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Home Remedies For Glowing Skin: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021

What are the Home Remedies For Glowing Skin?

Needless to say, many people have a desire to have flawless glowing skin. However, due to pollution and junk food consumption, the skin loses its sheen and radiance easily. To recover the lost beauty, certain home remedies can be used. Some effective home remedies are:

  1. Turmeric and Besan paste:

    Turmeric has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory chemicals that remove harmful skin damaging substances from your skin and also increases collagen production to keep your skin glowing. Besan face pack is one of the best home remedies for glowing skin.

    Direction:Prepare a paste of turmeric and Besan with sufficient milk or water. Apply the paste on the neck and face and clean it after 20-30 minutes. Do this 2 times a week until you get the desired results.

  2. Warm coconut oil:

    Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants that help to improve skin tone. Also, it traps moisture and nourishes your skin with fatty acids.

    Direction:Massage lukewarm coconut oil in a circular motion on your face for 10-15 minutes and leave it overnight. Do this regularly before going to bed to have healthy and glowing skin.

  3. Honey:

    Honey is anti-bacterial and also contains antioxidants which makes it extremely beneficial for your skin. It helps in removing acne and treating dull skin.

    Direction:Apply one teaspoon of honey on your face and massage for 10-15 minutes and leave it on for another 10 minutes. Wash your face with clean water and experience the soft, glowing skin.

  4. Sugar:

    Sugar is an efficient skin softener and exfoliator. It can be conveniently used anytime to get better skin.

    Direction:Make a mixture of equal quantities of sugar and curd or fresh cream. Apply this paste gently on your face and surrounding neck areas and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.

  5. Aloe vera gel:

    Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that exfoliate and condition your skin and repair dead skin cells.

    Direction:Make a paste of 1 tablespoon of aloe Vera gel, 1 pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey, and milk. Mix these well and apply on your face and leave it for 20 minutes before cleaning your face with lukewarm water.

  6. Oilive oil:

    olive oil contains antioxidants properties that prevent early aging of the skin. Olive oil repairs the damaged skin cells which results in shiny glowing skin.

    Direction:Massage with a few drops of olive oil on your face in an upward direction. Now, place a towel dipped in warm water on your face after squeezing for about 1 minute.

  7. Orange:

    orange juice is a rich source of Vitamin C which can help in detoxifying the skin. Orange juice also contains citric acid which helps in controlling acne and makes the skin firm.

    Direction:You can either drink a glass of orange juice every morning or you can make a mixture of a few pieces of orange with milk and apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes.

  8. Milk:

    Melanin pigment which leads to darkening of the skin is controlled by a hormone Tyrosine. Milk helps to regulate the Tyrosine level in the skin which results in glowing skin.

    Direction:Apply raw milk gently on your face and neck and massage in an upward direction for 2-3 minutes and leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it.

  9. Yoghurt:

    Yoghurt is one of the best home remedies for glowing skin as it contains lactic acid in it. Lactic acid present in the skin helps to reduce the fine line and wrinkles and gives a smooth texture. Add yogurt to your diet or you can also apply yogurt directly on your skin to reduce the tan and sunburn.

  10. Drink water:

    Drinking a sufficient amount of water helps to flush out the toxins and free radicals produced in the body. Water also keeps your skin hydrated and soft. Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water daily.

  11. Almond, saffron, and milk:

    Almond, saffron, and milk help your skin to glow. Saffron is known for its use for glowing skin. Almond and Saffron have antioxidant properties that help to prevent the skin from the sun radiation and keep it healthy. Milk contains vitamin and essential nutrients for glowing skin.

  12. Carrot, bitter gourd, and tomato juice:

    carrot, bitter gourd purifies the blood by removing free radicals produced in the body. Carrot also contains some essential vitamins that can help to improve skin texture.

  13. Baking soda:

    Baking soda has basic pH which helps to neutralize the skin pH. Baking soda also helps in removing dead skin cells which results in exfoliated skin. You can mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and honey to make a paste and apply on the face.

  14. Quit smoking:

    Smoking is one of the major reasons for premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. You should stop smoking if you want glowing skin.

Summary: Glowing skin can be achieved by applying turmeric, besan, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, milk, olive oil. Eat healthy foods like carrot, bitter gourd, tomato, almond, saffron, and yogurt. Stay hydrated and stop smoking.

Are there any side effects of remedies for glowing skin?

The suggested ingredients generally don’t show any side effects but if you’re allergic to something mentioned in the list, you may feel itchiness and irritation on your skin with minute rashes and redness.

If you feel uncomfortable applying any of the ingredients on your face, then immediately stop using the remedy and wash your face with cold running water.

Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

If you want to maintain soft glowing skin, then continue using the remedies as per the given instructions. But you can eventually reduce the frequency of these remedies.

Try to avoid consuming junk food regularly as it makes your face oily and dull. Carry an umbrella and use sunscreen lotion to prevent your skin from getting exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Summary: Follow the guidelines if you want to maintain glowing skin. Avoid junk food. Use sunscreen lotion and carry your umbrella. Stay hydrated.

How long does it take to recover or to get glowing skin?

You can get glowing skin even within 7 days if you follow the instructions and guidelines provided in the remedy section.

Summary: You can get glowing skin within 7 days if the guidelines are followed. Stay hydrated.

Are the results of the home remedies for glowing skin are permanent?

The result of the remedies is not permanent. If you don’t refrain from having unhealthy junk food and stop using the remedies then eventually your skin will revert to its previous state.

Summary: No, the results of the remedy are not permanent if you don't adapt to a healthy lifestyle.

Is there any training or experts required to perform these natural remedies for glowing skin?

The remedies mentioned here are extremely fundamental and purely natural. So, it is not required to have the expert knowledge to implement any of these remedies.

Summary: No, training or expert assistance not required to follow these remedies.


Side Effects: Low

Time for Recovery: High

Price Range: Approx Rs 10 - Rs 500

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Written ByDr. Neha Anand Gadodia MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,DNB - Dermatology & VenereologyDermatology

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