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The Broke Girl’s Guide To *Glowing* Skin… ALWAYS!

Sonali Pawar

Editorial Coordinator

Haven’t we all envied a beautiful celeb with clear, glowing skin? But, let us assure you, like any other person, they too get breakouts, suffer from uneven skin (thanks to tons of makeup!) and deal with various other skin problems, just like the rest of us. Unlike them, however, we don’t have the top dermatologists and estheticians on our speed dial, do we? But don’t you worry, as here are some super affordable ways to get glowing skin. We know it’s not that easy to maintain your skin but with these helpful tips, you can get that clear skin you’ve always wanted. The cherry on top - these are practically free, ladies!




1. Did someone say ice facial?


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Ice your face before you go to bed and make sure you follow this habit on a daily basis. Applying ice on your face will tighten the pores as it works like a toner and you will wake up with radiant and firm skin. It improves blood circulation in the area, which helps giving you that healthy complexion.


2. Inversion yoga


Who said yoga is only meant for getting fit and maintaining your body? Take out 10-15 minutes in the morning and do some yoga, ladies. This particular type of yoga - inversion yoga, will help in increasing the blood circulation which will give you a healthy glow. Start with a downward facing dog pose if you’re a beginner. This will give your face a natural freshness and you’ll glow all day long.


3. Detox your body




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Impurities in your blood are one of the major causes of breakouts. Due to modern day lifestyle, we tend to eat and drink things that are not exactly good for our skin. To make sure that these food items don’t affect our skin, it’s essential to detox. One of the easiest ways to flush out the toxins from your body is to drink detox water. All you have to do is, cut a few cucumbers, lemons and mint leaves and add it to a bottle of water. Leave it overnight and you can drink that water whenever you want. Isn’t it great?


4. Massage your way to glowing skin


When you are getting late and look exhausted, the best thing to do is massage your face while you’re on your way. Get the blood flowing and wake up your tired skin with a good massage. Use your fingers and thumbs and apply gentle pressure on your face, pinching your jawline so that it stays firm. Moreover, you’ll feel super relaxed and fresh all day long.


5. Raid your fridge




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It’s time to include superfoods in your diet, ladies! Carrots, strawberries, broccoli, green tea - make these foods your best friends and have them on a daily basis. The path towards great skin starts from the inside and here are some foods you should include in your diet for that healthy glow.


6.  Exfoliate, ladies!


Who says you need fancy exfoliating equipment/products to remove dead skin cells from your face. It’s essential to exfoliate at least once in a week and to do that in the most affordable way ever, you need coconut/ olive oil and sugar. Mix the oil with some sugar and gently scrub your face and neck with it. Wash it off with lukewarm water and moisturize. You’ll love how soft and smooth your skin feels, believe us!


7. Homemade face packs


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Not all of us can afford various face packs available for different skin types. It’s always better to go for something natural and homemade. Make it a point to apply a homemade face pack at least twice in a week. You can always try good old multani mitti mixed with rose water and say goodbye to uneven and tired-looking skin.


8. Don’t forget sunblock, ever!




Ladies, we can’t stress it enough - it is extremely important for you to apply a sunblock before heading out. It will protect you from the harmful UVA and UVB rays and reduce the chances of any kind of skin problem as well as dullness and premature aging. This sunscreen has got you covered, and guess what? It’s super affordable, too!


9. Make your own cleanser


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You don’t need to buy cleansers when you can make one at home, right? Apply honey on your damp face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Once you wash your face you’ll see how soft and supple your skin feels. Honey is an antibacterial that will not only rid your skin of germs and bacteria, but will also make it healthy, plump and soft. Trade your fancy cleansers for this natural one.


10. Beauty sleep is essential


We know you’re busy, but girls, you can’t slack on sleep! Lack of sleep results in tired and puffy eyes and if you keep up with your unhealthy schedule, you might also have to deal with the problem of dark circles. So, to keep dark circles at bay, make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep everyday. It’s the best, free way to look after your complexion!


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Published on May 10, 2017
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