Do you have a wedding to attend in a week’s time? Do you have no opportunity to go to the spa or parlour due to your hectic work schedules and household chores? Your kitchen will come to your rescue and your grandma’s home remedies will be your saviour. You can achieve the desired glow and freshness on your skin within 7 days. Yes! It is possible with these natural home remedies. All you need is simply to take out 10 minutes of your day, either early in the morning or before sleep. If you follow any of these regimens on daily basis, you will surely be going to awe the onlookers with your shine as you enter your grand party!
List of 13 Home Remedies Get a Glowing Skin in 7 Days
1. Pep Up Your Skin with Papaya
Papaya contains an enzyme called Papain that is anti-bacterial in nature, aiding damaged skin and hence enhancing the skin texture for smoothness. You must use this fruit for its natural bleaching properties, which will help in diminishing the scar appearances.
You should cut ripe papaya into pieces and mix it with one tsp of sandalwood powder and one tsp of honey. Now, grind this mixture to make a smooth paste. You must apply this paste to your face and neck area and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water. After patting dry your skin with a towel, apply rose water on your face with the help of cotton. If you follow this remedy once a week, you will surely see a change in the appearance of your skin tone.
As a natural source of Vitamin A, papaya can give your skin a natural glow. Papaya is rich in Vitamin C that helps you get rid of dryness and wrinkles. In addition, it is loaded with vitamin E that improves blood circulation and boosts the overall health of your skin. Papaya also has beta carotene, which lightens the skin’s complexion and makes your skin appear brighter and younger.
The best part about papaya is that it’s a great source of collagen that keeps your skin firm and plumper. It also keeps you looking younger for longer.
Add a tablespoon of grated papaya to a glass of cold water and wash your face with it. You can use a spoonful of papaya pulp to make a paste to exfoliate your skin or combine it with lemon juice to brighten the complexion.
2. Mint the Glow
One of the most popular summer ingredients in your kitchen can be really effective in bringing the glow to your skin instantly, all because menthol has cooling and soothing properties. Mint is also effective in fighting skin infection.
To achieve results, mix one tsp of mint powder with one tbsp each of plain yogurt and fuller’s earth. Make a paste and let it get properly soaked for ½ hour. Stir the paste to make it smooth and apply on your face. Allow it to dry and then wash it with lukewarm water. You will notice the instant glow. Keep the practice of applying this face mask once every week.
3. Squeeze The Juice Of Lemon
Boasting anti-tanning properties, lemon is the perfect source that helps in removing dark spots and blemishes. You must have heard your mother or grandmother asking you to apply the lemon juice on darkened areas as a natural remedy. This holds true even today! The citric acid works wonders in removing dead cells and Vitamin C triggers the process of cell renewal.
Simply, apply the lemon juice on the dark areas like elbows, knees, blemishes etc. for about 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Now, you should rub cucumber slices on your skin as this will further cool and soften your skin! You can do this daily.
You can also mix the one-half lemon with one to two tbsp of raw honey and apply it on your face. Allow it to dry for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse.
Caution for not applying the lemon juice on cuts and wounds, so as to trigger a burning sensation. Also, do not expose your skin to sunlight, while the lemon application is on!
4. Have The Smoothness Of Honey
Honey works magic for any skin. For those having dry skin, mix honey with cucumber juice in equal proportions and apply on any parts of your body. Let it on for 15 minutes before you rinse it off with cool water.
Also, milk when mixed with honey in equal proportion and applied will enhance the smoothness and glow of the skin. However, those having oily skin should use low-fat cream milk.
5. Oomph Your Skin with Oatmeal
Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and proteins that help in cell growth. Hence, this one ingredient in your kitchen really can be your beauty secret. Scrub your skin with oatmeal to generate an instant glow as it will remove dead cells from your skin. To make the scrub, mix 2 tsp oatmeal with ½ tsp cinnamon powder and 1 to 2 tsp of milk and blend them together to form a paste. Scrub this paste on your face in circular motions for about 15 minutes and now rinse with warm water.
Another oatmeal pack you can make by mixing it with little turmeric and a few drops of lemon to make a thick paste of it. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for a few minutes. Now, wash this mask off with warm water.
6. Get Pinkish Glow with Tomato
Tomato acts strongly as a skin lightening agent as well as absorbs excess oil from your face. You should apply the pulp of raw tomato on your skin and allow it to dry. Now, wash with water. This simple, quick and effective home remedy will give your skin an instant pinkish glow. You can do it daily to achieve wonderful results in a week.
7. Sass Up Your Skin with Sandalwood
You have heard of sandalwood being a part of many cosmetic and beauty products. Yes, sandalwood makes an ancient home remedy for good skin. For a sandalwood pack, make a paste of sandalwood powder and turmeric. Add almond oil to it. Almond oil is rich in vitamin E. Now, massage this paste on your face in a circular motion. After some time, rinse it off with cold water. The pack will lighten your skin and give an instant glow if followed for a week.
8. Go Green In Approach
We all know that green tea is rich in anti-oxidants and is advised to consume daily. It has flavonoids that maintain collagen production in the skin, hence improving the elasticity of the skin. However, no one would have ever told you about the green tea scrub that you can use for an instant glow.
To make a face mask, boil green tea leaves in water and then let them cool. Take 2 tbsp of boiled green tea water and mix it with brown sugar. Now, add 1 tsp of cream to the mixture and blend well. Scrub this paste on your skin in circular motions for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
9. Mesmerize Your Skin with Multani Mitti
Multani mitti or fuller’s earth face pack is again an ancient remedy to get glow at home. It acts as a cleansing mask for its high absorbent properties. To make this face pack, mix 1 tsp of Multani mitti with 1 tsp of curd, 1 tsp of besan and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and little milk to form a paste. Now apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Fuller’s earth gives instant shine to the skin!
10. Jasmine Like Glow
This remedy will fragrant your skin like a jasmine flower. Get some jasmine flowers and crush them. Now, mix it with 2 tbsp of yoghurt and 1 tbsp of sugar. Apply the paste on your face for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This will help lighten your skin tone and give you an instant glow!
Turmeric is one of the best anti-aging ingredients available in the market. The versatile herb boasts anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it helps in improving the texture and shine of your skin. Turmeric contains antioxidants that prevent cell damage and UV rays from aging your skin. With its ability to stimulate your metabolism and burn fat at a faster pace, turmeric possesses multiple skin-benefiting properties. To improve your skin’s complexion, sprinkle turmeric powder on your face. It is known to remove the tan from your skin and make you look younger. Turmeric can also help get rid of wrinkles, suntan, pigmentation and acne.
Mix 3 tablespoons turmeric powder, ½ tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon olive oil. Mix them well and apply the pack to your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, rinse it off in lukewarm water. You can do this thrice a week for better results.
12. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains phytochemicals that provide a significant amount of skin benefits. These include vitamin C and vitamin E that give the skin much-needed protection against free radicals.
- Aloe vera gel: Is used for external use as well as for therapeutic purposes. It moisturizes the skin, promotes skin rejuvenation, and cleanses pores. In addition, this gel helps to balance the skin pH, remove dead cells, and improve moisture balance. Aloe vera is one of the simplest remedies for glowing skin.
- Aloe vera juice: This juice is considered one of the safest home remedies for glowing skin. It also contains vitamin C and has anti-aging properties that help rejuvenate the skin and fight against the signs of aging.
13. Dipping in a cold water bath
As mentioned earlier, cold water helps in closing up pores, and thus it helps in exfoliating and softening the skin. While you may not like doing this every day, you can try it once every week for 10 minutes. After which:
- Scrub your face with a clean face brush, a loofah or a rough sponge.
- Take a cold shower.
- Dip your face into the bathtub and scrub your face for a minute or so.
While you try these home remedies, there are some basics that you must make a part of your daily skincare regimen.
- Focus on a healthy and nutritious diet. Replace oily, fatty and junk food with green leafy vegetables, fruits and salads. What you eat highly affects how your skin looks!
- Do wash your face regularly, at least thrice a day. However, use soap face wash only once or twice a day.
- Take a minimum of 8 to 9 hours of sound sleep daily. Being a sleeping beauty is not bad at all! In fact, it makes you look fresh and glowing.
Glow like a real goddess!!