Daily routines that involve constant exposure to pollutants have lead to common skin problems like dry skin, irritation or premature skin aging.
Extensive skin care treatments become difficult due to busy schedules. Read through the article and discover some easy homemade recipes to help nourish and improve your skin.
Egg and Glycerin Mask:
Whisk together 1 large egg white, about 1 1/2 tablespoon Honey and 1 tablespoon of Glycerin. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to this paste to make a smooth face mask. Apply it for 15 minutes before washing with cold water.
Egg whites have astringent properties that tighten the skin. Glycerine acts as a moisturizer for smooth skin. Honey helps rejuvenate the dry skin.
Banana and Honey Mask:
Add 2 tablespoons of Honey to 1 mashed Banana along with a few drops of olive oil to make an intensely nourishing and moisturizing face mask. Apply this mask evenly on the face for 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
Banana helps reduce the puffiness from a tired face, while olive oil is an excellent source of vitamin E.
Aloe Vera and Milk Mask:
Mix ½ cup of milk or 4 teaspoons of milk powder with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Add a few drops of rose water and few drops of almond oil to it. Apply it for 15 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera has healing properties that helps treat sun burns and rejuvenates the moisture of skin. Milk and Rosewater provide nourishment to skin.
Peach Love Mask:
Cut 2-3 peaches and rub the pulp on your face. You can also peel and blend the peaches to make pulp for smoother application. Apply this pulp for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
Peach helps in energizing dry skin, making it smooth and soft.
Mix 1/2 cup of cocoa powder with 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of honey to form a smooth paste. Apply on face and neck and leave it on for at least 15-20 minutes before washing with cold water.
Cocoa has antioxidants that help repair and rejuvenate skin cells. It also has Vitamin C that protects the skin keeping it healthy and fresh. Honey has antioxidants that slows down skin aging and moisturizes the skin.
Avocado and Brown Sugar Mask:
Mash 2-3 avocados and blend 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the crush. Wash your face with lukewarm water and scrub with the paste for 5 minutes. Leave the scrub for 10 minutes and wash with cold water and pat dry.
Avocados have Vitamin E and C and antioxidants that help reduce signs of aging like wrinkle and fine lines. Brown sugar acts as a scrub and helps in removal of dead skin cells.
Before applying any of these masks, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredient by doing a spot test on your skin.
Written By: Dr. C Motwani
Edited By: S. Soni