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Natural Skin Care Tips and Tricks

By Mecah Joseph
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THERE is one battle most of us just can’t win, and that is getting our skin to look the way we want it to, when we want it to look that way. Most times when it comes to beautification, our skin ends up being neglected due to hectic lifestyle routines, inadequate sleep, poor nutritional diet, harsh sun rays (UVA/UVB), smoking habits, alcohol consumption or demanding schedules. Or it could be the case where you’re just like me, scared of your beauty shelf products. This is why I have turned to natural remedies that have proven to work wonders. The following are some natural remedies which can be used at home to achieve effortlessly radiant and glowing skin.

Pomegranate juice is an excellent option in helping your skin achieve its best appearance as it can aid in the healing of spots on your skin and counteracts free radicals. This fruit drastically aids in detoxification and skin damage caused by the sun. Pomegranate can be applied to the skin by rubbing the peel of the fruit coupled with seed oil over the desired area.

Bananas add vital benefits to your skincare routine including boosting skin elasticity, hydration and combating bacterial infections. Apply the inside of the banana skin to your skin/face to help give you a natural glow.

Watermelon is not only a refreshing snack but it comprises of exceptional chemicals which aid in the revitalization of dull skin, and decrease signs of aging due to its carotene content. Apply the watermelon juice all over your face after a long, tiring day to achieve a more refreshed look.

Oranges are not only super powerful in removing black heads but also can help decrease acne. Consuming this fruit or its juice frequently helps achieve better looking skin.

Turmeric contains a very strong antioxidant, curcumin in addition to anti-inflammatory properties which aid in the process of removing free radicals and boosting collagen production which results in glowing skin. Turmeric coupled with a gram flour mixture cleanses and brightens.

DIY at home:
Mix the turmeric powder with gram flour. Ensure that enough milk or water is added to create a paste.

Apply this mixture to your face and neck.

Allow it to stand on skin for 15 to 20 minutes.

Coconut oil is a superb choice in combating dry and dull skin as it allows for moisture to be retained in the skin while simultaneously nourishing it with vital fatty acids and revealing glowing skin.

DIY:
Gently warm up the coconut oil and apply it to your face and neck.

Massage the oil into your skin using subtle circular motions.

Allow the oil to remain on your skin overnight.

In addition, sugar can be added to the oil as an exfoliating scrub at least once or twice a week.

Aloe Vera can help in with the nourishment and rejuvenation of your skin. Aloe Vera can be used to make a natural at home face mask which consists of a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, turmeric powder, and one teaspoon of honey and milk which can be applied at least twice a week.

DIY:

Mix the ingredients together (Aloe Vera gel, turmeric, honey and milk) and apply this to your skin.

Allow the mixture to remain on your face for 20 minutes.

Rinse with lukewarm water.

Pat dry.

The abovementioned remedies contain a plethora of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants for your skin and help you to maintain beautiful, glowing skin. These remedies are also relatively cost effective in comparison to expensive beauty products which may potentially cause you further skin troubles.

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