A glowing, head-turning skin is something almost every woman aspires to. Besides the fact that clean and healthy skin is aesthetically pleasing, psychologically speaking, it greatly boosts self-esteem by making one feel beautiful. Achieving this needs a total shift in one’s lifestyle habits and perseverance. Sleep deprivation, pollution, stress, damage caused by ultraviolet rays coming from the sun, and excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption can affect the appearance and quality of the skin.
Do not think you have to throw money at a skin care specialist, because this can just as easily be done from home, using natural, organic remedies. Follow this guide to find out how to get healthy, glowing skin at home.
Olive oil is a great moisturizer for the skin that should be used more widely than it is. There is a consensus in the scientific world that olive oil is very beneficial to the health.
Moving on, the main health qualities olive oil are as follows:
- Its abundance of vitamins including D, K, A, and E
- Powerful antioxidant properties – it protects the skin from the progression of cancerous cells with the help of an element called squalene.
- Potent anti-bacteria – when it comes to acne, using soap made out of olive oil can help reduce the effects of acne by fighting the bacteria that causes it.
Here’s a simple recipe you can easily make at home:
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- A towel
- Warm water (don’t overheat it)
Pour two, three drops of olive oil on the tips of your fingers and spread it on the face and neck. Massage yourself in circular motions for three minutes, focusing on the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Next up, submerge the towel in a bowl of warm water, squeeze the towel and place it on the face for 40 minutes. It’s recommended to do this before going to bed. After a while, it will give your skin a natural-looking shine as well.
As a matter of fact, in conjunction with olive oil, you can use homemade tanning oil. A uniformly tan skin has the benefit of looking healthier or more beautiful than fair skin. If done with measure, a tanned skin will not only improve your mood, but it will increase the levels of vitamin D.
Carrot Juice Recipe
Carrots are known to be high in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that the body transforms in vitamin A upon consumption. Its many beneficial effects include repairing dead skin tissue and protection from ultraviolet rays.
The recipe is simple and straightforward. You will need:
- Four to six carrots
- One small piece of peeled ginger
As for the recipe itself, first you have to cut the carrots and ginger into small pieces. Squeeze the juice out of them and combine it with water to lower its consistency. Drink this as soon as you get up in the morning every other day.
Like olive oil, the antioxidants from the carrots will eliminate any free radicals from the body, giving your skin a glowy, healthy look. The beta-carotene will also enhance the skin’s texture and improve your eyesight.
As a caution, use milk only if you have dry or normal skin. If it’s oily, applying milk will not only spread the acne but actually worsen it.
Milk has been used for generations for its skin care qualities. Allegedly, Cleopatra preserved her beauty by applying milk and honey on her face on a daily basis. It contains vitamin C, saturated fat and loads of calcium.
To prepare this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- Two teaspoons of milk
- One teaspoon of gram flour (besan)
- One teaspoon of honey
Like all home recipes, it’s is very easy to prepare. Create a homogenous paste by mixing all the ingredients mentioned above. After that, all you can to do is spreading it all over the face and wait about 20 minutes until it dries off. When all is said and done, wash your face with warm water. Do this twice a week.
As a side note, honey can be as effective as milk when it comes to skincare because it also kills dead skin cells and it can be used to fight aging.
You don’t need the help of a specialist to achieve healthy, glowy skin when you can do this from the comfort of your own home, using natural, organic recipes. You can either apply them all in rotation or choose the one that best suits your needs. Either way, if you follow these treatments, your skin will look better than ever in no time.
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