A glowing skin is something we all dream of. A glowing face boosts your confidence level and makes you look active and good. But hectic lifestyle, dirt, pollution and unhealthy eating habits have been stealing away your natural glow. Of course, there are many cosmetics and salon treatments available in the market that promise to give your skin an instant glow and charm. But in the long run, these cosmetics can harm your skin due to the presence of chemicals in them. The creams and foundation you use can make your skin damaged, which leads to skin problems, rashes, and irritations, etc.
So, makeup is not the only thing that makes you look gorgeous, but there are many other factors that contribute to your beauty. There are certain home remedies which can make you look much better and flawless, and have no side effects as well. Here are few homemade instant glow face packs and scrubs that are pocket-friendly and can be prepared at your own convenience. The best part is that all the ingredients are readily available at home with no cost! Hence, it is time to save your hard earned money and pamper your skin.
Papaya is rich in enzymes and vitamin A, C that rejuvenates and nourishes your skin and helps in restoring fairness and natural glow to the skin. The natural bleaching properties in papaya give an instant glow to your face, by penetrating through the skin pores and exfoliating from deep within.
Take a thin slice of papaya and mash it well by adding little rose water so that pulp can be made. Apply this pulp on the face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes before you wash off with cold water. It gives your dull skin a healthy look and glow. This remedy is suitable for all the skin types which will add a natural instant glow on the face.
Take half a bowl of papaya pulp (mashed) and add a half teaspoon of sandalwood powder to it. Add a few drops of rose water and about 1/4th teaspoon of aloe vera gel to the mixture and mix well to make a paste. Apply this paste to your entire face and neck, and leave it for half an hour. Later, wash it off with warm water and pat dry. All the dead skin would be washed away with this application, leaving behind a fresh and glowing skin. You can use this face pack daily for a long lasting glow.
Banana is a source of natural anti-oxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals damage your skin cells and make the skin dry, dull, patchy and wrinkled. Hence, this tasty fruit fights the damaged and dry sensitive skin and makes it look amazing and glowing.
Take a banana and mash it properly with a spoon. Once you get a smooth pulp, add the same amount of honey in it. Honey is excellent to provide glowing skin and radiance on the face. Apply the paste on your face and massage it gently. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash off with normal water. Like gold, your face would instantly begin to shine. All the extra unwanted oil would be washed away, and a noticeable charm and sparkling face would be brought forward.
Take a banana and mash it properly to make a smooth pulp. Mix the mashed banana with a few drops of honey, add 3/4th teaspoon of curd and a few drops of rose water to give a magical impact on your face. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Then clean your face with water, pat dry and observe the result. Banana and honey add sheen to the skin, they control extra oil and remove the unnatural sebum to a large extent. Particularly suitable for oily skin, this face pack offers something for other skin types too.
Want a resplendent glow in minutes? Tomato has natural skin whitening and bleaching agents, that reduces the excess oil off your skin. The pH level of your skin balances on its use and when they are used with correct ingredients, your skin instantly begins to glow. And the tons of vitamin C and antioxidants in tomato help lightens dark marks, brown spots and sun spots on face.
Take a half overripe tomato, pour a small measure of honey over it and gently rub on your face for 1 minute. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. It gives a refreshing glow to your face, especially beneficial for those with an oily skin.
Take one tomato and mash it into a puree and add some sugar to it. Mix them properly and apply the mixture on your face. After 15-20 minutes, massage your face using mild strokes in the upward direction. Do it for 10 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. Tomatoes with sugar help to remove all the blemishes and dark spots and hence give an instant glow to your face. However, the glow stays for two to three hours only. Therefore, apply this pack twice a week for a month, and discover the forever fairness in your face.
4. Red Clay
Red clay contains iron oxide, which is again a natural ingredient to brighten up your skin instantly. Experience the magic of a suitable red clay mask to add an instant glow to your otherwise dull skin.
Simply take 3/4th teaspoon of red clay and mix to it a pinch of turmeric, ½ teaspoon of orange peel powder, 4 to 5 drops of honey and sufficient amount of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your neck and face properly, and let it dry for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water. This face mask increases the supply of blood to your skin by making it brighter, fairer and glowing.
Honey and turmeric add to the glow already offered by red clay. Applying this face pack on a regular basis can give radiant, fair, pink, glowing and impeccable skin.
Oats are the unsung heroes when it comes to skin care! They are rich in nutrients which are why they will help to impart a natural glow on your face instantly. Oats form the most natural scrub with the goodness of antioxidants. An oat face pack not just adds a spontaneous glow to the skin, but also it lightens dark spots visibly. This beauty tip is great for dry skin and it deeply nourishes the skin.
Take some oatmeal and put an equal amount of milk in it. Take 1 teaspoonful that is enough. Mix them to make a paste and apply gently on your face. Leave it to get dry completely and then rinse with warm water for a smooth glowing face.
Soak 5 tablespoons of oats in warm water for about 15-20 minutes, and then mash it into a paste. To this paste, add 5-7 drops of rose water, 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder and 3/4th teaspoon of curd. Combine them properly into a paste. The final paste contains tiny granules of oats, which acts as a scrub. Apply this scrub to your face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. With your wet fingers, scrub your face properly for next 10 minutes with gentle strokes and then wash the paste off with water. A clean, flawless and wrinkle free skin would be visible to your naked eyes instantly.
Watermelon is a natural toner, which keeps your skin clear from all the blemishes and dark spots. It is also good to induce the instant glow on the face.
Take a slice of watermelon and rub that gently on the skin. Keep this for 15-20 minutes and let the juices work to reduce the tan, lighten pimple marks and to get the glow on the face. This is the easiest and fast way for instant glow on the face. This can be tried by all skin types especially in summers when skin gets tanned.
Mix 2 tablespoons each of cucumber juice and watermelon juice, and 1 teaspoon each of curd and milk powder. Make a smooth paste out of it. Apply this paste on your face and wash off after 20 minutes, to see fairer and glowing skin.
Saffron is an excellent skin whitening agent and gives you a soft, supple and glowing skin. Simply soak half teaspoon of saffron in a teaspoon of milk for about 6 to 8 hours. Now add 1 teaspoon of honey to this milk. Mix them well and apply it on your face. After 20-30 minutes wash your face with cold water and pat dry. Your face will instantly glow like saffron and you will have a baby soft skin. Regular usage of this pack would make your face fairer and presentable, forever.
Yogurt, especially for the dry skin, helps to achieve an instant glow. Just take some yogurt and rub on the face. Leave this for 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water to see your glowing face. This pack is easy and quick to do before the parties and weddings.
9. Gram flour or Besan
Besan lightens up your skin tone, making you look fairer and glowing. You just have to take 3 teaspoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons of milk cream. Mix all these ingredients together and make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face with the help of a brush, and leave it to dry for half an hour. Remove the pack with your damp hands, and gradually wash it off completely. You would notice an instant fairness and glow on your face. And with its regular use, your skin becomes tight and makes your face fair and full of youth forever.
10. Rose Petals and Milk Cream
Rose petals add freshness to your skin, while milk cream, which is full of nutrients and vitamins will make your dry, dull skin appear smooth and glowing.
Just take few rose petals and 2 teaspoons of cream milk. Grind both of them together and store it in your refrigerator to form a thick paste. Gently apply this killer pack all over your face and neck, massage for 2 to 3 minutes with the help of your fingertips, and let it stay there for about half an hour. Wash it off with cold water and you would instantly notice a baby smooth and fair skin complexion. Use this on a daily basis for a forever glowing skin.
Cucumber helps to heal sunburns with its cooling effect, whereas lemon juice lightens up your face by removing all the dirt and excess oil. Take 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice and mix 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice, glycerine and turmeric to it. Mix them properly and apply it on your face with the help of a cotton ball. After 15 minutes, wash it off with cold water. Instantly you will be able to see the difference from oily and dull to a fresh and glowing skin.
12. Bread Crumbs
Breadcrumbs give natural fairness to your face and reduce all the fine lines of wrinkles and provide a baby soft face. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons of bread crumbs and mix 2 teaspoons of milk cream to it, to make a smooth paste. When the bread crumbs soften, apply this mask on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off and pat dry. You would instantly feel a soft and clear skin complexion. Your skin pores get cleansed thoroughly and an ever fresh face skin would remain with you.
13. Rice and Milk
Rice is an excellent skin toner and removes all the dirt from your face from deep within, and makes you look flawless. Just soak 1 teaspoon of rice in 1 tablespoon of milk for half an hour. Then, grind it properly forming a granular paste. Apply this paste on your face and after 10 minutes with your wet fingers, scrub it in circular motions for 5 minutes. Wash it off and pat dry. Your face will become soft, fairer and glowing instantly. Repeat this process every alternate day and to get an even toned skin.
14. Apple and Honey
Apple keeps you healthy and thus your skin also becomes healthier. Take an apple and grind it into a paste. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to this paste and apply it on your face. After 15-20 minutes, wash it off with cold water and pat dry. Naturally, your cheeks would start glowing and all the dirt particles from the skin pores would vanish. Experience a tight and healthy skin on its regular use.
15. Sugar and Lemon
This is an instant glow scrub pack which has multiple benefits. This will exfoliate the face and brings a smooth glow on the face.
Mix sugar and lemon juice in equal amounts. Let the mixture aside for 2-3 minutes so that the sugar cubes melts in case they are chunky. Apply the mixture and scrub the face in circular movements. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off to see an instant glow.
Going all natural is always better, isn’t it? Why put your skin through harsh chemical reactions when you can get similar glow with all things natural? Yes, it takes a little effort, but nothing good comes easy, right?