All women across the globe will unanimously agree that having flawless and glowing skin makes for their number one dream. But there are a lot of factors such as pollution, sun, stress, bad diet, among others that make our skin look dull, lifeless and lacklustre instead. These issues tend to play the role of major roadblocks in our journey to achieve clear skin.
That great skin is something you cannot achieve overnight is a fact that surprises no one. It takes time, the right products and practice, coupled with diligence to achieve glowing and fair skin! And while we usually turn to homemade face packs to get rid of acne, we very rarely consider home remedies for glowing skin.
If you want clear and healthy skin, we have some amazing homemade beauty tips for you. You don’t really have to go far to incorporate these tips in your beauty routine; just walk to your kitchen, look around and you are good to start. Commonly available fruits such as oranges, papayas, bananas, and apples are super effective antioxidant-rich skincare treatments. These remedies are completely safe, natural and easy on the pocket. If you are wondering what those tips for glowing skin are, then read on to find out...
- Aloe vera
- Coffee scrub
- Essential oils
- Lavender essential oil
- Lemongrass essential oil
- Ylang ylang essential oil
All of us know that honey is chock full of health benefits and is a great amazing beauty tip for clear skin. Applying a little bit of honey every day on your face is a great way to achieving healthy, glowing skin. The absorbent qualities of honey suck out the impurities from the skin pores and help thoroughly cleanse your skin. The antiseptic properties of honey soothe skin and prevent acne. The antibacterial properties of honey calm skin inflammation and defend skin damage caused due to bacterial infections. Honey is also a great relief for dry skin as it has amazing moisturising properties.
BB Pro Tip: Apply a thin layer of honey on your face once a day and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash your face, as usual, using cold water and a mild cleanser.
This is a homemade beauty tip we can’t but recommend enough. Aloe vera is not known as the miracle plant for anything. The white, goopy gel of this plant is not just any other plant extract; it is actually brimming with amazing health and beauty benefits. The antibacterial properties of this gel curb bacterial infection and help prevent acne, making it an effective remedy for acne. It also dries out pimples and reduces skin redness. Being highly moisturising, aloe vera gel helps prevent skin dryness and aids the skin in moisture retention.
BB Pro Tip: Scrape out the gel from the leaf, and massage it evenly on to your face. Leave the gel on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Follow this up with a hydrating moisturiser such as the Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Creme Moisturizer to help your skin seal in all the benefits of aloe vera.
By now, all of us know the benefits of exfoliation. Regular exfoliation enhances the appearance of your skin and makes it look fresher and healthier. For those of you who love coffee, a DIY coffee scrub is all the weekly nourishment your skin needs. The anti-inflammatory properties in coffee reduce redness, inflammation and breakouts. It is rich in antioxidants, making coffee an amazing homemade tip to get glowing skin. Coffee scrub is also an effective remedy to treat sunburn, freckles, fine lines and wrinkles.
BB Pro Tip: In a mixing bowl, mix freshly ground coffee beans, some coconut oil and brown sugar to a consistency you prefer. Massage onto your face in gentle, circular motions, and rinse with warm water. Remember to always moisturise after using an exfoliator.
Cucumbers are the first things that come to mind when talking about tips for glowing skin. Cucumber is filled to the brim with antioxidants, nutrients as well as beta- carotene, vitamin C and manganese making it an amazing homemade remedy for dull skin. It helps relieve congestion and de-puff tired eyes. It delivers an instant hydrating feeling to your eyes to make them appear brighter and lifted. It is also a great natural way to reduce dark circles from under the eyes.
BB Pro Tip: Simply apply grated cucumber to your dark circles and remove it after 10 minutes. Or refrigerate a cucumber for 30 minutes, remove it, cut it into thin slices and apply a slice on each eye. Let it rest for eight to 10 minutes, remove the slices and rinse it off with cold water.
Essentials oils have become the latest natural way to get glowing skin. The best part apart using essential oils in your beauty routine is that you can make your homemade beauty solutions in the form of oil cleanser or acne spot treatments. Essential oils help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and are widely used in cosmetic and skincare products. Essentials oils are also a great way to relax muscles and soothe aching muscles. Below are some amazing essential oil treatments to get glowing, clear skin:
Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil has amazing skin soothing, cooling and hydrating properties. This oil can be used on all skin types and is a rich source of antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is a simple home remedy to prevent skin infections from bacteria. Lavender oil soothes and smoothens the skin leaving it glowing beautifully.
BB Pro Tip: Take some natural aloe vera gel and mix it with a few drops of lavender oil. This is a great natural way to clear spots, reduce acne, and heal cracked skin.
Lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil has amazing antifungal and antibacterial properties that help detoxify the skin and give it a beautiful glow. It is also a great way to protect the skin from infections. The antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals that damage cells.
BB Pro Tip: Choose a base oil of your choice. You can pick from coconut oil, argan oil jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. Add a few drops of the lemongrass essential oil to the carrier oil, mix well and store it in a glass bottle. Use it twice daily as a natural toner for glowing skin.
Ylang ylang essential oil
The best benefit of ylang ylang essential oils its sebum balancing properties. Ylang ylang oil helps correct overly oily as well as very dry skin types. It has antioxidant properties which are a great way to off free radicals and prevent premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles.
BB Pro Tip: Mix ylang ylang essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice. Apply this mixture twice a day to your face to reduce acne and balance excess sebum production.