Saturday 18 July 2020

DIY: 5 Homemade Face Masks That Really Work

I have always been a fan of homemade face masks. Because they are so affordable, easy to make, have zero preservatives and no negative side effects. But I haven't been making them much since the past decade. But this lockdown gave me a chance to rekindle my love for homemade face masks and I made sure I used this as a golden opportunity.
So, today I am going to share 5 of my favourite home made face masks recipes that I love and I hope you will love too. All the ingredients are easily available in your kitchen, so they are really easy to make, light on the pocket and right for your skin. But before I begin, I want to reiterate the fact that natural remedies always take time to show results. Be consistent and you will never be disappointed.

Saffron Face Mask:

Soak a few strands of saffron in 1 tbsp of milk for about 10-15 minutes. Add 2 teaspoon of rice flour to it and mix. Adjust to the consistency of your choice by adding or reducing the quantity of rice flour. Apply on face and leave for about 20-30 minutes. Voila and you are done. The rice flour brightens and soothes your skin as it has anti-tanning properties while the saffron will reduce spots and pigmentation.

Coffee Face Mask:

The benefits coffee offers to your skin are endless. It is anti-ageing, anti-inflammation, reduces dark circles and soothes your skin especially after sun exposure. For this mask, you need to combine one tsp of besan, one tsp of instant coffee/ground coffee beans whatever is available, with 1/2 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of curd. Leave this on for about 20 minutes and I bet you will be addicted to it as it smells heavenly.

Beetroot Face Mask:

Beetroots clear out blemishes and give you a glowing skin. Ideally you should use beetroot juice for this, but I just use grated beetroot, because I hate to discard the residue and once the pack is dry, you can take the pack off by scrubbing it off with wet hands. So this is a mask cum scrub recipe.
Combine 1 spoon of grated beetroot, 1/2 tsp lime juice, 1 tsp curd and 1 tsp besan to form a nice and coarse pink face pack. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then scrub it off. With this pack, I didn't see any instant results, but with consistent usage your skin will start showing progress.

Oats Face Mask:

Oats are natural cleansers and remove the excess dirt and oil that clog your pores. It helps to treat acne and has anti-antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So next time you grind your instant oats to make  dosas or idlis, make sure you save some for this mask. Mix a tbsp of powdered oats, a pinch of baking soda and a few drops of lime juice to make this easy and instant oats face mask.
Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with tap water to leave a clean and supple looking skin.
Banana Face Mask:

You will be surprised to see the benefits a banana offers to your skin. It is a natural moisturizer and hydrates your skin. It is anti-ageing, treats acne, controls excess oil secretion, lightens dark spots and what not. You don't need an entire banana for this. Just save a few slices of banana when you are eating it, and make this mask. An inch long slice of banana, 2 tsp of honey and a few drops of lime juice, mash it all together with a fork until it is smooth and leave on your face for about 15-20 minutes. You face feels really soft and moisturized after using this pack.

Hope you all try these out, because I am sure you will love them. Lets me know in the comments below, if you have any favourite home made face mask recipes.

P.S. I do not use some of the images used in this post.


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