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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Face Packs for Dry Skin

Dry skin issues usually revolve around moisture. Dry skin’s thirst for moisture is quenched by keeping the body hydrated and applying plenty of moisturisers. People with dry skin suffer from scaly and rough skin. Applying moisturisers does help but sometimes skin asks for more hydration which creams or moisturisers fail to deliver. To improve the texture of skin, face masks and scrubs work wonderfully.

Natural homemade Face Packs work amazingly to improve the condition of dry skin. Natural face packs do not possess harmful chemicals, impose no side-effects and are cost effective. You just need a few items from your kitchen and your face pack will be ready in a few minutes. 

Here is a list of 5 Natural Face packs for Dry Skin -

1. Banana, Honey and Olive Oil Face Pack

Honey is an excellent ingredient to lock moisture in skin while banana and olive oil fight free radicals which cause ageing and damage. Olive Oil also regulates sebum production in skin. This face pack nourishes the dry skin deeply and improves the texture.

Ingredients Required-

- 1/2 Banana
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Olive Oil

Method of Preparation 

Mix all the three ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply this pack on your face and neck. Leave it for 10-15 min. After that, wash it off with plain water and apply moisturiser.

2. Yogurt and Honey Face Pack

Yogurt has many benefits for skin one of which is the moisture retaining property. Yogurt locks in moisture in skin and nourishes it. 

Ingredients Required-

- 2 tsp Yogurt
- 1 tsp Honey

Method of Preparation

Mix Yogurt and Honey well to make a paste. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave it for 15 mins. Lastly, wash it off with plain water.

3. Almond and Rose Water Face Pack

Almonds are enriched with Vitamin E which effectively removes dryness. Rose Water consists of Anti-Oxidants which helps fight ageing. Rose Water also hydrates and revitalises skin.

Ingredients Required-

- 8 Almonds
- 2 tsp Rose Water

Method of Preparation

Soak Almonds in water overnight. Grind Almonds and add Rose Water to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 20 mins. After that, wash your face with water.

4. Aloe Vera Gel and Cucumber Face Pack

Both Aloe Vera Gel and Cucumber revitalises and hydrates skin making it soft and supple. 

Ingredients Required-

Aloe Vera Gel

Method of Preparation

Grate Cucumber and add Aloe Vera Gel to it. Apply this paste and leave it on for 20 mins. Wash it of with plain water.

5. Milk Cream Face Pack

This face pack does not require special preparation or ingredients. Only Milk cream is needed. Milk cream is beneficial in adding softness and moisture to skin. It also removes tanning and dryness.

Ingredients Required-

- Milk Cream

Method of Preparation

Apply Milk Cream to face and neck. Leave it on for 15 mins and wash off with plain water.

Regular application of these Face Packs (At least twice a week) will address all the dry skin issues. Your skin will become smooth, soft and youthful within weeks. So go ahead and try these face packs.

Take Care and Keep Blinging.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Benefits of Coconut Water for Skin

Coconut Water is loaded with nutrients which are indispensable for healthy body and skin. Coconut water has carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium with only minute concentration of fat.

Coconut Water has infinite health benefits. It provides essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium to body. These minerals maintain healthy heart, proper muscle function and blood volume. Also, it instantly boosts energy.

Apart from the ample of health benefits, Coconut Water is a miracle skin drink as well. It helps in maintaining youthful and problem free skin in many ways. Read on to know more.

  • It hydrates skin from within and makes skin soft, supple and glowy.
  • It provides antioxidants which protects the skin against free radicals and toxins.
  • It reduces stress which directly impacts the skin. Calcium and Magnesium in coconut water helps in muscle relaxation. 
  • It helps to fight wrinkles and fine lines. Protein ‘Cytokines’ present in coconut water helps in cell growth thereby causing anti-ageing effect.
  • It prevents acne and blemishes. 
Lately, Coconut is being used in many beauty products and for all good reasons. It is natural, has no side-effects and low cost. Drinking a glass of Coconut Water daily will definitely give you good skin and overall good health. So, go ahead and enjoy this tasty drink.

Take care and keep blinging.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Face Packs for Skin Brightening

Homemade face packs miraculously bring back your original complexion and fade away blemishes, dark spots or acne marks. Natural skin brightening masks are easy to prepare, cost-effective and devoid of harmful chemicals. Usually skin brightening products available in the market contains bleach which has adverse effect on skin in the long run. Natural face packs can be applied just once or twice a week. Here are four homemade face packs for skin brightening which are suitable for oily, combination as well as dry skin-

1. Turmeric, Milk, Honey and Gram Flour Face Mask

Turmeric is an age old skin beautifying remedy. No wonder, Turmeric is included in so many skincare/beauty products nowadays.

Method of Preparation- 

Take 2 tsp of Gram flour in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder, 1 tsp of Lemon juice and 1 tsp of Milk to make a paste. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for 15 min. Finally wash it off with water and pat dry.

2. Honey and Lemon Face Mask

Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C and Citric Acid which are responsible for fading dark spots and pigmentation thereby giving an overall brightening effect.

Method of Preparation-

Take 2 tsp of Honey and add 1 tsp of Lemon juice to it. Mix well and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 15 min and pat dry.

3. Potato Pulp Face Mask

Potato has mild bleaching property. With regular use of this face mask tanning, blemishes and dark spots will disappear from the skin.

Method of Preparation-

Peel and grate half a medium sized potato to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20 min. Wash it off with water and pat dry.

4. Curd and Dry Orange Peel Face Mask

Orange Peel is highly effective in removing sun tan and dark spots from skin and imparts an overall glow to face. Curd removes pigmentation, fine lines, dark spots and moisturises skin.

Method of Preparation-

Dry Orange Peel in sun or indoors. Take 1 tsp of Orange Peel Powder and add curd to it to make a paste. Apply it on your face for 15 min. Wash it off with water and pat dry.

Regular use of these face packs will remove sun tan, dark spots, blemishes and pigmentation. After a few days you will notice a bright glow on your face. So go ahead, try these face packs.

Take care and Keep Blinging.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Natural Face Cleanser - Gram Flour

Importance of a good face cleanser cannot be emphasised enough for keeping the skin problem free and youthful. Depending on the skin type, there are plenty of options available. Generally, face cleansers are loaded with harsh chemicals and soap which does more harm than good to skin. Harsh face cleansers strips away moisture, react on sensitive skin and may cause ageing. 

Natural face cleansers, such as Gram flour, thoroughly deep clean the face without harming skin. Moreover, the natural ingredients adds glow, moisturise and clears skin problems.

Chickpea flour or Gram flour is cheap and easily available in grocery stores. It removes excess oil (or sebum) and impurities from pores without drying. It also removes tan, clears pimples, brightens as well as moisturise skin. It can be mixed with various natural ingredients to make various types of face packs.

Gram flour cleanser is ideal for oily skin but people with combination and dry skin can also use it.  It efficiently removes oil, dirt and impurities from skin and adds glow.

Method of Preparation-

Take 2 tsp of Gram flour and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply it to your face just like a face wash. Gently massage your face with the paste in circular motion for about 30 sec. Wash it off with plain water and pat dry. Now, you can go ahead with your daily routine of toning and moisturising. 

Use this cleanser every morning. Regular use of Gram flour will clear your skin from pimples and blemishes thereby making it glow. Do try this natural cleanser and enjoy its benefits.

Take Care and Keep Blinging. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Coffee and Honey Scrub

Home-made scrubs work amazingly to obtain clean and clear skin. One of the biggest advantages of homemade skincare products is that you know what you are putting on your skin. And of course, they are cost-effective. Homemade scrubs and face packs are loaded with natural ingredients which efficiently deep cleans the skin and makes it glow. 

Coffee and Honey scrub is a great for brightening, smoothening and reversing the signs of ageing. This scrub is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin. But if you have sensitive skin, you should do a patch test first to see how your skin will react to this.

Benefits of Coffee for Skin-

Lately, many cosmetic brands are incorporating extract of coffee into many skin care products. Coffee is loaded with caffeine and antioxidants. Antioxidants protect skin from free radicals which  causes skin ageing and fine lines. Caffeine, on the other hand, reduces fine lines and inhibits moisture loss. In simple words, Coffee just wakes the skin up.

Benefits of Honey for Skin-

Honey has antibacterial, antioxidant and moisturising properties. It purifies the skin by unclogging the pores. It is beneficial for sensitive acne prone skin as well.

Method of Preparation-

Take about 1 tsp of finely ground coffee powder in a bowl and add honey to make a thick paste.

Apply it to your face and gently rub it in circular motion with a light hand. Wash it off after 30 sec with water.

Word of Caution- 

- This isn’t a gentle scrub. Therefore, use it only once a week.
- It is recommended to do a patch test first.
- Make sure that the coffee powder is finely ground and no rough particles are present.