You are browsing through Cosmopolitan, and you see close-up pictures of this model advertising a jewelry brand – her skin is looking absolutely FLAWLESS! The green monster is on your back now, and you want your skin to be just like her’s. Well, your dream can become a reality without having to use filters on your Instagram pictures. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out how.
Only a minuscule of the humankind are fortunate enough to be blessed with flawless, glowing skin. But wait, didn’t we just tell you it was not an impossible feat to achieve? So, we are just getting there. And mind you, it does require utmost and constant care. But, you do not have to shell out a fortune to achieve this. You can achieve blemish-free and even-toned skin with simple home remedies and tips. These will clear up your skin, lighten blemishes and scars, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten up your complexion.
In this article, we share with you the best homemade remedies to get flawless skin that will help transform your skin into the breathtaking vision you have in mind. All set then? Let’s start.
For sensitive skin type, add some aloe vera gel to counter the acidity of the vinegar.
Repeat this once every day.
ACV being a vinegar, contains acids that exfoliate the dull and pigmented skin cells. It also lightens the scars and blemishes because of the same mild acids present in it. ACV also contains antioxidants that improve skin health by reversing free radical damage. Its astringent properties tone your skin and improve your complexion (1, 2).
An aloe vera leaf
Store the remaining gel in a cool place. If you do not own an aloe vera plant, buy a bottle of organic aloe gel from the market.
Repeat this every day.
Aloe vera gel reduces dark spots and scars and evens out the skin tone. It also moisturizes the skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and heals the damaged skin (3).
Apply this twice a week.
Alum can diminish fine lines and wrinkles by exerting a skin tightening effect on your face. It is also antibacterial in nature and can help deal with acne. Your large pores will also be reduced in size because of alum’s astringent properties (4).
Few drops of organic coconut oil
People with oily skin can add a drop or two of coconut oil to their regular moisturizer and apply this every night.
Repeat this every night, before going to bed.
Do this once in every 4-5 days. Castor oil can be applied (without the steam) every night as well.
Castor oil is rich in fatty acids making it an excellent emollient to lock in the moisture in your skin. This helps to restore the natural sebum production as well. The steam will open up your pores and allow the oil to penetrate to the deeper layers of your skin. There, castor oil improves collagen and elastin production, thus making your skin softer and smoother (7).
3-4 drops rosehip oil
Simply pat the oil into your facial skin after you have cleansed your face.
This should be done every night.
This essential oil is a natural moisturizer as it contains a high amount of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Vitamins A and E are also found in considerable measures in rosehip oil. These can help to get rid of marks, scars, wrinkles, and even hyperpigmented skin. Rosehip oil can also improve your skin tone and texture. It is highly recommended for people with dry skin issues and ailments (8, 9).
2-3 drops almond oil
Apply this oil every night.
Being an emollient, almond oil keeps the skin hydrated. It also rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of any scars or marks making your skin flawless (10).
Repeat this every day.
The antioxidants of green tea will heal all marks and scars on your skin, and replenish the skin cells (11).
1 garlic clove
Do this on a daily basis.
Garlic can be effectively used for spot treatment of scars, acne, and other marks on the face. It is versatile antimicrobial agent that kills the bacteria on your face. It is also excellent for lightening scars and marks as it contains certain exfoliating acids (12).
Repeat this once or twice a week.
Honey lends a glow to your skin and makes it flawless with time. It is rich in nutrients, healthy fats, and antioxidants (13). These keep the skin supple, soft, and flawless.
[ Read: Benefits And Uses Of Honey ]
Half a lemon
Repeat this every day for a few days and then reduce usage to twice a week.
Lemon juice has acidic properties and acts as a natural bleach for the skin. This not only lightens and brightens the skin but also makes it flawless, supple, and soft by balancing the skin’s pH levels (14, 15).
[ Read: Benefits Of Lemon Juice For Health ]
Have a glass of this juice every day.
These natural ingredients contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, antimicrobial compounds, vitamins, and minerals to optimize your skin’s health. These nutrients from carrots and ginger will rejuvenate your skin from the inside and give it a wonderful flawless glow (16, 17).
Have a glass of it every day.
The nutrients from the ingredients refresh, restore, and rejuvenate the skin. They heal skin problems by providing the right combination of nutrients from inside the body (18).
Do this once daily for best results.
Many people are unaware of the fact that potato is a natural home remedy for obtaining a glowing, fair, and flawless skin. It also helps in reducing sunburn, tan, and spots because of its soothing and natural bleaching properties (19, 20).
1 small tomato
Repeat this once every day for a week and then continue using tomato juice on your face once in every 4-5 days.
Tomato has anti-aging properties and also acts as a sunscreen, especially during the hot summer months. An antioxidant, lycopene, that is present in tomatoes helps in achieving a clear and flawless skin. It can minimize open pores and pimples too (21, 22).
Apply this face pack twice a week.
This pack helps in brightening the skin and also reduces dark spots, scars, and blemishes. Oatmeal thoroughly cleanses the skin and soothes inflammation on the skin surface. It also helps to tighten the skin as it contains vitamin K (23, 24).
Repeat this every day.
Do this once every alternate day.
Rose water acts as an excellent skin toner. It balances the skin’s pH and also improves circulation. It can also heal acne scars and other marks on the skin. Your skin tone will soon appear brighter and fresh (26).
Repeat the application of this face pack twice a week.
The curcumin found in turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can optimize your skin’s health and give it a natural glow. Turmeric also possesses wound healing properties and can work well towards the removal of scars, marks, and other spots from your facial skin (27).
Apply this face pack once a week.
While the gram flour cleanses and exfoliates the skin, the sandalwood tones and conditions the skin. Together, they make a potent combination to treat blackheads, acne, dark spots, and blemishes. Regular usage will leave your skin radiant, soft, and supple (28, 29).
1-2 tablespoons yogurt
Repeat this every alternate day.
The lactic acid in yogurt unclogs pores, reduces pore size, and exfoliates the dead skin cells. This results in a tightening effect on your skin apart from removing blemishes. Yogurt contains zinc that helps to treat acne. The natural oils present in yogurt will moisturize your skin too (30, 31).
Refrain from using this remedy if you are allergic to dairy products.
Use this scrub once in every 4-5 days.
Sugar acts as a good exfoliator for the skin. It removes dead cells, excess oils, and impurities. Blood circulation to the skin also improves due to the scrubbing motion. This scrub will leave your skin glowing and youthful (32).
2-3 pieces ripe papaya
Do this once a week.
Papaya contains skin brightening and exfoliating enzymes. It can also unclog your pores and get rid of blackheads. It contains vitamins A and C that are essential for your skin’s optimum health (33, 34).
Repeat this twice or thrice a week.
Raw milk helps to remove the tan as it can exfoliate the skin and remove the dull and damaged skin cells easily. It also moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple (35). This remedy will leave your skin with a fresh glow.
People with an allergy to milk should not use this remedy.
With the help of these home remedies, one can get clear and flawless skin naturally at home, and without burning a hole in your pocket. Apart from these effective home remedies, we have also listed a couple of tips you can add to your daily lifestyle. These will make sure you achieve the skin you have been longing for for many years to come. But like I said maintenance is the key. Have some ‘me time’ for your daily skin regimen.
You’ve heard it a million times before, so there must be some truth to it, don’t you think? The lesser fried and processed foods you eat, the lesser your skin has to work to keep it oil-free and healthy. It’s up to you now.
Dirt, grime, and pollution can indeed leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. Your skin needs a rigorous cleansing regime with the right products to ensure that it remains clean and supple. Don’t forget to wash your face once you are back home,
Apart from daily cleansing, your skin needs to rid itself of all the constantly accumulating dead skin, dirt, and grime that simple cleansing cannot get rid of. Hence, exfoliating with a good scrub, like the sugar scrub we have mentioned in the remedies above, at least once every two days is absolutely necessary.
The best way to show your skin some love is by pampering it as much as you can. Apart from following a regular skin care regime, regular clean-ups, massages, and such treatments will help increase blood circulation and refresh your skin.
Water is the elixir of our body systems. Drink 8-10 glasses of it every day without fail. You can also drink healthy juices and smoothies to keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is the key to well-nourished, soft, and glowing skin.
There’s no real point in helping your skin so much from the inside if you’re not going to proactively help it from the outside as well. Cover yourself when you are out in the afternoon Sun. Also, use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 20 to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
Sometimes, bumps, acne, and other skin problems can be caused due to dandruff from the hair coming into contact with the skin. So, wash your hair with a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo to take that extra step towards healthy skin.
Natural skin care products are definitely safer than chemical ones for the simple reason that the chances of side effects with them are remarkably low as compared to the synthetic ones. Going natural is the best beauty tip anyone can give you. This article contains plenty of such natural remedies for healthy, flawless skin.
Give your skin a breather once in a while and ditch makeup once every few days. Your skin will thank you — that’s a guarantee.
While sleeping, your body goes into repair mode and rejuvenates the skin cells. Lack of sleep immediately shows on your skin in the form of dark circles, saggy skin, and dull complexion. A minimum of eight hours’ sleep is a must to have beautiful and healthy skin. Develop a regular bedtime schedule to look your best. Make sure you sleep with your hair tied back as the residue of the hair oils can clog the skin pores, resulting in blackheads and dull skin.
You can do all of the above, and still be fretting over why your skin isn’t as flawless as it should be. This is because you’re distressed over the fact that it isn’t. Stress causes excess oil secretion, which in turn, causes your skin to absorb more dirt and that, in turn, leads to skin problems. Relax your mind with some yoga or meditation. You will feel and also see the difference it can make!
We spoke about eating healthy right at the beginning of the tips section. Here are some recommendations of what you should eat to get flawless skin.
What To Eat To Get Flawless Skin Fast?
The remedies in this article will certainly boost your confidence levels with their amazing effects on your skin. Also, keep in the mind the skin care tips and food recommendations we have mentioned to have your skin looking flawless in the long run. Before we forget – Remember, the most beautiful part of you is not what you look like, but what you are within. Inner radiance is what reflects on the outside, so as long as you’re happy on the inside, nothing can stop your skin from showing it.
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