A clear and spotless skin enhances one’s beauty and also makes you feel more beautiful.
Your lifestyle and skin care routine is a major determinant of your skin’s quality.
Factors that can negatively affect your skin’s quality include; excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, consumption of alcohol, smoking, poor eating habit, inadequate sleep, pollution, and stress.
Below are natural treatments and home remedies to achieve a clear and spotless skin;
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies for clear skin. Aloe vera addresses most skin problems while nourishing it in a natural way to provide a healthy looking and radiant skin.
Take a fresh aloe leaf and cut it open. Now scoop out some gel from it and spread it evenly on your skin with the help of a cotton ball. Let it stay, on your skin, for half an hour or until it dries out completely. then, wash it off with warm water. Repeat this remedy every day for visible results in just a few weeks’ time.
2. Detox Water
Take two liters of water in a glass jar and add slices of one cucumber, lemon and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate it for a few hours. Then, strain and keep sipping this detox water throughout the day. Cucumber, lemon, and mint are effective skin healers that keep skin clear and spotless.
Cucumbers not only help in removing dead skin cells from your skin but also hydrate, nourish and induce cell repair. Regular use of cucumbers may provide a long-lasting radiance and glow to your skin in a simple and cheap way.
For this remedy, take a freshly cut slice of cucumber and rub it in a circular motion on your skin before going to bed. Allow it to stay overnight and rinse your skin with warm water in the morning. You may also use cucumbers for skin clearing by mixing cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal quantities and applying this mixed juice to your skin. Let it stay until it dries out completely and wash away with warm water thereafter.
Dryness may lead to many skin problems such as dry patches, darkness, and even wrinkles. Honey, being an excellent moisturizer, would help in eradicating dryness and promote flawless skin. Honey is also helpful in reducing skin infections due to its antibacterial properties. You may either apply honey directly to the skin or mix it with some milk and gram flour before applying to the skin. Let it dry completely before washing off with lukewarm water.
Turmeric has unique characteristics that help in providing flawless skin in no time. Turmeric acts as a skin lightening agent and reduces scars and marks. Turmeric also resolves skin problems arising due to allergy, infections, and inflammation in a natural way.
All you need to do is take a tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix it with pineapple juice to make a paste. Spread this paste evenly on your skin and let it dry. Then, wash away with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy 2-3 times weekly.
Walnuts are crammed with antioxidants that are useful in reducing cell damage. Walnuts also remove deposited dead skin cells, thus, making the skin clearer and brighter. Combine 2 teaspoons of walnut powder with two tablespoons of yogurt. Use a brush to apply this mixture evenly to your face and neck. Allow the pasty mixture to stay until dry, then, scrub it gently. Finally, wash it off with warm water.
7. Table Salt
Table salt is packed with antibacterial and antiseptic properties which keeps the skin free from infections and inflammation. Make sure you moisten your skin while using salt as it may dry out your skin. Take a few teaspoons of salt in a bowl and mix it with olive oil to make a paste-like consistency. Take a small amount of this mixture on your fingertips and rub it gently on your skin for a few minutes. Finally, rinse your skin with warm water.
8. Neem Juice
Neem has infection-fighting properties that make it an excellent remedy for a clear and spotless skin. Neem is often used in skincare industry due to its powerful ability to promote beautiful skin. Simply extract the juice of a handful of neem leaves and rub it on your skin. Let it stay for 10-12 minutes and wash with cold water thereafter. Drinking neem juice regularly also promotes clearer skin from within.
9. Coconut Oil
The deep nourishing and hydrating power of coconut oil is great for reducing skin dryness and related problems. It acts as an antimicrobial agent and checks the growth of bacterial infection on the skin. Simply warm a little of virgin coconut oil and massage it to your skin for a few minutes every day. Use a cotton ball to wipe away the excess oil and enjoy a clear, radiant and supple skin.
Papaya is crammed with an enzyme called papain which is beneficial in maintaining the skin’s texture. Papaya also reduces scars due to its mild bleaching action. Combine chopped papaya, honey, and sandalwood powder. Blend them to achieve a paste-like consistency. Then, spread this paste on your face and neck using a spatula. Allow it to stay for 30 minutes before washing off with water. Pat dry and dab some rose water on skin for a soothing action.
11. Avoid Sugary Beverages
Sugary beverages add up a lot of sugar to your body which leads to pimples and acne as well as making your skin dull and lifeless. The best way to avoid problematic skin is to avoid consuming sodas and other sugary drinks to achieve a clear skin. Also, refrain from consuming too much sugar in your diet.
The cooling action of menthol, present in mint, is soothing for the skin. Mint also fights infection and heals the skin in a natural way. For this mint remedy, combine a teaspoon of powdered mint with a tablespoon each of fuller’s earth and plain yogurt. Keep it aside for 30 minutes and stir to form a smooth consistency. Then, apply this mixture evenly to the skin and let it dry completely. Rinse skin thoroughly with warm water thereafter. Do this once weekly to maintain a clear skin.
13. Baking Soda
Exfoliation is essential for a spotless skin. Baking soda act as a great exfoliator while balancing the pH of the skin. Baking soda also has anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful in fighting various skin problems. Make a fine paste by mixing baking soda with lemon juice or plain water. Use the mixture to scrub your face and wash off with water thereafter. Do this three times in a week to get rid of dead skin cells and various other impurities.
The high concentration of antioxidants present in tomato is great for reducing skin damage. Antioxidants help in neutralizing free radicals and promotes healthier and younger-looking skin. Simply combine tomato pulp with rosewater and apply it on your face and neck. Allow it to work on your skin for 10 minutes, then, wash off with water. Do this once daily on a regular basis.
15. Follow A Skincare Routine
There is nothing more essential than having a daily skincare routine. Make sure you wash your face every day in the morning and at night. This will help in removing impurities, dirt, and grime to some extent. Regular cleansing, toning, and moisturizing will help in repairing skin damage, keep acne at a bay and reduce skin marks. Also change your pillow cover often to reduce the transfer of germs, oil, and dirt.
16. Green Tea
Consuming green tea on a daily basis will help in clearing up your skin. Green tea promotes detoxification and boosts antioxidant levels in the body which is beneficial for the skin. It is also helpful in reducing cholesterol in the body. Brew some green tea leaves and consume it 2-3 times every day to brighten up your skin.
17. Stay Hydrated
To keep your skin super clean and clear, it is important to drink adequate fluids and stay hydrated. Drinking fluids would help in flushing out toxins and promote beautiful, younger looking and spotless skin.
Potatoes have a light bleaching action that makes skin free from blemishes, spots, and unwanted discoloration. Simply take a freshly cut slice of a potato and rub it on your skin for a few minutes. Use a gentle and circular motion while rubbing the potato. Then, rinse your skin with water. Carry out this remedy once a day on a regular basis.
19. Rose Water
Rose water is another of nature’s gift for a glowing and radiant skin. It’s been used for many years due to its skin toning properties. Rose water would help improve the circulation of blood under the skin. It also acts as a natural astringent and maintains the ideal pH of the skin. All you have to do is dip a cotton ball in rose water and apply it on your face and neck. Let it dry completely, then, apply a moisturizer and you are done.
20. Avoid Touching Your Face
The habit of touching your face too often can make it difficult to achieve a clear and spotless skin. Since we touch many surfaces with our hands throughout the day, we pick up germs that get transferred to our skin when we touch it and cause infection and skin problems. Therefore, if you have a habit of touching your face, it’s time to drop such a habit. Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
21. Olive Oil
Applying extra virgin olive oil to your skin will repair damage and promote beautiful skin. Olive oil’s high vitamin E content is great for healing and nourishing the skin as well as making the skin clear and spotless.
Furthermore, olive oil has a great ability to absorb impurities from the pores. Apply a little olive oil on your face and neck followed by a gentle massage. Then, dip a clean washcloth in hot water. Wring the excess water and wipe off the oil from face and neck with the moist washcloth. Do this at bedtime on a regular basis.
22. Strawberry And Yogurt
Vitamin C is essential for healthy and flawless skin. Strawberries are packed with a high amount of vitamin C and can be easily used to make a face pack when combined with the goodness of yogurt. Just take 3-4 mashed strawberries in a bowl and add about 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Mix well and spread the paste evenly on your face and neck. Wait for at least 20 minutes before you wash your skin thoroughly with water. Do this thrice weekly for best results.
23. Green Juice/Smoothie
Take a cucumber, 5 celery stalks, a handful of kale and a handful of cilantro, half green apple, juice of 1 lemon and water. Grind them together and consume this smoothie every morning. Such smoothie has a high vitamin content which detoxifies the body and provides a clearer skin. With regular consumption of this green smoothie, you will easily notice smooth and supple skin in no time.
24. Clean Up Your Mobile
Yes, your mobile phone needs some cleaning if you want to prevent your skin from contracting germs. Studies show that a cell phone may have more bacteria than that present on a toilet seat. Therefore, putting such phones near your face may transfer bacteria that may cause acne. Clean you mobiles using antibacterial wipes often. Clean your headphones too.
25. Keep Your Makeup Tools Clean
It is important to clean your makeup brushes at an interval of about 15 days. There could be growth of bacteria on makeup tools with regular use that may cause harm to your skin. To keep your skin problem free and achieve a clear skin, it is important to use clean makeup tools. Use warm water and an antibacterial soap or solution to keep a check on germs that thrive on makeup tools.
26. Egg Whites
Egg white has proteins which are needed for cell renewal. Therefore, it would help in promoting a healthier skin. Egg white also lightens and nourishes the skin to add radiance. Put an egg white in a bowl and whip it to make a froth. Let it sit for some time, then, apply 4-5 layers of it to your skin. Let it stay for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water thereafter.
27. Do A Pore Cleaning
Clean and clear pores make your skin radiant and glowing. Make a daily habit of cleaning your pores. Start by opening up your pores to reduce grime and dirt. Simply dip a washcloth in hot water and put it on your skin to apply the moist heat. This moist heat would open your skin pores while deep cleaning them. Now take cold water and splash it on your face to close the cleaned pores. This will seal your pores and provide you a smooth and flawless look.
Oatmeal is helpful in exfoliation of dead skin cells and makes your skin soft, smooth and supple. To 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, add 1 teaspoon each of honey and lemon. Mix well and apply it to your entire face and neck. Allow it to work for 15-20 minutes, then, wash off thoroughly with warm water. Do this twice weekly.
29. Keep Away From Dairy And Alcohol
Dairy and alcohol may disrupt your hormonal balance giving rise to skin problems. If you want a clear and spotless skin, say no to dairy products and alcohol as much as possible. Also, avoid products containing alcohol on your skin as such products have a drying effect on the skin.
30. Exfoliate With Sugar
Exfoliation is the key to beautiful skin. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells which make skin flawless. Simply mix 3 tablespoons each of sugar and water to make a thin paste. Use this paste to scrub your face and neck and rinse off with water thereafter.
31. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil helps in healing the skin and promotes smooth and flawless skin. Take some vitamin E oil on your fingertips and apply it on your skin. Let it stay overnight. Repeat this remedy every day at bedtime to reduce blemishes and dark spots.
Exercise is great for attaining a clean and clear skin. Exercise detoxifies the body and makes skin flawless. Exercising for as little as 15 minutes every day would help in flushing out toxins from your body in a natural way. Make sure you wash your face before and after you exercise for better results. Also, avoid wearing makeup during exercise to prevent your pores from clogging.
33. Eat Foods With Low Glycemic Index
Foods, low in glycemic index, are great for a clean and clear skin. Such foods add essential nutrients to your body without raising your blood sugar levels. Also, include foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries, in your diet. Such foods will help in boosting cell repair and renewal as well as provide a radiant skin.
34. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar not only tones the skin due to its astringent nature but also exfoliates dead skin cells. Combine equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and apply it on your skin. Let it stay overnight, then, wash the skin thoroughly in the morning.
You would effectively achieve a clear and spotless skin with the use of lemons. Due to its bleaching action on the skin, you could use lemons for brightening up the dull skin as well as even out the skin tone. Lemons are also high in vitamin C which induces cell renewal.
Dip a cotton ball on freshly extracted juice of lemon and apply it to your face and neck. Let it stay for 10-12 minutes and wash off with warm water. Now rub a slice of cucumber on your skin to tone and moisturize it. Do this once every day or every alternate day.
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