During this coronavirus pandemic, the country is being asked to practice social distancing while staying under lockdown. Stores, salons, and restaurants are all closed in order to help fight the spread of the virus. Things don't feel so great, but there are small ways to find normalcy and practice self-care while self-isolating. And one of those ways is through DIY face masking.
If you want in on a major secret, then here it is. All the home-made face mask ingredients you need are secretly hiding in your kitchen cupboard. With DIY face masks, there's no need for fancy spa trips - at least, not for now. Now, you can sit at home and waste away your time, or you can create an at-home spa experience using all-natural ingredients while also saving money and time. So, scroll down below and check out our selection of DIY facemasks that can be made with simple ingredients from your kitchen.
Face masks. They're just as amazing at taking the stress out of a crappy day in the 'work from home' office as they are at banishing unsightly blemishes, minimising pores and zapping pimples. But instead of raiding all the online stores for your next mask fix, you might want to look a little closer to home. Many DIY face masks can be made with items found right in your pantry. The only thing you need to be aware of while creating an at-home face mask is how your skin reacts to various ingredients (So, if you're allergic to baking soda or honey, you might wanna steer clear of those!)
Without further ado, let's dive right into these DIY face masks!
One of the most easily available and potent ingredients for a face mask is a banana. It helps lighten dark spots and whitens the skin tone, all the while helping get rid of unwanted tan lines. Honey is a great moisturiser and lemon juice works as a great exfoliant on the skin. So, basically, this face mask is a cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturiser in one go.
Apart from being a cereal that helps lower cholesterol, oatmeal is also something that your skin surface will enjoy. Oatmeal contains anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe itchy, dry, and irritated skin. Oatmeal is also amazing for acne-prone skin as it absorbs sebum oil from the skin's surface. Add baking soda to the mix and voila! you have a legit face mask that will totally give you excellent results.
Turmeric is every Indian mother's secret to glowing, radiant skin. Therefore, every wedding's got a Haldi ceremony. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for literally thousands of years. It gains most of its healing powers from its concentration of curcumin, a super powerful antioxidant. Now, this one's special, as you get to mix turmeric, honey, and milk, but not for something to drink, but more like to apply on your face.
Aloe Vera is a fleshy, translucent plant, overflowing with vitamins like A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. This means that its radiance-boosting, skin-soothing, and hydrating properties are pretty much unrivalled. And the best thing is Aloe Vera is an ingredient that can be mixed with other ingredients or applied raw. Here are four DIY mask recipes that you'll like!
Okay, we've all had our mother's hand us a packet of Multani mitti when we've complained about a suntan from school activities. From getting smooth and supple skin to reducing dark spots and uneven skin tone – Multani mitti mixed with rose water has a solution for everything. So, it's worth a weekly masking try, don't you think?
Now, we've already established the benefits of both bananas and turmeric. Together, they not just destroy bacteria and fight acne, but are very potent for skin brightening and providing a natural glow. Here's how you can make an amazing banana and Tumeric mask.
When it comes to skincare, tomatoes are one of the most effective remedies for clear and clean skin. Slightly acidic in nature, tomatoes contain high contents of potassium and vitamin C; this transforms the dullest of skins and restores glow to the skin. Check out how to use tomatoes for a brighter, clearer skin.