Home Remedies for Face Glow

Skin is constantly exposed to the elements, which leave the skin dull and lifeless. Glowing radiant skin, an indicator of overall health, can be achieved by sticking to a consistent skincare routine that smooths and hydrates your skin. By taking a few minutes every morning and night to care for your skin, you can achieve a glowing complexion you can be proud of.

Get Rid of Dry Skin

Dry skin cells create buildup on your skin that leave a feeling of roughness and dull your complexion. Dead skin cells should be gently scrubbed away daily with an exfoliator. Choose an exfoliating scrub designed for sensitive skin – these scrubs are gentle and appropriate for regular use. You can also use baking soda as a cheap homemade exfoliant. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your normal cleanser and gently wash your face to scrub away dead skin. If you have oily skin you can exfoliate daily, whereas those with sensitive skin should exfoliate less often.

Moisturize Your Skin

Using a moisturizer after cleansing and exfoliating is important for maintaining hydration of your skin. Regular moisturizing will give you a smooth, glowing complexion, and help fight the signs of aging to keep your skin radiant for years. After cleansing or exfoliating, rub a small amount of moisturizer into your skin, concentrating on any dry patches. Take a minute to massage the moisturizer into your skin to stimulate circulation and help the moisturizer sink in. Those with dry skin should choose a rich, creamy moisturizer, whereas those with oily skin may wish to choose a lighter gel-based moisturizer to prevent over-hydration.

Pamper with Masks

Face masks are a great way to perk up tired skin. One inexpensive way to moisturize and brighten your complexion is to make a pumpkin face mask at home. Mix 1/4 cup of pumpkin with two tablespoons of honey and one egg and apply to your face, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Allow the mask to set, then rinse your face and moisturize as normal. Pumpkin contains enzymes that will brighten your complexion, honey brings moisture to your skin, while the egg proteins tighten your pores. Applying a face mask once or twice a week will compliment your daily skincare regimen to give you glowing, healthy skin.

About this Author

Louise Tremblay recently finished an M.Sc. in molecular and cellular biology in Ontario, Canada, and is new to freelance writing. She has experience writing articles and Web content on science, heath and fitness, diet and personal wellness.