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12 Everyday Things to Make Your Skin Prettier in No Time

Research shows that there are many factors influencing the condition of our skin: lack of sleep, sun exposure, stress, lack of exercise, air pollution, and sugar consumption. It's no wonder that, in the US alone, women spend about $300,000 during their lifetime on beauty products just for their face. Here are some easy to make home remedies which will help your skin glow.

We, at Bright Side, compiled a list of products that you can easily find at home and turn into a natural alternative to cosmetic skin products. Read this list through to the end and run to the kitchen to start your journey to perfect skin.

1. Banana peel

Banana and banana peel help treat acne, reduce pimples and remove wrinkles. Rub the peel on the area with the pimple until the inside of the peel gets dark, leave it on for a while, and clean your face with warm water. Repeat the procedure for a few days. To remove wrinkles, apply a little mashed banana to the wrinkled area.

Bananas and their peels are useful for skin nourishment and hydration because they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, fiber, and protein.

2. Honey

Honey can also be used to improve your skin condition and as a treatment against pimples due to its antibacterial, antiseptic, and healing properties. If your apply honey to damp skin and massage it in every other day, the blemishes on your skin will be reduced, and the skin will become soft, smooth, and healthy.

3. Baking soda

Baking soda is a good medium for natural scrubs. You can mix it with honey and olive oil to prepare a facial mask that removes dead skin cells, calms the skin down, and neutralizes its pH. For the best results, apply this mask once a week. A mixture of coconut oil and baking soda is also a good remedy against eczema.

4. Cucumber

Cucumber is good for your skin both alone and in combination with yogurt. A cucumber mask cools down the skin, revitalizes and hydrates it, and reduces swelling. It's good for relieving sunburns and getting rid of puffiness around the eyes. To do the latter just put two slices of cucumber on your eyes and relax.

5. Lemon

Dermatologists do not recommend applying lemon on your face directly especially if you have sensitive skin, but they admit that lemon juice can work wonders in combination with other ingredients, like honey, olive oil, sugar, yogurt, or cucumber. Lemon juice can assist in reducing pimples, degreasing oily skin, and skin lightening.

6. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is often used in cosmetology. Apart from its healing properties, it has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-aging effects on your skin. Aloe vera gel can remove dark spots and even out your skin tone. All you need to do is to get the gel out of an aloe vera leaf and apply it on your skin every day for the best results.

7. Potato

If you apply potato pulp to your face twice a day, it will lighten your skin and give it a natural glow. You can also use slices of raw potato to remove dark circles, just cut two slices and put them under your eyes for a little while.

8. Olive oil

Olive oil is excellent for moisturizing your skin, giving it a natural glow, protecting it, and repairing the skin cells. To obtain the best results, massage a few drops of olive oil to your face and neck, afterwards place a warm towel on your face for about 40 seconds. Afterwards, wipe away the excess oil from your face.

9. Orange peel

Orange peel is great for refreshing the skin, nourishing it with useful vitamins, and relieving acne. Mix orange peel with rose water or yogurt, apply the mixture on your face, and leave for 15 minutes. Remove the mask with cool water and repeat the procedure several times a week.

10. Green tea

Green tea can reverse the first signs of aging, revitalize the skin, and give it a natural glow. It can be used in combination with cream and brown sugar or with honey to make a soothing face mask. If you make some green tea ice cubes, you can use them to clean and refresh your skin every day.

11. Milk

One of the secrets of the ancient beauty legend Cleopatra, was a milk and honey bath. Raw milk can make your skin pretty because it contains useful fats, vitamins, protein, and calcium. Milk can function as a natural cleanser and moisturizer. Gently pat a cloth dampened with milk over your face and rinse with water.

12. Toothpaste

Toothpaste is really helpful in fighting acne. It can be used on both individual spots and as an ingredient for a face wash. To use it on individual spots, apply a small amount, let it dry for a couple of minutes and wash away afterwards. Be sure to check the ingredients of the paste before applying it on your skin. Sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and sodium fluoride can cause irritation.

Have you ever tried any of those remedies? If so, what was your impression? Do you have any personal homemade remedy beauty secrets? Don't hesitate to share your opinions and beauty hacks in the comments!