Hello beautiful people!
How are you? If you are happy then I have some good news for you today to make you happier. Because today I will be sharing 5 homemade face pack recipes with you and each of the face packs can be made with less than five easily available ingredients. These face masks will help you to reduce some common skin worries like suntan and hyper-pigmentation. As these are completely home made you would not need to worry about harsh chemical content or toxic preservatives that are present in almost all store-bought face packs. You can use them not only for your facial skin but also for your body if you wish. With continuous usage of any specific pack presented here, you can improve your overall skin quality too. You just have to keep patience and maintain regularity. Within a few weeks you will be able to see considerable reduction in your suntan if you can avoid further tanning by taking some common precautions like using a good sunscreen. Those of you who are trying to reduce their hyper-pigmentation have to keep their patience intact for longer (for 4-6 months) as hyper-pigmentation can be quite stubborn. With these important points stated, let’s move to the ‘how to’ part to know more about the face packs.
Since ancient time sandalwood has been used to cater pigmentation related problems. The trick here is to combine it with correct ingredients and in correct proportions. I will share two face pack recipes with sandalwood. The first one is suitable for all skin types except oily skin whereas the second one works best for oily and sensitive skin.
Papaya-Sandalwood Mask: Take 3 tablespoon ripe papaya fruit paste (that is juice + pulp) in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder to it and mix both the ingredients well. If the mixture is too runny add a bit of gram flour (besan) or if it is too thick then add a few drops of milk. Apply this pack on your face and neck thickly. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Sandalwood-Honey Mask: This version of sandal wood pack is especially for oily skinned beauties. Take 2 teaspoon sandalwood powder. Add ½ teaspoon honey and a teaspoon full rose water to it. Mix all these together. The consistency should neither be too thick nor too runny (just enough water content to make the pack applicable evenly). You can add some multani mitti or fuller’s earth if you have super oily skin. Keep it on your face until it dries fully (more or less 15-20 minutes) and then wash off. Use short and circular scrubbing motion while removing the pack for extra benefits by mild exfoliation.
Tomato Face Pack
To make this pack we would use multani mitti or fuller’s earth as a binding agent because consistency wise, tomato juice is quite runny. To prepare this face mask we have to make a paste of a small-sized fresh tomato. With this add some finely powdered multani mitti. When you reach the desired consistency apply it to your tanned or pigmented skin.
Turmeric-Milk Powder Face Pack
To make this pack you have to take turmeric and milk powder in 1:3 proportions. Blend them well. Add your favourite cleansing milk to make a medium dense paste. Apply over your affected areas in thick and even layer. When the pack is semi-dry; scrub the entire area with gentle hands. Continue this scrubbing for 5 minutes and then wash off with water. If your facial skin is very oily then you should use face wash for removing the mask completely.
Mango-Wheat Flour Face Pack
With a clean cotton cloth take out the pulp from one ripe mango. Take 2-3 teaspoon of it in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoon full coarsely ground wheat flour to this. Mix both the ingredients well to make a smooth paste. Here the wheat flour taken should be coarsely ground for exfoliation purpose. Keep this pack for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes semi-dry. Finally wash your face with cold water after you have scrubbed your skin with this pack for 2 minutes. To get the best results use very ripe yellow coloured mango because it helps in collagen boosting.
These were a few tried and tested DIY packs. I have collected them from various sources (friends, sisters-in-law and aunts to be precise☺). Hope these will help to solve some of your tanning and pigmentation related issues.
Have you tried any DIY pack for solving skin problems like tan and pigmentation? If yes then do not forget to share.
Guest post by Sreeparna G.