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    101 Guide: 25 Skin Care Masks Perfect For The Dry Winter Season

    Nothing can beat the ease and goodness of DIY homemade masks. And you don’t need extravagant ingredients to make one either. All the homemade face pack ingredients you need are secretly hiding in your kitchen. Here are the best and most spa-worthy homemade face packs you must try. They are easy to make, require minimal ingredients but will deliver great results.

    25 DIY Masks To Keep The Winter Dryness Away

    1. Honey & Oats Face Mask

    Tired of dry and peeling skin? Here’s how to cure your dry skin with honey and oatmeal.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 spoons of oats
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
    • A little bit of nutmeg (jaiphal)
    • Milk cream

    Method:

    1. Mix the ingredients well.
    2. Add the milk cream.
    3. Mix it into a fine paste and apply it to your face and neck for at least 15 minutes.
    4. Rinse and wipe with a cool washcloth or steaming warm cloth.

    Find here 10 DIY hair and face masks with tips to help you keep your skin and hair healthy by India’s renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain.

    2. Citrusy Coffee Face Mask

    Oily skin can be a little hard to manage but a potent coffee face pack with lemon is the way to go. The lemon provides vitamin C and coffee is known for its skin tone lightening properties. 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of coffee powder
    • Few drops of lemon juice

    Method:

    1. Grab a tablespoon of coffee powder.
    2. Mix it well with lemon juice.
    3. Apply this to your face and neck.
    4. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with water.

    Coffee For Beauty: Find here face masks to hair packs to body scrubs, all made with coffee!

    3. Honeylicious Mask

    Honey in green tea makes it sweeter and honey in a coffee face mask makes it better. Honey tightens the skin along with giving it a healthy glow. Make a pure, organic and herbal face mask with coffee and honey. 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of coffee powder
    • 1 tablespoon of honey

    Method:

    1. Take one tablespoon of coffee powder and honey each.
    2. Mix until it turns into a smooth paste.
    3. Apply this on your face in a downward motion.
    4. Let it dry for 20 minutes.
    5. Wash off with lukewarm water.
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    4. Sandalwood Oil & Ghee Mask

    Sandalwood oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. When used with ghee, these ingredients can keep your skin healthy. Use it 2-3 times a week.

    Ingredients:

    • 2-3 drops of sandalwood oil
    • 1 tablespoon of ghee
    • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder

    Method: 

    1. Mix all ingredients to form a paste.
    2. Apply it to your face and neck.
    3. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes.
    4. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

    5. Ghee & Besan Face Mask

    The ultimate desi beauty secret, ghee is great for your skin. If you’re looking for ways to get that natural glow, then try this face pack.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons ghee

    Method:

    1. Mix gram flour (besan) with water and ghee.
    2. Make a paste and apply this evenly on the face as well as the neck.
    3. Leave this DIY face mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.

    6. Rosewater & Cucumber Mask

    One of the benefits of rose water on the face is that it suits all skin types. This face pack with cool cucumber is perfect for sensitive skin. 

    Ingredients:

    • ½ cucumber
    • 1 teaspoon of honey
    • 1 tablespoon of rose water (gulabjal)

    Method:

    1. Blend the cucumber to get the juice.
    2. Mix it well with the honey and rose water.
    3. Gently massage it onto your skin and leave it for 10 minutes.
    4. Wash it off and dab your face with a soft towel.

    7. Almonds & Honey Mask

    Almonds are best known for effectively nourishing your skin, reversing sun damage and removing excess oil. When combined with honey, it serves as a natural exfoliating face pack that helps slough of dead skin while still being gentle.

    Ingredients:

    • 3 tablespoons of ground raw almonds
    • 1 teaspoon of honey

    Method:

    1. Mix the ground almonds with honey and make a paste.
    2. Gently massage the mix to your face in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry. 

    Here’s why including honey is a must in your beauty routine (& 25 DIYs to make the most of the desi nectar).

    8. Haldi & Dahi Face Pack

    What’s better than a plain turmeric face pack? It’s this wholesome turmeric (haldi), coffee and dahi face pack! Rich in antioxidants, this is the perfect pack to get rid of tan and hyperpigmentation. Get rejuvenated, even, smooth and soft skin with this face pack.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of coffee powder
    • 1 tablespoon of turmeric (haldi)
    • 1 tablespoon of curd (dahi)

    Method:

    1. Combine all ingredients well.
    2. Apply this pack in a downward motion on your face and neck.
    3. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse off with water.

    9. Ghee, Haldi & Neem Mask

    We know that turmeric can give your skin a healthy glow but did you know that it also has antibacterial properties? Hence, it can keep your skin clear and smooth. Neem’s antioxidant boost will protect your skin against the effects of ageing. 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 teaspoon of neem powder
    • ½ teaspoon of haldi
    • 1 teaspoon of ghee

    Method: 

    1. Mix one teaspoon of neem powder, half a teaspoon of pure haldi and one teaspoon of ghee to make a paste. 
    2. Apply it to cleansed skin and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing off.

    Find here 10 DIYs face masks using ghee, the epitome of traditional Indian wisdom.

    10. Haldi & Banana Face Mask

    Banana and its peels are excellent homemade remedies for treating acne and pimples. Turmeric (haldi) gently gets rid of bacteria without harming the skin. This concoction is also a great way to get a hydrating fruit facial for sensitive skin.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 ripe banana
    • A pinch of turmeric (haldi)

    Method:

    1. Mash a ripe banana and then add the turmeric.
    2. Apply it to your face and neck.
    3. Let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse it off with cold water.

    11. Papaya & Honey Mask

    This papaya mask is ideal for people who feel like their skin looks dull, dry and lifeless. This mask is sure to give a nice dewy shine to the face. The enzymes in papaya help clear the skin and the turmeric (haldi) gets rid of spots and hyperpigmentation.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 small pieces of papaya (ripe) 
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
    • A pinch of turmeric (haldi)

    Method:

    1. Mash the papaya in a bowl with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
    2. Add a tablespoon of honey and turmeric to the papaya mash.
    3. Apply the honey face mask to the entire face, leave it on till dry.
    4. Wash off with cool water.
    Buy anti-pigmentation face wash from TC46’s Red Dot Shop here and clear away all dead skin cells from your skin.

    12. Milk, Haldi & Lemon Juice Face Mask

    This mask combines the skin brightening and lightening benefits of turmeric (haldi) and lemon. It helps hydrate your skin well and the milk adds B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons of milk
    • ¼ tablespoon of turmeric (haldi)

    Method:

    1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. 
    2. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
    3. Leave on for 10–20 minutes before rinsing off.

    Desi Nuskhe: Find here 10 turmeric face masks for ‘haldi’ skin.

    13. Strawberry & Honey Face Mask

    This mask is a great way to experience the benefits of honey for improving skin health. It instantly brightens the face naturally. For best results, use this mask once a week.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 strawberries
    • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon of honey

    Method:

    1. Wash the strawberries and make a puree.
    2. Add the honey and lemon to it.
    3. Apply all over the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
    4. Rinse with water.
    Buy rose & honey face wash from the Red Dot Shop, one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, here and get a smooth soft look!

    14. Vitamin E Mask

    This face mask combines the goodness of two natural powerhouse ingredients to leave you with skin that feels pampered and hydrated. 

    Ingredients:

    • 2 vitamin E capsules
    • 6 tablespoons of organic coconut oil

    Method:

    1. Heat the coconut oil if it has solidified.
    2. Add the vitamin E oil to the coconut oil and mix.
    3. Transfer the mixture into a jar and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 mins or until it solidifies.
    4. Take a small quantity of the mask and apply it to the face and neck.
    5. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes.
    6. Wash with lukewarm water.

    Learn here 5 reasons to add vitamin E to your daily skincare regime & DIY recipes!

    15. Haldi & Chandan Mask

    This mask is tried and tested by Kareena Kapoor Khan and works to hydrate your dry skin. It helps to bring a glow to your skin in the winter season.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons of sandalwood (chandan)
    • 2 drops of vitamin E
    • A pinch of turmeric (haldi)
    • Milk

    Method:

    1. In a bowl, add sandalwood, vitamin E, turmeric and some milk to make a paste. 
    2. Apply the paste on the face and neck.
    3. Leave for 20 minutes and wash.

    Kareena is an inspiration for a ton of reasons and TC46 brings you 5 practices you can adopt from her life. Click here.

    16. Cinnamon & Honey Face Mask 

    You cannot ignore the liquid gold you have stashed on our kitchen shelves. Using honey with cinnamon makes a perfect combination for removing and preventing blackheads and promote hydration.

    Ingredients:

    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini)
    • 2 teaspoons honey

    Method:

    1. Take both the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.
    2. Apply gently on your face.
    3. Leave for 15 minutes.
    4. Rinse it with water. 
    5. Follow up by running an ice cube all over your face.

    17. Honey & Curd Face Pack 

    Both honey and curd are excellent moisturisers. This face pack is ideal for people with dry and dull skin as it replenishes the lost moisture of the skin and makes it look supple and healthy.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 spoon of honey
    • 2 spoons of curd

    Method:

    1. Mix two spoons of curd with one spoon of honey.
    2. Apply evenly on the face and neck.
    3. Leave to dry for 20-30 minutes.
    4. Rinse your face with cool water.

    18. Cucumber & Curd (Dahi) Face Pack 

    Cucumber is an amazing hydrant. Using the cucumber with curd for the skin is an effective way to keep the skin hydrated. It also helps to brighten the skin, soothe sunburns and even out the skin tone.

    Ingredients:

    • ½ a cucumber
    • 2 spoons of curd

    Method:

    1. Grate half a cucumber.
    2. Mix the cucumber with 2 spoons of curd.
    3. Massage the mixture gently on your face and neck in upward and outwards circles.
    4. Leave the mixture on till it dries completely.
    5. Wash it off with cool water.

    19. Jojoba Oil & Honey Face Mask

    Honey combined with many ingredients has beneficial results, but when combined with jojoba oil, it helps to radiate your skin.

    Ingredients: 

    • 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
    • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

    Method:

    1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl.
    2. Apply 2-3 drops, leave it overnight.
    3. Rinse with warm water.

    Note: You can contain this mixture in a small bottle and apply it with a dropper every day before going to bed. 

    20. Tomato & Yoghurt Face Mask

    Tomatoes are loaded with goodness. They protect the skin from UV rays and contain antioxidants, help closing pores and exfoliate the skin as well!

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tomato
    • 1 spoon of yoghurt (dahi)
    • ½ spoon of oatmeal

    Method:

    1. Blend 1 tomato until it is in the form of thick and consistent pulp. 
    2. Add to this half a spoon of oatmeal. 
    3. Mix this well and then add 1 spoon of yoghurt. 
    4. Apply this over your face and neck for 10 minutes before washing off. If you have time, rather than washing, scrub the mask off for more benefits! 

    21. Rice Flour & Sandalwood Powder Face Pack 

    Rice flour is efficient in removing dead skin cells and sandalwood protects the skin from harmful UV rays. It displays excellent anti-inflammatory effects on the skin and keeps skin redness at bay.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon rice flour
    • ½ tablespoon of sandalwood powder (chandan)

    Method:

    1. Mix both the ingredients with rose water to make it into a paste.
    2. Massage your face and neck for 5 minutes
    3. Once dry, wash it with warm water.

    22. Coconut Milk & Tomato Face Mask

    Want silky smooth, tan-free skin? Then you need to try this pack. Tomato contains fruit acid to brighten skin while coconut oil is very beneficial in glowing the skin.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 slices of tomato
    • ¼ cup of coconut milk

    Method:

    1. Take coconut milk in a bowl.
    2. Soak the slices of tomatoes in the bowl for 10 minutes.
    3. Take tomato slices and rub them all over your face.
    4. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off.

    23. Aloe Vera & Instant Coffee Face Mask

    A potent coffee face pack with aloe vera is the way to go for skin rejuvenation. Coffee is known for its unique properties to get rid of spots and blemishes. The pack helps naturally tighten and firm your skin and also reveal a subtle glow.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera
    • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee

    Method:

    1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl until combined.
    2. Leave the mix on the face for 20 minutes.
    3. Rinse with warm water.
    4. Use a moisturiser after the mask.

    24. Egg & Yoghurt Face Mask

    Don’t want your skin to grow older? Try this anti-ageing DIY face mask recipe to help reduce signs of ageing lines and wrinkles. This mask provides natural moisture to the skin while assisting in hydrating your skin. 

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon of egg white 
    • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt

    Method:

    1. Mix both ingredients in a bowl.
    2. Apply a thin layer over your face.
    3. Let it dry for 15 minutes.
    4. Rinse with normal water.

    25. Aloe Vera & Tea Tree Oil Mask

    Contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to reduce redness, swelling and inflammation. This mask is proven effective in fighting acne and giving nourishment to winter-dry skin.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
    • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil

    Method:

    1. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to aloe vera gel in a bowl.
    2. Mix it well.
    3. Smooth a small amount on your face.
    4. Leave it overnight.
    5. Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning for clear skin.
    We at TC46 love tea tree face cream here from the Red Dot Shop, our own curated place for desi beauty products.

    Allowing yourself the time to spend on a skin routine can affect your mental health, something about it is soothing, comforting and satisfactory. So this winter, sit, relax and mask-up!

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