By Shruti Goenka Last Updated:
When we talk of Bollywood divas who look fair and lovely without makeup, there are a few names that will come to your mind. But, one name that you will instantly scream out, is Yami Gautam's.
Yes, this actress has a naturally glowing and flawless skin. And, getting naturally radiant skin is not always about spending a fortune.
Looking beautiful does not mean that you have to spend thousands of rupees at a salon, getting elaborate skin treatments. There are numerous effective and easy-to-follow natural beauty secrets that have been passed on by grandmothers, which work wonders for your skin.
So, it is time to put these age-old natural tips to use, and let them work their magic on your skin.
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At times, all it takes to get that glowing skin is just one single ingredient that is lying around in your kitchen. So, time to reveal those hidden beauty gems in your kitchen:
Potatoes have mild bleaching properties in them, just like lemon. But since they are not as acidic in nature as lemons, they are a much safer bet for almost every skin type. Potatoes also leave a polished glow on your skin. Make a paste of raw potato, and apply it as a mask, and wash it off after 15 minutes.
This is also a great way to remove sun tan and blemishes giving you an even tone and fairer-looking skin.
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Banana too, is known for its skin whitening effects. It provides instant glow and refreshment to your tired and dull face. Take a banana, mash it into a smooth paste, and apply it on a clean face. Wash this off after 15 minutes, and you will see an instant difference in your skin. You can also add milk or honey to this pack if you have sun tanned or sun burned skin.
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Well, as it is said- two is always better than one. For those who wish to add goodness of more than one ingredient to their face masks, these are for you.
Yes, lemons are well-known for their amazing skin bleaching properties, but not everyone’s skin responds well to it as a stand-alone beauty ingredient. So, add yoghurt to it. Yoghurt will leave your skin soft and supple as well as help to get rid of acne marks and other skin blemishes. Mix a tablespoon of fresh unflavoured yoghurt with a few drops of lemon juice. Apply on a clean face, and let it rest for 15 minutes and rinse off.
Both these ingredients also work wonders on removing sun tan. You can also use whole milk instead of yoghurt for same effect.
After relishing on the tangy orange do not throw away its peels. Apart from their skin lightening properties, oranges are also rich in vitamin C. Oranges help to improve your skin’s complexion, and they are a natural astringent as well. Dry the orange peels under the sun, and grind them into a fine powder. Take a tablespoon of this powder, and mix with a tablespoon of unflavoured yoghurt. Apply it on your face, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Once the pack is dry, gently remove the pack with wet fingers in a circular motion.
It is an excellent natural scrub. Not only does it exfoliate the dull and dry layer of skin, but also moisturises it.
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Turmeric is a wonder spice, whether you add it in your dishes or in your beauty face packs. This ingredient helps you to get rid of acne marks and pigmentation, de-tans your skin, and also leaves it with a stunning glow. Add to this the goodness of tomato juice that works as a natural toner, and helps to reduce oiliness of skin. Mix turmeric with tomato juice and apply on your face. Allow it to dry, and then wash it off with tepid water. Tomato juice is also rich in antioxidants while turmeric lightens the skin tone.
If you have excessively dry skin then instead of tomato, add curd in turmeric.
Sometimes, it takes more than one or two things to relieve your skin of the tan. Here are some amazing fairness face packs that you must try out on weekends to get rid of signs of dark and dull skin.
Take a tablespoon of cucumber juice and add a few drops of lime juice, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a teaspoon of glycerin (in case, of dry skin). Mix together and apply all over the face, including under and around the eyes. Leave it for 15 minutes then rinse. For best results, use this face pack daily.
This is also a great pack for oily skin (exclude glycerin). This is an amazing whitening face pack for all skin types.
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This age-old traditional ubtan is the best exfoliation one can lay hands on. Take one tablespoon of gram flour (besan), add one teaspoon each of lime juice and turmeric. Make a thick paste by mixing rose water. Apply on face and let it dry. Then wash off with cold water in a gentle circular motion.
This homemade remedy is highly effective for naturally glowing and silky smooth skin. You can also add some milk cream (malai) in this pack.
Merely applying face packs will not give you an everlasting flawless skin.
Skin needs a little time and care for regeneration and rejuvenation.
So, try these natural remedies like Yami Gautam to get flawless and glowing skin without spending the big bucks!