Answer your skin’s SOS with these soothing, hassle-free face masks this fall. Each recipe is packed with skin-loving, natural ingredients that will transform your skin with continued use.
Milk, gram flour, and turmeric mask
There’s a reason why the strikingly beautiful Cleopatra used to bathe in milk and rose petals. Combine ¼ cup of milk, gram flour, and turmeric to make a thick paste. Apply to your face and let it dry completely before rinsing off for calmer, happier skin.
Oatmeal and honey mask
Oats are known to be a popular remedy for people with skin sensitivity, rosacea, and acne. These little grains of goodness not only soothe angry, uncooperative skin but also work as a gentle exfoliant. Grind a handful of oatmeal in a food processor until it turns to fine powder. Add a spoonful of honey and a dash of milk to turn the powder into a thick, smooth paste. Apply the mask generously all over your face and allow it to dry completely before rinsing off. Use this mask at least twice a week for baby-soft skin.
Cucumber and honey mask
This mask gives your skin the best of both worlds, really. The cooling, soothing properties of cucumber, and the moisturizing properties of honey will give your skin a 100-watt glow. Add a tablespoon of honey to freshly grated cucumber, and pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball and let your skin drink all the goodness. Rinse it off with cold water and dry with a clean face towel.
Banana, honey, and yogurt mask
This mask is packed with skin-loving ingredients if you ask us! With the banana moisturizing every pore on your face, yogurt zapping away those pesky invisible dead cells and, honey soothing your skin, this mask is for your face what a decadent chocolate cake is for your soul! Mix half a banana (or full if you want a thick layer), add a teaspoon of yogurt, and honey. Mix well and leave it on your face for half an hour. Rinse it off with cold water and dry with a clean face towel.
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Age is just a number: Tips for women with mature skin
Don’t let fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and crow’s feet dull your shine. We’ve outlined the five basic changes you need to make in your life today for healthy, youthful looking skin.
Use an egg white mask
Egg white is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and zinc, making it a tried and tested anti-aging beauty trick. It is known to tighten the pores leaving your skin firm and smooth. Take a teaspoon of honey and one raw egg (just the white – no yolk), and mix it till you have a smooth and consistent texture. Spread this mask onto your face and neck and relax for fifteen minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Invest in a good anti-aging day cream
After the age of 25, your skin needs a bit more TLC. Invest in a good day moisturizer with anti-aging properties. Try Pond’s Age Miracle for a hydration boost and to prevent fine lines and wrinkles before time.
Use a cream blush and highlighter
Nothing says youthful glow than a flush across the cheeks and that lit-from-within glow. When you go makeup shopping and take your time to pick what really suits your skin. Mature skin loses its elasticity so it’s best to pick cream blush or strobe cream to prevent a dry and cakey appearance.
Keep these tips in mind when going on your next beauty haul and thank us later.
Massage your face
A nighttime skin regimen may seem trivial but the results will work wonders in the long run. Use a cleanser or oil and massage your face upwards to tighten loose skin and give your face a lifted look. Massaging helps exercise your face muscles and stops them from drooping. Make sure your cleanser or oil has a good dose of Vitamin C so that you can also boost collagen production while you massage your face.
Summer skincare regime in under Rs. 1,000
- Cleanse regularly
With sunny season going SPARTA on our skin it is necessary to have a facewash in your beauty regime that only removes oil from your face but also gives deep cleansing to your pores. Our two favourite this season are Pond’s White Beauty Facewash for everyday use and Pond’s Pure White with Activated Charcoal for that deep cleaning people with trouble skin really need on a regular basis.
- Moisturise your hair
You’d be surprised just how much cotton pillowcases and air-conditioning damages your hair. If you’re on a budget, choose a shampoo that not only cleanses your scalp, but also provides moisture to your hair like Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo.
- Give your body some TLC
Summer is the season when your body needs you the most from inside and out. Perspiration, body odour and open pores can all lead to irritated, angry skin. Toss out drying soaps and go for something more moisturizing and fragrant like Lux Moisturising Soft Touch Bodywash that leaves a subtle, rosey scent on your skin, making you feel like a luxurious queen for hours.
- Embrace the BB cream life
Nothing irritates your skin more in summers that heavy makeup that is loaded with all sorts of wack stuff that is not all-that-great for your skin. Go easy, breezy and flawless this summer with Fair & Lovely BB Cream that is bursting with the goodness of micro vitamins that improve the overall health of your skin and SPF 15+ that acts as a shield between you and the big blazing yellow guy in the sky.