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From healthy food habits to applying face masks, here are few tips on how to naturally obtaining healthy glowing skin.

If you want healthy, glowing skin, there are a multitude of natural products that you can use to improve the health of your skin. You probably already have many of them in your kitchen.

Internal Care

Everything you put into your body affects your skin. So if you want to have natural, clean, and illuminating skin, you must drink a lot of water and eat clean. Various nutrients in fruits and vegetables will help clear your skin. Olive oil has great, healthy vegetable fats that you can use it in your everyday life, milk is another choice to refuel your body and keep it hydrated throughout the day, carrots offer several health benefits and are particularly beneficial for organs like the eyes, skin, digestive system and teeth, cucumber is full of antioxidant nutrients as well as beta-carotene, vitamin C and manganese…

External Care

Moisturizing your skin is an important part of skin care ritual. Below are 10 fabulous home remedies for healthy and glowing skin:

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and treats several skin issues including dark spots, scars, fine lines around eyes, and acne. If you use coconut oil every day, it can make your skin hydrated and glowing. Coconut oil can prevent premature aging as it contains essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E.

Ingredient: Coconut Oil

Lightly warm up the oil and apply on the face and neck. Massage for a few minutes in gentle circular motions. Leave the oil on overnight. Use coconut oil every night before going to bed.

Also, you can add some sugar to the oil and use it as a scrub once or twice a week.

2. Lemon

Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C and contain a natural bleaching agent, so it will lighten the skin. The simplest way to use the power of lemons on your skin is to rub the inside of a lemon peel over your face and neck. If you crave for a fair skin tone devoid of blemishes but have a tanned skin, try lemon juice. Apply the lemon juice on dark areas. Do not expose yourself to sunlight after applying lemon as it is photosensitive.

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons sugar

Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture to your face. Scrub in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water to reveal glowing skin. Repeat this twice a week.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber is very good for skin whether you consume it or apply it over your face. It gives a very soothing effect during the summer season once applied over the skin.

Ingredients: 1 small cucumber and 2-3 tablespoons yogurt

Grate the cucumber and add the yogurt to it. Beat it properly. Apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for five minutes until it dries and wash it off with cold water.

Repeat this once, every three to four days.

4. Honey

The sugars in the honey act as natural humectants and emollients that increase the water content and reduce dryness in the skin even after they have been washed off.

Ingredient: Honey

Apply honey evenly on clean and damp skin. Massage it for a few minutes and leave it on for another five minutes. Wash the honey off with lukewarm water.

Apply honey every alternate day.

Ingredients: Honey and rose water

Mix honey with a few drops of rose water and apply it all over. Honey contains enzymes that help in tissue regeneration. It is rich in antioxidants and known to be the best naturally occurring moisturizer. Honey is a perfect moisturizer for your skin upkeep.

Ingredients: Honey and cucumber juice

If you have overly dry skin, you should mix honey with cucumber juice before applying it.

5. Olive Oil

Olive oil is real liquid gold and it is incredibly beneficial for your health. You can use it as a substitute for shaving cream, as hair conditioner, to lessen stretch marks or to smooth wrinkles. Here is the way how to use it to massage your face and neck before the sleep.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, a small, soft towel, and warm water

Take a few drops of oil on your fingertips, and apply it all over the face and neck. Massage in upward circles for two to three minutes, especially on your cheeks, nose, and forehead. Dip the towel in the warm water, remove the excess water, and place this on the face for 30 to 40 seconds. Dip the towel again in the warm water and gently wipe away the oil with it. Pat your skin dry with a paper towel if required. Do this every night before going to bed.

6. Ice and water

Ice cubes are also well known for being a fantastic home remedy for glowing skin. For a quick and easy way to get a rosy glow, you can’t beat ice cubes. Just rub an ice cube over your face and it will increase the circulation of blood to your skin and leave you with a lovely rosy complexion. That increase in circulation that ice cubes provide will also help promote the growth of new skin cells, so it will improve your complexion in the long term as well.

Water is maybe the most important ingredient for your glowing skin. Without enough water, it becomes dull, dry, and might even start to tear. It is very important that you drink 10-12 glasses of water daily as it helps to flush the toxins out of your system. The skin needs to receive enough water to be hydrated, soft, and supple.

7. Orange Juice

Oranges work like magic on your skin and transform the way it looks. The citric acid in oranges dries pimples and fights acne. Oranges are also natural bleaching agents, moisturizing and anti-aging. They remove tan and even out your skin tone.

Ingredients: 3-4 oranges, salt to taste and black pepper powder to taste

Juice the oranges and add salt and black pepper to taste before drinking it. Drink a glass of orange juice every day.

Ingredient: 1 orange

Take an orange and squeeze out its juice. Now, apply this to your face regularly. For best results, apply this juice for a month. 

8. Milk

Milk is one of the best skin care ingredients for any type of skin and raw milk works as an exceptional skin-toner for all the skin types. Cleopatra, the queen of ancient Egypt, used to take milk baths to enjoy smooth and flawless skin. Raw milk is also an ultimate anti-tan agent. The lactic acid in milk acts as a natural exfoliating agent and helping remove dead skin cells. It makes the facial skin more elastic than before.

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons milk, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon besan (gram flour)

Mix all the ingredients to form a homogenous paste. Apply all over the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Allow the pack to dry. Rinse off with warm water. Apply this twice a week.

9. Yogurt

Another amazing home remedy for glowing skin is a yogurt face mask. Yogurt is well known for its ability to refresh the skin and make it silky and smooth.

Ingredients: Yoghurt, banana, and honey

Make a homemade face mask by mixing a tablespoon of unflavoured yogurt with a mashed banana and a teaspoon of honey. Apply that to your face for fifteen minutes and it will nourish your skin and give you a healthy looking, brighter, complexion.

10. Banana

Banana is excellent for your skin. With loads of vitamins and enzymes that boost the overall health of your skin, it would be no exaggeration to term banana as Nature’s Botox. Banana is loaded with vital vitamins and nutrients which make this banana face masks extraordinary fix for most of your beauty problems. Banana can help in resolving various skin problems, such as combating wrinkles, removing pimples and skin brightening.

Ingredients: a ripe banana, 2 teaspoons milk and an ice cube

Mash the banana in the milk and apply it on the face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with water. Rub an ice cube all over the area for a few seconds. Apply banana on your face once or twice a week.

Ingredients: banana and 3 teaspoons milk

If you have scars or skin blemishes or just want a fair and young looking skin, you should try a banana face pack. Mix banana with milk and honey before applying it all over.


Contributed by Olivera, a lawyer who is constantly on the move, traveling between Europe, the USA, and Australia. She is married to a handsome IT guy who inspires her to live an active and positive lifestyle. She is in love with nature, traveling, and books. Writing is her way to share various ideas and thoughts about positive thinking, healthy living and helping others to do the same. 

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