Here, reader Vibha, shares with you some of her favorite homemade face masks. All these can be prepared from the lowly vegetables and fruits from your kitchen. Perfect for those who want to achieve a glowing complexion on a shoe-string budget.
Cucumber face mask
Smash cucumbers to a pulp and apply on face leaving on for 20 to 25 minutes. If your skin is too oily, add a little egg-white or a few drops of lemon juice to the cucumber pulp and leave on the face for 20 minutes. Don’t remove the mask by washing your face, simply peel it off and splash water over your face.
Egg white face mask
Beat egg whites until fluffy and add a little lemon juice and continue to beat for a few more minutes. Then apply it to the face with your fingers. After the mask dries up, rinse it away with cold water. (Also read: Eggs for beautiful hair)
Potato face mask
Cook potatoes in a pressure cooker and remove their skins. Mash the cooked potatoes and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one teaspoon glycerin. Immediately apply to face and cover your face with a thin clean, cotton cloth to hold in the heat. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply a good nourishing cream. This face mask is most suitable for dry skins and in winters.
Strawberry face mask
Smash 3 to 5 strawberries; add a little fresh cream and a tablespoon of honey and mix to form a paste. Apply after 20 minutes; then wipe off mask using cotton ball dipped in fresh milk. This type of mask is especially good for dry skin.
Carrot Face Mask
Add lotus root powder (available at any Ayurvedic stores) and raw egg yolk to freshly grated carrot and mix well. Apply to a clean face and let it stay on for 20 minutes. Then rinse off using lukewarm water. This face mask makes your skin smooth and silky soft.
Banana Face Mask
Mash one half of peeled banana and spread it on face using your fingers. After 20 minutes, rinse it off with milk diluted with a little water. This mask is good for all skin types.
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