DIY face masks for glowing skin


Glowing skin – that too, with absolutely no aid from makeup! Sounds a bit unbelievable, right? Though it sounds far-fetched, it is definitely achievable. However, turning this dream into reality comes with a slight catch – it does need some serious hard work from your side.

As they say, time and effort will definitely yield results. To know more about how you can achieve glowing skin with simple concoctions that you can brew at home, keep reading.

Turmeric and Aloe Vera face mask. Aloe vera is a very famous for helping your skin look good. A few benefits of Aloe vera are: (1) it supports the production and release of collagen. (2) it can speed up wound healing time and limits scarring. (3) it reduces the healing time of first-degree and second-degree burns. This face mask also needs turmeric powder and milk cream. Turmeric powder contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that may help your skin bring out its natural glow. And milk cream can hydrate and even out your skin tone. All you have to do is: Mix all the ingredients to form a paste-like consistency. Apply this evenly on the face and neck. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Almond oil and egg white face mask. Almond oil can improve complexion and skin tone. It's highly emollient, which means it helps to balance the absorption of moisture and water loss. Because it is antibacterial and full of vitamin A, almond oil can be used to treat acne. Egg whites help greasy skin and prevent pimples and cysts, reducing the acne on your face. They can even form a protective layer over your face to avoid sunburn and blisters. This is how you do it at home: Beat the egg till it is frothy, and add the almond oil to this. Mix well. Apply this mixture on the face. This will give you instant shine and glow in just 12 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and then with cold water.

Banana and honey face mask. Bananas contain high level of antioxidants and act as nature's Botox, preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Bananas are loaded with many nutrients like vitamin A, zinc, and manganese, which are anti-inflammatory. Honey is one of nature's most revered skin remedies. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. And it is easy to do at home: In a clean mixer grinder or with a hand blender, blend the ripe banana with the honey. Use this pack on the face for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.

Cucumber face mask. Cucumber’s benefits are: Reduces swelling and puffiness. Studies have shown that cucumbers have the ability to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. Aids acne-prone skin. Helps combat premature aging. Soothes irritation. Provides a base for hydration. This is a very easy face mask to do: Grate the cucumber and blend it into a paste. Apply this paste on your face. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with water and pat dry. Moisturize as usual.

Papaya and honey face mask. The enzyme papain in papaya acts as a strong skin exfoliator and removes the dead cells, which can make the face lighter in tone and more supple. In addition, the abundance of beta-carotene and plant compounds present in papaya enhances the skin glow and complexion. And the benefits of honey are already explained above. Anyway, here is how you do it: Mash the papaya and add the honey to it. Apply this directly on the face and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Tomato and buttermilk face mask. A weird combination, right? But the work well together! Tomato works as a natural astringent that shrinks pores and diminishes its appearance significantly. This also reduces the threat of breakouts. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that contains good bacteria and fats that works like magic for the skin by penetrating right into the skin's surface and removing dead cells. Other than that, buttermilk also contains astringent properties that lighten dark spots to reveal naturally bright and even skin tone. All you have to is: Cut a tomato and squeeze out two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. To this, add the buttermilk and mix well. Apply this mixture carefully all over your face and neck using the cotton ball. Rinse it off after about 30 minutes.