Quick Skin Care Recipes For Busy Bees
When life gets busy, we often don’t get enough time to care for our skin’s health. But that’s not an excuse anymore.
Today, we revisit some DIY beauty tips for getting that beautiful and healthy skin you’ve been longing for. And because beauty doesn’t always mean using a zillion products, we bring you awesome natural tricks that work wonders on the skin and show definite results. Best thing? You’ll almost find everything we recommend at home!
Here it goes.
Working long nights, stress, and over use of phones, tabs, TV, etc. can really strain your eyes. And because the under eye skin is most sensitive, it is also where first signs of strain start showing. So for men and women, who want to fight those dull dark circles or puffy eyes, try the following.
Cold Therapy for Puffy Eyes
Take 2 metal spoons, and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes till they are chilled. Then put the outer portion of the spoon on your puffy eyes for about 60-80 seconds. The cold temperature tightens the skin under the eyes, and also relaxes the blood vessels and helps get rid of the puffy eyes!
Chilled Tea Bags for Eyes
For dark circles, take green tea or black tea bags and chill them in the fridge for 20 minutes. Now place them on closed eyes for about 10 minutes for quick relief. Tea’s natural properties, helps reduce inflammation and puffiness.
Cucumber Slices for Eyes
Another tried and tested hack, is a widely accepted remedy of using cucumbers. It is a simple and easy choice! Just cut two slices and keep them on your eyes for about 10-20 min. It reduces inflammation and heals the skin.
Pollution, dust, stress, and sun exposure can make your face and body skin unhealthy and dull. How to regain the lost luster you ask? Here are a few things to get glowing skin that's full of life.
Healing Turmeric and Gram Flour
Mix turmeric powder and gram flour with milk or water to form a paste. Apply the paste on your face or body and let it dry. In about 15 minutes, rinse it off. Research suggests, turmeric has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that heals skin quickly. It removes free-radicals that damage your skin. It also enhances collagen production making skin healthy and young.
Moisturizing Coconut Oil
Another miracle home hack is using virgin coconut oil. Just slightly warm the oil and massage your face or body skin with it. Leave the oil for a few hours to work the magic. Do this regularly and rejuvenate your skin.
Quick tip: Add some sugar to the oil and use it to scrub off dead skin as well. The coconut oil will replenish the natural moisture in the skin and its antioxidants will promise you glowing skin.
Nourishing Aloe Vera Gel
Take about a spoon of the god-sent Aloe Vera gel. Mix it with a spoon each of honey and milk. Top it with a pinch of turmeric. Apply this to face and body and leave it for a 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry, and voila! see the difference.
Dry Skin Remedy
For specific skin challenges such as dry skin, an effective remedy is almonds and milk. Just take 3-4 almonds and soak them in milk in the morning. In the night, mash these almonds in the milk and make a fine paste. Apply to the face and neck and leave it for the night. In the morning, wash it off with cold water. With this face mask your skin will glow, and feel smooth and silky.
Sun Damage Remedy
Take one tablespoon of cucumber juice, and one teaspoon of lime juice, turmeric, and glycerin. Now mix all the ingredients and apply on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water.
For best results use this face mask daily for a week. If you have dry skin, this may be too drying for you, so mix it up with some glycerin. Cucumber is magic for sun damaged skin, and even sun burns.
Finally, Papaya! When it comes skin, nothing works better than good old papaya! This is a must try. Take some papaya and mash it to form a paste. Now add some multani mitts (or Fuller's Clay) to this and mix it up. If you can add a spoon of honey nothing like it! Once you get a paste-like consistency, apply it all over your face and neck. Wash after 20 minutes with cool water.
Ripe papaya contains papain, a mild exfoliator, that will gently remove the top layer of dead cells on the face and makes your skin visibly radiant and younger looking. Multani Mitti absorbs the excess oil from the skin and honey balances the moisture and hydrates the skin.
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