It is said that happiness is the real secret for face glow, but believe us, the real secret is something else. We are not undermining the importance of being happy and stress free for a good skin, but for that skin glow, you need to put in some extra effort too. We all are not born with perfect skin but it is not really difficult to achieve. For face glow all you need to do is to follow some skin care routines religiously. Proper skin care routines will ensure that your skin is healthy and using some particular home treatments will add that special glow too, which is sure to catch the eyes of everyone around you.
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So, here are some beauty tips that can give your face the always desired glowing look. Read on and follow these tips religiously to get the desired results.
Stop using chemical based facial cleansers
One of the first tips that you need to follow for face glow is to stop the use of chemical based cleansers on your face. Even if you have oily skin you do not really need soap and alkali to remove the excess oil, because these chemicals reap off the required oil, which promotes secretion of more oil from the skin.
Use a gentle homemade facial cleanser or follow oil cleansing to make sure that your face is clean but it is not completely reaped off the natural moisture that it needs. Some of the best facial cleansers that you can use for face glow include,
Fuller’s earth with olive oil cleanser for glowing skin
You can prepare a gentle face cleanser with fuller’s earth and olive oil to get rid of the dirt and grime from your face without making the skin too dry. Soak 2 spoons of fuller’s earth in sufficient water for 10 minutes. Once the earth has become soft, add 1/2 spoon olive oil to it and mix well. Use this mixture for cleansing your face and you can see the difference in a week.
Honey and lemon face cleanser for skin glow
Another natural face cleanser that you can use for a glowing skin can be prepared easily at home by mixing honey and lemon juice. Honey is a natural skin moisturizer and it also has anti-bacterial properties. Lemon also helps in killing skin infections and bacteria. Mix 2 spoons honey with 1/2 spoon lemon juice. Use this mixture for washing your face instead of chemical based cleansers.
Yogurt for cleansing your face
Plain and simple yogurt can work miraculously to cleanse your face and also to add that much hyped “glow”. Take a spoon full of yogurt and massage it onto your skin. You should continue the massage for 3-4 minutes in light circular motion. Once done, remove the yogurt with a cotton cloth soaked in warm water and you are done.
Oil cleansing for face glow
Oil cleansing is another efficient way of cleansing your face without using soap and alkali. You should use castor oil along with a carrier oil like sunflower seed oil or jojoba oil for the purpose. Mix the two oils in 1:2 proportion (you might need to change the proportion of the oils depending on your skin type) and massage onto your skin. Finally remove the excess oil with a cotton cloth soaked in warm water.
Use a homemade skin toner for glowing face
It might be hard to believe that the cosmetic skin care products we use are most of the times responsible for our skin woes. If you are looking for face glow, discard those alcohol based skin toners and start using a homemade toner. Here are some simple formulas of skin toners that can give you face glow,
Rosewater skin toner
Buy a good quality rosewater from a reputed brand and store it in the fridge. After cleansing your face, use this chilled rose water as a skin toner. Soak a cotton ball in the rose water and dab it onto your face. Do not wipe or wash, let the water get dried on your face and then follow with a moisturizer.
Aloe vera skin toner
You can easily prepare Aloe Vera skin toner at home and use it regularly to get glow on your face. Scrape out the Aloe Vera pulp from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf. Grate it in a grinder and squeeze out the juice. Now add 2 spoons of plain water with 1 spoon of this Aloe Vera juice. Mix well and use the resulting mixture as a toner on your skin.
Scrubbing your skin routinely is important for face glow
To get glow on the face you just cannot overlook the importance of scrubbing. Scrubbing efficiently removes the dead skin cells from the skin surface which helps in the growth of new skin cells and also ensures better nourishment of the new cells. Instead of using a cosmetic skin scrubber, you can easily prepare a natural skin scrubber at home and use it on alternate days for a glowing skin. Some of the most effective skin scrubber formulas for face glow are mentioned below,
Milk and red lentil face scrubber
To get that perfect glow on your face using the milk and red lentil skin scrubber can be ideal. Soak 2 spoons of washed and clean red lentils in 1/2 cup of milk overnight. In the morning grind the lentils in a mixer and use the resulting chunky mixture for scrubbing your face gently. Use it on every alternate day for the best results.
Fenugreek and sour curd scrubber for skin glow
Fenugreek and sour curd scrubber is the other scrub that can actually make your skin glow. Take 1 spoon cleaned fenugreek seeds and grind them partially in a mixer. Now add 1 spoon sour curd with 1 spoon of the fenugreek seed powder. Mix the two well and use the resulting mixture to scrub your face on alternate days.
Honey and almond scrubber
Honey has natural moisturizing and antibacterial properties. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and they can work as an efficient skin scrubber. Take 3-4 almonds and grate them. Mix the chunky almond powder with 2 spoons of honey and use the resulting mixture as a skin scrubber. This natural homemade scrub can do wonders for your skin and will also add glow to the face.
Oatmeal and milk scrub for face glow
Oatmeal nourishes the skin and also exfoliates it in the best way. Milk on the other hand moisturizes the skin and promotes skin glow. Soak 2 spoons of oat meal in 4 spoons of milk for 5 minutes and then use it for scrubbing your face in slow circular motion. Finally wash off with plenty of water. Use on every alternate days for the best results.
To get glowing face use a moisturizing face pack
For a glowing face, the importance of using a moisturizing face pack regularly is paramount. You can prepare any of the following moisturizing face packs at home and use it regularly to get that glowing face,
Egg and olive oil pack for face glow
To add glow to your skin, using egg and olive oil face pack regularly can be extremely effective. Egg is filled with vitamins that can nourish your skin in the best way and will also take care of fine lines efficiently. Olive oil also helps in moisturizing the skin and keeps it healthy.
Take an egg and beat it in a small glass bowl. Now add 1 spoon olive oil in it and mix well. Apply the resulting mixture onto your face and neck and let it get 70% dry. Remove the pack with a damp cotton cloth. Wash off with plenty of water.
Vitamin E and orange peel face pack
Combination of Orange peel and Vitamin E can work amazingly to add glow to your face. Take some fresh orange peel and crush them in a grinder to make a smooth paste. Now add the content of a whole Vitamin E capsule to the orange peel paste and apply the resulting pack on your face. Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off with plenty of water.
Yogurt and aloe vera face pack for glow
A pack made from yogurt and Aloe Vera can give you glowing skin instantly. Prepare the Aloe Vera paste by scraping out the Aloe Vera pulp from an Aloe Vera leaf and then grinding it to paste. Mix 1 spoon of this freshly prepared Aloe Vera paste with 2 spoons of yogurt. Apply the resulting pack onto your face and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water.
Get glowing face with banana and honey face pack
Banana and honey face pack is a highly nourishing formulation that can give you glowing skin instantly. Take an over ripe banana and smash it to make a paste. Add 2 spoons of honey to this banana paste and then apply the resulting mixture onto your clean face. Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off with water.
Turmeric and ginger face pack for glow
Ginger extract can give your skin a nice glow with regular use. Turmeric on the other hand helps in clearing off any irregular pigmentation on the skin and also helps in adding a natural glow to the skin.
Take 4 inch turmeric root. Peel off the skin and grind it to make a smooth paste. Take 1 inch ginger, grate it and squeeze out the juice. Add 4-5 drops of this ginger juice with the turmeric paste and apply it onto your skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off with plenty of water. Repeat on alternate days.
Mixed fruit pack for face glow
A mixed fruit pack can be ideal to add glow to your face. You should apply this pack after cleansing your face thoroughly. Take half of a tomato, 1/3rd of a cucumber, 1/2 of a banana and 2 cubes of pineapple. Steam these fruits in a pressure cooker and then smash them together to make a smooth paste. Apply the resulting pack onto your face and neck and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water. You will see instant glow on your face.
Milk and saffron for glowing skin
Saffron is a well-known natural ingredient that can do wonders to your skin. It helps in reinvigorating the natural healing process of the skin and promotes skin glow. The best way to use saffron on skin is to prepare a runny pack of milk and saffron. Here is how you can prepare it.
Soak 4-5 strands of saffron in 2 spoons of milk for 2-3 hours. Now crush the saffron strands in this milk and apply the resulting mixture onto your face. You can also rub this runny mixture on your skin and leave on until your skin starts to feel stretchy. Now wash off with plenty of water. Two weeks of regular use and you can see the difference.
Olive oil and evening primrose oil massage for a glowing face
To add glow to your face you can include a night time oil massage in your daily routine. You should take this massage every night, after cleansing your face properly. Olive oil nourishes the skin due to its high antioxidant content and also leaves the skin glowing. Evening primrose carrier oil on the other hand helps in removing wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
Mix 10 drops of evening primrose carrier oil with 1 spoon of pure olive oil. Blend the two well and start massaging your face in an upward circular motion with the resulting oil blend. You should continue the massage for 8-10 minutes at least and make sure that you do it with light but steady hands. Once done, wipe off the excess oil from your face with a warm damp cotton cloth.
Papaya and honey to get face glow
To get quick glow on your face, you can try out a face pack made with papaya and honey. Papaya helps in clearing the skin from excess pigmentation, while honey nourishes the skin and promotes a healthy glow.
Take 2 cubes of ripe papaya and smash them in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Now add 1 spoon honey to the papaya paste and mix well. Apply the resulting mixture onto your clean face and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with water.
Get glowing skin with milk, lemon and cucumber
Milk nourishes the skin, while cucumber helps in depigmentation. Lemon helps in brightening the skin. Take 2 spoons of milk in a container and add 1 spoon fresh cucumber juice to it. Finally add 4-5 drops of lemon to the mixture. Apply it onto your face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off with water. Do it daily and you can see the difference in 2-3 weeks.
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