Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
Home Remedies by Sheetal Rawal
We all want that natural glow on our skin, right? You know what we mean: it is skin that seems to glisten in the light. Not only does a healthy glow make our skin look absolutely stunning, but it is also a great sign that our skin is well cared for and healthy. However, while all of us want a natural glow, we normally don’t get one naturally. We either take routine visits to the med-spa and/or we use products that are laden with harsh chemicals on our skin, both of which can backfire and harm the skin.
Instead, have you considered using natural ingredients on your skin to get that stunning glow? Natural ingredients, when used correctly, can work their magic on your skin so that it looks glowing and beautiful without harsh chemicals. If you’re curious to learn more, we have 3 DIY home remedies that you must try today. Even if you already use all-natural skin & hair products regularly, you can still go the extra mile and use these home remedies on your skin to ensure that your skin will look more glowing.
1. Tomato & Rice Flour Home Remedy to Brighten Up Your Skin & Minimize Oiliness
If you have oily/acne-prone or combination skin and your skin is looking a little dull, you should try the remedy found below. This DIY contains tomato and rice flour. Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene a carotenoid and an antioxidant that can neutralize free radical damage done to your skin cells. Tomatoes are also believed to be a natural source of sulfur, which gives it pore-cleansing properties. Meanwhile, rice flour can absorb excess oil without causing any dryness. Together, these two ingredients can clean your congested pores and get rid of any impurities that are causing your skin to look lackluster and uneven. After using this remedy, your skin may start to look more glowing naturally.
2 tsp. of rice flour
15 drops of lemon juice
⅛ tsp. of turmeric powder
Fresh tomato juice, as needed
Mix the rice flour, lemon juice, and turmeric together. Add enough tomato juice to the mixture until you get a thick paste.
Apply and leave it on for 12 to 15 minutes.
Use 1 to 2 times a week.
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2. Tomato & Aloe Home Remedy to Moisturize & Firm Up Your Skin
You can also use tomatoes to get glowing skin that exhibits no signs of aging. That’s because tomatoes contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been linked to promoting collagen synthesis, and collagen is a protein that your skin needs in order to stay taut, wrinkle-free, and elastic.
When you’re done with that tomato, you can finish off by moisturizing your skin with aloe vera. Aloe vera is supremely nourishing to your skin due to the number of nutrients found in it. For example, auxins and gibberellins are plant hormones that may encourage cell turnover within your skin. Plus, lines and wrinkles are far more noticeable when your skin is dry, so it is important to keep your skin hydrated so that it looks glowing and youthful.
As you may already know, tomatoes are not the only natural ingredient with Vitamin C in them. We have many Vitamin C-based home remedies, and if you are interested, click here.
1 tbsp. of fresh tomato juice
1 tbsp. of aloe vera gel
The clay of your choice (bentonite or fuller’s earth [Multani mitti]), as needed
Mix the tomato juice and aloe vera together. Add enough clay to the mixture until you get a thick paste.
Apply the mask and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Wash the mask off with warm water. Follow with a daily skin care routine based on your skin type. Click here to find out what your skin type is.
Use 1 to 2 times a week.
3. Saffron & Orange Juice to Reduce Dullness & Exfoliate Your Skin
Last but certainly not least on this list of home remedies is saffron and orange juice. Why saffron and orange juice? Saffron is an Ayurvedic herb treasured for its skin-beautifying properties. Saffron contains a host of antioxidants, namely crocin, crocetin, and safranal, which, as we mentioned above, are essential to stop free radical damage and keep your skin healthy. Orange is a good source of citric acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that can exfoliate the dead cells on the upper layers of your skin, allowing newer cells to come to the surface.
Since saffron and orange juice are quite potent, you only need to use a little bit of both. Saffron requires just a few strands so you don’t have to worry about wasting any of this expensive herb. Orange juice, however, can irritate your skin if you use too much because of the citric acid; therefore, you should never use orange juice (as well as lemon juice) on your skin undiluted. Make sure to follow the remedy below very closely to get the most out of these 2 stellar natural ingredients.
3 or 4 strands of saffron
1 tsp. of water
1 tbsp. of fresh orange juice
½ tsp. of Vitamin E oil
Place the saffron and water in a bowl. Let the saffron sit in the water until it loses its color. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the orange juice and Vitamin E oil to the saffron water. Emulsify the ingredients together with a fork.
Dab the remedy on your skin and leave it on for 12 to 15 minutes.
Wipe off the remedy with a wet towel. Then, use your toner,
Use 1 to 2 times a week.
To watch a visual demonstration of our tomato & aloe vera home remedy, watch the video below. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
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Go natural. It is good karma!