Skin is outermost layer of human body which bears pressure of external environment and internal health conditions both. With growing age skin becomes dull and lusterless due to increasing slowness in internal systems, but in many people this dullness can come very early because of diseases, poor nutrition, and unhealthy lifestyle and also due to over-exposure to harsh external stressors like Sun, wind, weather, soaps, water and cosmetics. In order to combat ill-effects of all these conditions and keep skin healthy, glowing and supple one needs to take care of skin and support its health. Home remedies for dull skin are safe and effective ways which protect skin and keep it fresh, supple, soft and healthy.
Home Remedies for Dull Skin
Cleansing and scrubbing is very important as these remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and prevent formation of blisters. For cleansing, taking steam is one of the oldest home remedies for dull skin. Boil few glasses of water and cover your head with a towel. Remove bowl from the burner and bend over boiled water to allow vapors to hit your face. After few minutes move away and pat skin dry. Wash your face with mild soap and plain water after few minutes.
After taking steam you can scrub off the dead skin and debris with a paste prepared by adding oatmeal and cinnamon powder. Add 2 teaspoons of oatmeal and half teaspoon of cinnamon powder, also add 1 to 2 teaspoon of milk to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on face and neck rubbing the skin in circular motions with your fingers. Let the paste stay for 15 minutes and wash off later with warm water. These cleansing and scrubbing methods work as potent home remedies for dull skin on regular practice.
Avocado paste work as one of the best home remedies for beautiful skin, dry skin is prone to suffer with dullness due to lack of moisture over the surface. Grate half fruit of avocado and add a teaspoon of olive oil and mix them well. Later add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture and apply the paste over face and neck and let it stay for at least 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water, on regular practice this keeps skin from flaking and removes dead cells to keep it soft and supple.
For oily skin grate a piece of papaya in sufficient quantity, add two teaspoons of Fuller’s Earth to it and mix them well. Add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture to get a paste with smooth consistency. Apply this paste over face and neck and let it stay for 20 minutes. This will absorb all the excess oil and will moisturize the skin to keep it soft and supple. Wash off with warm water later. On regular use these applications work as the best home remedies for dull skin.
Take few almond kernels in sufficient number so that you get a teaspoon of almond powder. Add few drops of rose water and a teaspoon of milk to get a thick paste. Apply this paste over face and neck and let it stay for 20 minutes. Later rinse off with warm water. This is another one of the effective home remedies for dull skin.
Grate a cucumber and form a paste, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and apply the mixture all over the face. Let it stay for 15 minutes and wash off with plain water. You can also slice a cucumber and keep these slices over eyes for 15 minutes to cure dark circles, puffy eyes and swelling below lids. Prepare a mixture by adding few drops of castor oil, glycerin and lemon juice and apply this paste over your lips, this will prevent lips from chapping and drying and keep them soft and supple. All of these are good home remedies for dull skin.
For keeping skin free from bacteria and other infectious agents add a teaspoon of Fuller’s Earth and a teaspoon each of milk and curd. Add a teaspoon of gram powder and half teaspoon of turmeric powder, and mix all the ingredients well to form a thick paste. Apply this paste and wear as a mask for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water later, this is one of the best home remedies for dull skin which keeps skin clean and supple.
Take one or two tomatoes and blend them in a blender, collect the content and add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Apply this tomato paste over face, neck and other exposed parts of the body and let it dry out. This is another one of the simple and effective home remedies for dull skin.
If you face acne attacks frequently peel off an orange and let its peel dry out in the Sun. Grind the peel to form a powder and add few drops of rose water to form a paste. Apply this paste and wear it as a mask to prevent acne and other skin conditions and keep skin healthy and soft.
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