When you're juggling a full time job, a few hobbies, a family and a social life, it's only natural to be dead tired by the end of the day. Just like you, your skin gets tired too. A busy life is tough on it even if you care for it regularly. So when you get half an hour to yourself, try these refreshing face masks and watch your fatigued, dull skin fade away.
1. The Potato Pack
Grate half a potato into a fine paste. To it, mix 2 tablespoons of fresh yogurt and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix into a paste, apply to your face and neck, leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Potato's bleaching agents and lemon's citric acid will drive dullness away.
2. The Coffee Mask
Coffee isn't just for your morning cuppa! Combine 1 tablespoon of fine coffee powder with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cold water. When applying this paste, massage it into your face in a circular motion. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes then wash off with cold water. Thanks to coffee's caffeine content and gritty texture, it exfoliates the skin and awakens it.
3. The Mint Mask
Blend a handful of mint leaves in the mixer and extract the juice from it. Combine this mint juice with 2 tablespoons of cold milk and 1 tablespoon of besan. Mix together well, apply over the face and neck, let it dry for 40 minutes and wash off with warm water. Mint's refreshing properties with besan and the nourishing agents in milk will leave the skin invigorated.
4. The Tomato Pack
Combine the pulp of half a tomato with 1 tablespoon of oats and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Mix and massage into the skin on your face and neck then let it dry for 30 minutes. When washing off with warm water, massage with your fingertips until washed off completely. Tomato will perk up tired skin while oats will scrub away dead cells.
5. The Aloe Vera Pack
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera pulp with 1 tablespoon of cold milk and 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder. Combine into a paste and apply generously over your face and neck. Once it has dried for 40 minutes, wash off with cold water. While sandalwood adds radiance to the skin, aloe vera lends an instant burst of freshness.
If those weren't enough for you, use the benefit of potatoes and coffee to revive tired skin with these 2 simple DIYs.
So which of these face masks will you try for your skin tonight?