Skin Care Expert And Make Up Guru, Awele Aina Releases 10 Effective & Long Lasting Home Remedies For A Glowing Skin

Famous Nigerian skin care guru, Awele Aina better known as Dartistebyawele has shared some effective home remedies for a glowing skin. According to the beauty infleuncer, every woman desires picture perfect, glowing skin.

Whether you are a student, homemaker, or a working professional, it is very important to have good skin. As women, our skin is fragile and exposing it to harmful chemicals is always a huge risk to take.

Stressful lifestyles, hectic work schedules, inadequate sleep, lack of nutritional diet, pollution and drinking alcohol are the major factors which make our skin dull and dry.

All of these are part and parcel of our life and we cannot run away from them. However, you can surely prevent them. Of course, you cannot hold on to your age, but you can surely slow down the loss of glow and radiance from your skin.

This is where homemade beauty recipes come in handy as they are a natural alternative to cosmetic products.

See below…

1. Turmeric Remedy For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric powder
* 4 tablespoons gram flour
* Milk or water
What You Have To Do
1. Mix the turmeric powder with the gram flour. To this, add enough milk or water to form a paste.
2. Apply this on your face and neck.
3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with plain water.
How Often You Should Do This
Use this remedy once or twice a week.
Turmeric has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It will eliminate the harmful free radicals that are damaging the skin. It also enhances collagen production and this keeps your skin supple and glowing

2. Coconut Oil Remedy For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
Virgin coconut oil
What You Have To Do
1. Lightly warm up the oil and apply on the face and neck.
2. Massage for a few minutes in gentle circular motions.
3. Leave the oil on overnight.
You can add some sugar to the oil and use it as a scrub to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week.
How Often You Should Do This
Use coconut oil every night before going to bed.

This remedy works best for dry and dull skin. Coconut oil locks the moisture in the skin and also nourishes it with essential fatty acids and give you glowing skin.

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3. Aloe Vera For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
* A pinch of turmeric
* 1 teaspoon honey
* 1 teaspoon milk
What You Have To Do
1. Mix all the ingredients. Apply this mixture on the face and neck evenly.
2. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
How Often You Should Do This
Apply this face pack up to twice a week.
Why This Works
Aloe vera gel is the ultimate solution for skin problems. Its nourishing and healing properties rejuvenate the skin to give it a natural glow

4. Baking Soda For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Apply the mixture on damp face and neck using circular motions.
3. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Moisturize as usual.
How Often You Should Do This
Apply this face pack once a week.
Why This Works
Baking soda exfoliates dead skin cells and also neutralizes the skin’s pH. It soothes the skin and heals any inflammation that may be present as well

5. Lemon For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 2 teaspoons lemon juice
* 2 teaspoons sugar
What You Have To Do
1. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture on your face.
2. Scrub in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse off with warm water to reveal glowing skin.
How Often You Should Do This
Repeat this twice a week.
Why This Works
The sugar granules help to get rid of dead cells. Lemon cleanses, brightening and also removes tan. It is one of nature’s best skin brightening agents.

6. Papaya For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* A few pieces of ripe papaya
* 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
* 1 teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
1. Take a ripe papaya and cut it into small pieces.
2. Add the sandalwood powder or Fuller’s earth and honey to it.
3. Mix all of them to get a paste-like consistency.
4. Apply it all over your face and neck.
5. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this once every week.
Why This Works
Ripe papaya contains papain, an enzyme that acts as a mild exfoliator. This gently removes the top layer of dead cells on the face and makes your skin radiant and younger looking. It also clears the dirt and oil that can lead to acne and breakouts on the face. It also absorbs the excess oil from the skin and makes it soft and supple.

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7. Cucumber For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1 small cucumber
* 2-3 tablespoons yogurt
What You Have To Do
1. Grate the cucumber and add the yogurt to it. Beat it properly.
2. Apply it on your face and neck.
3. Leave it on for five minutes until it dries and wash it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This
Repeat this once in every three to four days.
Why This Works
Cucumber is cooling for the skin. It replenishes and rejuvenates dull skin with its antioxidants. It also improves complexion and reduces swelling

8. Honey For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
Honey
What You Have To Do
1. Apply honey evenly on clean and damp skin.
2. Massage it for a few minutes and leave it on for another five minutes.
3. Wash the honey off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This
Apply honey every alternate day.
Why This Works
Honey is a natural moisturizer and will hydrate the skin. It also reduces the blemishes on the skin. It acts as a skin firming and anti-aging face treatment. It has properties that clean. It is rich in antioxidants that make the skin soft and healthy and also reduce blemishes.

9. Olive Oil For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* A small, soft towel
* Warm water
What You Have To Do
1. Take a few drops of oil on your fingertips, and apply it all over the face and neck.
2. Massage in upward circles for two to three minutes, especially on your cheeks, nose, and forehead.
3. Dip the towel in the warm water, remove the excess water, and place this on the face for 30 to 40 seconds.
4. Dip the towel again in the warm water and gently wipe away the oil with it.
5. Pat your skin dry with a paper towel if required.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this every night before going to bed.
Why This Works
Olive oil is an excellent skin moisturizer and renders a natural shine as well. The flavonoids and polyphenols present in it protect the skin from free radicals and prevent damage. It repairs the skin cells and makes it healthy and glowing

10. Green Tea For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
* 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
* 1 cup water
* 2 teaspoons brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon cream
What You Have To Do
1. Boil the tea leaves in water. When they impart color, remove from the flame. Cool it and add two teaspoons from it in a bowl.
2. To this, add the brown sugar and cream, and mix well.
3. Apply all over the face and scrub gently in circular motions.
4. Rinse with cold water after 10 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This
Apply this once or twice a week.
Why This Works
Green tea leaves are rich in flavonoids, which maintain the collagen production in the skin. It maintains the elasticity of the skin, makes your skin glow, and reverses the signs of aging.

Dartistebyawele is a renowned celebrity makeup artist, global beauty influencer and photographer with over 7 years experience in the makeup industry.

She is a highly sort after makeup artist and has worked on the set of many local and international music videos, editorial spreads, movies, magazine, campaigns, fashion shows and TV commercials.

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