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5 kitchen ingredients to make your glowing skin naturally in summer



Summer is here again with all its goodies; lovely sunshine, exquisite vacation locations, swimming and so much more. But with summer come the extremely hot and humid temperature and the need to wear less covering clothes. Although dressing this way is relieving, the skin tends to lose some of its lustre and glow to dangerous sunrays and heat. If this is a major concern, you are not alone and there is no cause for make your glowing skin naturally in summer.

So many over the counter products promise to restore glow to the skin, but to this end, it is normally an end product of a chemical reaction between these products and our bodies. These reactions are often harmful in the long run, causing patches, discoloration and so on.

The saving grace is this; natural glowing skin can be restored or attained from your kitchen in the comfort of your home. Yes. There are natural ingredients you use in the kitchen that can give your skin that glow and save you from unnecessary skin reaction. Before we go into these, here are some possible causes of dull and dry looking skin.


• Too many dead skin cells on the surface of the skin
• Dehydration
• Imbalanced meals
• Toxic chemical reaction from the environment
• Lack of sleep
• Sickness

5 most important natural kitchen ingredients

Some of the causes above can be managed by natural kitchen ingredients and here, we’ll be talking about five of the most important of these ingredients. They Include:

1. Bananas
2. Honey
3. Turmeric
4. Cucumber, and
5. Eggs


Bananas, also known as musa acuminate colla scientifically are one of the most widely consumed foods in the planet and also widely cultivated in tropical countries. Their extreme benefit to the body does not leave the skin out of it. They are very rich source of carbohydrates, energy and vitamins including vitamin C which helps rebuild dead cells and restore moisture. To achieve a glowing skin with this, it can be eaten overtime for results or made into masks for the face and other affected areas.

A really quick and effective mask is made from mashing one ripe banana and mixing with one teaspoon of honey for dry skin and juice from one lemon for oily skin. Apply the mask to the face and allow on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.


One of the oldest and yet effective ingredient in skin care routine is honey. An excellent anti bacterial and emollient liquid that exfoliates and is effective for fighting skin infections such as acne, which is a major cause of dull looking skin. Most masks and over the counter beauty products are composed of honey.

A simple mask can be made from honey and tomato juice or honey and lemon, pated into the face with a towel, left for 15 to 20 minutes and then washed off with warm water for an instantly glowing skin. Honey also has natural bleaching properties that gently reduce the appearance of black heads and pigmentation.


This natural spice has been a secret beauty recipe for Indian brides to brighten and glow up their skin. Its antibacterial properties are very effective in fighting acne and also reducing the appearance of acne scars. It is excellent for exfoliating when used rightly.

An effective turmeric mask is made by mixing 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of milk. Mix thoroughly until visibly blended and then gently rub into the face and affected skin areas using damp wool. Allow to stay for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water to open the pores, and cold water to close back the pores. Do this twice a week for a glowing skin.


Whether this rich vegetable is eaten or applied on the skin, the resultant skin effect sure ensures the skin retains its lustre and suppleness throughout the summer season and afterwards. Cucumber should be consumed during summer because the body loses moisture and fluids to the environment during this period and its more than 95% water content makes it a good hydrant.

Cucumber is used in many home made skin care routine mostly as an astringent because of its ability to cleanse greasy skin and also brighten out dull complexion. Cucumber can be sliced, squeezed, the juice extracted and then it is applied all over the face and body for a resulting glowing skin.


Apart from being a staple breakfast choice for people all over the world, this highly nutritious ingredient is an important part of every glowing skin beauty recipe. Eggs help restore firmness to sagging and aging skin while improving blood circulation to keep it youthful.

A simple mask for restoring glow is gotten from mixing in a bowl, 3 tablespoons of egg white, mixed thoroughly with juice from half a lemon, and half a teaspoon of honey. The mixture should be left to stand in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes and then applied with a brush to the face. The mask should be left on for 10-15 minutes and then washed off with lukewarm water.

The above are top five ingredients that will restore glow to the skin this summer

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