flawless and bright skin. It has medicinal properties which help in controlling skin ageing with its exfoliating effect on skin. It can be used in combination of many things to bring back the smoothness and radiance of skin. Turmeric paste can be prepared using besan & water and also paste can be prepared in yoghurt. Apply the paste, leave on for 20 -25 minutes and rinse off. Feel the instant glow coming back. Turmeric also has medicinal usage which helps in controlling acnes and pimple.
G. Sandalwood Powder
Sandalwood has many medicinal properties which rejuvenates our skin and also treats many skin conditions like eczema, ringworm etc. Sandalwood has natural also which clears complexion and brightens skin. It has anti tanning properties which helps in clearing stubborn sunburn, it makes the skin youthful through its anti aging property and helps in treating acnes and pimples. Take appropriate amount of sandalwood powder and mix it with rose water to make a thick paste, apply it over your face and leave for 15 -20 minutes to dry. Rinse off with clean and cold water. It can be alternatively used with other things like turmeric, lemon etc for skin radiance.
H. Lemon and sugar
Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps in skin brightening along with lightening of the skin. It also has anti – oxidant which helps in scavenging free radicals to make skin look refreshed. Sugar has scrubbing properties which naturally exfoliate skin to remove dead skin. The combination of lemon and sugar is a powerful pack which helps in scrubbing, cleansing, exfoliating and ultimately leaves our skin glowing and smooth. Mix lemon in honey and use it to scrub your face by gently massaging through finger tips for 15 -20 minutes and wash off.
Milk is a natural cleanser which can be used on regularly basis to clean off dirt and pollution from our face. It helps in opening the clogged pores letting the skin breathe properly. It can be dabbed in a cotton ball and applied over the face, leave on for 5 -10 minutes and rinse off. It can alternatively be used with lemon drops, the mixture can be applied on skin followed by massage for 15 -20 minutes and rinsing off with cold water. It makes your skin soft, bright and acts as natural moisturiser.
These are some of the home remedies which can make your skin look flawless, keep the glow on and make you radiantly beautiful in most natural way. Also don’t forget to keep your hydrated by drinking at least 4 or 5 litres of water everyday. Stay young. Stay Beautiful.