We all want that perfect naturally glowing skin that amplifies our beauty and compliments our gorgeous personalities. While applying the latest and greatest skin care products to your skin may help you achieve that goal, the secret to a more permanent radiant skin, however, is taking the inside-out approach and using the right DIY body scrubs and eating certain skin beautifying foods.
A truly perfect skin can be achieved without having to resort to the heavy use of expensive makeup or going through harsh beauty treatments.
You can get a glowing skin at home in just 30 days by making a few certain changes to your daily eating habits. All you need to do is to take control of what goes into your body by selecting only the right foods and supplements and adding them to your diet to get the glow and health.
To provide you with a proper view of how to go about achieving a perfect glowing skin, I have prepared a complete skincare guide to which highlights some actionable ways you can quickly implement from the comfort of your home to get that natural sheen not just on your face but your whole body.
DETOX WATER WITH ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
- This is a very simple yet often overlooked way by which you can get the results quickly. Water alone is known to be a natural antioxidant, it performs a very great job at flushing out toxins from the body, and it helps deliver nutrients to overworked cells and keeps your body cells well hydrated.
- All of these functions makes for a healthy, hydrated and glowing skin, but that isn’t all there is. Detox water (water mixed with organic fruits and vegetables) can help take your skin to another level on the “glow-o-meter” and faster too than plain water. It is the perfect solution to a having a glowing skin at home and should be taken before meals for best results.
- Fruits and vegetables like Strawberry, Apples, Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits, etc.), Cucumber, Water Melon, Mint, Aloe Vera, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger and Tropical fruits (pineapples, guavas, papaya, kiwi, etc.), all contain a wide variety of nutrients and vitamins which aids in achieving a perfect radiance. When added to plain filtered water in the right proportion and amounts they work wonders that are far greater than any skincare beauty product can ever offer.
1. SKIN CLEANSING DETOX DRINK
Adding thinly sliced organic lemons and cucumbers with mint leaves to a glass of filtered water, covering it and then leaving it overnight or for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator would give you a strong detoxifying drink that would instantly transform your skin from the inside out.
2. BEAUTIFUL GLOW DETOX WATER
Another effective solution is the Strawberry Kiwi detox water.
Mix two kiwis and six sliced strawberries to ½ gallon of water and leave it to chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before drinking it. Ensure that you get rid of it after 24-48 hours or when the fruit starts tasting bitter.
3. ANTI-AGING DETOX DRINK
Water consisting of lemon, apple cider, honey, and mint, can also make for an effective naturally glowing and anti-aging skin solution.
By combining 1 tsp of aloe vera, 1 tsp of honey, 1 lemon, juiced and sliced, and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with 1-2 cups of water (either hot or at room temperature) and putting them into a glass or mason jar then refrigerating it overnight, you get a potent beverage with highly effective anti-aging properties.
4. SKIN HYDRATING DETOX DRINK
Watermelon Mint is another great way of making detox water. All you need is a handful of fresh mint leaves, part of 1 watermelon, one lemon or lime, some ice cubes and 1-2 liters of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste.
Slice up a reasonable quantity of the watermelon into cubes, with its rind, and put them into a jug or pitcher, cut the lemon or lime into wedges and the handful of mint leaves and add them to the jar of watermelon.
Pour in the 2 liters of cold water and let the mixture to sit overnight in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors some time to steep before serving.
5. NATURAL RADIANCE DETOX WATER
Another solution is mixing one lemon, one apple, a handful of fresh mint leaves, five sliced strawberries and one tsp of cinnamon into a jar or pitcher filled with 1-2 liters of water and a handful of ice.
This great detox water when taken immediately after preparation is guaranteed to give you a beautiful natural radiant skin.
DIY BODY SCRUBS
Skin exfoliating treatments are also a great way of getting a naturally glowing skin at home, they, however, can take some serious toll on your pocket if you choose to follow the regular skin care program at a massage parlor.
A better more versatile and less expensive alternative is the DIY body scrubs which you can easily make at home and still get that flawless naturally glowing skin you’ve always wanted.
Below are some examples of these highly effective DIY body scrubs and their recipes.
1. BANANA SUGAR BODY SCRUB
Bananas are rich in potassium and are high in vitamins A, B6 and C. Applying mashed bananas as a homemade face mask usually helps reduce dark spots and exterminate wrinkles and they are also perfect for scrubs.
To make a banana sugar body scrub, all you need is
- ¼ cup of coconut butter
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of Shea butter
- ¼ cup of Apricot
- One ripe mashed banana
- 1 cup of raw sugar ( brown)
Mix the coconut butter with the coconut oil, apricot, shea butter and ripe mashed banana together in a blender until smooth, then add the cup of sugar, stir and apply.
Do this treatment all over your body twice a week to soften and moisturize the skin & refrigerate the remaining scrub in a plastic jar.
2. VANILLA SUGAR BODY SCRUB
This body scrub is one of the most delicate and highly feminine DIY body scrubs. It is very suitable and highly recommended for women with sensitive skin.
All that is required to prepare it is a simple mixture of 2 ½ cups of raw sugar, ¼ cup white granulated sugar, 4 tbsp of vanilla extract, and ¼ cup of almond oil together in a bowl and you’re ready to pamper yourself with this luxurious at-home spa treatment. Take a cold shower post exfoliation and apply your favorite moisturizer or body lotion.
3. PEPPERMINT SUGAR BODY SCRUB
For a refreshing and energized feeling, the peppermint sugar body scrub is the perfect exfoliating mask during summers or before you hit the beach.
Make a batch of this recipe using these ingredients:
- 2 cups of white granulated sugar
- peppermint essential oil (5 drops)
- ¼ cup of coconut oil or almond oil (preferably organic)
- and a red food coloring or 3 tbsp of raspberry/pomegranate juice
Add 5 drops of the peppermint oil to a mixture of almond or coconut oil and the granulated sugar until it gives off its crisp peppermint scent.
Now add 3 tbsp of the pomegranate or raspberry juice to get the pink peppermint color and stir together till you achieve the desired consistency.
4. HOMEMADE OATMEAL BODY SCRUB
This is a long-lasting DIY body scrub that would help exfoliate all your dead skin cells and give you that youthful and naturally glowing skin you’ve always craved for.
It can stay for as long as six months when stored in an airtight container and still retain its potency.
To make the body scrub, get 1 cup of coconut oil, ½ cup of finely ground oatmeal, two tbs of Olive oil and ½ cup of brown sugar. Blend the oats till they turn to powder then mix the rest of the ingredients together with the powdered oatmeal in a medium size bowl, and you are awesome to go.
5. COFFEE BODY SCRUB
Another highly effective treatment for naturally glowing skin is the coffee body scrub which is also great to get rid of cellulite and toxins from your body.
- 2 tbsp of coffee powder
- 2 tbsp brown raw sugar
- 1 tbsp of sea salt
- 1 tbsp of Olive oil
- 2 tbsp of Coconut oil.
Mix all the ingredients together and apply on your whole body followed by a nice cold shower. Do this treatment twice a week for noticeable results.
You may choose to use flavored coffee to get the desired scent you prefer. This coffee body scrub is a cheaper and more efficient alternative to expensive cellulite creams; it would help exfoliate your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, making your skin plumper.
6. CITRUS GREEN TEA BODY SCRUB
This is one of the best and most effective homemade body scrub mixture and my personal favorite that will give you the instant results in terms of skin firmness, glow, and softness.
It is a combination of 3 tbsp of baking soda, 3 cups of Epsom salt, 1 green tea bag which you will cut open and add to the mixture, 4 tbsp of carrier oil – either apricot kernel, almond oil or grapeseed oil, 8 drops each of essential orange oil and essential lime oil,and zest from either or all of lime, lemon or orange.
This potent mixture when prepared usually has a consistency of packing snow, and it will help open up the pores and eject toxins from your skin, relaxing your body and reducing tension. The treatment has to be applied once a week.
Whichever method you choose to employ in achieving your goal of having a naturally glowing skin at home, ensure that you maintain a constant routine by keeping at it for at least 30-60 days.
The results will speak for itself, and you will be amazed at how breathtakingly youthful your skin will be transformed into in just a matter of days without the use of artificial and expensive beauty and skincare products.