Despite the barrage of skincare products we have at our disposal, glowing skin can be a tad elusive. Apart from a tried and tested skincare routine that includes products meant specifically for your skin type, there are other ways to get the skin of your dreams. Some of them include paying a little more attention to your diet while others employ natural ingredients. If you’re wondering how to get glowing skin the natural way, here are a few tips...
- Make natural ingredients like olive oil and coconut oil a part of your beauty routine. They’re untreated by chemicals and just half a tablespoon used on drier areas or even on your face as a moisturiser pre-bedtime can help you get glowing skin. Both natural oils are rich in monosaturated fats that hydrate the skin without making it greasy.
- Apply a mask of raw honey on your face and rinse it off with lukewarm water after half an hour. Honey’s a natural humectant which means that the sugar content helps retain water in the skin and helps keep the skin hydrated, moisturised and supple.
- Go the old-school route and make besan and haldi a part of your skin care routine. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory in nature and besan (gram flour) is alkalizing which means it gets rid of deep-seated toxins. A mask made with 1 tablespoon of besan with 1 tea spoon of haldi and a few rose drops will get rid of clogged residue and reveal glowing skin.
- Green tea is known to be a wonder skincare ingredient be is consuming it with hot water or using it in a face pack. To reap its benefits as the latter combine 2 tablespoons of finely powdered green tea with some yogurt and apply it on your face. This face pack cools and rejuvenates the skin and is especially beneficial for women with oily skin.
- Invest in an aloe vera plant. We’ve spoken extensively about the benefits for aloe vera when it comes to skincare. Applying the gel of the plant on your skin once a week can help calm your skin down. It is anti-bacterial in nature which makes it suitable for anyone who’s dealing with acne or bacterial infections. It is especially suitable for those with sensitive skin whose skin turns red post waxing and threading.
- There's a direct link between blood circulation and the health of your skin. Increased blood circulation implies better skin. One way to do this is to work out and practice yoga. Like we've mentioned before, sweating is great for your skin and yoga poses like inversions can help increase circulation to your face—helping to nourish your cells and boost collagen production.
- Keep your showers short and with lukewarm water.
Hot water strips your skin of moisture making your skin dry and stretchy—over time, this could spell wrinkles and fine lines.
- Hydrated skin is glowing skin, so ensure that you drink three to four liters of water in 24 Hours (starting the day with cucumber infused alkaline water is a good idea) and also include fresh fruits and leafy, green vegetables in your diet. Fruits like watermelon, peaches, papaya are naturally hydrating and will do your skin a host of good!