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Natural Remedies for a Glowing Complexion

A naturally radiant and blemish-free complexion that gives off a seductive golden glow is the beauty dream we all intend to achieve. Some of us turn to expensive cosmetic products, overwhelming glow-creams, agonizing cosmetic procedures and other synthetic measures that do more harm than good.

Those of us who turn to nature get to enjoy the best of their natural beauty without having to burn they bank balance at Sephora. You see, nature offers us an exotic blend of nutrients, antioxidants and skin-healthy agents that work wonders at helping us achieving all our beauty goals.

Here, take a look at some of these most indulgent and powerful natural face packs for a radiant glow:

Almond Face Mask

Almond is extremely beneficial for the skin, it not only helps overcome dullness, but also enhances the texture and colour of the skin. You simply need 4 almonds and some milk to soak in the almonds. Basically, you have to soak the almonds in milk in the morning, and at night, mash them up and add in some more milk to create a smooth paste.

Generously apply this paste all over your face and let it stay overnight. In the morning, rinse it off with cold water, and the striking effects will be too vivid to be denied. You’ll find your face glowing with a much lighter skin tone, and a silky smoothness. If your skin is dry, be sure to use this mask every day for best results.

Cucumber & Lime Juice

Cucumber has potent skin lightening benefits, and it also aids in soothing away sunburns. And when you mix up its powerful antioxidant profile with the citric goodness of lime juice, you create the best face pack to lighten your skin tone and pamper your oily skin.

All you need is one tablespoon of cucumber juice, one teaspoon turmeric powder, one teaspoon lime juice and one teaspoon glycerine. Whisk in all the ingredients and apply it all over your face with a small cotton ball. Allow it to dissolve into the deepest layers of your skin for at least 15 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water.

Gram Flour Face Pack

Gram flour is one of the most powerful skin care ingredients of an Indian beauty routine, for it works wonders at flushing out dirt, dust and all other pollutants that dull our complexion by piling up in our skin all day long. You just need one generous tablespoon of gram flour, one teaspoon of turmeric powder, one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lime juice, and some rose water.

Mix in all the ingredients to form a smooth paste that you can apply all over your face and neck. Let it dry for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water. It will instantly brighten up your complexion, leaving behind a silky softness that begs to be touched. You can make this face mask your daily exfoliation routine!

Banana Face Mask

Bananas are loaded with antioxidants and when you pair it up with the goodness of eggs and fresh curd, you create the ultimate face mask to eliminate dullness and dryness. You simply need to mash up half a banana and mix it with one tablespoon of curd and one egg white.

When the mixture has turned into a smooth paste, apply it all over your face, and let it stay for at least 20 minutes. Once you rinse it off, you’ll be delighted to see the radiant glow it leaves behind on your skin.

Chamomile Tea Face Mask

This chamomile tea and oatmeal face mask is nothing short of a magic trick, for it will brighten your complexion and give you a glowing radiance in no more than 15 minutes. You just need to mix ¼ cup of chamomile tea with the same quantity of oatmeal, and then whisk in 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 drops of almond oil. Create a smooth paste and apply it all over your face and neck.

Cucumber & Watermelon

Cucumber and watermelon are loaded with water and antioxidants, which help cleanse away all toxins and pollutants to leave behind an evenly-toned and blemish-free skin tone. This amazing face pack contains cucumber and watermelon juice, which acts as skin-toners to brighten the complexion, while yogurt tightens the skin, leaving behind a soft texture.

You’ll need 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice, 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice, 1 tablespoon of fresh yogurt and 1tsp milk powder. Mix in all the ingredients to form a smooth paste that you can apply all over your face and neck.

Sunflower Seeds

For centuries, Indian Ayurveda has recommended the use of sunflower seeds to lighten skin complexion, and with a few strands of saffron added to the concoction, you can strengthen your skin cells and fight away dullness.

All you need is 3 tablespoons of sunflower seeds, which you have to soak overnight in milk. In the morning, grind the seeds and toss in a few strands of saffron before applying the mask to your face.

Oatmeal Face Mask

This oatmeal and tomato face mask works as a remarkable exfoliator, which will help you get rid of all the dead skin and pollutants that pile up on your face all day long. Tomato juice helps lighten the complexion, while yogurt helps beat premature aging by tightening up the skin.

Just mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with one tablespoon of tomato juice, and two tablespoons of yogurt. Apply the paste all over your face and neck, and let it dry for at least 20 minutes for best results.

Potato & Lemon

Potato and lemon juice is an excellent remedy to soothe away sunburns and the horrid discolorations that tend to occur after a day outdoors. These two ingredients are powerful skin lighteners, and you can apply this mask all over your body to fix all the ugly sun-tanning mishaps naturally. Just mixture both juices in equal amounts and apply it wherever it is needed.

Dried Orange Peel & Curd

If you want your face to glow with a golden radiance, girl, you need to dry up some orange peels and use them to create the most indulgent and amazing face pack. Grind up some orange peels until they turn to powder, and mix it with 2 tablespoons of fresh curd to form a smooth paste.

Apply it all over your face and neck, and let it stay for at least 20 minutes before you wash it off with lukewarm water. This face mask will also help you eliminate scars and blemishes from your skin.

Walnut Powder & Cream

This walnut powder and lemon juice concoction make an excellent skin exfoliation mask to eliminate all dead skin cells and dirt that diminish your face glow and radiance. You’ll need two tablespoons of walnut powder, one tablespoon of cream, one tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon honey.

Apply the paste all over your face and neck and then scrub gently in circular motions. Let it stay for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Jasmine Flower Face Mask

Here’s an amazing brightening face mask for super-sensitive skin: crush some fresh jasmine flowers and mix them with one tablespoon sugar and two tablespoons of fresh yogurt to form a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and let it stay for 15 minutes.

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Written by Lara Kroft