Let’s just say it once and for all—we are obsessed with healthy and glowing skin and we will do it all under the sun to keep it that way. Whether it is drinking gallons of water or moisturising every other hour, we do everything in our power to get radiant and beautiful skin, and why shouldn’t we? But sadly, even if our skin is breakout-free and spotless, the dullness and tiredness on our face don’t let it look young and healthy. Pollution, poor diet and lack of sleep take the glow away from our face and leave it lacklustre and flat. Well not anymore! Our bad skin days are over.

We have been doing some reading and we have discovered recently that one can ace bright and glowing skin at home. Yes, you can simply employ natural ingredients from your kitchen into your skincare regimen to get clear, glowing skin. You must have heard about the home remedies for glowing face like milk, besan and honey, but how do you make the most out of them to get best results? Allow us to tell you.

Here we have curated 6 effective home remedies for glowing face using natural, skin loving ingredients and have put down how you can use them to get the skin that glows like a bulb...

Milk cream
 

Milk cream

For generations, women have been using milk cream or malai for glowing face. When there were no cosmetics or skincare products in the market, women used milk cream to get bright and glowing skin complexion. The reason it is known as the beauty boosting ingredient is that it has lactic acid in it, which keeps skin moisturised from within. Dry skin leads to dullness and applying milk cream on dry and dreary skin helps nourish it and lends a natural glow. It also makes your skin softer and smoother and fades fine lines, giving you younger-looking skin.

For this you need:

  • Milk cream (half cup)
  • Few drops of rose water (optional)

How to use:

Whip some fresh milk cream in a bowl to a smooth paste. Add rose water to it for a nice smell and extra beauty benefits and mix well. Apply this paste on your face and massage in a circular motion. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Do this every night before going to bed to unlock a healthy and instant glow on your face.

Besan pack
 

Besan pack

An ubtan for face using besan (gram flour) is another very effective and a tried and tested home remedy for glowing face. It not only eliminates dull skin but also brightens, fades blemishes and fights acne and pimples. While turmeric and sandalwood have antibacterial properties, gram flour acts as an exfoliator and removes impurities, dirt and dullness from skin. Treating your skin with this ubtan regularly ensures a glowing and bright, spotless skin.

For this you need:

How to use:

Add gram flour, sandalwood powder and turmeric in a bowl and mix. Add milk to bind the mixture, as required. Apply this pack evenly on the face and neck and let it sit for at least half an hour. Once it dries, first scrape it off gently massaging with fingers and then splash the residue off with cold water. Follow up with a moisturiser. Repeat twice a week for clear and glowing skin.

Papaya
 

Papaya

The fruit you love to hog on is loved by your skin too. You must have found papaya extracts in various face scrubs, moisturisers and face washes and the reason for that is does a stellar job at diminishing scars and blemishes and rejuvenating skin. The proteolytic enzyme called papain present in papaya help remove the dead skin cells and dullness of skin and its skin lightening properties lightens marks and brightens skin. This skincare hero can help get your lost glow back.

For this you need:

  • Papaya pulp
  • Lemon juice
  • one whole banana

How to use:

You can mash and apply papaya as it is on the face for 20 minutes before washing it off or you can make a face pack to reap extra benefits. Slice and mash one papaya and add mashed banana and few drops of lemon juice to it. Mix the ingredients well and apply the paste on your face. Leave this on for 20 minutes and wash your face. Apply a moisturiser after this. This pack will hydrate your skin, fade blemishes and leave it glowing.

Honey
 

Honey

A natural moisturiser, honey exhibits umpteen skin benefits. Apart from antimicrobial and hygroscopic properties, honey is packed with antioxidants which helps give you a younger looking skin. Not only does it leave your skin moisturised and soft but also adds a subtle radiance to your skin which makes it a perfect home remedy for glowing face. For smooth and glowing skin that is an envy of everyone, get raw honey and pamper your skin with this skin-saving ingredient.

For this you need:

  • Organic or raw honey
  • Tomato juice

How to use:

Puree one tomato and extract fresh juice out of it. Transfer the juice into a bowl and add two tablespoons of honey in it. Mix it well and apply it on your face. Wash your face after 20 minutes and do this twice a week for glowing skin. Tomatoes are full of antioxidants like beta carotene and lycopene and are rich in Vitamin C, which when mixed with honey clears skin and adds healthy glow.  

Aloe vera gel
 

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel comes packed to the brim with health and beauty benefits and one of the many skincare benefits of applying aloe vera is fresh and glowing skin. Out of all the home remedies for glowing skin, aloe vera stands out as a winner as it reduces hyperpigmentation, increases cell turnover and rejuvenates skin. Aloe vera has cooling properties which soothes and heals irritated skin, giving you spotless and glowing skin.

For this you need:

How to use:

Cut an aloe vera leaf and scrape out the gel. Transfer this gel into a bowl and add a few drops of lemon juice into it. Blend it into a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit. Wash it off after 20 minutes and follow up with a lightweight moisturiser. Do this thrice a week for the most clear and glowing skin you have ever wanted.   

Coconut oil
 

Coconut oil

You know coconut oil as a hair hero but it can do so much more than that. It can give you healthy and glowing skin too. Coconut oil has vitamin E, vitamin A and fatty acids which spell nourishment for the skin. It eliminates dryness and dullness and restores the natural shine of your skin. Packed with antioxidants and moisturising properties, coconut oil also fights ageing signs and dullness like no other ingredient.

For this you need:

  • Organic coconut oil

How to use:

Heat up some coconut oil on low flame. Apply the warm coconut oil on your face and massage with your fingers in an upward motion for 5-7 minutes. Leave the oil on face overnight and let it absorb. Wash off in the morning. Do this every night before going to bed. Applying coconut oil regularly will lighten dark spots and tanned skin too, making your skin bright and beautiful.