The face, apart from being the index of our minds, also reveals a lot about the state of our complexions. Our skin, being the outermost organ of the body, experiences the maximum attrition due to inclement weather, sun’s injurious UV rays, and environmental contamination. So it follows that we must strive to maintain our natural complexion in order to keep looking young for a long period of time. Keep yourself regularly updated on the latest fashion news if you’re sincere about holding on to the vibrancy and youthfulness of your skin.
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Though going for a facelift can reverse the ageing process temporarily, the surgical process (for tightening skin to restore its elasticity and gloss) is unaffordable for most. Besides, cosmetic surgery can do more damage to your skin than good, and is therefore, not a very safe option for retrieving your complexion’s youthfulness. An instant glow face mask, on the other hand, can clear clogged pores, filtrate toxins and free radicals, and renew your skin’s natural glow.
Easy Face Mask Recipes
Readying your complexion for an instant glow must be your first and foremost priority. Instant glow and easy face mask recipes will not serve the purpose if you don’t ready your skin for applications. Your face picks up a lot of dirt, grease and filth throughout the entire working day. So you’d need to first cleanse your countenance fully to wash away that sweat and muck gathered all through the day.
Thereafter, wipe the face thoroughly with a towel, and use your three middle fingers to gently rub a deep-cleansing, moisturizing lotion and anti-ageing cream. Apply face packs on alternate days.
You should also adapt to healthy habits for glow from within. Drink at least two full glasses of water and try to get a good night’s sleep. If there is an outbreak of pimples, blackheads, and acne, control the urge to pinch or squeeze them as that might aggravate the eruptions.
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1. Lemon Juice And Turmeric
Blending one tbsp of grounded turmeric with 2-3 tbsp of lemon juice makes for a good face mask. Apply this blend all over your face and neck. Allow it to dry completely; wipe off with a soaked cloth rag. While lemon acts as a rejuvenating agent it also brings in a zest of refreshing ring apart from lightning skin and cleansing pores. Turmeric also aids in skin lightening and works as an antiseptic, protecting your skin from any outbreaks, zits or rashes.
2. Honey, Lemon And Milk
Honey, raw milk and lemon juice. All ingredients are readily available in kitchen, make the most of them. While honey helps nourish and hydrate the skin, lactic acid from milk works in brightening dull skin. Vitamic C from lemon rejuvenates and lightens skin. When the three are blended together and applied as mask – it will bring an instant glow to face.
3. Coco-Coffee Magic
Now let’s try some yummy delight which will also work as an aromatic treat to senses. Add one teaspoon coffee, two teaspoon cocoa powder, one teaspoon sugar granules and honey. Mix to form a thick paste, apply thoroughly on face in smooth, gentle, circular motions. Start it as a scrub, once the sugar starts melting, leave it on to dry before washing off with cold water. You will notice an immediate difference in your skin tone that is now brightened and reinvigorated.
4. Chickpea Flour And Curd
Mix some besan with curd, voila! Your instant glow face pack is ready. Massage it in your skin and wash off with cold water. While gram flour lightens skin tone, shrinks pores, tightens skin and removes hair follicles; curd hydrates and nourishes the skin, apart from acting as a skin lightning agent as well.
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5. Papaya And Multani Mitti
Take a small slice of ripe papaya and grate it. Mix it with fullers earth; the water from papaya will blend with fuller’s earth so don’t add any other base. Apply this thick paste evenly on face and leave it to dry. When you wash off you will notice visibly clear skin and natural glow. This instant mask also helps reduce blemishes and acne related problems.
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Preparing The Foundation Prior To Layering Natural Face Masks
Smear droplets of a drying agent or acne-treatment lotion (before going to bed) that’ll sterilise your skin and free it from impurities. Alternatively, apply Aloe Vera oil or juice on affected area and let your face absorb the same for approximately an hour before rinsing with lukewarm water. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) solution works as an excellent exfoliate, particularly for dry skin as well as for treating blackheads, pimples, and evening out blemishes.
The ingredients of a clay face mask can help in cleansing the skin of bacteria and stubborn oily/fatty deposits by penetrating the innermost layer. A facial mask made from clay also serves as an effective exfoliating agent that opens up clogged pores on the epidermis and cleanses it completely. Cover your face with a clean, dry towel, place a glass bowl containing boiling water beneath the chin, and inhale the wafting steam for 3-4 minutes.
This’ll help in opening up clogged up pores and clearing away dirt as well as sweaty deposits. In case you’ve a sensitive or dry skin, apply honey for soothing your complexion and completely moisturizing it. Always make it a point to massage a cube of ice in circles all over your face before you apply an instant glow face mask.
Application of the above mentioned quick-to-do face masks on a periodic basis will let you maintain the suppleness of your skin and keep your complexion consistently moisturized. You’re compelled to work extra hours as well as lead a hectic lifestyle and in the process end up causing grave damage to your skin. Enticing advertisements in fashion magazines coax you to use branded lotions and creams laced with chemicals that does further harm to your skin.
Using homemade instant face glow masks on one hand will save your hard-earned money as well as the effort of browsing on different websites or visiting cosmetic outlets. And on the other hand, their frequent applications will lighten up your complexion and also considerably delay its ageing process without of course causing any damage.