Top 10 beauty tips for skin from the kitchen

by Vinodkumar Sankranthi

Not a single day goes by without you staring at the advertisements that scream out from kiosks and billboards beckoning you to try out that expensive cream or face mask with promises to give you a better, more beautiful and flawless skin. But sadly enough, you don’t have the time to visit a store near you or give the product a try as you have to slog it out to meet deadlines in office, wishing you had 30 hours instead of 24 at your disposal! Are you looking for some beauty tips that are natural and effective?

But you can now stop lamenting as you don’t have to stir out of the house to get the perfect skin. The following kitchen ingredients have time and again proved to work wonders even for the most damaged of skins.

Check these out the top 10 beauty tips from your kitchen.

1. Besan (Gram flour)

Besan has wide application as a beauty ingredient. It can be mixed with fenugreek powder to reduce occurrence of pimples. It is used for cleansing, skin lightening, exfoliating, and for glowing skin.

2. Honey

Moisturizing is crucial if you want glowing skin. Honey is a natural moisturizer. You can directly apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on to dry and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. It has antibacterial properties that can keep acne and pimples at bay. It has anti-aging properties too.

3. Red lentil (Masoor dal)

Red lentil powder when mixed with milk serves as an excellent scrub. Honey can also be used in place of milk. It is applied on the face/body till it dries up. You can then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

4. Potato

Slices of potato can be used to cool tired eyes when placed for 10/15 minutes. It can also be rubbed on the skin to remove tan.

5. Cucumber

Cucumber acts as an astringent and has nourishing properties. Sliced cucumbers can be rubbed on to the skin before bedtime and left overnight. Rinse off with warm water in the morning.

6. Curd

Curd helps in skin lightening. Mix it with honey to make a face pack. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

7. Turmeric

Turmeric or haldi is an antiseptic. Since it has skin lightening properties, it is used with other kitchen ingredients to give the skin its natural glow and health. Mix turmeric powder and besan in equal proportion and work it up into a smooth paste. Apply the paste in circular motion and allow it to dry and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

8. Milk

Milk imparts the much needed glow on the skin. When mixed with turmeric and applied on the face and neck, it removes the grime to give radiant skin. You can also make a paste of milk and chandan (sandalwood) for beautiful skin.

9. Sugar

Owing to the granular nature of sugar, it can be used for exfoliating the body and face. Mix it with olive oil and lemon juice. Honey can also be added. Applying the mixture to dry and hardened skin areas will make them soft.

10. Tea

Tea not only gives you energy but makes you beautiful too. The used teabags can be wrapped in fine cloth/paper packet and refrigerated. Whenever your eyes are tired and there is fluid retention around them causing puffiness, apply the teabags for 10/15 minutes.

Ideally, for flawless skin, a regular beauty regime is important that comprises cleansing, toning, and followed by moisturizing. These beauty tips will surely help you get that awesome skin you are looking for.

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