What can be better than a bright glowing complexion? While much of your skin tone, type and complexion is down to your genes and heredity, there is lots you can do to improve your skin. First I’ll give you some great Home Remedies for Glowing Skin that anyone can use, then show you treatments for different skin types, and finally tell you some of the best foods to eat for healthy and blemish free skin!
Make sure to test each remedy on a small part of your skin first, to check for any reactions – it’s rare but it can happen!
Once again, apple cider vinegar turns out to be an invaluable ingredient in our home remedy tool kit! This home remedy is suitable for all skin types form sensitive to oily, although do try it out in a small place first just in case.
Simply apply (raw organic) cider vinegar to a cotton pad and rub on your face, neck and hands. Leave the vinegar to dry and then you can apply your moisturizer and makeup as normal. This remedy helps to get rid of blackheads, reduce any blemishes and small spots that you may have and even out skin tone.
You can do away with a lot of bought products with this simple home remedy for glowing skin. And by reducing the amount of chemicals you put on your skin this will also help you to have a radiant complexion!
You can get Apple Cider Vinegar from Amazon or iherb. I recommend Bragg’s because it is organic and contains ‘the mother’ (meaning it is raw not pasturised).
Note of warning: If you are going into the sun, then do rinse it off first as it may cause burns. Alternatively just apply it at night time before you go to bed.
Sensitive Skin Tip: Many people find this actually cures their sensitive skin issues, and a little bit of redness after applying is normal. However, should you find that your skin is reacting, try diluting it half and half with water.
If you feel you would like to exfoliate but don’t like or don’t want to buy cosmetics, try this fantastic home made Sugar Exfoliator.
You can also find this natural Brown Sugar exfoliator from Majestic Pure if you have less time but still want to go the natural route.
While the remedies above are great for anyone, here are some fantastic skin treatments specific to your skin type. Many of these remedies come from the Ayurvedic medicine tradition. Enjoy!
Egg White Anti Wrinkle Face Mask – beat the white of an egg and apply on your face, starting rubbing it in upwards. When it dries wash it with cold water, this tightens your skin and helps to prevent wrinkles
Papaya Glow – Not only is eating papayas great for your skin, but so is it’s skin! Take a bit of peel and rub it on your face for a lovely glow. Fresh is best but you can keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 days.
Apple cleanser – Apple peel makes a great natural cleanser.
Ice cube circulation booster – Rub an ice cube on your face then pat dry. This improves your circulation which keeps skin looking fresh and healthy. For an even better boost boil some lemon grass in a cup of water and let dry, then make into ice cubes.
Fenugreek exfoliator– soak 2 to 3 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind them into a paste then rub in small circles on your face. Let it dry, then wash off with cool water. Helps get rid of blackheads and excess oil.
Cucumber facemask – Extract the juice of a cucumber then put on your face and leave to dry. Wash off and pat dry, this refreshing home remedy will refresh and tighten your skin
Wheat Flour Oil Remover – Make a paste using about two tablespoons of wheat flour and water, and put on your face stroking upwards. Leave to dry, then wash off with cool water. This will take away lots of unwanted oil.
Sweet Banana Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer – Get half a ripe banana, mash it up and mix with a teaspoon of honey and apply. When it dries, wash it off with cold water, this will moisturize and tighten your skin!
Milk Treat – Take 2 tablespoons of milk and gently rub it into your face, working upwards – this keeps skin nice and supple. If you don’t have spots you can add 1 quarter of a teaspoon of salt to the mixture, for extra power.
Peanut and honey moisturizer – Take 3 tablespoons of peanuts (uncooked) and crush and make a paste with milk. Then add about a quarter of a teaspoon of honey, rub gently into your face and leave to dry, then wash with cold water and pat dry.
You can apply the remedies above to the relevant places on your skin. Most combination skin people (like me) have an oily T zone (forehead, nose and chin) so apply the oily remedies here, and normal or dry on the other parts.
The lemon grass ice cube tip (above under normal skin) works as a great cleanser for night time, getting rid of all that excess grease and grime.
Dull skin, spots and uneven skin tone can be made worse by, or even caused by bad diet. Most people know that cutting down on greasy and junk foods are good for your skin, but did you know that eating the right things is even more important?
Here are some foods and vitamins that if you introduce into your diet, your skin will love you for it! Many vitamins require other vitamins to work properly, so try to eat a wide variety of foods. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
To find out more about how you can get glowing skin (and even get rid of severe acne) by improving your diet you should definitely read this.
Vitamin E – The best vitamin for nourishing your skin.
Foods high in Vitamin E: Almonds, Pine nuts, Peanuts, Sunflower seeds, Paprika, Basil and Oregano, Olives, Spinach
Vitamin C- great for your immune system and skin.
Foods high in Vitamin C – Bell Peppers, Thyme and Parsley, Broccoli, Kiwi, Papaya, Acerola Cherries, Oranges and Strawberries
Zinc – helps to make sebum, which many acne sufferers don’t have enough of. Zinc also helps make elastin fibres that help your skin structure to stay strong and resist wrinkles.
Foods high in zinc – Oysters, Toasted Wheat Germ and Sesame seeds
Selenium – a vital mineral in protecting you against free radicals (which not only damage your skin but can lead to cancer) and boosting your immune system.
Foods high in Selenium – Brazil nuts – Just one brazil nut a day can give you enough selenium
Vitamin A – keeps your skin cells strong and repairs any damage, important for glowing skin and great if you are suffering from premature aging
Foods high in Vitamin A – Mangoes, Paprika and Cayenne Pepper, Sweet Potatoes, carrots, Spinach, Butternut Squash, Lettuce, Cantaloupe melons
B vitamins – great for keeping you healthy inside and out – Niacin is a B vitamin and is great if you suffer from blemishes or acne since it is anti-inflammatory so will soothe your skin and lessen redness and blotchiness.
Food of the Day! – Baked potatoes with their skins – as well as having vitamin c, niacin and fibre, they also contain a vital mineral to help vitamin c and zinc make those elastin fibres which help you fight wrinkles!
If you’ve been eating unhealthy foods (and it’s easy to do!), you could really benefit from a detox before changing your diet. This can do wonders for your skin. A great one to try is the Master Cleanse, but it can be a little tough to stick to without some help. Here’s a great program that helps you do this effective detox and become healthier inside and out! – The Master Cleanse Book.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this page! Test them out and let us know which Home Remedies for Glowing Skin work the best for you!
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