We all have access to the best of saloons and spas these days, but visiting them regularly require quite a lot of your time and money. And honestly I am too lazy to hit the parlor and so I try and find my skin cure from the kitchen. Trust me they work amazingly well! Maybe the effects are not quick but the best part is they are always long-lasting. A little of your time and effort for your skin will definitely yield results.
Face masks make one of the most effective skin treatments for any skin problems. There are innumerable benefits of using a face mask regularly —
- Face masks help to deep clean the skin by removing dirt, oil, makeup and impurities from the skin.
- It helps to unclog pores.
- Help stimulate blood circulation.
- Regular use of face masks can help to the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots.
- Leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother-looking skin, and adds a radiant glow
So here are 5 of my favorite masks which you can use on you face as well as body and you are sure to get results!
Lemon happens to be one of my favorite ingredient when it comes to face mask. It not only removes tan but also improves your complexion and gives you an instant glow.
Take the juice of half a lemon and add a tsp of honey – Apply this mixture on your face and neck and wash away after half n hour. **This mask will make your skin sun sensitive and so its advisable to avoid exposure to direct sun for a week after the use of this mask and also use good sunscreen lotion.
Take the juice of half a lemon and add in a half a bowl of olive oil or sweet almond oil – Trust me this is a magic oil for your body! You can use this to remove tan, a glowing complexion and super soft skin.
Aloe Vera –
The Egyptians called the Aloe Vera “The Plant of Immortality” because of its various health benefits and it’s a key to glowing skin as well. The Aloe Vera plant contains more than a 99 percent water content level, making it ideal for dry skin treatment. Using this plant in your skin care routine keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized while also helping it to stay soft and smooth at the same time.
If you have dry skin, you are going to fall in love with this mask —
2tbsp cottage cheese + 2tbsp aloe vera gel + 1tsp lemon juice + 1 tsp honey – Blend all of this into a mixture and apply this on face and neck and keep this for half an hour and wash off with lukewarm water.
Honey, oatmeal and milk is a match made in heaven when it comes to skin. Powdered oatmeal is a highly beneficial ingredient that removes dead skin cells and dirt from your skin. Honey, on the other hand, has anti-inflammatory properties and amino acids that helps to repair and heal the skin. When combined with milk which is rich in fats and various nutrients, the method becomes one of the best homemade face mask for every skin type, but especially for dry skin.
Mix 2 tbsp honey + 2 tbsp oatmeal + 2 tbsp raw milk + 2-3 drops lavender oil – Mix all these ingredients and apply on your face and keep it for 15 minutes. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water.
Very few people know that tomato has amazing benefits for your skin. To name a few –
- cut out the oil with tomato if you have oily skin
- shrink pores
- fight acne
- remove blackheads
- remove tan
Squeeze out one tomato juice and add 2 tsp of buttermilk into it – Apply this mixture on your face to feel fresh and a bright glow.
Equal amounts of tomato juice and lemon juice – Are you suffering from a bad tan?! This mixture is going to create magic! Apply this mixture daily on your tanned areas for a week and you will love the difference. **This shall make your skin sun sensitive, so try to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible for a week after use and use a good sunscreen lotion.
Gram flour and Turmeric (Besan aur Haldi) –
Every Indian girl swears by these two ingredients for any skin problems. It’s a traditional mask that passes on from her grandmother to her mother to her… and this happens to be my go to mask! I could use it daily if time permits!
2 tbsp besan(gram flour) + 2 tbsp raw milk + 1/4 tsp turmeric + 1 tbsp lemon juice – Use this mask for a glowing clear skin! Keep it on your face for 20-30mins and wash off with lukewarm water.
This mask can be used as a body mask too! Just increase the proportion and add in some of your favorite oil. I generally use it with almond oil for my body.
If you have some favorite mask from your kitchen ingredients that has worked for your skin problems… do lemme know in the comment section too 🙂 I would love to give them a try!
Till next time… Keep Glowing! <3