Some Tips For Glowing, Tan-Free Skin
Since we are all on a romantic spree, I sat and thought and thought but the heat from the sun I guess, has not just given me a tan, it’s scorched my brains as well. Surely there is no love or anything romantic coming out of my pen today.
Summer is in full swing and so is my tan. How much I wish that the peaches and cream complexion that was there when I shed those loads of winter clothes remains there forever, it’s GONE. But there has to be a way of getting it back, at least up to an extent and preserving whatever I am left with.
Over the years I spent a lot of time and money on sunscreens with the highest SPF and all those creams that are advertised with the models having a tan free, glowing complexion roaming around in the sun wearing the flowery summer dresses, shorts or other such dresses. But nothing worked for me (maybe the models not only have a porcelain complexion but a porcelain skin that the harsh and angry sun can’t tan).
So, my quest for a fresh, tan free and glowing complexion combined with the affinity for homemade products led me to a few Grandma tricks which have been tried and tested by me and Its high time that I share them with you and then soon one day we will all step out not looking like a wrapped up mummy but a girl with the floral dress.
So the first that comes to my mind says that rub peeled potato skin on the affected area or raw potato juice. Easy or mash the pulp of tomatoes and apply it on the skin. Let it work for 30 minutes and then wash it off with fresh water. Mix cucumber and ripe papaya pulp with 1 tsp curd, 1 tsp honey, 4 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp lemon juice. Apply on the face and neck twice a week and then wash off after half an hour. Take 2tsp of mashed papaya, 1/4tsp of soda bicarbonate (and you thought its good only for cooking), 1/4tsp of salt. Mix them into a scrub like paste. Apply it all over the exposed areas. Keep it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with cool water. And finally last but not the least – 3 tsp. of sandalwood powder with 1 tsp. of rose water. Wash off after 20 minutes to cool and refresh your skin.
I also discovered that honey works wonders for my skin. A pack with honey as an ingredient or what I call a honey massage (massaging honey diluted with some water or rosewater for 10 min, leaving it on for another 15 and washing off with fresh water) makes me ready to walk the ramp without makeup.
So galz, try these out, do let me know your experiences and enjoy the summers without looking like a wrapped up mummy.
Tc & Enjoy the lollies