Haven't we all admired the flawless skin of models walking down the ramp or even that girl in the neighbourhood? There is hardly any speck or a mark on their faces, and what do we have? A face full of marks, like the craters on the moon! Be it men, women or even children, one of the things that bother us the most is our face. Men hide those freckles by growing beards and moustaches, we women tend to hide our marks under a bed of makeup and concealers. Oh those expensive foundations and concealers, we spend a whole lot on them! But what if I tell you that you don't need to grow beards anymore, nor do you require spending a bomb on cosmetics? Yes, scroll down for some very easy and commonly used face packs to get your face party ready and bid adieu to those acne marks and freckles.
But first, let's have a quick look on the reasons for unhealthy skin.
Doctors across the world advise us to limit our junk eating habits and switch to healthy and organic habits. Obesity is not the only reason; our junk eating and unnecessary munching put a huge impact on our skin as well. With an increase in outside food consumption, our face tends to get duller and lose the natural glow it used to show.
My mum keeps reminding me every few hours to drink a glass of water, and I'm sure you also must have been asked to drink plenty of water by someone in your family. Water helps in keeping the body hydrated and flushes out the toxins. It is a given that plenty of water in the body, means a prettier you. So due to lack of water, not only does the toxins build up in our body, our face also feels the impact through dryness and lack of moisture.
There is not even a single body part that is excluded from the negative effects of high-level stress. Increased stress affects our skin by making it oily and leading to acne and pimples. Moreover, the skin feels dehydrated and loses the ability to repair itself. So, for the sake of your beauty, crush your stress right now!
Well, a party here and there helps to reduce the stress. But with more parties to attend, your intake of alcohol and cigarettes also ride, leading to dryness and premature ageing.
Just to get that perfect Kareena Kapoor look, we tend to put a lot of makeup on our faces and even forget to remove it before sleeping. Not removing makeup leads to dryness and acne. Using the wrong or unsuitable skincare product can also leave you high and dry, with a dull face.
Enough of the causes of dull skin, now how to get rid it easily? Here, I give you very easy to make home-made packs to get that picture perfect glow!
The most commonly used kitchen ingredient for getting that perfect skin! There isn't any mother or grandmother who hasn't mentioned applying a face pack before any event, especially weddings. Remember when you saw your elder cousin applying besan on her face before her big day? Yes, besan is one beauty secret, which ironically isn't a secret! Applying besan reduces those blemishes and dark spots instantly; not to forget those acne marks that have been bothering you for long! Besan works best for faces as it removes the toxins from deep within, giving your skin the lost glow. Read on for easy besan packs for all skin types, which can be used on a daily basis!
Besan and Rosewater -Use it individually or together, besan and gulaab jal works wonder for your face! Mix besan and rosewater in 1:2 ratio and mix to get a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and let it stay for good 20-25 minutes and let these two ingredients do their work. Gently massage your face with water to rinse off the pack, and get that glow instantly! Besan helps in removing the toxins, and rosewater nourishes the skin giving the much needed glow. This pack works best for people with oily skin.
NOTE: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients used, or does not suit your skin, please refrain from using it and look for its substitutes.
While yogurt can help a lot in making those delicious dahi ke kebabs, it can also be used to cleanse and give a glow to your skin. Yogurt is used best for getting rid of the tanning, but also cleanses and purifies the skin. Just not purifying, it also works as an anti-aging agent and reduces the age spot and fine lines on the face. Refresh your skin with yogurt now!
Well, multani mitti is something which does not need any kind of introductory text! Definitely a miracle for the skin, multani mitti is being for skin since the ancient times. It has great healing and cleansing properties and leaves the skin hydrated, smooth and glowing. Fuller's earth can be used individually or mixed with other ingredients that work wonders for the skin. Read on for some very easy multni mitti packs.
And you thought mayonnaise is only used to get the sandwich right? Mayonnaise is made up of eggs, vinegar, lemon and yogurt; ingredients which are mostly used for face packs. So why not apply mayonnaise itself!
One of the most used kitchen ingredients in Ayurveda is turmeric. It has a lot of anti-bacterial and health properties that makes it the most used ingredient in Ayurveda and home remedies. Using it in face packs is no exceptions. Read on for easy turmeric packs to get the perfectly fair and glowing skin!
The above mentioned face packs can be used for all types of skin; be it oily, dry, or even combination skin types. It's time to keep aside those expensive cosmetics you just bought to get the flawless skin and try out these typical desi nuskhe for a better happy and a healthy skin. Make your own face pack by mixing any of these ingredients, and you won't be disappointed. Brides and grooms out there should especially try out these packs at least 2-3 months before their big day to look like all glowing; you need to be photogenic to get the perfect pictures for your wedding album right?
Men, women and especially teenage girls, do try out these packs and choose which works for you the best. Stay tuned to this blog for more updates on easy beauty hacks for skin and your body! I'm heading towards my kitchen to make a yogurt and lemon pack, what are you waiting for??
And make sure you chose your face mask carefully to avoid skin irritations and rashes caused by any ingredient that does not suit your skin!
Hi, I'm Sakhi, and I love to meet new people and learn new things from them. I strongly feel that make-up can make you look pretty on the outside, but eating healthy keeps you pretty on the inside!