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Get the Festive Glow with these 6 Homemade Face Masks Completely Made of Natural Ingredients

Get festive ready with these face masks!

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Do you want glowing skin this festive season? We have got you covered. Pixabay

New Delhi, October 13, 2017 : Nothing can beat the goodness of a homemade face mask which can be made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe-vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest shakes, flower mixes and face packs which can be easily made at home.

Gunjan Gaur, make-up expert at ALPS Cosmetic Clinic and make-up expert Shahnaz Husain, have listed some useful face pack recipes :

  • Honey banana homemade face mask: Mash half a ripe banana and milk, one table spoon of sandalwood powder paste and half table spoon of honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask is beneficial for oily skin as sandalwood helps in cleansing excess sebum and oil from the skin while banana keeps it moisturized.
  • Hibiscus homemade face mask : Make a cold infusion of Hibiscus flowers, by allowing them to stand overnight in cold water, in a ratio of one to six. Next morning crush the flowers. Strain and keep the water. Mix the flowers with 3 teaspoons oats, two drops tea tree oil and add the water to mix into a paste. This hibiscus pack helps to cleanse, refresh and tone the skin, adding a glow.
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Go all natural this festive season to get the perfect glow. Pixabay
  • honey and yogurt homemade face mask : Take honey and yogurt and add a few tablespoons of red wine. Apply this on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with plain water. This softens and moisturizes the skin, removes tan and also adds a glow.
  • Avocado homemade face mask : Avocado pulp can be mixed with aloe-vera gel and applied on the face to nourish and moisturize the skin. Wash off with plain water after 20 minutes. Fresh and raw avocado should be used. Avocado contains about 20 vitamins and minerals. It is rich in antioxidants, which help to delay skin ageing.
  • Mix cucumber and ripe papaya pulp with curd and two teaspoons oats. Lemon juice can also be added. Apply on face and neck. Wash it off after half an hour. Helps to remove tan and brighten the skin.
  • For oily skin, soak one tablespoon moong dal in water for a few hours. Make a paste and add one tablespoon tomato pulp. Apply on face with a light massage. Wash off with water after 20 minutes. the pack reduces oiliness and brightens the skin. (IANS)

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Follow These Tips To Slow Down Skin Ageing

The addition of medicinal herbs and organic spices in diet will also help

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Makeup can speed up the process of ageing.
Slow down skin ageing. Pixabay

The health of your skin mirrors the health of your body. With a healthy diet and proper lifestyle, you can delay ageing, say experts.

As a person ages, the skin goes through reduced activity of sebaceous glands which results in dry skin. Also, thinning of epidermis and dermis causes sagging and wrinkling and slower repair of skin tissue, and age also leads to reduced blood supply to the skin, causing slow repair and metabolic activity.

Bindiya A. Gupta, National Training Manager, Organic Harvest, shares how one can slow down the skin’s the ageing process:

* Dietary changes: A healthy diet and lifestyle will go a long way in promoting collagen production. Your best bet to combat the natural decline that happens with age. A smart way for vegetarians and vegans to support collagen production is to eat fruits and vegetables plentiful in collagen boosting nutrients.

Include lots of a fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts and seeds to keep your antioxidant levels and collagen levels high. Also reduce alcohol consumption and junk foods to maintain a healthy skin.

* Sun protection: Use sun protection regularly so you protect the skin from UV radiation damage. Ensure you apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you go outdoors.

* Hydration: It is extremely important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Use hydrating gel or moisturiser and organic lightweight oils like Jojoba oil to maintain the oil barrier of the skin.

Go Makeup Free Once a Week to Delay Ageing
The addition of medicinal herbs and organic spices in diet will also help. (Wikimedia commons)

* Avoid both active and passive smoking to keep your skin healthy and young for long.

* Incorporate organic skincare that nourish your skin with antioxidants, collagen protein and reduce skin damage.

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Pankaj Agarwal, Managing Director and Co-founder, Just Organik, suggests:

* Healthy eating takes the biggest share when it comes to keeping the skin healthy and glowing. The festive season is the time when the body needs to stay hydrated and continuous replenishment of minerals and vitamins are needed. It is advisable to continually consume fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to keep the body immune to ailments.

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The addition of medicinal herbs and organic spices in diet will also help.

* Skin needs to be taken care of externally through the application of various organic products. Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Gooseberry, Avocado, Tea Tree Oil, Shea Butter, Sea Salt, and other herbal oils and herbs have the ability to rejuvenate the skin. (IANS)