If you spend a huge amount on skin treatment then you will be surprised to know quick and effective home remedies with which you can get a glowing and radiant skin at no extra cost. Also, you can get skin treatment with your kitchen items.
Here’re 22 home remedies that can keep your skin healthy forever
Turmeric is good for skin as it contains curcumin that removes free radicals and improves collagen production needed for supple and glowing skin. Take 1 tsp of turmeric powder and mix it with 4 tsp of gram flour. Add milk or water to the mixture and make a paste. Apply the paste on your skin and leave it for 15 minutes after which you can wash the paste with normal water. Do it twice a week.
2. Coconut Oil
Nourish your skin with coconut oil, if it is dry and dull. Coconut oil will enrich your skin with fatty acids and lock moisture. Also, it will enhance skin barrier function that will protect your skin from UV rays. Apply virgin coconut oil all over your face and neck at bedtime and leave it for overnight. Use warm oil and repeat it every night.
3. Aloe Vera
The healing and nourishing properties of aloe vera are well known. And you only need making a paste with 1 tsp aloe gel, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp milk. Apply this face pack for 20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Do it twice a week to get a glowing skin.
4. Baking Soda
Wear baking soda paste to exfoliate dead skin cells. It will balance your skin’s pH and prevent infections. Take 1 tsp baking soda and add 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil and half tsp honey. Apply this paste on your face and neck in circular motion for 10 minutes and rinse it with cold water. Do it once a week. Also, don’t forget doing a patch test for baking soda as it can be allergic to your skin.
Apply lemon to get a brighter and radian skin. Make a paste of 2 tsp of lemon juice and 2 tsp of sugar and apply it for 10 minutes and wash it with warm water. Vitamin C in lemon will remove tan and sugar will exfoliate the dead cells. Wear sunscreen after lemon treatment as it can make skin photosensitive.
Papaya has a great exfoliating effect and when mixed with Fuller’s earth and honey, it becomes an amazing anti-aging cream for skin. Take a few pieces of ripe papaya and mix them with 1 tsp of Fuller’s earth and 1 tsp of honey. Apply this paste on your face for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. Papain in papaya will bring out the radiant skin from under the dead cells. Fuller’s earth will act as a cleansing agent and honey will remove skin blemishes. Continue this therapy every week.
Cucumber has a cooling effect on skin. It rejuvenates skin with antioxidants and reduces swelling. Take 1 small grated cucumber and mix it with 2-3 tsp yogurt. Apply this past on your face for 5 minutes and wash it with cold water. Repeat it every 4 days to get improved complexion.
Honey moisturizes skin. To feel its soothing effect, you can apply skin all over your face for a couple of minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat this therapy every alternate day to get a glowing skin.
Ubtan has been in culture since centuries. It is a face pack made with lentils, rice and oatmeal. It is a coarse mixture but great for removing dirt and dead cells from skin. Also, it has turmeric that gives natural glow and almonds that nourish the skin with essential oil. Grind 1 cup masoor dal or besan with one-fourth cup raw rice and some almonds. Also, add half-cup oatmeal and a pinch of turmeric to it. Add water or rose water to make a paste. Apply the paste until it is dry and wash with normal water. It can be used once a week.
10. Olive Oil
An excellent moisturizer, olive oil contains flavonoids and polyphenols that protect skin from free radicals, repair and keep it healthy and glowing. Apply olive oil using your fingertips. Massage it in upward circles for a couple of minutes. Take a towel and dip it in warm water. Wring out excess water and cover your face with this towel for 30 seconds. Do it a couple of times and pat dry your skin with a paper towel. Do it every night at bedtime.
11. Green Tea
Green tea can prevent premature aging when applied with brown sugar and cream. Boil tea leaves until they lose color and take 2 tsp of the tea. Add 2 tsp of brown sugar with tea and mix them with 1 tsp of cream. Apply this paste in circular motion all over your face for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Do it twice a week.
12. Cod Liver Oil
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and D, EPA and DHA, cold liver oil is a great nourishment for skin. Take cod liver oil available in capsule form in your hands and massage it all over your face in circular motion. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash with normal water. Do it once every day for a radiant skin.
13. Rose Water
Used a common skin toner, rose water cleanses skin, stimulates blood circulation and balances pH of skin. Take a cotton ball and dip it in rose water and apply it all over the face and neck. And do it twice a day.
14. Carrot Juice
Carrot juice is great for skin as it is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A. It has dual benefits of improve skin tone and eye sight. Grate a few carrots with ginger for making juice. Add some water to make it consistent and drink it in morning. It can be taken every alternate day.
15. Bitter Gourd Juice
Bitter gourd juice purifies blood hence can be taken every day. Peel 2-3 pieces of bitter gourd and cut them into small pieces after removing their seeds. Blend them with lemon juice and add salt and black pepper for taste.
16. Orange Juice
Vitamin C in orange clears complexion for a glowing skin. Make orange juice and add black pepper to it for added flavor. And it can be taken every day.
Saffron is a traditional remedy for a natural glowing skin. It contains antioxidants that prevent skin from sun damage. Soak a few saffron stands in honey for a couple of minutes and apply this paste on your face for 10 minutes. Wash it with normal water. Repeat the therapy thrice a week.
Raw milk is a blessing for skin as it contains saturated fat, protein, calcium and vitamin C. And honey could be added to improve its moisturizing effect and improve antibacterial properties. Mix 2 tsp of mil with 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of besan and apply the paste for 20 minutes before cleaning with warm water. Do it twice a week.
Rich in minerals and vitamins like A, B, C, and E and potassium, banana can nourish, hydrate and improve skin tone. Also, it can lighten blemishes. Mix a ripe banana with 2 tsp of milk and apply the pack on your face for 20 minutes. Take an ice cube and rub it all over your face after rinsing the pack. Do it twice a week.
20. Orange Peel
Orange peel powder makes a great remedy for melanin. Its use gives a glowing, bright and younger skin. Grind dried orange peel with 2 tsp of rose water to make a paste. Apply this paste for 15 minutes and rinse with normal water. Do it every two-three days for better results.
Take vitamin C, E and A in adequate quantity as they are good for synthesis of collagen, UV protection and slowing down natural pigmentation of skin aging sin.
Massage your face regularly with oils and creams will stimulate blood flow that will replenish the skin cells with essential nutrients. Use upward massage in circular motion and do it regularly to get better results.