BN Beauty: For that Natural Glow! Check Out 5 Ways to Get Clear Skin

BN Do It Yourself Natural Skin Care regimen - BellaNaija - August2013So many of us are focused on what we put in our bodies but neglect what we put on them. What we put on our skin is ultimately absorbed into our bloodstream so you want to make sure to use the safest and cleanest ingredients as possible.

You don’t need to have five or ten products in order to have a good skincare regimen or to take care of your skin. As long as you use natural products when it comes to your skin and take care of it, you will see results.

When it comes to the ingredients you look out for and the skincare routine you develop, it’s best to keep it simple. When your skin looks better, you will feel more confident without wearing makeup and if you decide to wear makeup, it will look even better on well treated skin.

So, I know we all want perfect glowing skin. You know, the kind that comes from having great genes. Well, It’s not that hard to accomplish because all you need is in your kitchen at this very moment. Nothing makes you feel as confident as having glowing and radiant skin. Great skin makes you look younger and feel healthier no matter your age or physical condition.

Some may ask, can you use natural and organic products and get a great looking glow? Of course! With these five DIY tips, glowing skin will never be far from you.

Plus, it gives you the opportunity for some serious pampering. A little TLC never hurt anyone, right?

*It is important to patch test new beauty treatments prior to full use to prevent allergic reactions – Click HERE to find out how. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, do not proceed with the beauty treatment

Yogurt and Oatmeal Face Mask

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Now, this mask is the business! It gets rid of acne scars, hyper pigmentation, etc. This is one of my prized treatments because it packs quite a punch.
• Mix one tablespoon each of yogurt, oatmeal and salad dressing or mayonnaise.
• Then add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it.
• Apply the mixture on your face and neck.
• Rinse it off after 20 minutes.
Apply this mask thrice a week to get good results.

Green Papaya/Pawpaw Mask

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Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which is a natural skin exfoliator. It is very effective in getting rid of acne scars and dark spots.
• Mash unripe papaya.
• Add a tablespoon of sea salt (optional)
• Using a circular motion, apply on the affected areas.
• Leave for 20 minutes.
• Rinse it off with cool water.

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Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) promotes a smooth and supple skin by getting rid of dirt and oil from the skin. It also removes the dead skin cells. Lemon also exfoliates and lightens dark spots on the skin.
• Add a quarter of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
• Apply on your face with a cotton ball.
• Wash it off after 15 minutes.

Strawberry Moisturizer

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• Mash 4 strawberries.
• Add half a teaspoon each of olive oil and coconut oil.
• Mix to make a paste.
• Apply the paste to your face and wash it off after 20 minutes.

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• Make a thick paste by mixing tomato juice with some turmeric powder.
• Apply on face. Leave on for 20 minutes.
• Wash off with lukewarm water.
This is one of the best facial masks for those who need to see some effective and instant results.

Nothing makes you feel as confident as having glowing and radiant skin. Great skin makes you look younger and feel healthier no matter your age or physical condition. So, go ahead, make your skin glow. You deserve to look and feel fabulous… you’re worth it!

Photo Credit: Getty Images | Frugalferret | | | Mnn
Neni Stone runs a natural beauty and wellness blog. Using herself as a guinea pig, she has been compiling recipes and remedies since she was fifteen years old. Today, she has compiled almost a thousand recipes and has no intentions of stopping any time soon! Visit her blog “Neni’s Naija

29 Comments on BN Beauty: For that Natural Glow! Check Out 5 Ways to Get Clear Skin
  • Adeleke Amoye August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Lovely! Would try ’em out…

  • Ebun August 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Yayy! Finally! Happy for Neni.

  • mII August 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    @ Adeleke try nd let ur face turn to MJ…’LOL @ u will try dem out,not even 1 dem …mscheeww!!

    • Bee September 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      They are natural products, what you eat & use in your cooking.

  • Adeleke Amoye August 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    @ mII: I don’t get your gist… *confused*

  • Berry Dakara August 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I’d say to be cautious about the Apple Cider Vinegar. I recently discovered that I have a citric acid allergy, and ACV makes my mouth peel/bleed and caused irritation on my face. It was diluted too…

  • Aarinolaoluwa August 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have tried Tumeric and milk , works wonders….. A friend just told me about the strawberry mask… would try it…. #TeamClearSkin

    • Aries-Yudy August 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Pls,dear,where can I get tumeric powder?Heard its a spice.I need to know where to get it.Thanxxx

      • Ella August 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

        Hi Aries,
        i got mine at the Spar(Park N Shop), spices section.

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  • posh August 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    No strawberries in Naija…..duh

    • Nemo August 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Hmmm!! Na who tell you? I always see strawberries at Shoprite, Lekki

    • Ayana August 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      You can get strawberries at Goodies

  • Owgee August 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Ermm… How exactly does one mash unripe pawpaw?

  • Sisiekomi August 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Nice. Strawberries are available in Naija, you can definately get them from park n shop and shoprite .

  • Cross when crossed August 3, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Leave lemon on your face for 20 minutes and the burning eh…e no go get part two.

  • Lynxx & Emma Nyra are Nigeria wackest artist alive! August 3, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Lemon mix with sugar work for me,but it bleach the hell outa my face…

  • meldibson August 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I realy dont like making home remedies for my skin like I do for my hair. Will look for a product with some of these

  • Dior August 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I can’t seem to get turmeric powder,can I use ginger instead

  • Frodo August 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Check for turmeric @ goodie or pack n shop!!!!!

  • Ama August 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    mbok,how does one mash unripe pawpaw ???

  • Clover August 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’ve heard of using tumeric but be careful it colours the face (will however disappear after a few more washes).

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I like this post, I’ve been putting lemon on my skin for almost a month now and it works great against very tough dark spots. Before I used various products to fight them but I’ve decided to stick to natural stuff it’s better for you in the long run.

  • May August 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    tumeric can u show me pls

  • Lisa J August 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Awesome!i would try them. Love to use Green Papaya/Pawpaw Mask.

  • Vique October 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Tumerics @ Supermarkets are processed n overpriced , go to
    ‘alagbo-omo’ in local markets and ask for ‘atale pupa’ a pack goes
    for about N50, you get natural ones @ cheaper prices, they look
    like ginger

  • Erin Nagata March 25, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Some of the foods you will need to stay away from include white bread, pasta, white sugar, maple syrup, agave and honey. Put emphasis on foods that are rich in dietary fiber, essential lipids and proteins.

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