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Get Clear, Flawless Skin With Home Remedies

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We have shortlisted a few effective home remedies for clear, flawless skin that actually work to make your skin look clear & radiant. Surprisingly, these remedies require only natural ingredients.

How To Get Flawless, Clear Skin

Read on to find out some magical skincare elixir recipes that you can concoct with just a few simple kitchen ingredients, such as lemon juice, aloe vera, and witch hazel.

DIY Home Remedies To Get Clear, Flawless Skin

Natural Home Remedy #1

Oatmeal, Lemon Juice, and Honey

Oatmeal – a skincare wizard with some great properties, particularly for the acne-prone skin. Reach out for this humble grain, when you are on the hunt for a natural exfoliant, extra oil absorber, and a clean way to get rid of blemishes.

Looking for a natural blackhead remedy? Acetic lemon is the ideal addition to your natural beauty elixir. With the presence of citric acid along with vitamin C, as well as potent antibacterial properties, only a few drops of lemon are all needed to brighten your skin. Honey acts as sweet mediator between lemon and oatmeal, concocting the two together to form an anti-inflammatory gentle exfoliant and skin brightening facemask.

The combo of all these 3 natural ingredients creates a skin care treatment that’s gentle enough to apply on sensitive skin. Combine 2-3 tablespoons of oats, 1/4 teaspoon of honey and some drops of lemon together in a bowl. Blend well and then apply on to your face. Gently rub the oats into your skin, moving your fingers in a circular motion all over your face as you exfoliate. To get flawless skin, focus a little more on the areas prone to blackheads, such as your chin and nose, any dark spots and acne scars. Let the facemask sit on your face for about 10 minutes before you wash off with lukewarm water.

DIY Remedy # 2

Yogurt

Due to the presence of vitamin D & its probiotics properties, yogurt can be used in natural skincare treatment. While offering moisture, it targets pesky pimples. For the DIY skin remedies, use natural plain yogurt – instead of any flavored fruit yogurt. Give some extra love to your pimples, applying and leaving it on the pimples and acne-prone areas for about 30 minutes. Wash away and be ready to be amazed by how it’ll treat your pimples and oily skin.

When you have some free time on weekends, load up on Yogurt & Honey mask. This mask has our favorite natural ingredients – honey and yogurt – the estheticians use them to improve skin elasticity and amp up skin’s protection against the environmental harmful elements.

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Home Remedy # 3

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil works as an amazing natural sanitizer, anti-bacterial agent and acne fighter. It doesn’t leave your skin smelling like an antiseptic. Just put a few drops of tea tree oil directly on a clean, small cotton ball. Gently press the cotton ball over any acne breakouts or pimples. Make sure you cleanse your face before applying it.

Useful Related Post: How To Use Tea Tree Oil On Your Face

 

Home Remedy # 4

Witch Hazel For Flawless Skin

Since long, witch hazel has been one of dermatologists’ recommended natural remedies as well as one of the skin care solutions on the go. You can rely on this effective astringent to get rid of excess oil, clear your skin pores, and decrease any acne inflammation. It is so gentle that you can apply raw on to your face as a toner. Put a few drops of witch hazel over a clean, cotton pad until it’s moist. Gently pat over your face – and see how effectively it cleanses and brightens your skin.

And when witch hazel is combined with potent moisturizing ingredients, what you get is a toner that not only that invigorates dull skin, but also leaves it looking flawless, feeling refreshed and soothed.

Useful Related Post: DIY Witch Hazel Toner

Home Remedy # 5

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel has awesome anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a deserving candidate for a regular spot treatment in any skincare regime. You can count on this sunburn savior in summers. Just think if it can work wonders on sunburns, will it not do some kind of magic on your pimples.

Yes, you can use it as a spot treatment. Apply it to your problem areas in between cleansing & toning, or use as an overnight facemask by applying a thin, even layer over your face before hitting your bed and counting sheep. Rinse it off in the morning with cool-cool water and do your regular morning time skincare routine.

Just read this how versatile is this Dermatologists’ favorite for skin care.

Home Remedy # 6

Rose Water & Lemon Juice For Clear, Flawless Skin

Bring on the self skin care with Lemon juice – a powerful cleanser cum exfoliator that will help you nix acne causing bacteria and remove dead skin cells and pollutants from your face. Mix rose water with a few drops of lemon juice and apply all over your skin with a cotton ball. Reach out to your favorite Netflix show, leaving the mask on for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Pair rose water with aloe vera to create a gentle facemask at home that will help improve, even out and brighten your skin tone.

Useful Related Post: Aloe Vera & Rose Water Face Mask

Home Remedy # 7

Turmeric & Olive Oil

Make use of Tumeric’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. No doubt, it is a solid pick for bringing back glow to your skin and evening your skin tone. But you need to keep in mind, turmeric is mighty yellow – I warn you to mix it with a thickening component so as to avoid unwittingly dyeing your skin! We prefer pairing it with extra virgin olive oil, which works to repair sun damage.

When mixing these two ingredients, add just enough turmeric powder to extra virgin olive oil to make sure you get a bold yellow color, keeping the consistency closer to an oil than a paste. Leave the mixture on as a mask for 10 to 15 minutes, and then wash thoroughly with lukewarm water.

How To Do Facial At Home For Glowing Skin

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Read on to learn how to do a SPA like facial at home for getting bright, smooth & glowing skin on your face – Tips, Step-by-Step Instructions & Guide.

At Home Facial Steps & TipsIt’s a real relaxing & luxurious thing to get a facial at a spa. But you can get the same results by giving yourself a diy spa-quality facial at home.

For best results, you can do it once a week. Here you will learn natural at-home facial tips that go a little above and beyond the normal skincare routine.

6 Expert Steps For Best At-Home Facial

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Cleansing Skin

To get the best results, make sure to start on a clean canvas.

You don’t want your hair to come in the way during facial. So, use a hair band or headband or bobby pins to pull your hair back so that your face is fully exposed.

Wash your face using a gentle cleanser to remove all of the make-up. Warm water is the best temperature for delicate face skin, so use warm water instead of hot or cold water.

Here is a 2-steps cleansing method for the best results:

  • 1st Step: First cleanse with jojoba, sweet almond, or extra virgin olive oil to remove all of your makeup, products, and sebum.
  • 2nd Step: Now wipe with a water-based cleanser to clear your skin of any dirt, grime & sweat, leaving you with super cleansed skin ready for next steps.

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Exfoliating Skin

Dead skin cells on your face make it look a little dull. Exfoliating the skin is an essential part of any effective facial, including at-home facial. This step will help brighten your skin.

Use a facial scrub of your choice to gently slough of the dead skin, focusing on the problematic areas that are oilier or have clogged pores, such as the T-zone (forehead, nose & chin).

If you prefer a natural scrub, try any of the following combination.

  • 1 teaspoon milk, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground sweet almonds, 1 teaspoon organic honey, and 1 teaspoon water

And if you want to use a store-bought, use an enzyme or chemical exfoliator (like a peel) instead of a physical exfoliator (like a scrub). Physical scrubs can leave little micro-tears on your face, which can irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

Rinse your face thoroughly to wipe off all the traces of the facial scrub. You may use a washcloth dipped in warm water to scavenge off scrub from around your nose & eyes. Pat your face dry using a clean, soft towel.

Learn here: The Best Way To Exfoliate 

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Massage Face Skin

Massage enhances blood circulation, leaving your skin healthier & radiant. As your face is clean now, a facial massage will further brighten up your skin. Use your forefinger and middle finger to give your face a massage in gentle circular motions, before moving to the next step of the at home spa-like facial. 

  • Forehead, starting from the middle and moving down to the temples.
  • Nose & cheeks.
  • Lips, chin, and jaw.

Learn here: How To Do Facial Massage At Home?

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Purifying Skin Pores

Steaming your face helps open up the skin pores to prep your skin before application of a facemask, which helps pull out impurities. Remember not to over-steam your skin, as this can cause dryness. There are two methods to steam your face safely at home.

Boil a small pot of water on a hot plate or stove. Turn off the heat and stand over the pot with a towel draped over your head. This will ensure that the steam coming from the water is trapped around your face. Steam your face for about 5 minutes. Take care to come up for air when you need to.

Alternatively, soak a towel in hot water and place it over your face. Make sure the water isn’t too hot to burn you.

  • For a more spa like sumptuous experience, add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice to the water. You’ll get a steam cum aromatherapy treatment in one. My favorite essential oils for this purpose are lavender, lemongrass, rose, or grapefruit to lift my spirit.
  • If you don’t have essential oil, throw in an aromatic herbal tea bag into the water such as Chamomile, Chai and Peppermint tea.

Read here to learn: How To Do Steam Facial At Home 

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Use Facial Mask To Thoroughly Clean Your Skin Pores

You can choose a facemask based on your skin type & needs. But a clay mask will help draw out impurities (such as dirt, sebum and dead skin) effectively from your skin pores. Though you can buy a facial mask product from the store, but it’s easy and fun to make your own at home. Try one of these according to your needs:

  • For dry skin: mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 mashed banana
  • For medium skin: mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • For oily skin: mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon cosmetic clay
  • For any skin type: apply plain honey, which has antibacterial and moisturizing properties – good for any type of skin

Apply the mask over your skin, leaving the mask on for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, give this refreshingly, cool treatment to your eyes. Lie on your back and place 2 cool cucumber slices over your closed eyes. Or you can sit in a warm bathtub or warm shower – just kind of allowing the mask steam super gently on your face.

Rinse and Pat Dry Your Face

Use warm water to clear all traces of the facemask. Make sure to remove the honey from around your nose & eyes because if you leave it, it will feel uncomfortably sticky.

Read here for: Homemade Clay Mask Recipes

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Toning And Moisturizing Skin

You can use a homemade toner to brighten your skin and restore its balance. Though, you may use a store-bought toner, but many natural products that are generally available in your home will work just as well. Try one of these natural homemade toners:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon water
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon water
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of rosewater and 1 tablespoon water

Read here for: Cucumber Toner Recipe

The Final Step: The final step to achieve a radiant glow is to lock in hydration with a moisturizer that suits your skin type. This will keep your skin well hydrated, while preserving the results of the facial. Opt for a moisturizer that doesn’t has alcohol because this can cause your skin to dry out more quickly.

For those who believe in all natural homemade products, try one of the following:

  • Argan oil, almond oil or jojoba oil.
  • Aloe vera gel is another great natural moisturizer that contains healing properties as well. It’s particularly useful when you’re recovering from sunburn.

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Best Skin Care Routine For Acne Prone Skin

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Read on for a simple step-by-step acne prone skin care routine that will help you having clean, healthy and smooth, acne-free skin.

Best Acne Prone Skin Care RoutineAcne prone or sensitive skin essentially demands extra skin care. Acne treatment products will be of no use, if you are not following a proper acne prone skin care routine.

What is the Best Skincare For Acne Prone Skin?

You don’t have to use dozens of expensive acne treatment products to resolve your acne problems. What essentially needed for acne prone or sensitive skin is following a new and improved skin care regime.

We have asked a few skincare experts about what practices are most helpful for people having acne prone and oily skin. All of them advise being proactive rather than reactive. A proper cleansing skincare routine alone can help in preventing annoying future acne breakouts & blemishes.

Morning Acne Prone Skin Care Routine

The morning routine is all about protecting your acne susceptible skin from potential acne breakout.

Cleansing

While sleeping, you may toss and turn on your pillow, which can spread bacteria on your face. So, make a habit of washing your face first thing in the morning. It is recommended that you wash your face twice a day so as to remove the excessive oils and dead skin cells. This becomes more important when dealing with acne prone skin, otherwise the dirt, impurities and excessive oil can cause acne breakout.

Choose a cleanser that is specially formulated for acne. Broad guidelines are to opt for water-based cleanser that is oil free, with a low PH. Avoid using anything too harsh or drying as they can irritate your skin. Dermatologists recommend cleanser containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide because they help get rid of acne.

Tip: It’s recommended that you use your clean fingers to cleanse your face because cleansing brushes can spread bacteria.

Toner

Consider using a toner for additional cleanliness, but be careful not to overdo it. A toner helps clean the excess oil & gunk in the pores that may otherwise clog your pores, leading to breakouts.

Choose an alcohol free, calming formula. An option is to opt for a toner that contains Salicylic Acid, which helps exterminate the bacteria. In case your skin is really dry or sensitive, be careful when applying a toner (astringent) because it may irritate your skin. Select a toner that is right for your skin type or better don’t use one at all.

Note:

Take the toner on a cotton pad/ball and dab over the areas where you have acne. Use a fresh cotton ball for the rest of your face to prevent spreading of contamination.

Moisturize

What ever your skin type, whether oily or dry, it needs a moisturizer to stay hydrated. This is more so as some acne products can really dry out your skin. Use a light moisturizer that is oil-free and non-comedogenic because it won’t clog your skin pores. Opt for moisturizers that are specially designed for acne prone skin that contain anti-bacterial agents.

Sunscreen

Some acne products can increase skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Opt for a broad spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen. Again choose a sunscreen especially designed for acne prone skin.

Evening/Night Acne Prone Skin Care

It’s important that your skin breathes freely and repair itself at night while you sleep. For this follow these steps:

Cleansing

During the day a lot of dirt & grime get accumulated on your skin’s surface. Cleansing at night will serve dual purpose:

(i) Properly removing makeup to help keep your skin pores unclogged; and

(ii) Really cleansing your skin & killing bacteria.

Spot treatment

Using a spot treatment at night is the right time to let it work its magic as you sleep. Applying it after cleansing makes it more effective because the ingredients are allowed to work their way deep into the skin. Moreover, these products can target existing pimples, scarring and prevent new acne breakouts.

Important: General Acne Skin Care Tips:

(i) Wash your face two times every day. One, when you wake up and two, before going to bed. And remember as perspiration can worsen acne condition; therefore wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating such as after a workout session.

(ii) Opt for a non-abrasive, gentle cleanser. Best is to use your fingertips to cleanse your face apply. Never use mesh sponge, abrasive washcloth or anything else that irritate your skin.

(iii) Be gentle on your skin, and use alcohol free products. Avoid using products that may inflame your skin, which may include exfoliators, astringents or toners. Because these products can dry out your skin, and dry, red skin can aggravate acne conditions.

(iv) In case you have oily hair, shampoo daily or every alternate day.

(v) Do not pick. Control habit of touching your skin because this can lead to further flare ups and increases risk of scarring.

(vi) Try to stay out of the sun. Tanning not only damages your skin, but some acne products/medications can make your skin very sensitive to sunrays.

(vii) Exfoliation: Consider exfoliating your skin once a week to cleanse skin pores & get rid of dead skin cells that can otherwise clog pores & cause acne breakouts. Don’t exfoliate every day. For acne prone skin, avoid using physical exfoliators because the friction involved in using them will irritate already inflamed skin.

Choose light chemical exfoliators for acne-prone skin.

Note: Though, once a week exfoliation is good, but always remember to avoid scrubbing your skin or using harsh exfoliants because it will lead to more redness and irritation worsening acne condition.

Check here: Is Exfoliation Good For Skin?

(viii) If your skin is extremely oily type, consider using “Blotting Pads” to remove extra oil, especially from the “T” zone (forehead, nose, chin and area circling the mouth during the day.

(ix) Consider applying a clay mask to flush out excess oil & build-up to prevent occurrence of acne. You can use it once a week for best results.
When the mask dries out, gently use a soft microfiber sponge to wipe it off.

Read here: 4 Powerful Clay Mask Recipes For Acne

Dealing with acne can be challenging but adopting the skincare routine will help your skin begin the process of healing and renewal.

Is Exfoliation Good Or Bad For Acne Prone Skin

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Exfoliating Acne Prone Skin (2)If you have acne, you may wonder “is exfoliation good for acne?”

It’s true that scrubbing acne prone skin will aggravate inflammation. But then it’s also true; exfoliation is an effective way to get clear, glowing skin. The experts claim that exfoliating your skin regularly is one of the best ways to address the issues concerning acne, pimples, acne spots & other skin blemishes.

So, the million $ questions: (i) “Is exfoliation good or bad for acne prone skin”. (ii) “Which type of Exfoliation is good for acne? Read on here to get the correct answers.

How Does Exfoliation Help Acne?

If our skin is left unattended, it eventually traps dirt, toxins, and oils. These unhealthy “bacteria causing deposits” can clog the pores, and cause acne, pimples, blackheads & whiteheads. This explains why the people who don’t use an exfoliating face wash as a part of their skin-care regime are more prone to having recurring breakouts and other facial skin problems.

It is a well-known fact that the dead skin cells are an active breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. Thus to control acne related issues, the old top-skin layer should be gently removed to uncover fresh, healthy skin. For this reason, the skin experts highly recommend to incorporate gentle exfoliation in a skin care routine. However, many people having acne prone skin fail to appreciate this fact.

Without a regular routine of facial exfoliation, acne breakouts keep occurring – which in many cases leads to formation of acne scars. So, if you desire to have clear, healthy facial skin or looking for an acne-free radiant face, exfoliation is the secret trick for you.

Can exfoliating get rid of acne?

Exfoliation on its own is not a total solution to get rid of acne completely, but when incorporated within a proper anti-acne skin care routine it will turbo-charge results.

What Type Of Exfoliation Is Best For Acne Prone Skin?

The next logical question is: “What exfoliator should I use for acne?”

When it comes to exfoliation, most people think of physical exfoliants, like facial scrubs, sponges, konjac and cleansing cloths. If your skin is acne-prone, you must always avoid using such types because of the following reasons – they:

(i) are typically hard on your skin, so will inflame your skin due to the excessive scrubbing action.

(ii) are breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria.

(iii) can push acneic pustules and papules deeper into your skin.

Chemical Exfoliants And Acne

Chemical exfoliants work best for acne prone skin because they don’t involve any irritating scrubbing action. They contain acids or enzymes that help dissolve the glue that holds the dead skin cells together.

Following are the most commonly used over-the-counter chemical exfoliants:

(i) Glycolic Acid: Glycolic acid is the most well known ingredient in topical exfoliating products.

(ii) Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is best known as an anti-acne ingredient. It not only exfoliates, but helps reduce inflammation also.

When it comes to exfoliating acne-prone skin, the best is an ingredient that has the ability to penetrate deep inside the skin pores. Because the problematic, acne-provoking area, where dead skin cells tend to collect, lies below the upper skin surface.

Whereas all chemical exfoliants can reach the inner skin layers, we recommend the exfoliants containing salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is most soluble in oil. This property makes it the ideal ingredient to easily penetrate deep inside the skin pores that are coated by skin’s natural oil, known as sebum.

One of the main causes for acne breakout is excessive oily skin. This also makes salicylic acid perfect for treating acne prone skin.

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Moreover, here are some additional properties that explain why products based on salicylic acid are most beneficial for acne prone skin.

(i) Anti-inflammatory

(ii) Antibacterial

(iii) Reduces redness

(iv) Enhances collagen production to help fade acne scars

Don’t Over Exfoliate Acne Prone Skin

When using exfoliants, don’t get tempted to exfoliate more. Make sure to follow the instructions given on the product label.

4 Powerful Homemade Clay Masks For Acne

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Clay Mask For AcneToday, I am going to share with you four effective clay masks for acne prone skin that will help deep-cleanse, moisturize, and prevent acne breakouts.

We will use Bentonite Clay as the main ingredient for making these acne prone skin clay masks.

Bentonite clay has potent natural property to pull out toxins and impurities from inside the skin pores. Moreover, this great clay also has an alkalizing effect and provides oxygen to the skin cells. It’s a rich source of beneficial minerals like: silica, magnesium and calcium.

When this powerful clay is mixed together with antibacterial and healing ingredients, it creates clay masks that should resolve your acne problems. You can use these homemade clay masks safely and effectively in your pursuit of maintaining blemish free, healthy skin.

Natural And Organic Clay Mask Recipes For Acne Prone Skin

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Homemade Acne-Fighting Clay Mask

This wonderful clay mask requires only 3 ingredients. A natural & organic mask that can detoxify your skin & will help banish blemishes.

The tea tree oil helps fight acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The lavender has antioxidants, so provides a calming effect.

You will need:

Bentonite clay: 1 tablespoon

Tea tree oil: 2-3 drops

Lavender essential oil (optional): 1 drop

Method

Mix the above ingredients with 2-3 tablespoons of clean water in a small glass to make a uniform consistency, spreadable paste. Remember to not use a metal utensil when working with Bentonite clay. Apply the mask over the skin, leaving it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water.

Useful Related Post: How To Use Tea Tree Oil On Your Face

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Soothing Yogurt Clay Mask To Fight Acne

Yogurt contains natural lactic acid, which helps exfoliate skin and tighten skin pores. Yogurt also contains anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties that help keep blemishes at bay.

You will need

Bentonite clay: 1 tablespoon

Yogurt: 1 tablespoon, plain (unsweetened & unflavored)

Method:

Mix the two ingredients in a small glass (non-metal) bowl to make a smooth, spreadable paste. If required adjust the amounts to get consistency as desired. Apply to your face, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash your face with warm water and a soft washcloth and remove the mask.

Useful Related Post: Benefits Of Yogurt For Skin & How To Use Yogurt on Skin

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Acne-Fighting Honey Clay Mask For Glowing Skin

Honey has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. While nourishing aging skin and fighting acne, honey also provides natural glow to your skin.

You will need:

Bentonite clay: 1 tablespoon

Honey: 1 tablespoon, raw

Combine the above ingredients and add 1 tablespoon of water. Mix well to make a uniform, spreadable paste. Remember, not to use a metal utensil when working with bentonite clay. You can use a small glass bowl. Apply the pack, leaving it on for about for 10 to 15 minutes.  Wash your face with warm water and a soft washcloth to remove the mask.

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Acne-Fighting Tea Tree Oil, Clay Mask

Tea Tree Essential Oil contains antiseptic properties, and has been traditionally used as a home remedy to treat acne.

Besides anti-inflammatory properties, oats contain saponins, a cleansing agent – which makes oats great for all skin types, including oily & sensitive skin.

You will need

Bentonite clay: 1 tablespoon

Tea tree essential oil: 3-4 drops

Oats: 1 tablespoon, ground

Method

Grind the oats in a spice grinder or blender. Pulse until they are coarse and flour-like. Combine the ground oats with bentonite clay in a small glass bowl. Make sure, you do not use a metal utensil when working with bentonite clay.  Add in enough water and mix well to prepare a smooth, spreadable paste. Now add in 3-4 drops of tea tree essential oil and stir thoroughly. Apply the pack on your face, leaving it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your face with warm water and a soft washcloth to remove the pack.

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How Can I use Papaya for Glowing, Healthy Skin

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Papaya For Glowing skin

You can use papaya as a home remedy to detoxify, nourish, and add softness and natural glow to your skin. It contains an active enzyme, called papain, that helps exfoliate dead skin cells, reduce blemishes, dark spots, hydrate and improve skin complexion.

Is papaya good for glowing skin?

Let’s see how papaya benefits skin:

Papaya contains potent enzymes & phytochemicals that are beneficial for your skin. The enzymes fight free radicals; thereby help decelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles by combating free radicals. Especially the papain, an enzyme, has skin-lightening properties that help diminish the appearance of blemishes, dark spots and acne scars.

Besides the above, it’s rich in vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, magnesium – all good for your skin.

Moreover, this humble fruit is easily available in market and easy on your pocket as well. So, its use on your skin is one of the best natural remedies to keep your skin looking young with natural glow.

How Can You Use Papaya For Skin

Here are 3 easy ways how you can use papaya for glowing skin. Include these face packs  in your beauty routine for bringing back natural glow to your skin:

Important Step: Remember to use a mild cleanser to remove impurities & dirt from your skin before applying the following home remedies for glowing skin.

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Papaya & Honey

How Honey Benefits: Honey works as a natural humectant that helps hydrate & soften skin. It gently exfoliates skin, but retains the skin moisture. Contains mild healing, bleaching properties & has some germicidal effects too. A papaya and honey face pack can effectively work to provide you a clearer, healthy skin.

You will need:

Papaya: 1/4 cup, chopped

Honey: 1 tablespoon; organic, pure

Method:

Mash or blend 1/4 cup of chopped papaya until you get a lump free paste. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix well to get smooth paste of desired consistency.

First gently massage the paste onto your cleansed face & neck for 2 minutes and then apply it evenly.

Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then gently wipe off the pack with a warm wet washcloth, and then rinse with cold water. Pat dry your skin wit a clean, soft towel.

This natural remedy will not only moisturize your skin, but provide a glow full of youth as well.

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# 2

Papaya Cucumber Banana Face Pack

Apply this papaya, cucumber, and banana face pack for not only getting soothing and refreshing feeling but also bringing back natural glow to your skin.

How Cucumber Benefits Skin: Nourishes, moisturizes & cleanses skin. Has mild skin-lightening properties that help reduce dark spot & blemishes and dark spots. Soothes inflamed acne and relieves sunburn.

How Banana Benefits Skin: Moisturizes & hydrates skin. Smoothens and reduces fine lines & wrinkles.

You will need

Papaya: 1/4 cup, ripe

Cucumber: 1/4 cup

Banana: 1/4 cup

Method

(i) Peel & blend all the above ingredients in a blender to make a smooth paste.

(ii) Apply the paste all over your face, leaving it on for about 15 minutes.

(iii) Wipe the pack off with a warm wet washcloth, and then rinse with cold water.

(iv) Pat dry your using a clean towel.

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# 3

Papaya, Yogurt, Turmeric

How Turmeric Benefits Skin: It contains anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties and is a rich source of antioxidants. Traditionally the beauty experts have been using it in medicines to promote skin health & treat skin issues.

How Yogurt Benefits Skin: It contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid kind that helps dissolve dead skin cells. While gently exfoliating your skin, it provides natural glow to your skin, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

You will need

Papaya: 1/2 cup, ripe

Yogurt: 3 tablespoons; unflavored & unsweetened

Turmeric: A pinch

Method

(i) Mash the ripe papaya and mix thoroughly with the yogurt & turmeric to make a smooth paste.

(ii) Apply it evenly on your face & neck, leaving it on for 15 minutes.

(iii) Wipe the pack off with a warm wet washcloth, and then rinse with cold water.

(iv) Pat dry your using a clean towel.

Natural Beauty Tip: Many people don’t know that papaya peels too have as many antioxidants as the pulp itself. After using papaya pulp, don’t throw away its peels. You can use the papaya peels for cleansing your skin by rubbing them on it.

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Useful Tips

(i) Wear an apron or old T-shirt to avoid the face pack from dripping onto your clothes.

(ii) Consider applying the face packs over your bathroom or kitchen sink to prevent messy drips on the floor.

Give a try to the above natural remedies & see how your skin into naturally glowing skin.

Homemade Face Wash For Oily Skin – Top 5

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Homemade DIY Natural Face Wash Oily SkinIn this article, you will learn: How do you make homemade face wash for oily skin for super cleansed, oil free skin?

Cleansing your face is one of the most crucial steps in any skin care routine. This step becomes more important if you have oily & acne prone skin. Because oily skin requires an effective face wash that helps get rid of excess oils from your skin along with the dirt and grime & every thing that pile up on skin during the day.

Most cleansers available in the market contain harsh ingredients, such as SLS and its derivatives, due to their foaming capability. These chemicals have harmful effects on the skin. Moreover, why to spend hefty amounts of money when you can make 100% natural face cleansers free of harsh surfactants at home.

Find below top 5 diy home made face wash recipes for oily skin that will remove extra oil, any impurities and bacteria living on your skin:

Homemade Face Wash For Oily and Acne-prone Skin

# 1

Clay and Aspirin Oily Skin Face Wash

Fuller’s earth Clay (Multani Mitti) or Bentonite clay is a great natural ingredient when it comes to getting rid of excess oils from the skin. Aspirin (or Disprin) has anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties, which fight acne breakouts.

You will need:

Fuller’s earth Clay (Multani Mitti): 2 teaspoons, alternatively you can use Bentonite clay

Aspirin (or Disprin): 2 tablets

Method:

(i) Place the aspirin (disprin) tablets in a bowl & crush them in to fine powder.

(ii) Add the clay and mix thoroughly.

(iii) Add some water, mix well to form a spreadable thick paste.

(iv) Apply a thin layer of the paste on your face and let it dry.

(v) Wash off with warm water and pat dry for clean skin.

How often you can use:  Use this remedy up to twice a week.

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 # 2

 Milk & Orange Peel Powder Oily Skin Face Cleanser

 Milk contains natural enzymes & lactic acid that help cleanse, tone, and exfoliate skin. So, when applied orally, milk can cleanse & invigorate skin. To increase its effectiveness as a cleansing agent, use cold raw milk for cleansing.

Orange peel powder acts as a pH-balancing agent. Besides that it also helps in controlling oiliness, unclogging skin pores, and tightening them as well.

Notes:

(a) Use cold, unboiled/unheated raw milk.

(b) If you can’t find readymade orange peel powder, then you can make it at home. Read this for a homemade recipe: How To Make Orange Peel Powder At Home.

You will need:

Raw cold milk: 3 tablespoons

Orange peel powder: 1 teaspoon

Method:

(i) Mix well the orange peel powder & milk to make a thick spreadable paste.

(ii) Apply the paste all over your face with a cotton ball.

(iii) Using your clean fingers first massage your skin gently in clockwise motions and then anticlockwise for about 5 minutes.

(iv) Let the pack stay for another 5 minutes, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

How often you can use: You can use this oily skin face wash every day.

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# 3

Cucumber And Tomato Cleanser Oily Skin Face Wash

Cucumber & Tomatoes are two of the most effective natural cleansing agents. Tomato helps cleanse any dirt & grime, lighten skin complexion, and reverse sunrays damage. Cucumber is a potent cooling agent that provides extra freshness & moisture to your face/skin. Combined together, they help remove any impurity from the skin and reduce the greasiness.

You will need

Cucumber: 1/2

Tomato: 1 small

Method

(i) Grind the two ingredients to get a smooth, uniform consistency paste.

(ii) Apply this paste on all over your face, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with water & pat dry.

How often you can use: You can use this oily skin, refreshing cleanser every day.

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# 4

Honey & Lemon Juice Face Wash To Treat Oily Skin

Honey is a natural moisturizer & antiseptic. It has alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate your skin, and contains antioxidants too that exterminate free radicals. It works as a natural humectant, so hydrates your skin.

Lemon juice is rich in citric acid that exterminates acne-causing bacteria and exfoliates as well. It also has enzyme that actually help to eliminate dead skin cells.

The combination of honey and lemon is effective as a cleanser & great for glowing and healthy skin.

You Will need:

Honey: 2 tablespoons

Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon, freshly squeezed

Method:

(i) Mix well the honey & lemon juice. You may add a little bit of water if you feel the mixture is too thick.

(ii) Apply this mixture on your face. Massage it for 1-2 minutes, leaving it on for about 10-15 minutes.

(iii) Rinse it off with plain water.

How often you can use: Use this face wash every NIGHT before going to bed. Don’t use it during daytime.

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# 5

Bonus Recipe – Gram Flour (Besan) & Turmeric Powder

Mix well 15 teaspoons of gram flour & 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Store it in an airtight container in a cool place. Every time when you want to cleanse your face or other areas of your body, take a requisite amount and mix with plain water or rose water. Apply all over your face or the area you want to cleanse in circular motions, leaving it on for 2 minutes. Wash it off for super cleansed, oil free skin.

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