5 Best Ingredients for Glowing Skin

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Healthy, radiant skin is what we all strive for year round, whether it’s during the summer heats or the colder climate in winter. This is why it’s important to look into the best ingredients for our skincare products and homemade remedies that will ensure our skin is in tip top shape. Now we know that with the saturation of beauty and skincare products on the market, it can be a bit daunting to say the least. But not to fret! We are sharing five of the best ingredients you should add to your beauty routine for glowing skin.

Coconut Oil

One of the myths about applying coconut oil to oily skin is that it will make our face even greasier throughout the day. But that’s wrong.  In fact, coconut oil can eliminate any shine that may appear without stripping our skin of its natural oils, which is often the case with harsh cleansers. That’s exactly why this ingredient is an absolute must in your skincare routine. It also has antimicrobial properties and therefore will leave your skin fresh and smooth while replenishing lost moisture. And don’t forget that coconut oil is a great natural makeup remover.


You’ve probably already heard that clay is one of the best ingredients for drawing out toxins from the skin, which is what you need to thoroughly cleanse your skin. But apart from that, clay can also calm inflammations and help with problematic skin prone to acne. There are different types of clay, such as red, white, and green, and you can always mix them with other ingredients like aloe Vera or yogurt in order to make a fantastic mask. Just make sure not to add to many different ingredients at once, especially if you don’t know how your skin may react to them.

Activated Charcoal

Now we can all agree that smearing charcoal on our faces doesn’t seem all that glamorous, but the benefits of doing so are amazing. Now only does it act similar to clay, but it can also help eliminate those pesky blackheads we all dread. If you’re looking for skincare products with activated charcoal, you should know that these can thoroughly purify the skin and give it that perfect, healthy glow. Some brands even offer meteor shower scrubs with tiny fragments of matter from space that also feature activated charcoal, and you should try these ASAP if you’re into “out of this world” skin care!

Organic full-fat Yogurt

Yogurt is an amazing natural face cleanser that’s rich in protein and lactic acid – two compounds that can flawlessly detoxify the skin and make it look refreshed and rejuvenated. In case you didn’t know, protein hydrates, tightens the pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. While lactic acid encourages the skin to get rid of the dead skin cells that have been piling up on the surface. It’ll exfoliate the skin and make it much smoother to touch. So, make sure to grab organic full-fat yogurt during one of your grocery runs, and apply a thin layer on the face–leaving it on for a couple of minutes, and rinse off with warm water. Trust us your skin will love you for it.

Mashed Fruits and Vegetables

Putting fruit on our faces might sound a bit silly, but you would be surprised with what mashed fruits and vegetables can do to the skin. If your skin is oily, cucumber may be the right option for you. Its juice will soothe and soften your skin, and is particularly great during the summer since helps cool the skin a bit. Now avocado is great for dry skin because it’s packed with phytonutrients and healthy fats. You can always mix it with a bit of olive oil, which will make your skin even more supple and hydrated.

As you can see, there are so many fantastic ingredients that can help us ensure our skin is nice and glowy.  So we encourage you to try a few of these and see the amazing benefits they can have on your skin.

  • Aditya Tiwari

    I always believe that Natural Products are the best. And your post proved it. Charcoal Point, I am having a doubt but I hope you have an explanation. Otherwise amazing article.

  • Star Harford

    This is a really useful article, thanks! I use a charcoal face wash and it is fantastic! I like the idea of natural masks and will give some of these ideas a try!

  • zina

    Yogurt and Coconut Oil for me please! I also use Almond Oil! Great post, thnak you for the tips !!!

  • Familyearthtrek

    I love home remedy! I guess whatever you use that is natural and organic are good for you! My favorite that I use at the moment are lemon and honey. I just lick off it off my face afterward!😂

  • I love making my own beauty products! Charcoal is one of my favorite ingredients right now, because it’s so detoxifying and can be used for so many things 🙂 xx


  • Sam Temsah-Deniskin

    Oh, so many great ideas! Bookmarking for later. Thanks!

  • tara pittman

    Love that these are all natural ingredients. I need to try some for that glow

  • I need to remember to use natural items more often! I spend of ton on a mask from a store, when I know these items are so much better!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Yes girl I seriously love all of these, coconut oil is a life saver!! Ahh I just love using it same with clay!

    • Do you know I have never tried coconut oil, but I have heard so much about it – what do you use it for?

      • Adaleta Avdic

        All sorts of things. Softening nails, skin, moisturizing your scalp if you have dandruff! It can even be gently tapped into the skin if you’re SUPER dry! x

  • Simone Hjulmand Abild

    I maybe would use other oils than coconut oil as coconut oil have a large molecular size and therefor will clog your pores, I would recommend facial oils like argan and jojoba oil 🙂

  • smoorelovin

    These are great! I’ve also heard lemon water on a rag can be good if you have trouble with acne

  • I’ve heard so much about how good clay is for your skin and I have to admit I keep meaning to get my hands on a mask to try myself.

  • Jen Sky Walker

    I can’t use coconut oil on my skin because it dries it out like crazy. I much prefer to use jojoba or even argan oil on my combination skin.

  • I know about the coconut oil, but I definitely would love to try the charcoal! Thanks for this list.

  • I’ve always found that if I use a product with charcoal as part of my regular skincare routine, my skin looks it’s best! I need to start incorporating coconut oil more.

  • Thank you for this. I’m going to try some of this out. I always hear how great charcoal is.

  • Jen At Dapperhouse

    I am a big fan of coconut oil for natural moisturizing. I use it on my eyes every night. I need to try charcoal and get with the trend!

  • Rachel Ritlop

    Yasss! So many good products in one post! Coconut oil is my personal favorite!

  • Jhilmil Bhansali

    Bookmarked, I need those tips. Didn’t knew about Clay though, but I really want to use activated charcoal.

  • I use coconut oil in my homemade skin care products. I also use an activated charcoal facial cleanser that I love.

  • jillconyers

    I use everything on your list regularly except the charcoal. I haven’t tried that yet. I noticed the biggest difference in my skin with eating 1/4 avocado daily. And with the coconut oil too.

  • Coconut oil has been our regular beauty routine since childhood :D… These are some great choices and i am define gonna try them 😀

  • Coconut oil is so good for your entire body, not only for skin. During one of my recent trips to India I have been told how Indian women keep their hair so beautiful and healthy just by putting coconut oil on it. I have to try it myself too! 🙂

  • These are all super ingredients for you skin, I have been using all except activated charcoal, I also love honey for my skin. 🙂

  • Calleigh -The Fork Bite

    I normally use the black charcoal as one of my beauty regimen and it works like a charm.

  • Samantha

    Wow I didn’t know about all these products! I think I’ll try some of them, especially the activated charcoal and the full-fat yogurt. Thanks for sharing xx

  • Nature gives us so many wonderful ways to care for ourselves from the inside out. Thanks for the list of your favorites!

  • Ave T

    I have a combination breakout prone skin and activated charcoal and clay have helped me a lot. Have to try fruit and veggie masks too!

  • I love clay masks!! They are awesome for my dry skin!

  • I’ve tried almost every single one of these. I think my least favorite was the mashed fruit. The texture just weirded me out.

  • Coconut oil is my go-to for beauty. I use it on my face, hair, and as an all over moisturizer. I’m so excited to give some the others a try. Especially masks made of clay. I see them all the time Target. x

  • Prateek Goel

    Healthy and glowing skin is what we want afterall and according to me we never give so much importance to all those ingredients you have shown. One more ingredient for glowing skin in India is “mulati mitti” if you make a search, you’ll get to know about it.
    However, the usage of coconut oil is known to many of us.

  • foundfrolicking

    I’ve heard of a few of these ingredients as having healthy benefits for skin, but not all of these. I really need to give yogurt a try! It’s a household essential for us, but I always eat it ;)! Thank you for sharing.

  • kathryn Maher

    I’m loving the suggestions here for an all natural beauty treatment. Its cost effective and also much better for your skin. My favourite is the coconut oil.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    You forgot water 😊 water is the best ingredient for the skin. I’ve always heard that coconut oil is great for taking off make up as well

  • Hal Yusuf

    i stand by the yoghurt one.. why? I’ve seen my mum use it loads of times growing up as a kid
    and wondered what the hell she was doing – i see why now !

  • I’ve never heard of activated charcoal products before, so I’ll have to look out for some of these. You’re right it doesn’t seem glamorous, but if it helps the skin then it’s all good x

  • Yogurt and coconut oil for me. I always use natural ingredients for maintain glow of my skin. Thanks for sharing!

  • these ingredients all sound amazing! i love charcoal masks!

  • Leigh Anne Borders

    This was a really cool read! I have wanted to try some of these things but never really knew much about them. I am thinking I will go for the charcoal one first.

  • Regina Malloy

    thanksi have been trying so much for my skin,thanks for this ill try some

  • Ophelia Tang

    I love these ingredients. Coconut oil is my favorite because it has so many different uses. Thanks for sharing.

  • I lovelovelove a good face mask! Clay and charcoal are amazing for the skin!

  • Ame Lie

    charcoal and clay is good for me 🙂

  • I have heard alot of greaat things about Clay, I am yet to use it and now even more so.

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    And Korean face masks! K Beauty is amazing when it comes to that glowing skin, all these products are great to use as well!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    I’ve been hearing a lot about yogurt lately! Sounds like I’ll need to try that!

  • Taylor Smith

    That is awesome!!! I love this guide – skincare is so important.

  • Melody Pittman

    I haven’t tried many of these options but I am intrigued by the charcoal. I have read alot about it. May be my next endeavor. 😉

  • I use all of the above – on a charcoal kick right now, actually!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Clay and charcoal work wonders on my face! Clay always smoothes it out and charcoal sucks all the gross stuff out!

  • Emily Crawford Morton

    I love using charcoal! It really is a miracle ingredient!

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