Who does not like a glowing skin? Women usually keep on trying new products that hit the market every now and then. These products have chemicals mixed in it along with some natural ingredients that are mentioned on the pack. But in reality the chemicals do all the job of getting you a glowing skin.
These products can be a good remedy for instant glow but how fruitful are they in the long run?Exposure to chemicals and artificial products can be harmful for the skin and may even cause damage.
We usually do not know that there are home remedies that can help us get the glow we wish for without doing much about it. Let us look at some of the best homemade remedies that can do wonders for our skin and make it look fair and glowing.
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1.Milk and Bananas :
Milk has ingredients that make the skin soft and bananas have potassium and vitamins in it to make the skin glowing. Take two over ripe bananas and mix milk with it to make a paste. Apply it on your face and skin for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water to get the best results.
2.Papaya mask :
Papaya has Papain enzymes in it that help the skin to get a lighter skin complexion. It is a very common ingredient used in Korea and Japan for beauty products. Take a few slices of Papaya and mash it properly and apply this paste on your face and skin. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Repeat this for 7 days and get an instant glow on a daily basis. Papaya soaps are very famous in Philippines.
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3.Oatmeal Mask :
Oatmeal acts as an exfoliator and a scrub. Take cold milk and add a handful of oatmeal to it. Let it mix well and prepare a paste out of it. Use this paste to scrub your face slowly and gently. Scrubbing hard can damage your skin and you would not want that to happen. Keep on scrubbing for 5 – 10 minutes and wash it off with water. You will feel that your face has become fresh and fair at once. Use it regularly to get fair and glowing skin.
4.Yogurt and cucumber:
Take half cucumber and one tablespoon of yogurt and blend it well in a mixer. Apply this paste on your face and skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Cucumber and yogurt being cool in nature will help distress your skin and give a natural and fresh glow. Wash it with water and look at the difference instantly. It will also help from early aging as the skin will get nourishment.
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5.Crushed almond mask :
Almond is considered as the healthiest nut in the world. It has vitamin E which is known to give soft and glowing skin results. Soak some almonds in a bowl of milk overnight. Make a paste by crushing the almonds in the morning and apply it on your skin. The crushed nuts make a great scrub as well. This will help you to remove the dead skin cells on your face and give it a snow white tone. Wash it off with water and look at the radiant skin tone.
Lemon is acidic in nature and helps to get the excess oil out of your skin to give it a glow. All you need to do is squeeze a few lemons and apply this syrup on your skin and leave for 2-3 minutes. Make sure that you do not apply it for more that 2-3 minutes for the first time as it may give a burning sensation being acidic in nature.
You can increase the timings by passing days. People with dry skin do not try this as it may cause irritation. Those with normal skin may also give it a try. The best part about this is that it helps to remove the old scars from the skin as well.
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Sandalwood is a natural ingredient since ages and has also been used by generations. It is suitable for all skin types and is cool in nature. You can get a fair skin in just 7 days without doing much on your skin. It is an excellent remedy during summers after a long tiring day under the hot sun. All you need to do is grab hold of a natural sandalwood stick and grind it on a flat or a grind stone and get a running paste by adding some water to it.
There are pure sandalwood powders available in the market that can be added with rosewater and made into a paste. Apply and leave it on your face for at least 15-20 minutes. You can then wash it off with cold water. You will be amazed to see the results.
Saffron being one of the most expensive herbs has great qualities of getting a fair skin. You can check the purity of saffron by dropping a few strands of it in milk. If the milk turns red or golden then the saffron is pure. You need to soak the saffron in milk for about 30 minutes and apply this milk on your face to get a glow on your skin. Wash it after 15 – 20 minutes and repeat this for the next 7 days to get a fair and bright skin complexion.
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Honey is beneficial for almost all the skin types. It has antioxidant properties which help to get rid of fine lines and prevent it from reoccurring. It also has peroxide that helps in skin tone lightening. Honey can be applied on the skin and left for 15-20 minutes for a fairer complexion.
Potato contains Niacin and Vitamin C and makes a great skin lightener. Grate a potato and add some milk to make a paste. You may also mix it in a food processor to get a paste that looks creamy. Apply this paste on your face and let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. This paste can be used daily to get fair and glowing skin.
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11.Orange Peel :
Oranges contain Vitamin C and are a great ingredient for skin lightening. Dry some orange peels in the shade and grind it to make a powder. Mix it with milk and rose water to make a paste and apply daily to get a fairer skin tone.
Apple has maleic acid in it and is a great substance for skin tone lightening. You can mash an apple and add milk to it along with honey and apply on your face. Then leave it for some time for the paste to get soaked into the skin. The alpha hydroxyl acids help the skin to lighten naturally.
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Glycerine being a softener it also acts as a skin tone agent. However use it if you have an oily or dry skin as it will work wonders on it.
14.Milk cream :
Cream of the milk is an excellent moisturiser that is naturally available. It works wonders on dry skin. It has lactic acid just like pure milk and curd. Apply this cream on your face and wash it off after 15-20 minutes to get a soft and glowing skin instantly. You can use this continuously for 7 days to get a fairer look.
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15.Chickpea flour :
Achieving fair and glowing skin is not very difficult. Just try out these homemade remedies to get a fairer and glowing skin in just seven days at home without spending too much money on chemical based beauty products that are abundantly available in the market.