10 Effective Home Remedies To Rejuvenate The Skin

Refresh your skin to be glowy with the nutritional values from your kitchen

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Every woman desires flawless, vibrant skin that reflects her health! Unfortunately, pollution and stress prevalent in today’s society paired with a sloppy skin-care regimen can make your once glowing and healthy skin dull and lifeless. But worry not; there are several home remedies to rejuvenate the skin that can help you maintain that much-desired glow and beauty in your porcelain skini  A term used to describe fair, smooth, blemish-free, and even-toned skin with yellow and pink undertones. . Skin regeneration is crucial as revived, regenerated skin provides you that extra boost of confidence and reduces your stress. Read on for some of the most effective organic solutions for skin rejuvenation that you can easily follow at home. Keep scrolling!

How To Rejuvenate Skin Naturally?

1. Apricot

A DIY apricot mask for glowing skin
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Vitamins C and E are abundant in this fruit, which may be beneficial to your skin. Vitamin C, in particular, shields against UV damage and pollution by neutralizing free radicals (1). Soak 4 to 5 apricots in water and allow them to swell up. Make a pulp out of it and prepare a smooth mixture by blending the apricot pulp with 2 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp almond oil, and ½ tsp lemon Juice. Apply in generous amounts on the face and allow to dry, say for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water to reveal shining skin.

2. The Papaya Magic

Mash 2 tsp of papaya pulp with 2 tsp of honey and apply it to your skin in circular motions. Rest for 15 minutes and wash your face with water. Papaya may act as a natural scrub for the skin care and nourish skin.

3. Citrusy Touch with Orange Peels

Woman applied orange face mask to rejuvenate her skin
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Grate orange peel and dry it in the sun. Prepare a mixture by adding 1 tsp dried citrus peel with 2 tsp gram flour and 1 tsp milk. Apply the pack on your face and rinse off after 15 minutes. The citric acid and vitamin C has been shown to help with collagen formation, which keeps your skin tight and decreases the appearance of photoaging, and hyperpigmentationi  A harmless, common skin condition where the skin patches become darker than the surrounding areas due to excess melanin production. (2).

4. Fruity Watermelon and Cucumber Pack

The juicy red fruit has much more benefits than aiding weight loss. The presence of lycopenei  An organic pigment found in plants that imparts red to pink colors to fruits and vegetables like carrots, watermelons, or cherries. in admirable quantities helps this fruit fight off the signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines (3). Prepare a face pack by mixing grated cucumber, grated watermelon, and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply it to your face and wash it off with lukewarm water for oil-free, beautiful skin.

5. The Banana Mash

Bid adieu to your blemishes with bananas. This yellow-skinned fruit is packed with antioxidants and helps eliminate free radicals from your body (4). Mash a medium-sized banana; add about 2 tsp honey and a few drops of olive oil to the mashed fruit to prepare a face pack. Wash off after 20 minutes to show off more supple and visibly smooth and radiant skin.

6. Antioxidant Dose with Tomatoes

DIY tomato face mask for healthy skin
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Give your skin a commendable dose of antioxidants by using tomatoes – internally and externally. Mix 3 tbsp of tomato juice with 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Add 2 tbsp of milk cream. Make a smooth paste. Apply in circular motion to the skin; keep for 15 minutes and wash. Tomatoes contain Lycopene that rejuvenates and tightens the skin. They also have astringenti  The property of a substance or compound that draws water out from the skin tissues, causing the pores to shrink and dry up secretions. properties that leave your skin fresh.

7. Exfoliating With Oatmeal

According to a study, oatmeal is rich with anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve skin dryness, scaling, and roughness. It also may reduce itchiness (5). Prepare a paste by blending 1 tbsp oatmeal with a little water. Dash in 1 tsp honey, apply on your face, and rinse off in 20 minutes. The saponinsi  Naturally occurring compounds found in legume plants that help protect against UV damage due to their antioxidant properties. , present in oatmeal, cleanse your skin, giving it a fresh lease of life. Yet another best way to rejuvenate skin!

Jasmine, a beauty blogger, shared how she likes to add oatmeal in her skin care routine. She writes, “In my experience, an oatmeal mask helps fade out blemishes, soften hard and painful pimples and brighten skin. Sometimes, it also helps pop open pimples naturally, without leaving blemishes. This is a DIY I’ve incorporated in my routine for going on 4 years (i).”

References

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i. 8 Benefits of Oatmeal for Skin + DIY Face Mask
https://evolvingtalesbyjasmine.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/8-benefits-of-oatmeal-for-skin-diy-face-mask/

8. Hydrating Yogurt

Homemade yogurt can do wonders for your skin. The lactic acid present in itworks like an exfoliator and skin brightener. According to a study, yogurt packs can help improve moisture, brightness, and skin elasticity (6). Prepare a smooth face pack by mixing in 2 tsp yogurt, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, and ½ tsp gram flour. Cleanse your face, apply this pack, and wash after 15 minutes with tap water. This face pack naturally cleanses the skin and tightens it so that it looks young and fresh.

9. Moisturizing Milk Powder

Milk powder in a bowl for healthy skin
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Yes, your instant dairy whitener can be used to nourish your skin (7). Prepare a smooth paste by mixing 1 tsp milk powder, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice, and ½ tsp almond oil. Allow the mixture to remain for 15 minutes on your face before washing off with tap water. While the whitener cleanses your skin, lemon lightens it, and almond oil and honey hydrate the skin. In short, this is a must try home remedy for instant skin rejuvenation.

10. The Eggy Relation

Eggs – yes – use them to add a protein touch to your skin. Prepare a fine paste by blending one egg white with 2 tsp multani mitti. Apply, using a brush, in upwards movement on your face and allow it to dry thoroughly. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow up with a moisturizer. Eggs may reduce wrinkles and protect the skin from free radical damage (8).

What More Can You Do For Skin Rejuvenation At Home?

Keep Track Of Your Diet

Choose a balanced diet packed with vegetables and fruits. Opt for a citrus boost as your snack with an orange. Include Omega 3 fatty acid rich ingredients along with sufficient protein sources for replenishing your skin from within. Chuck out your burgers, deep fried delicacies, sugar rich munches, and aerated drinks.

Sleep Your Way

8 hours – that is what the textbook says; if not the recommended, try to grab at least 5 to 6 hours of deep sleep. A 10-minute power nap should also be included for a refreshing skin.

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Lack of sleep lowers skin hydration and causes dryness. It also aggravates wrinkles (9).

Workout Regularly

Woman exercising to stay healthy and get glowing skin
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Exercises are inevitable ingredients for rejuvenated skin. Along with your cardio and weight training, do a little yoga. The better your circulation levels are, the better your skin will be.

Drink Water

8 glasses – 1.6 liters – of water is a must, if you want a soft, supple, rejuvenated skin! So, do not skip water!

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Alternatively, you can sip infused water, coconut water, or buttermilk to meet your daily hydration needs.

Infographic: Top 5 Ways To Rejuvenate Skin Naturally

The skin, the body’s largest organ, is the wall that faces most of the wear and tear caused due to your lifestyle and exposure to the environment and chemical formulas. This makes it lose its shine and moisture, making it susceptible to damage. However, you can rejuvenate your skin with home remedies using easily accessible ingredients. Check out the below infographic for more details.

top 5 ways to rejuvenate skin naturally (infographic)

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Dry and dull skin is often a result of stress, environmental damage, and an inadequate or poorly applied skincare routine. Home remedies for skin treatments focus on cleaning, nourishing, moisturizing, hydrating, and repairing the skin. Apricot, papaya, orange peels, banana, watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, oatmeal, yogurt, milk powder, and eggs are some of the most effective ingredients that you can choose to bring back the glow to your skin naturally. Additionally, consume a nutrient-rich diet full of fruits and vegetables and include omega 3 fatty acids and adequate protein in your meals. Getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and exercising are also crucial for healthy and radiant skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I rejuvenate my face overnight?

Cleanse and moisturize your face, hydrate well, use a sheet mask before bedtime, and get proper sleep to rejuvenate your face overnight.

How can I hydrate my skin?

Drink enough water, get plenty of rest, eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and avoid coffee and smoking to maintain the wellness of your body and skin.

How can I rejuvenate my 60 year old skin?

To rejuvenate aging skin, start by protecting it from the sun with an SPF 30+ sunscreen and reapply it every 80 minutes to 2 hours. Gentler exfoliation helps the skin regenerate, hydration keeps it healthy, and adjusting your lifestyle by refining your diet, limiting alcohol, and quitting smoking can have a positive impact. Finally, for moderate to severe sun damage, consider cosmetic procedures like chemical peels, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing.

What can reverse skin aging?

While it is not possible to completely reverse skin aging, there are several ways to slow down the aging process and improve the appearance of aging skin. Protecting your skin from the sun with sunscreen and reapplying every 80 minutes to 2 hours can help slow down the aging process. You can also gently exfoliate your skin to stimulate its ability to regenerate. Eating a healthy diet, avoiding smoking, and limiting alcohol intake can also help. Some changes, like fine wrinkles from sun damage, can even be reversed with treatment using retinoic acid.

Can these home remedies be combined with other skincare products for added benefits?

Yes, you can combine home remedies with other skincare products to benefit your skin even more. For example, you can use aloe vera with topical vitamin C to improve your skin’s texture and firmness. Also, you can use a gentle cleanser, retinol, vitamin C, moisturizer, and SPF 30+ sunscreen with your homemade anti-aging skincare routine for added benefits.

How do these home remedies compare to commercial skincare products in terms of effectiveness?

Home remedies are often made up of natural ingredients and can be an affordable and convenient way to take care of your skin. But keep in mind that not all home remedies work for everyone, and some may even cause irritation or allergic reactions. Commercial skincare products are designed to tackle different skin issues and are carefully evaluated for safety and effectiveness through testing with specific ingredients. Ultimately, it is a personal preference that decides which option is best for your skin type and concerns.

How can home remedies help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes?

Apply a mixture of coconut oil and almond oil around your eyes with a gentle, circular motion. Use a cold compress, such as a tea bag, to reduce swelling and constrict blood vessels, lightening dark circles. Green tea and chamomile tea bags can be used as a cold compress as well. These simple home remedies can help tackle dark circles and puffiness around your eyes.

How can home remedies help to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells from the skin?

Some home remedies that can remove dead cells and rejuvenate your skin are using sugar, oatmeal, or coffee grounds as natural exfoliants.

Key Takeaways

  • Papaya has the ability to intensely nourish and clear the skin.
  • Watermelon along with cucumber exhibit anti-aging properties that can diminish wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Tomatoes carry antioxidant properties that may shrink pores, tighten the skin and improve its appearance.
  • Gentle exfoliation with oatmeal can remove any dryness from the skin and refine its texture.


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References

Articles on StyleCraze are backed by verified information from peer-reviewed and academic research papers, reputed organizations, research institutions, and medical associations to ensure accuracy and relevance. Read our editorial policy to learn more.

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  2. Vitamin C in dermatology
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Dr. Priya Gill

Dr. Priya GillMBBCH, MRCP

Dr. Priya Gill is a consultant dermatologist in Klang, Malaysia, with over 16 years of experience. She specializes in the management of all medical and surgical dermatology issues and has a special interest in laser therapy and phototherapy. She has more than 25 publications in local and international journals to her name. She is passionate about public and patient education...read full bio

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