Hello Everyone ,
Hope you all are doing good 🙂
In my last blog I shared basic skincare routine using DIY`s which included Cleansing, Exfoliating, Toning and Moisturising .Face Packs being a separate skincare essential, I thought to share it separately.
So here I am with my DIY Face Mask recipes. Hope you all like this too…
Wait !! Before we start. Do you guys know the importance of face pack? Why we need to use face packs if we are already doing all the steps of skin care ?
Lets discuss its importance first…
By Cleansing, scrubbing, toning you clean your skin but Face pack is to protect your skin from pollution, infection and helps maintaining your skin health. Face packs is important to give proper hydration and glow to your skin. It diminishes fine lines gives you clearer, even tone and firmer skin. You soak your skin using face packs to pulls out stubborn blocked skin pores, dead skin and impurities. It is kind of detox treatment you give to your skin.So to keep your skin healthy and prevent ageing , you should apply face pack once or twice a week.
Now For DIY face pack ,there are many recipes available but these three are my all time favourites. Here they are ….
- Gram flour pack
- Red lentil (masoor dal) pack
- Fuller`s earth (multani mitti) pack
GRAM FLOUR PACK
Gram flour pack also known as Besan Ubtan is one recipe which has been passed on from generations. It is a wonderful solution to remove sun tan. The best part is ,it is suitable for all skin type. If u have dry skin ,use it with milk and if you have oily skin Use water instead.
To make this pack you will need
- Gram flour (besan) – 2tsp
- Curd (dahi) -1tsp
- turmeric(haldi) -A pinch
- Olive oil/coconut oil -1tsp
- Milk/water – to make paste
Mix all the ingredients together. Make a smooth paste using milk or water .Apply it all over your face and let it dry. Once it is dry, start gently rubbing it in circular motion to remove all the dirt along with pack. After removing everything, wash your face with lukewarm water.
Note :- If you feel rubbing is getting harsh , you can directly wash your face.
BENEFITS :- Gram Flour absorbs excess oil from your skin. It has Antibacterial properties, which help in preventing pimples. Curd moisturises your skin and also helps in sun tan removal. Turmeric imparts a natural glow to your skin. Mixing with milk ensures it doesn’t dries out your skin. It also helps in removing tiny facial hair. When the face pack dries , tiny hair follicles stick to it and when you rub your face, they comes off easily.
RED LENTIL (MASOOR DAL) FACE PACK
Red lentil face pack is rich in protein. It makes your skin healthier ,smoother and gives your skin a perfect glow. This pack is very effective for removing pigmentation, dark spot and to even tone your skin. It is suitable for all skin types, it doesn’t dries out your skin moreover if you have dry skin it removes all the flakiness. Use this pack at least for a month and you will see visible changes in your face.
To make this face pack you will need
- Red Lentil powder – 2 tsp
- Rice flour – 2tsp
- Lemon – 1/2 tsp
- Honey – 1/2 tsp
- Raw milk – to make paste
Mix all the ingredients together and make a paste by using raw milk. Apply it all over your face ,leave it for 15-20 mins. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Note :-you can grind red lentil in a grinder and store it for future use or you can soak red lentil over night and next morning ,grind to make thick paste
BENEFITS :- Red lentil helps to clear your skin by removing all the dirt and impurities. Rice flour has sun protecting agents thus it soothes sunburns and prevents sun tanning. It also has Anti Ageing Properties which is ideal for mature skin. Mixing lemon helps in reducing dark spot, pigmentation and brightens skin as lemon has Vitamin C and Citric acid . Honey will prevent skin dryness and also helps tightening it, thus giving you a firmer skin. Raw milk contains Saturated fats and Lactic acid thus relieves skin dryness and lighter skin tone.
FULLER`S EARTH (MULTANI MITTI ) PACK
Multani Mitti face pack is the most popular one among all DIY`s for the fact that it can treat almost every skin problem be it pimples, dark circles… Multani mitti can be mix with different ingredients to treat different skin problems. The one which we are discussing here is for oily acne prone skin. This face pack will prevent acne by removing access oil from your skin and also it will help to reduce dark spot and pigmentation.
For this face pack you will need
- Fuller`s earth (Multani Mitti) – 2 tsp
- Sandalwood powder – 1 tsp
- Rose Water – to make paste
Mix all ingredients and form a smooth paste. Apply it all over face and leave it for 20 mins , then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
BENEFITS :- Nature gives us this magical product to take care of our skin and hair. Multani mitti is one cure for most of the skin problems. It will make your skin soft, spot free and glowing. Sandalwood powder has Antibacterial properties which can fight acne causing bacteria .It also helps to reduce pigmentation and sun tan. I have already discussed benefits of rosewater in my last blog ,you can have a look here
These DIY`s needs time to show complete result at least use it for a month (once or twice a week). Try these face packs and let me know if u like it in comment section.
Thanks for reading
Disclaimer :- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients used, please avoid it.
Tip :- Before using any skin care product either market product or a DIY , pls do a patch test.