Do you have a wedding to attend in a week’s time? You have no opportunity to go to spa or parlour due to your hectic work schedules and household chores? Your kitchen will come to your rescue and your grandma’s home remedies will be your savior. You can achieve the desired glow and freshness on your skin within 7 days. Yes! It is possible with these natural home remedies. All you need is simply to take out 10 minutes of your day, either early in the morning or before sleep. If you follow any of these regimen on daily basis, you will surely going to awe the onlookers with your shine as you enter your grand party!
1. Pep Up Your Skin with Papaya
Papaya contains enzyme called Papain that is anti-bacterial in nature, aiding damaged skin and hence enhancing the skin texture for smoothness. You must use this fruit for its natural bleaching properties, which will help in diminishing the scar appearances.
You should cut a ripe papaya into pieces and mix it with one tsp of sandalwood powder and one tsp of honey. Now, grind this mixture to make a smooth paste. You must apply this paste on your face and neck area and let it set for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water. After patting dry your skin with towel, apply rose water on your face with the help of a cotton. If you follow this remedy once a week, you will surely see a chance in the appearance of your skin tone.
2. Mint the Glow
One of the most popular summer ingredients in your kitchen can be really effective in bringing the glow to your skin instantly, all because of menthol having cooling and soothing properties. Mint is also effective in fighting the skin infection.
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To achieve results, mix one tsp of mint powder with one tbsp each of plain yogurt and fuller’s earth. Make a paste and let it get properly soaked for ½ hour. Stir the paste to make it smooth and apply on your face. Allow it to dry and then wash it with lukewarm water. You will notice the instant glow. Keep the practice of applying this face mask once every week.
3. Squeeze The Juice Of Lemon
Boasting of anti-tanning properties, lemon is the perfect source that helps in removing dark spots and blemishes. You must have heard your mother or grandmother asking you to apply the lemon juice on darkened areas as a natural remedy. This holds true even today! The citric acid work wonder in removing dead cells and Vitamin C triggers the process of cell renewal.
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Simply, apply the lemon juice on the dark areas like elbows, knees, blemishes etc. for about 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Now, you should rub cucumber slices on your skin as this will further cool and soften your skin! You can do this daily.
You can also mix the one half lemon with one to two tpbs of raw honey and apply it on your face. Allow it dry for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse.
Caution for not applying the lemon juice on cuts and wounds, so as to trigger a burning sensation. Also, do not expose your skin to sunlight, while the lemon application is on!
4. Have The Smoothness Of Honey
Honey works magic for any skin. For those having dry skin, mix honey with cucumber juice in equal proportions and apply on any parts of your body. Let it on for 15 minutes before you rinse it off with cool water.
Also, milk when mixed with honey in equal proportion and applied, will enhance the smoothness and glow of the skin. However, those having oily skin should use low fat cream milk.
5. Oomph Your Skin with Oatmeal
Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and proteins that helps in cell growth. Hence, this one ingredient in your kitchen really can be your beauty secret. Scrub your skin with oatmeal to generate instant glow as it will remove dead cells off your skin. To make scrub, mix 2 tsp oatmeal with ½ tsp cinnamon powder and 1 to 2 tsp of milk and blend them together to form a paste. Scrub this paste on your face in circular motions for about 15 minutes and now rinse with warm water.
Another oatmeal pack you can make by mixing it with little turmeric and a few drops of lemon to make a thick paste of it. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for a few minutes. Now, wash this mask off with a warm water.
6. Get Pinkish Glow with Tomato
Tomato acts strongly as a skin lightening agent as well as absorbs excess oil of your face. You should apply the pulp of raw tomato on your skin and allow it to dry. Now, wash with water. This simple, quick and effective home remedy will give your skin an instant pinkish glow. You can do it daily to achieve wonderful results in a week.
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7. Sass Up Your Skin with Sandalwood
You have heard of sandalwood being a part of many cosmetic and beauty products. Yes, sandalwood makes an ancient home remedy for a good skin. For a sandalwood pack, make a paste of sandalwood powder and turmeric. Add almond oil to it. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E. Now, massage this paste on your face in a circular motion. After sometime, rinse it off with cold water. The pack will lighten your skin and give instant glow if followed for a week.
8. Go Green In Approach
We all know that green tea is rich in anti-oxidants and is advised to consume daily. It has flavonoids that maintain the collagen production in the skin, hence improves the elasticity of the skin. However, no one would have ever told you about the green tea scrub that you can use for an instant glow.
To make a face mask, boil green tea leaves in water and the let it cool. Take 2 tbsp of boild green tea water and mix it with brown sugar. Now, add 1 tsp of cream in the mixture and blend well. Scrub this paste on your skin in circular motions for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
9. Mesmerize Your Skin with Multani Mitti
Multani mitti or fuller’s earth face pack is again an ancient remedy to get glow at home. It acts like a cleansing mask for its high absorbent properties. To make this face pack, mix 1 tsp of multani mitti with 1 tsp of curd, 1 tsp of besan and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and little milk to form a paste. Now apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Fuller’s earth gives instant shine to the skin!
10. Jasmine Like Glow
This remedy will fragrant your skin like jasmine flower. Get some jasmine flowers and crush them. Now, mix it with 2 tbsp of yogurt and 1 tpsp of sugar. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This will help lighten your skin tone and give you an instant glow!
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While you try these home remedies, there are some basics that you must make them a part of your daily skin care regimen.
- Focus on healthy and nutritious diet. Replace oily, fatty and junk food with green leafy vegetables, fruits and salads. What you eat highly effects how your skin looks!
- Do wash your face regularly, at least thrice a day. However, use soap face wash only once or twice a day.
- Take a minimum of 8 to 9 hours of sound sleep daily. Being a sleeping beauty is not bad at all! In fact, it makes you look fresh and glowing.
Glow like a real goddess!!