Natural Ways to Flawless Skin

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All of us desire for beautiful and flawless skin yet we hardly put the extra effort that is required to achieve that. Oily skin looks greasy and is prone to accumulating dirt leading to common problems – whiteheads, blackheads and open pores. By following a regular skin cleansing routine, these problems can be avoided. So no matter how much you are going to crib, there’s no other way out than spending quality time to pamper your skin. We bring to you a few natural and easy home remedies which can help you achieve the skin you always wanted.

Whiteheads are tiny nodules of trapped oil just below the skin’s surface. They give the skin an uneven and bumpy look. This can be treated at home by following this simple mix at home daily to clean your face.

Ingredients required – 2 tsp orange peel, 2 tsp rice powder, 2 tsp dry pea powder and rose water.

Procedure – Mix all the ingredients along with rose water to make a thick paste. Apply it generously on the skin and allow it to dry. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry.

Blackheadsare hardened sebum embedded deep into the pores, which blackens with the exposure to air. These could lead to pimples and acne if not taken care of in time. Deep pore cleansing is a must and one could do this after a slight massage using a gentle face scrub.

Ingredients required – 2 tsp of orange juice, 2 tsp of mixed honey and a pinch of camphor.
Procedure – Mix all the ingredients together, making a scrub. Apply it on the face and gently scrub the problematic areas in circular motion and wash off with cold water. This must be followed by a deep pore cleansing.

Open Poresare ‘holes’ in the skin, very common in those with oily skin. Open pores are infact enlarged pores due to excessive oil secretion and lack of using tightening masks that clean and absorb excess moisture. Using antiseptic face wash which has been refrigerated will reduce oiliness.

Ingredients required – 1 banana, 1 tomato and papaya.

Procedure – Bananas, tomato and papaya are known to have a cleansing and tightening effect on the skin. These ingredients can be used in 2 effective ways. You can mash one banana and apply the pulp on the face for 20 minutes and then wash off or you can rub tomato halves on the face and let the skin soak up its juice. Another effective face pack can be made by mashing 4-5 pieces of refrigerated papaya and applying them for 15 minutes and then washing the face.

Note that the best way to avoid any kind of skin problem is to keep the skin scrupulously clean and free from any excess oil build-up.You need to spend just 5-10 minutes a day cleaning and exfoliating the skin and you will notice the difference in a few days.  It is also important to drink plenty of water and maintain a balanced diet inclusive of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Happy Cleansing!!

-Devashree Goenka