Flawless Skin: Is It Possible To Get One Using These 20 Home Remedies?

by Pooja Karkala

There is no such thing as flawless skin. Social media and society have conditioned us to believe in and aim for unrealistic beauty standards to look attractive. What should matter is how healthy you are from within. A healthy diet, a happy state of mind, and a well-balanced lifestyle can give you good skin.

Ladies, do not give in to the flawed concept of flawless skin. Instead, check out these natural ways to help improve the overall health of your skin. We have compiled a list of simple ingredients you could borrow from your kitchen to help brighten and add lasting glow to your skin. Check them out.

20 Simple Home Remedies That Can Support Your Idea Of Flawless Skin

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. Aloe Vera
  3. Alum
  4. Coconut Oil
  5. Castor Oil
  6. Rosehip Oil
  7. Almond Oil
  8. Green Tea Ice Cubes
  9. Garlic
  10. Honey
  11. Best Juices
  12. Oats
  13. Rice Water
  14. Rose Water
  15. Turmeric
  16. Ubtan
  17. Yogurt
  18. Sugar Scrub
  19. Papaya
  20. Raw Milk

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV contains mild acids that can exfoliate the dull and pigmented skin cells and lighten scars and blemishes. ACV is thought to have astringent properties that can tone your skin and improve its appearance. It also helps balance your skin’s pH level.

Note: For sensitive skin type, add some aloe vera gel to counter the acidity of the vinegar.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • Cotton ball

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix ACV and rose water and dab this mixture on the spots, blemishes, scars, and pigmented areas of your face.
  2. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every day.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains bradykinase, an enzyme that helps reduce skin inflammation. It also contains essential amino acids and salicylic acid that possess antibacterial properties. Aloe vera has a moisturizing and anti-aging effect on your skin. It protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Overall, it is a wonderful remedy for healthy, hydrated, and soft skin (1).

You Will Need

An aloe vera leaf

What You Have To Do

  1. Cut the leaf from the aloe plant and slice it
  2. Be wary of the thorns present on the leaf’s edges.
  3. Scoop out the gel present inside and transfer it to an airtight container.
  4. Apply some of this gel to your entire face and massage it in.
  5. Leave this on for at least an hour before washing it off with warm water.
  6. 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.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every day.

3. Alum

Alum can help protect your skin against certain allergies (2). It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (3). These properties can protect your skin from free radical damage and reduce acne. 

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon alum powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Make a paste with the ingredients.
  2. Apply this as a face pack and leave it to dry for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash the pack off with tepid water.

How Often You Should Do This

2 times a week.

4. Coconut Oil

The benefits of coconut oil for maintaining healthy skin are not unknown. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin moisturizing properties (4),(5).

You Will Need

A few drops of organic coconut oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Cleanse your face and pat it dry.
  2. Massage the facial skin with coconut oil and leave it on overnight.
  3. People with oily skin can add a drop or two of coconut oil to their regular moisturizer and apply it every night.

How Often You Should Do This

Every night before going to bed. 

5. Castor Oil

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that is a skin-conditioning agent (6). It can also help restore the natural sebum production. The steam will open up your pores and allow the oil to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin.

You Will Need

  • 2-3 drops castor oil
  • Hot water (in a bowl)
  • A big towel

What You Have To Do

  1. Steam your face by bending over the hot water bowl and covering your head with the towel.
  2. After 2-3 minutes, pat your skin dry gently and apply the castor oil.
  3. Massage it in thoroughly.
  4. Leave it on overnight.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every 4-5 days. Castor oil can be applied (without steam) every night as well.

6. Rosehip Oil

This essential oil is a natural moisturizer as it contains a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) (7). It can protect your skin from inflammation and oxidative stress. Rosehip oilcan also improve skin tone and texture and has shown promising effects on inflammatory skin conditions (8).

You Will Need

3-4 drops rosehip oil

What You Have To Do

Pat the oil on your face after you have cleansed it.

How Often You Should Do This

Every night.

7. Almond Oil

Almond oil is an emollient and can keep the skin hydrated. It also rejuvenates the skin, improves skin tone, and reduces the appearance of scars or marks (9).

You Will Need

2-3 drops almond oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Warm up the oil between your fingertips and massage it into your face.
  2. Leave the oil on overnight.

How Often You Should Do This

Every night.

8. Green Tea Ice Cubes

The antioxidants in green tea can protect your skin from the damage caused by UV rays. It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that prevent and treat acne and skin disorders (10).

You Will Need

  • 1 green tea bag
  • A cup of hot water
  • An ice tray

What You Have To Do

  1. Brew some fresh green tea by steeping the tea bag in hot water for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the teabag and allow it to cool down.
  3. Pour it into the ice tray and freeze it.
  4. Pat the green tea ice cube gently all over your face. Let it dry naturally.
  5. Rinse your face with plain water.

How Often You Should Do This

Onc every day.

9. Garlic

Garlic can be used for spot treatment of scars, acne, and other marks on the face. It can help in treating skin conditions, like psoriasis, and also exhibits anti-aging and skin rejuvenating effects (11).

You Will Need

1 garlic clove

What You Have To Do

  1. Crush the garlic and apply it to the marks and scars on your face.
  2. Leave it on for five minutes and then rinse it off.
  3. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this daily.

10. Honey

Honey has humectant properties that can moisturize your skin and make it supple. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can also help treat acne, burns, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders (12).

You Will Need

  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

What You Have To Do

  1. Make a thick paste with the honey and cinnamon powder.
  2. Apply it to the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash your face clean with water.

How Often You Should Do This

1-2 times a week.

11. Best Juices For Flawless Skin

(a) Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has acidic properties and acts as a natural bleach for the skin. It is one of the most commonly used skin-lightening agents (13). It contains citric acid that can help reduce acne (14).

You Will Need

1/2 lemon

What You Have To Do

  1. Rub the lemon on the face.
  2. Leave the juice on for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every day for a few days and then reduce usage to 2 times a week.

(b) Vegetable Juice

Vegetables contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial compounds, vitamins, and minerals that can promote skin health. Ginger exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, while the nutrients from carrots can rejuvenate your skin from the inside (15), (16).

You Will Need

  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 inch-long piece ginger
  • ½ cup of water

What You Have To Do

  1. Peel the carrots and ginger and cut both of them into small pieces.
  2. Blend them with water to get a thick juice.
  3. Drink this at room temperature or after chilling.

How Often You Should Do This

Every day.

(c) Green Juice

The nutrients from the ingredients of green juice can help refresh, restore, and rejuvenate the skin.

You Will Need

  • 3 cucumbers
  • ½ cup romaine lettuce
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup of water

What You Have To Do

  1. Chop everything into small pieces and blend well.
  2. Add lemon juice and water to get a juice-like consistency.
  3. Drink this healthy green juice.

How Often You Should Do This

Every day.

(d) Potato Juice

Potato is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin and reduce acne (17). Anecdotal evidence suggests that many people have benefited from using potato on the skin. It can help reduce sunburn, tan, and spots and promote glowing skin.

You Will Need

½ potato

What You Have To Do

  1. Grate the potato and squeeze out the juice from it.
  2. Apply this juice to the face and let it dry for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with tepid water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once daily.

(e) Tomato Juice

Tomato has anti-aging properties and also acts as a sunscreen. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that can help you achieve clear and healthy skin (18).

You Will Need

1 small tomato

What You Have To Do

  1. Chop and mash the tomato.
  2. Apply this pulp to the face.
  3. Keep it on for 10-12 minutes and then rinse it off.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every day for a week. Continue using tomato juice on your face once every 4-5 days.

12. Oats

This pack helps in brightening the skin and also reduces dark spots, scars, and blemishes. Oatmeal cleanses the skin and soothes inflammation on the skin surface. It also helps to tighten the pores, balances skin pH, and makes it smooth and even (19), (20), (21).

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon tomato pulp
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons oatmeal

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix all the ingredients to get a paste.
  2. Apply it to the face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash the face pack off with cold water.

How Often You Should Do This

1-2 times a week.

13. Rice Water

Rice water contains vitamins, minerals, and other anti-aging agents that rejuvenate the skin and tighten it (22). It also helps to exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells and impurities.

You Will Need

  • ½ cup of raw rice grains
  • 2-3 cups water

What You Have To Do

  1. Rinse the rice with a cup of water.
  2. Throw away this water and soak the rice in the remaining water for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Rub the rice with your fingers in the water so that the water turns cloudy.
  4. Strain the rice and store the water in an airtight bottle.
  5. After waiting for a day, apply some of this water to your face and massage for a few minutes.
  6. Rinse the rice water after 10 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every day.

14. Rose Water

Rosewater is commonly used as a skin toner (23). It balances the skin’s pH and improves circulation. It helps soothe irritated skin and fight infections.  It can also heal acne scars and other marks on the skin. Anecdotal evidence states that it has skin refreshing and skin brightening effects.

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 5-6 drops olive oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Add lemon juice to the rose water if you have acne-prone and/or oily skin. For dry skin, add the olive oil.
  2. Mix well and apply the mixture to the face.
  3. Let this sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every alternate day.

15. Turmeric

The curcumin in turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can promote skin health and give it a natural glow. Turmeric also possesses wound healing properties and can help treat scars, marks, and other spots (24).

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

What You Have To Do

  1. Add the turmeric to the yogurt and mix well.
  2. Apply this as a thin layer on your face.
  3. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

2 times a week.

16. Ubtan

Ubtan exhibits free radical scavenging and tyrosinase inhibiting activities (25). This means that it can protect your skin from free radical damage and lighten the skin tone with consistent use. While gram flour cleanses and exfoliates the skin, sandalwood powder soothes and smoothens the skin. Together, they make a potent combination to treat blackheads, acne, dark spots, and blemishes. Regular use will leave your skin radiant, soft, and supple.

You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Milk or rose water

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix the gram flour and sandalwood powder.
  2. Add milk to this mixture and mix well. Use rose water instead of milk if you have acne-prone skin or oily skin or are allergic to dairy.
  3. Apply the face pack and let it dry.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once a week.

17. Yogurt

Studies show that yogurt facial masks can improve moisture, brightness, and elasticity of the skin(26). 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 and lightens blemishes.

Caution:

Avoid this remedy if you are allergic to dairy products.

You Will Need

1-2 tablespoons yogurt

What You Have To Do

  1. Apply the yogurt on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Every alternate day.

18. Sugar Scrub

Sugar acts as a good exfoliator. 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. 

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Water

What You Have To Do

  1. Add some water to both the sugars in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Rub this mixture gently on the face for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once every 4-5 days.

19. Papaya

Papaya contains antioxidants like lycopene, which helps delay wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains skin brightening and exfoliating enzymes like papain (27). It unclogs your pores and eliminates blackheads. It contains vitamins A and C that are essential for optimum skin health.

You Will Need

2-3 pieces ripe papaya

What You Have To Do

  1. Mash the papaya and apply it to the face.
  2. Massage for 2-3 minutes and then leave the papaya pulp on for another 10 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with cold water.

How Often You Should Do This

Once a week.

20. Raw Milk For Flawless Skin

Raw milk contains lactic acid, which can help exfoliate the skin. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps your skin soft (28). It also moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple.

Caution: People with an allergy to milk should not use this remedy.

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of raw milk
  • Cotton ball

What You Have To Do

  1. Dip the cotton ball in milk and apply it on your face.
  2. Let it dry naturally for 10-12 minutes and then rinse it off.

How Often You Should Do This

2-3 times a week. 

These remedies can help you get clear and flawless skin naturally at home. Apart from these home remedies, we have also listed a few tips you can follow. 

Tips For Flawless Skin

1. Eat Healthy

The lesser fried and processed foods you eat, the lesser your skin has to work to keep it oil-free and healthy.

2. Cleanse Well

Dirt, grime, and pollution can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. Your skin needs a rigorous cleansing regimen with the right products to ensure that it remains clean and supple. Remember to wash your face after you are back home.

3. Exfoliate

Your skin needs to get rid of 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 can help.

4. Pamper Your Skin

The best way to show your skin some love is by pampering it as much as you can. Apart from following a regular skincare regimen, regular clean-ups, massages, and such treatments will help increase blood circulation and refresh your skin.

5. Water Is Essential

Hydration is the key to well-nourished, soft, and glowing skin. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. You can also drink healthy juices and smoothies to keep your skin hydrated.

6. Protect Your Skin From The Sun

There’s no point in helping your skin so much from the inside if you are not going to 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 30 to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.

7. Clean Your Hair

Sometimes, bumps, acne, and other skin problems can be caused due to dandruff from the hair coming in contact with the skin. Wash your hair with a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo to take that step towards healthy skin.

8. Go Natural

Natural skin care products are safer than chemical ones as the chances of side effects with them are remarkably low. Hence, try to go for natural remedies whenever possible.

9. Use Cosmetic Products Judiciously

Give your skin a breather. Ditch makeup once in a while and go au naturel.

10. Get Proper Sleep

While sleeping, your body goes into the repair mode and rejuvenates the skin cells. Lack of sleep shows on your skin in the form of dark circles, saggy skin, and a dull complexion. Sleep for at least 8 hours. 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.

11. Avoid Stress

Stress causes excess oil secretion, which, in turn, causes your skin to absorb more dirt. This can lead to skin problems. Relax by doing yoga or meditation.

Here are some recommendations for what you should eat to get flawless skin.

What To Eat To Get Flawless Skin Fast

  • Healthy fats from foods, like avocado, olive oil, and nuts.
  • Foods rich in antioxidants, like tomato, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, wheat germ, carrots, pumpkin, celery, cucumber, watermelon, papaya, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Omega-3-containing foods, like sardines, flax seeds, walnuts, and chia seeds.
  • Protein foods, such as lean meat, turkey, chicken, eggs, and soybeans.

The remedies and tips mentioned in this article can help boost your confidence levels with their effects on your skin. 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 are happy on the inside, nothing can stop your skin from showing it.

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Pooja Karkala

Pooja is a Mass Communications and Psychology graduate. Her education has helped her develop the perfect balance between what the reader wants to know and what the reader has to know. As a classical dancer, she has long, black hair, and she knows the struggle that goes into maintaining it. She believes in home remedies and grandma’s secrets for achieving beautiful, luscious hair. When she is not writing, she learns Kuchipudi, practices yoga, and creates doodles.
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