You can tell a lot about people’s health by looking at their skin. This shield of us is an excellent translation of how things go underneath it. We all want a radiant and glowing skin but we don’t pay enough attention to it in order to enjoy that. It’s not a great effort to keep it bright and rejuvenating, though. A few lifestyle changes and some home remedies can lead to significant results.1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266803/
Aging leads to a reduction in the elasticity and suppleness of one’s skin. The skin is then conquered slowly by wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, and fine lines. Other causes of a dull skin include pollution, unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, stress, unhealthy foods, and excessive sun exposure. Not to mention certain health conditions. All of them will make your skin look dull and tired.
The great thing is that your kitchen is a source of magic when it comes to the way your skin looks. We’re not talking only about the foods you have but about the ingredients you can use directly on your skin as well. Here are a few home remedies you can go for in order to rejuvenate your skin and restore its radiance. No need to visit a beauty salon. Just make sure you pick the right things when you go to the grocery store.
Thanks to its strong antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage and its bleaching properties, the lemon juice will help your skin look better and will reduce age spots and signs.
Using the lemon juice is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Simply squeeze a lemon and use the juice you get on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and then use cold water to rinse it off.
You can mix ½ of a lemon with a few drops of honey. Rub the mixture on your face using upward strokes and leave it for about 10 minutes. Use water to rinse it off.
This one home remedy is actually preferred by many beauty care manufacturers. The reasons why that’s so are simple. Cucumbers have astringent and soothing properties which make them perfect for people who have sunburned skin or are prone to acne, antioxidants that will help you keep a glowing and clean skin, and high water content which will nourish and hydrate your skin.
Grate a cucumber so you can have 2 teaspoons of it and mix it with ½ cup of yogurt. Apply the mask on your face and neck, leave it for 20 minutes and then use warm water to rinse it off.
You can also replace the yogurt with watermelon pulp and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients, apply the mask on your face, leave it until it dries and then use lukewarm water to remove it.
Now, next time you go shopping, make sure you buy some extra yogurt. This one is a great option when it comes to rejuvenating your skin. Thanks to its lactic acid, the yogurt works as a natural exfoliating agent, cleanser, and moisturizer. The use of yogurt as a facial mask will help you restore glow and radiance to your skin.
Just mix 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt with 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Use cool water to remove the mask. You can replace the honey with a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and gram flour. Put this mixture on your face and neck and leave it until it dries. Use cool water to rinse it off.
Bananas are an excellent moisturizer and go entirely with dry skin. They help rejuvenate the skin and reduce aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles.
Simply mash a banana and then mix it with a few drops of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of organic honey. Put it on your face, leave it for 20 minutes and then use water to remove the paste.
If there’s no day going by without your cup of pleasure, you should know that tea will help you if you use it on your face as well. Rich in antioxidants, the green tea will rejuvenate your skin and help you fight aging. It also prevents sun damage acting as a natural UV.
Prepare your mask by using 2 tablespoons of brewed and cooled green tea and 2 teaspoons of organic honey. Mix the ingredients and apply the paste on your skin, leave it for 15 minutes and then use water to rinse it off. You can replace the honey with a ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and a little turmeric powder.
Don’t expect these ingredients to do miracles if you don’t take care of the rest. The rest means the following:
- Remember that you are what you eat. Take care of your skin from inside out. Eliminate unhealthy foods and introduce fruits, vegetables, fish oils and nuts like almonds and walnuts into your diet. All of them will contribute to the health of your skin.
- Don’t go to bed without removing your makeup. This is one of the essential beauty care to-dos. Your skin needs to breathe. So, allow it to do so by eliminating the beauty products you use before going to sleep. Rose water will help you with that.
- Keep your skin hydrated by having enough water and using a moisturizer.
- Slow down aging and avoid dryness by quitting unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking.
- Use a sunscreen each time you go out in order to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
- Make sports activities a priority. They will improve your blood circulation and help you eliminate toxins.
- Make sure you get enough sleep. When you skip rest, your skin will show it.
- Go for quality beauty care products as well as natural products like the ones mentioned above. Choose the ones that match your skin type.
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