Skin Care

Yeah! this lockdown phase is getting on our nerves, but we all are into this together. And it’s very important to look after ourselves in this crucial time. Now as we are inside too much we have excessive time to pamper ourselves. Many of us think, we are inside why we need to take skin care, but our skin need pampering 24*7.

From potato and papaya peels to lemon juice, using home remedies is one of the best and most affordable ways of getting flawless skin. As you can find most of the ingredients in your kitchen, you can prepare do-it-yourself face masks for healthy skin. Save your skin from damage with these skin care home remedies that will be your skin’s knight in shining armour!

Remedies for Dull and Dry Skin

Milk plus honey is magical

Honey and milk can do wonders in bringing out a flawless glow which every woman craves for. Milk helps in preventing acne and moisturizes the skin well. People with sensitive skin can use face washes that contain no chemicals or paraben.

Home-made Coconut moisturiser

This needs just three ingredients – ½ cup coconut oil, few drops of lavender oil and 1-2 vitamin-E capsules. Coconut oil comforts dull skin by replenishing the moisture content and neutralising inflammations while lavender oil and vitamin E promotes skin health for an overall brighter appearance.

Turmeric can do wonders

Turmeric consists of natural anti-oxidant, antiseptic and skin brightening properties. Applying a paste of turmeric will help remove tan and treat blemishes. Lemon is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, making it another excellent skin brightener. A paste made with curd as base and mixed with turmeric and lemon is excellent for removing tanning. 

Aloe-Vera Gel Mask

Provide your skin with intense nourishment with this 1 ingredient face mask for a total transformation. Dubbed as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, aloe vera has proven to improve dryness. Use a fresh leaf and dig out the clear gel from inside. Rinse out this gel and then apply onto cleansed skin for 5 – 10 minutes.

Skin Care for Acne-prone Skin

Tomato scrub

Grab an old t-shirt and start with a ten-minute steam facial to open up the pores. Dip half a tomato into sugar and use this as a natural scrub. Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. This soothes inflammations and rids your skin of dead cells when applied topically.Tomatoes help in shrinking pores. Mix tomato juice with a few drops of lemon and apply on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water. Regular use of this will give you the best results. Tomatoes also help in reducing blackheads. Massage your blackhead prone area with tomato slices to deal with blackheads. 

Yoghurt mask

Create a mixture with 2 tbsp yoghurt, 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp fullers earth (optional) for a cleansing face mask. Yoghurt has healing properties, and it also moisturises your skin, clears blemishes and fights acne. Turmeric is your skin’s best friend and has been used since ancient times for lustrous and problem-free skin.

Combine honey and cinnamon

People suffering from acne should use a homemade mask made with honey and cinnamon. This mask helps in reducing active acne. Apply fresh Aloe Vera pulp as it is a great moisturiser for acne prone dry skin.

Oily Skin

Banana and honey mask

Mash one small ripe banana and add 1-2 spoons of honey for a deep cleansing and revitalising mask. Banana contains potassium which moisturises and gives you wrinkle-free skin while destroying bacteria. It’s a natural exfoliant that removes sebum and dead skin. Honey soothes the skin, delays ageing and is an excellent skin conditioner.

Cucumber mask

Make this mask with 3 spoons of cucumber juice and 1 spoon of lemon juice. Add fullers’ earth to make a thick paste. Apply evenly over face and neck for a spa treatment in the lap of Mother Nature to treat oily skin. It tightens pores, soothes the skin and is a great toner.

Sensitive Skin

Potato mask

Mash half a small potato and mix it in with 1 spoon of honey and 1 spoon of almond oil. Use this mask once or twice a week to relive your skin of dryness, redness and sensitivity. It will have your skin feeling less irritated and give you crystal clear skin. The Vitamin C and B complex neutralises the skin while removing tan and soothing sunburns.

Raw Milk mask

Raw milk is unpasteurised milk that holds an unbeatable freshness and is a natural cleanser. It will keep your skin sufficiently hydrated while maintaining the firmness and elasticity. Use it as it is or mix it with honey and ground oats for extra exfoliation.

Rose water is the basic

Rose essential oil or rose water is one of the best toners out there, which is suitable for all skin types. Store it in a spray bottle and use it twice a day. It would help to soothe and calm the skin, balance ph levels, and help repair the skin’s elasticity.

So, these are simple tips that can help your skin to rejuvenate and also, protects the skin from becoming dull and pale.

That’s all for skin care. If you know more home remedies do share in your comment.

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