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Revitalizing & Moisturizing Face Packs For Winters

Revitalizing & Moisturizing Face Packs For Winters

Hi Lovelies,

Winters are coming and we all know that how much our skin becomes rough and dry during this time. That’s why our skin needs some extra moisturization for the radiant glow. Today I am going to discuss easy to make & moisturizing face packs to replenish lost moisture into your skin. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Gram flour and Milk cream

Gram flour acts as a very mild exfoliant which gently removes dead skin from our skin. When mixed with milk cream, this home-made face pack moisturizes our skin pretty well.

  • Mix 1 spoonful of gram flour (Besan) with 1/2 spoon of milk cream.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric and 2 spoons of rose water to it.
  • Turmeric helps in brightening and giving an even skin tone. Rose water also provides us with clear glowing skin.
  • Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste-like consistency.
  • Apply it all over your face and neck. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Use gentle circular motions to remove it from your face.

Banana and Honey

Banana and honey, both are specialized in giving adequate moisturization and even tone to your skin.

  • Mash half a banana to make a paste-like consistency. This much amount is adequate for your full face and neck.
  • When properly mashed, minute particles of banana also acts as a gentle exfoliant.
  • Add 1/2 spoon of honey and raw milk to it and mix it very well.
  • Apply it to your face and neck and let it sit for a good 20 minutes before washing.

Rice flour and Raw milk

Rice flour is the best anti-aging ingredient for our skin. When mixed with raw milk, it provides instant hydration to dry, flaky skin.

  • Take out 1 spoonful of rice flour in a bowl and add 2 spoons of raw milk to it.
  • You can also add half a spoon of honey to it for extra hydration.
  • Make paste-like consistency by mixing it very well.
  • After application, leave this face pack on your face for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.

Olive oil and Honey

Olive oil is good for treating fine lines on our face and gives the proper hydration that our skin needs.

  • For this face pack, take equal proportions of olive oil and honey in a bowl.
  • Even after mixing, I know this pack is too runny for the application. That’s why you need to apply it onto your skin with a cotton ball.
  • You can also make a paste-like consistency by adding a spoonful of wheat flour/ gram flour into it.
  • Leave it on your skin to dry for at least 15-20 minutes before washing.

Coconut milk and Corn Flour

Coconut milk with corn flour is a super-hydrating face mask for your dull and dreary winter skin.

  • To make this face pack, Take out 1 spoon of corn flour in a bowl.
  • Add 2 spoonful of coconut milk to it and mix it well.
  • Apply it on your full face and neck and leave it around 15 minutes.
  • While washing, use gentle circular motions to take it off.

Quick Tip

Make sure to apply these moisturizing face packs 2 times a week for the radiant glow.

Mistakes to avoid while applying face mask

Face masks are everyone’s favorite for different purposes. They add an instant glow to our skin, unclog pores, moisturizes and brightens our face.

Whether you buy a face mask from the drugstore or make a one at home right from your kitchen ingredients. Every face mask proves its efficacy by adding benefits to your skin.

Believe it or not, but most of the people do following mistakes while applying face masks. These mistakes minimize the advantageous effects of a face mask. So, you need to make sure that you are not making these mistakes.

Using a specific mask all the time

Our skin type varies with the change in season and age. So as our skin necessities also vary. If you are using the same mask since your teenage then you must need to know this fact. Use face masks according to a season and your skin texture. Every face mask serves a different purpose to our skin. For example, clay masks are used to shrink enlarged pores and it is good to use in the humid environment like monsoons.

If you don’t know anything about how to make face masks at home then read the following posts:

The same rule applies for combination skin type people. Combination skin comprises of oily T-zone and dry cheeks. People with such skin need to use different masks for different areas of the face. For e.g. clay masks should be used for oily T-zone and hydrating masks need to be used for dry cheeks.

Not removing face mask properly

Face mask which is not removed properly leaves our skin dry, dull and dehydrated. It also clog our pores which further lead to breakouts.

Too frequent uses

2-3 applications of face masks are advised on a weekly basis. Daily usage extracts natural oil from our skin cells leaving it unhealthy.

Applying it on delicate areas of the face

Under-eye area and lips are the most delicate areas of our face. Face masks are not made to apply on these gentle parts. Applying face mask on these areas creates unwanted tension resulting into fine lines and premature ageing.

Applying face mask with unclean hands or an unclean brush

Either you are applying face mask with hands or brush, both needs to be clean before using this treatment on your face. Unclean hands or an unclean brush leaves bacteria on your face along with the face mask. Whether you are using fingers or a brush to apply beauty mask on your face, sanitize them.

Applying beauty mask on unclean face

If hands need to be clean before application of face mask, same goes with the face. Always wash your face with a cleanser before any beauty treatment (make sure to remember this tip every time). Otherwise, you won’t get full benefits from your face mask.

Talking or giving expressions with face

Giving facial expressions like frowning, smiling or talking while face mask on is a big no-no. It creates unwanted tension and elongate skin tissues of the face which also leads to premature ageing.

After care

Always use a moisturiser according to your skin type after properly washing your face. A moisturiser restores back depleted moisture and ph balance of our skin.

Keeping mask on face for longer durations

Never keep a mask on your face longer than 15 minutes. Clay mask dries within 10 minutes after application. So it is needed to wash your face as soon as the mask dries or after 15 minutes of application (in the case of hydrating masks). Our skin cannot breathe normally with a mask applied on the face.

Quick tip: Clay masks should be cleaned off our face as soon as the mask semi-dries because a completely dried clay mask is difficult to wash off. We have to rub our skin a bit vigorously to clean a dried clay mask which is not good for our skin elasticity.

An Ultimate Guide To Make Face Masks at home (Part-1)

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

    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

    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.

  • Wheat flour

    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.

  • Pulp

    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.