Have you seen mum-to-be Alia Bhatt during the promotions of her upcoming film Brahmastra? You just can’t take your eyes off that extra glow! So, pregnancy glow is a real thing, isn’t it?
If you have been envying Alia Bhatt’s pregnancy glow, take a look at some of the home remedies that can help you get the same glow. That’s not all, these home remedies will help to combat frequent breakouts, itchy skin, and pigmentation which are common skin issues during pregnancy.
9 Home Remedies To Get The Pregnancy Glow
Lemon: Enriched with skin bleaching properties, lemon juice aids to reduce dark spots and blemishes. Dilute two tablespoons of lemon juice in some water and dip cotton into the solution and apply it over your skin. After leaving it for some time, you can wash it off.
Turmeric: Turmeric is enriched with curcumin, a polyphenol compound in turmeric and does wonder for your skin. All you need to do is mix raw turmeric paste with lemon juice and apply the mixture to the skin. Let it dry and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Potato: Studies suggest that azelaic acid content in potatoes reduces pigmentation, and spots and adds radiance to the skin. You can grate one raw potato, squeeze the juice and apply it to the skin. Let it dry and wash it off after some time with lukewarm water.
Aloe vera: Aloinisan active ingredient in aloe vera that is known for its skin lightening and healing properties. You can apply freshly peeled aloe vera gel to the pigmented skin areas at night. Rinse it in the morning using warm water the next day. Continue this routine until you see a noticeable glow.
Orange peel: According to studies, orange peel has been an effective remedy for whitening the skin. All you need to do is mix orange peel powder (after grinding the orange peel), milk, and honey and apply the paste to your skin. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes and rinse with water.
Yoghourt: Research suggests that alpha-hydroxy acids present in yoghourt add radiance to your skin. It also contains glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid that reduce skin pigmentation and revives radiance.
Pomegranate: According to research, pomegranate contains ellagic acids that aid to prohibit melanin production and lighten the darkened skin, a common complaint during pregnancy. All you need to do is just mix pomegranate juice with bentonite clay and apply the paste to your skin. Leave it to dry for some time and rinse with warm water.
Honey: Packed withantibacterial and antiseptic properties, honey confers a glow on your skin. You can apply raw honey on your entire face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off your face with water. This will soften and moisturise your skin and add a substantial glow to your face.
Cranberries: Cranberriescontain arbutin, a compound that is known to prohibit melanin production, a common complaint during pregnancy. You can blend some cranberries along with the cinnamon powder and honey and apply the paste to the skin. Allow it to dry for some time and then rinse.
These natural remedies will surely bring a glow to your skin during pregnancy. The good news is that these home remedies also fight skin problems that are common during pregnancy.