7 Home-Made Essentials That Will Make Your Skin Glow

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Apply these easy to make face packs and relax as they work their magic. These are some of the oldest and most popular home-made beauty tips for glowing skin that our grandmas have passed on to us!

1. Turmeric Face Pack:

This is an all-time favourite! The results have always been so stunning that this has now become a must-do ritual for a bride before the wedding day!

Things you will need:

Turmeric face pack

  • Gram flour (good exfoliator)
  • Pinch of turmeric (lightens skin tone)
  • Milk (moisturizer) 


  • Mix all the above ingredients and apply the mask.
  • Scrub the paste gently on your face for 5 minutes and let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s dry, clean your face.

The Summary:
A combination of turmeric, gram flour and milk exfoliates, moisturizes and lightens skin tone.

2. Yogurt and Dried Orange Peel:

Orange is rich in vitamin C and it is a great skin tonic. It helps to cure and prevent acne and keeps other skin problems at bay. Nothing can be better than yogurt for your skin. It is not only great for your health it makes your skin glow. Plain yogurt fight ace, skin dicolouration, signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. The best thing about yogurt is that it is the most effective mosturiser for all skins.

Things you will need:

  • Dried orange peel
  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt
  • Do not throw away the orange peels after eating the fruit! Dry the orange peels first under the sun before grinding.
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  • Grind the dried orange peels.
  • Mix 1 tbsp. of it with 1 tbsp. fresh and unflavored yogurt. Make a paste.
  • Apply and keep it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then rinse off.

The Summary:
Dried orange peel prevents acne and keep skin problems at bay. Plain yogurt fight acne, skin discoloration and signs of ageing. A combination of both is effective.

3. Yogurt and Lemon:

Yogurt and lemon

Both yogurt and lemon moisturizes the skin and removes blemishes that makes the face look dull. This combination will add luster to your face.

Things you will need:

  • Fresh and unflavored yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice


  • Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of fresh and unflavored yogurt and mix well.
  • Apply and keep on cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes
  • Then rinse off.

This will not only make your skin fairer but it will also reduce acne marks and dark spots (if any) on your skin.

The Summary:
Yogurt and lemon juice pack moisturizes the skin, removes blemishes and adds luster to your face.

4. Milk, Lemon Juice and Honey:

Milk, lemon juice and honey

The combination of raw milk, honey and lemon will not only make you fair naturally, it will also lock moisture in your skin. It will act as a physical barrier and protect your skin from damage from environmental factors like pollution.

Things you will need:

  • Milk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey


  • Use 1 tsp. each of milk/milk powder, honey and lemon juice, and mix to form a paste.
  • It should be applied on cleansed skin and left for 15-20 minutes.
  • After that you can rinse it off.

The Summary:
Raw milk, lemon juice and honey pack lock moisture in the skin and protects skin from environmental factors.

5.  Milk and Saffron:

Saffron is touted as the best skin fairness agent. It is expensive than other food items, but is worth investing in saffron to get the golden glow.

Things you will need:

  • Cold, uncoiled milk (raw) – 2 to 3 teaspoons
  • A few strands of saffron (also known as Kesar)


  • Put 5-6 strands of saffron in the milk.
  • Let it stay for 3-4 hours.
  • Cleanse your face and neck, and apply this mix.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

This is one of the most effective tips to become fair. It also makes your skin soft and smooth. Raw milk is not heavy; hence, this will suit all skin types.

The Summary:
Saffron is the best fairness agent and when combined with raw milk makes the skin soft and smooth.

6. Papaya and Fuller’s Earth:

Papaya and fuller’s earth or multani mitti not only makes the skin fair, it also makes it healthy. Both these are popularly used in all beauty products, but it best to make a homemade mask to protect your skin from chemicals. Just cut out chemicals from your skin care routine.Those will oily skin can use this face pack without any worry!

Things you will need:

  • 1 tbsp. papaya pulp
  • 1 teaspoon fuller’s earth (multani mitti)


  • Mix the two together.
  • Apply on cleansed skin.
  • Let it dry and rinse off.

This makes for a refreshing summer mask.

The Summary:
Papaya and fuller’s earth pack protects your skin from chemicals and is a refreshing summer mask.

7. Potato:

Potato pack

Don’t throw away potato skin after peeling; you can use it as a scrub. You can also grate or make potato juice and use it for your skin. It is crime to throw away or ignore this precious vegetable that can give you and even toned complexion. It removes all dirt and dead skin cells leaving your skin fresh and vibrant.

Things you will need:

  • Potato slices, in pulp or juice form.


  • Use potato slices or the paste of potato as a mask or you can even apply the juice on tanned portions of the skin.
  • This can be applied twice daily on your skin.
  • After 15-20 minutes, wash off with plain water.

The Summary:
Using potato skin as a scrub removes dirt and dead skin cells, leaving your skin fresh and vibrant.

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