Winter is here and with it comes dry and itchy skin. The harsh winter weather can leave our skin feeling dull and dehydrated. But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive face masks to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. In this article, we’ll show you how to make DIY face masks that are perfect for Indian winters. These face masks are easy to make and use ingredients that can be found in most kitchens.
Honey and Milk
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps to retain moisture in the skin. Milk is also known for its moisturizing properties. Together, these ingredients make a perfect face mask for dry and dehydrated skin. To make this mask, mix equal parts honey and milk together and apply to the face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Turmeric and Yogurt
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help to brighten and even out the skin tone. Yogurt is known for its hydrating properties and can help to soothe dry, itchy skin. To make this mask, mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. use your hands to scrub the mask away once it dries off completely.
Gram Flour and Almond Oil
Every brown girl is familiar with gram flour. It is a house staple that is known for its skincare properties. Gram flour is a gentle exfoliant that can help to remove dead skin cells and brighten the skin. Almond oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin. To make this mask, mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour with 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. This mask is perfect for people with dry or sensitive skin. If you have oily skin you can use rose water instead of almond oil.
Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice:
Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating properties, while lemon juice is a natural astringent that can help to brighten the skin. To make this mask, mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Lemon juice helps remove hyperpigmentation and dark spots. However, it can be highly acidic and even harmful if used in a large quantity. Use some water to dilute the lemon juice.
Cucumber and Rosewater:
Cucumber is known for its soothing and cooling properties, while rosewater is a natural toner that can help to soothe dry, irritated skin. To make this mask, blend 1/2 a cucumber and mix with 1 tablespoon of rosewater. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. The cool cucumber helps lower the symptoms of sunstroke and provides relief from the heat.
Winter can be tough on our skin, but with these easy and affordable DIY face masks, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best. The best part? these face masks are all made with ingredients that can be found in most Indian kitchens, so there’s no need to spend a fortune on expensive products. Give them a try and see for yourself how they can help to keep your skin hydrated, bright, and healthy all winter long.
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