Thursday, March 13, 2014

home made scrubs & face packs for beautiful glowing skin

Face Packs and Masks for Glowing Skin:

These packs and scrubs give your face that extra instant glow and charm. Use them twice a week and voila, that perfect glow is all yours!

1. Oatmeal and cinnamon scrub:

This scrub is suitable for all skin types. It is rich in anti oxidants and proteins, thus promotes cell growth.
  • In 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
cinnamon powder
  • Mix them with 1-2 teaspoon of milk to form a fine paste.
cinnamon powder
  • Apply all over the face and scrub gently in circular motions.
cinnamon powder
  • Rinse after 15 minutes with warm water.
Here are some more oatmeal face packs.

2.  Green tea scrub:

Tea leaves are rich in flavanoids which maintain the collagen production in the skin. It maintains the elasticity of the skin, makes your skin glow and reverses the signs of ageing.
  • Boil a spoon full of tea leaves in water. When it imparts colour, remove from the flame. Cool it and add 2 teaspoons from it in the bowl.
Green tea scrub
  • In this, add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. (Here I have used white sugar).
  • Finally add 1 teaspoon of cream and mix well.
cinnamon powder
  • Apply all over the face and scrub gently in circular motions.
  • Rinse off with cool water after 10 minutes.
Here is a post on how Green tea is useful for you.

3. Sooji scrub:

This is one of unusual ingredient, but do you know that Sooji can also be used as a scrub as it also removes the dead cells, dirt and oil giving you a glowing skin.
  • Mix 3 teaspoons of Sooji to 1 teaspoon of milk.
Sooji scrub
  • Mix well to form a paste and apply on face.
Sooji scrub
  • Scrub gently and keep until it is dry.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

4. Lemon sugar scrub:

The sugar granules help to get rid of dead cells and lemon cleanses, bleaches and also removes tan. It is one of the nature’s best skin lightening agent.
  • In 2 teaspoons of sugar, add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
Sooji scrub
  • Mix slightly and apply on face. Scrub in circular motion and keep for 10 minutes.
Sooji scrub
  • Rinse off with warm water to reveal a glowing skin.

5. Papaya face pack:

Ripe papaya contains BHA or beta hydroxy acid which act as a mild exfoliater. This gently removes the top dead cells of the face and gives a radiant and younger looking skin. It also clears the dirt and oil that can lead to acne and break outs on the face.
  • Take a ripe papaya and cut it into small pieces.
Papaya face pack
  • Add a teaspoon of sandalwood powder into it. You can also use fuller’s earth (multani mitti). It absorbs the excess oil from the skin making it soft and supple.
Papaya face pack
  • Then add 1 teaspoon of honey. Honey is a natural moisturiser and will also hydrate the skin. It also reduces the blemishes on the skin.
Papaya face pack
  • Mix all of them to get a paste consistency.
Papaya past
  • Apply it all over your face and neck.
  • Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.
It also acts as a skin firming and anti ageing face pack.

6. Egg pack:

An egg white is protein, vitamin, and mineral rich so it nourishes your skin. It is known to cleanse, exfoliate and lighten the skin complexion. The egg white also helps to counter the wrinkles and gives you a youthful and glowing.
  • Extract the white of an egg in the bowl and whip it to foam.
Egg pack
  • Then add a teaspoon of yogurt and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Egg pack
  • Mix to form a smooth paste and apply all over the face.
Egg pack
  • Leave it for 15 minutes until it dries and wash with warm water.

7.  Almond mask:

Almond mask
  • Into this add 1 teaspoon of rose water, as it acts as a natural toner for the skin and imparts a healthy glow.
Almond mask
  • Add 2 teaspoons of whole milk and mix well to from a smooth paste.
Almond mix
  • Apply all over the face and keep for 15 minutes to allow the skin to absorb it. Rinse off with warm water.

8. Milk and honey mask:

This is an old age formula for healthy and radiant skin. Many legends say that Cleopatra’s beauty routine always incorporated honey and milk. Raw milk contains skin-friendly ingredients such as saturated fat, protein, calcium and vitamin C. Honey is also known for its moisturising and antibacterial properties.
Milk and honey mask
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of milk with 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • In this add 1 teaspoon of besan (gram flour) and mix well to form a homogenous paste.
  • Apply all over the face and leave it for 20 minutes, allowing the pack to dry.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

9. Orange mask:

Orange contains large amounts of citric acid and vitamin C, which refreshes the skin and relieves the acne.  The orange peel as well as its juice can be used to treat acne and pimples.
  • Grind a few pieces of the orange peel to from a paste.
Orange mask
  • In this add 2 teaspoons of rose water and mix well.
Orange mask
  • Apply all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

10. Vegetable pack:

Vegetable face pack helps to improve the blood circulation, cleanses, firms the entire face naturally and makes your face glow. The vegetables tone your skin and also provide enzymes that help to balance and cleanse the skin at the same time.
  • Chop the vegetables like carrot, potato and cabbage into small pieces and boil them.
Vegetable pack
  • Keep the vegetable water aside as it can be used to wash your face.
vegetables juice
  • Mash all the boiled vegetables together and add a teaspoon of milk to form a paste.
Orange mask
  • Apply all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

11. Multani mitti mask:

This is a great cleansing mask as multani mitti has high absorbing properties. It is rich in minerals so it improves the blood circulation.
  • In a teaspoon of multani mitti, add 1 teaspoon of curd and milk.
Multani mitti mask
  • Then add a 1 teaspoon of besan and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and apply on the face.
Multani mitti mix
  • Rinse off after 20 minutes.

12. Tomato pack:

Tomatoes contain “lycopene” which is an anti oxidant and hence helps in lightening the skin. It also keeps wrinkles away and provides a healthy glow.
  • Make a paste of a small tomato. To this add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and mix well.
Tomato pack
  • Apply this on the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Vegetable mix

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