A healthy and glowing skin is the reflection of true beauty. Our skin also depicts the health condition of the inner body. For example, in summers when we are working for long hours under the sun, the body loses excess water and sometimes, when we do not replenish it with ample amounts of water it instantly starts showing up on the skin. The skin looks wrinkled and dull showing evident signs of dehydration

Nowadays, men and women spend a lot of money looking for the perfect skin cream that suits their skin type and which help maintain its youthful ness for a long time. There are a lot of surgeries that are also prevalent today that help to hide the signs of damaged skin and skin ageing. But all these methods and cosmetic products are loaded with side effects and are unable to deliver the desired results. To add to this shortcoming is the fact that these products are highly overpriced and people end up spending a lot of money on these products.

Here in this article as a firm believer in Ayurveda ad natural medicines, we would discuss about certain home remedies and tips for a glowing skin that can help you in a lot more effective way than the very popular overpriced creams, lotions, serums and gel base formulations.

#1. Diet -The first and foremost tip for maintaining a healthy and glowing, flawless skin is the intake of adequate diet. It is very essential for maintaining inner as well as outward beauty of the body. A balanced diet having the right proportions of the macro and micronutrients is the primary requirement for achieving a natural glow of the skin.

Eating right is not the only way to beat the skin deterioration, it is also very essential to minimize food habits that damage the skin and cause premature ageing. Junk food, soft drinks, aerated drinks, highly processed food containing very high sugar and salt content is a strict no no for people looking towards a healthier skin condition. Remember, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT”.

#2. Water - Proper hydration is another factor that helps keep the skin taught, glowing and refreshingly soft. At least 2 -3 liters of water is very essential every day for maintaining the required hydration levels in the body.

#3. Lemons – This remedy is very easy and is especially meant for people with normal to oily skin. Take half a lemon and squeeze out its juice in a bowl. Now with a cotton swab, apply this juice on the face and let it remain for 2 – 3 minutes. You may experience tingling and slight burning on the face which is normal. Thereafter, 2- 3 mins wash the face with water and experience the refreshing glow on your skin.

#4. Fruit peels – Another very effective and absolutely cost effective tip for achieving a timeless glow on the skin is to apply the peels or the juicy extract of any fruit that is available at home. The fruits are a storehouse of many vitamins and minerals. You can do this as and when required to obtain an everlasting glow. Citrus fruit extracts are the best for this purpose.

#5. Potato+ Yoghurt – Take mashed boiled potatoes and add equal quantities of yoghurt. Apply this pack once or twice a week and experience a perfectly radiant and glowing skin. The amount taken should be sufficient enough to cover the face.

#6. Gram flour + Milk cream – Take one teaspoonful of gram flour and add sufficient amount of milk cream to make a paste like consistency. Apply this as an exfoliating scrub once a week to get rid of the dead skin and sun tanning. It is a great combination for use as a natural scrub.

#7. Green Tea – Green tea is one of the best ways to detoxify the body as well as the skin. A lot of variants are available in the market these days that cater to different tastes of the people. Daily intake of 1 -2 cups is necessary for maintaining a glowing skin. Green tea is also great for application on the skin. For this, the boiled leaves of green tea can be applied on the face and kept for ten minutes.

#8. Avoid stress – Stress and anxiety are like slow poison for the body. They eat up the normal health of the individual and adversely affect the skin as well. Try to strike a balance between your work and personal life as that is the key for a healthy living.

So take a break from your pricey cosmetics that are occupying a major space in your wardrobes and try these effective home remedies and tips for a glowing skin that would earn you a lot of compliments.

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