Homemade anti-acne face pack
Reversing the ageing clock is the desire of each one of us. While we recommend retinoids, peptides and Vitamin C in the anti-ageing daily routine. Use natural ingredients in form of this face pack is a great way to rejuvenate and pamper your skin once or twice a week.
What is it? Home-made skin anti-ageing face pack
Who can use it? All skin types for skin rejuvenation. We have modified the base ingredients for each skin type.
Sensitive skin: Can try if the skin is calm.
How to make it? Check description box
Why these ingredients?
We have used the following ingredients that have studies to show some anti-acne action:
Clay or fullers earth or Multani mitti causes a sustained decrease in oil secretion and absorbs sebum from the face when applied for a long time.
Turmeric has anti-oxidant, wound healing and anti-inflammatory benefits as proven in many studies.
Tea tree oil has been shown to inhibit acne in various studies, and it is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne. It inhibits P.acne without affecting normal skin flora besides being anti-inflammatory. It can cause redness, dryness and irritation, especially in sensitive skin. Should not be used in pregnancy and lactation.
Cinnamon, when used in combination with honey, can reduce acne.
Glycyrrhiza glabra, Licorice or mulethi extracts have antibacterial activity besides skin lightening effects. Liquorice reduces acne due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties, besides reducing androgen levels. But should be avoided even in a small amount in patients with hypertension, and heart and kidney problems.
Rosa damascene is a particular variety of rose that is used to make rose water, rose oil and gulukand; has anti-acne action. Rose water can even help in reducing comedones or black/white heads.
Raw honey, when applied directly on red pimples, can help in reduction owing to anti-inflammatory benefits.
Gram flour or besan helps by absorbing extra oils in oily skin types.
How to customise for various skin types?
The unique thing about this face pack is that we have customised the base ingredients to match your skin type:
Dry skin: Oats and milk are used to nourish and hydrate.
Combination skin: Chickpea flour and oats help in balancing oil secretions
Oily skin: Multani mitti and besan remove excess oils of greasy skin.
How to make skin lightening face pack?
Mix the following ingredients in a dry air-tight container
FIRST PUT THE BASE INGREDIENTS BASED ON YOUR SKIN TYPE:
For oily skin: Put 5 spoons each of Multanin mitti (or fuller’s earth) and besan (or chickpea flour)
For combination skin: Put 5 spoons each of besan (or chickpea flour) and grounded oats
For dry skin: Put 5 spoons each of milk and grounded oats
NOW PUT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
- half spoon of turmeric powder
- quarter spoon cinammom powder
- half spoon Licorice
- half spoon neem powder
You can store the above mixture in an airtight container for 1-3 months. The only precaution is that water should not get inside it.
To make a face pack: Take 2 tablespoons of the above mixture and add the following liquid ingredients:
- 1/4 spoon of raw honey
- 5 drops of tea- tree oil
- Rose water to make a thick paste
How to use it?
- Srub your skin with this brown sugar scrub
- Pat dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- Apply the face pack in an upward direction.
- Let it dry. Leave it untouched for 15 minutes or so.
- Once it is dry, splash a generous amount of water on your face to make the mask soft.
- Gently scrub your face by removing the face pack in circular, outward motions to aid the removal of dead skin cells.
- Rinse off the leftover face pack and pat dry.
- You can use this face mask once or twice a week.
What are the side effects?
This anti-ageing face pack has many potent ingredients, which could cause irritation, as is common for sensitive skin. Thus, always perform the patch test before the first use.
How to store?
You can store dry ingredients for 1-3 months.
Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily
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