If you ask a woman about what she desires in life, having picture-perfect glowing skin is one thing that she’ll place on the list. But sadly, there’s no easy fix to get radiant skin. Regular skin care is the only way to get glowing skin naturally, without any makeup.
But lack of sleep, stress, aging, pollution, harmful sun rays, and following an unhealthy diet rip that natural glow from the skin, leaving it dull and shabby. Have you been there, too? Unfortunately, you cannot always protect your skin from environmental stressors, as they are a part of our lives. Work-related stress also continues to take a toll on our skin health.
However, you can always follow simple remedies and a healthy diet to restore the lost radiance to the skin. Ayurveda has many such glowing skin secrets that can help us protect our skin. Ayurvedic tools like facial oils, packs, scrubs, and ubtans gently nourish your skin, cleanse the pores, soothe the skin, and breathe better. And what’s more interesting is that you can find most of these ingredients in your kitchen!
So, if you’ve always wondered how to get glowing skin, these natural remedies for healthy and radiant skin will be your answer.
1. Apply Turmeric Paste On Your Skin:
Turmeric is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic ingredients for the skin. In Sanskrit, it’s known by names such as “Haridra” (“The Yellow One”), “Gauri” (“The One Whose Face is Light and Shining”), and “Kanchani” (“Golden Goddess”). These names and the ancient traditions of women applying turmeric (haldi) on their faces are evidence of its ability to reveal a glowing complexion.
How To Make: Mix one teaspoon of Turmeric powder with 4 tablespoons of Gram Flour and add enough milk or water to form a smooth paste.
How And When To Apply:
- Apply the paste to your face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 20 mins.
- Rinse it off with plain water.
- Repeat this process once or twice a week.
Why This Works: Turmeric contains curcumin, which has strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. So it eliminates the harmful free radicals that damage the skin. Turmeric also keeps the skin supple and glowing by enhancing collagen production. Gram flour makes the skin clean and bright by gently cleansing it.
2. Tone Your Skin With Rose Water:
Rose is a special Ayurvedic ingredient that has soothing properties. It’s known to balance Sadhaka Pitta, which controls our emotions and makes us calmer and happier. By removing stress and impurities from our skin, rose water helps get a natural glow.
Rose water for a glowing complexion:
How To Use: Though there are ways to make rose water at home, we recommend using Pure Rose Water prepared using steam distillation. Glamour World Ayurvedic’s Pure Rose Water is one such option.
How And When To Apply: Soak a cotton ball or spray directly with rose water and apply it all over the face and neck. Repeat this process every morning and evening. Alternatively, store your bottle of rose water in the refrigerator.
Why This Works: Rosewater is generally used as a toner to clean and refresh the skin. Stimulating blood circulation also brightens the skin tone and balances the skin’s pH.
3. Use Sandalwood Powder On Your Skin:
Sandalwood is famous for its fragrance, known as The Fragrance of Paradise, according to the Hindu religion. Sandalwood induces Saumanasya Janana (Tranquillity, Placidity, Mind-Body Union) and is a long-lasting solution for smooth, taut, and younger-looking skin.
How To Make: Mix two spoons of sandalwood or chandan powder and Rose Water in a bowl to make a smooth paste.
How And When To Apply: Apply the paste all over the face and neck and rinse it after 15 to 20 mins. Repeat this twice a week.
Why This Works: The antiseptic properties in Sandalwood prevents pimples, acne and sores from developing. As one of the oldest blood cleaners, it also helps remove pigmentation and dark spots.
4. Apply Ripe Papaya On Your Skin:
Ripe papaya contains an enzyme called papain. It acts as a mild exfoliator that removes the top layer of dead cells on the face, making your skin radiant and younger-looking.
How To Use: Take a few pieces of ripe papaya and add one teaspoon of Sandalwood powder or Multani Mitti and one teaspoon of honey. Mix these ingredients to get a paste-like consistency.
How And When To Apply:
- Apply the paste over the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes.
- Rinse off with cool water.
- Repeat this once every week.
Why This Works: Papaya clears the dirt and oil that accumulates on our face can lead to acne and breakouts on the face. Multani Mitti absorbs the excess fat and honey, moisturizes and hydrates the skin. Honey also helps in reducing blemishes. Overall, this face pack is an anti-aging and skin-firming pack that gives you glowing skin.
Alternatively, you can also use Insta Glow Face Pack by Glamour World Ayurvedic infused with the richness of papaya and the goodness of Kakadu Plum and Ginseng.
5. Massage Your Skin With Aloe Vera Gel:
How To Use: Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a just pinch of turmeric and one teaspoon of honey in a bowl. For more better results also add a teaspoon of milk to it.
How And When To Apply:
- Apply the mixture to the face and neck and leave it for about 15-20 minutes.
- Then rinse it off with lukewarm water, and pat it dry. Do this once or twice a week.
Why It Works: The ultimate remedy for skin problems is Aloe Vera. It nourishes, heals, and rejuvenates the skin to give it a natural glow.
6.Ayurvedic Ubtan For A Glowing Skin:
How To Make:
- Grind 1 cup of split red lentils (masoor dal) or chickpea flour (besan)
- ¼ cup of raw rice,
- Grind 8 to 9 almonds separately or together
- Lastly add ½ cup of oatmeal and a pinch of turmeric powder to this.
Mix this powdered mixture well and add enough water or rose water to make it a smooth paste. Alternatively, you can use Glamor World Ayurvedic Ubtan, one of the most effective glowing skin home remedies. Glow fresh and glow active ubtan powder are our best sellers.
How And When To Apply: Apply the paste evenly over the face and neck. You can also apply it all over the body. Let the pack dry, and then wash it off with plain water. You can repeat this once every 7 to 10 days.
Why It Works: Ubtan is a face pack recipe passed down from generation. It is mainly used for healthy and glowing skin. The lentils, rice, and oatmeal will help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin. We all know turmeric will help fade blemishes and give a natural glow. Almonds also help in nourishing the skin and keep it hydrated.
7. Moisturize Your Skin With Honey:
How And When To Apply: Apply pure honey evenly on a clean and damp face and massage it thoroughly for a few minutes. Then, wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this on every alternative day.
Why It Works: The anti-microbial and hygroscopic properties in honey give you clear and soft skin. As it is rich in antioxidants, honey reduces blemishes and makes the skin soft and healthy.
Diet For Glowing Skin:
In Ayurveda, there’s an equal emphasis on eating the right food. Healthy skin is impossible to get and maintain without a healthy diet. Having fresh fruits and vegetables in meals will always help you get younger and glowing skin as they store many vitamins and minerals.
Some of the best fruits for glowing skin are papaya, oranges, guava, mangoes, and kiwi.
Vegetables like carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, and green leafy vegetables also will give you glowing skin. Remember, what you eat also reflects on your skin.
To conclude, following these glowing skin tips and using the best products for glowing skin can help you maintain clear, radiant skin. If you need help creating your best skincare routine, you can book a free consultation with our Ayurvedic beauty experts.