Our skin is an important part of our body. Not because it complements our personality but also, is a sign of internal health and if I talk more scientifically protects our organ. Glowing skin is a strong indicator of good health.
Facemasks help in hydrating and moisturising our skin. It removes excess oils which cause problems like acne, pimples, blackheads, pores, etc. You can find so many types from various popular brands in the market, but I believe using homemade is best to use as you’re not going to put chemicals for yourself.
I have recipes of five homemade natural face masks for adding glow to your skin. Natural products are not at all harmful but sometimes it may be problematic with few people or people with sensitive skin. I recommend always applying a small amount of it for the first time on the back of your ears so you know how it works on your skin.
Note - in all recipes, tbsp stands for ’tablespoon’ and tsp stands for ’teaspoon’.
1. Honey Face Mask
This is really easy to make and it helps in reducing dark spots and scars on the face. You need,
- Honey – 2 tbsp
- Lemon – ½ tbsp
Mix both the ingredients, apply on your face, leave for 30 minutes and rinse with normal water.
2. Tomato and Cucumber Face Mask
You can easily find tomatoes and cucumbers in your pantry. Right? As tomato and cucumber both are astringents, it helps in tightening pores. You need,
- Tomato – ½
- Cucumber – ¼
Peel the cucumber and cut tomato, mash both well so there should not be any chunks. You can also use the grinder for this. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave for 30 minutes. Then rinse. You’re done. Isn’t it easy?
3. Gram Flour Face Mask
This mask is very popular in India with brides. As per tradition, brides start applying it a few days before their marriages to get glowing skin on their big day.
If you don’t know where to buy gram flour, I left it links also here,
- Gram Flour – 2 tbsp
- Milk – 1 tbsp
Combine both the ingredients and make a paste, apply this on your face, leave for 20 minutes and rinse afterwards.
4. Coffee, Turmeric and Yogurt Face Mask
Coffee is caffeine which is rich in antioxidants, hence reduces inflammation. Turmeric is a good source of vitamin C, thus makes skin glowy and yoghurt has lactic acid which smooths skin. For preparing this, you need:
- Ground Coffee – 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp
- Yoghurt – 1 tbsp
Mix all well, apply all over on your face, wait for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
5. Turmeric and Honey Face Mask
This one is good for acne-prone skin as turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and honey is a good anti-bacterial. You’ll require,
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Honey – 1 tbsp
Mix both into a smooth paste, apply on your face, rest for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Please let me know in the comment box below if you tried any of the above-mentioned face masks at your own and how did you feel after doing it? If you know any other easy face masks DIY recipe, please let me know.