Have a presentation at work and you woke up late? So how do you go about your whole beauty regime before rushing to office? Well, in moments like this one, you NEED something that can give you instant glow without taking much time. Also it should be readily available, right? This brings us to the 10 home remedies for instant glow.
Every day, our skin battles so many evils: From pollution and Ultraviolet rays to chemicals and lack of a good and nutritious diet. After fighting all this, it is bound to look exhausted and dull. In order to make sure your skin is not destroyed because of these daily tussles and to make it look healthy, bright and beautiful instead, try these home remedies.
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Along with these, you also have to take care of your diet and exercise if you want the glow to be there long-term. We have shared some extra tips at the end of the post.
10 Home Remedies for Instant Glow
Not many people know this, but oats are a natural scrub. When you rub them into your skin, they lend it an instant shine and suppleness that would give cosmetic scrubs a run for their money.
To try this home remedy, take half a cup of washed oats. To this cup, add some lukewarm water. Let the oats sit for about 5 – 6 minutes. This is done to ensure that the oats paste is thick enough. Now, apply the paste onto your face. Slowly and gently rub it into your skin. You need to massage your face for about 15 minutes. Massage in circular motion. Around the nose, rub a little harder. Also on the nose, the massage should be a little rigorous in order to get rid of the blackheads.
Lastly, rinse out with cold water, and tada! You have an instant glow!
2. Honey and Lemon
In a small cup, mix a tablespoon of lime juice and two teaspoons of natural honey. Blend well, making sure the honey has dissolved fully.
Now wash your face with water and dab with a towel, leaving the face moist. Apply the honey and lemon mix, and let it be for about 20 minutes. Rinse out with cold water.
Since natural honey and lemon are both bleachers, applying their mixture will give your skin an instant glow and radiance.
3. Rice flour
In the mixer, grind some rice flour. Make sure you have powdered it smooth. Now add some milk and mix to form a smooth but thick paste. Apply this on your wet face. Massage well so that your skin gets scrubbed properly and also so that the blood is circulated through your entire face, correctly. The paste will help get rid of dead skin cells, automatically making your skin look fresh and glowing.
4. Sandalwood Powder
In a cup take four teaspoons of sandalwood powder. Add few drops of rosewater, and form a paste. Apply the paste, gently rubbing it onto your skin. Leave the paste on for about 15 minutes. After that, wash out with cold water. Pat dry with a clean soft towel. DO NOT RUB.
Apply some skin moisturizer, and you are good to go!
5. Eggs & Honey
Take a couple of eggs. Separate the whites. Next, to the egg whites add two teaspoons of honey and blend. Apply the mix on your face. Let it remain as a mask for 15 – 20 minutes, after which you should wash it off with cold water. You will see the difference almost immediately.
Honey smooths our skin and as a result brightens it up. Egg whites, on the other hand, tighten the pores making the skin look younger.
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6. Yogurt & Honey
In a small cup, take 5 teaspoons of yogurt. To this, add two teaspoons of honey. Now blend them well, forming a paste. Apply the paste while rubbing it on your skin. Let the mask remain for 15-odd minutes, after which you should wash it off with cold water.
While yogurt is a natural moisturizer for the skin, natural honey cleanses the skin and works as a great toner.
This face pack should be used once daily.
Alternatively, you can add 2 teaspoons of honey to 5 teaspoons of raw milk. To the mix, add 2 teaspoons of gram flour. Form a paste and rub it onto your face. This too gives the face an instant glow.
7. Tea Scrub
In a bowl take a cup of water and bring it to boil. Now add 2 teaspoons of tea leaves to this water. As soon as the leaves start coloring the water, remove it from fire and let it cool to room temperature. Now add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar to the tea water. Also add 2 teaspoons of milk cream to this. Mix the ingredients to form a paste. Now apply the paste on your skin and massage slowly and gently. Leave the mask on for about 10 to 12 minutes, post which you should rinse your face with cold water.
In a cup, take 6 teaspoons of milk. To the milk add a couple of drops of lemon. Apply the mix onto your face and massage well. Also apply the paste on your neck area, because that goes uncared for though it is noticed as much as your face.
After massaging for about 5 minutes, leave the pack on for another 20 minutes. Now rinse off with cold water. If you want, then you can also add some naturally grounded turmeric powder to the mix.
Alternatively, you can add some strands of saffron to 5 teaspoons of milk cream. Leave the strands submerged in the cream through the night. Next morning, apply the pack on your face and neck. Saffron or ‘kesar’ gives the skin a natural glow while milk acts as a natural bleach.
This one is easy and almost entirely effortless, but it is one of the best ways to make your face look instantly bright, healthy and younger. Take an unpeeled potato. Slice it. With two slices, rub your skin in gentle, circular motion. This should be done for just 5 minutes. And voila! Your skin looks as good as new!
Potato slices work because potato is a natural bleach that can revivify the skin in a matter of seconds.
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10. Red clay
Red cay contains iron oxide which absorbs harmful impurities and dirt that are usually clogged into our pores. These impurities make our skin look dull, and therefore, when they are removed, the skin automatically starts glowing.
Natural hone and turmeric, as I said early on in this post, lend a natural radiance to the skin owing to their antioxidant ability. The peel of an orange can work as a great exfoliant and also as an amazing bleaching agent.
For the red clay pack, all you require is 2 teaspoons of red clay powder, that you can purchase for your nearest beauty store. You will also need half a teaspoon of grounded orange peel and a pinch of naturally crushed and smoothened turmeric. And finally half a teaspoon of natural honey and a couple of drops of natural rosewater.
Blend in all the ingredients and form a consistent paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck area. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes. After that wash off the mask with lukewarm water. Then rinse with cold water for a supple skin.
You must apply this pack, every two times a week for best results.
Extra tips for instant glow
- If you need to look your best, and have no time, just rub a cube of ice onto your skin, before you apply any makeup. Rubbing the ice cube gently on your face, with not only allow better blood circulation, but will also help your makeup last longer. To the cube, you may also add a couple of drops of a mild moisturizer. This will lend your skin instant glow.
- You should drink a lot of water to keep the skin soft and lively.
- Every night before you sleep, remove your makeup, no matter how sleepy or comatose you feel.
- Dodge chemical skin products. Go for natural remedies and naturally manufactured skin care items to lessen the damage caused to your skin.
- Enhance your daily diet by including more green veggies and seasonal fruits.
- Exercise for a healthier skin because the more you sweat out by working out the more radiant the skin becomes.
- Before you apply a face mask, always cleanse and exfoliate first. You need to remove the dirt and impurities cogged up in the skin pores, before providing the skin nutrients through the mask.
- Cleanse and exfoliate your skin before applying any face mask for added benefits.
- Natural olive oil is very good for our skin, especially the cheekbones. It lends them a pink glow almost instantly. Also, it fights ageing of the skin.
- Always apply sunscreen before stepping out of the house, even when there is no sun or if it is raining.
That is all we have today on home remedies for instant glow. Did you find the remedies useful? Let us know if you have some remedies up your sleeves. Would love to learn from you.
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