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14 Effective Home Remedies For Clear And Spotless Skin

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14 Effective Home Remedies For Clear And Spotless Skin November 24, 2017

We all crave for flawless and radiant skin. Clear skin means spending less time on everyday makeup, and also needing a minimal number of skin care products. If you wish to have a clear and flawless skin, it’s time to tackle those skin issues. Makeup is a temporary solution as it can only camouflage, not cure your skin problems. Using cheap or bad quality cosmetic products can make your skin greasy and further aggravate the problem.

The best way to get a clear and spotless skin is to stick to natural home remedies as they are safe and reliable and don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Here are the home remedies that will help you to get the clear and spotless skin you always wanted.

How To Get Clear Skin

Have a look at these 14 effective home remedies for clear skin.

  1. Detox Water
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Green Tea
  5. Lemon
  6. Honey
  7. Aloe Vera
  8. Green Juice
  9. Olive Oil
  10. Oatmeal
  11. Rose Water
  12. Potato
  13. Turmeric
  14. Tomato

1. Detox Water For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • A pitcher
What You Have To Do
  1. Slice the cucumber and lemon and drop the pieces in an empty pitcher. Add the mint leaves as well.
  2. Pour water over these and refrigerate.
  3. Keep sipping this water all day long.
How Often Should You Do This

You can continue having this detox water everyday for long-lasting healthy and clear skin.

Why This Works

Cucumber is cooling for the body and rejuvenates the skin (1, 2). Lemon restores the balance in your digestive system, thus eliminating one of the most common reasons for developing spots and acne (3). Mint leaves aid in regulating indigestion and clearing any internal infections (4).

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2. Coconut Oil For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Cotton ball or cotton pad
What You Have To Do
  1. Lightly warm up the oil.
  2. Dot the oil all over the skin with your fingertips and massage the area for a minute or two.
  3. Let the oil soak in for a couple of minutes. Wipe away the excess oil with a cotton ball/pad.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this twice a day.

Why This Works

Coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer for the skin. Its antimicrobial properties will keep the skin clean and infection-free. The phytochemicals present in it are powerful antioxidants that scavenge free radicals and impart a natural and healthy glow to your skin (5).

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3. Apple Cider Vinegar For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • 1 part water
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the vinegar with water and soak the cotton ball in it.
  2. Apply this on the skin and leave it on overnight.
  3. Wash the area as usual in the morning.

You can also add a teaspoon of ACV to a glass of water and drink it every morning.

How Often Should You Do This

Do this every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

The acids present in ACV exfoliate the dead skin cells and reveals a fresh and healthy layer of skin cells. ACV is also an astringent and will prevent your pores from getting infected and inflamed (6).

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4. Green Tea For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • Green tea bag
  • A cup of hot water
  • Honey (to taste)
  • Lemon juice (to taste)
What You Have To Do
  1. Steep the green tea bag in the hot water for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag and add honey and lemon juice to suit your taste.
  3. Sip this herbal tea while it is warm.
How Often Should You Do This

Drink two to three cups of green tea in a day.

Why This Works

Daily consumption of green tea is recommended by doctors for a healthy body and also for healthy and clear skin. Green tea is full of antioxidants that will nourish, heal, and detoxify your body. The condition of your body from the inside is reflected on your skin. Green tea is also good to reduce blood cholesterols levels and maintain optimum heart and bone health (7).

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5. Lemon For Clear Skin

You Will Need

A lemon

What You Have To Do
  1. Take a lemon and cut it in two halves.
  2. Take one half and rub it directly onto your skin in a circular motion.
  3. Do this for five minutes. Rinse your face with cold water.
How Often Should You Do This

Try the lemon juice remedy daily till you start seeing results.

Why This Works

Lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C, which helps in skin lightening. This remedy helps you to get rid of spots and blemishes and paves the way for clear, flawless skin (8, 9).

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6. Honey For Glowing Skin

You Will Need

1 teaspoon raw honey

What You Have To Do
  1. On a clean and dry face, apply a thin layer on the skin.
  2. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this every day for glowing and clear skin.

Why This Works

Honey contains vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin. It also contains antioxidants, called flavonoids, which give you youthful and glowing skin. Its cleansing properties will keep the skin pores clean (10).

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7. Aloe Vera For Clear Skin

You Will Need

A leaf from the aloe vera plant

What You Have To Do
  1. Remove the thorny sides and the green outer covering from the aloe vera leaf.
  2. Cut the gel into small cubes.
  3. In order to use the gel, you can either grind the cubes to a pulp or rub the cubes directly onto the skin.
How Often Should You Do This

Include the aloe vera remedy in your daily skin care routine for spot-free, flawless skin.

Why This Works

Aloe vera is known to have skin-friendly and antiseptic properties. It is a well-known moisturizer and helps in clearing the skin of blemishes and spots (11).

Caution

Aloe vera might not work for all skin types, so it’s advised to do a patch test before using it on your face.

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8. Green Juice For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 cucumber
  • A handful of kale
  • 5-6 celery stalks
  • 1/2 green apple
  • A handful of cilantro leaves
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Grind all the ingredients with a little water to make the healthy green juice.
  2. Drink this juice preferably in the mornings.
How Often Should You Do This

Consume this juice once daily.

Why This Works

This green juice or smoothie is full of vitamins and minerals, which are very healthy for the body and skin. It acts as a beauty detox. You will soon start noticing the radiance and smoothness in your skin once this juice is included in your daily diet (12).

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9. Olive Oil For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Soft washcloth
  • Hot water
What You Have To Do
  1. Take a few drops of this oil, and apply it thoroughly on the skin. Follow this up with a gentle massage in circular motions.
  2. Leave it on for a few minutes. Then, wipe it off using a washcloth dipped in hot water.
How Often Should You Do This

Repeat this every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

Olive oil contains vitamin E that hydrates the skin and restores its freshness and elasticity (13). The oil will absorb all the impurities, leaving a clean and clear skin (14).

Caution

Make sure that the water is not scalding hot.

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10. Oatmeal For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste. Add a little water if required.
  2. Apply this mask on the face and neck, and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply this mask twice a week.

Why This Works

Oatmeal soothes the skin and exfoliates the dead skin cells. It also moisturizes the skin, thus keeping it at its optimum health. The anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants found in oatmeal are added benefits for the skin (15).

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11. Rose Water For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • Rose water
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Place the rose water in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Apply it all over a clean face and neck using the cotton ball.
  3. Let it air dry. Moisturize as usual.
How Often Should You Do This

Do this twice a day.

Why This Works

A favorite during the Mughal rule in India, rose water is an excellent home remedy for clear and glowing skin. It increases the blood circulation under the skin and also balances the skin’s pH. It is also a natural astringent and tones the skin (16).

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12. Potato For Clear Skin

You Will Need

A potato

What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the potato into round slices.
  2. Take a slice and rub it onto your skin in circular motions.
  3. Rub the slices for five minutes and wash it off with cold water.
How Often Should You Do This

Follow this routine once daily for best results.

Why This Works

Potatoes contain natural enzymes that have bleaching properties. Hence, using a potato slice for treating spots, blemishes, and discolorations can help you get clear, flawless skin (17).

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13. Turmeric For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix two tablespoons of turmeric with water to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste over your face.
  3. Let it stay on for about five minutes. Then, rinse your face with cold water.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply the turmeric face pack to your skin daily.

Why This Works

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and is widely used to treat minor cuts and wounds. It also has skin lightening properties due to which it can get rid of those spots and blemishes (18).

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14. Tomato For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • A tomato
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Make a pulp of the tomato and mix it with two teaspoons of rose water.
  2. Apply this mixture on your face and keep it on for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash your face with cool water and pat dry with a soft towel.
How Often Should You Do This

Apply this pack to your face and skin daily to reap maximum benefits.

Why This Works

Tomato has antioxidant properties that keep the skin youthful and also help in lightening spots and blemishes on the skin (19, 20).

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Additional Tips To Get Clear Skin

Apart from the home remedies listed above, here are a few clear skin tips to get radiant and spot-free skin.

  • Drink Water – Drink lots of water. It will flush out all the toxins and help maintain your skin’s hydration levels from within. This will help you get clear, glowing skin. This is a clear skin secret that works for everyone.
  • Eat A Balanced Diet – Speaking of tips to get clear skin, it’s time to talk about your diet. A balanced diet plays a vital role in getting clear skin. Include fresh fruits/juices and green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Clean Makeup Brushes – Clean your makeup brushes at least once every two weeks. Bacteria breed in moist areas, and brushes which come in regular contact with liquid/creamy makeup products are potential breeding grounds for bacteria. Thus, they need to be cleaned every week. Brushes that are less frequently used, or used for dry makeup products, can be cleaned every three to four weeks. Wash the brushes with shampoo and let them dry overnight.
  • Remove Makeup – Remove your makeup before going to bed. Our skin regenerates and repairs itself while we’re sleeping. So, if you don’t remove the makeup from your skin, you’ll end up with clogged pores and your skin will be prone to breakouts. Use the olive oil home remedy or a makeup remover to remove all traces of makeup from the face.

Now that you know how to get clear skin, what are you waiting for? Following the above tips will ensure that you get clear, glowing skin in a few weeks. Give these clear skin remedies a try and we are sure you will not be disappointed. If you have any other queries, please leave us a comment and we will get back to you.

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