Who doesn’t dream of a healthy, glowing skin? Unfortunately, the problems of the modern world, such as pollution, stress, lack of sleep and “no time” for proper treatment, drive your skin into the dark and dull zone! We’ve put together some sure-shot home remedies for glowing skin before you hit the panic button or overwhelm Google with queries on this subject.
These techniques use raw, daily ingredients to lighten your skin and nourish it from deep within. These homemade remedies for radiant skin are mostly safe and appropriate for all skin types, unlike chemical-based treatments that come with side effects, although we highly suggest a patch test.
This one includes papain, a secret beauty ingredient. Papain is not only healthy for the liver, it also works well for the skin. If added to them, this enzyme has skin lightening properties and can reduce blemishes and scars. Papaya also serves as a gentle exfoliator and helps eliminate dead skin cells and inactive protein cells. It provides outstanding results and leaves the skin looking safe and young with a beautiful glow.
Application: Papaya may be put in a blender to make a fine paste that can be applied generously to the skin.
Yoghurt is loaded with lactic acid, which is beneficial for our skin. Yoghurt moisturizes our skin and eliminates wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps to reduce the tan and dark circles. It increases the elasticity of the skin and leaves it glowing. Yoghurt also helps with healing sunburn. This avoids the appearance of acne.
Application: Yoghurt consumption is healthy for our skin. Using cotton, you can also apply it directly to your skin, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it with cold water. By making a range of face packs, yoghurt can also be used on our skin. To make face packs with yoghurt, ingredients such as lemon, oats, honey etc. can be used.
Honey is a perfect moisturizer and helps to maintain well-hydrated skin. The anti-bacterial properties of Honey help to avoid infections and reduce blemishes and acne at home as well. Honey promises skin that is spotless. It is rich in whitening properties and leads to pigmentation and scar fading.
Application: You can add honey directly to your face and neck, but make sure your skin is clean and moist. Massage for a few minutes, enabling the skin to absorb. Then, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Blessed with anti-bacterial properties, one divine spice that will never let you down is Turmeric. Turmeric is a good antioxidant that helps to achieve that beautiful glow. It has curcumin, which helps to get rid of puffiness and is an anti-inflammatory agent. It not only gives a shine to the skin, but turmeric also rejuvenates the skin and holds dull skin at bay.
Application: Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a cup of gramme flour together (chickpea flour). To form a smooth paste, add enough milk/water and mix well. Now, add a couple of drops of rose water and blend again. On your face and hands, apply this paste and keep it on until it dries. Then, with cool water, rinse.
For our skin, bananas are fantastic. They are rich in vitamin A and B, potassium, etc. They hydrate our skin and moisturize it. They have strong anti-ageing effects as well. They help prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Bananas are excellent for treating pimples and acne. They also assist with acne scars and pigmentation treatment.
Application: Mash your banana, apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water then. You can also use 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp of honey and lemon juice to make a facemask. Banana peels also help to make our skin tone and dark circles lighter. Rub the banana peels on your skin gently. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with water. Dry Pat.
Kritika is a freelance content writer with Femsay.com