Here are 5 homemade face pack recipes:
For tan removal
Take fresh aloe vera gel and add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of rose water. Apply the paste on affected areas and let it dry for about 30 minutes. You can also dab the cotton ball into the paste and apply over the affected areas. Wash with cool water and apply ice slowly over the areas. This will act as a perfect toner to close all your facial pores.
For skin lightening
In 2 teaspoons of the gram flour (besan), add a pinch of turmeric powder. Prepare a smooth paste by mixing with 1 teaspoon of pure rose water. Apply it on your face and leave it until dry. Rinse with cool water. Continue to do this for 30 days – twice a week to reduce blemishes, dark spots and tan.
A time-tested beauty ingredient and has been used for ages – Turmeric for skin lightening. This recipe was known to me from small through my grandma. It is also an antioxidant which protects the skin from the free radicals which cause wrinkles and fine lines.
For instant fairness
One teaspoon of tulsi powder and 2 teaspoons of neem powder, to this Add 2 teaspoons of multani mitti, few drops of the rose water and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend well until it turns into a smooth paste to obtain a thick consistency. For those of you with dry skin – you can add a few drops of olive oil to hydrate the skin. Before applying the pack, steam your face for 3 minutes to open up your facial pores and allow the pack to penetrate well into the skin. Apply it on your face and leave it until dry. Rinse with cool water.
Tulsi and neem herbal face mask revives dull skin, removes tan, evens skin tone and gives an instant glow to the face.
For anti ageing
Take 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and multani mitti. If you have sandalwood log at home you can grind fresh. Into this add a teaspoon of lemon and rosewater and form a smooth paste. Apply the pack on your face and leave it for 20 minutes until dry. Wash with cool water. At least do this twice a week for young looking skin.
The powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in sandalwood improve the blood circulation in the skin. Aids to detox the facial skin by getting rid of toxins and fights off the formation of free radicals which causes wrinkles. Thus, makes it an excellent source of anti ageing treatment.
For Clear Skin
In 2 teaspoons of yogurt, add 1 teaspoon of amla paste and half a teaspoon of honey. Blend well and apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it for 15 minutes until dry and rinse with cool water.
How to prepare Facial with Amla and tamarind
In 1 teaspoon of fresh tamarind paste, add 1 teaspoon of amla powder and mix well. Apply all over the face and scrub gently in circular motions. Rinse after 10 minutes with lukewarm water.
In Ayurveda, Amla is known to clear complexion, reduce pore size, pigmentation and dark spots. Since it gives an instant refreshing feeling, it’s ideal to use during summer.