A mask especially good for oily/combination or problem skins. It also helps to brighten/whiten and add a glow to your face.
All you need are 3 household ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
Mix a very small amount of milk and flour together to create a creamy mixture. Add a few drops of lemon juice depending on how oily your skin is. (skip this if you have dry skin).
Steam your face to open the pores or wash with warm water thoroughly. Pat dry if you have oily skin, or, smear the mixture straight on damp/wet skin if you have dry skin with a brush (or your fingers), avoiding delicate eye area.
Leave on for about 20minutes for dry skin, up to 30 minutes for oily skin. You will feel your pores tighten and the mask will dry like clay.
Wash off gently with warm water and finish with a splash of cool water. You can then apply toner and moisturiser if you wish or your skin feels too dry. I have oily, acne skin and and sometimes just leave my skin as it is and it made my skin really glowy and non-oily, as well as drying up lots of my acne.
Or, if you still feel a little dry but don't want to get rid of that fresh, radiant look, take about 1 drop of jojoba oil in your palms and rub/warm it up. Then take your hands and gently pat/cover your face with your palms so you get a tiny bit of the jojoba oil transferred to your skin, enough to give a little moisture and enough to enhance your glow. Wait for it to sink in a little.
If you have any mixture left, you can put it into the fridge and use it the following day.
To get the full effect, you should use it at least 1-2 times per week and for acne/oily skin, you can use this everyday and gradually reduce usage to every two days and so on, as this is a natural product, only make a small batch each time, preferably enough for 2 applications to ensure freshness!
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I used this skin care recipe a long time back; it gave me glow and fairer skin. This result showed after about 1 to 2 weeks. Tthis is my recipe for fair as well as glow skin:
1 tbsp gram flour
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
pinch of turmeric powder
1 cap of rose water
1/2 tsp curd or yogurt (optional.
Mix above till it becomes smooth. Apply on your face for about 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off either with lukewarm water or tap water or cold water (as you wish). Make it a habit for next 6 to 8 days. You will definitely see a difference. It works like magic.
2 tsp Common Sugar
1/2 tsp curd.
Maximum time:15 minutes
Add Sugar and curd in a Bowl. Chop lemon into 2 halves. Now mix curd and sugar with the half piece of Lemon and apply it on face. Keep rubbing lemon half with the mixture on your face till the sugar crystals dilute make sure lemon juice is also squeezed out on your face at same time. Once all the sugar crystals dissolve on your face.You might experience a tightening effect. Wash off with cold water.
Result: Glowing kissable skin - excellent remedy before attending any special event or date!
It has a exfoliating, deep cleaning effect on skin as well.
For a glowing complexion take 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder and milk cream, keep it overnight, the color changes to green. Apply this in morning on hand and face.
Take some oatmeal powder, lentil powder, turmeric powder. Add water to make paste. Apply on face. It is very effective for scars and acne treatment. You can also apply on the body before bath to make your skin glowy and attractive.
5-6 drops of almond oil
1 tsp of rose water
1 tsp of glycerin
a pinch of turmeric powder
4-5 drops of lemon juice
2-3 strips of saffron
1 tsp of milk/curd
1 tsp of aloe vera
2 tbsp of carrot juice
1 tbsp of radish juice
2 tsp of Honey
Let me share with you a great resource I refer to often. Ready to start making your own natural skin recipes? A great resource for beginners and pros alike, Jane Church's e-book The Handcrafter's Companion - Create Spa Quality Products for Profit and Fun will teach you everything you need to know to make facial masks, bath and body products, butters, balms, lotions and more... Click here for more info