It is everyone’s dream to get naturally beautiful, glowing skin – men and women alike. For hundreds of years, people have been trying to achieve glowing skin through home remedies and slapping on skincare products on their faces. The demand for beautiful, flawless skin has driven up the global beauty care products industry, which is forecasted to about US$265 billion by end of 2017.
But do you really need to empty your bank account just to have that flawless complexion? Here are 5 easy ways to get that glowing skin you always wanted.
TUMERIC, MILK, HONEY MASK
Surprisingly, this important spice for cooking curries has beneficial effects on your skin! In fact, turmeric has been used for many centuries by brides in India to brighten their skin before their wedding day. It leaves their skin radiant and glowing.
It has antiseptic, anti-aging, and anti-bacterial properties which makes it an excellent choice for an essential ingredient for facial mask. Here are some anti-aging ingredients in the mask:
• Vitamin C – Promotes collagen production and maintain skin firmness and elasticity
• Vitamin B6 – Encourages new skin to form and removal of dead skin cells
• Calcium – Promotes healing of the skin especially when it is red and inflamed with acne
Mix 1 portion of milk and honey and one-quarter portion of turmeric powder. Apply on clean, dry skin and let it sit for 10 minutes or until the mask becomes dry. Rinse it off with cool water. Do this once a week and see the difference for yourself!
Lemon is a great natural antibacterial ingredient that can help treat acne and blackheads, which keeps you from having a clear, bright skin. Rich in vitamin C and citric acid, it is also an effective skin brightener because the beneficial goodness of lemon helps to lighten the skin and remove dead skin from the skin surface to reveal newer, firmer skin.
Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl and add two tablespoons of honey. Mix it well until it becomes thick. Apply on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash your face with cool water. Repeat this once a week and see the clear, smooth skin you always wanted!
MEDICAL AESTHETIC TREATMENT: RESTYLANE SKINBOOSTERS
For those people who don’t have the luxury of time to see results from home remedies (like myself), you can consider Restylane SkinBoosters treatment. It is a common treatment that is offered by most medical aesthetic clinics in Singapore.
Old-looking, unattractive skin appears so because of the wrinkles and fine lines and the lack of hydration in the skin. Restylane Skinboosters provide long-lasting deep hydration with a healthy, luminous glow.
It works by delivering stabalised hyaluronic acid just under the skin using a series of micro-injections. This treatment is completely safe and compatible with the human body. You can see your face becoming visibly smoother and plumper because of the hydration, leaving you looking luminous for months!
EXFOLIATE ONCE A WEEK
One of the main causes of dull looking skin is because of the accumulation of dead skin cells on your face.
Set aside some time every week to properly exfoliate your skin. If your skin tends to be oily and clog easily, you should exfoliate the dead skin cells by removing them with a gentle exfoliant.
There is no need to spend so much money to buy an exfoliant. You could easily make an equally effective exfoliant right in your kitchen! A simple scrub of sugar mixed with honey can make a great exfoliant. Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Do this once a week and be amazed by the result!
Sometimes relying on home remedies may not be enough to give you the luminous skin you really want. Visit a reputable medi-spa and get a facial that helps to renew your skin and get rid of the old, dead skin cells that are causing you to have dull skin.
Some facials that are beneficial are those that provides some deep cleansing. You could also see a doctor after the facial for a chemical peel to renew your skin and enjoy smoother, brighter skin.