[toc]Skin care industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the recent decades, but human beings have always considered skin care as a necessity for beauty.There are various factors which affect the health of our skin, the greater contributors are exposure to sun, pollution and aging. They result in creases and lines due to loss of elasticity.
There can be some other problems which can be extremely bothersome, like dark spots, rough skin, acne, and black heads etc. The oily skin and dry skin conditions need different types of routine skin care. There is absolutely no need for anyone to go to either a doctor or to any expensive skin care shops, unless there is a skin disease.There are plenty of proven homemade remedies available that are very effective to maintain a beautiful as well as healthy skin.
8 Home Remedies For Skin Care
Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and zinc. They have enzymes too to nourish your skin. Pumpkin is especially useful if you have dry skin. Make a puree of pumpkin and apply it on your face. Leave it for fifteen minutes and wash.
Papaya is a common fruit found in your kitchen. It contains a natural enzyme called papain. This enzyme helps in clearing up the dead skin layers, which makes it a natural exfoliator.
The overripe parts of the papaya fruits which you may want to discard from you fruit salad will prove to be the best home remedy to reveal the unwrinkled and fresher skin. Puree a little papaya in your blender and apply it for 15-20 minutes on your skin, wash your skin thereafter.
Yogurt is an excellent home remedy to look after your sunburnt skin. It is considered the best home remedy to soothe your sunburnt skin. It allows the skin to breathe while it soothes the inflammation and releases the heat. To get the best results apply cold yogurt for about fifteen minutes and rinse it off after that. It’s recommended that you use it once every one hour till your skin feels comfortable.
Milk contains lactic acid which helps the skin to get rid of the dead cells. Lactic acid is a wonderful stimulant to increase collagen production which helps in giving birth to the newer layers of skin. This quality of milk improves the texture of the skin.
One should use milk every night for the best results. We don’t need much of milk for this purpose. Just soak some cotton wool in milk and apply it on the areas which need care and wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Even coconut milk does wonders to the skin. Use the fresh milk of coconuts for that glowing skin.
There are many easy to use homemade remedies of honey as far as skin care is concerned. It brings radiance and glow to the skin. Honey is a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. It helps the skin from the damaging sun rays and allows the skin to rejuvenate and refresh itself, giving you a soft and supple skin.
You can make a honey and cucumber toner for your skin. To one cup of pureed cucumber add one tablespoon of honey and store it in a bottle in the fridge. Use it every night or apply on your face and neck, wash it off after half an hour. If you have an apple in your home, you can use it the same way as you will with a cucumber. The easiest recipe that you can use us to just add 2-3 tablespoons of honey to your bathing water, this is an excellent skin care recipe for those who have dry skin.
Lemon has multiple benefits for the skin. It can lighten your complexion as well as can be used as an exfoliant. You can make a mask for your complexion by mixing one tablespoon of lemon juice to one tablespoon of cucumber juice and the same amount of tomato juice. Apply this mixture to the skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash it with warm water and thereafter apply moisturizer. If you have dry skin then use one tablespoon of lemon juice with one tablespoon of milk and the same amount of honey and apply wherever desired.
Rinse it after 15-20 minutes to use lemon as an exfoliant, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice to one tablespoon of brown sugar and the white of one egg. Massage this wonderful natural exfoliant on your skin using your fingers in circular motions over the skin. Keep scrubbing gently for 15-20 minutes and rinse thereafter followed by a moisturizer. You can make your own moisturizer which you should use every night. You need one part of lemon juice and the same amount of glycerin and pure natural rose water. Mix all the three ingredients thoroughly, store it in a glass bottle. You can use it as a night lotion and sleep with this lotion on your skin.
Cucumber is loaded with many micro nutrients like folate, phosphorus, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5. It has cooling and cleansing properties. The facial masks made with cucumber juice are helpful in tightening of the skin. Thin cucumber slices are widely used to give relief to the skin affected by the harsh sun rays.
You can make you own facial mask with cucumber. For this mask, you need a few leaves of fresh mint, some deseeded cucumber and one egg white. Blend them well in a mixer and apply on your face and neck. Leave it on for half an hour and rinse.
Chick Pea Flour (Besan)
Chick pea flour or gram flour has been traditionally used in many parts of the world as an essential ingredient for a beautiful skin. Women have been using it regularly. It has been used traditionally for bridal skin care along with turmeric. An effective body scrub can be made using 2 tablespoon of ground flour, 2 tablespoon of rice flour, the same amount of ground almonds, yogurt and turmeric powder.
A paste can be made using water and applied on the skin. It’s best to rub it on the skin to help exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off to find a radiant and silky smooth skin.