Face masks are helpful in giving you glowing, healthy and youthful skin. You already have heard and read about it a lot. But if you don’t know the technique of making face masks at home and you don’t want to buy expensive face masks then you are at right place.
Face masks can be made easily from kitchen ingredients. There is no rocket science in making these but you need to keep few things in mind regarding your skin texture, season, age and the basic properties of each ingredient used in making face masks. You can also read next part here. So, without wasting any minute let’s get started:-
The base material of each mask
Base helps in binding face masks. It can be either in powder form or in pulp form. You can mix and match any base to add extra advantages into your face mask. Popular bases used in face masks are:
Gram flour or Chickpea flour
It is commonly known as besan in the Hindi language. Gram flour should be used by people having dry, sensitive, combination or normal skin. It is good to use gram flour in winters and spring season.It helps in removing tan, reducing facial hair, scrubbing away dead cells, skin lightening.
Fuller’s earth or Multani mitti
Multani mitti is formed from clay. That is why it helps in removing excess oil from face. It is suitable for people having oily, combination or normal skin. During summers and rainy season, our sebaceous glands tend to secrete excess oil. This is the reason, it is preferred to use multani mitti in these seasons. It is helpful in fighting acne, skin tightening, pore cleansing, removing dirt and sweat, treating sunburns and rashes, even out skin tone. Multani mitti face pack is not advisable to women who have crossed 40 years because after a certain age our skin tends to loose its natural oil. Applying multani mitti on such kind of skin will make your skin more dry and lifeless.
Sandalwood powder is obtained from sandalwood tree. It has same texture like multani mitti. It is referred to people having oily prone, combination or normal skin. It is good to be used in rainy and summer season. There are various benefits of sandalwood powder like anti-tanning, anti-ageing, skin softening, acne treatment, clear complexion and prickly heat solution. Sandalwood powder is also not advisable to women above 40 years.
Corn flour is acquired from corns and it is different from corn starch. Corn flour is beneficial for all skin types. It is helpful in skin softening, skin lightening, anti-ageing, pore cleansing. A face mask made using corn flour can be used in any season.
Whole wheat flour has benefits of making our skin tight, cleanse, moisturize, scrub away dead cells, reducing facial hair. A face mask made using wheat flour is appropriate for all skin types and in all seasons.
Fruit pulp also acts as an amazing base for our skin. Each fruit has different kinds of benefits to your skin. You can use different fruit pulps to boost the effectiveness of your face mask. Fruit mask is appropriate for all skin types and in all seasons. Aloe vera gel is also a good option for your face mask base.