5 Home remedies for glowing skin that will save the day

Smooth, silky, flawless – that’s what every woman wants to hear when someone is talking about her skin. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to achieve this skin perfection, as many women know. You try and try, and you’re never satisfied with the result, right?

It’s a real struggle, believe I understand. But you shouldn’t despair. I’m here to help you in your quest for perfection and ultimate beauty. I’m going to offer you some fascinating home remedies for glowing skin that will transform your appearance.

But let’s first talk about the ugly side of the problem.

What causes dull skin?

Young, healthy skin usually has a glow and radiance that everyone notices. But sometimes our skin loses this healthy appearance, and it gets dull. The million-dollar question is why. The culprit is usually one of the following reasons:

  • ​Dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, your skin doesn’t get enough blood. As a result, it looks pale, dull and sick. What’s worse is that dehydration leads to deep wrinkles. So, don’t overestimate skin dehydration if you don’t want to have future skin problems.
    Dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, your skin doesn’t get enough blood. As a result, it looks pale, dull and sick. What’s worse is that dehydration leads to deep wrinkles. So, don’t overestimate skin dehydration if you don’t want to have future skin problems.
  • ​Lack of exfoliation. Dead skin cells sometimes build-up on the top layer of the skin. That’s why it’s important that you exfoliate once or twice a week to remove them and speed the rejuvenating process.
    Lack of exfoliation. Dead skin cells sometimes build-up on the top layer of the skin. That’s why it’s important that you exfoliate once or twice a week to remove them and speed the rejuvenating process.
  • ​Stress. When you’re under a lot of stress, the body produces cortisol, which leads to more oil production and oily skin.
    Stress. When you’re under a lot of stress, the body produces cortisol, which leads to more oil production and oily skin.
  • ​You’re not sleeping enough. Your skin cells repair and regenerate while you’re sleeping. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin is not getting enough blood, and it loses it glowing complexion.
    You’re not sleeping enough. Your skin cells repair and regenerate while you’re sleeping. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin is not getting enough blood, and it loses it glowing complexion.
  • ​Pollution and exposure to harmful UV rays.
    Pollution and exposure to harmful UV rays.
  • ​Smoking. Cigars contain many harmful substances that affect not only your organs but also your skin.
    Smoking. Cigars contain many harmful substances that affect not only your organs but also your skin.
  • ​Bad food habits. Food high in sugar, fat, and salt is bad for the skin.
    Bad food habits. Food high in sugar, fat, and salt is bad for the skin.
  • ​Last, but not least, aging also contributes to the loss of glow and radiance. With time, your skin cells don’t regenerate as quickly as they used to be.
    Last, but not least, aging also contributes to the loss of glow and radiance. With time, your skin cells don’t regenerate as quickly as they used to be.

Now you know what could cause your skin to lose its radiance. However, if you have any other symptoms, you should consult with a doctor to rule out a medical condition.

Signs of healthy skin 

Since skin appearance is essential to all of us, we have to pay careful attention to it and watch out for warning signs. Here are the signs that you have a healthy skin:

  • ​Your skin has a consistent color. Any blemishes or blotchy spots are a sign that something’s wrong. It could be lack of proper sleep, a reaction to a cosmetic product or simply stress.
    Your skin has a consistent color. Any blemishes or blotchy spots are a sign that something’s wrong. It could be lack of proper sleep, a reaction to a cosmetic product or simply stress.
  • ​It has a smooth texture. The presence of bumps, pimples, or acne is a symptom of clogged pores.
    It has a smooth texture. The presence of bumps, pimples, or acne is a symptom of clogged pores.
  • ​It doesn’t bother you. If you feel pulling, itching, stinging or burning, it means something is wrong.
    It doesn’t bother you. If you feel pulling, itching, stinging or burning, it means something is wrong.
  • ​You have no acne, sunspots, or wrinkles.
    You have no acne, sunspots, or wrinkles.
  • ​Your skin is well-moisturized and doesn’t feel dry.
    Your skin is well-moisturized and doesn’t feel dry.

Home remedies for glowing skin

Home Remedies for GLOWING SKIN

When you have skin problems your first step is visiting the nearest drugstore and buying tons of exfoliants, moisturizers, and anti-wrinkle creams. However, that’s not your only option. In fact, many of the skin product your purchase might contain chemicals that will irritate sensitive skin.

As an alternative, I’m going to offer you someeasy-to-preparehome remedies for glowing skin. They are completely natural and have proven their efficiency.

#1 Lemon removes blemishes

lemon

As a fruit, lemon certainly has many applications in the kitchen and who doesn’t love lemonade. But lemon is also an excellent choice if you want to get rid of blackheads or moisturize your skin. Lemons:

  • ​Have antibacterial properties, which fight acne
    Have antibacterial properties, which fight acne
  • ​Lighten skin and reduce blemishes and dark spots
    Lighten skin and reduce blemishes and dark spots
  • ​Remove dead skin cells
    Remove dead skin cells
  • ​Contain vitamin C and has powerful antioxidant properties
    Contain vitamin C and has powerful antioxidant properties

Necessary ingredients:

  • Lemons
  • A bowl
  • Cool water
  • Cucumbers
  • A knife
  • A juice squeezer

Process:

  • Get a lemon and squeeze some fresh lemon juice.
  • Pour the juice into the bowl and diluted with some water.
  • Apply to your neck, face, chest and wait 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off with water.
  • Cut the cucumber and rub the slices on your skin to moisturize it.
  • Repeat.

Alternatively, you can mix lemon juice with honey.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Lemons
  • Honey
  • A bowl
  • A tablespoon
  • A juice squeezer
  • A knife

Process:

  • Cut the lemon into two pieces.
  • Squeeze the juice from one of the pieces.
  • Add two tablespoons of raw honey and mix well.
  • Use your fingers to apply the mixture to your skin.
  • Rinse off after 15-20 minutes.

Notes: Remember that you have to dilute the lemon juice with water before you apply it to your skin. If you have sensitive skin rubbing lemons on your face might cause irritation and redness. Also, avoid sunlight for at least an hour after you have used lemon on your skin.


#2 Rosewater has potent anti-aging properties 

rose water

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Rosewater is something simple, and yet powerful. Created by distilling rose petals with steams, rose water is often the answer to your beauty problems. And it has been used for centuries because it’s suitable for all skin types.

Here are some of the fascinating benefits of rose water:

  • ​It maintains the natural pH of the skin.
    It maintains the natural pH of the skin.
  • ​It has antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Acne, eczemas, scars or dirt are no match for rose water.
    It has antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Acne, eczemas, scars or dirt are no match for rose water.
  • ​You can use it as a natural moisturizer and clean clogged pores.
    You can use it as a natural moisturizer and clean clogged pores.
  • ​Rose water keeps wrinkles away.
    Rose water keeps wrinkles away.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Rosewater
  • Cotton balls or a cotton pad
  • Water

Process:

  • Wash your face.
  • Put some rose water in the fridge and wait for it to cool.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply the chilled water to your face.
  • Repeat.

If you have acne, you can mix lemon juice and rose water.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Rosewater
  • Lemon
  • A bowl
  • A juice squeezer
  • Water

Process:

  • Squeeze one lemon.
  • Add an equal amount of rose water and mix well.
  • Rub the mixture on your face.
  • Wait 30 minutes and wash off with water.

Notes: Be careful when you buy rose water. It should be 100% rose water with no added chemicals or other ingredients. Here’s a video you can watch.


#3 Saffron for fair complexion 

Benefits of Saffron

When all you want is a flawless skin, you can’t go wrong if you choose saffron. This expensive spice has been used as an herbal remedy in Greece, Iran, and India for centuries. And with good reasons. It has some potent properties that make it perfect for skin care:

  • ​Moisturizes the skin
    Moisturizes the skin
  • ​Protects the skin from sun damage
    Protects the skin from sun damage
  • ​Reduces skin irritations due to its anti-inflammatory properties
    Reduces skin irritations due to its anti-inflammatory properties
  • ​Gives you a radiant look
    Gives you a radiant look

Necessary ingredients:

  • Saffron strands
  • Olive oil
  • A bowl
  • A tablespoon
  • A wet tissue

Process:

  • Measure one tablespoon of olive oil and pour it into the bowl. You can also use almond or coconut oil.
  • Add 3-4 strands of saffron.
  • Mix well.
  • Wash your face and hands.
  • Apply the oil/saffron mix to your skin.
  • Wait an hour and wipe it off with a wet tissue.

Alternatively, you can mix saffron with honey. Honey is also a natural humectant, and it locks the moisture into the skin.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Saffron strands
  • Honey
  • A bowl
  • Water

Process:

  • Pour one tablespoon of honey into the bowl.
  • Add 3-4 saffron strands and mix well.
  • Apply to your skin and wait a few minutes.
  • Rinse off with water.
  • Repeat twice or thrice a week.

Notes: You might have heard that you should drink saffron milk while pregnant if you want a baby with a fair complexion. That’s just an old wives’ tale.

And be careful when you buy saffron. There are many fake products which can damage your skin and cause severe allergic reactions. Here you can learn how to distinguish real from counterfeit saffron.


#4 Turmeric prevents wrinkles 

turmeric and ginger

You’ve probably heard all about the almost magical healing properties of turmeric, right? But did you know that it’s excellent home remedy for various skin conditions? No? Well then, it’s time you learn what turmeric can do for your skin:

  • ​It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties so you can use it to treat acne and psoriasis.
    It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties so you can use it to treat acne and psoriasis.
  • ​Turmeric might prevent the formation of wrinkles.
    Turmeric might prevent the formation of wrinkles.
  • ​It keeps your skin elasticity.
    It keeps your skin elasticity.
  • ​This yellow powder also has bleaching properties and can help you get rid of scars and pigmentations.
    This yellow powder also has bleaching properties and can help you get rid of scars and pigmentations.
  • ​You can also use it as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells.
    You can also use it as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Turmeric powder
  • A tablespoon
  • A blow
  • Lukewarm water

Process:

  • Start by measuring one tablespoon of turmeric powder and pour it into the bowl.
  • Add enough pineapple juice to make a thick paste.
  • Wash your face and hands and apply the paste.
  • Wait for the turmeric paste to dry and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat.

Alternatively, you can mix turmeric with gram flour. Gram flour is rich in zinc, and it has natural exfoliating properties. Moreover, it fights acne, tightens sagged skin, and opens plugged pores.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Turmeric
  • Gram flour
  • Yogurt
  • A bowl
  • Water

Process:

  • Measure two tablespoons of gram flour.
  • Add them to the bowl.
  • Get the yogurt and pour one tablespoon into the bowl.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric and mix well.
  • Apply to your skin and scrub gently.
  • After 30 minutes, rinse with water.

Notes: Turmeric is a potent dying agent. Wear gloves when you apply the paste to your skin. Avoid application over cuts, scrapes, and wounds. And keep away from your eyes.

Your skin might have a slight yellow tinge after you rinse off the paste. Read more interesting turmeric recipes –here.


#5 Ubtan for young skin 

Ubtan

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If you’re in a hurry and you need clean and radiant skin immediately, you have to try ubtan. Wait, what’s this? Ubtan is an Indian paste, which clear scars and pigmentations, removes accumulated tan, and keeps your skin young by preventing wrinkles.

There are many ways to make Ubtan, but I’m going to offer you two of them.

Necessary ingredients:

  • Split red lentils
  • Raw rice
  • Almonds
  • Oatmeal
  • Turmeric
  • Rosewater
  • A bowl
  • A blender
  • A cup

Process:

  • Measure one cup of red lentils and ¼ cup of rice.
  • Pour them into the blender.
  • Add 8-9 almonds.
  • Blend. You can also grind the ingredients separately.
  • Pour the blended ingredients into the bowl and add half a cup of oatmeal and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Mix well with rosewater until you have a smooth paste.
  • Apply to your face and neck and let it dry naturally.
  • Rinse off with water.
  • Repeat once a week.

Alternatively, do the following:

Necessary ingredients:

  • Sandalwood powder
  • Papaya paste
  • Bananas
  • Gram flour
  • Milk
  • A bowl
  • A tablespoon

Process:

  • Start by peeling and mashing a banana.
  • Then measure one tablespoon of sandalwood and add it to the bowl.
  • Mix in one tablespoon of papaya paste, one tablespoon of gram flour and some mashed banana.
  • Add some milk to make the paste thicker.
  • Stir well.
  • Wash your face and hands.
  • Apply to your skin and wait 20 minutes
  • Finally, rinse off with water

Notes: Here’s are some fascinating Ubtan recipes and an interesting video you can watch.


How to prevent dull skin?

If you don’t have to deal with dull skin, here are some invaluable tips to help you keep the radiant glow of your skin.

  • ​Washing your face is not enough. You should use moisturizers and exfoliants regularly to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
    Washing your face is not enough. You should use moisturizers and exfoliants regularly to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
  • ​Get enough sleep every night. You need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep to function properly.
    Get enough sleep every night. You need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep to function properly.
  • ​Stop smoking.
    Stop smoking.
  • ​Stay hydrated throughout the day.
    Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • ​Use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.
    Use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.
  • ​Don’t forget to remove make-up and other cosmetic products before you go to bed.
    Don’t forget to remove make-up and other cosmetic products before you go to bed.
  • ​Avoid food high in sugar and fat, eat vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants.
    Avoid food high in sugar and fat, eat vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants.
  • ​Don’t be too harsh when exfoliating. Use gentle circular motions.
    Don’t be too harsh when exfoliating. Use gentle circular motions.
  • ​Avoid hot showers.
    Avoid hot showers.
  • ​If you have pimples, don’t squeeze them.
    If you have pimples, don’t squeeze them.

Glowing skin is not something impossible. But you have to be dedicated and work hard to achieve it. However, I think you agree, that it’s worth all the efforts because you’ll smite everyone with your perfect skin. 

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