As a baby, we all have the perfect skin; soft and smooth. With age, as stress, pollution, untimely food and sleeping habits creep into our lives, our skin succumbs to harshness and slowly gets tanned, rough and debris-filled until and unless we take proper care and nourishment.
From my years of experience, I have come to know a few at-home skin care tips that are helpful to get a radiant skin. These can be made from simple things available at home for our daily purposes and also have no side effects, unlike the chemical based products available in the market.
Unboiled milk is a great cleansing agent of the skin. Regular application of milk on the face will remove the dirt that keeps accumulating within the pores of the skin. It is the best home therapy to open the pores and cleanse them effectively. For advanced cleansing, a few drops of raw lime juice can be mixed with milk before applying.
An age-old skin companion for woman is turmeric. Even now, woman in the villages follow this practice of applying turmeric to the face on a daily basis. Turmeric is a good anti-septic and kills any unwanted growth of microbes on the skin surfaces. Also it is known to prevent hair growth on the face giving a brighter look to the face. Turmeric can also be made into a paste by mixing equal parts of sandalwood powder and a few drops of milk. Apply this paste evenly over the face. Sandalwood has the property of keeping pimples away. So this mixture is a boon to woman who are prone to pimples and those with oily faces.
Seldom known skin care tip is the use of tomato juice over the face. Fresh tomato juice when applied on the face is known to give a glow. Regular consumption of tomato juice too has the same effect.
Another greatly appreciated skin remedy is Aloe vera. It is a succulent plant that can be grown in households. I would say it is one of the essential plants that all homes must have. If the leaf of Aloe vera is crushed, it gives out a gel like substance. Extract the Aloe vera gel, dip cotton into it and gently apply over the face. Let the gel dry for a while. Wash with water and be surprised to feel the suppleness back on your face.
Yet another helpful skin care ingredient is honey. Honey can be either directly applied on the face or can be mixed with a few drops of milk before applying. Honey gives a natural glow and makes the skin soft.
Instead of going crazy behind expensive chemical-based products, such home care solutions have proven to be effective for skin care. People who do not find change after regular usage of home remedies can also try ayurvedic products.
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