We all want skin that is glowing and flawless, and in a rush to achieve that perfect look, we end up reaching out for the many products that are available out there. What we don’t realize is that these products do more harm than good, as they contain various chemicals that harm your skin in the long run.

There is no secret recipe to that glowing skin; what you need is a mix of certain healthy lifestyle practices, a natural skin care routine and very importantly, a healthy diet.

These easy and effective home remedies will show you why you need to keep your skin natural in order to keep it healthy and glowing.

Almond face pack: 

Almonds are rich in antioxidants that help repair sun damage and also offer protection when applied on the skin.

You will need: 1 tablespoon almonds, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 2 tablespoons oats.

Mix the ingredients. Ensure you have a smooth consistency that can be evenly spread over your face. Leave this on for about 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Lemon and sugar scrub:

Lemons contain Vitamin C that helps give your skin a healthy glow.

You will need: 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon.

Mix the two ingredients well and apply all over your face while massaging gently. Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes and then wash off with warm water.

Oats face pack:

The rough texture of oats will help exfoliate and remove all dead skin cells, giving you glowing and  healthy skin.

You will need: ½ cup oats and warm water.

Add some warm water to the oats and let it soak for about 5 minutes, by when it will turn to a thick paste. Massage your face with this in gentle circular motions for about 15 minutes. Wash off with regular or cold water.

Honey and lemon:

Honey will act as a natural moisturizer and soften your face while lemon will act as a natural bleaching agent to lighten any dark spots.

You will need: 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix the ingredients well till the honey is fully dissolved. Apply this on your face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with regular water.

Papaya:

Papaya will help clear any sun tan while honey will act as a natural moisturizer and soften your face.

You will need: A piece of raw mashed papaya and 1 tablespoon honey.

Mix the ingredients together and apply on your skin. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes and wash off with regular water.

Cucumber and watermelon:

Cucumber has natural skin lightening properties while watermelon helps in clearing out the skin of any dirt and debris.

You will need: 2 tablespoon cucumber juice, 2 tablespoon watermelon juice, 1 teaspoon yogurt and 1 teaspoon milk powder.

Mix all the ingredients and apply on your face; leave on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with regular water.

In addition to these, you also need to have a healthy diet that will give you clear and glowing skin.

Here are some food items that you should include in your regular diet:

  • Carrots – High in vitamin C and beta-carotene
  • Spinach – Flushes out toxins and contains anti-oxidants
  • Tomatoes – Contains carotenoids and lycopene that prevent acne and protect skin from UV damage
  • Green tea – Contains antioxidants that give you healthier and younger looking skin
  • Salmon – Contains omega 3 fatty acids that will give your skin an even complexion
  • Cantaloupe – Contains carotenoids that protects skin from sun damage
  • Kiwi – Contains Vitamin C that protects your skin from wrinkles and improves skin’s elasticity
  • Yogurt – Contains proteins that make your skin glow