Although skincare products don’t come cheap, there’s no reason why you should be breaking the bank to achieve clear skin. What if we told you that there’s a way you can achieve flawless skin without the price tag? Yes, you read that right.
We’ve listed down five simple AF things you can do every day to achieve clear, glowing skin in no time.
- Keep your hands off your face
- Clean your makeup brushes regularly
- Give your face a quick massage
- Use a clean pillowcase
- Wash your face with cold water
- Work out regularly
- Exfoliate regularly
- Home Remedies For Glowing Skin
- FAQs about clear and glowing skin
Keep your hands off your face
Touching your face may seem like a harmless act, but did you know that this could be one of the top reasons your skin is never clear? Let us explain. Our hands collect a lot of dirt throughout the day and when we touch our face with them, we end up transferring the bacteria onto our face, leading to clogged pores and acne. Thus, the first step to clear skin is to avoid touching your face several times a day.
Clean your makeup brushes regularly
You don’t need us to tell you how unhygienic (read gross) unwashed makeup brushes are. Dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. When these come in contact with your face, it leads to clogged pores, acne and several other skin infections. In order to achieve clear skin, it’s a must to clean your makeup brush every time you use them.
Give your face a quick massage
Never underestimate the power of a good facial massage. It makes a major difference in the look and feel of your skin. Massaging your face improves blood circulation and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, massaging the area around your eyes helps reduce puffiness and dark circles over time.
Use a clean pillowcase
If you can’t remember the last time you changed your pillow cover, then you should probably change it RN. Dirty pillowcases tend to harbor a lot of dirt, oil and bacteria and can cause your skin to break out. Therefore, we highly recommend you change your pillow covers at least once a week and notice the difference in your skin.
Wash your face with cold water
A good way to depuff your face is to wash it with ice-cold water. This will instantly tone your skin, making it look fresh and healthy. Additionally, washing your face with cold water can also slow down the signs of ageing and smooth out the wrinkles on your face.
Work out regularly
While most of us work out to stay fit and lose weight, it is also the way to achieving glowing skin! Exercising regularly increases blood flow to the skin cells, thus neutralising the harmful effects of oxidative stress. Working out also clears toxins from the body, thus cleansing the skin from inside. Also, to exercise, you don’t need a gym membership. Workout at home, go for a jog, dance for some time, do a little skipping or yoga – all of these work, because they get your body moving, and that’s the aim.
When it comes to everyday skincare, all of us indulge in the CTM routine. Exfoliation often gets left out, but if you want glowing skin, you need to start exfoliating!
Exfoliating on a regular basis will get rid of dead skin cells, therefore removing impurities from the skin. When the skin is cleansed of impurities, it will glow naturally. You can make your exfoliation masks at home using easily available ingredients such as besan, orange peel powder or even oats.
Home Remedies For Glowing Skin
Apart from following the abovementioned tips, you must also try different home remedies to get that natural glow. Here are some remedies we'd suggest:
This humble fruit is one of the best remedies for naturally glowing skin. Filled with Vitamin A and the papain enzyme, papaya rejuvenates the skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface. Because of its effectiveness and its nourishing properties, papaya is used widely in DIY skincare.
How to use it?
Mash a few pieces of papaya and massage this mashed mixture on the face for a few minutes. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then wash it off with milk. Your skin will instantly feel radiant.
Honey is one of the best moisturisers for the skin, owing to its hydrating properties. Being a natural humectant, honey wards off infections as it contains antimicrobial properties. It cleanses the skin and clears acne and blemishes, thus giving your face a beautiful glow and smoothness. In addition, honey also works wonderfully at fading scars and pigmentation.
How to use it?
On a clean and damp face, apply honey directly and massage it for a few minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
One of the favourite spices in the Indian kitchen, turmeric’s antibacterial and brightening properties have made it the go-to ingredient for DIY skincare. It’s a natural powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, which reduces puffiness, keeps dullness at bay and gives your skin a beautiful rejuvenating glow.
How to use it?
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with some milk/water and mix. Next, add a few drops of rose water to it and mix again. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit till it dries. Wash it off with cold water.
If you live in an Indian household, there’s no chance that you haven’t heard of this natural skincare ingredient. A tried and tested agent for brightening the skin, besan gives your skin nourishment and lends it an enviable sheen. In addition, besan also acts as a natural exfoliator by removing dead skin cells and keeping your skin clear.
How to use it?
Mix besan with some milk or water. You can add some turmeric and malai as well. Apply the face pack and massage it for a few minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.
FAQs about clear and glowing skin
Q. What clears acne overnight?
A. Clearing acne overnight is a difficult task. Try applying aloe vera every night for a few days to clear up your acne.
Q. What should I eat for glowing skin?
A. You are what you eat, so consuming nutritious foods will keep your skin healthy and glowing. Fatty fish, avocados, walnuts, sweet potatoes and bell peppers nourish your skin, so include them in your regular diet.
Q. Is clear skin possible?
A. Attaining clear skin is possible, however to get the glowing complexion you want, you need to follow a skincare regimen along with having a balanced diet, washing your face twice a day, exfoliating regularly, using a moisturiser every day, and lots more. Clear skin is the result of consistent hard work.