By Mansi Kohli
Best homemade and easy to make face packs that’ll guarantee you clean, soft & supple skin
Summer weather isn’t always skin-friendly. Right from scorching sun resulting in sensitive cheeks, foreheads and T-zone area to powerful indoor air conditioners leaving our skin dry, flaky, itchy and irritated. It is indeed our faces who bear the brunt of all this ugly weather day in and day out! And before you switch up your personal grooming and skin care routine for the approaching monsoon months, do not forget to take best care of the largest organ of your body: your skin, and greet the world with baby-like skin every single day. Keep reading for three super refreshing facial mask recipes that you can easily whip up using simple kitchen ingredients at home.
If there’s one mask that’ll satiate up your skin’s requirement for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties; then it’s the one and only – turmeric and honey face mask.
How to make this mask: Wash your face with a face wash and pat dry. Now, mix together one teaspoon of turmeric, one teaspoon of raw organic honey, one teaspoon of milk, along with a juice of one whole lime juice. Apply this mask all over your face. Apply a thick layer under your eyes and around your lips area in order to reduce dark circles. Keep it on for 20 mins and wash it off with cold water.
Advantages of this mask: A great way to moisturize, exfoliate and dial down redness of your skin, this turmeric honey mask is sure to brighten your skin while cleaning your skin from within. While turmeric contains a photochemical called curcumin in abundance, milk contains lactic acid that exfoliates the skin, and honey heals, repairs and moisturizes the skin from within.
A great mask to sooth roughness, tiredness and breakouts of the skin, along with healing eczema and managing unruly acne breakouts, this oatmeal and yogurt mask is a revitalizing mask suited to all skin types.
How to make this mask: Wash your face with a face wash and pat dry. Now, mix together 1/3 cup oatmeal with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt. Slather this mask all over your face and keep it on for 10 mins. Finally, wash it off with warm water and pat dry.
Advantages of this mask: This mask is packed full of holistic benefits. On one hand, oatmeal acts as a great natural exfoliator as its rubs off dead cells leaving a brighter complexion; on the other hand, olive oil has a mid-bleaching effect and keeps the skin well-hydrated. Not to forget, yogurt is loaded with mild astringent and bleaching effects – a great way to diminish blemished and spots.
3. Coffee and Almond Oil Face Pack:
Looking for a mask that is backed with anti-oxidant properties, works against free radical damage, reduce puff eyes while also removing tan? Embrace the wholesome goodness of aromatic, soothing and calming coffee and almond oil face mask.
How to make this mask: Wash your face with a face wash and pat dry. Now, mix together the luscious combination of big tablespoon of coffee powder, along with one tablespoon of sugar and two tablespoons of almond oil. Slather this mask all over your face in a circular motion and keep it on for 20 mins and rinse off. Finally, wash it off when its semi dry with cold water.
Advantages of this mask: One of the biggest advantage of this mask is that it works as a great scrub cum mask. The granulated sugar particles will help in scrubbing and replenishing your skin while coffee helps in pumping the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, along with improving blood flow to the face, making us look radiant and brighter. Lastly, almond oil is a great source of minimizing fine lines, which is ideal for anti-ageing.
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