In the market, there are numerous skin care products that promise to give you smooth and flawless skin, they can be expensive and some even have harsh ingredients that can damage your skin. Fortunately, your skin can become smooth and clear with the help of some readily available home remedies.
Home remedies to get smooth skin:
One of the most important things you can do for smooth and glowing skin is drink plenty of water. Your aim should be to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Water helps the body flush out toxins and waste. However, avoid sugary drinks, alcohol and carbonated drinks. Also try to eat fruits and vegetables that are high in water content. Washing your face at least twice a day with water will also help improve your skin’s health and appearance.
Put your face over a bowl of boiling water and let the steam moisturize it for two to three minutes. This helps in removing dirt, dust and oil from the pores of the skin without aggravating pimples.
Besan, milk and juice of organic lemon:
Make a paste with besan and milk. Stir till it is smooth and free of any sticky substance. Then add 3 -4 drops juice of a lemon and mix well once again. Now apply this mixed natural cream on your face and wait till it is dry. Wash completely with normal water and then pat dry your face. Try this method for 2 – 3 times a week and then see the difference in your skin texture. You will like the smoothness of your skin.
Rub an ice cube on your face to improve the blood circulation. Also, if you are going in a party or in a special occasion, rub an ice cube before putting on the make-up. This will help the make-up to last longer, and the make-up won’t smudge.
Alternatively, put a few drops of your favourite moisturizer on the ice cube and massage it on your face. This will instantly freshen up your skin and give it an instant glow.
Take rice and make a fine powder in the grinder. The powder should feel like a smooth white scrub. Mix enough milk in it to form a paste. Apply it on your moistened face and scrub your skin for 15-20 minutes. The paste will fall automatically while you rub your face. Let the whole scrub fall, and then, wash your face with cold water. Rice will exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells. It will improve the blood circulation. As a result, you will get the smooth, clean, blackheads-free glowing skin in minutes.
Green apple works great in bringing back the lost glow. Apply the pulp of green apple on your skin. This will not only make your skin radiant and fair, but also circulates the blood well.
Oats work as a great scrubber and give your skin the shine and smoothness. Take ½ cup of oats and pour a little warm water in it. Leave it for 5 minutes. Water will help in forming a thick paste. Apply it on your face and gently rub and massage in a circular motion with your fingers. Rub harder around and on the nose to remove blackheads, for 15 minutes. Then, wash off with cold water. This will make your skin smooth and fair.
Take the pulp of papaya, avocado, and cucumber and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of cream in it to make a smooth paste and apply it on the face. Leave this pack for 20 minutes. Next, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Fruit pack will add glow on your skin that you always wished for. If you have oily skin, avoid cream as it will make your skin oilier. Instead of cream, use 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth.
Take a tablespoon of milk and add a few drops of lemon to it. Massage face and neck with this milk. This will soften and moisten your skin naturally, within a few minutes. Wash off the face after 20 minutes. You can also add a pinch of turmeric to the solution.
You can also take a few strands of saffron and soak it in 2 tablespoons of milk cream for overnight. Mix this pack in the morning and apply it on your skin. Saffron will give your skin a healthy glow while milk will lighten your skin colour.
Dissolve an aspirin in a little water and then apply the paste to the spot for no more than five minutes. The reason this works is that aspirin and baking soda contain the same acid that many acne treatments use to exfoliate dry skin and decrease redness.
Moisturizing honey masks:
Make sure your hair is pulled back from your face before starting one of these recipes. Your face will feel clean and soft afterwards. Scoop a generous spoonful of honey into your hand and spread all over your face. Rub it into your skin and let sit for 5-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Combine 1 tbsp buttermilk, 1 tsp honey, and 1 egg yolk. Apply to clean skin and let sit 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Lemon-honey facial treatment:
This is a fun one that’s a bit different. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate. Cut a lemon in half and remove the seeds. Add 1 tsp honey to one of the lemon halves. Rub the cut side all over your face. Let it sit 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Aloe vera is another wonderful natural ingredient used in a number beauty recipes to maintain smooth and clear skin. It helps treat acne, fade blemishes and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it on your skin a few times a week. Alternatively, combine one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, two teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey. Apply this mixture on your face and neck and rinse it off after 15 to 20 minutes. You can use this face mask a few times a week.