home remedy for glowing skin

#BeautyDiaries: This Magic Home Remedy Made My Skin Glow!

Simar Rana

Video Content Editor, POPxo

For most of my life, I had been blessed with clear, glowing skin. I didn’t go through the usual pimples or acne-filled face phase (that most girls go through in their teenage years) either. So I always thought that I just got lucky!

With little to worry about as far as my skin was concerned, I didn’t particularly bother about taking care of it. I did the whole face wash/ face cream routine in the morning - but that was about it. Beyond that, I couldn’t have cared. After all, my skin looked fine. So why did I need to do anything extra? Or so I thought.

My little bubble burst somewhere towards the end of my college years. My ever glowing and clear skin was beginning to look rather dull. I was even beginning to get random breakouts every now and then. All the stress of entering the “real world” was getting to me, I was told. It was a hectic, busy world - and if I didn’t take care of my skin, it would only keep getting worse.

I brushed it off as soon as I heard it. My skin was probably just going through a phase, I told myself. It would recover on its own. I mean, I had never had to do anything before to keep it looking the way it used to. So why did I need to now?

new_in_story_banner_500px

But as time went by and I started working, I had even less time to stop and think about my skin. They were right, the real world was a hectic place! And my skin was bearing the consequences. One day, after coming home from work, I looked at myself in the mirror and I actually felt sorry for my skin. What had I done to it. Why hadn’t I done something at the right time? It was dull and lifeless. I looked at least five years older than I actually was. I wanted to cry!

Like in most situations, my grandmom came to the rescue! She told me not to worry - she had a solution! I was really glad and thankful. I just wanted my glowing skin back! And this time I was willing to put in as much effort as was needed!.

INSIDE home remed for glowing skin

She made a face pack for me at home and told me to use it at least once a week - if I couldn’t find the time to do it more often than that. She made a paste out of almonds and four daals - moong dhuli, masoor dhuli, mah dhuli and channa daal. She churned them all together dry in a mixi. I was supposed to keep this mixture in a jar, in a cool and non-wet place. Just before using it, she asked me to mix some malai and lemon to it - and then apply a thick layer of the mix to my face.

I did this twice a week for a month continuously - and believe me, it worked wonders. Of course, I would have to be consistent with taking care of my skin for it to continue looking and feeling soft and bright - but believe me when I say my skin was glowing again!

I still use this pack at least once a week along with the other skin care rituals I have now incorporated in my daily life. I use a good day and night cream regularly in order to keep my skin hydrated - and I never, ever forget to take my makeup off and cleanse my skin thoroughly before going to bed.

I think I learnt my lesson for life! Never taking my skin for granted again!

HAVE A STORY IDEA FOR POPxo? If you want to hear about it, we can write about it! Just tell us your idea here!

MUST READ: #BeautyDiaries: Why I Stopped Fighting The Spots On My Face

MUST READ: #BeautyDiaries: My War With Adult Acne…
Published on Jan 22, 2016
Save
Read Full Story
POPxo uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website More info

Discuss things safely!

Sign in to POPxo World

India’s largest platform for women

Start a poll Ask a question