Face mask – Face packs for dry /oily skin this winter



By Prathima,

For dry skin or normal skin
Face pack for dry skin to normal skin - Dry skin can cause a lot of distress during the winter. Using a face pack of mashed banana mixed with few drops pure honey can act as a natural cleanser and also soften the skin. Apply on face and  neck regularly, at least twice a week. 

Honey gives the skin with the moisture it needs. You may add glycerine too instead of honey in case you are allergic to honey. Or simply apply plain mashed banana.
Bananas contain potassium. They are ideal for people with sensitive skin too. It tightens and smoothens the skin lending it a youthful glow.

A pack made of  gram flour (besan) and milk cream will give your skin that healthy glow. Besan acts as a natural cleanser, removing dirt and  grime from skin while lightening skin tone.
I suffer from dry skin which would get worse in winters earlier. But using the above natural face masks has helped to a great extent.

For oily skin

Face pack for oily to normal skin – Rub a slice of ripe papaya all over face and wash off with tepid water after 15 minutes to cleanse and nourish skin. 
You could also apply a pack of gram flour (besan) mixed with a pinch of turmeric and rose water to brighten complexion. After 15 mins gently rub your skin with upward or circular motions to loosen the pack. This can act as a mild scrub and remove any stubborn dirt in pores. Wash off.
Turmeric has antiseptic properties and can reduce skin blemishes and brighten skin tone. But remember to go easy on the turmeric. You would not want to leave yellow stains on face!

Beauty tips

*Before applying face packs, wash face to remove any dirt or grime. You could even steam face for about a minute or two to open up the pores. This will help the skin to better absorb the goodness of moisturising treatment to follow.
*Always apply your daily moisturiser after washing off the face pack.
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