I like to give myself some ‘me time’ whenever I’m feeling too exhausted or stressed out. It’s a great way to relax and unwind. I feel like everyone should take out some time for themselves in a week at least and give yourself a pampering session. A lot of women like to splurge at salons and that’s totally fine but the peace you find at home is unmatchable. That’s why I try to do most of the things on my own and what’s better than creating your own face mask.
I feel like a magician with all these different ingredients which are combined to create a potion. The best part is that I know what I’m putting on my skin so it’s most likely to suit me. When you know what you’re adding so you try to be more careful and steer clear of things that don’t suit you. Hence, creating a perfect mask to target your needs. Here are a few recipes that I have tried and tested:
Get Rid of Acne with Turmeric
Turmeric is known as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient that does wonders. It can reduce acne and scars if used properly but using it without diluting it might not be a good idea. Try to mix it up with something soothing like milk or yogurt. It also helps in brightening the skin. The only downside is that it can also stain your skin so keep that in mind when you’re applying this face mask.
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
Make a mixture of these ingredients and apply them to your face. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes until it’s completely dry and wash it off with lukewarm water. You can use this mask a couple of times a week as it’s not too harsh on your skin.
Exfoliating Face Mask
When I talk about exfoliation, I mean gentler and calmer exfoliation which does not involve any harsh ingredients. Hence, we’re opting for oatmeal. Oatmeal is gentler on the skin as compared to other ingredients that have a sharp or jagged exterior such as sugar. Sugar, salt and other such ingredients can lead to micro-tears on the surface of the skin and that’s something we need to avoid. If you want a finer texture of oatmeal then you can grind it and use it as a powder. Honey is soothing and rich in many antioxidants. It’s one of the oldest medicinal ingredients with many properties that add up to the betterment of the skin.
- 1 teaspoon oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
Mix these two ingredients and alter according to the texture of your preference. Apply it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and let it do its magic. Gentle wash it off using circular motions and lukewarm water so it exfoliates the dead skin cells.