It’s common for girls to get all stressed out about their hair and skin as soon as the shaadi gets fixed. You want your hair to be long and strong and shiny, and your skin to look flawless. While most brides opt for extensive pre-wedding beauty treatments from professionals, there a few magical packs you can even whip up at home! We’ve listed down the ultimate home beauty treatments that’ll not only enhance the quality of your hair and skin but are also easy on the pocket. Check them out NOW!
What you need: Cut and mash 3 medium size strawberries and add a tablespoon of honey to the mix.
How to use: Gently massage the pack in a circular motion on your face. Massage for 3 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
A two-ingredient face pack, this natural scrub helps get rid of dull skin to give you an instant glow. You can do this once a week but make sure you make a fresh pack every single time. It is also a great pack for that sudden movie plan with your fiance.
What you need: Mix one egg yolk along with a tablespoon of mayo, half an avocado and two tablespoons of olive oil.
How to use: Gently massage the hair pack in your hair and leave it on for a good hour or two. Wash of the pack using a mild shampoo.
We swear by this amazing hair pack that a bride-to-be must indulge in every 15 days. For hair that shines and to get rid of frizzy ends, this is just perfect. Also, mayo is a great ingredient to detangle your hair.
What you need: Heat half a cup of coconut oil, and add half a cup of brown sugar and the juice of one lemon to it.
How to use: Scrub your body using this mix once every week or once in 10 days. Do make sure that you scrub your elbows and knees to get rid of dry skin and dark patches there.
Coconut oil is a great moisturiser while lemon and brown sugar help buff away the dry and dead skin. Lemon also helps get rid of tan. Start this bathing ritual 3 - 4 months before the wedding for a baby soft skin on the wedding night. *Wink*
What you need: A tablespoon of sugar along with a few red grapes sliced in half, width wise.
How to use: Dip the fleshy side of the grape into the sugar and massage the grape on the skin around your nails for about half a minute. Use a fresh grape slice for every nail.
This quick home remedy helps get rid of the flaky and dead skin and also exfoliates the skin around your nails to remove any other ruggedness. Finish off the ritual by massaging a good hand cream onto your hands. Do it every alternate day to see quick results.
What you need: Mix two teaspoons of coconut milk to one teaspoon of fenugreek paste.
How to use: Apply the mix onto your hair and scalp and leave it on for a good 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and indulge in this treatment every 15 days.
Fenugreek promotes hair growth and this is one beauty treatment that you must start at least 3 months before the wedding for visible results.
What you need: Prepare a mix of one tablespoon aloe vera gel, one teaspoon honey, one teaspoon milk and a pinch of turmeric.
How to use: Apply the mix on your face and neck and leave it on for a good 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Aloe vera gel comes packed with nourishing and healing properties while Turmeric has antibacterial properties. To get rid of mild skin issues and for a natural glow, use this mix twice a week.
What you need: Take one mashed banana and add two tablespoons heavy cream, one tablespoon honey and one tablespoon flour. Mix the ingredients well and keep adding a few drops of water to get a nice consistency.
How to use: Clean your face thoroughly before applying the pack. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Use this mask every 15-20 days.
If your skin looks patchy and you suffer from redness, this is just perfect. Bananas contain Vitamin A and E that reduces redness and flakiness. The heavy cream contains elastin that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
What you need: Cut one ripe avocado, remove the pit and mash it. Add to this one cup yoghurt to get a creamy paste.
How to use: Apply the mix on your hair for 45 minutes before washing it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner. You can use this mask twice a week.
Avocado contains vitamins B and E which help nourish damaged hair. Also, yoghurt is a great natural cleanser and deep conditioner.
What you need: Grind one cup masoor dal, ¼ cup raw rice and around 7-8 almonds in a grinder. To this mix, add half a cup of oatmeal and a pinch of turmeric. Use rose water to make a creamy paste.
How to use: Apply the pack evenly all over your face and neck. You can even use it for your knees, elbows, hands and feet. Use this pack every 10 days for the best results.
Turmeric comes packed with antibacterial properties that help get rid of acne and blemishes. The coarse ingredients such as oatmeal, rice and dal help deep clean the pores to remove dead skin and dirt. Also, almonds are a source of essential oils that are important for the skin.
What you need: All you need is the juice of two raw red onions!
How to use: Using a cotton ball, apply the onion juice all over your scalp. Let the juice sit for half an hour before washing it off with a mild sulphate-free shampoo.
Onion helps in hair growth since it’s packed with sulphur. Sulphur boosts the production of collagen tissues that give you thick new hair!
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