Senior Wedding Writer
Say yes to luminous skin, rosy cheeks and the glow of good health. Natural ingredients are making a big comeback in bridal beauty, with dermatologists and nutritionists nudging brides to combine their qualities with modern application. We’ve got 7 homemade face packs that blend ayurvedic knowledge with modern nutrition science. The packs are easy to make and super effective, too. It’s okay, you can thank us later, girlfriend!
Two of the best ingredients one can use for good skin health come together to form this powerful pack. Take one fourth bowl of papaya, mash it and blend with half a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and half a teaspoon of sandalwood powder (chandan). To this mixture, add a few drops of rose water. Apply it evenly on your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash it off with tap water and feel the difference!
Take one cucumber and remove its seeds. Blend the seedless remainder with an egg white and 4 fresh mint leaves. Apply this pack and let it dry. Wash it off with cold water, and experience soft, glowing skin instantly.
Banana and honey are natural sources of antioxidants which help fight free radicals and help you achieve glowing, wrinkle-free skin. To make this pack, mash half a banana, with one teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Apply the mixture on your face and let it dry. Wash off and revel in the sheer glow it gives to your skin.
Take 2 tablespoons oatmeal in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder to it. Put in a few drops of rose water and make a thick paste. Apply the pack on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Let it dry and then remove it with warm water in an upward scrubbing motion. Not only will this pack make your skin glow, but will also act as a natural scrub, so double yay!
The one natural skincare product that our grandmothers and mothers swear by is besan. It has been touted as one of the best natural sun tan removers in the history of mankind. To avail its beauty benefits, take one tablespoon each of besan and lime juice, and half a teaspoon of haldi and mix them together to form a thin paste. Apply evenly over your face and leave on for 15 minutes. This remedy will give you naturally soft and glowing skin in no time.
Another two godsend ingredients that never disappoint and guarantee soft, glowing skin are milk cream and saffron, or more commonly known as malai and kesar, respectively. To extract their best skin care benefits, mix some saffron in milk cream and leave it overnight. In the morning, apply this mixture over your face and leave for 20 minutes. This mixture will work miracles on your skin, for sure!
Gulabon sa nikhaar, anyone? Well, seems like getting glowing skin with rose petals is not just a fancy saying, after all! So, what you have to do is dry some rose petals and mix them with milk. Apply this mixture on your face and let it dry for some time. Wash it off with cold water and tada! Glow and shine, princess!!
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