Face masks and packs are one of the most common and old skincare products. Apart from boosting our skin health, they hydrate our skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores. With the rise of skincare products, we often forget about easy and DIY skincare routines that can help us achieve a radiant glow. They are easy to apply and fun to concoct.
Below are a few such DIY face masks that you can count on for glowing and flawless skin:
Besan and turmeric face mask
This face mask needs no introduction! We are sure that you must have seen your grandmother or mother put this on or at least would have heard about it! It has earned its popularity for two reasons - one, it is highly effective and second that it is extremely easy to make. You can find all the ingredients in your kitchen and make it easily at home.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, while besan (gram flour) is alkalizing in nature. It attracts the toxins that are deeply lodged into the skin pores. The anti-microbial properties of this face mask are beneficial for our skin.
How to make this: Mix one tablespoon of gram flour with a teaspoon of turmeric and squeeze a few drops of lemon and some rose water. Apply the pack on your face, let it dry and wash it off with water for naturally glowing skin.
Banana lemon and honey face mask
It is one of the best homemade face masks for oily skin. It is great for exfoliating the skin and unclogging the pores. This face pack also helps get rid of the dead skin and leaves your skin supple and shiny.
Banana is rich in calcium, potassium and soluble fibres - it not only works on blood pressure and digestion but it also works wonderfully on oily skin.
How to make this: Add a tablespoon of honey and lemon juice to mashed bananas. Apply the pack on your face and neck area. Let it dry and wash it off with some lukewarm water.
Chocolate face mask
Sounds yummy, right? We all love eating chocolates, but have you tried applying them to your face? Well.. you should! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It moisturizes the skin from within and makes it soft.
How to make this: Mix half a cup of cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons of oats, tablespoons of cream and 1/4th cup of honey in a bowl. Apply a layer on the face and wash it off with cold water in 10 mins.
Papaya & honey face mask
Papaya is not only good for your gut, but this humble fruit is also beneficial for the skin. It is high in Vit A and Vit C. When combined with the natural honey, this mask helps in fading the dark spots, lightens the blemishes and helps in getting rid of impurities.
How to male this: Mash 8-10 cubes of papaya and add a teaspoon of milk and honey to it. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply on the face and neck and let it rest for 15-20 mins before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Rosewater and sandalwood face mask
Sandalwood is an age-old ingredient for skincare. Its cooling properties make it a popular ingredient for different skincare products. Rosewater and sandalwood both give a glow to the skin and make a wonderful face mask that you can use to apply to get a radiant glow.
How to make this: Take two tablespoons of sandalwood powder and add a few drops of rose water to prepare a paste. Keep on adding the rosewater till you achieve a smooth consistency. Apply it on the face and once it is dry, wash it off with cold water.
Tomato and cucumber face mask
You love eating them in salads, but they also make a wonderful face mask. Cucumber is a hydrating food that is quite popular during summers. Both tomato and cucumber are natural astringents that help tighten pores and help in revitalize your skin.
How to make this: Wash and peel 1/4th cucumber and blend it into a fine pulp with 1/2 tomato. Apply the mixture to your skin in a gentle circular motion and let it sit for 15 mins. Rinse it off with normal water.
Oatmeal and egg face mask
This is a great face mask for people who have acne and blemishes. Oats are rich in fibre and can rejuvenate the skin.
How to make this: Mix in three tablespoons of oatmeal, a tablespoon of honey and curd each and make a paste. Apply on a cleansed face, let it dry and wash off.
Almond and aloe vera face mask
Almonds are packed with all the goodness! From eating them raw to applying almond oil to hair, they do only good. And when combined with aloe vera gel and applied to the face, it simply works wonders. Almond oil is packed with Vit E and aloe vera is skin’s best friend! These two powerful ingredients work well on dry and flaky skin.
How to make this: Mash a banana, add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and stir well. Add 3 tablespoons of almond oil and mix thoroughly. Apply it on a clean face and wash it off with cold water after 15 mins.
At last, always remember to apply the face mask on a clean face and after it’s good practice to use a toner to close up the pores, then to moisturize. So go ahead, indulge in some fun self-care!