What do every girl, every woman, and even every man aspire to have? Skin to die for would be in the right realm!

Women and men alike desire picture-perfect, smooth, and glowing skin. Without respect to age or occupation – whether a student, working professional or homemaker – everyone desires beautiful, toned, glowing, healthy skin.


However, the everyday dirt, dust, and chemical exposure tend to mar your beauty with rough, itchy patches, blemishes, acne, wrinkles, and agitated pores. Plus, cosmetics and personal care products with harmful ingredients, can make matters even worse.

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Your skin is fragile and exposing it to chemicals, and harsh environments only tend to deteriorate its condition. While you definitely cannot get away from the polluted atmosphere, taking preventive measures is certainly within your control.

The process begins with staying hydrated and eating a proper diet.

  1. Water: Intake of water helps in increasing circulation and flushing out impurities and toxins from your body. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day supports a clearer, healthier, and suppler skin.
  2. Diet: A rich diet fulfills your body's requirement of all essential vitamins like A, B6, C and E, minerals, and fatty acids (omega 3) facilitate healthy skin. Fruits and vegetables in the shades of red, green, blue, and orange are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that help provide a silkier glow to the skin.

However, these are not the only things that influence the skin's appearance. You need to take proactive care of your skin in order to make it softer, smoother, and shinier.

So, go natural and follow some of these amazing home remedies that may help you with glowing and radiant skin in just 10 minutes.

Method 1: Oil Cleansing

The oil cleansing method helps dissolve the oil that has hardened on your skin, along with impurities, dirt, and dust.

Applying oil on your skin will release materials stuck in your pores, while steam helps open up the clogged pores, allowing impurities to be more easily removed.

Things you’ll need:

things need for oil cleansing for glowing skin

  • Olive oil (natural moisturizer) – 1 tablespoon
  • Castor oil (displaces the waxy debris on the skin) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Blend the oils

blend the oils together for smooth and glowing skin

Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 2 teaspoons of castor oil in a bowl.

Step 2. Massage the oil blend on your skin

massage olive and castor oil blend for glowing skin

  • Put a small amount of the oil blend on your palm and apply it on your skin.
  • Using gentle, circular strokes, massage for 2 minutes or until the oil saturates your skin. (This can also help to remove your makeup.)
  • Wait another 10 minutes to let the oil seep in and deep clean the pores.

Step 3. Steam it up!

use steam for a glowing skin

  • Boil some water in a pan, place your head over the top and create a tent around your head and face with a towel. This prevents the steam from escaping and directs it all onto your facial skin.

Alternatively, you can soak a clean towel in very hot water, wring it out and place it over your face to apply steam heat directly against the skin.

This will help open pores to remove dust and impurities from deep within the skin. Leave the towel on your face for a few minutes or until it cools down.

  • Use the corners of the moist towel to wipe away the oil residue from your skin. There will be a very thin layer of oil left on your skin, but this is beneficial.
  • Typically, you do not need a moisturizer after the oil cleansing method. However, if you have excessively dry skin, grab a tiny bit of some organic lotion to moisturize your skin.

Repeat this treatment once every 15 days for softer, glowing, and healthy skin.

Method 2: Use Lemon, Honey, and Brown Sugar

Lemon juice acts as a natural astringent and a natural cleanser that helps eliminate dead cells and reinvigorate the skin. It also contains enzymes that contribute to softer and smoother skin.

Honey is a natural humectant and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that help repair damaged skin. Moreover, honey contains antioxidants that can help reduce signs of aging.

Brown sugar contains glycolic acid, which acts as natural exfoliate and helps clear out pores by removing dead and damaged skin cells.


This scrub also helps promote blood circulation in your body, thus rejuvenating your skin and softening and smoothing it.

Things you’ll need:

things you need for glowing skin

  • Lemon (natural cleanser) – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey (a natural humectant) – 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar (natural exfoliate) – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Put 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a bowl

take 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in bowl for glowing skin

Put 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a bowl.

Step 2. Blend in the honey and lemon juice

blend honey and lemon to brown sugar for glowing skin

  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey and  1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the brown sugar.

Step 3. Mix and apply the scrub on your skin

brown sugar, honeya nd lemon scrub for glowing skin

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to form a scrub.
  • Apply the mixture on your skin and scrub gently for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Leave it on for another 5 minutes to dry on its own.
  • Rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Repeat the treatment twice every week for optimal results.

Method 3: Use Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra-virgin coconut oil is rich in antioxidants that help prevent free radicals from damaging your skin, causing it to lose its elasticity.

Moreover, owing to the small molecular structure and phenolic compounds, coconut oil seeps deep into the underlying tissues to help hydrate and moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and supple.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply the oil directly to your skin

apply coconut oil directly on your skin

  • Put a small amount of extra-virgin coconut oil on your palm and use your fingers to apply it directly on your skin.
  • Massage in circular motions, then leave it for 2 to 3 hours to be absorbed by the skin. You can also leave it overnight and rinse it off the next morning.

Repeat the process daily, at night before going to bed, for softer and glowing skin.

Method 4: Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is an amazing exfoliate that helps slough off dead skin cells from the skin. Moreover, it helps maintain the pH balance in the skin, thus keeping it soft and smooth.


Coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer for your skin.

Things you’ll need:

baking soda and coconut oil for glowing skin

  • Baking soda (exfoliating agent) – 1 tablespoon
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (natural moisturizer) – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl

mix baking soda and coconut oil together for glowing skin

  • Put 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin coconut oil to the baking soda.

Step 2. Blend into the paste and apply on your skin

apply baking soda and coconut oil mixture directly on skin for glowing skin

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to form a smooth paste.
  • Gently apply the paste on your skin and massage in circular motions for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Allow it to dry for no more than 5 minutes, then rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  • Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Use the remedy twice a week for ideal results.

Note: Baking soda may react with sensitive skin to cause irritation and itching. Therefore, it is recommended to perform a patch test before proceeding with the remedy.

Method 5: Use ACV and Fuller’s Earth

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is loaded with natural enzymes and vitamins (A and C) that help balance the pH level of the skin, thus supporting glowing and healthy skin.

Fuller’s earth, a natural absorbent, and cleanser help to remove excess oil from the skin. It is also helpful in unclogging pores and balancing the natural pH level of the skin.

Honey helps lock water into the skin, thus keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated.

Things you’ll need:

things need for glowing skin

  • Apple cider vinegar (balances pH) – 1 teaspoon
  • Fuller’s earth (natural absorbent and cleanser) – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey (a natural humectant) – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Treatment: Mix the ingredients to form a paste

mix ACV, fuller's earth and honey and apply for glowing skin

  • Put 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth in a bowl.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of ACV into the fuller’s earth.
  • Blend the ingredients thoroughly to form a thick, smooth paste.
  • Apply a thin layer of the paste evenly on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Repeat 2 or 3 times every week for softer and glowing skin.

Method 6: Use Almond Oil

Almond oil is packed with antioxidants; vitamins A, B, D, and E, proteins, essential minerals and fats that are excellent for healthy and glowing skin.

Moreover, almond oil has a near-magical capacity to minimize wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, thus offering smoother and more even-toned skin.

Single-Step Treatment: Massage the oil directly on your skin

massage almond oil for smooth and glowing skin

  • Put a small amount of almond oil on your palm and use your fingers to apply it on your face.
  • Massage in using gentle, circular motions for 5 minutes.
  • Cover your face with a towel for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. You can also leave the oil on your skin overnight and wash it off the next morning.

Do this every day or at least every other day for smooth and shiny skin.

Method 7: Use Turmeric

Turmeric is an incredible ingredient that helps lighten pigmentation, contributing to a fairer glow in the skin. Moreover, it is loaded with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing properties that help rejuvenate your skin.

Gram flour acts as a natural cleanser to remove dead skin cells and reveal renewed softer and smoother skin. It also contains skin-lightening properties that help to diminish blemishes, scars, and marks on the skin, making it more unblemished and smooth.

Things you’ll need:

things need for glowing skin

  • Turmeric powder (lightens pigmentation) – 1 teaspoon
  • Gram flour (natural cleanser) – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil (enhances exfoliation) – 1 teaspoon
  • Filtered water – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Mix turmeric and gram flour

mix together turmeric and gram flour for glowing skin

  • Put 1 tablespoon of gram flour in a bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and mix the ingredients well.

Step 2. Add in the liquids, mix, and use

add water and olive oil to turmeric mixture for glowing skin

  • Pour about 1 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of olive oil into the dry mixture.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth paste, and your mask is ready for use.
  • Apply the mask on your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  • Let the mixture dry on its own (about 15 minutes) before rinsing it off with warm water.

Use this mask twice every week for clearer and more flawless skin.

Note: This mask might stain, so handle carefully and make sure you do not spill it on your clothes or other materials.

turmeric, olive oil, gram flour and water paste for glowing skin

Method 8: Use a Coffee Scrub

Coffee is an excellent remedy for smooth and flawless skin. Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, it helps in proper exfoliation of the skin, wiping away dead skin cells and offering a radiant skin.

Moreover, coffee can aid the production of collagen, which in turn helps diminish acne scars and maintain your skin’s elasticity.

Things you’ll need:

things need coffee and coconut oil for glowing skin

  • Finely ground coffee beans (exfoliating agent) – 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil (natural moisturizer) – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Treatment: Blend the ingredients into a paste and use

blend together coffee and coconut oil for glowing skin

  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground coffee in a bowl.
  • Add an equal portion of coconut oil to the coffee and mix the ingredients thoroughly to form a paste.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and massage in circular motions for 2 minutes.
  • Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Use this scrub 2 or 3 times every week for effective results.

apply coffee and coconut oil scrub for glowing skin

Additional Tips

  • Proper sleep, a balanced diet, and regular exercise are the key to obtaining and maintaining glowing and radiant skin.
  • Exercise increases blood circulation throughout the body, helping to distribute nutrients and remove toxins, thus compelling a radiant glow to your skin.
  • When going out in the sun, wear a safe sunscreen, and protect your skin with an umbrella, hat, scarf, or any other coverings for your skin. This is particularly important during peak hours; sun exposure can damage your skin.
  • Do not over apply too many cosmetics; excessive use may clog pores lead to irritation, burning sensations, and cause other problems for the skin.
  • Avoid products that contain mercury, or synthetics, which can lead to irritation, scars, and even cancer.
  • Incorporate fruits and vegetables regularly into your diet. They are rich in vitamins and minerals that help rejuvenate your skin and control metabolism and melanin production.

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