16 Home Remedies for Pimples, Glowing Skin and Dryness

   |  Updated: June 21, 2016 11:49 IST

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16 Home Remedies for Pimples, Glowing Skin and Dryness
Every year we instigate new set of resolutions to follow diligently till the end. While many fail in their attempt, there are a selective few who do succeed. It's all about dedication after all, and the determination to meet the goal. These resolutions could be anything, which serve you the sense of achievement, bringing about your well-being. But as always, we forget to pay heed to beauty, and the importance of nurturing yourself.

So let this year be about starting your wellness journey. And if you are worried about the extent of effort you may have to put in, then you will be amazed with our quick beauty recipes. Yes, these beauty recipes take only about five minutes of your time, and uses natural ingredients which are readily available at our homes.

Here are 16 five-minute recipes for all kinds of skin related problems -



1. Pimples Due to Dryness



For those of you who sprout pimples in the middle of the cold season and have the driest of skins, stop thinking there's something wrong with you and blaming your luck. Pimples can happen even due to dryness of skin. So make this wonderful nourishing oil and massage two drops into wet skin for good results -



50 gm neemhoney



50ml olive oil



50ml sesame seed oil



10 drops geranium oil



Method: Mix all the ingredients and massage two drops of it into wet skin.

neem-face-pack

2. Stabilising Mask for Premature Wrinkles and Acne in Sensitive Skin



If you feel that you are beginning to see those fine lines around the lips and eyes, stop them right away with this super stabilising natural pack that you can conjure up in minutes. This recipe is ideal for people who have extremely sensitive skin.



2 Tbsp gram flour



1 tsp fresh cream



2 tsp water



A pinch of salt



Method: Mix all the ingredients well together and apply on the skin for 10 minutes and wash off with tepid water.

besan-face-pack

3. Patchy Pigmentation Problem



This annoying discolouration of skin is basically an internal problem which can cause havoc with your appearance. Fret not, this wonderful exfoliator will help reduce dark patchy pigmentation, thus clarifying the skin. You can easily use it daily as part of your skin care routine -



3 tsp oatmeal



3 tsp almond powder



2 tsp honey



The juice of half a lemon



Milk to make a smooth paste



Method: Mix all the ingredients well together and apply on the skin for 5 minutes, dab with milk when semi dry and wash off with water.

pigmentation-face-pack

4. Forehead Frown Lines



The forehead has nerve endings that make it vulnerable to tension and damage. Worry, stress and tension leads to regular frowning and ultimately causes frown lines. Besides boosting your vitamin intake by including fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, try and consciously relax the forehead muscles by pinching them gently with your fingertips. Also apply the following mask to soothe out lines from this area



2 tsp neem honey



A pinch of turmeric



A pinch of camphor



Method: Mix well all the ingredients and apply on the skin for about 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

turmeric-face-pack

5. Moisturiser for Very Dry Skin



The skin can often feel leathery and parched and requires nourishment and hydration. Make this wonderful natural moisturiser and be free of all dryness issues. This super skin food promises to make your skin soft in minutes.



3 tsp aloe vera gel



3 tsp rice bran oil



1 tsp ghee



2 tsp rose water



Method: Whip all the ingredients well together and massage a small quantity of it well into the skin.

aloe-vera-moisture-face-pack

6. Burning of Hands and Feet



Many of us experience a burning sensation in our hands and feet, especially with the change of weather. If you are one of those who suffer from this issue, here's a simple natural way to ease your suffering in minutes -



2 tsp rose petal paste



1 tsp sandalwood powder



1 tsp aloe vera gel



Method: Mix all these ingredients and apply on the red irritable areas for 5-7minutes and wash off and pat dry.

hands-feet-mask-sandalwood

7. Fairness Mask



Fairness and skin whiteningis ever so much in demand, however, I personally feel that the quality of skin is more important than the colour. But, if you are one of those who crave for a fairer skin then this mask will definitely help you -



Half a potato, grated



The juice of half a lemon



1 tsp cucumber, grated



1 tsp neem paste



1 tsp rose petal paste



2 tsp sandalwood powder



Method: Mix the ingredients well together and apply onto the skin for about



10minutes. Wash off with water. You can very safely use this on alternate days.

fairness-pack

8. Bleeding Gums



Bleeding gums can be painful and embarrassing. Follow this simple recipe and get quick relief -



1 tsp rock salt



1 tsp triphala powder



1 tsp neem powder



Method: Mix well and use a pinch at a time to massage the gums. Rinse with water.

rock salt bowl

9. Dead Skin Accumulation



If you have skin anywhere in the body that looks lifeless then this five-minute recipe will heal and clear your skin -



3 Tbsp gram flour



2 tsp sesame oil



2 tsp lemon peel powder



The juice of half a lemon



Milk to make a smooth paste



Method: Mix well and apply to the skin, scrubbing gently in a rotating manner. Wash off with water.



10. Nail ridges



Many a times you cannot apply nail polish due to the unevenness in your nails, which are known as ridges. To smoothen these out, use the following -



2 lemon halves



1 tsp olive oil



A rough hand towel



Method: Dip the lemon halves into the oil and rub on the nails, massaging gently while doing so. Now take the towel and rub your nails vigorously. This should be done 2-3 minutes daily for a week.  It will even out the nails and make them shiny and smooth.

olive-oil-lemon

11. Painful Cuticles



Painful cuticles can cause havoc and I suggest that if you do regular manicures and pedicures, avoid getting them cut and use a cuticle pusher instead.



3-4 tsp mashed papaya



2 tsp mashed pineapple



Method: Mix the ingredients and dip your nails into it. Massage gently for 5 minutes. Wash off and dab dry. Not only will your cuticles feel softer but painless too.

cuticles-pack-papaya-pineapple

12. Dark Lips



Smoking, drinking and inadequate water intake can lead to dark lips, besides the fact that they can be due to internal issues or hereditary problems as well. Make the following lip mask and use it daily for 5 minutes to nourish and lighten the lip area.



1 tsp almond powder



1 tsp fresh cream



1 tsp raw grated potato



Method: Mix well and apply.

lip-cream-almond-powder

13. Scanty Eyebrows



A lot of women suffer from this problem. Here's a quick recipe with the most amazing result -



Method: Use 2 drops of castor oil and massaged into the eyebrows daily for 2-3weeks.



14. Dark Circles



Dark circles can make you look older, ill and haggard. A quick recipe to reduce dark circles is to massage almond oil and papaya mash around the eyes and apply the following mask -



2 tsp almond paste



1 tsp grated cucumber



A few drops of lemon



Method: Put a thin bandage gauge on the eye area and put this mask on while lying down to relax. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off.

cucumber-dark-circles-lemon

15. Instant Face Lift



If you have to go out for a party and need your skin to look rejuvenated in minutes, use this tried and tested recipe -



1tsp vodka



1egg white, whipped until it forms peaks, then freeze



The juice of half a lemon



Method: Once the frozen egg white is out of the freezer, mix the rest of the



ingredients. Brush over the skin and let it dry. Avoid talking. Wash your face with ice cold water and pat dry.

face-lift-pack-eggs

16. Open Pores



This problem plagues many and the best solution for this is -



Method: Freeze raw tomato halves and rub them on clean skin daily. When done for a week, you will see a remarkable change in the way your open pores shrink and the skin looks porcelain.



About the author:



Suparna Trikha is a beauty expert based in New Delhi. She also teaches meditation through aromatherapy and organises corporate workshops for distressing. She has her own range of 40 beauty products and proposes to launch them very soon in the Indian market as well as abroad. With this crusade of moving back to nature, Suparna believes in making people healthier and more beautiful the natural way.



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