A healthy diet of essential nutrients and minerals containing liberal quantities of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, supplemented by special protective foods like milk, vegetable oils, yogurt, honey and yeast are necessary for maintaining high levels of energy as well as healthy skin. Vitamins A, B and C along with adequate amounts of protein help in producing beautiful skin, reduce deficiencies in the blood and help to keep the body healthy and young.
There are several natural and herbal products specially used for skin care that are useful in promoting healthy and beautiful skin.
Add some lime juice to a glass of boiled whole milk with a teaspoon of glycerin and stir well. This mixture should be applied every night before going to bed for a fresh, healthy and young Looking skin. It also prevents the build-up of acne.
Skin of Peach
Use the inside of the peach skin to gently massage the face every night before sleeping. It cleanses the skin and frees the pores allowing the skin to breathe easier. It also has astringent properties, which help to tighten the muscle of the face thus preventing sagging.
A natural anti wrinkle cream can be made through a mixture of egg with a teaspoon of oil. Massage it lightly on the face and neck and let it remain till skin is dry. Dip a cotton pad in hot water mixed with soda-bicarbonate to remove the cream from the face.
You can make your own beauty mask with all natural ingredients to enhance the youth and beauty of your face if used regularly.
1 tablespoon of gram flour
1/4 teaspoon orange peel powder
1 tablespoon beaten yogurt
1 teaspoon olive oil
Mix the ingredients well and apply the paste to your face and neck. Let it remain till the skin starts feeling dry and then rub your face till it glows. Wash your face first with warm water and then cold water. This will remove all the blemishes from the skin to make it look soft and smooth.
Natural cleansing lotion
cleanses and purifies the pores of the skin. Mix one teaspoon each of milk and cucumber juice with a quarter teaspoon of lime juice, stir well and apply to face and neck. Wash off after fifteen minutes and the result will be a naturally healthy and glowing skin.
Watermelon, Tanjerine and Orange Juice Treatment
Citrus Fruits containing essential vitamin C are extremely good for a glowing complexion. A simple remedy is to apply freshly squeezed tangerine or orange juice liberally over your entire face and forehead. For treating acne, you could use the paste made from powdered sun-dried pips of unripe oranges at bedtime. Similarly, the juice of watermelon is also useful in removing blemishes on the skin.
Orange and Carrot Tonics
Mix two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice to a ground paste of blanched and dried almonds and apply all over face and neck. Leave on for half an hour before washing off. It helps to removes scars and blemishes from the face, prevents acne and makes it soft and smooth.
The pulp of a tomato applied liberally on the face helps to attain a clear and good complexion. The application of one tablespoon of tomato juice and few drops of lime juice to your face is very effective for shrinking enlarged pores. To remove excessive sunburns use two teaspoons of tomato juice and four tablespoons of buttermilk.
Find powerful herbal remedies
Apply a grated cucumber over the eyes and face and leave for 20 minutes. It is a great tonic for the facial skin. Regular use of cucumber prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles, and dryness of the face. A cucumber lotion of one tablespoon of cucumber juice and milk with a few drops of rose water is an excellent whitening agent for the skin and leaves your skin glowing.
Apple makes an excellent tonic to fight the rigors of oily skin. Mix one tablespoon of apple juice with one-fourth teaspoon of lime juice, apply on face and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off. It is guaranteed to give you healthy glowing skin, free of acne.
Amarnath Juice Treatment
The juice of amaranth, applied over the face with a pinch of turmeric powder, bleaches the skin, prevents it from drying and wrinkling, cures pimples and makes one look fresh. If added to milk and lime.
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