When it comes to beauty secrets for flawless skin or lustrous hair, nothing can be compared with the natural and safe to use elements. Some highly useful and effective beauty secrets have been hand down to us by our mothers and grandmothers.
The modern day cosmetic industry is trying to convince every woman out there- For a clean glowing skin you need expensive spa procedures, botox and countless anti-aging creams and serums.
But, ever wonder how women in ancient times or in the Renaissance used to make themselves beautiful?
I will tell you their secret- FACE MASKS.
Wait, wait, I know you are headed to your kitchen...
But, not everything that you eat goes on your skin.
I will take you to the beauty recipes of our ancestors. They are the OGs!
Three secret products that you can get your hands on and shine on like a diva:
Neem is widely popular because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is believed, that in ancient times Neem leaf extract was used for medicinal purposes as well. If you are suffering from a prolonged acne issue then Neem can be useful for you in getting rid of stubborn acne and marks.
DIY Face mask recipe, just 2 easy steps:
1.Take 1tsp of neem powder and yogurt in a bowl and mix it well.
2. Apply it to the clean face and rinse it after 10-15 minutes.
This mask will help in removing impurities from the skin and help in healing your scars and pigmentation marks. You can even mix some honey and turmeric if you have dry skin.
PRO TIP: Consuming neem leaves as part of your diet is also known to help purify your blood, giving your skin a natural, glow and keeping it acne-free.
Turmeric is a magical ingredient.
The magic ingredient of the curries of India...yes, that one!
It is the most essential thing in every household which has been used since ancient times because of its medicinal properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
DIY Turmeric face mask recipe:
1. Take spoonful of turmeric and milk it in milk until you get a thick paste.
2. Apply this on you face and neck, even your hands and legs if you wish.
3. Let it dry for about 20 minutes.
4. Wash face with cold water, massaging gently to exfoliate.
PRO TIP: If you have sore joints and body ache, mix one tablespoon of turmeric in one glass of warm milk and drink it before going to bed. The anti-inflammatory properties can heal your pain.
Honey is the best natural moisturizer.
Using honey for skin is very useful because of its moisturizing and nourishing properties, especially for your dry skin and it is also very easy to apply. Raw honey not only unclogs pores but it also helps moisturize parched skin. It also helps curing cracked lips during winters. Many people also use honey masks for skin tone correction.
DIY honey mask recipe:
1. Combine 1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal + 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 spoon of full-fat dairy or nondairy yogurt.
2. Stir until it forms a paste, then slather on and leave for 15 minutes.
3. Wash your face with cold water with gentle massaging.
PRO TIP: Honey can be used for treatment of wounds, bruises, cuts, burns and other infections. Just consume it raw, super easy!
These face masks show best results if you use them at least once a week consistently.
And if there is a reception or a party, then increase the glow instantly by using an instant sheet face mask, which seeps in all the beauty ingredients inside your skin with all love and care.