Is the lockdown period getting stressful for your skin? Is your skin acting up while you work from home? How we expected that staying at home, indoors, away from pollution will help our skin heal and look brighter. On contrary, we all are struggling with tired and dull skin which lacks lustre and glow. With that, sudden breakouts, dull and dry skin, chapped lips or stubborn blackheads, are other issues that we face.
Make an effective DIY face mask with readily available ingredients in the kitchen that suit your skin type and help correct the concern. The ones mentioned below have simple ingredients and easy preparation methods which are effective and less time-consuming.
1. Yoghurt And Multani Mitti Face Pack
2. Aloe Vera Face Pack
3. Coffee And Honey Face Pack
4. Yoghurt and Honey Face Pack
5. Yoghurt and Turmeric Face Pack
6. FAQs – Face Pack For Glow
Yoghurt And Multani Mitti Face Pack
This face pack works best for those with acne-prone skin. It not only helps brighten the skin but also make sure that the acne doesn’t get flared up. With acne-prone skin, it’s better to go with safe ingredients and do a patch test before using it all over the face. This mask has three simple ingredients that suit almost all skin types.
- 2 tablespoon yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon gram flour
- 1 teaspoon multani mitti
How To Use:
Mix all three ingredients and make a paste. Apply on a clean face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with water. It’s safe to use this face mask twice a week for better results.
Benefits: Yoghurt is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and zinc in gram flour help fight skin infections. This mask also helps in revealing a brighter complexion. Multani mitti (clay) absorbs excess oil and helps unclog pores.
Pro Tip: Make sure to do a patch test for Multani mitti as it could irritate a certain skin type.
Aloe Vera Face Pack
If you have oily skin and looking for instant glow and radiance, make sure that the face pack ingredients shouldn’t strip off the skin’s natural oil. It should only absorb excess oil giving it a matte finish. This face mask not only works on oily skin but also helps prevent acne by unclogging pores.
- 2 tablespoon fresh aloe vera
- 5-6 drops of lemon juice
How To Use:
Mix the ingredients well and apply generously on a clean face and neck. Let it dry completely till the skin starts to feel tight. Wash with water while massaging the face gently. Repeat this thrice a week; it might tingle a little which settles after the first few minutes.
Benefits: Aloe has many skin-benefiting properties, it fights bacteria and helps to maintain healthy skin. It also absorbs excess oil and helps reveal clear skin. Lemon is a natural source of vitamin C and has astringent properties which help fight pimples and gives a brighter skin tone.
Pro Tip: It’s better to take fresh aloe vera pulp than using the packed gel.
Coffee And Honey Face Pack
Who doesn’t like problem-free glowing skin? For this, it’s important to exfoliate the skin with gentle but effective ingredients.
- 1 tablespoon coffee
- 1 teaspoon honey
How To Use:
Mix the two and apply uniformly on the face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wet your hands and start massaging the face in circular motions. Wash off after a couple of minutes of exfoliation.
Benefits: Honey has anti-bacterial properties and is also a natural moisturiser. So while healing the skin, honey also provides deep moisturisation. On the other hand, caffeine (coffee), apart from being an exfoliator, helps reduce puffiness.
Pro Tip: If you are using coarse coffee granules, be gentle with exfoliation.
Yoghurt and Honey Face Pack
This face pack also suits those with dry and dehydrated skin. The power of honey nourishes the skin and well-hydrated skin automatically looks brighter and healthy. For constant hydration, there’s no better way than whipping up a mask at home. Dry skin can easily get inflamed, therefore, it’s important to use ingredients that are hydrating and gentle on the skin. A patch test is recommended.
- 1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon honey
How To Use:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply on a clean face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. You can decide the frequency depending on the condition of the skin.
Benefits: Yoghurt not only feels good on the skin but lactic acid and probiotics in it soften the dry skin and soothe the inflammation. Honey, as mentioned above, is anti-inflammatory and provides utmost moisturisation.
Pro tip: For ease of application, grind oatmeal and use it in powder form.
Yoghurt and Turmeric Face Pack
This face pack helps reduce inflammation, heals acne, regenerate skin cells and fight signs of ageing. Turmeric has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This mask can give you flawless, healthy skin with unmatched radiance. It’s best to be used before stepping out for a party. Naturally, radiant skin will give the makeup an uplift.
- 2 tablespoon plain Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of turmeric
How To Use:
Mix the two ingredients and apply the face pack onto the cleansed skin and massage gently while applying. Let it be on your face and neck for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Benefits: Turmeric is regarded as an ingredient that gives instant glow and radiance. It cleans the skin from within and its anti-inflammatory properties keep skin healthy and away from infections.
Pro Tip: Don’t go overboard with turmeric as it can stain the skin.
FAQs – Face Pack For Glow
Q. Do these face packs suit every skin type?
A. No, Just because it’s a kitchen ingredient and is considered safe, it’s not necessary that it suits every skin type. Different skin type reacts differently to each ingredient. It is therefore required to do a patch test before applying any of these face packs. If there’s any irritation, make sure to wash it off immediately, put on a soothing lotion or consult a dermatologist, if needed.
Q. Can we alternate between two or more face packs every week?
A. For any face pack to show long-lasting results, it’s important to use it continuously for at least three to four weeks. Changing to other remedies or alternating between two or more will not give benefits to any of the ingredients. The skin takes time to adjust to a particular routine and ingredient; changing it repeatedly is not beneficial for the skin.
Q. How many times a face pack should be used in a week?
A. If you are starting with a new one, make sure to take it easy and not overdo it. It’s better to do it every seven days in the beginning. Once your skin gets adjusted to it, you can move to two times a week. However, none should be done more than twice unless your dermatologist recommends anything specific.