Friday, July 18, 2008


1. Turmeric Facial Mask

(It works! I've seen it done before! Gives you an airbrushed look!)

This is the traditional mask, also used for a bride, seven days in advance of marriage.

½ a cup of besan (gram flour)

2 tsp of turmeric powder

2 tsp of sandal wood powder
2 tsp of ghee or almond oil

Add some water to make a paste.

Apply to face and whole body and leave for 5-10 minutes.

Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste.

2. Honey Facial Mask

Rinse your face with warm water to open up the pores.

Apply honey and leave for half an hour.

Rinse with warm water, and then use cold water to close the pores.

3. Banana Mask for wrinkles

Mash ¼ banana until very creamy and apply on face and leave for 15-20 minutes

Rinse with warm water, and then use cold water to close the pores.

4. Cucumber Face Pack to get Smooth Skin

Mash 1 whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well.

Put in a container, keep refrigerated and take out whenever you want to use it.

Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.

5. Face Mask for Sensitive or Sunburnt Skin

This mask is great for soothing chapped, sunburned or otherwise irritated skin.

1 cup natural yogurt (we like it just-out-of- the-fridge cold)

½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)

Mix the ingredients together.

Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes

Wash off mask with a washcloth steamed in the microwave (careful that it's not too hot).

6. Homemade Juice Mask for Oily Skin

Strawberry and lemon juice contains natural astringents.

1 tsp lemon juice

2 egg whites

3 tsp honey

1 cup strawberries

Optional: 4 drops of your favorite essential oils

Mash or blend the above ingredients.

Smooth over face.

Let it stay for 10 minutes.


7. Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

Avocados and honey are particularly moisturizing.

½ avocado

¼ cup honey

A classic recipe for dry skin. Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.

Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.

Rinse face with a cool washcloth.

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