Presently, the market is flooded with countless beauty and cosmetic products which promise to give you the looks of your dream celebrity and that too in a few days or weeks. But lets be practical! We all know that nothing of this sort really happens. As a matter of fact, we might damage our skin with these chemical based, unfriendly and expensive products. But does that mean we are left with no option? Not at all!
We have brought for you step-by-step, easy to prepare, natural, skin-friendly and economical homemade recipes of face packs to suit all kinds of skins and their needs. So now you can get that dream look with products readily available in your kitchen/home and the best part is that there are no whopping beauty bills to pay.
1. Moisturizing face-pack for dry skin
Ingredients: 10gms ground oats, 10gms olive oil
Method: Mix the ingredients to compose a paste and apply on your face and neck for about 8-10 minutes. Now wash off using lukewarm water with a gentle massaging action and apply a moisturizer. Doing this twice every week will keep your skin moist and plump.
2. To get rid of excess oil
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons gram flour or fullers earth (multani mitti), 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, 1/2 teaspoon sour curd, a pinch of turmeric powder
Method: Add all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well to form a thick paste. Apply it on the entire facial area and leave for 15-20 minutes. Now rinse with fresh water. This is a wonderful remedy which extracts all the excess oil from the skin and gives a refreshing glow.
3. To clear acne and pimples
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Method: Mix both the ingredients and apply on pimples and acne affected area on your face. Wash after 5 minutes. Repetitive use will result in a pimple-free clear skin in just a few days!
4. To get fairer skin, skin lightening or get rid of marks and patchiness
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon clotted cream (or malai), a pinch of table salt, 1 lemon peel
Method: Mix clotted cream and salt in a bowl. Now reverse the lemon peel to take its inner side out. Apply the mixture with the help of this reversed lemon peel on the entire face or the darker areas for about ten minutes. Then wash with fresh water. Do this every day for a couple of months. This is truly an infallible remedy for a fairer and even toned skin.
5. For bright and gleaming glow
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil, few drops of lemon juice
Method: Apply the mixture of these ingredients on your face for about half an hour and then wash well. Repeat every alternate day and experience a glow like never before in a couple of weeks!
6. For face that is velvety soft
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons ground black lentil, 2 tablespoons curd
Method: Mix the two well to form a fine paste and spread on face and neck area. Allow it to dry which should take about 15 minutes and then rinse well with a gentle massage action. This magical face pack will instantly result in softer and radiant skin.
7. To be an ageless wrinkle-free beauty
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon wheat flour, 2 tablespoon orange juice, 1 tablespoon honey
Method: Mix the mentioned ingredients well to form a paste. Apply it on your face and neck area for about 20 minutes. Wash it off gently. Do this once every week and after a few weeks of application say “Sayonara!” to wrinkles forever.
8. To heal sunburns
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons pre-boiled milk, 1-2 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon table salt
Method: Mix salt in the milk and add ice cube(s). Now with the help of cotton, apply it gently on the affected area. Repeat 3-4 times in a day for a couple of days and you will be relieved of sunburns. So you saved the heavy expenses of those de-tan facial treatments!
9. For even-toned under-eyes
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon cucumber juice, 1 teaspoon raw potato juice
Method: Mix these and apply on under-eye area massaging gently for 2-3 minutes. Then wash after 5 minutes. Doing this two to three times in a week will help you get rid of dark-circles within a month. You will soon have even-toned complexion all over your face!
10. For removal of unwanted facial hair
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons each of gram flour, lemon juice and honey
Method: Mix the ingredients well to form a paste and apply it on your face for about 20 minutes. Now rub very gently and wash with lukewarm water with a massaging action. Doing this a few times repetitively will get you rid of all the unwanted facial hair. No laser hair removal required!
11. How can you forget your lips
Ingredients: 2-3 saffron leaves, 1 teaspoon clotted cream (or malai)
Method: Mix the two and apply on your lips 2-3 times a day. You can refrigerate the mixture for an entire day since the quantity prescribed here is sufficient to be used in a single day. See you got those rosy pink lips!