Very few people enjoy having a skin glowing with health. How well is one’s system functioning within, how one feels from the inside is what gets reflected on their skin. Skin that is healthy will look beautiful, will feel smooth, will have an even tone, will be well hydrated and will overall have a glowing effect.
The market is flooded with cosmetic products that claim to provide a glowing skin, but most of these are loaded with chemicals and toxic substances. They cannot be used on a long term basis. However, getting a glowing skin is possible with the use of natural ingredients as well.
Home Remedies for Glowing Skin
Eat the right kind of foods. Organically grown vegetables and fruits are free of harmful pesticides, something that will only disrupt the overall functioning of one’s system. By eating a nutritious diet one is investing in their skin, for feeding the skin with appropriate nutrients will give it the much desired glow. Foods rich in vitamin C will help in keeping the skin clear and flawless. Also, protein rich foods like seafood, white meat, whole grains, nuts, beets, broccoli, etc., are good for keeping the skin clear and glowing. Foods containing the essential fatty acid, omega 3, will help in preventing any inflammatory processes from happening within the body that could affect the health and overall appearance of skin as well.
Apart from having the right type of foods, drinking plenty of water also plays an equally important role in maintaining the health and glow of skin. Water works from inside as well as from the outside. Internally, it will assist the body in flushing out any toxins that do manage to get into the system. From the outside, it will help in unclogging skin pores and in eliminating excess dirt and oil from the skin’s surface.
Cleansing the face in the morning and before retiring to bed will also assist in getting a glowing skin. Just cleansing will not suffice though; toning and hydrating is also vital.
Getting a good night’s sleep, exercising regularly, and learning to tackle stress well is also essential to keep the skin beautiful and glowing.
Besides these, the use of face packs will provide additional assistance in giving the skin its glow. Below are some face packs that can be prepared at home.
- Blend about 4 drops of lemon juice in one tablespoon of freshly extracted tomato juice, apply and leave it on the facial skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. Doing this regularly will result in glowing skin, and will also help in closing any open skin pores.
- Carrots contain essential vitamins that are considered helpful for brightening skin. Applying a carrot mask regularly is said to delay skin wrinkling as well. Grind one carrot to a thick paste, blend in 1 tablespoon of honey and apply over the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
- Juice extracted from aloe vera can be applied over the skin every day. Apply and leave it on skin for 15 minutes. When done regularly, the skin will feel rejuvenated, well moisturized, soft, and glowing.
Face packs are to be applied only after cleansing the skin thoroughly. By following even some of these steps, it will not only give a bright look to one’s skin, even improvement in one’s overall health will be experienced.