Winter can take a serious toll on your skin, leaving it dry, cracked and devoid of moisture.
All the more reason for you to take extra care of it in this season and find simple, DIY options to bring back that glow. Banish those high-end expensive creams and potions – here’s a bunch of simple home remedies that can do the magic just as well:
1.Avocado and Honey mask
The buttery goodness of avocado makes it a wonderful option for a face mask. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it draws in moisture from the air and retains it in the skin. Mixed together, these two ingredients make a superb facial mask. Simple mix equal amounts of mashed avocado and organic honey into a thick paste and apply evenly on your skin. Leave to dry for about twenty minutes and then gently rinse off with warm water.
2.Curd and Gram flour
Teeming with anti-oxidants and good bacteria, curd makes skin soft, supple and radiant. To make a face mask, mix a small bowl of curd with a teaspoon of gram flour and mix into a smooth face. Spread onto the face, avoiding the eyes and wait for the mask to set for about half and hour.
3.Oatmeal Milk Mask
Oats targets skin problems from the core owing to its anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties. Mixed with a bit of milk and honey, it makes for a creamy face mask that’s sure to leave your skin glowing.
4.Banana Coconut Mask
This deeply nourishing blend combines the creaminess of banana with the essential oils of coconut. Highly recommended for extreme dry skin, you can either use the cream of fresh coconut or coconut oil and mix it with mashed banana to form a smooth paste. Apply on your face and rinse off with cold water.
5.Creamy Egg Mask
Eggs are a superb source of protein and can do wonders for your daily skin care routine. Separate the yolk and egg white and whisk together the yolk with a few drops of olive/ almond oil, honey, lime juice, orange juice and rosewater. The natural oils and honey provide essential moisturizing while the Vitamin C from the lemon and orange target blemishes and help to heal them.
6.Papaya Face Pack
The papain enzyme in papaya is a great exfoliate and can also help in reducing pigmentation. While many beauty remedies incorporate the pulp, it is in in fact the peel which contains the largest concentration. You can simply skin the papaya and rub the inside of the peel on your face, washing it off once it dries. For more intensive moisturizing, combine papaya pulp with aloe vera gel and rosewater for a fragrant, fruity face mask that will leave your skin richly nourished.
Incorporate these simple remedies in your daily or weekly skin care regime and we bet, your skin will thank you! Bask in the volley of compliments that are sure to follow.
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