I always wondered about the magic behind my grandmother’s healthy and glowing skin.
Well, as they say, old is gold, especially when it comes to taking care of your skin and hair, purane nuskhe from our grandmothers were the best and the most effective.
She had the perfect solutions to all your beauty problems using natural homemade face packs.
Fenugreek (methi) face pack to cool the skin
Make this simple methi seed face pack.
1st is to boil a few methi seeds in one cup of water and when the seeds start to get softer, allow the water to cool down.
Use this water all over the face by patting it with a cotton ball and leave it on for one to two hours.
It will immediately give you a cooling effect and help redness on your face.
Fenugreek or methi is known for its cooling properties and to cure inflammation and discomfort caused by pimples.
The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of methi seeds heal skin infections too keeping your skin hydrated and clean.
Saffron face pack for improving skin tone
To make a brilliant saffron face pack take about three to four strands of saffron and soak them in two teaspoons of water overnight (the color of the water turns golden yellowish).
Now add one teaspoon of milk, a dash of sugar and a few drops of coconut oil to the saffron-infused water.
Dip a piece of bread in this mixture and apply this mixture on your face with this piece of bread.
Keep this pack for about fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Pat dry your face and repeat this at least two to three times a week to get the best result.
Saffron is known for its many healing properties.
It is a rich source of iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, and copper and vitamins including vitamin A, folic acid, and Vitamin C.
Saffron helps to improve your skin tone and clears dull skin. It helps remove dark circles and fine lines. This face pack with saffron will help increase the circulation of blood bringing a perfect glow.
Curd and gram flour face pack for dry skin
All you need to do is to mix two tablespoons of besan, one tablespoon of curd, one teaspoon of honey and a dash of turmeric to make a smooth paste.
Apply evenly on your face and leave it for about five minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Try repeating this regularly.
Curd is a natural moisturizer, honey cleanses your skin and turmeric works as an antiseptic that maintains the pH levels of your skin.
All these ingredients put together will heal your dry skin naturally.
The curd and besan face pack makes for an amazing way to nourish dry skin and remove dead cells.
Besan acts as a cleansing agent for the skin and curd has a moisturizing effect.
Aloe vera face pack to remove sun tan and black spots
Squeeze the aloe vera gel out of the leaves into a bowl.
Add a few drops of lemon in the gel. Use your fingers to mix both the ingredients and apply it on your face.
Keep it for around 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Do not apply any moisturizer post the application of this face mask as aloe vera itself is a great moisturizer.
Aloe vera has always been known to be used in cosmetics and beauty concoctions since ancient Egypt.
It was used as a treatment for various skin conditions and many internal disorders.
It is best used for removing sun tan and dark spots caused by the sun.
Lemon and honey face pack or oily skin
Mix lemon juice extracts and honey together in a bowl.
Apply this mixture on your face and let it dry for about 15-20 minutes before washing it off.
This will relieve you from excessively oily skin and make the skin supple and moisturized.
Lemon is an excellent source for cleaning the skin, eliminating dead skin cells and reducing oil secretion.
Honey has various antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help reduce oil secretion further avoiding pimples and acne from coming back.
Coriander leaves and turmeric powder face pack for blackheads
A face pack of coriander leaves and turmeric powder makes a great solution for excessive blackheads on your face, especially on the nose.
The pack helps in shrinking large pores. Coriander acts as a caustic to clean dirt, blocking the pores of your skin.
Turmeric helps in pulling out excess oil in your skin pores.
Blend coriander leaves with two teaspoons of turmeric powder to make a fine paste.
Apply this paste on your face and keep it overnight.
Wash it off the next morning with cold water.
Follow this routine at least twice a week to get rid of blackheads easily.