It's not every day that you meet people whose routines are just about as fuss-free as wake up, shower and bounce. Little did I know that this pretty little girl, Urjita Wani who sits across our Beauty table at POPxo is a fan of home remedies. We decided to use her as our muse for a beauty shoot and discovered just how soft her skin is.
We got talking and curiosity got the better of me! I asked her a million questions about her skincare and makeup routine and her answers left me shocked. Urjita has NEVER used a face wash in her life. She and her entire family swear by an old home remedy curated by her grandmother. She uses it day and night on her face and body and her skin is honestly as soft and bouncy as my 3-month-old niece's bottom!
I convinced Urjita to give us her homemade face wash recipe, and she happily obliged. You might want to screenshot this!
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl, it will be easier to wash off turmeric stains from glass than plastic or wood! The consistency needs to be thick and creamy enough to apply onto your face without it crumbling. Spend 5 minutes massaging your face (in upward circular motions) before washing it off. You could even leave it on as a face pack for 15 minutes. If you do want to keep it on as a face pack, make the paste thinner so it's easier to apply.
When I asked Urjita the reason she never uses face wash, she said that she's been using this homemade face wash for the last 20 years.
Her mother used the concoction on her face and body from the time she was a baby. That's 20 years of using home remedies! It's no surprise then that she's got such beautiful skin. Her skin is used to the besan face pack and her skin breaks out when she uses anything else. She recommends storing the ingredients in your bathroom so it's easier to whip up a fresh batch everytime you need to wash your face.
Because of the presence of milk in the face wash, it naturally leaves the skin moisturised and supple. If her skin feels a little extra dry, she uses a teensy amount of the Nivea face creme to moisturise!
Urjita and her mum, swear by Nani's old recipe and there's nothing in the world that can change their mind. While she doesn't apply makeup often, she's definitely guilty of leading a fast food-focused diet. We guess this au natural face pack/cleanser keeps acne at bay in spite of that.
Urjita recommends replacing the gram flour in the recipe with Bajra (Millet) if you need to exfoliate your skin!
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