Most of us tend to stay unconcerned about our skin either because we are ignorant of the damage that we expose our skin to, on a daily basis or because of sheer negligence on our part by not paying enough attention to our skin.
Even though, you might get lured into buying many skin care products marketed by various beauty brands, you should pause and look through the ingredients and the harsh chemicals that you might be inadvertently, exposing your skin to.
Moreover, with a plethora of ingredients stocked up in your kitchen that can be used for taking care of your skin, you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive skin care products and cosmetics. Read on to find out different ways of pampering your facial skin using home remedies that help you in maintaining the health and harmony of your skin.
Tips For Skin Care At Home
Avocado Facial Mask
Nourished with powerful phyto-nutrients, healthy fats, natural oils and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E, avocado offers remarkable benefits to the skin by hydrating, moisturizing and softening the skin. It lightens and gives you an even and an excellent skin complexion, both when consumed as a part of your diet and when applied topically.
To treat yourself with an avocado facial mask, mash a fresh, ripe avocado and add two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of milk and apply it gently on your face and neck. You can also add a few drops of olive or almond oil for an extra moisturizing effect. Allow it to stay for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
Egg White Mask
Enriched with B-complex vitamins, egg white serves as a very effective remedy for repairing and rejuvenating damaged skin. It acts as a natural cleanser by tightening skin pores, thus aiding in getting the skin rid of pollutants and the harsh chemicals found in skin care products. It also moisturizes and hydrates the skin, thereby giving a temporary lift to your face.
To make an egg white mask, separate the yolk and whip one egg white in a bowl. Add other natural ingredients like honey or oatmeal to eliminate acne, acne scars and blackheads. Apply it on the face as a thin layer and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash using lukewarm water to obtain a healthy and a glowing skin.
Yogurt, Honey And Olive Oil Face Mask
Yogurt aids in improving skin complexion and makes your skin soft and smooth. Olive oil moisturizes the skin leaving you with an even tone and a glowing skin. Rich in vitamin B and C, honey acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin by rejuvenating and giving a radiant look to your skin. Mix one teaspoon of yogurt, one teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl. Apply it on the face starting from the chin and move upwards using small circular movements. Allow it to stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Packed with powerful anti-oxidants like vitamin C, banana acts as a deep cleanser for obtaining a silky and a smooth skin. By flushing out damaging free radicals from the skin, it helps in curing acne and in the removal of acne scars and blemishes.
Apply a smashed banana mixed with milk evenly on the face and the neck and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse using cold water to obtain a clear and a glowing skin.
Papain, an active ingredient of papaya helps in digesting dead skin cells and proteins and also promotes cell renewal. It is also rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E, which flush out toxins, thus aiding in whitening and clearing the skin. Mix mashed papaya with honey and apply it on the face. Wash using lukewarm water after 20 minutes to obtain a fresh, glowing skin.
Gram Flour Mask
Gram flour acts as natural cleanser for improving your skin’s complexion. It can be applied on the face on a daily basis by mixing it either with milk, yogurt or cream for obtaining a soft and a clear skin.
To make this remedy more effective, first wash your face using raw milk and lemon to remove dead skin cells. This remedy works best for rejuvenating damaged skin, which has been exposed to excess of cosmetic products or to environmental pollution.
Pineapple is one of the most effective remedies to help you retain a youthful skin by beating the symptoms of aging. Over a period of time, free radicals accumulate in the body, thus causing considerable damage to the skin. Packed with potent anti-oxidants, pineapple rids the skin of all the damaging free radicals, thereby imparting a healthy glow to your skin. Apply pineapple pulp or juice on the face for about 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Oatmeal And Lemon Face Pack
Oatmeal is known for its ability to speed up the process of shedding dead skin cells, thus acting as a powerful exfoliator to help you deal with a dull and a dry skin.
Mix oatmeal with lemon juice and olive oil and heat the mix. Smoothly apply it on the skin and wash your face using warm water after 20-30 minutes. This face pack helps in drawing out excess oil from skin pores and reduces blackheads.
Turmeric Face Pack
Curcumin is the ingredient present in turmeric that makes it a widely accepted remedy for killing bacteria and for reducing inflammation of the skin. It is a very effective remedy to cure acne, blemishes and red spots associated with acne. Giving your skin a clear appearance, it whitens and beautifies your skin. Mix one teaspoon turmeric with half a teaspoon of lemon, cucumber juice and milk. Apply it on the face and leave it on for about 20-30 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Packed with essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, vitamins and amino acids, it is most often used for balancing the pH of the skin and for warding off bacteria, thus serving as a natural remedy for acne and blemishes on the skin.
It is used mostly as a toner because of its ability to absorb excess oil from the skin that causes zits and pimples. Dilute one part apple cider vinegar with one part water and apply it on the skin using a cotton swab. Its sulphur content gives you an even and a lighter complexion by fading off sun spots, age spots and discoloration of the skin.
The importance of proper skin care for maintaining a healthy and a youthful skin cannot be emphasized enough. The aforementioned home remedies not only help you in getting rid of all the pollutants and environmental toxins that penetrate through your skin, but it also gives you an ever-lasting, healthy and a radiant skin, which both beautifies your skin and reflects your overall health and well-being.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.