Everyone wants glowing skin in less than 10 days, and the most impatient among us are looking for a clean face with overnight results. But, unfortunately, good skin takes time, effort, consistency, and patience. If you are willing to work for it, here you can find everything you need. You won’t require expensive products, nor you’ll need much time. Most of the product you already have in your fridge. Choose the ones that work best for your skin type, and enjoy smoother, fresher skin.
You will need one cucumber, one lemon, mint leaves, and two liters of water.
Slice the lemon and cucumber, put them to in bowl filled with two liters of water, add the mint leaves as well, and then leave the mix in the fridge. You can drink this throughout the whole day. It helps the skin because all the ingredients have healing properties that help our skin rejuvenate itself. The best part is - this drink is super tasty and safe for everyday consumption.
Blend the mix (add water if too sticky), and apply to skin. Leave the mask to work for about 10 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
This is a simple one, just add 2 tbsp of turmeric ¼ cup water to get a thick paste. Apply on your face and let it act for 10 minutes. After that wash off with cold water. You can also use this paste every day.
Make a thick paste from 2 tbsp of turmeric and ¼ cup pineapple juice. Apply on your face and keep for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. This home remedy is amazing for dark circles.
Again, just mix 2 tbsp of turmeric and ¼ cup of sugarcane juice. Repeat the procedure as with the previous mix - wait for 15 minutes and then wash after with lukewarm water.
Turmeric works wonders for the skin - and here you can read why and how.
Sandalwood powder to remove scars from face.
Castor oil has been used as a healing agent since the days of Ancient Egypt, about 6000 years ago. It has many benefits for the body’s overall well-being as well as specifically for skin. Ricinoleic acid has antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. It can kill any bacteria and other organisms that cause redness and swollenness.
You can apply it directly to the skin with a cotton pad or mix in other ingredients to make face masks. Read in detail about all the benefits of castor oil, as well as more homemade masks.
For this mask, you will need one tbsp of castor oil with half a tbsp of baking soda. After making a smooth paste, apply on the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
Potatoes can greatly improve skin health. The enzymes found in potatoes have bleaching properties, which help lighten the skin and heal discoloration, aged skin or sunspots. They can also be beneficial for oily skin. You can use them in combination with other ingredients or just directly apply them directly on the face. Peel off the potato, cut it in half and rub it onto the skin in circular motions. Massage the face with the potato for five minutes, then wash it off with cold water.
Make some chamomile tea - place a few tea bags in boiling water (around 250ml of water for one tea bag) and let it soak for ten minutes. After that, take off the tea bags and put the tea in the refrigerator. After a couple of hours, you can use the drink. Take a cotton ball and apply on the face. Always use on a clean face. You don’t need to wash off afterward.
Tomatoes are an excellent toner. They help unclog the pores and prevent the development of acne and pimples. Take ¼ cup of cucumber water and mix it with half a cup of tomato pulp. Apply on face and leave it to act for 15 minutes. After that wash off with lukewarm water.
Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe swelling, redness, rashes, and sunburn. To make the mask you will need 2 tbsp of baking soda, 2 tbsp of water, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl to get a smooth paste. First, clean your face with water, then apply the paste. Let it sit for 15 minutes, before washing it off with room temperature water. After this, you can use a non-comedogenic moisturizer.
Rub fresh garlic or garlic juice directly on the affected area. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with room temperature water. Garlic is highly recommended because of the antimicrobial properties of allicin, its active ingredient. It’s believed that it can reduce redness and fight off those annoying pimples. Just a word of caution: allicin is really powerful, so if you have sensitive skin be careful, as it's been known to cause irritation.
There are many ways in which you can use lemons to improve skin’s health. First, you can drink freshly squeezed lemon with a glass of water every day in the morning. It’s an amazing way to wake up the body, and remove toxins. Second, you can combine lemon juice with various other ingredients and make facial masks for all skin types. Yet another way to use the lemon is by cutting it in half and applying it directly to your face. Take one lemon, cut it in half and rub it directly on the skin in circular motions. Massage the face with the lemon for up to five minutes, before washing off with cold water. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and a great skin lightening ingredient. It also removes age spots and blemishes, giving the skin a fresh look.
You will need ½ tbsp of honey, one tbsp of lemon juice, boiled water and one bag of green tea. Steep the green tea bag in the boiled water for about ten minutes. After that, remove the tea bag and add the honey and lemon juice. (You can add more honey or lemon to better suit your taste). You should drink the tea while it’s still warm. If you don’t normally drink green tea, you can start off with one cup a day. Tea lovers can drink up to three cups a day. Green tea is full of antioxidants, and has many benefits on the skin, including reducing acne breakouts.
You will need 3-4 aspirin pills, one tbsp of honey and water or jojoba oil. First, mix the honey and jojoba oil in a bowl. Then, add hot water until you get a more smooth consistency. Finally, add the aspirin pills in powdered form. When the solution has cooled down apply to affected areas with clean fingers. Leave it on for ten minutes and then wash off with room temperature water.
The acidic properties present in apple cider vinegar exfoliate dead skin cells, which reveals a healthy layer of skin cells. In order to apply on the face first dilute with water. Mix one tbsp of apple cider vinegar with one tbsp of water. You can control the intensity of this tonic by adding less or more water, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Take a cotton pad and apply the tonic on your face. Leave it to act overnight before washing off the next morning. Because it’s recommended for apple cider vinegar to stay on your face for a couple of hours it’s best done before bed. You can repeat this procedure every night.
You will need one raw egg white and one tbsp of honey. Separate the white from the yolk in a small bowl. Add one tbsp of honey in it, and mix until you get a sticky paste. You can apply this to affected areas and leave it to do its magic for 30 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water.
Take one tomato, cut it in half and rub it on the face for five to ten minutes. After that, wash off with room temperature water. Tomatoes are an excellent astringent. They are really important ingredients in many beauty products. The antioxidants in tomato, especially lycopene, fight cellular damage and skin inflammation.
Take one tbsp of bentonite clay and one tbsp of plain yogurt. Mix the bentonite clay and yogurt together. Apply on the face and wait for it to dry off. To remove the mask, wash it off with warm water.
Did you know that while the orange flesh contains about 71 milligrams, the peel contains over 136 milligrams of vitamin C? Vitamin C is a powerful tool when it comes to fighting inflammation. Orange peels have flavonoids that are known to permeate membranes and heal inflammation. They treat blackheads, dead cells, acne, and blemishes.
You can apply the orange peel directly to the skin. Just add a few drops of jojoba oil and rub it on the skin in a circular motion. Do this for five to ten minutes. After that wash your face with cold water.
Take ten almonds and let them soak in water overnight. The next morning blend them into a smooth paste. Add one to two tbsp of rose water and apply on face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then wash it off with cold water. Rose water is an excellent home remedy for clear and glowing skin that will balance your skin’s natural pH values.
Coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer for the skin. It’s believed to help reduce inflammation, heal wounds and keep the skin hydrated and soft. Additionally, it’s also used as an ingredient in many products for acne-prone skin since it possesses antimicrobial properties that fight off harmful bacteria.
It’s a hassle-free method - you can use it directly on the skin. Just buy some extra virgin coconut oil and apply a few drops on the face with a cotton pad. Massage the area for a couple of minutes to allow the skin to absorb the oil. After that, you can wipe off any excess oil away with a new cotton pad. No need to rinse it off. You can repeat this procedure twice a day for best results - once in the morning and once before bed.
Easy to make at home, and a cheap alternative to fancy moisturizes, this scrub will help your skin recover lost moisture and repair the damage caused by dryness. Using it regularly can also brighten your skin and bring back the natural glow.
Just mash half a banana (for some masks banana peels can be even more effective), then add one tbsp of sugar, and one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply a generous amount of the paste on your face (with clean fingers!) and rub it gently in a circular motion for a few minutes. Be careful not to rub too roughly because the sugar can irritate the skin. Wash it off with cool water and dry your skin with a clean towel.
For this mask, you will need half an avocado and 3-4 drops of tea tree oil. In a little bowl mash half an avocado and add 3-4 drops of the oil, mix them together thoroughly until you get a consistent and smooth paste. Apply and allow the mixture to rest on your face for 15 minutes. After that wash it off with cool water and pat your face with a clean towel to dry it off. The avocado is rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, and biotin, all of which help heal dry skin by keeping it moisturized and hydrated. The tea tree oil is famous for its antibacterial properties. Together this mix if perfect for dry skin.
Jojoba oil can help your skin in a ton of different ways and in a but we chose this mask because of a study conducted in 2012 that found that applying the mask every day for six weeks could noticeably improve skin tone and bring back skin moisture.
Mix one tbsp of the clay facial mask with one tbsp jojoba oil. Apply the mixture on your face and wait for it to dry off. After that wash off with cool water. You can repeat the application every 3-4 days.
Jojoba oil is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient, which can help fight skin infections and wrinkles, and aid wound healing.
Another way to naturally soothe dry skin is with an avocado mask made from one-half avocado, one tbsp olive oil, and one tbsp honey. Mash and mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Your skin will feel moisturized and soft.
Sunflower oil is commonly used in products for infants since it’s really gentle and safe to use even on sensitive skin. You can apply it directly to your face with a cotton pad. Dub the cotton pad in the oil and rub it on your face in circular motions. The routine will help your skin retain its moisture. The oil is high in vitamin E, A, C, and D, which will additionally nourish your skin.
Mix 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel with 1 tbsp of papaya pulp. Once you get a smooth blend, apply it on a clean and dry face. Wait 30 minutes for the mask to act on the skin, then wash off with normal water. Aloe vera is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, while the papaya dissolves dead skin cells and makes the skin lighter and softer.
To make this remedy, mix together honey and rose water - 1 tbsp each. Apply evenly on the face, but make sure you cover the T-zone completely. Let it act for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Honey is an amazing ingredient for exfoliating dead skin cells, while rose water helps control the oil on the skin, giving it a fresh and glowing look.
Peel off half a cucumber and then blend it to get a smooth paste. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of milk. Apply this on your face and wait for it to dry off, for at least 20 minutes. You can put two slices of cucumber on your eyes for even deeper relaxation. Wash it off with cool water.
Mash one banana with half a papaya together. Optionally, you can add one tbsp of honey. Mix well, until you get a smooth paste. Apply a thick layer on the face and wait to dry off. After you’re done with it wash off with cool water.
You will need around 20-30 gr of almonds and 1 tbsp of oats. Place the almonds in water and leave them to soak overnight. Next morning, blend the almonds with a little water from the bowl where they were soaking until you get a smooth paste. In the paste add 1 tbsp of oats and mix again. Apply the paste on your face and keep it for 20 minutes, before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Oats and almonds are the perfect mixture for combined skin because the oats take away excess oil on the face, but the almonds bring back moisture to soften the skin.