Everyone wishes to have glowing and flawless skin. In today’s time, when pollution is more than population, it’s imperative to take extra care of the skin in order to prevent it from losing its natural moisture, glow and fairness. People buy more and more products to make their skin radiant and beautiful, but these products work only for some. Home remedies can do wonders for the skin.
Things to Avoid for Better Skin
The remedies in this list are sure to help in giving you that elusive glowing complexion; however, it helps to avoid certain pitfalls for healthier skin in general. The following two skincare missteps are easy enough to abstain from and make a big difference in your appearance:
- Forgetting to wash your face before you go to sleep. A filthy or even just lightly sweaty face carries bacteria and contaminants from your day to your pillow and holds them there for the night. It is always best to cleanse before you crash.
- Eating too much sugar. This is reported to make you age a lot faster overall.
These natural remedies can return your lost charm and glow instantly, too. So, don’t waste hours in salon, just give a try to these home remedies.
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1. Honey & Lemon
Take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it till the honey dissolves properly. Moisten your face and apply it on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Both honey and lemon works as a natural bleacher, which makes your skin glowing and radiant instantly. Wash your face thoroughly with cold water.
Oats work as a great scrubber and give your skin the shine and smoothness. Take ½ cup of oats and pour a little warm water in it. Leave it for 5 minutes. Water will help in forming a thick paste. Apply it on your face and gently rub and massage in a circular motion with your fingers. Rub harder around and on the nose to remove blackheads, for 15 minutes. Then, wash off with cold water. This will make your skin smooth and fair.
Take a tomato and rub the tomato pulp on the skin. Rub it all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Tomato contains natural bleaching properties, which helps in lighten the skin colour. Rinse thoroughly with cold water after 15 minutes.
4. Ice Cube
Rub an ice cube on your face to improve the blood circulation. Also, if you are going in a party or in a special occasion, rub an ice cube before putting on the make-up. This will help the make-up to last longer, and the make-up won’t smudge.
Alternatively, put a few drops of your favourite moisturizer on the ice cube and massage it on your face. This will instantly freshen up your skin and give it an instant glow.
5. Papaya & Honey
Take a piece of papaya and mash it with the help of a fork. Take a tablespoon of honey and mix well with papaya pulp. Moisten your face and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
6. Rice Flour
Take rice and make a fine powder in the grinder. The powder should feel like a smooth white scrub. Mix enough milk in it to form a paste. Apply it on your moistened face and scrub your skin for 15-20 minutes. The paste will fall automatically while you rub your face. Let the whole scrub fall, and then, wash your face with cold water. Rice will exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells. It will improve the blood circulation. As a result, you will get the smooth, clean, blackheads-free glowing skin in minutes.
7. Green Apple
Green apple works great in bringing back the lost glow. Apply the pulp of green apple on your skin. This will not only make your skin radiant and fair, but also circulates the blood well.
8. Fuller’s Earth
Soak fuller’s earth in water and leave it for 10 minutes. Make a paste and apply it on your face. Now, wash off the mask from your skin when it’s wet. Don’t let it dry. This will make your skin even brighter.
9. Olive Oil
Take a few drops of olive oil and apply it on the cheekbones, where you usually put on the blusher. This will give your face an instant glow. You can also use coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Take some sugar. Add lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil to it. Mix it well and use it as a face scrubber. Olive oil will moisten your skin, sugar will remove dead cells, and lemon juice will naturally bleach your skin.
Take turmeric powder and mix lemon juice in it. Make a paste and apply it on your skin. Do not take too much turmeric or else you will end up with a yellow face instead of glowing skin. Let the mask dry, and then, wash off thoroughly with cold water.
12. Sandalwood Powder
Take 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder and form a paste by adding rosewater in it. Apply it on your face, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, and then, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Apply a good and mild skin moisturizer afterwards.
13. Banana & Oil Face Mask
Take a ripe banana and mash it using a fork. Make sure, you use a ripe banana; else, it won’t stick on your skin. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil and mix it well. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20-22 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with normal water.
14. Eggs & Honey
Take the egg and separate egg whites as you are going to need the white part only. Now, add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix it well. Apply it on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Honey will brighten up your skin while egg whites will tighten your skin. Wash off after 15 minutes. You will notice the difference.
15. Curry Leaves
Take curry leaves powder and mix it with fuller’s earth. Apply it on the face for clean and dust-free skin. Curry leaves will remove the dirt, and fuller’s earth will give your skin a beautiful shine. This pack will make your skin pimple-free and improve your skin texture.
16. Gram Flour, Milk & Lemon Juice
Take 2 tablespoons of gram flour. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of milk in it. Apply it on your skin and let it dry. Wash off after 15-20 minutes with warm or lukewarm water. This mask works for all skin types.
17. Turmeric Powder and Orange Juice
Take turmeric powder and add orange juice to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and gently massage in a circular motion. Leave this mask for 20 minutes. Then, thoroughly wash off the face. You will notice the difference after 20 minutes.
18. Yogurt & Honey
Take 2 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix it well and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes. After that, wash off with normal water. Yogurt will moisturise the skin and honey will help in clearing the skin texture and make it fairer. You can use this face pack on the daily basis.
Else, take 1 tablespoon of honey and add 2 tablespoon of milk (raw and un-boiled) in it along with 1 tablespoon of gram flour. Mix them together and apply on your face. This facemask will make your skin look fair, instantly.
19. Fruit Pack
Take the pulp of papaya, avocado, and cucumber and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of cream in it to make a smooth paste and apply it on the face. Leave this pack for 20 minutes. Next, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Fruit pack will add glow on your skin that you always wished for.
Note- If you have oily skin, avoid cream as it will make your skin oilier. Instead of cream, use 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth.
20. Oatmeal & Cinnamon Scrub
Take 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder along with 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Mix them all together and apply it on the face. Gently massage it like a scrub. Leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
21. Tea Scrub
Take a tablespoon of tea leaves and boil it in water. When it begins to impart the colour, remove it from the flame, and allow it to cool. Take 2 tablespoons of tea water. Put 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of cream in it, and mix. Apply it on your skin and gently massage it. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
22. Lemon & Sugar Scrub
Take 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and mix them. Apply it on your face and massage. You can also use this scrub on your elbows and knees. Keep it for 10 minutes. Subsequently, rinse thoroughly with warm water. This will help in removing the tan and dead skin.
23. Orange Mask
Take a few pieces of fresh orange peel and grind them to form a paste. Add a few drops of rosewater in it and apply it on your skin for 15 minutes in order to get a radiant skin in a few minutes.
24. Almond Pack
Take 1 tablespoon each of almonds and honey, and 2 tablespoons each of yogurt and oats. Mix it well and apply it on the face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. This pack will make your skin shiny and naturally fair, instantly.
25. Coconut Oil
Coconut provides plenty of benefits to the skin. Apply some amount of coconut oil on your skin. This will remove the tan and moisten your skin. Apply it on the daily basis.
Take a tablespoon of milk and add a few drops of lemon to it. Massage face and neck with this milk. This will soften and moisten your skin naturally, within a few minutes. Wash off the face after 20 minutes. You can also add a pinch of turmeric to the solution.
You can also take a few strands of saffron and soak it in 2 tablespoons of milk cream for overnight. Mix this pack in the morning and apply it on your skin. Saffron will give your skin a healthy glow while milk will lighten your skin colour.
Take a slice of unpeeled potato and soak in water for like 5 minutes or so. Rub it on your face. Potato works as a natural bleacher, which will lighten and brighten the skin in seconds.
28. Cucumber, Lemon & Turmeric Pack
Take 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, few drops of lemon juice and a pinch or two of turmeric powder. Mix them well. Apply this pack on your skin for a shiny look. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off the face. Apply a good moisturiser afterwards.
29. Banana & Egg White Face Pack
Take half banana and mash it. Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 egg white. Beat them together and apply it on the skin. Banana gives a facial like glow at home, in a few seconds.
30. Tomato, Oatmeal & Yogurt Pack
Take 1 tablespoon of tomato juice, 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Mix them and make a paste. Apply it on the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off, pat dry and apply a light and mild skin moisturiser.
31. Jasmine Flower
Pluck some fresh flowers of jasmine and crush them. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix them well and apply the pack on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then, rinse off with cold water. This pack will lighten up the skin colour, as well as provide your face with a new shine.
Dos and Don’ts to Get Glow on the Skin
- Drinking plenty of water serves several purposes, including the good health of your skin.
- Eat fresh fruits and drink juices.
- Eat healthy.
- Do not use too much makeup as it can harm your skin.
- Whatever you are applying on your skin, test it on your hands first, and avoid using it if you feel stingy.
- Before going to bed, don’t forget to remove your makeup.
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
- Don’t smoke.
- Drink green tea.
- Do exercise or yoga.