Let’s get desi! Head on over to your kitchen and stir up a face pack using simple, readily available ingredients in the comfort of your home. Whether it’s suntan, discolouration, acne, dry skin or signs of ageing, homemade face packs can actually give you far better results than expensive salon products that may have toxic ingredients, additives, and regulators that can cause your skin to break out. Your mother might have told you a million times how old is gold and that your naani’s desi nuskhe can work wonders, and she is absolutely right! 

So, here are five weekend-face masks for your weekly R&R routine. After all, nothing beats indulging in a beauty session in the comfort of your home on the weekends. It’s the simplest, and easiest form of self-care.

5 Tips To Apply A Homemade Face Pack The Right Way

Face masks can help you relax and are perfect for that #treatyourself Sunday post on Instagram. After a super stressful day and also in light of this coronavirus pandemic, they can be used to calm not just your skin, but your mind too. 15 minutes of silence and stillness, while you wait for your pack to dry, can give you moments to clear your head and be at peace. So here are 5 tips on applying a homemade face pack.

1. Prep Your Skin First

You don’t want to clog your pores by applying a face pack before exfoliating or cleansing your skin properly. Use a gentle facial scrub with round particles like jojoba beads that will rollover your skin, break down and remove the dead skin cells. Rinse well and pat your skin dry. 

2. Assess Your Skin & Gather The Right Ingredients

There are different types of face packs that you can make at home. However, it’s crucial for you to first determine your skin type. You don’t want to be applying the wrong face mask and in turn, result in a skin reaction. Once you know your skin type and what kind of a face pack you will need, go ahead and gather the right ingredients from your kitchen.

3. Apply With A Brush

Face masks are best applied using a soft-bristle brush like a tint-brush or your paintbrush. Make sure you invest in a brush completely for this purpose and after every use, clean it properly. 

4.  Cut Some Cucumber Slices

Desi women have grown up watching Bollywood movies and actresses in films applying thin cucumber slices over their eyes. This is highly beneficial as it reduces puffiness around your eyes and relaxes your under-eye area. 

5. Don’t Rush

Don’t be in a hurry to wash off the pack from your face. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes and then start taking the pack off in small circular motions. Rinse well with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. 

Let us know the desi nuskhe you use at home for your beauty routine in the comments section below.

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