There is no one particular aspect of our body or being that determines the quotient of our beauty. It is a combination of a healthy body, a well shaped structure, good skin and beautiful hair with a proper body language that makes a person look beautiful. An urban life consisting of extreme exposure to dust, pollution and dirt can take a huge toll on the health of our skin and hair, the two most important components of beauty. Bad food habits, lousy lifestyle and a city life that is deprived of organic natural surroundings makes it difficult for us to stay healthy and beautiful. To combat harmful chemicals and pollution affecting our skin we apply dozens more chemicals in the disguise of beauty products.
Although with the development of technology beauty products now a days are scientifically created to provide the skin the exact requirement it has, yet one cannot deny the harm even if negligible, that is done by the chemicals present in these products. Therefore, it is always advisable to use home remedies to treat skin problems instead of spending a bomb every month on cosmetics and beauty products. Following are seven essential home remedies for beauty concerns or problems. These are things available mostly in your kitchen and hardly need much preparation before you apply. There are no side effects with magical and almost immediate results.
Home Remedies For Beauty Problems
Cleansing With Gram Flour Paste
Every beauty regime must begin with a thorough act of cleansing the skin. Healthy skin essentially needs to be squeaky clean. Gram flour or the paste of soaked gram has fantastic cleaning properties. It not only removes impurities and excess oil form the surface of the skin but also tones and nourishes it. To do this soak three tablespoon of gram in a cup of water and leave it overnight. The next morning grind it to a thick paste. Apply this paste onto your face and neck and let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off with water once dry.
Honey And Sugar Face Scrub
Often cleansing is not enough to remove all the impurities as well as dead cells from the skin. A gentle scrub is necessary to exfoliate dead skin layer and let new skin resurface. Once of the best ways to scrub your face gently yet effectively is by adding half a table spoon of sugar granules to a table spoon of honey. Add half a table spoon of olive oil to the mixture if you think it is too sticky. Rub this onto your skin gently till the sugar melts. Wash off with cold water and you will feel the instant difference emerging.
Milk And Turmeric Moisturizer
Turmeric has medicinal and beauty properties known to mankind since ages. It is a spice that is hugely used in India both in food and as a beauty product. It has antiseptic properties and helps improve the complexion and tonal quality of your skin. Turmeric can both be consumed and applied onto your skin. However, when turmeric is added to milk and applied to skin, it acts as an excellent light moisturizer that imparts a healthy glow. Take two tablespoon of thickened milk or full cream milk and add the paste of half an inch of turmeric root to it. Soak a cotton ball into this milk and apply onto your face and neck. Leave it on for 5 – 7 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This will help moisturize your skin without making it feel oily or sticky. However, if your skin is very dry you may add a teaspoon of honey to it too.
Cucumber To Remove Tan
Exposure to sunlight is one of the most harmful reasons behind the loss of glow from our skin. The ultraviolet rays of the sun do a lot more damage than meets our eye. Sometimes a tan rips us of our natural complexion. To remove an unwanted tan use fresh cucumbers for a week and see the huge difference. This is the simplest possible way to remove tan because all you need to do is cut slices of the cucumber and rub it on your skin for 5 – 10 minutes, followed by a cold water splash.
Neem(azadirachta Indica) Face Pack
Neem is a very common tree in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh known for its magnificent anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. The leaves are used to make medicines, it can be used as disinfectants, it keeps acne and pimples at bay, skin rashes and allergies away and a lot more. A few leaves of neem can do greater wonder to your skin than you can imagine. Make a paste of fresh or dried neem leaves and apply it on your acne and pimple affected areas. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water. Do this every alternate day for 2 weeks and your skin will be flawless.
Sandalwood Face Pack
This might be a little expensive to afford for the regular beauty regime but sandalwood has some amazing effects on our skin. Sandalwood powder is readily available in the market and has a beautiful fragrance that will enliven your senses while imparting a glow to your skin. Take a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and dilute it with rosewater to make a thick paste. Apply this paste thinly to your face and neck. Wash it off with cold water once dry. Ayurveda has hailed sandalwood as a divine ingredient often incidental in making skin look and feel almost divine.
Orange Peel Powder Face Pack
The peel of an orange has citric properties that help increase the brightness of your skin. To make the face pack dry the peels of oranges in sun for 4 -5 days. Once completely dry, grind it to a coarse powder and add coconut oil to it. Rub the mixture on your skin for 2 -3 minutes moving in gentle circular motions and leave it on for 15 minutes. Finally wash your face with cold water.
You must realize that no matter how much beauty treatment you apply to your skin you must give enough importance to a healthy diet, proper sleep, proper exercise, drinking loads of water and lot of happiness to have a glowing skin. These home remedies will definitely impart an added glow to your beauty but you must smile, laugh and enjoy yourself to the fullest to help your skin to do the talking for you.