Sometimes, we get so caught up in the preparations of the festive season that we forget to pay a little attention to our skin. But heave a sigh, ladies! There are always some last-minute hacks you can work with to get the golden glow.
Here are five homemade, dermatologist-approved face masks for glowing skin that you can try during the festive season. With Diwali just around the corner, you can give these masks a go because they take no more than ten minutes to whip up.
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Coffee is a great ingredient for face mask. “Coffee face masks are loaded with antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals. Coffee makes the skin smooth and bright. It signals tissue repair, regulates cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased skin elasticity,” Dr Ajay Rana, world renowned Dermatologist, and Aesthetic Physician, tells HealthShots.
2 tablespoons grounded/powdered coffee
2 tablespoons neem oil
Dr Rana says, “Avocado contains fats, compounds, and vitamins that help to speed skin repair and improve chronic skin conditions like eczema and acne. Also, protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation. If somebody is prone to breakouts, avocado face masks can help stop the appearance of breakouts due to its antimicrobial properties. Avocado face masks are a great source of biotin. Biotin helps prevent dry skin when applied topically. “It’s the perfect face mask for your skin.
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2 tsp avocado, grated
1 tsp, olive oil
½ tsp besan
Get the perfect Diwali glow with a strawberry face mask. Dr Rana says, “Strawberry face masks perform brilliantly in treating skin conditions and rejuvenate the skin. They have strong astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and contain alpha-hydroxy acid that can help to get rid of dead skin cells. It helps to get rid of skin conditions like acne. Strawberry face mask contains Vitamin C. It fights off free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells and destroy collagen, encouraging pronounced lines to appear on the skin, and bring the natural and long lasting glow to your face.”
1 strawberry, mashed
2 cubes pure dark chocolate, melted
Egg face masks will help you get that much-wanted glow and fight acne as well as signs of ageing. Dr Rana says, “Egg face masks contain proteins that have skin-tightening effects and absorb excess oil from the skin and also contain vitamins and minerals that can benefit the skin’s overall appearance.”
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp honey
A pinch of turmeric
3-5 drops of rose water
A hibiscus face pack, in particular, will help you boost your skin health, enhance radiance, and moisturise the face. “Hibiscus is a plant that can work as a natural alternative to botox. Hibiscus is a natural antioxidant that reduces damage caused by free radicals on the face. The astringent property of hibiscus face masks controls the excess secretion of oil by tightening the pores while its anti-inflammatory properties reduce inflammation and heal redness of the skin. It helps to treat uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and discolouration.”
1 hibiscus flower or 2 tsp pure hibiscus powder
1 tsp honey
½ tsp aloe vera
Tip: Before applying any of these masks, make sure you wash your face with warm water to ensure better absorption of the face mask. In addition, make sure you use it on a dry face to see better results.