Some years back, I had a lot of fascination for buying face masks from the market. I used to buy face masks from different brands which claimed to have almonds, bananas, and so and so; in fact it’s an endless list of ingredients. Then it struck me that if most of these ingredients are natural day-to-day ones, why can’t I make my own face mask? It would be cheaper and also, there would be no fear of any grave side effects.
With this thought, I started doing my own research and came out with some great homemade facials that would give me fairer skin. They produced good results and now I am confident enough to share them with you!
Almond Face Mask
This facial mask can indeed create magic with your skin color. Use it every day for around 14 days and I assure you that you will be able to see visible results. I find it more effective that almond based branded products available in the market. For me, the result was evident from the first day itself.
All you need is four almonds and some milk. In the morning hours, soak the almonds within the milk and leave them till night. Mash them at night so that a very fine paste is formed (you can add some more milk if required). After applying the paste to your face, leave it for the entire night. With some cold water, wash your face in the morning, and you will definitely find your face glowing and complexion lighter.
Using this homemade remedy has also made my skin silky and smooth apart from adding a touch of fairness. I apply this almost every day (I mean every night), since my skin is dry. If your skin is oily, you can use this mask two times in a week.
Lime Juice and Cucumber Face Mask
I use this pack when my face is exposed to the sun for a very long time. Cucumber has wonderful skin lightening property, and is great at healing sunburn. It is especially wonderful as a face pack for oily skin when mixed with lime juice.
To prepare this face mask, you need one teaspoon each of lime juice, cucumber juice, glycerine (if your skin is dry) and turmeric. Combine all of these and apply the mixture over your face by means of cotton balls. You can also apply the mixture around and under the eyes. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash off your face with cold water.
If you have excess sunburn, this pack can give you great result if you apply it on a daily basis for at least a week.
Banana Face Mask
This is also a great option for those who want glowing skin. The ingredients required are one tablespoon curd, one egg white and half a banana.
Mash the banana and combine it thoroughly with curd and egg white. Apply the blend on your face, leave for around 20 minutes and then rinse off. Believe me, banana is great at bringing glow and you will get the feeling of a facial done from a beautician.
Chamomile Tea Face Mask
Chamomile tea is another great option for those who want fair skin. For this face mask, you need almond oil, honey and oatmeal powder, apart from chamomile tea. Prepare a mixture by mixing oatmeal and chamomile tea in equal quantities (say around ¼ cup), along with 2 tsp of honey and 2 drops of almond oil. Leave this mask on your face for around 10 to 15 minutes and you would simply love your fair and glowing skin.
Cucumber and watermelon face mask
I have already talked about the wonderful role that cucumber and lime can play in making your skin whiter. You can get a similar effect with a mixture of watermelon and cucumber. I love to eat watermelons and when I apply them to my face; it gives me a refreshing feeling.
The ingredients that you need are watermelon juice (2 tbsp), cucumber juice (2tbsp), milk powder and yogurt. Apply a mixture of all the ingredients on your face and allow it to stay for 15 to 20 minutes.
Watermelon can work wonders in making the skin clear and clean, by acting as a toner and also removing blemishes. You already know the role of cucumber in lightening the skin. While yogurt tightens and softens the skin, milk powder is more of a binding substance. On the whole, I can say that this is a wonderful homemade mask because it can give you a tightened skin as well as a glowing one.
Bread Crumbs Face Mask
First of all I would like to tell you that in terms of preparation, this is the most convenient face mask. All you need is milk cream and bread crumbs. Mix the two and leave for a couple of minutes so that the bread crumbs are softened. Then apply the mixture on your face and leave for around 20 minutes. You will certainly see your complexion getting lighter.
Milk Face Mask
Make a paste with a pinch of turmeric, 1tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp milk. After applying the mixture on the face, keep it for some time so that it gets dried up. Wash off using cold water, and see the effect!
I have applied all of these face mask at some time or the other, and I must tell you that each of them works brilliantly. Pick one or more amongst these, and see your skin growing lighter and more lovable.