Advertisements for cosmetics always assure us of youthful, radiant skin transformations. But usage of these products is neither a surefire method nor are they highly beneficial for your skin in the longer run.
So, there remains only one certified way to get that flawless, unblemished skin that you are dying for – home remedies. And here’s a list of five all-natural ingredients, each one guaranteed to supercharge your routine and give you the skin you always wanted:
Lemon is the one multipurpose ingredient you’ve got to use for radiant skin. It has natural astringent properties which tighten pores and reduce sebum secretion. In fact, it bleaches the skin to lighten the complexion with its natural acidic composition.
Lime juice is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which help new skin cell growth. You can directly apply it to the required areas or dab on the juice with cotton for about half hour daily.
Pro Tip #1: Don’t go out in the sun for at least an hour after you have applied it.
Tomatoes have natural bleaching and whitening properties that lighten skin. These fruits are rich in Vitamin C and have cooling properties making them great for treating damaged skin, especially for those who suffer from acne.
The tomatoes’ natural acidic composition balances the skin pH to prevent excessive oil and make it look brighter. Tomatoes contain anti-oxidant properties which fight against free radicals, maintaining younger-looking skin. Here’s a four-step method to use this red fruit for the best results:
- Apply tomato pulp to the skin and let dry.
- Apply a second layer of tomato pulp and let dry.
- Continue this process for 20 minutes.
- Rinse with water.
Yogurt not only enriches your health when you eat it, but this dairy product is also great for your hair and skin. And since it is rich in lactic acid, it has bleaching properties that help treat hyperpigmented skin by suppressing melanin production. Science-ey Fact: Lactic acid has gentle alpha hydroxy acids which act as exfoliators that clear off dead cells.
Pro Tip #2: To get faster results, apply unflavored curd on your face, then gently Massage and leave for 3-5 minutes. Following this, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Turmeric is widely used in our country to improve the skin’s tone – it builds melanin and maintains an even skin texture. It also has antiseptic and antioxidant properties that cure ailments. Here’s is how you should use turmeric:
- Mix the turmeric powder and milk cream.
- Apply to the skin.
- Leave until it dries and rinse with lukewarm water.
- Repeat regularly for the best results.
Cucumber helps a great deal if you want to whiten and brighten your skin. A boon to those with sun burnt skin, this veggie it soothes, calms and revitalizes sun-damaged skin with its hydrating properties. And off course, cooling cucumber nourishment helps get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles.
Here’s a simple recipe that’ll let you make amazing homemade cucumber toner:
- Peel the cucumber and cut into rough pieces.
- Grind it to make a paste out of it. Run this paste through a strainer.
- Collect the liquid in a container. (Pro Tip #3: There are lots of fancy spray bottles available in market these days. Try using one of those.)
- Refrigerate the container – use whenever you want to.
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