January 7, 2010

DIY face masks for winter

Winter ushers in beauty ills such as peeling, dry patches, itching, roughness and chapped skin. Here are some ways of tackling it. You could also pamper your skin with some of these DIY nourishing face masks made from ingredients in your larder:
For oily skin:
Make a fine paste of ½ tsp cucumber/orange pulp, 1 tsp each of honey and almond powder, and 1 tbsp of curd. Apply on face, keep it on for 20-25 minutes and rinse off with water.
For dry skin:
Make a fine paste of banana pulp and 1 tsp each of honey and milk. It hydrates the skin.
For sensitive skin:
Take 1 tbsp papaya and mix 1 tsp each of honey and milk. This soothes the skin.
For all skin types:
Mix 1 tsp amla paste, 10-12 pure saffron strands and 1 tsp almond paste. Apply on face, keep on for half-an-hour, and wash off.
Apply almond oil or any oil rich in vitamin E. It keeps the skin supple and smooth.
(Guest Post by Smitha)

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  1. unknown4:39 PM

    Make a face mask of Black gram- 10 tsp ground to a paste mixed with 2 tsp tomato juice and 2 tsp curd. Heat it on a low flame for 2-3 min. Then cool and leave on your face for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
    - Exfoliate regularly.
    - Bleaching creams

  2. Anonymous4:41 PM

    I’m outside about 7 hours a day with the horses, and have dry skin to begin with. *sigh* This might sound odd, but I use Olive oil like crazy in the winter. Leave it on for ten minutes or so, then wash off with a gentle cleanser, like Cetaphil. Works like a charm wink

  3. unknown5:03 PM

    Since it’s winter, my skin has been really dry, but a couple days ago, I tried the Egg Yolk & Honey mask and after i toned and moisturized, my skin was smooth and soft and it has been a week and my skin hasnt been peeling!
    What you do is you separate the egg, if your face is dry, use the yolk, if your face is oily, use the white. So i used the yolk, and you add about 1 tsp. of honey (or 1 tsp. of lemon juice if your face is oily) and leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off! It works WONDERS!!!

  4. kamala8:40 AM

    If you have an oily skin, then make a pack outta sandalwood paste and little milk and apply it on face for 10 mins. If you have a dry skin, never use sandalwood paste cause it makes the skin more dry, instead u can make a paste of honey and cream and apply on your face for 15 mins. It does wonder to your skin!!!

  5. Nidhi8:42 AM

    1.Use Honey mixed with Lemon juice.
    2. Use Multtani Mitti mixed with rose water
    3. You can try tomato rubbed on the face
    4. You can even rub ice on the face
    5. Try cucumber , make a paste and apply on face till it dires.
    6. Use rice flour mixed with curd and rub on your face
    7. Milk used unboiled using a cotton all over the face acts like a cleanser
    8. You can use besan flour mixed with lemon

  6. Mukta8:43 AM

    Olive oil is usually used for the body massages and some times as an hair oil. u can mix besan with lil rose water and apply onto ur face, leave it for about 10min..u will find a fresh lok again with no dirt remaining.

  7. Sapna8:44 AM

    Take a hand full of basin and mix it with 2 spoons of milk, apply it on ur face,necketc. and leave it for 30 min. then wash it with only water. then apply some rosewater on ur face and after 15 min wash ur face.

  8. Sandhya8:45 AM

    I usually use Tamarind. Just mix it with a little bit of water and put it on. You can leave it for as long as u want. It will make ur face feels soft afterward and reduce any redness or swelling caused by pimples

  9. Praveena9:10 AM

    I loved your site esp coz of d presentation which makes it diff from the rest of the beauty blogs.


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