Every day you see all those beauty gurus with their gorgeous Skin and you just wonder how they do it. And then they release a video about their skincare routine and it’s full of chemicals. You get turned off instantly, isn’t it? All those chemicals on your skin would mean a huge breakout!
Therefore, you want all-natural options for skincare that really work.
Luckily, you have come to the right place! With our list of natural ingredients, your skin gets the nourishment it deserves to look healthy and glowing.
1. Gels and Oils
One of the best ingredients for glowing skin is aloe vera. The gel in aloe vera prevents acne and wrinkles while hydrating and naturally moisturising your skin. Combining the gel with some lemon juice creates a facemask that lightens spots and blemishes, giving your skin a more even look.
Similarly, using coconut oil, olive oil or any essential oils delivers gorgeous results. Olive oil, especially, matches the natural oils of your skin, making it glow naturally. It also prevents the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.
Some other all-natural oils that boost your skin’s health and make you glow are:
- Coconut oil moisturises and nourishes your skin
- Argan oil reduces signs of ageing by improving skin elasticity
- Sunflower seed oil minimises sun damage
- Lemon and grapefruit essential oils brighten the skin and give it a renewed and refreshed look
- Abyssinian seed oil is anti-inflammatory, conditions the skin, and regenerates cells. It is also highly moisturising while absorbing fast and not leaving a sticky finish on the skin.
It is recommended to use a combination of a few oils rather than only one. Since different oils have different benefits, combining them into one face oil gives you the maximum benefits.
The next set of ingredients that give you glowing skin are in powder form. These consist of turmeric, baking soda, ubtan, and multani mitti.
Turmeric and baking soda, with their anti-inflammatory properties, and specifically turmeric’s anti-oxidant richness, fight off acne, pimples and dry skin in no time. Recommended for people with oily skin, using a turmeric or baking powder based facemask once and twice a week respectively, gives you the glowing skin you deserve.
Ubtan is a powdered mix of Ayurvedic herbs that is at the forefront of the skincare industry. It makes the skin supple and soft after one use. Making an ubtan facemask out of sandalwood powder, papaya paste, bananas, besan and milk, gives your skin the desired glow.
Multani mitti has proven itself repeatedly. It deeply cleanses the skin of all impurities while adding natural oils into it, leaving it radiant. Combining multani mitti with some tomato juice, sandalwood powder and turmeric powder gives you the best acne and dryness combatant.
So many fruits have benefits for your skin. In this article, we are focussing on 4 – lemons, oranges, cucumbers, and bananas. Although there are fruits like papayas and mulberries, which boost your skin’s natural health, these are the most versatile and commonly used.
Lemons and oranges are rich in vitamin C since they are citrus fruits. Vitamin C plays a major role in collagen synthesis, which lessens the appearance of wrinkles. Simultaneously, citric acid brightens the skin, improving complexion while reducing blemishes. The antimicrobial properties in the orange peel fight acne and pimples, giving your face a smooth finish.
Cucumbers are known for their cooling, anti-inflammatory nature. Using them on your eyes reduces dark circles, boosting radiance. Combining cucumber with curd gives you the naturally lightening facemask you deserve, which leaves your skin glowing and healthy.
Bananas are brilliant skin moisturisers, particularly for dry skin. Mashing a banana with milk or honey creates a facemask that fights pimples, prevents wrinkles, and boosts your skin’s natural health. In both cases, honey and milk are also very good at making your skin glow, with their natural properties.
- Carrot Juice, Rose Water and Egg Whites
Since these three do not fit into any of the previous categories, they receive a category of their own.
Carrot juice: Drinking a glass of fresh carrot juice every day increases your skin’s health. It reduces inflammation and fights acne, acting as a natural moisturiser and toner.
Rosewater: Known for its skin lightening properties, rose water evens out your complexion and strengthens the skin cells.
Egg whites: As natural skin softeners and moisturisers, egg whites help remove fine lines and wrinkles from the skin. They help make the skin look fair, lustrous and soft.
However, many times, making a facemask at home requires time you do not have. For your all-natural fix, turn to IHA! Our products are created using Ayurvedic methods and we use all-natural ingredients.
With our help, you can give your skin that gorgeous all-natural glow in no time!