Go Natural: Here's How You Can Pamper Your Skin With These DIY Ayurvedic Face Packs

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You don’t always need an expensive beauty product for tender loving for your skin. Sometimes the ingredients in your kitchen work just as well. From reducing pimples to moisturising dry skin, homemade Ayurvedic face mask recipes can do it all. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at your grandma’s glowing, blemish-free skin. So, this time, we suggest you go back to nature and embrace the ayurvedic way of life. In fact, do this every once in a while. Here's what you can do:

What are the benefits of DIY Ayurvedic face packs?

Home-made ayurvedic face masks have been popular for years and for good reason. The list of benefits is endless. From unclogging pores to hydrating your skin to slowing down signs of ageing and even getting rid of pimples, you name it and there is an ayurvedic remedy for it. One of the main points to highlight when it comes to homemade ayurvedic face packs is that it’s mostly suitable for all skin types.

Keep in mind though that just because it’s suitable for every skin type, it doesn’t mean you can use the same ingredients that your friend is using. So, to help you out, we've noted down the best ingredients for each skin type. Read on to know more!

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For Dry Skin

Curd & Besan Face Pack

Suffering from dry, flaky skin? Curd and besan/gram flour mixed together is perfect for this skin type.

What You Will Need:

  • Two tablespoons of Besan
  • One tablespoon of Curd
  • One teaspoon of Honey
  • A pinch of Turmeric

We all know that curd is good for hair, but did you know that it even works wonders for your skin. Curd encourages skin cell renewal, moisturises the skin, tightens it and reduces wrinkles. Meanwhile, besan or graham flour acts as a cleansing agent for your skin and gets rid of dead skin cells.

How To Use It?

Mix all the ingredients well and create a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 10min and later rinse it off. The besan and honey will deep cleanse your skin while the curd will moisturise and turmeric will work as an antiseptic for your skin.

For Sensitive Skin

Besan + Turmeric + Rose Water

If you have sensitive skin then it’s very important to be vigilant about the kind of ingredients you put on your face even when they are ayurvedic. The combination of turmeric and besan is perfect if you have this skin type but before applying it to your face, be sure to do a patch test.

What You Will Need:

  • One tablespoon Besan
  • Half a tablespoon Turmeric powder
  • One tablespoon Rose Water

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities and it’s also a natural antiseptic while besan helps deep cleanse and remove dead skin cells. The addition of Rosewater will help maintain the skin's pH balance and soothe irritated skin.

How To Use It?

Mix these ingredients together and create a paste. Apply it over your face and neck and wash it off after 15 min.

For Oily Skin

Lemon + Honey

If you’ve been using homemade ayurvedic face packs then you’re pretty familiar with the lemon and honey face mask for oily skin.

What You Will Need:

  • Two tablespoons of Lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of Honey

Lemon is rich in vitamin C which helps reduce skin damage and is also great for cleaning the skin and reducing oil secretion. Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it the best natural anti-acne ingredient.

How To Use It?

All you need to do is mix these two ingredients together, apply it on your face, and leave it on for 20 -30 min. Regular use of this DIY ayurvedic face mask will reduce excess oil secretion and give you soft, supple, and glowing skin.

For Treating Skin Issues 

Home-made ayurvedic face packs are also beneficial in treating various skin issues. As we all know, aloe vera is nature’s magical plant and when combined with other natural ingredients, it becomes a powerhouse that helps treat whatever skin problems you may have.

For Acne Prone Skin

Aloe Vera + Turmeric

Acne lowers self-confidence and while some have to only deal with it during their teen years, there are those who suffer from adult acne as well. If you’re tired of using chemical-filled products, then take the natural route. The best DIY ayurvedic face mask for pimples is Aloe Vera And Turmeric.

What You Will Need:

  • Two spoons of Aloe Vera gel
  • One spoon of Turmeric

Aloe vera contains antioxidants, is rich in Vitamins A and C and has anti-inflammatory properties. All these properties help calm and soothe irritated and inflamed skin. Turmeric, on the other hand, has antibacterial properties and controls the secretion of excess oil in the skin which is the major cause of pimples.

How To Use It?

All you need to do is blend the aloe gel with turmeric powder, apply the paste, and leave it on for 15-20 min. Regular use of this DIY ayurvedic face mask will reduce acne and also give you glowing skin.

To Remove Suntan

Aloe Vera + Lemon

Not happy about that uneven sun-tan courtesy our hot Indian summer?  Well, aloe vera and lemon will help get rid of it.

What You Will Need:

  •  Aloe Vera Gel
  • Half a Lemon

A bad suntan can damage your skin and strip away its natural moisture, that's why these two ingredients are just what you need. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and has natural bleaching properties that will lighten your tan while aloe vera leaves your skin hydrated.

How To Use It?

Mix these two ingredients together and apply it to the tanned area. Leave it on for 10 - 15 min and wash it off. Regular use of this face pack, especially during the summer, can hydrate your skin.

For Clogged Pores

Aloe Vera + Masoor Dal + Tomato

Clogged pores are a result of trapped dead skin cells. When this happens, skin issues like blackheads, whiteheads, and acne arises. Instead of searching for products to help with this issue, all you need to do is head to your kitchen. A natural face pack consisting of Aloe Vera, Masoor Dal (Red Lentil), and Tomato will do the trick.

What You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoon of Masoor Dal
  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera
  •   ½ Tomato

Red lentils have great exfoliating properties, they absorb excess oil from the skin and also help restore skin elasticity. Meanwhile, tomatoes are packed with antioxidants and aloe hydrates the skin.

How To Use It?

Mix these ingredients to create a paste and apply it on your face. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes and pat your skin dry. 

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