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Home Remedies to Get Great Skin

Introduction

Is flawless skin possible? That is the eternal question on all our minds. Everyone wants to know how to have beautiful skin. Some people are truly just naturally blessed with the genetics for virtually poreless, smooth, and supple skin that also radiates a beautiful glow. In the meantime, we’re here trying to learn how to close open pores! Others struggle with acne, hyperpigmentation, dryness, flaking, and numerous other skin concerns. People with perfect skin might tell you their skincare routine top to toe, and give all their advice about what they think has made their skin look so good. But at the end of the day, following someone’s skincare routine just because they have good skin won’t guarantee that you too will have that same skin. Everyone’s skin is different and understanding what your personal skincare concerns are is the best way to target and make effective changes to your skin.

It’s also worthwhile to note that much of what we think is perfect skin is a fantastical ideal created by the media and beauty industry. Think about all the various skin care advertisements you have seen. Everybody has poreless, tight, and smooth skin. The skin looks like a sheet that reflects light and radiates a glow like no other. The secret behind this isn’t the product that is being promoted. It’s a lot of good lighting and Photoshop, and a model who probably already has great skin to start with. The beauty industry and media have created this insane beauty standard that is virtually impossible to live up to. No one can really have skin looking like that. It is an ideal that we are fed to buy more products. And that is a comforting thought for us, because why should we feel shackled to a goal that we cannot achieve? All these expensive serums, facials, eye creams… do they really work? Or is following a good, nutritious diet and drinking lots of water the better way to go?

Natural, budget, home remedies can also go a long way in helping boost your skin’s radiance, texture, and tone. Many of the ingredients you find in fancy vitamin C serums and moisturizers can also be found in natural, fresh ingredients. What’s more, these natural methods don’t contain harsh chemicals or potential irritants and are more likely to be gentle on the skin. The aims of many skincare products are the following:


Fade hyperpigmentation

Brightening products aim to reduce the darkness of hyperpigmentation from acne scars, spots, age spots, and sun exposure. Products like this may work by lifting pigment out of the skin.

Give a radiant glow to the skin

An accumulation of dead skin cells on top of the skin surface is a pretty common reason for dull-looking skin. Our skin sheds millions of cells every day, and although the skin has an inbuilt natural process to remove these skin cells, often this process isn’t fast enough to remove every single cell. When the rate of removal is slower than the rate of shedding, this leads to an accumulation of dead skin cells on the top of your skin. Products aim to remove this layer of the dead cells through the process of exfoliation which speeds up the cell turnover rate. This helps to maintain bright and luminous skin.

Hydrate and moisturize

Hydration and moisture are synonymous with glowing, radiant skin, so naturally, if your skin is dehydrated you can’t expect to have fresh and glowing skin! When the lower layers of the skin like the dermis and under layers of the epidermis do not have enough water in the cells, the skin gets thinner. When the skin is well-hydrated, the skin cells will swell and plump up with water which creates a “glass-skin” effect as light can reflect off these plump skin cells very nicely. Furthermore, moisturized skin means that the skin is soft, plump, and smooth which creates a bouncy and elastic appearance as opposed to dull, sallow, and dry skin which does not have the same light-reflective ability. So instead of worrying about deep wrinkle treatment, the first priority should be preventing it by keeping skin hydrated and moisturized.

In this article, we will list some of the best home remedies to get a radiant, beautiful complexion!

Best Home Remedies for Beautiful Skin

Apple Cider Vinegar

Function: Lighten hyperpigmentation and exfoliate the skin

Apple cider vinegar contains acids that can help in exfoliating the skin. Apple cider vinegar also has some astringent properties that can help to tighten and firm up the skin. The acidity present also helps to balance out the skin’s pH levels. You can mix apple cider vinegar with rose water and aloe vera to create a mild and effective hyperpigmentation spot treatment. Simply use a cotton bud to dab the mixture onto your skin.

Coconut Oil

Function: Deeply moisturize the skin and protect it from free radicals

Coconut oil is an excellent ingredient for our skin as it is such a potent moisturizer. Coconut oil contains a lot of beneficial properties such as being anti-inflammatory and it also acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are crucial for fighting the free radicals in the environment which cause damage to the skin cells and collagen structures. Coconut oil is a super-effective moisturizer to lock in and create a sealing barrier over the skin. Use coconut oil at night before you go to bed after your usual cleansing routine. Drop a few drops of coconut oil into your palms and massage it into the skin with circular motions. Leave the oil to sink into your face overnight. If you are nervous about using coconut oil directly on the skin, mix a couple of drops into your moisturizer.

Rosehip Oil

Function: Moisturize the skin

Rosehip oil has become very trendy in recent years as a potent moisturizer. It contains a very high amount of polyunsaturated fats that will give your skin a major moisture boost. It can also prevent the skin from inflammation and oxidative damage. Simply drop a few drops of rosehip oil into your palms and pat it into your skin.

Honey

Function: Hydrate and moisturize the skin

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it draws deeply from the natural surroundings and within the skin to impart moisture to the skin cells. It also contains antibacterial properties that make it super effective for tackling acne – thus if you ask yourself, “why am i breaking out on my chin,” use honey on it! It can also help to brighten the skin and make it more supple. Honey works best when in a mask or scrub. You can mix honey with brown sugar, another excellent ingredient for exfoliation, to create a natural scrub or mask.


Conclusion

These super easy ingredients can be found right in your kitchen, and they do the same things that many expensive skin care products do for much cheaper! You can consider using these natural ingredients in your beauty routine to improve your complexion!

Stay tuned for more skincare and beauty articles where we discuss topics like, “what is a baked makeup,” “how to address hyperpigmentation in Asian skin,” and more.

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