How To Get Rosy Cheeks Naturally Without Using Makeup?

A simple and holistic approach is the best way to get those blushing cheeks.

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It’s every person’s dream to have naturally rosy cheeks. They add a rosy tint to your cheeks and make you look fresh. Instead of using so many commercial cosmetic products to achieve that look, you can follow these simple tips on how to get rosy cheeks naturally. Keep reading to know more!

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  • Steaming: It opens up the pores and improves blood flow to the cheeks.
  • Masks: Use natural facial masks, such as honey, rosewater, and yogurt to nourish and brighten your skin.
  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by using sunscreen daily before stepping out.
  • Aloe Vera: Apply a mix of aloe vera and honey for 15-20 minutes after washing your face for skin with a healthy glow.
  • Rose Petals: You can get a natural rosy glow on your cheeks by applying crushed rose petals regularly.

How To Have Rosy Cheeks Naturally?

Read about the 9 ways that will help you achieve natural rosy cheeks below. These are the best measures when compared to makeup for attaining the rosy cheeks.

1. Proper And Sufficient Diet

Healthy and balanced meal can help you get rosy cheeks
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Having a good and healthy meal is the key to healthy skin and a more beautiful self (1). You should never skip your meals even when you are on diet. Crash dieting is never good for your health. You should take at least 4 nice and healthy meals a day viz. Breakfast, Lunch, tea and Dinner.

If you are hungry in between meals, you should take some light snacks which are healthy. Never leave your stomach growling for food. That will make you eat even more when you sit down to eat next.

The food you eat can give you a natural glow from inside as follows:

a.  Cut down on the red meat consumption. Include fish and chicken proteins.

b.  Add sprouts to your meals .They are a great source of proteins (2).

c. Add low-fat milk and milk products like low-fat yogurt and skimmed milk.

d.  Add lentils to your daily meals. They will give you the daily protein boost.

2. Exercise And Hydration

Woman with rosy cheeks exercising with a bottle of water nearby
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Regular exercise improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture and helps you maintain and preserve bright and beautiful skin (3).

According to a recent survey conducted on 3110 adults in Great Britain, 62% of the respondents confirmed that they feel happy after a workout session. The happy hormones released after a workout have a good effect on the skin and help in regeneration. However, do not forget to clean your skin after exercising.

3. Exfoliation

Woman smiling while exfoliating skin
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Regular exfoliation of skin may help you get soft and rosy cheeks (4). However remember that if you are exfoliating your skin regularly, then a mild and very gentle scrub is the best solution. Do not scrub every day, especially in a harsh manner. It is best to exfoliate just once a week.

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Try natural exfoliators like coffee grounds, oatmeal, or cinnamon to gently nourish your skin as you peel away dead skin.

4. Mild Bleaching

Some mild bleaching can help you get rosy cheeks. Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 3 tablespoons of water. Apply this solution with a cotton ball to the cheeks. This will make your skin jump to life. However, if it reacts then do not continue.

5. Fill In The Deficiency

There are two vitamins that are vital to the natural glow of the skin. These are vitamin E and Vitamin C. If you see unnecessary cracking of your lips or your facial skin getting even more dry than normal, this may be the cause of a deficiency of vitamins C and E (5). Consult a good doctor and take capsules as supplements for these two Vitamins.

Alternatively or complementing the intake of supplements, you can apply a paste of Orange peel which is rich in vitamin C, and mix it up with some Cream milk and a broken Vit E capsule. Apply this paste on the skin, especially on the cheeks for 20 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water.

Vitamin C deficiency can dull the skin. The graph below reveals the factors that play a key role in vitamin deficiency in the observed population. Overall, there are significant differences in vitamin C status and prevalence of deficiency between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Prevalence Of Vitamin C Deficiency Worldwide

Prevalance Of Vitamin C Deficiency Worldwide

Source: Global Vitamin C Status and Prevalence of Deficiency: A Cause for Concern?

6. Anger And Stress Management

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Stress and anger can rip the natural glow off your skin. So try to keep the levels of anger and stress away as far away as possible. Try yoga or meditation. Sleep is also an important factor. If you are not getting enough sleep, it will mean your stress levels will not be completely countered. Sleep enough so that when you wake up, you feel cheerful and fresh. Your skin will glow naturally. Moreover, when you sleep, your skin secretes oils that nourish your skin and make you look radiant and lively.

7. Proper Massage

Woman getting a facial massage at a spa
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Circulation of blood under the skin ensures a warm glow to your skin as it were blooming.Proper massage in clockwise and anticlockwise motions can make your skin supple and rosy within days (6). Continue this to get proper benefits. You can massage your skin with facial massage cream too.

8. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel has antioxidants and skin-friendly properties that protect the skin from damage. It keeps the skin moisturized and may help you get rosy cheeks (7). Apply the extracted gel and allow it to dry before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

9. Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice can give a nice rosy blush to the cheeks. Obtain juice from a medium-sized beetroot and warm it on a low flame to enhance its thickness. After cooling, add 1 tablespoon of rose water and blend thoroughly. You can also add glycerine to increase the mixture’s consistency. Refrigerate the mixture to prolong its shelf life. Apply as desired for a tinted radiance on your cheeks.

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You can perform a few face yoga poses, like happy cheeks sculpting (smiling without showing your teeth and pressing your index fingers to your cheekbones to lift the muscles up and hold for 20 seconds), five times a day to boost circulation.

Infographic: Top 6 Ways To Get Rosy Cheeks Naturally

Why rely on blushes and other cosmetic products when you can get rosy cheeks naturally? While you can try all the methods discussed in the article, we have shortlisted the best ways to get rosy, blushing, joyful and glowing cheeks. Check out the infographic below!

top 6 ways to get rosy cheeks naturally (infographic)

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Every woman desires rosy cheeks because they enhance the face’s youthful appearance and make them appear more attractive than ever. However, you do not need makeup to achieve rosy cheeks. To reach your objectives, you must live a healthy lifestyle. Follow the tips and methods mentioned above to achieve rosy cheeks easily without burning a hole in your wallet. These are the most natural and effective remedies that can be tried at home. Although they are safe to apply to your skin, you must consult a dermatologist before using them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do rosy cheeks mean you are healthy?

No. Rosy cheeks may not always indicate good health. You may get rosy cheeks due to cold weather, sunburn, and conditions like lupus and rosacea.

Why are my cheeks always red?

Permanently red cheeks may indicate allergic reactions, skin conditions like rosacea, and other underlying health concerns.

How long does it typically take to see results in achieving rosy cheeks naturally?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that It might take between a few weeks to a few months to see some visible results as it depends on your diet, lifestyle, and skin type.

Can age or genetics impact the natural rose color of cheeks?

Yes, age and genetics play an important role in determining the rosy color of your cheeks. As we age, the skin becomes thicker and loses its natural oils and elasticity, making the cheeks lose their natural rose color.

Key Takeaways

  • A diet rich in chicken, fish, yogurt, and lentils can help you get rosy cheeks.
  • Getting enough sleep and reducing stress levels will give your skin a natural glow
  • Exfoliating the skin regularly helps remove dead skin cells and gives a fresh and rosy appearance to the cheeks.
  • Massaging your skin with facial cream can make your cheeks soft, supple, and rosy.
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Dr. Seepika Jaiswal

Dr. Seepika JaiswalMBBS, Diploma In Dermatology, FAM

Dr. Seepika Jaiswal is a cosmetic dermatologist, hair transplant surgeon, and micro pigmentation specialist with 7 years of experience. After completing her MBBS, she went on to do a diploma in weight loss and another in clinical dermatology from the University of London. She has a fellowship in aesthetic medicine from Germany and a master's degree in medical micro pigmentation/ full bio

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