home remedies for glowing skin

15 Easy DIY Home Remedies For Glowing Skin

As a general rule, regular washing of the body, help retain the skin’s glow. Stains from work activities and simple house chores like cooking and cleaning often tarnish the glow of the skin, to keep it at check, it’s best to wash off immediately after such activities.

Take your self-care to the next level and get glowing skin with these easy DIY homemade face mask recipes. There are certain steps to a successful DIY face mask. They are:

Step 1: Always apply your mask to a clean face. You want to make sure to remove surface- level impurities and make- up before applying your mask. Additionally, after your mask, it’ s good practice to use a toner to close up the pores, then to moisturize.

Step 2: When using your ingredients at home, check for their expiry dates. Just like you wouldn’t eat spoiled food, you shouldn’t put it on your face either.

And finally, make your masks fresh each time. The following recipes are all perfect for a single application.

What Is Glowing Skin

Glowing skin is skin that is moist and soft—not dull, dry or flaky,”. It is characterized by small pores, even complexion and clear skin without blemishes.”

In the next section, we will look at the home remedies for glowing skin.

Home Remedies For Glowing Skin

Papaya Face Mask

Papaya contains the enzyme ‘Papain’, which helps in attaining a lighter complexion. Papaya is the most popular ingredient in beauty products used in Korea and Japan. Papaya soaps are very popular in Philippines.


  • A small piece of papaya


1. Take some slices of papaya and mash them.

2. Apply this directly on the face. This fruity paste smells good, too. After about 20-25 minutes, wash off.

3. Do this daily for 7 days, you will be able to notice a glow immediately.

Orange Face Mask

Oranges are rich in vitamin C that helps in skin lightening. Orange peels can be grinded into fine powder.


  • Orange peels
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • Water or rose water


1. Dry the orange peels in the sun for two to three days.

2. Grind them to make a fine powder.

3. Two tablespoons of this orange peel powder, add the sandalwood powder and enough water to make a paste.

4. Apply this directly on the face, and rinse after 20 to 30 minutes.

Chickpea Flour Face Mask

Chickpea flour, also known as ‘besan’ in Hindi, is an excellent exfoliant and removes old and dead skin cells.


  • Chickpea flour
  • Water or rose water

Recipe 1

1. Mix it with water or rose water to get soft and moist skin.

2. Apply this directly on the face

3. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Wash off, and wipe your face with a clean towel.

Recipe 2


  • Chickpea flour
  • Turmeric
  • Milk

1. Alternatively, you can also mix it with milk. Milk contains lactic acid which is a proven lightener.

2. Adding a pinch of turmeric helps to keep skin ailments like acne at bay. Turmeric also heals old scars. Chickpea flour mask makes your skin very soft and even makes you look younger!

3. Do this daily for 7 days to get a fairer and glowing you.

Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal is healthy for the body. This is a well-known fact. However, oatmeal is also an excellent scrub and exfoliant. Take a handful of oatmeal in a bowl and add some cold milk to it.


  • Oatmeal
  • Water or rose water


1. Mix well and apply this paste on your face.

2. Slowly, scrub your face with this thick paste. Make sure that you do so with a gentle hand, as scrubbing too hard can damage your skin.

3. After 5-10 minutes of scrubbing, wash off, and wipe your face with a clean towel.

4. Your skin will feel fresh and look fair. Its one of the best ways to get fair skin.

Milk Cream Face Mask

Milk cream is an excellent moisturizer. This mask is especially useful for women with dry skin. Milk cream, also known as ‘malai’, again contains lactic acid like curd and pure milk.


  • Milk cream
  • Water or rose water


1. Mix well to get a extremely soft skin

2. Apply liberally on the face and wash off after 20 minutes.

Fairness in 7 days is an added advantage of this mask.

Crushed Almonds Face Mask

Almonds are considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world. These nuts are rich in vitamin e which helps keep the skin soft and supple. A simple ritual of soaking almonds in milk overnight and crushing them the next morning to make a grainy almond and milk paste can keep beauty woes away in giving you a clear snow white skin. This mix also acts as a scrub.


  • Almonds
  • Milk
  • Water or rose water


1. Apply this liberally on the face

2. Wash off after 20 mins.

This mask will not only give you fair skin but also remove dead cells.

Lemon Face Mask

This is one of the easiest masks and the simplicity of this beauty DIY amazes me.


  • Lemon


1. Simple squeeze a lemon, and apply the juice to your face.

2. Leave for 15-20 minutes and voila- you get whiter and lighter skin in no time.

However, two things must be kept in mind. Firstly, lemon is very acidic. Initially, you should not apply it for more than 2-3 minutes.

You can increase the time with every passing day. Also, this mask may not be suitable for people with dry skin.

I would say that this mask is best suited for oily skin but women with normal skin can also give it a try. The added bonus with this mask is that it helps clear old scars as well.

Sandalwood Face Mask

Sandalwood has been an age-old ingredient in skincare and has been used by generations of Indian women. The lovely fragrance of this mask will awaken your senses.

This mask is very gentle and is suitable for all skin types and helps you get a fair skin in just 7 days. It is also very soothing and is excellent for Indian summers when you want to apply something cool to your skin after a day under the hot glare of the sun.


  • Sandalwood
  • Turmeric
  • Gram flour
  • Water or rose water


1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder/ 8 to 10 drops of
sandalwood oil and mix it with 2 teaspoons of gram flour.

2. Add a few drops of rose water, and a pinch of turmeric as turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that provide glow and luster to the skin.

3. Mix well.

4. Apply on the face and neck.

5. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.

Honey Face Mask

Honey has antioxidant properties that help in getting rid of fine lines and also preventing future ones. Honey contains peroxide that helps in lightening the skin. This mask is beneficial especially for mature women.


  • Honey


1. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey or
Manuka honey, 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal as stated earlier oatmeal is an excellent scrub and exfoliant.

2. Apply to face and let sit for 15-20 minutes.

3. Use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

Recipe 2

For Fair Skin


  • Honey
  • Sugar

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with 2 teaspoons of honey.

2. Apply it to your facial skin.

3. Rub slowly for 5 minutes with your fingertips by following a gentle circular motion.

4. Leave it to dry for 10 minutes and wash with cold water.

Saffron Face Mask

The women of Kashmir are known for their lily white skin. While climate does help in maintaining their fair skin, homemade recipes containing saffron or ‘kesar’ are very popular among the women of the valley.

The purity of pure saffron can be testified by dropping a few strands of it in milk. If the milk turns golden or red, you can be rest assured that your saffron is unadulterated. To get the most out of this expensive herb, follow this recipe.


  • Saffron
  • Milk


1. Soak it in milk for half one hour.

2. Apply this liberally on your face.

3. Wash off after 15-20 minutes.

Do this daily for 7 days to get a bright, fairer and glowing you.

Potato Face Mask

Potatoes are rich in vitamin c and niacin, both effective skin lighteners.


  • Potato
  • Milk


1 Take a medium sized potato and grate it well.

2 Add it one or two tablespoons of raw milk.

3 To the above mixture add a few drops of glycerine and mix it well to form a spreadable paste.

4 Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes.

5 Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Glycerin Face Mask

Contrary to the popular motion, glycerin is not just a softener. It is very effective in skin lightening. This mask, however, is best suited for those with dry or oil skin. These mask will not only help you achieve a fair look, but also make your skin soft and blemish-free.


  • Glycerin
  • Banana


1. Take half a banana and mash it up in a bowl.

2. Add two teaspoons of glycerin to it and blend well.

3. Apply the mask all over your face and wait for at least 25 minutes.

4. Wash off and you will find a spotless glow on your face for sure.

Curd Face Mask

For all those who love eating curd for its pro-biotic properties, there’s good news. It is not just good for your stomach. Curd, like milk, contains lactic acid. Curd gives you an instant glow and makes your face look bright.

As mentioned before, lactic acid is a lightener and helps to give you that fair skin. Simply applying curd on your face can make it glow.


  • Curd
  • Honey


1. Mix 2 tablespoons of curd with a tablespoon of honey as honey has moisturizing and therapeutic properties.

2. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes.

3. Wash the mixture off with cold water later.

Do this daily for a week to get a glowing fair skin.

Apple Face Pack

Apples contain maleic acid that helps lighten skin tone in a week. This fruit is rich in alpha hydroxy acids that help in brightening and lightening the skin. Apple is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and copper, which are skin-friendly nutrients. The vitamin C in apple helps to re-store the collagen content of the skin. Collagen provides the elasticity to the skin, thus keeping the wrinkles at bay and also maintains the sin’s waterproof barrier.

Recipe 1

Apple Face Pack for Oily Skin


  • Apple
  • Lemon juice
  • Curd

1. Take a teaspoon of the grated apple in a bowl.

2. Into this, add 1 teaspoon of curd and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. The lactic acid content in the curd acts as a skin moisturiser and skin brightener. It also helps to absorb the excess oil from the face and thus it is ideal for oil skin.

3. Mix well to form a smooth paste with a thick consistency.

4. Apply this pack all over your face and keep for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water.

Recipe 2


  • Apple
  • Glycerine

Apple Face Pack for Dry Skin

1. Take a teaspoon of the grated apple in the bowl.

2. Add a few drops of glycerine into it. Mix well to form a smooth pack.

3. Apply it all over the face and keep for 20 minutes, for the skin to absorb it.

4. Rinse your face with warm water.

Recipe 3


  • Apple
  • Ripe banana
  • Fresh cream

Apple Face Pack for Sensitive Skin

1. Boil a small sized apple for a few minutes until it becomes tender. Peel it off and slowly mash the flesh with the fork.

2. Into this, add 1 teaspoon of ripe banana paste and 1 teaspoon of fresh cream.

3. Mix all the ingredients well to form a smooth paste.

4. Apply that paste all over the face.

5. Keep this pack for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Fuller’s Face Earth

Fuller’s earth or ‘multani mitti’ mask is beneficial for women with oily skin and one of the best ways to lighten skin fast. It is also a cooling agent.

Using papaya pulp to make your skin glow and keep it healthy is an age-old practice. And utilizing it in a face pack along with honey and multani mitti gives even better results.


  • Multani mitti
  • Honey
  • Papaya pulp


1. Mix one tablespoon each of multani mitti, honey, and papaya fruit pulp to form a paste.

2. Apply it evenly to your freshly washed face and remove it after it dries off completely.

Repeat it twice or thrice every week to obtain flawless skin.

Try these effective and easy organic face packs to Maintain a youthful glowing skin. Don’t forget to rate it and comment below to let us know how it went. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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