With life as we know it coming to a standstill, we must be grateful at having enough to eat and drink with a roof over our heads. The weeks spent indoors can actually be a blessing for one's skin. There is low exposure to pollution and sunlight since you aren't going out however excess screen time from being locked to your laptop can lead to tired eyes and fine lines. Since we're indoors, why not use the time to give our skin an extra dose of pampering with ingredients around the house? To do that, Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Dermato-Surgeon at The Esthetic Clinics shares her expert home remedies.
Use these home remedies by the beauty expert herself with ingredients from around the house.
Wash and grind a medium-size cucumber, tomato, and potato. Put the mix into an ice tray and freeze. Apply over your face with circular motions when you get up in the morning, let it dry and wash it. This ice pack will make your skin glow and remove the tan too.
Mix half teaspoon of semolina with 1 teaspoon of gram flour and a pinch of turmeric. Keep in an airtight container. You can use this pack on the entire body before taking a bath. If you have oily skin, add rose water to this mix. For normal skin, use curd and for dry skin, use mustard oil. This will remove the dead skin and improve the circulation
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Make a face mask of half cup of buttermilk and with 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply on face and leave for couple of hours. Wash with warm water and moisturize as usual for clear and bright skin.
To take care of dry skin, mix 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt and apply as you would for a face mask. This will heal inflammation and prevent sun damage.
For skin prone to breakouts and rashes, combine 1 tablespoon of besan with half teaspoon of turmeric powder and half teaspoon of neem powder. Mix with milk to make a face pack and apply on the face in gentle circular motions to exfoliate. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash and moisturize normally. This face pack will clear the skin, bring back the glow and reduce acne.
Make a cooling spray by mixing rosewater with aloe vera, cucumber and lemon juice. Store in your refrigerator and spray on your face after washing your face and then moisturize.