Dust, pollution, those harmful UV rays, disturbed diet it all can invite breakage on your skin and as a result your skin becomes a dull & dry land of zits. No matter how much those pricey products promise you the “Picture Perfect” skin, your skin ends up with more dullness and dryness. The makeup glow and natural skin radiance can be differentiated easily. In order to attain that natural dewy glow, it is quintessential to swear by the natural ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen and garden.
Aloe vera is a renowned ingredient to attain beautiful skin and hair and is the ultimate remedy. Many of the expensive products contain Aloe gel for skin hydration. This skin food can be applied in various ways. You can either use it as a moisturizer or replace it with your night cream. Just wash-off all the make-up and apply fresh aloe gel on your skin. Keep it overnight and cleanse your face the next morning with lukewarm water. To improve your skin texture, it must be used for at least a week.
CTM (Cleanse + Tone + Moisturize)
As we know, many of the divas swear by this ritual. It’s crucial to let your skin breathe to attain that luminous look. Cleanse your skin with raw milk using a cotton ball and rinse your face with lukewarm water. Toner can either be made at home or can be bought. It is suggested to use rose water as it suits all skin types and leaves with a rosy glow. The final step requires skin hydration. You can use your regular moisturizer and massage gently for 2-3 minutes.
It is said that what we eat is reflected on our skin. Thus, it becomes essential to stay hydrated via drinking ample water. It helps in improving the skin texture and will also flush out those notorious toxins. If you are suffering from dry skin then it is your go-to remedy. Drink fresh juices as well as vegetable juices to make the natural glow stay.
Yogurt is not only great for your health but also for your skin. It helps in removing the outrageous tan and keeps your skin hydrated. Apply either hung curd or Greek Yogurt (unflavored) on your face and neck and allow it to sit for minimum 15 minutes. Wash-off with lukewarm water. Massage with a nourishing moisturizer afterwards. Apply it at least twice a week for great results.
Oats are excellent for your health & skin. It can act as an exfoliator and helps skin in attaining its natural color and glow. Take a spoonful of oats and soak it in lukewarm water. It must form a thick paste. Exfoliate your face by massaging gently for 5-6 minutes. Wash your face thoroughly with cold water.
Honey & Lemon
Lemon acts as a natural bleacher and honey helps in hydrating & nourishing the skin. Mix equal quantities of both the ingredients and apply it on your skin. Allow it to work on your skin for 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with cold water afterward.
Kindly Note: Avoid this in case of any breakage or zits.
Sandalwood powder contains excellent properties which can help in reducing the early signs of aging and returns the glow. Form a thick paste by adding rosewater. Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in case of breakage as it will heal the zits. You can always go for neem powder instead of tea tree oil. Apply the mask and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Follow it with a mild moisturizer. This pack should be applied on a weekly basis for visible results.
Papaya is known for its beneficial properties and thus acts as a great skin food. Take a piece of papaya and mash it with the help of a fork. Apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Add a tablespoon of honey for dry skin. Rinse with cold water.
Rose mask is a very rarely used mask but it’s extremely effective. In order to make this mask, you’ll require a whole red rose and rose water. Get both the ingredients in the blender and blend till it forms a paste like consistency. You can use sandalwood powder to make this mask more efficacious. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. This mask can be used on a daily basis to treat dry skin, dullness, and tired face.
This remedy is extremely effective for dry skin. Rinse face thoroughly and pat dry. Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply it on your face. Massage gently and leave it overnight. Wash off with your regular face wash. Apply daily for great results.
Note: This remedy doesn’t go with oily skin.
Cocoa is one of the instant glow ingredient. Take a tablespoon of sugar and mix it well with a few drops of coconut oil and ½ teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well and exfoliate your skin by gently massaging in circular motions. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water. This mixture can be prepared in quantity and can be used as a body scrub.
Note: Replace coconut oil with honey in case of oily skin.