Some people wrongly believe that only branded makeup can make your skin glowing and healthy while others believe that it’s all the result of a nutritious diet. Sometimes, all your skin needs is pampering with natural ingredients. These ingredients are chemical-free, they suit all types of skins (oily, dry, normal, and sensitive) and they have the natural power to heal and beautify your skin. Every female needs to keep herself prim and proper at all times, especially for Eid. If you’re short of time on weekdays, Sundays should be relaxing for you and you can’t relax better than by enhancing your existing allure.
I’ve come up with 10 natural face beauty tips that will bring out the desired glow without irritating your skin. These tips are tried and tested and work for every type of skin. Try 2 of these masks per week and comment the results:
- Icy tea bags
Do you bin the tea bags after sipping generous amounts of green tea? Start saving them from now onwards! Green tea flushes out toxins from your body and chilled green tea bags work wonders for your skin. This natural face beauty tip can vanish/reduce the puffiness around the eyes and make them look brighter. This tip is also amazing for dark circles. Put the tea bags on your eyelids and relax for 10 to 15 minutes as they work their magic.
- Gram flour
Gram flour (besan) is a natural exfoliator to rid your skin of dead cells, tan, and sunburns. If you want clean, clear, soft, and naturally glowing skin, here’s the beauty tip you are looking for. Take equal amounts of gram flour and yogurt in a bowl and mix them well enough to form a paste. Apply this paste evenly to your face and neck with a soft brush. Then let it dry for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. It will gently remove all dead skin cells and dirt, leaving your skin tone light and plush.
Humidity causes excessive oil on the face which results in acne. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and antioxidants along with superb cooling and astringent properties. They help in maintaining a balance between the natural oils of your skin and even aid in the riddance of any excess oil. This natural face beauty tip is also applicable for reducing any signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. Take one tomato’s pulp and apply it evenly to your face. Let it dry for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. You’ll see your face smiling back at you!
- Cucumbers and lemons
Blackheads and blemishes make your skin look dull and tired. If you want to get rid of blemishes and blackheads naturally and get a brighter skin tone, use cucumber and lemon juices together. Take even amounts of both juices and apply them to your face before taking a shower. Let this mask stay for 10 minutes before rinsing it off. It’s suitable for all types of skin and if you apply it regularly, this beauty tip will brighten your skin and lighten blemishes.
Mature-looking, oily, and dirty skin causes a lot of problems. Here’s an easy and effective natural face beauty tip just for you: thinly slice an apple and keep the slices on your face for 15 minutes. You can make a paste of apple peel, vinegar, honey, some Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti), and some rose water. Apply this mask to your visage and let it dry for 30 minutes before washing it off. Apple is known for soaking up excess oil from your face, closing pores, tightening your skin, and making it look healthy, happy, and radiant.
Papayas are naturally infused with a very beneficial enzyme called papain that naturally exfoliates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Raw papaya has higher levels of papain, so that would be more advantageous. Ladies with sensitive skin type can also use papaya since it is least likely to trigger a reaction. Take a quarter cup of papaya flesh and blend it with 1 tablespoon of fresh pineapple to form a smooth paste. Apply it evenly and leave it on for 5 to 15 minutes before washing it off completely.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera is the pathway to healthy and naturally glowing skin. These leaves brim with soothing, calming, and healing properties. Fresh aloe vera gel heals almost every skin and hair problem. From calming irritated skin to providing nourishment, aloe gel is one natural face beauty tip that you mustn’t miss. From minor cuts to eczema, aloe vera gel application on it twice every day will quicken the healing process.
- Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is famous for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It also kills acne-causing germs and bacteria and heals acne. Don’t forget that you mustn’t use tea tree essential oil without diluting it because it can burn and irritate your skin. Add 1 or 2 drops in your face serum or moisturizer and apply it directly on your face.
- Chamomile tea
Turn to chamomile tea for its extraordinary skin benefits. The anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and regenerative properties of this tea work wonders to greatly reduce the puffiness, dark circles, acne, and irritated skin on your visage. It also helps to refresh extremely tired-looking skin and bringing a beautiful glow instead. Brew some tea, let it cool completely and pour it in an ice tray. Freeze it for a couple of hours and apply these ice cubes to your face every time you feel that your skin needs some love.
Collect some fragrant rose flowers, any color of your choice. Separate the petals and rinse them in cold water to remove any dirt. Add the roses to a pot and cover them with 3 glasses of water. Simmer the roses for 20 to 30 minutes on medium heat, until the roses lose color. Cool and strain the water. This rosewater can be stored in the fridge for a week or poured into an ice tray and frozen. Wash your face daily with rose water or rub the rosy cubes on your face while you relax any time, anywhere!