Is your skin too oily? Or is t dry? Face packs moisturize, cleanse, tone and rejuvenate your skin. Onmanorama lists some of the most simple, yet effective face packs that you could try at home:
1. Carrot-honey mask
Why: Carrots are a rich source of beta carotene, vitamin C and K, both highly beneficial for the skin. Honey has natural antibacterial properties. Honey works as an excellent facepack for those who have oily skin, as it dissolves excess sebum. It also opens pores, and moisturizes the skin making it supple. It has natural antibacterial properties and thus it prevents pimples. Carrots help prevent wrinkles and helps the skin become smooth by providing sufficient amount of vitamin A.
How: Grind the carrot extract and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey and apply it on the face. Let the pack dry for 15 minutes after which you can wash it off with cold water
2. Potato-curd face pack
Why: Potatoes help to reduce pigmentation, age spots and removing sun tan. It is a rich source of vitamin C, the essential skin vitamin along with vitamins A, B, phosphorus, potassium, protein and iron. Curd is a natural bleaching agent and moisturizer.
How: Take a spoon of mashed potato paste and add half a spoon of curd. Apply the mixture on your face and after 15 minutes wash it off after you scrubbing the mixture gently on your face.
3. Oatmeal-milk face pack
Why: Oats have great exfoliating properties that help you get rid of dead cells on your face. It facilitates unclogging of pores and reduces pimples. Milk is a great cleanser and natural moisturizer which lightens the skin tone.
How: Mix a sufficient quantity of milk with half a spoon of oatmeal. Mix well and apply the mixture on your face. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
4. Turmeric-besan pack
Why: Turmeric has antibacterial properties and works as an amazing remedy for dry skin and removing dead cells. It also removes pimples and acne. Gram flour or besan increases skin complexion and prevents blemishes and skin tan.
How: Mix one tablespoon of gram flour, one spoon of turmeric powder in milk. Blend it well and apply the mixture on your face. After 15 minutes, wash it off.
5. Papaya-honey pack
Why: Ripe papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps in skin renewal. It is also has vitamins A, C and E. It has antioxidants which moisturizes your skin and also acts as a natural sunscreen. It also removes freckles, age spots, pigmentation and blemishes.
How: Mash the papaya to make a thick paste and add honey to it. Apply the mixture on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes.
6. Banana-almond oil pack
Why: Bananas are a rich source of vitamin C and helps in improving skin complexion. Almonds are rich source of vitamins E, A and D that act as effective natural antioxidants for improving skin texture.
How: Mash half a banana and mix well with almond oil. Apply on your face and wash off after 20 minutes.