Herbal Beauty Tips for Healthy Glowing Skin

Natural herbs and fruits contain vitamins and antioxidants required for healthy skin. Most of the products available in chemists only have a fraction of these essential nutrients. Using natural products like fruits and herbs instead of chemicals is an excellent way to quickly and effectively improve the overall quality of your skin.

The following are some fruit/herb mixtures whose ingredients are crucial to healthy skin. Follow these recipes for a revitalised and glowing complexion.

Raw Milk and Coconut Face Pack

Raw milk and coconut possess hydrating properties that act as great natural cleansers and sources of re-hydration to the skin. Together, these ingredients exfoliate the skin, leaving it flawless and smoother than ever before.

  1. Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon honey (if desired).
  • 2 teaspoons raw milk.
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut.
  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture to the face, massaging it into the skin for 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Let the mixture to dry on the skin.
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Almond Oil and Gram Flour

Gram flour or besan is a ground chickpea powder that can be helpful in opening and cleaning out clogged acne pores. Almond oil acts as a natural moisturiser, replenishing the skin with beneficial nutrients.

  1. Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil.
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour.
  1. Mix ingredients into a cream-like paste, adding almond milk until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Massage onto the face and leave for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove with lukewarm water.

Grape and Sugar Face Pack

The antioxidants in grape juice replenish the skin and protect it from damage while the sugar crystals exfoliate it for a youthful glow. Yoghurt is used as a pigmentation stimulator.

  1. Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt.
  • 2 teaspoons grape juice.
  1. Mix the yogurt and grape juice first. Then add the sugar and blend.
  2. Immediately massage the mixture into the skin with your fingers and let it dry.
  3. Wash face gently with lukewarm water.

Lemon Juice and Turmeric Face Pack

The lemon juice and turmeric face pack moisturises the skin, provides vitamin C and evens a complexion.

  1. Ingredients:
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric.
  • 1 tablespoon honey.
  • ½ lemon (juiced).
  1. Blend well, apply to the face.
  2. Massage and let the mixture dry.
  3. Wash with cold water.

Avocado Pulp Face Mask

The avocado pulp face mask utilises the healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidant properties of the avocado to restore collagen in the face.

The procedure is simple:

  1. Mash the avocado and apply.
  2. Let the paste sit for 10 or 15 minutes.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.

For alternative collagen restoration, visit a skin clinic in Putney. A professional clinician can advise you on the best treatments to address any problem areas and restore your complexion to its youthful glow.

Aloe Vera and Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s earth is sedimentary clay used as a facial lightening-agent, and Aloe Vera is a fantastic source of antioxidants and vitamins for dehydrated skin. This scrub reduces blemishes and acne, removes oil, dirt and dead skin cells, and thoroughly cleans the skin.

  1. Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera plant extract.
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt.
  • 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth.
  1. Combine ingredients (adjust the quantity of yogurt until desired consistency is achieved).
  2. Apply evenly and leave to dry.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.

Neem and Basil Face Pack

Neem leaves have antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and medicinal properties that benefit the body and the skin. The leaves reduce oil and dirt, prevent infection, and stimulate tightening in the face, creating a youthful look.

  1. Ingredients:
  • ½ cup basil leaves.
  • ½ cup neem leaves.
  1. Grind leaves into a smooth paste and apply.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Remove with lukewarm water.

Papaya and Turmeric Face Pack

Ripe papaya fruit contains a natural exfoliate (contains beta hydroxy acid), and flavonoids, or polyphenolic plant compounds that influence collagen development in the skin. Papaya nourishes and rejuvenates the skin leaving it silky smooth.

  1. Ingredients:
  • ½ cup ripe papaya.
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  1. Mash the papaya. Combine your ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. First, clean your face with water, dry it off, then apply the papaya and turmeric face pack. Leave it for 20 minutes or until completely dry.
  3. Gently wash your face with lukewarm water, then rinse with cold water

Lora is a native Californian currently living in the Southeast. She is an artist, designer, blogger and nature lover. Her hobbies include herbalism, cooking, baking, creating DIY aromatherapy recipes, sipping wine and listening to music. She also loves to go hiking and camping.

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