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Cure in your kitchen

Need a facial and no time to get out for one? Take a look into your kitchen and you are bound to come across ingredients that will make for some homemade face masks for all skin types. Snehalatha Padavala lists some

Published: 05th June 2013 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2013 08:27 AM   |  A+A-

Combination Skin

Rose Face Mask

Ingredients

 2 tbsp rosewater

 1 tbsp curd

 1 tbsp honey

 6 fresh rose petals (optional)

Method: Warm honey and keep aside. Soak rose petals and then crush them in a bowl. Add rosewater, curd, honey and mix well. Apply on your face and neck, avoiding the area around your eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes and remove the pack with a warm washcloth.

 

Egg White Yogurt Face Mask

Ingredients

 2 egg whites

 2 tbsp curd

Method: Separate the egg whites from two eggs, and pour them into a bowl. Add curd and mix well. Apply evenly on your face and neck, avoiding the region surrounding your eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry.

 

Dry, Chapped Skin

Milk Face Mask

Ingredients

 1 tsp powdered milk

 1 tbsp honey

 1 tsp pure aloe vera gel

 2 drops of essential oil (lavender, rose, jasmine,etc)

Method: Mix honey and aloe vera gel in a bowl. Add the powdered milk and mix well. Finally, add 2 drops of your favourite essential oil.

Apply evenly on your face and neck, avoiding the region surrounding your eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Dark Chocolate Face Mask

Ingredients

 1 bar of dark chocolate

 3 tbsp salt

 1 cup milk

Method: Pour milk into a bowl and mix in salt until it completely dissolves. Melt a bar of dark chocolate and then add it to the milk and salt mixture. Mix all the ingredients well, and let it cool to room temperature. Apply on your face and neck, avoiding the region surrounding your eyes. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

 

For Oily, Acne - Prone Skin

Banana Honey Face Mask

Ingredients

 1 ripe banana

 1 tbsp honey

 10 drops lemon juice

Method: Peel the banana, cut it into small pieces and mash well with honey. Add lemon juice and mix well. Apply the mask to your face and neck, avoiding the region surrounding your eyes. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and remove the pack with a warm washcloth.

Gentle Oatmeal Face Mask

Ingredients

 1 tbsp honey

 1 egg yolk

 oatmeal

Method: Mix honey and egg yolk in a small bowl. Slowly add oatmeal until the mixture obtains a thick consistency. Apply the mask on your face and neck, avoiding the region surrounding your eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes and remove the pack with a lukewarm washcloth.

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