June 14, 2007

Face masks to lighten blemishes

A complexion, petal soft, flawless and that which exudes radiance is the dream of every woman. But very few possess it. Ugly scars and blemishes which tend to prop up due to various reasons prove to be a pain in the neck for teenagers and twenty-somethings. These three homemade masks are especially for those troubled by bothersome blemishes - economical yet efficacious they will lighten the blemishes on your facial skin considerably and over a period of time give you the peaches and cream complexion which you have always longed for.

Olive oil mask

Ingredients:
½ tsp olive oil
¼ tsp lemon juice

Method:
Mix the two ingredients well. Apply it all over your face and let it remain for 15-20 minutes before washing off.

Mint (pudina) mask

Ingredients:
1 sprig mint leaves
1 tsp rose water

Method:
Wash and grind the mint leaves to a smooth paste using rose water. Apply it all over your face and keep it on for a couple of hours if you really want to reap the benefits of this mask. Then wash off.

Orange juice and milk mask

Ingredients:

Orange juice – 1 tsp
Milk – 1 tbsp

Method:
Mix the two ingredients well and apply the mixture all over your face for around 15-20 minutes. Then wash off.




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56 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:50 AM

    If you have dark spots or scars on your face from a breakout or suffered from any unwanted darkening of the skin. Try ZENMED Scar Treatment Kit, after using 8 to 10 times acne scars appear lighter and less visible. Another quality skin care product from Zenmed. Try it once and see the difference

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  2. With aging, the human face experiences premature wrinkles and aging, along with fine lines on the face. This is why it is necessary to follow a good skin care regimen where you have to use good quality products having active ingredients. With the help of a face mask, it is possible to boost the skin, and negate stress that everyday life brings to your lives. The face pack not only contains a high percentage of active ingredients but also helps in the removal of impurities and provides the skin with a fortifying lift to help enhance the quality and texture of the skin

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  3. A homemade mask is a great way to lighten your skin and a good excuse to kick back on the couch. Try using one once a week. Use one tablespoon of each of the following: sandalwood paste, lemon juice, tomato juice, and cucumber juice. Mix them all together to form a paste. Spread the mixture on your face and wait until it dries. Rinse and moisturize for a natural glow.

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  4. Samruddhi9:02 AM

    Face or body masks. help to make your skin healthy and glowing, remove any impurities and improve the texture. Beside this good skin care masks also help to negate the effects of time from our face by removing any fine lines and age spots. By regularly applying an effective face mask you can also enhance your complexion and boost your looks.

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  5. Pavitra10:04 AM

    I will try the yogurt one! I also recommend putting olive oil on your skin and lips. My skin is very oily but it doesn't break out after it. Honey messes my skin up though:(

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  6. Shivani8:39 AM

    I gotta try that one, too!

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  7. Priya3:35 PM

    After-bath application of almond oil is undoubtedly a great treat for the skin – the suppleness and glow it brings to the skin is unmatched by even the very best of moisturizers.

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  8. Rohini3:45 PM

    i have started developed blemishes since two years back and it becomes difficult to remove them now even after taking medications.please advice

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  9. Sunanda10:21 AM

    This was really a helpful post and also very interesting. I have a friend who has acne scars problems so i give her the link and she also find the post very interesting. Thanks.

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  10. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Your skin is a barrier protecting you against all those invaders from outside. If you go washing it with really hot water, hoping that you'll beat the spots, then you're wrong. You're just going to damage the skin and lose out to those external invaders thanks to weaker skin. Accept that your spots are caused by hormones, and adjust your diet - less sugars etc. The damage from internal reasons is unavoidable if it's from the hormones, so you must accept it. All you can do is avoid damaging the skin, and as a result, you'll lessen the chance of scarring it and leaving it more vulnerable to invaders - which will cause boils and terrible puss spots.When washing, try a gentle foaming face wash with Witch Hazel in it. Don't be hungry for quick results, so don't dispense so much that it covers your face like shaving foam! Do this, once with your shower, then, if you need it, moisturize with E45 lotion. I find the light body milk one very useful. This will prevent cracking and soreness, and won't clog you up. You'll look much fresher, cleaner, and your skin will breath good. Remember, don't use too much. Don't use so much you shine horribly, or you'll just clog up again, thus need another wash.Take it easy, wash calmly once in the shower (don't care about night as a full day to recover from the abrasion of washing is necessary for the skin), then let your body heal the skin.

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  11. Shakti9:28 AM

    Egg yolks are high in vitamin A and lecithin which is great for healing blemishes. The yolk and honey both have emulsifiers which are great for clearing up oily skin. And once you add whole milk and olive oil those dry skin cells and blemishes don’t stand a chance!

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  12. Saroj9:02 AM

    "I can’t afford expensive face products and some of your facial masks are SO cheap to make. I enjoy the masks, thanks!”

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  13. Chandana10:47 AM

    Using a facial mask once a week or so is a great way to take care of your skin.

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  14. Meera8:38 AM

    I would recommend a cream with vitamin E oil, it helps reduce notice of scars and stretch marks. You can find it at your local drug store. I use Palmer's Cocoa Butter for my scars on my legs =]

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  15. Anonymous3:36 PM

    my skin is prone to the occasional (very very occasional) break out. i prefer to use mary kay's velocity line... but when i cant get that, i use neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser. my younger sister who had worse acne than i ever had tried using proactive and it didn't work. so, she tried the acne free program and now her face is really clear. she only used the face wash. depending on how sensitive your skin is, you might want to try using all 3 products. the acne free program can be purchased at walmart, if i am correct. and i get my neutrogena from walmart

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  16. Snehalata10:23 AM

    Take some tulsi (basil) leaves, grind it and squeeze them to get the juice. Mix this tulsi juice with lime juice and massage it on your face and neck for 10-15 minutes. You will definitely find the results in 15 days.

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  17. Janhavi9:35 AM

    There is no quick fix, miracle drug or magic bullet to cure your acne. Treating acne effectively often involves a variety of methods including, dietary changes, proper skin care, and relaxation techniques.

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  18. Namita3:29 PM

    Acne scar prevention is quite simple. Severe cases of acne should never be left untreated. Cystic acne is the most prevalent in causing scar. Visit a dermatologist so he can figure out the best method to treatment of your acne. He/She may choose to inject a corticosteroid into a cyst to decrease the inflammation if it appears bad enough to cause a scar. Avoid rupturing pimples at all costs. Rupturing the wound will dramatically increase the possibility of scars. Squeezing or picking at a spot will also make an infection worse.

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  19. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Kojic acid is another substance that has shown some success in inhibiting pigment production in the skin

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  20. unknown8:27 AM

    If you want to get rid of normal scars, you should apply hydro cortisone. It may burn a little, but that is only because it is killing the bacteria. Also, rubbing some vitamin E on scars works.

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  21. 100 % pure vitamin E oil. You can get it at your local health food store. Also, 100% pure cocoa butter stick. Use both alternating daily, especially after a shower.

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  22. Ranjeet4:20 PM

    Vitamin E rubbed into the skin helps considerably in reducing scars.

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  23. Kalyani4:36 PM

    A good facial mask its making a tomato scrub...get a tomato and cut it whit a knife at the top so it will look like a scrub then get sugar i will suggest white sugar and dab your tomato scrub in the sugar and apply in your face in a circular motion let it it dry for about 10 minutes...rinse it off and your skin should feel clean and fresh...

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  24. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Put on a high SPF sunblock lotion 30 min. before stepping outside

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  25. Anonymous9:33 AM

    coconuts extract is used in NARS Body Glow (the shimmering counterpart to NARS Monoï Body Glow II-both have the same scent).

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  26. Kaushik9:33 AM

    Borex is a skin-lightening favorite from the nineteenth century. Mix ¼ cup borax with 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a glass jar. Cover and let stand for 48 hours. Once each day, stir the mixture and rub a spoonful on your discolored skin.
    “Glycerinated Lotion of Borax” was used as daily wash to render the skin equisitely soft and white. Mix 1 teaspoon powdered borax with 2 tablespoon glycerin and ¾ cup rose water.

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  27. Chaitra10:33 AM

    Peach Mask:
    1 Peach, ripe, peeled, pitted
    1 Egg white
    Whip the peach and egg white together in a blender until smooth. Gently pat the mixture all over your face. Relax for 30 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.

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  28. Abhishek4:23 PM

    If you want to get rid of normal scars, you should apply hydro cortisone. It may burn a little, but that is only because it is killing the bacteria. Also, rubbing some vitamin E on scars works.

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  29. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Hydroquinone: This is a very common component in skin lightening creams in the United States. While some question its safety, many believe it is safe in low concentrations. It is available over the counter at a two percent concentration - all higher concentrations should be prescribed by a dermatologist and its use should be monitored and supervised by a professional.

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  30. Urmila9:39 AM

    Rub a piece of lemon over your skin while bathing. Do it regularly and your skin will lighten up.

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  31. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Hydroquinone: This is a very common component in skin lightening creams Vitamin C: This is a very reliable ingredient that has been used for many years to help lighten the skin. Vitamin C also has the added benefit of keeping skin nice and healthy which helps prevent signs of aging.
    Azelaic acid: This ingredient is often prescribed for rosacea, but can be used by anyone who is interested in lightening the color of the skin. This is an extract of grains that is applied topically – often via prescription.There are several natural extracts which can be used in a skin lightening cream. There are too many to list here completely, but be aware that many extracts can be found in skin lightening products. For example, licorice and mulberry extract are effective at helping to lighten areas of the skin.

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  32. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Nutmeg and honey: for acne scars
    Aspirin and water: for acne treatment and exfoliation
    Oatmeal and milk and sugar: acne scars, oily skin
    Watermelon slices: feels nice and soothing for skin
    Chrysanthemum flowers soaked in sugar water: disinfection for acne, clear complexion
    Egg white: reduces appearance of pores
    Egg yolk and lemon: tightens skin
    Honey: moisturizing effects

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  33. how to remove the patches on my face?

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  34. Smitha9:47 AM

    what kind of patches you have on your face please mention the details if you want me to help you,are they pigmentation or some other patches ?

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  35. Durga4:11 PM

    The skin of a person is dark because of genetic reasons, exposure to sunlight and age. This color of the skin depends on the amount of pigment melanin. If you go out in the sun during the day, the skin will get tanned. Most home remedies will remove the skin tan only 2-3 after you stop going out. Use a face pack consisting of cucumber juice, lemon juice and some rose water or you can also try a face mask with honey and lemon juice. These face packs or face masks have to be used for some time, at least for a week for noticeable results.

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  36. The consistent use of coconut water (nariyal ) rids the face of a tan also the use of nariyal makes the skin soft and supple .

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  37. Not all skin whitening products are good for your health though. The one that I use is the 10X Gel from Tonique it is natural and will get rid of your tan safely.

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  38. Vinuta12:08 PM

    I have blemishes and wrinkles also. If anyone has any good advice, i would like to know about it.

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  39. It seems to be a very common problem, having oily skin and blemishes. well i am trying lately this home remedies; egg white to control oily skin and honey for blemishes. i have already tried it for about two weeks and my skin condition seems to be better. i hope these will work for you, too.

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  40. mask for you which will leave your face fresh and glowing.
    2/3 cup fresh papaya, mashed
    15 oz. can pure pumpkin
    1 egg, beaten

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  41. Deepali10:45 AM

    Get a small bowl. Put in a dime size amount of your body wash, it should be moisturizing, not see-through (should be lotiony). Put in another dime size amount of your conditioner (not see-through, should be lotiony too). Add some acne soap and a squirt of face lotion. Mix with your hands and apply

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  42. Amrita10:13 AM

    Hydroquinone is the best skin bleacher. That is pretty much the most effective method right now.

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  43. Mix the juice of 1 lime in to a bowl of milk. Set it aside for some time. Once it curdles, apply the mixture all over the face and let it dry. Wash off. This treatment not only moisturizes and smoothens the skin, but it also cures pimples and scars.

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  44. Mohini10:04 AM

    NOTHING IS BETTER THAN NATURAL WAYS ! ;O

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  45. Amulya8:46 AM

    For my acne scars i use juniperberry.I rub it into the spots at night and after doing this for awhile have noticed such an improvement.

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  46. Alaka8:59 AM

    Use an exfoliating scrub, exfoliating peels, and exfoliating sponges. there are sponges for your face as well as your body. When you exfoliate your skin, youre rubbing away dead, tanned skin cells, revealing a new skin cells over time with your natural, lighter skin color. the skin on your face will have an easier time becoming lighter because the skin is thinner, so its easier to reach a new layer, as opposed to trying to exfoliate thick skin like your back. just wear sunscreen and try to stay out of the sun from now on. you can also try some brightening serums that contain vitamin C.

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  47. Have a facial at least four times per year. Your skin changes with the seasons and getting a fresh start will make a significant difference.

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  48. Soumya12:09 PM

    Make a natural bleaching mask to lighten skin. Steep one teaspoon dried fennel in one cup of boiling water for at least one hour. Strain the herbal material from the water, and add one tablespoon buttermilk. Apply directly to the skin and allow the mask to remain on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

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  49. Use lemon to lighten skin naturally. Soak one slice of lemon in ½ cup whole milk for about 15 minutes. Remove the lemon slice and pat the milk onto the skin. Leave overnight, and wash the skin thoroughly in the morning. This is an easy way to lighten skin naturally, and can be used nightly, as desired.

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  50. Use oatmeal and tomato juice to lighten skin naturally. Both of these food items have slight bleaching properties. Combine one part oatmeal with one part tomato juice, and apply directly to the skin. Leave the mixture on for at least 20 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly. This treatment can be repeated up to three times daily, as necessary.

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  51. make your skin brighter, glowing and soft you can:use facial masks. These can help to refresh and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it soft and glowing. Also, use these once every week.

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  52. Anonymous10:16 AM

    I've only used the Lady Soma Antioxidant Berry Masque twice so far, but I've already seen results! I have very sensitive combination skin so the Lady Soma skincare products are perfect for me becuase they focus on leveling the Ph levels in your skin. I use the face masque at night before bed and the next morning most of my blemishes are already cleared up! Its definitely effective and smells good!

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  53. Prachi9:48 AM

    honey - as honey is a natural acne fighter, because it actually kills the bacteria that cause acne. You can apply pure honey to your problem pimples after thoroughly cleansing your skin. Keep the honey on your skin for ten minutes, then rinse off. Take care though, this natural acne treatment that will make your pets want to lick your face

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  54. Rekha2:28 PM

    The easiest way to keep your skin glowing is to drink lots of water. Water eliminates toxins from the body and gives you a soft and supple skin.

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  55. Reshmi2:30 PM

    I sip on coconut water for a healthy and glowing complexion. Coconut water keeps you hydrated and contains antioxidants that help keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

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  56. Roopali3:11 PM

    apply a paste of besan and cucumber juice on your face and leave it for few minutes till it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this pack regularly, as it will help in removing blemishes. It will also help in tightening of the pores.

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