Homemade face packs and scrub for healthy skin

facepacks for men and women

Summer is the time to let go and have fun. Most trips and fun events are planned around this time of the year. Given the long list of activities, one wants to be looking their best, be it men or women. Although summer brings all things good with it, it’s not that great of a friend to your skin. In fact, it can be downright brutal to it. Because of the rise in the temperature, you can face skin problems such as acne, oily skin, rashes, and sunburn/tan to name a few.

Therefore, having a proper skincare routine is very important. This task has become difficult given the number of chemicals that are present in the skincare products available in the market. And when we decide to choose something that is natural and not swimming in damaging chemicals, it turns out to be as expensive as a piece of jewelry.

Therefore, the best way to beat all the above-mentioned obstacles is to make your own skincare products at home. Yes, you read that right! We’ve seen our mothers and grandmothers do it, and maybe at one point did it ourselves, but soon gave up because who has enough time to make homemade mixtures for healthy skin anymore, right? Wrong. We do have time, we just don’t want to do it because of the plethora of enticing skincare products available in the market.

This summer it’s time to change that, and start making your own homemade skin care products that will be easy on your pocket and also not filled with unnecessary and damaging chemicals.

Here are a few recipes for homemade skincare mixtures, that can be made in a jiffy!

Multani mitti and rosewater face pack

Did you know Multani mitti has such strong cleansing properties that it was recommended for cleansing old monuments? And at one point even Taj Mahal got beautified with this mixture to cleanse the pollutants that gave it a dirty appearance?

These days the condition of our skin is no different from that of Taj Mahal, given the constant pollution. You could go out in the morning with a fresh face, expecting it to be the same the entire day, but upon checking your reflection in a mirror just 30 minutes after traveling could have you leaving a blood-curdling scream. Ok, maybe not that extreme of a reaction but you definitely are disappointed.

To rid your skin of the dirt use this homemade mixture at least twice a week, which will repair your skin and make it healthy again.

Ingredients:

  • one small cup multani mitti
  • 2 tablespoon rosewater

Directions to make and use:

  • Mix the rosewater into the multani mitti until it forms a smooth paste.
  • Apply it on your face evenly with a brush or just use your fingers.
  • Once the application is done, let it sit on your face for 15. This is important because as the mixture is drying on your face, it’s sucking all the impurities out of your skin.
  • After 15 minutes, wash or wipe your face with a wet cloth and apply a light moisturizer after

Besan, malai and haldi face pack

Gram flour, cream, and turmeric face pack is pretty legendary in the Indian society. This is one such face pack that has been passed down for generations, Probably because the ingredients are so easily available in almost every household kitchen.

Besan/Gram flour can help remove excess oil from your skin and also remove tan. Haldi/turmeric has healing agents, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and so much more. Adding malai/cream to the mixture will leave your face smooth and supple to the touch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon besan
  • ½ teaspoon haldi
  • 1-2 tablespoon malai

Directions to make and use:

  • Mix in 1 tablespoon of besan along with haldi
  • Add 1-2 tablespoon of malai to form a smooth paste
  • Apply it on the face for 20 minutes
  • Wipe it off with a wet cloth and then wash it thoroughly to fully remove the grease from the malai

Papaya, honey and lemon face pack

Although this sounds like a bowl you would have for breakfast, it works wonders on your skin too. Using papaya pulp to make your skin glow and keep it healthy is an age-old practice. Adding honey will make the face pack super hydrating. Honey is a natural moisturizer as well as anti-bacterial. The juice of lemon will help in reducing scar marks and pigmentation.

Ingredients:

  • Desired amount of the pulp of papaya
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Directions to make and use:

  • Mash in the papaya into a pulp
  • Mix in a tablespoon of honey and the lemon juice
  • Apply it on the face for 15 minutes, it may get a little messy but what’s life without a little mess right?
  • Wash or wipe off the face pack after 15 minutes

Pureed tomato and curd face pack

Have you ever been stuck in traffic for hours in the blazing sun that doesn’t just feel like the normal sunshine but chemical sunshine piercing into your skin? That can either give you a horrible tan or painful sunburn.

To rectify the damage done by our beloved sun, you can make the pureed tomato(an excellent exfoliant) and curd mixture and apply it on the damaged areas, it will instantly cool your skin and remove the first layer of tan from your skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large pureed tomato
  • 2-3 tablespoon chilled curd

Directions to make and use:

  • Scoop out the flesh of a large tomato and grind it until it forms a smooth paste
  • Add 2-3 tablespoon of curd that is pulled straight from the fridge and mix it with the tomato
  • Apply it on the damaged skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off

Coffee and coconut oil face/body scrub

We suggest you use this scrub over the weekend. You don’t have to do it alone, you could rope in your friends, siblings or a spouse and make a day out of it – where you make this delicious smelling scrub and then exfoliate your skin while dancing to some music, reading a good book or binge-watching a series on Netflix.

This face/body scrub will remove the dead skin, deeply nourish and leave you with radiant and glowing skin. It’s also perfect for that date night!

The caffeine in coffee stimulates the skin and improves blood flow to the face, which makes our skin glow and look radiant. Coconut oil is again a natural moisturizer,  it nourishes our skin and the best part is that it suits all skin type.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions to make and use:

  • Mix in the ground coffee powder along with the coconut oil
  • You can always increase/decrease the quantity of the coconut to reach the desired consistency.
  • Apply it on the face and wait for it to dry and then gently scrub the mixture on your skin for 10 minutes.
  • Wipe it with a wet cloth and then wash it thoroughly until the grease from the coconut oil has vanished

Note: To be safe, it’s best to apply a little amount of the above-mentioned face packs/scrub on a small patch of skin to test and see if it causes any reactions. And then proceed with the full application.

iRelief

iRelief is a free, award-winning app for all your healthcare needs. Get Instant Blood, Ambulance, Homecare, & Emergency Care services through a single tap.

Leave a comment