Sticking to a healthy oil-free diet, clocking proper sleep hours, twists and turns every morning on the yoga mat – your umpteenth attempts towards achieving a flawless glowing skin might have disappointed you in terms of results. It’s not your efforts but the ever-increasing pollution levels that stay gaping between you and your healthy skin.
Smog and various other dust particles steal the charm and glow from your skin rendering it dull. Apart from the air pollutants, several other agents of pollution lead to slow skin damage, of which the added chlorine in swimming pools is a significant one. Knowing that an anti-pollution shield is not the feasible option, here’s listing down a few tips of the external layer of protection of home remedies to cleanse your skin from within that will help you go closer to the flawless, healthy skin.
Honey and Lime Juice
The most outrageous of all skin issues is the sun-tan. No matter how particular you are with the sunscreen lotions and other anti-tan skin products, a long day out in the sun and pollution does result in a sun-tan coating on your skin. Well, well, here’s one of the most effective home remedies to fight away sun-tan- lime juice and honey. In 2:1 ratio, raw lime juice and honey blended to a not-so-flowy consistency can do wonders to a suntanned skin. It rather deep cleanses the skin from within and works very fast.
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of honey. Wash your face with a cleanser. Apply the mixture over the face and neck. Avoid the eyes. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes and then wash with cold water.
A number of skin products come with the tag of ‘papaya extracts.’ Yes, it’s true; papaya does lighten your skin tone. Instead of going for the chemical beauty products, try out the fruit pulp itself, all in the raw form. The blemishes, dark circles or any pigmentation are absolutely discarded on the application of papaya pulp to your skin.
Rub the pulp on the affected areas like face, neck for about 15 to 30 minutes and then wash off with normal water.
Neem (Indian lilac) and turmeric
While buying skin products, you must have come across this quintessential tag of ‘neem and turmeric extracts.’ Applying a thick semi-solid consistency of neem leaves and raw turmeric on the face and other sun-tanned parts of the skin cleanses and purifies the skin from within. It keeps pimples and rashes away owing to the antiseptic properties of both the ingredients. A little yellow tinge on your skin is likely to be there for a day, but your skin will be softer and clearer than ever for the next couple of days.
Take some fresh neem leaves and make it a fine paste with water. Add a few pinches of turmeric powder. Mix well. Wash the face before applying. Apply the paste and leave it for about 10-15 minutes and then wash with cold water.
A Diet Rich in Omega 3
More than external remedies, a proper diet is what your skin craves for. No matter how much choosy you may be with food, do keep in mind that food rich in Omega 3 is the key to prevention of harmful sun radiations. The fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 aid your skin with an internal shield against the sun radiations. Spinach, oyster, walnuts, meat, eggs, kidney beans, and salmon are some rich sources of these essential fatty acids.
Hydration of Your Skin
Sufficient water supply is another inevitable necessity of your skin. Drinking about 5-6 glasses of water in the morning helps a lot to keep your skin properly hydrated.
Apart from the remedies mentioned above, consumption of shredded or ground turmeric along with jaggery, ginger, and green tea also helps in purifying your skin from within. Along with your sunscreen lotions, these home remedies will cater to your skin problems as well.