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GLOW from the kitchen

Here's how you can make beauty packs at home

HOMEMADE FACEPACKS are economical and free of chemicals. . It helps in providing natural oil and moisture to the skin. Basically all face packs have some sort of a cleansing action. Identify your skin type before you apply the pack.

It is best to try out a few of the masks suited to your skin type and discover for yourself, which of them is most beneficial to you.

Your kitchen shelf is the best place to find the ingredients required to make a face pack at home. Some of the important face packs are listed below.

Egg Pack- Take the yolk of an egg and mix in two spoonfuls of rosewater and a spoonful of honey and preserve. Use it once a week. It is useful in winter.

If you have wrinkles, take the white of an egg, beat it, mix in 3 spoonfuls of an egg, 2 spoonfuls of orange juice, half a spoon of lemon juice and a few drops of sweet almond oil.

Mix it well and apply. Keep it for half an hour before washing it off.

Besan (gram flour) face pack: Take a spoonful of besan, a pinch of turmeric, half a spoon of honey and half a spoon of olive oil.

Mix it well and apply.

Urad dal pack: Grind urad dal into a fine powder, mix rose water, glycerine and almond oil, make a paste and apply.

Sandal wood face pack: Make chandan (sandalwood) paste, add rose water and apply it on your face,. It has cooling effect. If your skin is oily, add a small quantity of sulphur to it.

Curd pack: Take 1 spoonful of besan, 2 spoons full of curd. Mix well and apply it for half an hour. It soothes sunburnt skin.

Apricot face pack: Mix 2 tsp of honey, half tsp of apricot extract, half tsp of almond oil and half tsp of lemon juice.

Apply this paste on the face. Leave it for 15 minutes then wash off.

This is good for normal skin.

Face packs for oily skin

Mix together equal parts of corn flour and talcum powder. Add a little cold water and mix until the pack has the consistency of soft porridge. Apply on face and wipe off when dry.Remove with cotton wool, soaked in cucumber juice.

Potato face pack: Blend a tsp of potato juice and multani mitti together and apply it on the face, and leave it to dry. Then wash off with luke warm water. Rinse your face finally with cold water.

Cucumber face pack: Mix a tbsp of cucumber juice, half tsp of peppermint extract and 1 tbsp of mint juice and apply this on the face.

Leave it to dry. Then wash off with warm water.

Papaya face pack: Apply 2 tbsps of papaya pulp on your face and when it is dry, wash off with luke warm water.

You can also mix lemon juice in it.

Face packs for all types of skin:

Milk face pack: Mix 2 tsp yeast powder, 1 tsp of sugar and 1 cup of warm toned milk well and keep the mixture to ferment for a short while.

When fermented apply it for 20-30 minutes.

Wash off with luke warm water giving a final cold-water rinse.

Honey face pack: Beat an egg white and 2 tsp of curd. Add 1 tsp of honey to it.

Mix well and apply this paste on the face.

When it is dry wash off with luke warm water giving a final cold-water rinse.

In short, make use of the ingredients at home to prepare the packs and beautify yourself without any harm to your pocket and health.

INDU NARAYAN

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