Everyone wants glowing skin. Glowing skin makes a great impression in social life and professional life too. Our skin is the very external part of our body. It bears many chemicals, dust, dirt, and pollution that make skin dead, and by the passing of the skin losses, its glow.
Many young ones as well as old ones spend a lot of assets for glowing skin, but they don’t really get satisfied. Although costly, treatments make their skin glow for a very short time.
Today I am going to tell you some home remedies and some tips that can be really helpful for maintaining and increasing the glow of the skin for a long time.
So let’s begin our journey;-
First of all, we will discuss something that helps to maintain your glow.
- Vitamin E:- vitamin E helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthens the body’s natural defense against illness and infection (the immune system).
It is also called the “Beauty vitamin”. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with several forms.
Scientific name:- The scientific name of vitamin E is “Tocopherol”.
There are two types of tocopherol that have recovered yet.
- Beta tocopherol
- Gamma tocopherol
- Delta tocopherol
Alpha-tocopherol is the only one used by the human body. Its main role is to act as an antioxidant, scavenging loose electron—so-called “free radicals” that can damage cells.
Sources of vitamin E:- Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin.
It is found in the following sources;-
- Plant-based oils,
- Green Vegetables
- Wheat germ oil
- soybean oil
- Sunflower seeds
- peanut butter
- Beet greens
- collard greens
- Red bell pepper
- Olive oil
- Corn oil
Recommended quantity for consumption:- Worldwide, government organizations recommend adults consume in the range of 7 to 15 mg per day.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin E for males and females ages 14 years and older is 15 mg daily.
Women who are pregnant. Lactating women need slightly more at 19 mg daily.
Signs and symptoms of deficiency:-
People who have digestive disorders or do not absorb fat properly (e.g., pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease) can develop a vitamin E deficiency.
There are certain signs and symptoms when a deficiency of vitamin E occurs in our body;-
- Retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eyes that can impair vision)
- Peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nerves, usually in the hands or feet, causing weakness or pain)
- Ataxia (loss of control of body movements)
- Decreased immune function
What happens if someone takes vitamin E over the recommended quantity:- There is no evidence of toxic effects from vitamin E found naturally in foods. Most adults who obtain more than the RDA of 22 IU daily are using multivitamins or separate vitamin E supplements that contain anywhere from 400-1000 IU daily. There have not been reports of harmful side effects of supplement use in healthy people.
However, there is a risk of excess bleeding, particularly with doses greater than 1000 mg daily or if an individual is also using a blood thinning medication such as warfarin. For this reason, an upper limit for vitamin E has been set for adults 19 years and older of 1000 mg daily (1465 IU) of any form of tocopherol supplement
Vitamin E deficiency:- Frank vitamin E deficiency is rare and overt deficiency symptoms have not been found in healthy people who obtain little vitamin E from their diets.
Premature babies of very low birth weight (<1,500 grams) might be deficient in vitamin E. vitamin E supplementation in these infants might reduce the risk of some complications, such as those affecting the retina, but they can also increase the risk of infections.
Because the digestive tract requires fat to absorb vitamin E, people with fat-malabsorption disorders are more likely to become deficient than people without such disorders. Deficiency symptoms include peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, skeletal myopathy, retinopathy, and impairment of the immune response.
People with Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, or an inability to secrete bile from the liver into the digestive tract, for example, often pass greasy stools or have chronic diarrhea; as a result, they sometimes require water-soluble forms of vitamin E, such as tocopheryl polyethylene glycol-1000 succinate
Some people with abetalipoproteinemia, a rare inherited disorder resulting in poor absorption of dietary fat, require enormous doses of supplemental vitamin E (approximately 100 mg/kg or 5–10 g/day)
Vitamin E deficiency secondary to abetalipoproteinemia causes such problems as poor transmission of nerve impulses, muscle weakness, and retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. Ataxia and vitamin E deficiency (AVED) is another rare, inherited disorder in which the liver’s alpha-tocopherol transfer protein is defective or absent. People with AVED have such severe vitamin E deficiency that they develop nerve damage and lose the ability to walk unless they take large doses of supplemental vitamin E.
Health benefits of vitamin E:- Many claims have been made about vitamin E’s potential to promote health and prevent and treat disease. The mechanisms by which vitamin E might provide this protection include its function as an antioxidant and its roles in anti-inflammatory processes, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and immune enhancement.
There are following diseases in which vitamin E proved to be effective;-
Home remedies for glowing skin
There are many home remedies that have a great effect on the skin for the glow and softening;-
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that helps in achieving that wonderful glow.
It has curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory agent and helps to get rid of puffiness. Not only does it give your skin a glow, but turmeric also makes the skin soft and reduces its dullness of the skin.
Ways to use turmeric:- Mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a cup of gram flour (chickpea flour). Add enough milk/water and mix well to form a smooth paste. Now, add a few drops of rose water and mix it again. Apply this paste on your face and neck and leave it on till it dries. Then, rinse with cool water.
This has been a tried and tested agent in homes over the years. Gram Flour hasn’t failed when the desire for healthier and shinier skin has come calling. Gram flour acts as a natural exfoliate and helps in removing dead skin cells. You don’t need to buy fancy cosmetics or face packs off the shelves.
Besan works wonders by bringing to the surface healthier and newer skin.
Ways to use Gram Flour:- Gram Flour is used by mixing it with water, milk, or any other ingredients. It is applied like a pack on the skin.
Dry skin, chapped skin, dark circles? Include cucumbers not only in your diet but also in your beauty regimen. Cucumber has the same pH level as that our skin. It helps in replenishing the skin’s protective layer and keeps the skin hydrated, thus promoting glowing skin.
Ways to use cucumber:- You can put slices of cucumber on your eyes, as they show in all the magazines and television. You can also put cucumber in a mixer grinder and apply the juice.
This one comes with a secret beauty ingredient – papain. Not only is papain good for your liver, but works wonders for your skin. This enzyme has skin-lightening properties and can lighten blemishes and scars if applied to them. Papaya also acts as a gentle exfoliation and helps in removing inactive protein cells and dead skin cells. It gives wonderful results and keeps the skin looking young and healthy with a beautiful glow.
Ways to use papaya:- Papaya can be put in a mixer grinder too and the paste can be applied generously on the skin.
Aloe Vera is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that are good for our skin. Aloe Vera keeps skin glowing and soft. It also prevents acne. Aloe Vera application on sunburns helps in faster healing.
Aloe Vera application on the skin helps to keep the skin hydrated, improves elasticity, and prevents the development of wrinkles
Ways to use Aloe Vera:- You can make aloe vera juice at home or add aloe vera gel to smoothies and other drinks. It can also be applied directly to the skin. Gently scrape out aloe gel from the leaves and apply it to your skin. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse your skin with cool water and pat dry.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It boosts collagen production, maintaining the elasticity of the skin. It also helps to lighten our skin tone and moisturize our skin. It works amazingly on darkened knees and elbows.
Lemons are antibacterial and prevent infections and acne. They also detox our bodies.
Ways to use lemon:- Drinking a glass of lemonade every day boosts immunity, detoxifies our body, and keeps our skin glowing and hydrated.
If you wish to apply lemon on your skin, please perform a patch test initially. Make a solution of lemon juice and water in a ratio of 2:3 and gently apply it to your skin using cotton. Leave for 10 minutes and wash with cool water. Then pat dry.
You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to other homemade face masks.
Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, which is good for our skin. Yogurt moisturizes our skin and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps in reducing tan and dark circles. It improves skin elasticity and keeps it glowing.
Yogurt also helps in soothing sunburns. It prevents the development of acne.
Ways to use yogurt:- Consuming yogurt is good for our skin. You can also apply it directly on the skin using cotton, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, and then wash it with cold water. Yogurt can also be used on our skin by making a variety of face packs. Ingredients like lemon, oats, honey, etc. can be used to make face packs with yogurt.
Oats work as an efficient anti-tanning agent and helps lighten the skin tone. They are amazing exfoliators.
Oats are also rich in zinc, which is important for fighting off pimples. Oats help to absorb the excess oil on the skin and are an essential part of acne treatments.
They also help to treat dry and itchy skin as beta-glucans present in them help to moisturize the skin.
Ways to use oats:- Mix around 2 tablespoons of oats with 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Add around half a lemon to it and mix well. Apply this paste to your skin and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Later wash with cold water and pat dry.
Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Regular massage with almond oil keeps our skin glowing and healthy. It also prevents fine lines and wrinkles.
It moisturizes our skin and keeps it acne-free. It also helps in reducing stretch marks and dark circles.
Ways to use almonds:- You can crush soaked almonds in milk and blend them well to form a paste. Apply on the skin and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash with cold water and pat dry. You can also massage your skin with almond oil for 5 to 10 minutes every day, for younger-looking skin.
Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. It reduces inflammation and does wonders for almost all skin types. It is an excellent moisturizer, cleanser, and sunscreen. It keeps our skin acne-free.
Ways to use Coconut oil:- Regular massage with lukewarm coconut oil keeps our skin glowing and healthy.
Bananas are great for our skin. They are rich in potassium, vitamins A and B, etc. They hydrate and moisturize our skin. They also have powerful anti-aging effects. They help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Bananas are great for treating acne and pimples. They also help in treating acne scars and pigmentation
Ways to use Bananas:- Mash a banana, apply it on your skin, and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water. You can also make a facemask using 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp honey, and lemon juice. Banana peels also help in lightening our skin tone and dark circles. Gently rub banana peels on your skin. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash with water. Pat dry.
Saffron is excellent for our skin. It helps in lightening the skin tone and makes it glowy. It is effective in treating acne, blemishes, and blackheads. Saffron makes our skin smooth and lightens dark circles.
Ways to use saffron:- Add a few strands of saffron to water and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Then add this water to milk or honey or turmeric to make different types of face masks. Apply on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash with cold water. Pat dry.
Tyrosine, the melanin-controlling hormone, leads to the darkening of the skin. Milk controls the level of Tyrosine in the skin and promotes a skin full of glow. Raw milk is one of the easiest accessible ingredients for getting good-looking skin.
Ways to use milk:- You can apply raw milk to your skin or mix it with any other ingredients and form a paste.
Oranges are known to be brimming with Vitamin C and can help in detoxification. A glassful of orange juice daily helps to clean the complexion and rejuvenate the skin in no time. Thanks to its Vitamin C and citric acid content, orange also helps to control acne and gives firmness to the skin.
Ways to use Orange juice:- Squeeze a few oranges each morning. Add a pinch of salt and some black pepper to this freshly made juice and gulp it down along with other regular breakfast items. Alternatively, you can also take a few pieces of orange peel and grind it with a few drops of rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste all over your face and rinse after 15 minutes with cool water.
Honey is a great moisturizer and helps to keep the skin well-hydrated. Honey’s antibacterial properties help ward off infections and reduce blemishes and acne at home. Honey ensures spotless skin. It is rich in bleaching properties and helps in fading of the pigmentation and scars.
Ways to use honey:- You can directly apply honey on your face and neck area but ensure that your skin is clean and damp. Massage for a few minutes, allowing it to get absorbed by the skin. Now, wash off with lukewarm water
Tips for glowing skin
There are some following simple activities at home that can also boost your skin quality with surprising efficacy.
- Take adequate sleep
- Take 8-9 glass of water daily
- Do yoga and workout regular
- Forget gluten and sugar
- Clean face daily at night
- Moisture your face daily, especially in the morning and night.