5 Tips for glowing skin that Indian grandmas swear by

5 Tips for glowing skin that Indian grandmas swear by

Are you feeling confused about which skincare products to choose for glowing skin? Do you often find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by the options that you simply freeze and do nothing at all for your skin? If yes, you are not alone. 

While every person, regardless of age or gender, aspires to have glowing skin that exudes natural beauty, not everyone is aware of how they can achieve that. With this article, we want to help you start your journey to healthy skincare. 

If you are already a natural skin care enthusiast, we think that you will still find value in these tips for glowing skin as they are rooted in the time-tested wisdom of Indian traditions and heartily endorsed by Indian grandmothers, mothers, and many Bollywood and Hollywood celebs too!

Drink plenty of water — dehydration saps your natural glow

Inadequate hydration can make your skin itchy, look dull, and even increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can cause your under-eye circles to become darker as well. If youthful, glowing, plump skin is what you want for yourself, keeping yourself well-hydrated at all times is absolutely essential. 

Your grandma knew this well. That is why she would advise you to keep drinking water and fruit juices and add water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon and cucumber to your diet in the summer season. 

On average, an adult is recommended to drink 7-8 glasses of water per day. But this can vary according to seasons and how active your lifestyle is — if you are an athlete, you might need much more water than a sedentary person.

Remember, drinking water is one of the easiest and most effective skin care tips for glowing skin! 

After cleansing, use a natural toner for the face to remove stubborn impurities 

A face toner is a water-based liquid or spray containing different active ingredients for various skin types and conditions. It serves multiple purposes, and you definitely need it in your skincare routine for glowing skin. 

A toner effectively removes stubborn impurities from your face, restores optimum pH levels of your skin, hydrates it, tightens pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

In your skincare routine, a natural face toner is the ideal step after cleansing and before moisturizer. It primes your skin for receiving other skincare products well. In some cases, toners can also be used to set makeup. You can also mix them with face-mask powders to enhance the results.

Now do you realize why your grandmother asked you to mix Rose Water in those face packs she prepared for you? Talking of Rose Water…

Make Rose Water Face Mist Spray your best friend

Rose Water is a brilliant face toner! This is why your grandma swears by it.  

In Indian traditions and many other parts of the world, roses are known and valued for their soothing, therapeutic properties and intoxicating fragrance. 

The anti-oxidant properties of Rose help protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation while its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin. 

Rose extracts also tone the skin effectively, tighten skin pores, and lock in moisture — helping to fight signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. Do you still need more reasons to make a Rose Water Toner part of your skincare routine? 

Just make sure to choose one that is non-toxic — free of harsh chemicals like parabens, sulphates, silicones, mineral oils, allergens, strong fragrances, and any other toxins that might irritate your skin — like our Pure Rose Water Mist.  

Apply Aloe Vera on the skin to soothe and cool it down

Aloe Vera is well-known to most Indians and for good reason. Traditionally, it has been used as a natural moisturizer, to heal small wounds, and to soothe sunburns as well. 

Aloe Vera contains around 99% water, making it one of the most hydrating ingredients for our skin. It locks in moisture on our skin by forming a protective barrier over it.

It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compounds that soothe irritated skin and protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals. Apart from that, polysaccharides present in Aloe Vera stimulate skin growth and repair, promoting the healing process of cuts, burns, and minor skin abrasions. 

Using an Aloe Vera-based face toner can give your skin multiple benefits. 

We offer an option that combines the best of Rose and Aloe Vera in our Hydrating Mist with Rose & Aloe Vera. And yes, like all our products, it is natural, safe, and free of harsh chemicals.

Choose the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin

Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin can make a huge difference to your skin health. Our skin is performing many functions every day — protecting us from pathogens and other harmful substances, regulating body temperature, and of course, allowing us to feel different sensations. 

A good moisturizer nourishes your skin from within, hydrates and moisturizes the skin deeply, and keeps it feeling soft and plump.

Traditionally, Coconut oil, Almond oil, Basil Oil, and Turmeric Oil have been used as natural moisturizers for the skin, owing to their nourishing, moisturizing, and hydrating properties.

But these traditional ingredients also have anti-microbial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, which protect your skin from irritation and infections while also soothing it. 

While choosing a moisturizer for glowing skin, look for these natural ingredients that can help you get the natural glow you are striving for.

Additionally, there are many more naturally nourishing and moisturizing ingredients that every skin type can benefit from, like Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and Soybean Oil. 

You should always ensure that your moisturizer for your skin is free from any harsh chemicals that might irritate your skin. Doing a patch test before using any skincare product regularly is also a good practice to follow. The texture of the moisturizer should be such that it spreads easily on your skin and absorbs quickly, without being greasy. 

Our Moisturizing Balm for Babies and Moms offers all these benefits and more. 

Bonus Tip: Exercise!

We all know physical exercise is a pillar of healthy life, but try to run away from it! One of the reasons for your grandma’s glowing skin and healthy hair is that she led an active lifestyle. 

Most of us live a sedentary lifestyle. But exercising is one of the hidden tips for glowing skin that is healthy from within, and a skin care tip for all age groups too. 

Exercise improves blood circulation and delivery of essential nutrients to your skin cells, boosts collagen production, and reduces stress — helping you achieve a natural glow. 

We hope that these grandma-approved skin care tips will help you take your skincare routine to the next level and improve your skin health. 

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