There’s a lot that your skin can tell about you. It shows how old you must be, how you take care of your skin, what are your eating habits and how much water you must be consuming. Your skin is definitely the largest organ or your body and it absorbs literally everything put on it. Hence the dust, dirt, smoke, heat rays seep in and can make your skin look dull and lifeless. Added to that is the process of ageing.
It is easy for human skin to lose its glow in the polluted and unhealthy environment we live in. And while women try to look for every solution to this in the market, they never bother to look for the answers where it’s the most convenient – their homes! So here are a few ways in which you can get a clear and glowing skin, right under your nose.
Mint plants have menthol, which gives it the cooling effect. But more than just that, it is also the cleansing which gives you this sensation. If you have pimples, you simply need to apply fresh mint juice over face every night. If you need a full body soother, you can make a paste of mint and lemon juice. Mix this paste with warm water and apply all over your body. Stay like that till it dries, after which you can rinse with warm water.
It has also been found that mint paste as a face pack is great in treating insect stings, eczema and other similar skin infections.
Did you know that the transparent coconut water of young coconut contains exactly the same mineral content found in human blood? Just imagine what wonders it can do for your skin! Keep your skin blemish free by washing your face with the soothing coconut water. You can also make a paste of coconut milk and red sandal powder on your skin for a soft and glowing effect.
Papaya is not much known for its properties as a skin care product. The papain enzyme in papayas is known for its wound healing and antibacterial abilities. This enzyme also helps remove dead skin. With a regular application of the papaya juice, you can reduce freckles as well as brown spots which might happen due to prolonged exposure to sunlight.
You can make a useful mask out of papaya. Take ¼ cup ripe papaya, ¼ cup of cocoa, ¼ cup honey, 2 teaspoons of oatmeal powder and 2 teaspoons of cream. Mix all these and apply the paste on your face. Wash face with warm water after 10 minutes.
This ancient Indian herb has always had sacred significance. Since it is used abundantly by Indians, it is no surprise that the percentage of skin cancer in their country is very low. Turmeric is a fantastic herb for diminishing pigmentation and lightening blemishes. It also has antiseptic properties. If you have dark circles, you should apply a paste of turmeric powder and pineapple juice every day. A mixture of turmeric powder and some teaspoons of sugarcane juice help remove wrinkles. Turmeric powder and sandalwood paste is also great in rejuvenating dry skin.
5. Rice Flour
Rice flour is a much used ingredient in treatment of wrinkles, pigmentation and blemishes. Make cleansing milk, using rice flour and 2 tablespoons of non-fat yogurt. You can make a quick rice flour pack with a mixture of ¼ cup of rice flour, 1 tablespoon honey and ¼ cup of milk. Apply on your face and leave it there for 20 minutes. Rinse after that.
Try these remedies and let us know of yor feedback. Also, make sure you check our blog post on how your diet has a strong relation to the health of your skin.