I love reading skin care blogs and this is probably my first official blog on skin care 🙂
Face mask is very much like a routine to me. It is a part of my weekly skin care. It shouldn’t come as a surprise though as every Indian girl knows the benefits of using natural ingredients into home made face masks. I have always seen my mother preparing different kind of face masks for both of us and then we would enjoy it together while sipping a glass of our favourite fruit juice.
I have learnt so many face mask recipes from her for all seasons around the year and I am so thankful to her for it. However, I completely get it that in the world of sheet masks and busy times, making your own DIY masks is definitely not an encouragement but truly it has abundant benefits to offer to your skin.
I personally love sheet masks too but whenever I get a chance I love making masks using natural herbal ingredients from my kitchen. After all fresh ingredients do make difference.
So without preaching much about it, I really want to share my most favourite 5 DIY face masks. The best thing is that you can use them at any time of the year and suitable to all skin types 😁
This one is for all chocolate lovers out there cause it tastes so good 😛
It works wonder on your face as exactly how chocolate feels in your mouth. It’s nourishing, hydrating and anti ageing mask. So all ladies out there trying to find a mask for anti ageing purposes, try this one out at least twice a week. I myself have tried and tested for few months now and I’m loving it already.
Mash half ripe avocado. Add 1 tbsp of organic cacao powder and 1 tsp of honey. Mix it well and apply this chocolatey mask all over your face and neck. Keep it for 35 minutes as it is not going to dry very soon.
Wash it off and apply moisturiser to lock all the goodness that your skin has just received.
Mum’s Favourite Mask
Yep this one is all Indian mothers’ favourite. Whenever I’m in doubt and/or in rush, I will quickly make this mask. This is the best for summer days but can also be used during cold days too.
I highly recommend this mask if you are looking for a healthy glow, want to remove a sun tan and get rid of uneven skin tone.
1 heaped tbsp chickpea flour or oats flour. Add a pinch of turmeric, 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt and 1 tsp of honey. Add few drops of olive oil if your skin is extremely dry and is needing extra dose of hydration.
Leave this on your face until it’s completely dry and wash it off with lukewarm water followed by cold water. Apply moisturiser of your choice straight away. This mask can be used every alternate days if you wish to 🙂
The only white mask I know and I do. Not just it looks fancy but also magical for your facial skin. This one focuses mainly on skin lightening and reducing uneven skin tone if used persistently.
Take 1 tbsp rice flour. Add 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tsp of honey. Please keep the consistency of this mask a bit runny or else it may get difficult to apply.
Leave it until you finish your coffee and wash it off to apply your favourite moisturiser.
All most all my mask recipes have yogurt in it and then I wonder why not to have just a yogurt mask. It has so many benefits to give it to our skin. Starting from adding that luminous glow to your face, help reducing sunburns, infections, acne and providing even tone and hydration.
Take 2 heaped tbsp of yogurt and just add few drops of lemon. If you have a sensitive skin you can replace lemon drops with hemp seed oil or rosewater. Leave it on your face for good 30 minutes and continue with the rest of skin care routine.
This mask will leave your skin soft and plump.
Enjoy your favourite fruit not just in your mouth but on face too at the same time. What I usually do is I choose a fruit to eat and one slice of it goes on my face 😛
My favourite picks are oranges and watermelon. You can use these fruits as cleanser or a quick face mask before you want to start your make-up for an event. It refreshes your face and helps to wake your skin up.
Either you can slice It up and rub on your face or simply make a juice and use a cotton to dab on your skin. Leave it for 15-20 mins and wash it off. For people with sensitive skin should mix honey if using orange fruit mask.
Tips – These masks have really been beneficial to my skin but it only works the best if applied regularly.
Also, I like to use all my face masks at night time so that I can lock all the benefits into my skin and that will stay there for all night to repair and rejuvenate my skin 🙂
Please feel free to be committed to any of these masks or all of them and I’m sure you will start seeing result in two weeks of time.
Hope to write more about my skin care routine in near future. Till then enjoy masking and like a lime ❤