Smart Food & DIY Hacks For Glowing Skin

Smart Food & DIY Hacks For Glowing Skin

Skin miracles are often known to come in smart serums, moisturizer's, and face gel masks. These smart products definitely transform your skin but what also makes a difference is your lifestyle, what you eat, what habits you follow, and how healthy you feel mentally. Skincare is more than just products! It is also habits that make you feel healthy and beautiful from within. Why do you think actors follow numerous healthy diets? They do not just intend to stay fit physically but also cut down on possible foods that may impact the health of their skin. They need to be camera-ready, and presentable, which is why most celebrities consume healthy food, and have a skincare routine. 

Nowadays, you may have seen Instagram or YouTube trends where celebrities share their secret skin glow recipes, go-to foods, and DIY skincare hacks for radiant skin. And people are hopping on these trends to recreate them at home! Let us look at some of these DIY skincare hacks and foods that you need to know about if you want to achieve glowing skin.


If you think this Avocado is just an Instagram-worthy, aesthetic, hi-fi food, you are mistaken! This is more than just your aesthetically blessed fruit. Avocados are powerhouses of nutrients such as healthy monounsaturated fats, Biotin, vitamin C and Vitamin E, and antioxidants. These antioxidants are like warriors that fight against harmful free radicals. You know what free radicals do? They damage your skin’s membranes - yes - they cause cellular-level damage! This could lead to harmful impacts like accelerated ageing, and various illnesses. Consuming avocados and its nutrient-rich pulp can help supply your skin with powerful antioxidants to give those enemy radicals a tough fight! Yay! By the way, avocados can be expensive👀 You can consume them a few times a week. But hey! You don’t get disheartened. Avocados are powerhouses of Biotin! And you can avail this super nutrient from gummies as well. For example, our Beauty Chew Gummies have 30 mcg of Biotin - that’s about as much Biotin as present in 5 avocados. :D 


2. Berries:

I bet you sensed the pulpiness and the sweetness of berry fruits the moment you read ‘Berries’. When you add strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries to your diet, you sign up for some serious skin wonders. Berries are also loaded with antioxidants like Vitamin C which give those enemy free radicals a strong fight. Berries are also enriched with anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Yes, consuming berries can have a soothing effect on inflamed skin. You can make yummy berry smoothies or grab them as early evening nom nom munchies. These berries give your skin a skin glow boost from within! 

3. Leafy Greens (Of course 🙄)

When it comes to skin benefits, you absolutely cannot miss out on leafy vegetables. Yes, greens may not appeal to you very much in comparison to paneer or red curries, but these have maximum benefits not only for your skin but for your overall body. There is a very valid reason why Popeye loves spinach after all :) Green veggies are powerhouses of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, along with antioxidants, lutein, and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is your cell turnover buddy (Heard of Retinol - the anti-ageing ingredient? Well, Vitamin A is retinol) So yes, smile and eat your leafies - they will give you lots and lots of goodness.

4. Citrus Fruits:

Imagine you have been working at home and you are having a super stressful day. You have your lunch in a hurry and you finish that meeting you had to attend after lunch. That’s when your partner decides to show up with a glass of orange juice. Wouldn’t that be super refreshing? You will most likely feel fresh and start working with a little less stress. That’s how cooling citrus power can be! So slice some oranges or lemons into small pieces or make yourself a juicy juice! And then relish it while allowing your skin to relish all the citrusy goodness.

5. Tomatoes:

These skin-friendly fruits are rich in powerful antioxidants like lycopene. Lycopene helps reduce inflammation, and also boosts your skin’s collagen supply. Lycopene also helps in enhancing your skin texture. It smoothest the appearance of visible signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. You can add them to salads or sauces, or soups and enrich your skin tone. 

6. Green Tea:

Green Tea is a green flag when it comes to health. There - I said it! Green Tea is loaded with tons of nutrients such as catechins, polyphenols and it is also antioxidant rich! These nutrients aim to protect your skin from damage caused by UV radiation and can make your skin less vulnerable to skin cancer. Green tea also soothes skin irritation and inflammation. 

Your skin will love these foods!

Now here are some Do-It-Yourself skin brightening hacks that you can use to make your skin glow naturally.

1- Lemon Juice & Sugar Scrub:

Lemon juice, a natural citric acid source, has exfoliating powers! Yes - it can help remove dead skin cells, and enhance your skin turnover. And when you combine this lemon wonder with sugar scrubs, you get quite a potent exfoliating combo! By the way! Sugar scrub can be harsh on your skin, so make sure you delicately use this mix. You can use it once or twice a week. I would actually recommend you to try our Watermelon face scrub for dry skin, that gives you a smooth and rejuvenating exfoliating experience without causing any microtears!

2- Turmeric Face Mask:

Okay, so I want you to think about the last time you experienced a cut on your skin while shaving your face or legs. What’s the first thing you did? As an Indian, your first response to such cuts is to apply ‘haldi’ or ‘turmeric’ on your skin. Why? Because you have seen its wound-repair properties. Turmeric repairs. And of course, you know about the haldi ritual in marriage. The underlying concept behind this tradition is that haldi can add a natural glow to the skin. Haldi has skin brightening, skin purifying and detoxification properties which is why this ceremony is performed in most Indian weddings. Turmeric is like a traditional Indian skincare for glowing skin! You can mix it with water or a non-dairy yoghurt, and make a turmeric paste. Apply this paste across your face and do this regularly to harness the radiance-boosting properties of turmeric. 

It may not always be feasible to make your own turmeric solution for skin brightening. You can try including turmeric enriched skin care products like Advanced Night Serum - which has turmeric, honey, and retinol! So you aren’t just signing up for radiant skin, but also younger-looking skin. You can add this face serum to your night care regime. It works overnight to hydrate and renew your skin.

3- Papaya Enzyme Mask:

Heard of Papain? It is like a key enzyme in superfruit ‘Papaya’. It is actually quite powerful for exfoliating dirt and dead skin cells and debris off your skin’s surface. Papaya also comprises Bromelain enzyme that helps in boosting collagen production. Papaya also helps in lightening the appearances of dark spots on your face. You can use the ripened form of Papaya for increased effectiveness.

4- Coconut Oil Massage:

Coconut oil has multiple benefits for your skin! It deeply nourishes your skin, and hydrates it. When you massage your face with coconut oil, you help your skin experience an enhanced circulation, and lymphatic drainage. Coconut oil massage helps you achieve dewy skin! It rejuvenates dull looking skin and restores your radiance.

5- Aloe Vera Gel:

Oh to feel the goodness of Aloe Vera on the skin🤌This natural wonder herb works like a natural moisturiser for your skin. Have you ever had Aloe Vera Juice? If you have, I bet you know how bad it tastes - so bitter. It has a bitter taste, but it feels just so calming on your skin! It has soothing properties that help in calming down skin inflammation. 

6- Green Tea Face Pack:

You have already read the benefits of consuming green tea up there in the above section, but did you know that it has topical benefits as well? Using green tea as a face toner can help in shrinking pore size and reducing excess oil production to give you a radiant skin. You can store your green tea solution in a fridge and spray it on your face to refresh it. 

7- Cucumber Slices:

Unless you live out of a cave, you must be aware about how people for a long time have shown the usage of cucumber eye cooling in the movies. Even salons offer this cooling getaway during facials. Well well well, it's not for nothing after all! There is a very good reason behind this Cucumber spa hype. Cucumbers have calming properties. (remember the idiom - as cool as a Cucumber? :P) Cucumbers are naturally hydrating and cooling. They can be really refreshing for tired eyes and reduce puffiness. Cucumbers are also rich in silicon content, that help in strengthening the under eye skin, and lighten the appearance of dark circles. You can keep your cucumbers in the fridge, and then use them on your eyes.

8- Rosewater:

Sounds refreshing right? You can make your own rosewater toner by adding rose petals in water! This fragrant liquid can be used to hydrate your face, and freshen up! Spray rosewater on your skin to revive tired skin.

9- Avocado Mask:

You have read the many benefits of Avocados up there - it is rich in antioxidants, it is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, and it serves as a healthy treat for naturally glowing skin when consumed regularly. Avocados make up for a nourishing topical treat as well for your skin! It helps brighten your complexion when combined with lemon juice. It also hydrates your skin.

Smart Skincare For Skin Brightening

You can try these smart skincare products for improving your skin’s luminosity. They have active ingredients along with natural extracts which can give you faster and long-term results. Besides, you don’t have to worry about making juices and masks at home. You can use these instead - they are packed with international-grade ingredients, and made with lots of love and care so you reach your skin related goals efficiently.

Red Wine Gel Mask 

This is a part of your weekly and mid week skincare routine. You want to give yourself some relaxation in the middle of the week? Put this on before bedtime and leave it on for 15 minutes. You can then use it on Sunday as a part of your Sunday Self Care Spa regime! This product has Real Wine extracts along with Paris-based ingredients that support anti-ageing and glow boost for your skin! With regular use, you can prevent the early signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.

20% Vitamin C Serum

You are going to love this serum! It is powered with a blend of 3 skin brightening ingredients - you’ve got Vitamin C (20% of it), you’ve got Glutathione, you’ve got Niacinamide! Wohoo! Apart from enhancing your skin’s natural glow game, it also gives instant radiance. So you can apply it and see visibly glowing skin after application.

Beauty Chew Biotin Gummies

How could this be skipped?! We have looked at the importance of nutrition in skincare. Biotin Gummies contain beauty vitamins such as Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin A-C-D-E along with 11 more nutrients! These beauty gummies are great for achieving a glowing skin, strong hair, strong nails and a healthy immunity!

Remember beautiful people - you are what you eat! So eat well, follow a nice skincare regime regularly and then there is no stopping you from achieving your skin goals :D 

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