Navarati is not only a favourite festival of the Gujaratis but its electrifying enthusiasm grips every nook and corner of the country. Navratri means nine days of decking up in traditional garbs, heavy jewellery. This includes applying a lot of heavy make-up to complete one’s look. Applying makeup and leave ones skin feeling dry and stretched. People with oily and sensitive skin tend to break out into rash and acne.
For every girl the big question is How To Get glowing skin ?
The best way to counter-attack the effects of the prolonged use of cosmetics and get a naturally glowing skin lies right in your kitchen. Yes! Your grandma is right about not using a face wash each time you head to wash your face. Grandma has the most easy and affordable beauty tips up her sleeve.
Here are 8 golden recipes of homemade face masks that will make you look radiant, remove accumulated impurities, acne and tan from your skin this Navarati . Time to head to the kitchen ladies….
- Cucumber and lime juice face mask
Cucumber also has great skin lightning effect. It helps in healing the sunburn too. Combined with limejuice is best skin lightning face pack for oily skin
- One tablespoon cucumber juice
- One teaspoon lime juice
- One teaspoon turmeric
- One teaspoon glycerine (for dry skin)
Mix all the ingredients and apply on your face can be applied under and around eyes also. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash with cold water. For best results use this face mask daily for a week. It is an ideal mask for oily skin. The acidic properties of lime help remove access oil and cucumber will sooth the skin. Those with dry skin can add some glycerine to the mixture.
- Gram flour face pack for fair and glowing skin
It is an eternal favourite beauty recipe from grandma’s diary.
• One tablespoon Gram flour(Besan)
• One teaspoon lime juice
• One pinch of turmeric
• Rose water for mixing
Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Apply on your face. Leave it till it dries. Those with an extrely dry skin can add half a spoon of cream in the mix. Wash with cold water. This home-made remedy gives remarkable results for a tanned skin and makes it naturally fair and glowing. No wonder this pack is a part of our pre-wedding (Haldi) ceremony to render the bride a glowing skin.
- Banana face mask for glowing skin
The banana not only makes a yummy fruit but also gives a yummyliscious look to ones skin. The minerals, Zinc and potassium in the Bananas are responsible for making it one of the most nutritious fruits. This explains the healthy glow to a tired and dull skin.
• Half a banana mashed
• One egg white
• One tablespoon curd
Mash the banana mix well the egg white and curd in it. Apply on face. Wash after fifteen minutes. Banana is best for glowing skin. It gives the effect of a parlour facial. Try it and you don’t have to go to parlour for a glow on your face.
- Lemon-honey mixture foran instant glow:
Honey 1 tblsp
•Lemon juice 1 tblsp
Mix both the ingredients and apply on your face for about half an hour. Wash your face with water. Do it for a week and watch your dark circles and sun-tan disappear. It also helps in lightening dark patches on the skin.
- Bread crumbs face mask for glowing skin:
You have some bread crumbs lying from yesterday’s recipe. Don’t feed them to the dogs. Feed them to your skin and watch the magic.
•Malai (milk cream)
Mix bread crums and malai and keep it for 2 minutes, so that bread crumbs soften. Apply this face mask for 15 minutes and get a skin that feels like silk.
- Cucumber and watermelon face mask for a glowing skin:
Cucumber juice 2 tblsp
•Watermelon juice 2 tblsp
•Yogurt 1 tsp
•Milk Powder 1 tsp
Mix all the ingredients and apply on your face for about fifteen minutes. Watermelon helps in clarifying the skin. It removes blemishes and acts as a toner. Cucumber juice is well known for its skin lightning effect. Yogurt softens the skin. While milk powder act as a binding agent as well as it helps in cleansing of the skin. It’s a must try during the festive season of Navratri.
- Oatmeal face mask for a glowing skin:
Oatmeal 2 tblsp
•Tomato juice 1 tblsp
•Yogurt 2 tblsp
The oatmeal is not just responsible for shrinking a protruding belly, it also manages to shrink away fine lines from your face apart from scrubbing away dead skin. Add a spoonful of tomato juice and yogurt. Let it be on your face for 20 minutes to welcome a refreshed skin.
- Walnut powder and milk cream face mask:
•Walnut powder 2tblsp
•milk cream 1tblsp
•Lemon juice 1tblsp
Blend all the ingredients together to make a fine paste. Scrub your face with the face mask and leave it for 20 minutes. Scrub again and wash with lukewarm water. This face mask acts as a natural scrub.
So folks bid adieu to all our skin troubles with these 8 face masks and be a glow like a princess this Navratri.