Every person desires radiant and glowing skin. Models and actresses take the help of makeup to achieve that look on screen. But did you know that there are natural ways to get that glow too? Well, we have picked select ingredients from our kitchen and put together effective face packs that will give your skin an instant glow. Keep reading to know what you need to do.
The cosmetics industry may offer solutions for a glowing skin in a bottle or a tube, but going natural is the best way to keep your skin healthy and radiant for years to come. The harsh chemicals present in the commercially available products may work temporarily but will damage your skin in the long run. Moreover, these products are definitely not cheap!
It is time to pamper your skin with some homemade face packs so you can put your hard earned money to better use too. Sounds good? Then read on!
Apply this face pack 2-3 times a week.
Papaya, which contains papain, can outdo the performance of even the best of brands when it comes to glowing skin. Papain structures its way through skin pores and offers the benefits of deep exfoliation (1). Sandalwood also works to remove dead skin from the epidermis and brightens up your complexion (2). This brings your fresh and glowing skin to the surface.
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Use this face pack twice a week.
Red clay offers the goodness of iron oxide. It absorbs all the impurities that have been clogging your pores and making your skin dull (3). Honey and turmeric lend a glow to your skin with their antioxidant activity (4, 5). Orange peels have skin bleaching properties and also work as an exfoliant (6).
Repeat this twice every week.
Banana and honey are rich sources of natural antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals damage your skin cells and make the skin dry, dull, patchy, and wrinkled. Banana also moisturizes the skin and reduces wrinkles (7). The effects on the skin after 15 minutes are clearly noticeable from the first use itself.
You can skip the yogurt if you are allergic to dairy products.
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Do this twice a week.
Oats are the unsung heroes when it comes to skincare! Oatmeal forms the most natural scrub with the goodness of antioxidants and skin hydrating components (8). The end result is a cleansed face with glowing skin.
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Use this as a face pack only every alternate day. Do not scrub your face more than two times in a week.
Tangy tomatoes, when used with right ingredients, add an instant glow to the skin. Sugar and tomato make a powerful spot correction and insta-glow face pack. The mild acids of tomato exfoliate the skin and also balance the skin’s pH (9). This brings out the true skin tone and glow in your skin. Sugar also helps in the exfoliation process with its coarse structure. Scrubbing boosts blood circulation to the facial skin resulting in radiant and flushed complexion (10).
Repeat this twice a week for best results.
There is a reason why rose is the queen of flowers. The pretty petals can add natural radiance to your skin. These petals are rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin and also enhance the skin’s elasticity (11). They also contain vitamin E that hydrates the skin and improves the complexion (12). Milk acts as a skin toner and exfoliant as it contains lactic acid, leaving you with glowing skin like that of Cleopatra (13).
Apply this face pack 2-3 times in a week.
Rich in vitamin E, almonds keep the skin rejuvenated and moisturized. They are also natural skin bleaching agents that can get rid of the dull and tanned skin on your face (14).
Use this face pack 1-2 times a week.
Besan is often used in Ayurveda and Unani medicine to cleanse the skin and remove all the impurities that are clogging the pores. It also removes the accumulated layer of dead skin cells and tightens pores (15).
A teaspoon of honey can be added to the face pack to make it suitable for dry skin.
Apply this egg face pack 1-2 times a week.
Egg whites give your skin an instant lift and glow. They tighten the skin pores and tone the skin (16).
It is advised to use this face pack every alternate day. It can also be used every day.
This face pack is the most refreshing one in this list. Cucumber is cooling and soothing for the skin. At the same time, it revitalizes the dull skin and makes it glow (17). Aloe vera gel contains a plethora of nutrients and antioxidants for the skin (18). Your skin will feel fresh and radiant in just a few uses of this face pack for glowing skin.
These face packs are super-easy to make with most ingredients readily available right there in your pantry. So, put your free time to a good use and make some homemade face packs for instant glow today.
Have you tried any of these homemade face packs? Or, you prefer something else to get that glowing skin? Share with us in the comments section below.