Get glowing skin for Diwali with these homemade face packs
Diwali is a time for brightness, celebrations and merrymaking. The festival of lights signifies everything bright, right from home to clothes to light and YOU. Yes, among all this fun and excitement it is important to look good and glow. While the real glow comes from within, you can try some easy DIY tricks to retain that glow on the outside.
We bring you tried and tested homemade face packs that will help you shine this Diwali.
Banana honey pack for extra dry skin
If you have extra dry skin mash up a ripe banana, the riper the banana, the better as it will be easier to mash and will also make a smooth pulp. Add some honey and mix well. Apply it on your face and neck. Keep it for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Tomato for face pack
Tomatoes possess multiple skin care qualities. They are natural astringent that cleans the clogged pores of the skin thoroughly relieving it of pimples, acne etc. Tomatoes also help in shrinking enlarged pores form the skin and help in retaining moisture in the skin.
Take paste of 1 tomato and mix 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice in it. Apply it evenly on the face and wash off after 15 mins with lukewarm water. Instantly softer skin will be revealed.
Tomato and Olive oil face mask for dry skin
This pack is great for dry skin. Take freshly squeezed pulp of one tomato and mix in one tablespoon of olive oil(or coconut oil). Mix both the ingredients well and apply evenly on the face. Wash off after 20 minutes. This face pack works very well for flaky and dry skin.
Tomato and lemon juice face pack for oily skin
Due to its acidic nature tomato face packs are ideal for oily skin types. Tomatoes fight oiliness and shrink pores on skin while lemon is natural bleaching agent. This pack curbs the pimples and regular use will also lighten scars, blemishes, and pigmentation.Take paste of 1 tomato and mix 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice in it. Apply to the face and wash off after 15 mins with lukewarm water.
Goodness of honey and lemon for your skin. Mix equal portions of honey and lemon juice to make a thin paste. Apply on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. It may drip so be prepared for wiping. Rinse it off with cold water. This will bring a glow and also reduce blemishes and acne.
Yogurt and lemon juice face mask
Lemon and yogurt can be effectively used to soothe skin irritation. Lemon juice helps reducing blemishes and scars, while yogurt tightens the skin and shrinks pores. Both yogurt and lemon are natural bleaching agents. Take half a cup of yogurt, add to it a few drops of lemon juice and mix well. Apply on the skin and let it dry before washing off with water.
Potato Cucumber face mask
Both potatoes and cucumbers are well known for clearing skin naturally. Mix equal quantity of cucumber and potato pulp and use it as mask for around 15 mins. If you want you can squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into the pulp.
To get pulp: Blend washed and peeled raw potato and cucumber together. Use this pack for reducing pigmentation, age spots and removing tan. This cooling pack is also beneficial for soothing sunburns.
Papaya and Honey pack for dry skin
The papaya fruit is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that have immense benefits for the skin. The fruit nourishes dry skin providing hydration for the skin cells and restoring moisture from within. Regular application of papaya also prevents skin aging, wrinkles and age spots. Honey is a well known natural moisturizer. Together papaya and honey can help rejuvenate dry skin making it soft and supple. Mash a piece of rip papaya and mix it with 1-2 tsp of natural honey. Apply this smooth blend onto your skin for hydrating it instantly and improving skin tone. Wash after 15-20 mins.
Aloe Vera and Cucumber pack for hydrated skin
Aloe Vera is an excellent nourishing and hydrating agent. Scrape the translucent flesh out of Aloe Vera plant or take Aloe Vera gel and mix it with cucumber juice. Apply on face and other dried areas on your skin carefully. Let it stay for 20 mins and wash off with water. Use regularly to get flawless and well-hydrated skin.
A classic face pack for exfoliating skin, removing tan and softening skin naturally. Gram flour when mixed with curd helps in rejuvenating dry and dull skin, improving skin tone and adding a healthy glow to it. Take half a cup gram flour and add 1-2 tbsp of unsweetened curd to form a smooth paste. Apply on your face, hands and feet, let it dry and wash off with lukewarm water. You may also add a pinch of turmeric and/or 3-4 drops of lemon juice in the pack.
Milk and honey mask for instant glow
Eqyptian Queen Cleopatra was known to bathe in milk and honey. It is one of the best and simplest formulas to get that instant glow. Take a spoonful of honey and mix at least half cup of fresh milk in it(if it’s un-boiled, it’s better). Carefully apply this mask on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Be prepared to wipe of the dripping streams here and there. Wash off after 20 mins to discover a glowing you.
These are some quick recipes for getting fairer skin and natural glow on the face:
Apply cucumber juice with lemon juice to lighten your skin. This home remedy is very useful for making oily skin fair.
Cucumber juice mixed with honey is useful for making dry skin fairer.
Apply turmeric with honey and lemon to get fairer skin. Do not use this if have dark skin.
Try these 100% natural home recipes for getting that desired glow for Diwali and have a gala time with your friends and family.