Our skin is reflection of our inner health. A smooth, soft and flawless skin is something that all women desire. However due to pollution, sun, dust, poor eating habits, medications and lifestyle habits and with use of wrong cosmetics, our skin gets dull and dry. Even though all these factors play havoc on our skin, you can get a glowing skin by following a skin care routine and following a proper diet. Although there are many treatments that are available these days that promise to give you beautiful skin, the treatments have their own side effects. Here we are giving you home remedies that are made with natural ingredients and thus safe on your skin and will give you a soft radiant skin. Read on and try one today.
#1. Papaya, Fuller’s Earth And Honey Mask
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that works as an exfoliator on your skin and removes dead skin. Fuller’s earth absorbs excess oil and closes open pores and honey acts a natural skin moisturizer and hydrates your skin. Take few pieces of papaya in a bowl and mash them up. Add 1 teaspoon of fuller’s earth and 1 teaspoon of honey to it. Blend the ingredients well to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask on face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse well, follow this remedy once a week.
#2. Banana For Glowing Skin
Banana is packed with potassium and Vitamins A, B C and E which makes them perfect ingredient to hydrate and nourish the skin. The presence of these vitamins and minerals helps to remove blemishes and lightens your skin. Take one banana and mash it in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of milk to it. Apply the pack on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well and run an ice cube gently all over your face and neck. Pat dry, follow this remedy once or max twice a week.
#3. Milk, Honey And Gram Flour
Milk is a natural skin cleanser which helps to remove dead skin cells and adds softness to your skin. Honey acts a moisturizer to your skin and gram flour helps to remove tan and tightens skin pores. To make a mask, mix 2 teaspoons of milk with 1 teaspoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of gram flour. Blend all the ingredients well to for a smooth paste. Apply the mask and leave it on skin for 20 minutes or until its dries of completely. Rinse well with warm water, pat dry. Follow this remedy twice a week to get radiant skin.
#4. Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is pace with omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and D which nourish and repair skin cells and adds glow to your face. To use prick a few cod liver oil capsules and extract the oil from them. Apply the cod liver oil on your face and neck and massage it well. Leave it on for 1 to 2 minutes and wipe it off with a cleanser. Rinse well. Follow this remedy everyday to get soft glowing skin.
#5. Cucumbers To Freshen Up Your Skin
Cucumbers have cooling properties which rejuvenate and refresh your skin naturally. Grate a cucumber and add some yogurt to it. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for 5 minutes. Wipe it off and rinse well with cold water. Repeat this remedy twice a week to keep your face fresh and light.
Honey is packed with antioxidants which helps to remove blemishes and makes your skin soft and healthy. The antimicrobial property of honey helps to clean and adds glow to your skin. Wash your face with clear water and apply a layer of honey evenly on your skin face and neck while it’s still damp. Massage gently with your fingers and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Follow this remedy every alternate day.
Aloe vera is a miracle herb that exfoliates and restores skin naturally. The nourishing properties of aloevera rejuvenate your skin and add a natural glow to your skin. Take 1 tablespoon of aloevera gel, add a pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of milk to it. Blend all the ingredients well and apply the mask evenly on your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice a week.
#8. Olive Oil
Olive oil repairs skin cells, prevents skin damage, moisturizes and gives a natural shine to your skin. To use, apply a few drops of olive oil on face and neck and massage it well. Massage the oil in upwards motion focusing on cheeks, nose and forehead. Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze the water out and place the towel on your face and neck until it cools down. Dip the towel again in warm water and wipe off the oil with it. Pat dry, follows the remedy every night for maximum benefits.
#9. Rose Water
Rose water is used as skin toner as it helps to cleanse and refresh your skin. It maintains the pH balance of your skin and brightens the skin tone and stimulates blood circulation. Ideally rose water should be used cold so let a rose water bottle stay in your refrigerator. Pour some rose water on a cotton ball and rub it well all over your face. Repeat this remedy twice a day to get best results.
#10. Baking Soda Scrub Mask
Baking soda works as natural exfoliator on your skin and mains skin’s natural pH balance. To use mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of pure olive oil and ½ a teaspoon to it. Mix the ingredients well and apply the scrub to your face and neck in circular motion. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well, pat dry and apply moisturizer. Use this scrub once a week to remove all the dead skin and renew skin cells.
#11. Coconut Oil
The essential fatty acids present in coconut oil nourish the dry and dull skin and locks moisture in the skin. The antioxidants present in oil add a glow to your skin. Slightly warm up the oil and using your fingertips apply the oil on your face and neck. Massage it well and leave it overnight. Follow this remedy every night before you retire to bed. You can also make a coconut oil scrub by adding sugar to it. Apply the scrub to slough off dead skin cells and renew skin cells.
#12. Lemon And Sugar Scrub
Lemons are high in their acid content which helps to absorb excess oils, impurities and grime from the skin. Sugar works an exfoliator on your skin and removes complexion dulling cells. Take 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to it. Apply the scrub on your face and neck in circular motion. Rinse well with warm water to reveal a glowing skin. Follow this remedy twice a week. If you are sensitive lemons the reduce lemon juice to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon of rose water.