6 Ways to Brighten Up a Dull Complexion with Kitchen Ingredients

Hi my angels,

How are you doing today? This humidity after rain in summers feels so tacky. I am suffering from ‘everyday is a bad hair day’ phase. Some pimples here and there, oily nose, and dull skin are also my major concerns. I wanted to buy some new skincare and hair care products, but then I took the all-natural way. Here are some ways through which even you can brighten your complexion using only kitchen ingredients. Let’s get started.

6 Ways to Brighten Up a Dull Complexion with Kitchen Ingredients

1. Nutmeg and milk face pack

nutmeg face pack

Add two tablespoons of nutmeg powder to five tablespoons of milk. You can also add honey to make it more moisturizing. Apply this paste all over your face and wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. This pack will reduce your pimples, their scars, and brighten up your complexion. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties so it tops the list of wonderful, multi-benefit kitchen ingredients.

2. Oatmeal and yogurt scrub

Both of these make excellent food for those who are dieting. 😛 And, a mixture of these two act as a great scrub for those who feel their complexion has darkened a lot in summers. Yogurt has lactic acid and oatmeal is the most gentle scrub ever. This face scrub gets extra points for eliminating blackheads.

3. Turmeric, gram flour and lemon face pack

diy face pack with turmeric

Add a half a teaspoon of turmeric to a tablespoon of gram flour (besan) and add a few drops of lemon. Use rose water to get a face pack like consistency. This pack can even be applied on the arms and feet to get rid of tan. Just scrub it off your arms and feet when the pack is semi-dry to get rid of dead skin. Use lukewarm water to remove the pack from face. Lemon has natural bleaching properties and turmeric is anti-bacterial. Gram flour serves as the best base for any homemade face pack. This pack will help oily skinned beauties too as it can control sebum too.

4. Honey mask

Get manuka honey if possible and apply it all over your face; don’t forget to cover your lips. For a brighter, smoother and fairer skin, apply raw honey thrice a week. Honey suits even the most sensitive of skin and tones down the redness of irritated skin. If you have normal to oily skin type, add lemon juice to honey for faster results. Add some sugar to honey and use it as a sticky scrub for your lips.

5. Rice toner

rice water toner

Rice water is very rich in beauty minerals and vitamins which do wonders for your skin as well as hair. Cleanse your face then tone your skin using a cotton pad soaked in rice water. Rice is rich inositol which is a complex of B vitamins. It promotes cell growth, slows down the aging process, and stimulates blood flow. It’s a blessing for those who want to tighten their pores and bring a glow to the face. This water has moisturizing, antioxidant and UV-absorbing properties. With an ability to bind with the naturally occurring copper in the skin, this rice water/toner also prevents the formation of hyper-pigmentation and age spots.

6. Red lentil face pack

Masoor dal or red lentil is a great natural way to eliminate pimples, acne, scars, and marks. You can get rid of the flakiness from dry skin and achieve a healthier skin by applying a simple masoor daal and milk face pack. All you need to do is soak the lentils overnight and make a fine paste with milk in the morning.

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