March 27, 2016
Women often complain to me that their skin begins to look lackluster and dull as they age. They believe that gone are the days of dewy, glowing skin. But there are plenty of cosmetic products and home remedies that you can do to restore the youthful, glowing appearance you desire. Check out some of our great facial products and services on our Facial Products Page for highly effective, quality skin care products. If you prefer to go the homemade route, check out some remedies that you can easily create today with many products you probably already have in your kitchen.
Ice. Take a cube of ice out of the freezer and rub it over your face and neck. Not only does this improve the blood flow to your face, which creates an instantaneous glow, but it will close your pores before you apply your makeup. Another fun trick is to drop some moisturizer onto the ice cube before you rub it on, which makes for a great double application of moisture and glow.
Essential oils. A few dabs of oils like olive oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil on your cheekbones will give you an instant glow. Another happy side effect is that your skin will pick up the slightly sweet smell of the oil.
Sugar scrubs. You can easily create a glowing facial scrub from sugar and adding equal parts lemon juice and olive oil. This will not only moisturize your skin and leave it looking dewy, but it will slough off some of the dead skin cells that accumulate over the course of the day or night.
Turmeric. Turmeric is a spice used for cooking with a mild ginger smell. It’s bright yellow in color, so you don’t want to use too much. Create a gentle paste with some turmeric powder and a little bit of lemon juice. Apply it to your face like a mask, then wash it off with cold water when it dries. Warning: if you use too much turmeric, your face may retain a slightly yellow twinge. Another variation of this homemade face mask is to use orange juice in lieu of the lemon juice.
Potato. An unlikely use for the starchy side dish, a potato can leave your skin glowing and polished. It works as a bleaching agent to lighten your skin in a very short amount of time. Slice a whole potato and place a slice into water for a few minutes to soak. Rub it on your face for several seconds, and revel in your dewy skin.
Tomato. Another unlikely source for skin care, the pulp of a tomato also aids in lightening your skin. Take the pulp of a ripe tomato and gently rub it over your face for several seconds. You may want to splash some cold water on your face afterwards, as you may have a sticky situation on your hands!
Water. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your body not only stays hydrated, but your skin stays glowing and youthful. Drink water instead of caffeine and sugary drinks. By replacing just one glass of soda a day with water, you will do wonders for your skin. Water is the body’s most common element, and your skin needs it to stay plump and elastic. Don’t skimp on your daily dosage of water!
Cucumber and lemon. The mixture of cucumber and lemon makes for not just a great brightening agent for your skin, but a lovely smelling face product. Mix equal parts cucumber juice and lemon juice, and sprinkle in a pinch of turmeric powder. Again, not too much turmeric, or your face will look yellow. Apply the mixture to your face for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off.
Milk. Your first instinct may be to drink the milk, but applying it to your face actually leaves your skin brightened and glowing. Massage a tablespoon of milk and several drops of lemon juice into your face and neck, then rinse off after about 15 minutes. You can adjust this mixture by adding a pinch of turmeric or a pinch of saffron, both of which will add to your healthy glow. Be cautious when adding spices with a strong color to any of your facial scrub or mask mixtures, as it may tint your skin that color.
Tea leaves. Again, your first thought may be to drink the tea, but tea leaves have a great way of leaving your skin look and feel dewy. Boil a tablespoon of loose leaf tea in water. Once cooled, strain the leaves out. Mix 2 parts of the tea-infused water with 1 part brown sugar and 1 part cream. Massage the mixture into your skin and leave on like a face mask for about ten minutes. Rinse off with cold water and your skin will be left looking youthful and rejuvenated.
There is no shortage of home remedies that you can create in order to restore a glow to your lackluster skin. For those who prefer to use ready-made skin care products, we have an extensive line of products that can solve just about any of your skin imperfections. Check out our Facial Products page to discover a whole range of items that may work better for you than home remedies. Remember that home remedies utilize natural products and have limited range when it comes to serious skin imperfections. With the advent of modern technology in today’s day in age, the skin care products we feature use the “Best of the Best” in order to deliver great results to your skin. Consult with us today to learn how you can improve the look and feel of your skin!
Dr. Amjadi MD, DDS, FACS
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons
915 Gessner Rd #870
Houston, TX 77024
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