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11 Top DIY Home Made Face Masks

The need and urge to look beautiful is a common human instinct. This instinct is especially typical among the female gender; however with the recent trend, even the men want to look presentable and handsome. The cost of looking beautiful/handsome is anything but affordable these days. Apart from being costly, going to parlours, getting skin treatments done and then maintaining those treatment effects have become a tedious and time consuming task. This article provides you with quick and easy DIY home made face masks that you could make at your own place and at a very less price.

What are Face Masks?

Face masks or Face packs as they are popularly known are nothing but a mixture of ingredients found in your kitchen. Yes you use them everyday but fail to give it due importance while treating your skin problems.

Not only are these packs home made, they are extremely natural as compared to the cosmetics that you would use. They will not have any side effects on your skin and will keep you away from chemical based treatments and packs. Below are the chemical free solutions to all your day to day skin problems:

 

11 Top DIY Home Made Face Masks

 

1. Orange or Lemon Peel with Raw Milk Face Mask:

Ingredients:

Orange or Lemon peel dried under sun and ground into powder

Raw milk

How to Make?

Add a tablespoon or two to the peel powder and rub on your skin gently. Let it stay for 5-10 minutes.

How it Works?

Orange and Lemon are made of citric acid which is an extremely good agent to combat the effect of tanning on your skin. With raw milk in the face mask, it also moisturizes the skin. The peel powder acts as a scrubbing agent which removes the dead skin layer on the top.

2. Coriander Leaves and Turmeric Powder Face Mask:

Ingredients:

Coriander Leaves- 1 small bowl

Turmeric Powder around 2 table spoons

How To Make?

Blend Coriander leaves with turmeric powder in a juicer machine.

How it Works?

The paste when applied and rested overnight solves your problem of blackheads. They clean the pores and prevent them from reopening to fresh impurities. The antiseptic properties of turmeric help to maintain the pH balance of your skin.

3. Sugar, Glycerin and Lemon Face Mask:

Ingredients:

You will need fine sugar a tablespoon

Glycerin half a table spoon and

1 table spoonful of lemon juice

How To Make?

Add the ingredients in a bowl and mix well together ensuring that the sugar dissolves in the mixture. Apply this to your skin and rub in an upward motion for a few minutes and rinse it with water.

How it Works?

While the mixture of sugar and lemon removes skin tan, the glycerin moisturizes the skin well. This pack exfoliates the skin. The granules of sugar provides friction to the skin and thus acts as a scrubbing agent.

4. Banana Milk Face Pack:

Ingredients:

Soft banana

1 teaspoon Milk

1 Teaspoon of Lemon- Optional

How To Make?

Mash the soft banana and add milk to it. You may or may not add lemon juice depending on whether or not your skin can stand the acidic contents of a lemon. Apply this pack and let sit for about 10-15 minutes in order to dry. wash it with lukewarm water.

How it Works?

Banana is enriched with vitamins and minerals. The face masks lets you give these to your skin directly. These healthy agents gets your skin to look shining and healthy. The skin feels softer due to milk.

5. Papaya Face Mask for instant glow:

Ingredients:

1/4 bowl Papaya

A few drops of Rose water

1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel

1/2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder

How to Make?

Add all the ingredients in their prescribed quantity to mashed papaya. Rub it on your face for 10 minutes and let it dry. Wash it with water.

How it Works?

Papain present in papaya exfoliates the skin and also cleanses the skin off impurities. This reduces the chances of having pimples and acne. The sandalwood powder and aloe vera gel also impart the skin a healthy glow thus making a person look radiating. Simply rubbing a piece of papaya is also very beneficial for the skin.

6. Oatmeal and Milk Face Pack:

Ingredients:

Oatmeal

Milk- 1 tablespoon

How to Make?

Add oatmeal and milk together and rub on your skin. Scrub the paste for atleast 15 minutes for best results and wash it off with water.

How it Works?

Oatmeal has antioxidant properties. It also acts as a hydrating agent. The antioxidants prevent the formation of pimples on the skin.

7. Tomato Face Mask:

Ingredients:

Tomato- 1 small

Sugar- 1 teaspoon

How to Make?

Add the ingredients and grind them into a paste. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then rub it for a few minutes and rinse it off with water.

How it Works?

Tangy tomatoes, when used with right ingredients and make the skin glow. Sugar and tomato make a powerful spot correction and insta-glow face pack. The mild acids of tomato exfoliate the skin and also balance the skin’s pH. Sugar granules act as scrub and remove the uppermost layer of damaged skin leaving a healthy skin layer beneath.

8. Almond and Milk Face Mask:

Ingredients:

5-6 almonds

1 tablespoon of milk

How to Make?

Soak the almonds overnight in the milk so that they become soft and then grind them together to form a fine paste. apply them on your face and neck and wash it off in about 10 minutes.

How it Works?

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E is like the fodder for your skin. It makes the skin healthy and rejuvenates the skin. They act as a natural bleaching agent to your skin.

9. Gram Flour Face Mask:

This is an age-old, tried and tested formula for a beautiful skin texture. It has been once used by your grandmother and continues to have the same effect till date

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons gram flour

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon of lemon

1 tablespoon of milk

How to Make?

Simply assemble the ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture to your face. Rest it on your skin until it dries away.

How it Works?

Gram flour has its share of established reputation when it comes to cleaning the skin. It is an ayurvedic formula for a healthy skin. the turmeric acts as antiseptic and prevents the skin from germ built up. If you have an oily skin, this is the solution for your excess oil and pimples.

10. Honey as Face Mask:

Ingredients:

Honey nearly 2-3 tablespoon

How to Make?

You just have to take some honey in a bowl and rub it on your skin for 15 minutes gently.

How it Works?

If you have an access to natural honey, you are heading towards a simple solution to all your skin tanning problems. The day to day work and pollution often makes your skin dull and unclean. Honey cleans the skin off these dirt particles. It also rehydrates the skin. You may also add a few drops of lemon or turmeric or milk to this pack for better results. Adding curd to honey also serves the purpose of removing tan from the skin.

11. Cucumber and Aloe Vera Gel Mask:

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber

1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel

How To Make?

Grind the cucumber and mix aloe gel to it. Rub it on your skin and wash it off after some good massage.

How it Works?

Had been sunbathing for some time and have developed red patches on your skin for a burn? Well then this is the coolest thing you could enrich your skin with. This mask is a cooling and hydrating agent. Your skin will not feel deprived of moisture once you use this pack regularly. The mask cools the skin and soothes it off any harsh effects. You could even use it to soothe your skin off any burns or side effects of harmful cosmetics and treatments.

While it is essential to have a beautiful skin, it is to be remembered that beauty is not quantified in colour. What one must seek is a healthy skin that is free fro pimples and blemishes and tans. The strive to look fairer than your original skin tone could want you to resort to seeking aid from harmful cosmetics that promise you lighter shades of skin. In the process, you may lose the natural beauty and glow of your skin and damage it instead. Use the above DIY masks to look more radiant, more charming and more attractive but not to look more fair because the colour of your skin is a gift to you.

Shabnam Vandeliwala

Venturing into writing is my second most admired hobby after litigating in courts. An advocate by profession, writing gives me immense sense of satisfaction especially in the time that I'm free from other work.

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