Glowing skin is all the time a sign for beauty and good health.
The skin is indeed a mirror for the body. And you may ask how? Look around and notice that many disease symptoms come as skin conditions, but this is not always the case.
What do you eat often? What your internal body state is? And how you take care of your skin from the outside? Have to do with your current skin state.
Many skin complaints occur from lack of care, over stress, air pollution, or improper skin-care routines.
Luckily, nature offers many easy and affordable solutions to the day-to-day skin problems we face.
One of the common issues is unclear skin full of impurities and deprived of proper nourishment.
Here are five natural treatments to have glowing and spotless skin.
As well as having an awesome taste that appeals to most of the world population, coffee also has amazing benefits when applied on the skin.
The reason why coffee is great for both your body and skin is its rich content of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.
Antioxidants like phenols help fight free radicals that may ruin your skin structure and makes it susceptible to damage.
Anti-inflammatory and other properties help control and soothe any irritation or inflammation.
Caffeine content does also have a widening effect on the blood vessels leading to better blood flow and more shine.
To form an easy coffee facial mask:
1. Mix some coffee grounds- freshly roasted- with a small amount of your favorite oil, suitable for your skin type, until you form a fine paste.
2. Apply the mixture to the skin and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize.
1. Blend equal amounts of honey and coffee with a few drops of pure rosewater.
2. Apply for 15 to 30 minutes.
3. Rinse off and then moisturize.
Turmeric powder and turmeric oil are a perfect choice for handling many skin problems.
Curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric, fights inflammation and lower oxidative harm.
Turmeric is also great for increasing blood flow, boosting collagen production, and repairing damaged skin tissue.
Turmeric, when used on the skin, helps to reduce acne and acne scarring, promote the healing of skin damage caused by hurtful sun rays or air pollution.
A turmeric face mask could be the best choice to help eliminate dark spots and soothe the look of clogged pores.
It is also used to treat other stubborn skin conditions like eczema and dark circles.
To prepare a healing and brightening turmeric face mask:
1. Mix half tbsp. of organic turmeric powder with 1 tbsp. honey.
2. Add to the skin and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Rinse off and moisturize.
Turmeric facial masks sometimes leave a yellow color on the skin. You can get rid of this by wiping your face with a cotton pad wetted with rose or warm water.
Aloe Vera gel
Large pores, sagging skin, and dehydration ruin how the skin looks and feels.
Used as a natural astringent, aloe Vera gel extracted from a plant or a ready to use pack helps to tighten the skin pores and deeply moisturize.
Aloe Vera gel is also known for its cleaning properties. It deeply cleans the pores of impurities and excess sebum, leaving the skin tight and clear.
Suitable for all skin types, Pure aloe Vera packed with antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E, and B 12.
Working together, the vitamin content and minerals existent in the gel immediately nourish the skin and give the skin a natural glow.
Aloe Vera gel can be used alone to clean, tighten, and nourish the skin or in a facial mask.
To form an Aloe Vera gel face mask:
1. Mix equal quantities of aloe Vera gel, honey, and a few drops of your favorite oil.
2. Message the mask gently on clean skin.
3. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Rinse off and use your favorite moisturizer.
If you chose a stored gel, make sure to choose a brand that is free of any hurtful preservatives that may irritate the skin and includes organic aloe Vera gel as the main ingredient.
There is a reason why the first image that comes to a person’s mind when we say cucumber for the skin is a woman putting on two slices of cucumber on her eyes while relaxing!
This is true because cucumber is at the top of the list when it comes to skin-care.
Cucumber juice, with the peel, is rich in many minerals like copper, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, silica, and vitamins the skin needs. In addition to that, it leaves the skin looking tight and healthy.
Cucumber juice can be made by mixing one medium cucumber with the peel in a blender and pouring the juice through a strainer.
The juice can be stored in a spray bottle and used as a refresh skin spray or be a part of a mask.
To form a cucumber face mask:
1. Mix premade cucumber juice with 1 tbsp. honey and some turmeric powder.
2. Spread over the skin, and leave for 30 minutes.
3. Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize.
Simple as the name suggests, it is water rich in minerals that absorb into the skin quickly and easily.
Rosewater can be made at home or purchased. In addition to its sweet antidepressant scent, rose water has great benefits for the skin.
It is a light skin moisturizer, and it helps to restore the natural PH levels of your skin. It is also effective in lighting skin complexion, soothing acne, and giving the skin a natural glow.
It is a quick and easy choice for after sun and after exercise skin-care.
Pure organic rose water free of preservatives is the best for your skin.
It can be used as a spray or combined in a mask to reap maximum benefits.
To prepare a rosewater face mask:
1. Mix equal quantities of rose water and honey.
2. Add oat powder or yogurt for maximum benefits.
3. Apply the paste to the skin and leave for 30 minutes.
4. Rinse off and moisturize.
Enjoy the fast and surprising results of these simple DIY face masks for an easy and long-lasting skin glow.
These home remedies may not give favorable results if not supported by balanced eating habits and a proper sleeping pattern.
Some skins may be allergic to any of the ingredients stated above. Make sure to make a patch test if you haven’t used them to your skin already. And if you suffer from a more serious skin condition, talk to your dermatologist.