Every woman desires skin like a diva but not all are blessed with skin so gorgeous. And so, enter in the picture chemical peels, surgical face-lifts, Botox, or expensive hopes-in-a-jar. But what we tend to forget is to look around us because by simply using some household remedies we can get a beautiful and flawless skin.
Just by using the simple products available in the kitchen of every household, the texture of your skin can be improved.
Follow these simple steps to get your desired skin tone and texture.
1. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Now last but the least is an oldie. We have been always told in order to keep our skin bright and vibrant water level in the body should be maintained. At least 6-8 glasses of water should be taken in order to get rid of the toxins. Lesser the toxins and chemicals in the body the better it is.
2. Let Coffee Do The Trick
Coffee present in the kitchen of every household works wonder for our skin making it smoother and shinier. A handful of coffee (organic is preferable) works as an amazing facial exfoliate and body scrub. It helps remove dead skin cells also the caffeine present tightens and firm pores.
For problems like dry skin add 1-2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil.
3. Wonders Of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel is the definitive solution for all skin related problems. The nourishing and healing properties of Aloe Vera revitalize the skin thereby, giving it a more natural glow. Take 1 tbs of Aloe Vera gel, add a pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk to it. Apply this mixture on the face and neck evenly. Leave it until dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
4. Witness The Magic Of Fruits
There are lots of fruits and vegetables that can be applied on the skin that help in keeping the skin healthy. For instance, scrape off the inner peel of banana and apply it on your face, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse off.
Other fruits and vegetables that can be peeled off and used (inner and fleshy part) are:
- Pineapple – instantly brightens the skin,
- Citrus Fruits(Oranges, Lemons)- known for their astringent properties,
- Potatoes – helps in reducing puffiness
5. Take Regular Massages
Massaging regularly helps increase blood circulation which further improves the firmness of your skin. It also helps reduce the wrinkle formation. However, we should follow the right procedure while massaging for best results.
- Start from the chin area,
- Then move upwards towards your cheeks, eye area
- And then the forehead.
6. Working Out Is The Mantra
Exercising is the key to the healthy skin and body. Unfortunately, these days our routine has become such that the physical work and walks have been taken over by long hours of sitting behind laptop screens and TVs. A tad bit of working out is much needed to keep our body in shape and moving.
Working out also helps the blood transport vital nutrients to the cells in the body, and also helps remove toxins from the body.
7. Power Of Steam
One of the oldest remedies in order to get rid of any skin problems is steaming. Be it acne or anything else weekly steam helps enhance blood circulation and flush the toxins out.
What you need is a pot, stove and a towel. Heat water in a pot and once it done, put it on table. Drape the towel over your head like a tent and lean over the steaming pot. Hold the position for 5-8 minutes and then wash off your face with cool water to close the pores. (You can also add herbs like lavender, chamomile, etc if you like)
8. Take Cooler Showers
Water, too hot, whisks away the moisture from our skin making it too dry or cracked. So, in order to keep the moisture intact, we should avoid taking long hot water showers.
9. Wash Your Makeup Tools
The celebrity makeup artists that give tips on beauty and makeup, strictly suggest that the makeup brushes that we use regularly should be washed at least once a week, or else the bacteria accumulates on them. When we use the dirty brushes on our face, the bacteria react on our skin clogging the pores, outbreaks on skin etc.
So, in order to keep your skin healthy and vibrant, make it a habit to wash your tools with mild shampoo and warm water.
10. Reduce The Intake Of Sweets
Sugar intake should be reduced as sugar and other carbohydrates like white bread; white rice, and etcetera can speed up the zit formation in the body which leads to skin aging.