The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and tricks. Let’s get real about the idea of beauty. For us it’s about unmasking the real person, not covering it up. And there are lots of simple ways to thank your body, feel more beautiful, and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. And whether it is a cure for dry skin or a remedy for dull hair, granny’s formulas have always helped most of us. Here, we have documented 11 natural skin care tips and at home beauty tips which are exclusively from our grandmothers. They are easy. They are all natural beauty secrets. And yet, still luxurious. Enjoy.
1. Lemon for Oily Skin
Rub a rind of lemon over your face if you have an oily skin and this will lessen grease and whiten your complexion.
2. Tomatoes for Toning
Tomatoes cut in half and rubbed over the face are useful for toning up and whitening the skin and refining pores.
3. Lime and Cucumber
Equal parts of lime juice and cucumber juice act as an astringent and help to bleach the skin.
4. Lime Juice and Milk
Lime juice, added to little milk is remedy against sun burn, rub it on your face, neck and arms and leave it for sometime. Then wash it off with soap and water.
5. Baby Oil and Table Salt
If your complexion lacks sparkle, try massaging it with a mixture of equal parts of body oil and table salt. The salt removes dead surface skin while the baby oil softens the skin.
6. Methi Seeds and Milk
The paste of methi seeds blended with boiled milk is an effective cosmetic. Applied over the face and arms, this natural beauty care regime keeps them satin smooth.
7. Paste of Turmeric Powder, Cream, Sandal Powder and Bengal Gram Flour
A teaspoonful of turmeric powder mixed with cream, sandal powder, bengal gram flour, made into a paste and applied once a day about half an hour before bath is an excellent beauty aid to keep the face fresh and soft.
8. Coconut Oil for Soft Skin
An oil bath once a week is a luxury every woman can afford. Massage your body well with coconut oil 10 to 15 minutes before your bath. Then feel your skin soften and glow after a bath in warm water.
9. Tulsi Leaves and Honey for Glowing Skin
Make the habit of taking a teaspoon of the juice of tulsi leaves mixed with a little honey twice daily to make your face glowing. It also helps in removing skin blemishes.
Ice wrapped in cotton wool and rubbed gently on the face closes open pores.
A good home made beauty mask is a honey facial mask. All you do is put a thin film of honey over your face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes, then remove with a damp cloth. We’re sure you’ll agree that this is one of the simplest at DIY beauty tips!
Women around the world have their own natural ingredients and local secrets that they swear by. And Indian Women have been passing on their beauty secrets & homemade skin care tips to generations. Our Grandmom’s knew that you don’t need harsh chemicals or tons of time to look beautiful. Hence, just go by their word and try these back-to-basics beauty tips and tricks at home to start looking your best. 🙂