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How To Make Your Face Glow Naturally

When was the last time you looked into the mirror and thought “wow…I look good” and felt proud of the tone and complexion of your skin? Have you ever met someone for the first time and instantly judged them by their complexion? Or maybe you have a major family gathering or Old School Girls Reunion coming up and worry that your face will let you down?

Chances are, if you are like most women you probably stared into the mirror and noticed all the blemishes, pimples, rashes and uneven tones masking beneath your skin.

Like it or not, taking into account genetic factors, the skin on your face is an indication of your overall health, wellness and dietary intake.

What the Yogic View About Good Skin?

From a yogic perspective, good health starts within. All yogic practices are designed to help revitalise and energise and keep your skin healthy and radiant. From a yogic perspective, true beauty is the reflection of your inner self radiating and touching others. It is the quality of your energy, your vibes which attract others to you.. True beauty comes from within.

What’s Society’s View About Naturally Glowing Skin?

Generally speaking, western societies place much emphasis on your physical beauty. The beauty industry spends billions of dollars a year on promoting a certain beauty image, which many women, particular impressionable teens, find hard to resist.

What’s The Cost Of Beauty?

A Wall Street Journal article on cosmetics stated that the beauty industry is worth $58.9 billion in the U.S. The Newsweek article, “The Business of Beauty,” noted that women aged as young as 12-24 buy more cosmetics and skin care products than any other age group. And that women will spend an estimated $65,865 on maintaining their hair, face, body and other areas, just in the time period from their teen years through their 20s.

If you can identify with these figures or know someone who spends a large proportion of their income on beauty products, what can you do to cut these costs and still look good? Is it possible to achieve healthy glowing skin without spending a fortune?

Five Easy Tips To Make Your Face Glow Naturally

Here are five easy to-do tips to help you have smooth glowing skin without breaking the bank.

1. Facial Steam:

A facial steam releases stale oils, opens up your pores and eliminates impurities. Simply fill a small bowl with hot (not boiling) water. If you have fresh herbs, such as lavender, chamomile, peppermint (or you can sprinkle a few drops of essential oils) wash and chop them up and add to the bowl. Lean over your bowl with your face in the steam. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl and stay under the towel for about 10-20 minutes. You can always top-up the water if it cools down. When you have finished steaming, wipe your face with a damp cloth.

2. Rest and Rejuvenate Tired Eyes

Lie on your back and place a slice of cucumber over your closed eyes. Rest for about 10 minutes then finish off by splashing cool over your face/eyes.

3. Drink Water/Herbal Tea

Throughout your day, sip 6-8 glasses of warm water with a slice of lemon in or substitute herbal teas for coffee/tea, such as, peppermint, nettle, fennel are excellent aids to detox.

4. Make a Nourishing Face Mask

Mash and mix together 1 tablespoon ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon honey and 3 drops of cider vinegar and sesame oil into a spreading paste. Apply mixture to your face; take care to avoid your eyes. Rest for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

5. Warm Flannel Over Your Face

This is one of my favourite wind-down and glow activities. Fill a small bowl with warm water. Sprinkle a few herbs, e.g., mint, lavender, or a few slices of lemon or couple drops of relaxing essential oils into the bowl. Place a clean flannel into the water, swish it around and then wring it out, leaving it slightly damp. Place the warm flannel over your face. Rest and relax for 5 – 10 minutes.


As you can see, there are many ways you can save money and still have a glowing natural looking complexion. Make time on a regular basis to put into place a couple of the above suggestions to improve and support your skin on your face. You can try facial steam, facemask, and eye smoother, drink more herbal teas and or water and rest at the end of the day with a warm flannel over your eyes.