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DIY FACE MASKS FOR A HEALTHY AND GLOWING SKIN

by Khushi Jain

“Pretty woman, walking down the street

Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet

Pretty woman, I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth

No one could look as good as you.”

       ― Roy Orbison

Do you feel that with growing age your facial glow is losing its sheen? Do you wish to rejuvenate your facial skin with easily accessible and affordable ingredients? It is just out of sheer modesty and morality that people don’t outrightly seem to judge a book by its cover, but actually, deep inside them, they do.

Therefore, we bring to you some of the best low-cost homemade face masks to regenerate your skin and give it a radiating glow with a delicate touch of healthy ingredients.

Citric Egg Mask

Vitamin C and minerals of citrus fruits along with the richness of egg white are the perfect amalgamations to illuminate your skin.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Beat the egg white in a bowl until it becomes fluffy.
  • In another bowl, mix one teaspoon of squeezed lemon juice, one teaspoon of squeezed grapefruit juice and two teaspoons of sour cream.
  • Combine the egg white with this citrus mixture.
  • Apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with water and dry your face.

Cinnamon Honey Mask

Worried of your acne problems? Want a homemade remedy for quick results? This cinnamon honey mask is the ultimate combination to get rid of your acne problems. Honey contains antibiotic properties that eliminate acne-causing germs, while cinnamon with its anti-microbial elements blocks bacteria.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Combine two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • Apply the mask on your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with water and dry your face.

Aloe Vera Face Mask

Do you a have a dry and itchy skin? Did you know that your backyard plants are wonderful for your face? The soothing nature and hydrating properties of Aloe vera make it a natural moisturizer as it absorbs into the skin like magic. Moreover, milk cream is known to get absorbed into the deep skin layer for nourishing the tissue and preventing it from dryness and a pinch of turmeric is never a bad choice for your skin.

Method:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons of milk cream and a pinch of turmeric to form a paste-like consistency.
  • Apply this evenly on the face and neck, leaving it on for around 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Baking Soda Mask

Baking soda is very well-known as an excellent natural skin exfoliating agent as it contains alkaline which can help in removing dead skin cells and manages skin problem causing bacteria.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Mix one tablespoon of baking soda, water, and oil to make a paste that is neither too watery nor too thick.
  • Apply it on your face in circular motions. Splash it with cool water to close the pores.
  • Then, rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry your face.

Turmeric Face Mask

With its glow restoring and uneven skin-tone treating properties, turmeric is one of the best ingredients for making your delicate skin healthy and glowing.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder with 1 teaspoon baking powder and slowly add 1-2 teaspoons rose water to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply on your face, massage gently and leave it on for 5 minutes.
  • First, rinse with lukewarm water and then with cool water.

Multani Mitti Face Mask

An excellent remedy for all skin types, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) is a natural antiseptic and absorbs dirt and impurities from your skin.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Thoroughly mix 2 tablespoons multani mitti powder, 1 tablespoon tomato juice, a pinch of sandalwood powder as well as turmeric powder, also add a little water to make a smooth paste.
  • Thoroughly mix 2 tablespoons multani mitti powder, 1 tablespoon tomato juice, a pinch of sandalwood powder as well as turmeric powder, also add a little water to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste on the face and neck evenly. Then, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and dry your face.

Tomato Face Mask

Did you think of a small red thing that contains all the goodness for your facial skin? Well, tomatoes naturally whiten the face; reduce pimples, oiliness and blackheads

Method:

  • Cut a tomato and squeeze from it two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. Add 3 teaspoons of buttermilk to this.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck using a cotton ball.
  • Apply this pack all over your face and neck using a cotton ball.
  • After about 30 minutes, rinse thoroughly with cold water and dry your face.

Cucumber Face Mask

Can your ordinary salad be applied on your face? Definitely; packed with vitamin C and caffeic acid which resist wrinkles and sun damage.

Method:

  • Wash your face with medium cold water and pat it dry.
  • Grate 2 cucumbers to blend it into a paste.
  • Apply this mask onto your face, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with cold water and dry your face.

Moreover, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, going outside and that too visiting a salon cannot be thought of; in such a situation, adapting ourselves to the surroundings and trying easy and affordable DIY techniques at home is our best bet. And still, routine professional treatment at the salon quite expensive as well as exposes our skin to harmful chemicals.

It is best to use these natural and fresh ingredients for your skincare. These organic ingredients are chemical-free and they’re right there in your kitchen. Because of their gel-like texture, these ingredients will penetrate more on your skin and unlike sheet masks; they are extremely pocket – friendly and cost-effective. Moreover, due to the availability of an enormously wide variety of fruits and vegetables, your choices for natural face masks are also infinite.

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