Having nourishing, astringent and hydrating properties, cucumbers have the same pH level as the human skin, helping restore the natural acid mantle of the skin, which helps protect it from contaminants and bacteria.
You can make a face mask by mixing 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, ½ pureed cucumbers and a small amount of milk. Then, apply the solution over your skin, wait for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Also, you can use cucumbers as a natural cleanser. Mix cucumber juice with milk and make use of it as your daily cleanser.
Containing a natural enzyme named papain, papaya has antibacterial as well as healing properties. This enzyme also helps in eliminating damage, dead skin cells.
You can use papaya as a natural skin toner by mashing several pieces of one ripe papaya, then apply it over your face. Wait for 15 minutes and rinse it off with tepid water.
If you regularly apply papaya juice over your skin, particularly facial skin, you can reduce significantly brown spots and freckles because of sun damage. To get more skin lightening effects, you can mix lemon juice with papaya juice.
11. Sleep Well
The dirt and oil on your pillow also is the culprits of your rough skin. However, not many of you realize it. So, you can try these tips to minimize your potential risk:
• Change the pillowcase at least once per week
• Pull the hair back while sleeping
• Get 7-8 hours of rest every night.