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Getting Back To Your Roots: 5 Age-Old Indian Skincare DIYs That You Can’t Miss

Getting Back To Your Roots: 5 Age-Old Indian Skincare DIYs That You Can’t Miss

2021 is the time for skincare to shine. With the pandemic, innumerable lockdowns, WFH, and everybody’s sudden urge to look after their skin, the market finally understands our needs and is working to deliver us clean, non-toxic skincare. What if I told you that you could get your hands on some brilliant non-toxic skincare formulas within the comfort of your own home? That’s right, today’s hot topic of discussion is skincare DIYs!

While some off-the-internet DIYs are nothing but a complete whack of bizarre kitchen ingredients, what we are looking at are age-old Indian skincare recipes that have been tried and tested for years and years now. Delivering satisfactory results plus gentle care, minus the harsh factor, this DIY skincare business comes highly recommended by us and our wallets. So, hold on to your seats and scroll down to find your reoccurring skin concerns, as we are looking at traditional DIYs for the top 5 skin concerns that women face in India.

Tried & Tested

We are bringing back DIYs with a pinch of minimal resurgence everybody likes in their skincare. We are talking DIYs with no-fuss recipes that include no more than 3 ingredients. After all, it’s skincare and not a cooking class.

Turn That Glow On


What you need:

  • 1 slice of papaya
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mash one slice of papaya in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Apply on your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with a gentle cleanser. Papaya is rich in vitamin C and is loaded with antioxidants. Honey helps to soften the skin’s texture. If you have uneven skin tone or dullness on your skin, this DIY for glowing skin will be your absolute favourite.

Acne Be Gone!


What you need:

  • 2 tbsp of oats
  • 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
  • Cucumber

Mix uncooked, soaked (sugar-free) oats with one tablespoon of tea tree oil and 3-4 slices of mashed cucumber. Mash this mixture together and keep it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Oats can help in calming the skin down, while tea tree oil performs its anti-acne action. Its anti-bacterial properties help in drying the acne or pimple spot and avoids puss formation. Cucumber in this face mask provides extra soothing action for irritated acne spots. It can be replaced by aloe vera gel too.

The Only Pigment You Need Is In Your Lipstick


What you need:

  • Sandalwood
  • Rose water
  • Aloe vera gel

Mix 1/2 a tablespoon of sandalwood powder with 1/2 a tablespoon of rosewater, and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture on pigmented skin, and keep it on for 20-25 minutes. Sandalwood is widely known to be a gentle remedy for hyperpigmentation on the skin. Rosewater and aloe vera gel help provide a calming sensation to the skin, and can also restore hydration.

Say Goodbye To Dry Skin Woes


What you need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mash an avocado in a bowl, and add one tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of honey into it. Form a smooth mixture and apply it to your face evenly. Keep it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Use a soft and clean towel to pat it dry gently. Avocados and olive oil are rich in vitamin E, which can help in reducing oxidative stress on the skin. these ingredients also help in deeply conditioning dry skin and restore moisture back into parched skin.

Time To Retire That Blotting Paper


What you need:

  • 1 tbsp fuller’s Earth
  • Rose water

If you have oily skin, fuller’s earth is the closest Indian alternative to modified clay masks. Mix one tablespoon of fuller’s earth with 2 tablespoons of rose water. You can add more or less rosewater depending on the mask consistency you are looking for. Apply this mixture on your face and keep it for no more than 5-7 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and apply a lightweight moisturizer soon after. This face mask DIY helps to soak in all the excess oi land sebum that might be clogging your pores. Give this mask a try and put your blotting appears to rest.

If you are still not convinced to mix DIY and skincare, here are some amazing skincare formulas for your concerns:

Dry skin:

Oily skin:

Acne-prone skin:

Dull skin:

Pigmented skin:

Which minimal DIY are you going to try?

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12 Aug 2021

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