Skincare Tips

#DIYBeauty: Masks To Try Out For A Glowing Skin On Your Wedding

Shivani Singh, 01 Dec 2019

Nobody ever said, that preparing for an Indian wedding was easy, then be it your own wedding or your relative's, you just can't put your feet up! Plus, thanks to either your overactive sebaceous glands or extremely dehydrated and flaky skin, you're always on an exhaustive search for a remedy for 'natural glow'. While pampering yourself at a salon is always an option, it isn't something to be repeated every week. How would you feel if we told you that you could try out these simple recipes and pamper yourself with the perfect homemade face mask every once or twice a week? You'd not only retain your natural glow but also work on your fine lines, blackheads and clogged pores. Here are a few of our favourite DIY beauty masks that you can make in a jiffy, with just simple ingredients from your kitchen.
 

DIY Masks According To Your Skin Type To Use Before Your Wedding

1. Oily Skin

If your skin is super oily, then there is probably no amount of mattifying primer or setting powder that can stop your makeup from melting by the time you finish your drinks and hit the lunch table. There is no changing how your natural skin works. However, it is possible to control the way it functions, like reducing the excess sebum produced by your sebaceous glands. So, we've pulled together some oil-absorbing, pore-tightening and skin cleansing DIY face masks that work amazing for oily skin. 

Eggs, Oats & Honey Mask

Ingredients

Egg White- 1

Honey- 1 Tsp

Ground oats- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Whisk the egg white with honey until thorough;y combined and frothy.

2. Stir in the ground oats until you have a paste-like consistency. 

3. Apply all over your face and neck, avoiding the eyes. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. 

4. Follow with a toner and oil-controlling moisturiser. 

Clay, Charcoal, Green Tea & Lemon Mask

Ingredients

Bentonite Clay- 2 Tbsp

Activated Charcoal Powder- 1 Tbsp

Green Tea- 1 Tsp

Lemon Juice- 1Tsp

Instructions

1. Brew the green tea with about 100 ml water and leave it to cool. 

2. Combine the clay and charcoal in a bowl and gently stir in the green tea and lemon juice. 

3. Add more green tea if the consistency is too thick. 

4. Use a wooden spoon for mixing, as metal can affect the potency of the clay and charcoal. 

4. Apply the mask all over your face, avoiding the eyes, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes (or until it dries). 

5. Wash off with lukewarm water and follow with toner and moisturiser. 

Banana, Yogurt & Turmeric Mask

Ingredients

Banana (mashed)- Half

Yoghurt- 1 Tbsp

Turmeric- 1 Tsp

Instructions

1. Mash half a banana with a fork and stir in the yoghurt and turmeric. 

2. Apply a thick layer of the mask all over the face and leave for 20 minutes. 

3. Wash your face with warm water and follow with toner and oil-controlling moisturiser. 

 

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2. Dry Skin

With this skin type, dry patches and flaky skin refuse to go away, even after applying an entire bottle of moisturizer. It is essential to deeply moisturise, exfoliate and tone religiously, in order to improve the texture of your skin. Applying a highly moisturising face mask that can be created with simple ingredients found in your garden can be extremely helpful to treat your dry skin issues. 

Coconut & Honey Mask

Ingredients

Virgin Coconut Oil- 2 Tbsp

Raw Honey- 1/4 cup

Lavender Essential Oil- 2-3 drops

Instructions

1. Take the coconut oil, raw honey and lavender oil in a bowl and whisk until combined. 

2. Apply evenly all over the face and neck, and keep for 15-20 minutes. 

3. Wash it off with warm water and follow with a moisturiser to lock in the hydration. 

Chandan Face Mask

Ingredients

Sandalwood Powder (Chandan)- 1 Tbsp

Coconut Oil- 1/4 Tsp

Rose Water- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until evenly combined. 

2. Apply all over the face evenly and let it sit for 15 minutes.

3. Wash off with cool water. Follow with a hydrating toner and moisturiser. 

Banana, Honey & Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients

Ripe Banana- 1/2

Honey- 1 Tbsp

Olive Oil- 1 Tsp

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste.

2. Apply all over your face and rinse after 10 minutes. 

3. You can add a teaspoon of almond oil or Vitamin E oil for added glow. 

 

3. Combination Skin

Having combination skin means oily and dry patches all over and more than occasional acne breakouts. People with combination skin suffer from the pros and cons of both the other skin types and dealing with them can be quiet a hassle. Therefore, it's best to try on homemade masks that combine the goodness of ingredients required to counter the oiliness and the dryness of this skin type. 

Mint & Yogurt  Mask

Ingredients

Yoghurt- 3 Tbsp

Mint Leaves- 1 sprig

Chamomile Flower- 1/2 tsp

Instructions

1. Blend the ingredients together evenly. 

2. Apply evenly all over your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. 

3. Rinse with warm water.

Bentonite Clay & Milk Mask

Ingredients

Bentonite Clay Powder- 1 Tbsp

Milk- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl. 

2. Apply evenly all over your face and neck and keep it on for 10-15 minutes or until it dries.

3. Rinse it off with warm water.

Papaya, Milk & Honey Face Mask

Ingredients

Papaya (ripe)- 1/2 cup

Milk- 1 Tbsp

Organic Honey- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mash papaya and combine all the ingredients. 

2. Apply evenly all over your face. 

3. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

 

4.  Normal Skin

Possibly the best skin type, normal skin is essentially well-balanced skin, where the pores are refined and the skin is not prone to sensitivity. However, normal skin types are still prone to general dullness and occasional sun tan. The DIY masks below are just a few that we believe to be effective and can be used to get rid of the occasional skin problems. 

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Cocoa, Avocado & Honey Mask

Ingredients

Avocado- 1 quarter

Cocoa Powder- 1 Tbsp

Honey- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients into a fine paste.

2. Apply it all over your skin and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

3. Wash off with warm water and follow with toner and moisturiser.

Yoghurt, Orange & Aloe Mask

Ingredients

Yoghurt- 1 Tbsp

Orange Juice- 2 tsp

Aloe vera gel- 1 tsp

Instructions

1. Mix the yoghurt, aloe vera and orange juice into a fine paste.

2. Apply all over your skin and neck and let it sit for 10 minutes.

3. Wash off with warm water and follow with moisturiser.

Banana, Whipped Cream & Vitamin E Mask

Ingredients

Banana- 1/2

Whipped Cream- 1/4 cup

Vitamin E Capsule- 1

Instructions

1. Mash the banana and mix with whipped cream. Open the shell of the vitamin e capsule and add the liquid inside into the mask. 

2. Apply it all over your face and neck for 10-15 minutes.

3. Wash off with cool water, followed by toner and moisturiser that suits you best. 

 

5. Acne-Prone Skin

Though every human gets acne when they hit puberty, some, unfortunately, carry it forward into adulthood. Skin that is severely prone to acne is reactive towards certain things, and can easily be affected by pollution as well. Acne-prone skin requires extra attention and therefore the ingredients needed to soothe it should not only be gentle but also effective. 

Turmeric & Honey Mask

Ingredients

Turmeric-1/2 Tsp

Honey- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix turmeric with honey and apply all over your face in a thin layer. 

2. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.

3. Rinse off with warm water and tone and moisturise your skin after. 

Honey, Oat & Whole Milk Mask

Ingredients

Ground Oats- 3 Tbsp

Whole Milk- 1 Tbsp

Organic Honey- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Blend the oats, milk and honey into a fine paste.

2. Apply it for 15 minutes and wait until dry. 

3. Rinse with warm water and apply moisturiser after. 

Multani Mitti & Rose Water Mask

Ingredients

Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth)- 1 Tbsp

Rose Water- 1 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix Multani mitti with rose water and apply it over your face and neck.

2. Leave it on until it dries then wash off with warm water. 

3. Repeat this mask twice a week. 

4. Ensure that you tone and moisturise well after this mask because it is a drying mask. 

 

6. Sensitive Skin

The amount of people born with sensitive or highly reactive skin is less. Whether it's a change of weather or a change in your skincare regimen, sensitive skin can be affected by a wide variety of emotional and environmental factors. If you're someone who suffers from skin sensitivity, then there aren't many ingredients out there that can be used on your skin without making it go ballistic. 

Honey & Cooked Carrot Mask

Ingredients

Cooked Carrots- 2/3 cup

Honey- 1 to 2 Tsp

Instructions

1. Make a smooth paste of the cooked carrots and honey in a blender.

2. Apply the pack for 10-15 minutes and wash it off once it dries off with warm water.

3. Follow with toner and moisturiser. Repeat the pack every week for consistent results. 

Oatmeal & Yoghurt Mask

Ingredients

Yoghurt- 2/3 Tbsp

Honey- 1 Tbsp

Oatmeal- 2 Tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix the yoghurt, honey and oatmeal in a bowl to form a paste.

2. Apply the pack and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.

3. Wash it off with warm water, followed by toner for sensitive skin and moisturiser. 

Fresh Aloe vera & Matcha Powder Mask

Ingredients

Fresh Aloe vera/ Aloe vera gel- 2 Tbsp

Matcha Powder- 1 Tsp

Instructions

1. Mix the ingredients into a fine paste.

2. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. 

3. Follow this with a moisturiser and repeat the pack once a week. 

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Like our favourite DIY masks? Let us know your favourites in the comment below!