Here are a few face masks and tips with ingredients easily available in your kitchen. Include these in your routine and you wont need wait for parlour or spa visits for that healthy glow.
Strawberry face pack
Ingredients: Strawberry, Fresh cream(dry skin) or curd (oily skin), honey, lime
Method : Blend one strawberry with a teaspoon of fresh cream or yogurt depending on your skin type. Add to this a tsp of honey and few drops of lemon and mix well. Using your fingers or a flat brush apply this mask evenly on your face and neck. Keep for 15 mins and wash. Use this once or twice a week at least for maximum benefit.
- Strawberries have antioxidant and astringent properties which help in slowing down the ageing process.
- Being anti inflammatory, they soothe the skin. Also they provide a good protection against UV rays.
- Strawberries have a high content of salicylic acid whic helps against acne and blemishes. This helps in achieving even tone on the skin. Omega 3 fatty acids in the strawberries help to lighten skin tone and reduce dark circles
Almond face pack
Ingredients : Almonds, turmeric, sandalwood powder, honey, rosewater, milk.
Method : Make a powder with 25 almonds, 1 tsp turmeric and ½ tsp sandalwood powder. Now take one tbsp of this powder, to this add few drops of honey and milk, and add rosewater to make a paste. For those with oily skin can skip the milk. Using your fingers or a flat brush apply this mask evenly on your face and neck. Keep this on till the pack dries. While washing scrub in circular motions while using some water or milk. This acts as a scrub too and will help ex-foliate the dead skin cells too. Finally rinse it off with water.
- Almond contains vitamin E which have properties to cure age spots, acne, fine lines
- The powder being coarse and the method used to remove the pack acts as a face scrub and can be used to remove dead skin cells from your skin. This helps to add shine to your face by giving a refreshing and younger look.
- Antiseptic and antibacterial properties of turmeric helps in prevention of pimples and breakouts. It also helps in reducing fine lines as well as in case of inflammation of the skin due to over exposure to the sun
- Sandalwood helps in getting an even skin tone by removing acne marks and blemishes. It also helps to reduce skin tanning.