How to have clearer skin: Natural Remedies To Whiten Your Skin

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Bananas have antioxidant properties that not only hydrate the skin but also protect it from free radical damage. This can help reduce the signs of aging. 

Honey and olive oil are moisturizing and can repair damaged skin cells due to their antioxidant properties. 

Ingredients

  • Half a ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Instructions

  • Peel and mash the plantain.
  • Peel and mash the banana.
  • Add the olive oil and honey and mix well.
  • Apply the paste all over the face and neck.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Use this mask once or twice a week.

 

Oatmeal mask

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Oatmeal acts as a good absorbent. It helps absorb impurities and dirt that have been deposited in the pores of the skin. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, oatmeal also soothes the skin and protects it from free radical damage. .

Studies have shown that herbal masks made with green tea, wheat flour, and other readily available ingredients can nourish the skin. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of table gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Rosewater (if necessary)

How to do 

  • Grind the oatmeal into a granulated powder.
  • Add the honey, gram flour, and rose water to make a paste.
  • Apply to the face and neck.
  • Leave on for about 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • You can use this pack once a week.

 

Aloe & Rosemary Mask

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons fresh aloe vera blend
  • 1 drop rosemary oil
  • 1 drop castor oil

How to do 

  • Mix the ingredients in a blender and spread them over the face. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off.
  • Why it works: The rosemary oil in this mask not only smells wonderful, it also moisturizes the skin and gives it vitality. Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder, and CEO of Shiffa says it’s a great mask to apply to hair after a shower, as it promotes hair growth.

 

Argan oil mask

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 drop of argan oil

How to do 

  • Mix these ingredients together to a thick paste consistency. Leave on until completely dry and remove with a warm towel. Follow with your usual serums and moisturisers if needed.
  • Why it works: Benjamin says the vitamin E in this formula has anti-inflammatory benefits for the face. He also notes that the avocado and avocado oil will help restore the skin’s natural barrier that helps maintain moisture.

 

Pineapple Enzyme Mask

Ingredients.

  • ¼ cup pineapple puree
  • 2 tablespoons almond powder 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut milk

How to do 

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse.
  • Why it works: Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of the Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection, says this mask “exfoliates, loosens and stimulates your lymphatic system”, restoring your skin’s natural glow. If your skin is looking dull and flaky right now, try this mask.

 

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced and pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • honey or coconut nectar (optional; add to taste)

How to do 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie and save a spoonful for a DIY face mask.
  • Why it works: “Peaches contain vitamin C, which boosts collagen and elasticity, and Greek yogurt exfoliates and brightens skin,” says Angela Kim, founder of Savour Beauty. In addition, almond milk hydrates and softens the skin, while cinnamon increases circulation.

 

Peanut butter and jelly mask

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon raw coconut nectar

How to do 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie and save a spoonful for a face mask.
  • Why it works: “Berries nourish the skin with vitamin C and biotin,” says Kim. This means they increase elasticity and help fight to age. Natural peanut butter is rich in omega-3s and contains protein for cell regeneration and hydration.

 

Honey-Avocado Mask

 Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 mango puree

How to do 

  • Mix all the ingredients together. Leave on for 15 minutes then remove with a warm cloth.
  • Why it works: “The honey moisturises without the risk of a crash,” says Vargas. “The avocado is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which are incredible for your lymphatic system and restore the skin’s lipid layer.” In addition, mango puree helps to brighten the skin as it is rich in vitamin C and olive oil softens and reduces inflammation.

 

Coffee Turmeric Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of instant or ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt

How to do 

  • Mix. Apply it all over the face, making sure to also put it under the eye area. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing it with a warm, damp towel.
  • Why it works: “The coffee in this mask is full of caffeine and antioxidants,” says Athena Hewett, beautician, and founder of Monastery. “The caffeine reduces inflammation, including puffy eyes, and the antioxidants give the skin a beautiful glow.” As for the other ingredients? Turmeric is packed with brightening vitamin C and yogurt is packed with skin-smoothing lactic acid AHA.

 

 

Honey Rosehip Avocado Mask

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 10 drops of rosehip seed oil
  • 1/4 ripe avocado

How to do 

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor (this helps to smooth the avocado). Rinse off the mask after five minutes.
  • Why it works: ‘The rosehip seed oil improves skin texture and strengthens cell walls, and the avocado moisturises and soothes the skin,’ says Hewett. With the added boost of hydrating honey, you have a thirst-quenching mask perfect for dry skin.

 

 

Papaya Greek Yogurt Mask

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of ripe papaya puree
  • 1 tablespoon full-fat plain yogurt

How to do 

  • Mix the papaya and yogurt together and apply to a clean face, neck, and décolletage using gentle upward strokes. Leave the mask on for 3 to 10 minutes depending on the sensitivity of your skin. Wash off with warm water and follow with toner and facial moisturiser.
  • Why it works: “Papaya is rich in vitamin C and a protein-dissolving enzyme called papain, so this mask is perfect for smooth, clear skin,” says Rachel Winard, founder of Soapwalla. “Try halving the amount of papaya if you have sensitive skin or redness.”

 

 

Greek yogurt mask

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera

How to do 

  • Mix all ingredients together and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Why it works: “I call it a triple-action mask because it’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and super moisturising,” says Vargas. “Honey and aloe are natural antiseptics, perfect for keeping your skin clear. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and organic Greek yogurt will boost your skin’s moisture.”

 

Turmeric potato mask

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Ingredients

  • 1 white potato grated
  • 1 grated cucumber A few drops of rose water
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

How to do 

  • Mix the ingredients and rinse after 10 minutes. Use a cloth to make sure you remove all the grated vegetables from your face.
  • Why it works: Like turmeric, Dr. Hamdan says potatoes are anti-inflammatory. “Potatoes have been applied to bruises and wounds for centuries,” she says. Meanwhile, “cucumbers have a great toning effect, hydrate the skin, and are rich in vitamin C.”

 

Peach cream + smoothie

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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced and pitted 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon honey or coconut nectar (optional; add to taste) 

How to do  

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie and save a spoonful for a face mask.

Why it works: Peaches contain vitamin C, which boosts collagen and elasticity, and Greek yogurt exfoliates and brightens skin. In addition, almond milk hydrates and softens the skin, and cinnamon increases circulation.

 

Aspirin

In a very clean cloth, crush an aspirin tablet.
Then put in a bowl and add a little water to make a paste.
Apply to the face, leaving it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water and then with floral water.

 

 

Essential oil of celery

Celery essential oil is effective in lightening the skin of the face and erasing colored spots.
Add 2 drops of this oil to your night cream.

 

 

Black cumin seed oil + olive oil

Apply a mixture of black cumin seed oil + olive oil (half/half) on your face for 20 minutes.
Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and gently dry your skin with clean disposable paper to dry.

Lettuce lightens spots and evens out skin tone.
Cook 5 lettuce leaves in 1/2 liter of water for 10 minutes.
Strain.
Let cool and add 4 tablespoons of skim milk powder.
Pour into a glass bottle. Use this milk as a toner to apply to the face, taking care to shake before each use.

 

Mango Milk

Mix a crushed mango in a blender with 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil and 125ml of fresh liquid cream.
Pour into a bottle, shake, apply to skin.
Lighten darker skin areas: underarms, knees, private parts.

 

Olive oil, lemon juice, honey, rice flour

In a bowl, mix one tablespoon of organic honey with one tablespoon of organic ultra pure olive oil.
Add one tablespoon of lemon juice.

Then little by little, while mixing with a fork, pour the contents of a tablespoon of rice flour, so as to obtain a kind of cream without lumps.
Apply to the dark skin area and rub the preparation into the skin a little.
Leave it on for 30 minutes, wrapping the treated skin with a sheet of stretch paper.
Repeat this treatment every 3 days for 15 days.