It is our face we groom the most of the other parts of the body, and we end up spending a lot of money on fancy facials, bleaches and cleansing in a bid to get a flawless, crystal clear skin. What if you didn’t have to do that anymore?
There are ample natural ingredients available in our kitchen that can take care of all the skin-related issues such as scarring, acne, and dark spots we see on our skin on a daily basis. You just need to put together this very easy homemade facial mask, and you will have a clear skin in just weeks. Unbelievable, but true.
Juice of 1 cucumber
1/2tbsp Vitamin E oil
2 drops of Basil essential oil (or 1 drop of Tea Tree essential oil)
1 pinch Turmeric (optional)
Method of Preparation:
Peel and grate a cucumber and pass it through a sieve to extract the juice. Pour it into a bowl and add the yoghurt to it. Further on, incorporate Vitamin E oil, a pinch of turmeric and basil essential oil into the mix. Basil is ideal for those with dry and sensitive skin, but if you have an acne prone and oily skin, use tea tree essential oil instead. Blend all the ingredients well into a thick paste of even consistency.
Prep your face by dipping a cotton pad in rose water and cleansing it thoroughly. Further on, using a cosmetic brush apply the pack on your face in an even coat. Allow it to dry up for about 15-20 minutes and then go to bed with the pack on. Leave it on overnight. First thing in the morning rinse off the pack with cool water. Follow it up with a moisturiser. Do this repeatedly for at least 5 days in a row, and see the difference it makes to your complexion. All the dark spots, scars will be reduced, the tone of your skin will be lighter and the acne would have faded out.
The lactic acid in yoghurt enhances the skin tone by lightening dark spots and acne scars.
Why Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil serves as a natural moisturiser and skin toner. If you cannot get your hands on Vitamin E oil, use Vitamin E capsules instead.
Cucumber is a natural astringent that helps soothe the skin and even brighten it by fading out the scars and skin discolouration.
Honey is a great beauty ingredient, it is not only rich in antioxidants, but also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. And being a natural exfoliator, honey draws out all the impurities from the skin and making it soft and supple.
Why Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil subsides the scar marks and accelerates healing of the skin by reducing chances of pimple and acne formation in the future.
Turmeric is an antiseptic that helps even out skin tone and fade skin discolouration.
This overnight face pack can actually work wonders for your skin. The ingredients are natural and will give you a clear skin, and your complexion a healthy glow.
Photos, recipes and video by Sneha S. Follow her on YouTube for more awesome beauty hacks!