If you have tried all the drugstore products but yearn for something natural and easy on the pocket, it is time to turn to homemade face packs. Your kitchen is a treasure trove of beauty secrets; your grandmother was right on that count! 😉 Here are 12 homemade face packs that will solve all your beauty problems –
1. Carrot mask for oily skin
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Carrot is a rich source of Vitamin A, C and K which are great for skin and also soaks the excess sebum which makes your skin oily. The honey has antibacterial properties which prevents acne.
What’s in it? – 1 fresh carrot, 1 tablespoon honey
How to make it? – Grind the carrots to a fine paste and mix it well with the honey. Apply generously over your face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash it later for fresh and clean face.
2. Avocado egg white mask for dry skin
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Avocado is full of vitamin E essential for skin health, egg whites are nature’s best store of complete protein which is essential for cell renewal, and together they moisturize the skin.
What’s in it? – ¼ avocado extract, 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon honey
How to make it? – Mix all the ingredients and apply over face and leave on for 10 minutes and wash with cold water to a soft moisturized skin.
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3. Neem and turmeric mask for acne
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Neem and turmeric are great antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients used for centuries to treat acne and pimples.
What’s in it? – 1 tablespoon Neem powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, water or rose water
How to make it? – Mix all the ingredients, the face pack dries quickly between 5-10 minutes, wash off with cold water and repeat once or twice every week for results.
4. Cucumber and tomato mask for removing tan
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Both these vegetables have Vitamin C and protect from free radicals and help remove the stress the skin faces due to exposure of the elements. The lemon’s acidity also helps in removing the tan.
What’s in it? – ½ Tomato, ½ small cucumber, 1 teaspoon gram flour, 1 lemon
How to make it? – Mix all the ingredients together, if the mixture is runny add a little of the gram flour and dry for 20 minutes and repeat twice a week.
5. Potato and cucumber mask for dark circles
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Potato has natural bleaching agents while cucumber acts as an astringent, together they work on lightening the dark circles and removing the puffiness near your eyes.
What’s in it? – 1 potato, ½ cucumber
How to make it? – Blend both the ingredients and strain through a sieve. Take cotton balls and dip them in the juice and apply on the eye. Repeat this 2-3 times in one sitting.
6. Orange peel and sandalwood pack for skin lightening
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The Vitamin C in the orange peel is necessary for reversing the skin damage and has natural bleaching properties. The sandalwood tones and lightens the skin.
What’s in it? – 1 tablespoon orange peel powder, 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder, rose water
How to make it? – Mix all the ingredients and apply for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
7. Oatmeal mask for dull skin
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Oatmeal is a great exfoliant and natural scrub, it will remove the blackheads and dead skin leaving the way for supple and fresh skin. Milk is a natural moisturizer and revitalizes the skin.
What’s in it? – 1 tablespoon oatmeal, required milk
How to make it? – Mix the oatmeal and milk in a thick consistency for about half hour and then apply the mixture on your face for 10 minutes before washing off with cold water.
8. Banana and olive oil mask for wrinkles
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Olive Oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants and Vitamin E which prevents age spots and wrinkles with a soft skin, Banana has several minerals like Potassium, magnesium, Zinc, Iron which nourish the skin.
What’s in it? – 1 Banana, ½ tablespoon olive oil
How to make it? – Mix the ingredients and apply on face for 20 minutes and wash off with water.
9. Papaya and honey mask for sunburn
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Papaya has the enzyme papain which has skin brightening properties that along with the nourishing qualities of honey take away the harsh tan of sun burn and smooth scars and rough patches.
What’s in it? – ¼ cup ripe papaya, 1 tablespoon honey
How to make it? – Mash the papaya and add the honey and apply the mixture to your face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
10. Chickpea mask for facial hair
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Chickpea or gram flour has exfoliating properties which dead skin and hair and reduce growth over a period of time.
What’s in it? – 2 tablespoon chickpea flour, required milk, ¾ tablespoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon cream
How to make it? – Mix all the ingredients and apply on face for 20 minutes and wash off.
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11. Aloe vera mask for spot removal
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Aloe vera is a magic plant and works wonders for dark spots, acne and pimple marks.
What’s in it? – Aloe vera extracts or plant
How to make it? – You can get Aloe vera extracts directly or the fresh plant which can be peeled and directly applied on face.
12. Mint mask for skin breakouts
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Pudina or Mint is loaded with menthol which has antibacterial properties which prevent breakouts and the cooling effect will soothe the existing itchy skin.
What’s in it? – Bunch of pudina leaves, Rose water
How to make it? – Grind the pudina leaves paste and apply directly or if you have dried leaves then mix with rose water and apply.
Say hello to healthy, radiant skin!
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