- Honey - 2 tablespoon
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 1/2 Tablespoon
Fresh yogurt - 1 Cup
Glycerin - 2 tablespoon
Chickpea flour - 1/3 cup
Preparation: Simply beat the honey, yogurt and glycerin together to form a smooth blend. Now add the flour and beat again until you have a thick mixture.
Application: Apply the paste to the face, neck and even to the shoulders and hands if required. Keep it on for fifteen minutes and rinse off.
Benefits: The lemon juice and honey help to cleanse the skin, as the glycerin and yogurt moisturize to refresh and cleanse your skin making it amazingly soft and fresh.
Anti-tan Tomato Facial
Mashed tomato paste - 1 Tomato
Cucumber juice - 1 Tablespoon
Mint leaves - 3 /4
Oatmeal powder - 1 cup
Fresh yogurt - 2 tablespoon
Preparation: Remove the seeds and skin of the tomato, mash it and add the cucumber juice, crushed mint leaves and oatmeal powder to form an even paste.
Application: Apply the paste to the face, neck, shoulders and hands. Keep it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Benefits: The tomato juice helps to reduce the skin tan and the mint refreshed the skin while the oatmeal, yogurt and cucumber have a soothing and cool effect on the skin. This mask works well for oily skin as well.
Moisturizing Sandalwood Mask
Sandalwood powder -31/2 tablespoon
Turmeric- 1/2 tablespoon
Fresh milk - 1 tablespoon
Rose water- 1 tablespoon
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients to form a thick paste
Application: Apply the paste on to the face neck and shoulders and leave it on for 15-20 minutes until the mask is completely dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Benefits: The sandalwood and turmeric improve your complexion while the milk and rose water moisturizes it to keep it glowing and fresh.
So the next time you are too tired to take that long drive to the salon, or just think your skin could use some pampering, try one of these homemade facials to give yourself a refreshing change!
By Uttara Manohar
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