In times of celebrity selfies and social media, skin standards can seem unrealistically high. Especially if it is based on something you've viewed on the internet, it's probably a filter responsible for it. However, that's not to say skin shouldn't be maintained. If there's anything you should wish for your skin, it shouldn't be for it to be without visible pores or stubborn stains that won't fade. Wish for healthy skin because when skin is at its optimal health, it glows from within and has a naturally plump and dewy look.
Healthy skin unfortunately isn't the stuff Instagram filter and overnight detox drinks are made of, however. If you're truly on the quest to find skin that's luminous and bouncy, it is a complex blend of what you put inside and what you apply outside. Sticking to the right diet, exercising regularly and hydrating enough are important and so is a strict skincare routine with occasional homemade concoctions. Home remedies can play a very important part in a skincare routine as they are easily accessible, inexpensive and simple enough to whip up in minutes. The next time you've got time on your hands and skincare on your mind, head straight to the kitchen and whip up these 5 home remedies to get healthy skin at home.
5 Home Remedies To Add To Your Daily Skin Care Routine
We've got 5 home remedies for you which are effective but never harsh and easy enough to add to your skincare routine every other day.
1. Turmeric, Besan And Rose Water Face Pack
Combine 2 tablespoons of besan flour powder with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and cold rose water in proportion to form a paste of thin-consistency. Apply to your face and neck, allow it to dry for 1 hour and wash off with warm water. While turmeric is naturally anti-bacterial, it works in tandem with besan which reduces excess oil and rose water that calms skin.
2. Almond Oil Face Massage
Apply 4 - 5 drops of almond oil over your face enough for it to form a film. Now using a stone roller, motion it from inwards to outwards and bottom to top on different areas of the face. Use short motions without moving in the opposite direction and do so with a gentle hand that's light on pressure. Continue for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water and cleanser. Almond oil is a deeply nourishing agent for the face which is further enhanced by the massage which promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage.
3. Raw Milk, Saffron And Sandalwood Face Mask
To 3 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, add 2 strands of saffron and 4 tablespoons of cold raw milk enough to form a liquidised paste. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then apply over face and neck and allow it to dry naturally for another hour and a half. Milk works on banishing dullness while saffron and sandalwood are brightening agents.
4. Aloe Vera And Honey Face Mask
Mix 2 tablespoons of cold aloe vera pulp or gel with 2 teaspoons of honey. Blend well and apply over the face and neck. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. Aloe vera calms inflammation and irritation while honey improves its hydration.
5. Cucumber And Yogurt Face Mask
Blend 2 tablespoons of finely ground cold cucumber pulp with 1 tablespoon of cold yogurt. Whip to combine and apply over the face. After 30 minutes, wash with cold water and cleanser. This supremely cooling combination works well on over-heated, sunburned skin.
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