The road to healthy and glowing skin need not necessarily be expensive. In fact with the right lifestyle choices and a few ingredients from your kitchen, you can achieve flawless and beautiful skin. The more products you use on a daily basis, the more chances of exposing your skin to chemicals and other harmful ingredients. Therefore, it is best to use products that do not contain harsh chemicals or better yet, use natural ingredients from the kitchen for your at-home skin care rituals. You can start by including a few natural ingredients in your daily skin care routine at home and then work towards shifting to an all-natural skincare routine.
We will help you in achieving that, right from skincare masks to scrubs for dull skin, your body is going to love all these at-home natural skincare remedies. But before you start doing that, it is also important to follow a few important tips that are a sure shot way to achieving healthy skin.
- 1. Tips to get glowing skin
- 2. Natural remedies to get glowing skin
- - Natural cleanser
- - Tea leaves toner
- - Scrub for dull skin
- - Anti-ageing mask
- - Detoxifying body scrub
- - Soothing eye mask
- - Scrub for soft and pink lips
- 3. FAQs about skin care at home
1. Tips to get glowing skin
Follow the above tips along with natural skin care at home and glowing skin will no longer be a distant dream.
2. Natural remedies to get glowing skin
Now let’s take a look at seven of the best natural at-home beauty fixes.
- Natural cleanser
Fuller's earth or Multani mitti is considered to be an excellent cleanser for all skin types and can be easily included in your daily skin care routine at home. For oily skin, this ingredient helps in controlling oil, whereas for other skin types, it helps in gently detoxifying.
How to use: Take two teaspoons of this clay and add a few drops of rose water or a little bit of yogurt to form a paste. Massage gently all over your face in circular motions for 30-60 seconds then wash off with water. Pat dry and follow up with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type.
- Tea leaves toner
Toner may seem like an unnecessary step in skincare routines to most women, but that’s not true. It helps remove dirt and makeup residue from the face controls oils and helps shrink enlarged pores. Using a natural toner will be even better, as it will offer far more benefits. Learn how to make this toner below to add it to your skincare routine at home.
How to use: Steep white tea leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, then allow it to cool down. Now add two drops of lavender essential oil and some aloe vera gel to it. Mix well and transfer to a spray bottle. Store it in the fridge and use it after washing your face, twice a day.
- Scrub for dull skin
Dull skin is a common concern, the accumulation of dead skin cells along with the effects of environmental stressors on the skin leads to this problem. Using a scrub at least twice a week not only helps in getting rid of deep-set dirt and dead skin cells, but it also promotes circulation, thereby giving your face a healthy glow.
How to use: Oatmeal is considered to be one of the most effective skin care home remedies for removing dead skin cells and dull skin. It is gentle enough to be used on the face and it helps calm irritated skin. Take half a cup of cooked oatmeal and add three tablespoons each of honey, brown sugar and milk. Mix well and massage this grainy paste on your skin for a few minutes before washing off.
- Anti-ageing mask
Applying the juice or pulp of different fruits and vegetables can be quite effective in treating various skin concerns. Since signs of ageing are starting to appear sooner and sooner in women these days, we are recommending an anti-aging mask that you can include in your daily skincare routine at home.
How to use: In a blender, add half a fresh papaya, one tablespoon of yogurt, one tablespoon fresh lemon juice and one egg white. Blend the mixture together and apply the paste on the face and neck area using a brush. Relax for 20-30 minutes or until completely dry and then wash off with lukewarm water.
- Detoxifying body scrub
When it comes to skincare and the desire for glowing skin, we always think of our face or facial skin, but the rest of our body needs equal care and attention too. Since the skin on your body is thicker than the skin on your face, you don’t need to scrub it too often, once a week is enough.
How to use: Soak half cup of rice and grind in a blender, add a half cup each of brown sugar and coconut milk. You should get a grainy-textured paste, use it as a detoxifying skin treatment at home. Concentrate on areas like elbows, ankles and knees. Massage for a few minutes on every part of your body and rinse.
- Soothing eye mask
What’s a glowing face with an eye area that looks tired and dark? Not the best sight, right? Therefore, when we suggest skincare home remedies we make sure not to miss out on any part of the body. A soothing eye mask will calm the delicate area around the eyes and help with problems like puffiness and dark circles.
How to use: Grate one cold cucumber over a paper towel, then wrap or roll it and compress a little with your palm. Place this on your eyes, sit back and relax for 15-20 minutes to instantly soothe and calm your eyes.
- Scrub for soft and pink lips
So, you’ve got a scrub for your face and one for your body. What about your lips? The skin on your lips regenerates faster than other parts and failing to remove this dead skin build-up will result in discoloration and dryness. Don’t worry, our list of skincare home remedies also includes a scrub for your lips that will give you smooth, soft and pink lips.
How to use: Take two spoons of sugar and add one teaspoon each of coconut oil and honey along with a few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and massage your lips with this mixture for a few minutes. Then let it stay on your lips as a mask for a few more minutes before washing it off.
3. FAQs about skin care at home
Q. How can I make my face glow naturally?
A. In order to get glowing and healthy skin, you have to follow a good skincare routine, adopt a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious food and get enough sleep. All of this along with some natural home remedies will bring the glow back on your face.
Q. What ingredients from the kitchen are good for the skin?
A. Your kitchen is packed with ingredients that are beneficial for the skin. Some of these include olive oil, oatmeal, cucumber, honey, papaya, avocado, tomato and more.
Q. Is honey good for the face?
A. Yes, honey is a humectant, meaning it has moisture-retaining properties. When used on the face, it keeps the skin nourished and heals the skin quicker.