There are many things that affect our skin in a negative way, like pollution, harmful sun rays, lack of a proper diet and more. Here are some easy and affordable ways to take care of it.
Skin is the largest organ on your body but sadly, it doesn't get the attention it deserves. It gets brutalized every day because of pollution, stress, lack of sleep, lack of nutritious diet, harmful sun rays (UVA/UVB), excessive smoking and drinking alcohol. But, everyone can have glowing skin with a few basic home remedies. They are easy to do and are probably already in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.
Natural remedies are unlikely to have negative repercussions while other cosmetic products could have a reaction. Always do a patch test on your arm first before using it on your face, to ascertain there is no reaction. However, not all the remedies are about things we can apply to the skin to enhance it but also about how to improve nutrition and water intake.
Here are some homemade remedies for glowing skin:
The aloe vera tree leaves contain a jelly-like filling that is soothing and moisturizing for the skin. It also doesn't clog any pores and heals your skin. It can lead to new cell growth. So, use it after washing your face every day for healthy skin. It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants, which neutralizes free radicals. Begin with a patch test because it is possible to be allergic to it, according to Healthline.
Probiotic supplements are an easy way to improve skin and hair. Probiotics are friendly bacteria with health benefits which enhance your immune system, improve digestion, and reduce bloating and inflammation in your digestive tract, which is essential for good skin. You can get them from yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, and kimchi, according to Healthline.
When you mix some turmeric powder with chickpea flour and milk, you will get a thick paste that can be applied to the face. Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can rid the skin of damaging elements like free radicals. It can also improve collagen production while keeping your skin glowing, according to Stylecraze. The chickpea flour works as a cleanser that removes dead skin and other dirt particles from the skin.
There is a strong link between healthy skin and the amount of water you drink in a day. Our skin has cells that need hydration to work properly. So, at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water, around two litres, should be had every day. Sip on water throughout the day to stay well hydrated, even when you don't feel thirsty. It also helps in losing weight, according to Healthline. Not drinking enough water can also affect your physical health by impairing mood and giving you headaches.
Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and healing properties, but it may not work for everyone. Some people might be allergic to coconut and be prone to irritation. However, if you do decide to use it, it can be used as a cleanser and make-up remover. It can also soothe the skin and give it a dewy look. Coconut oil acts as a moisturizer for any part of your body. For the face, use a small amount, let it stay for a few minutes, and then wash it off with a cleanser.
This is a staple in many kitchens and is otherwise easy to source. You can mix some baking soda with extra virgin olive oil and honey to create a face pack. It can be used weekly as it exfoliates dead skin cells. It also balances the skin’s pH. Baking soda, like coconut oil, soothes and heals inflammations.