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The natural skin glow is on the top list of any woman. As we age, we lose our glow which might affect our confidence and self-esteem. The only resort is cosmetic products. However, these products do not guarantee positive results, they are in high demand.

Achieving glowing skin may be tricky due to inadequate sleep, tight work schedules, harmful sunrays, alcohol consumption, stressful lifestyles, and smoking. When age keeps up with you, you tend to lose the glow. Fortunately, you can slow down the effects.

Did you know you can renew and retain your skin glow from your kitchen? It is easy with natural remedies. However, you may start seeing results after some time, you are sure of a safer way to help you look beautiful again.

Here are some remedies to try:

Banana and milk

For your skin nourishment, hydration, and overall health, bananas are your way out. They are rich in minerals and Vitamins A, B, C, and E that lighten blemishes while keeping your skin soft, glowing, and supple.

You will need a ripe banana and 2 teaspoons of milk. Mash the banana and add milk to create a paste to apply on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it off.

Lemon and sugar

Lemons are rich in Vitamin C which is effective for removing tan and clearing blemishes from your skin. On the other side, sugar has an exfoliating agent to help clear dead cells.

Mix 2 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons sugar to create a paste. Apply it on your in circular motions and leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Do this 2-3 times a week for better results. Since lemon makes your skin photosensitive, you may need to apply sunscreen anytime you sneak out.

Virgin coconut oil

This secret recipe is effective for dry skin. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin and retains the glow due to its essential fatty acids. It can act as a sunscreen as it protects your skin from UV radiation.

Warm your virgin oil slightly and apply it on your face and neck in circular motions. Leave it overnight. For best results, apply it every day before going to bed. To exfoliate your skin, you can add a tablespoon of sugar.

Cucumber and yoghurt

Cucumber is filled with oxidants that rejuvenate, replenish, nourishes, and heals. It’s a natural cooling and improves complexion.

Mix a grated cucumber and 2-3 tablespoon of yogurt. Beat well and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and wash off with cold water, preferably 3-4 times a week.

Honey

Honey does not only soothe your skin but leaves it moisturized and wrinkle-free.  For a youthful and glowing, damp your skin with a towel and apply the honey evenly as you massage it. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse off with warm water. You can use this remedy daily for the best results.

Turmeric, gram flour and milk

Turmeric is a rich remedy that contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that protect and eliminate harmful radicals that damage the skin. It ensures you have a glowing yet blemish-free face. The gram flour is effective for cleansing and brightening the skin.

Add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 4 tablespoon gram flour to enough milk or water for your magical paste. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse with plain water. Do this 1-2 times a week for better results.

Aloe Vera gel, turmeric, honey and milk

This magical plant is loaded with healing and nourishing properties. It rejuvenates and nourishes your skin giving it a natural glow.

Add 1 tablespoon aloe Vera gel, 1 teaspoon honey, a pinch of turmeric, and 1 teaspoon milk to make a paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. This remedy can be used 1-2 times a week.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is known for its moisturizing, glowing, and nourishing properties. It is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols which prevent skin damage, repairs and protect it from free radicals.

Apply olive oil on your face and neck evenly. Massage in circles especially the cheeks and forehead for 2-3 minutes. Dip your towel in warm water and wring out excess water and place it on your face for 30 seconds. Wipe the oil from your face with a warm towel. You can do this every night before going to bed.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a perfect exfoliator for dead skin cells and neutralizing the skins PH. It also has antibacterial properties that prevent infection.

Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon extra virgin oil for a paste. Apply the paste on a damp face and neck in circular motions. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off.  You can apply it once a week.

Baking soda may require a patch test as it can be sensitive depending on your skin type.

For glowing skin, these remedies are ideal. However, you should not expect magic to change your skin. Patience and consistency will guarantee you the best results. Keep on being gorgeous as you glow!

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