HAFSAT ABUBAKAR ADAM
Does your heart die a little every time you see that airbrushed model puckering her pink, glossy lips, and her skin looking as if it’s been specially manufactured at a shop that boasts of super-awesome skin? Join thousands of women if it does. Apart from a minuscule few, most of us make do with the not-so-perfect skin we have. And to make things worse, factors such as pollution, bad lifestyle choices, and stress only make things worse.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. The dermis and the epidermis are the two layers that make up our skin. The epidermis layer is the outermost layer of the skin, and utmost care has to be taken of it since this is the layer that is visible to all. It is not easy to maintain the outer layer, but there are certain home remedies and tips that can help us maintain the glow.
The skin has to be protected from pimples, sunburns, acne, and aging. It is very easy to obtain flawless skin without spending a fortune with simple tips and some home remedies. Face wash and creams available in the market give us a flawless and lustrous skin, but only for a few minutes. To ensure that our skin remains flawless and glowing for a long period of time, we have to dig deep and improve the dermis—the inner layer of the skin.
Sugar acts as a good exfoliator for the skin. Mix equal quantities of white and brown sugar with a little water. Rub this mixture gently on the face for at least three to four minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. This not only exfoliates the skin but also leaves it glowing and youthful.
2. Raw Potato
Many people are unaware of the fact that potato is a natural home remedy for obtaining a glowing, fair, and flawless skin. Apply the juice of a raw potato on the face to make the skin glow, reduce pigmentation, and remove scars. After the juice dries out, wash your face with lukewarm water. It also helps in reducing sunburn and tan. Potato acts as a natural bleach for our skin.
Honey helps the skin glow and makes it flawless with time. For this, make a thick paste of honey and cinnamon powder. Apply on the face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Clean your face with lukewarm water and watch it glow!
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel leaves the skin flawless and reduces dark spots and scars. Cut an aloe vera leaf in the middle, extract the gel, and apply it on the face. You can also plant an aloe vera at home or buy a bottle of gel from a chemist store.
5. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has acidic properties and acts as a natural bleach for the skin. First, apply fresh lemon juice on the face. Then, rub the peels of the lemon on the face for at least five to seven minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This not only lightens the skin but also helps in making it look flawless, supple, and soft.
6. Paste of Tomato Juice, Curd, And Oatmeal
Mix tomato juice, curd, and oatmeal to make a paste. Apply it on the face and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and see the results. This pack helps in brightening the skin and also reduces dark spots, scars, and blemishes. If the pack is applied on a regular basis, one can notice the difference in the skin pretty soon.
7. Sandalwood Paste
Rub a stick of sandalwood with the help of rose water on a stone. Apply on the face and leave it to dry. Keep it for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and see the difference. Try and use a sandalwood stick instead of readymade sandalwood powder as it gives better results. Use sandalwood powder only if you are sure about its authenticity, else it can be disastrous for the skin.
Massage the face with the pulp of papaya at least once a week. Rub for 10 to 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. It is one of the best natural remedies for flawless skin.
Tomato has anti-aging properties and also acts as a sunscreen, especially during the hot summer months. An antioxidant, lycopene that is present in tomatoes helps in achieving a clear and flawless skin. You can eat them fresh or apply tomato paste on the face—the objective is to get it’s goodness into our body to get rid of open pores, pimples, and sunburn.
10. Egg Whites
Egg whites are excellent for skin tightening and pore reduction. Whip the egg whites until foamy, and then spread the liquid evenly onto your face. Allow it to dry, and then rinse it off after 10-15 minutes.
11. Raw Milk
Massage your face with raw milk in an upward motion for a few minutes and let it dry. Wash off with cold water after a couple of minutes. Raw milk helps to remove the tan and get a fresh glow.
With the help of these home remedies, one can get clear and flawless skin naturally at home, and without emptying the wallet.