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Bitter & Better Homemade Face Packs

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Bitter Face Packs
You have probably tried an unusual variety of natural infusions to better your skin. But you would never have tried these particular homemade face packs that we are taking about. The reason is quite simple; they are bitter. It is not like you eat face packs but the idea of putting some thing bitter on your face is unappetizing.

Bitter gourd recipes may be tough to get down your throat, but as homemade face packs, they are great. As bitter is better for your skin, let us take a look at some of the really bitter face packs.

Bitter & Better Homemade Face Packs:

1. Bitter Gourd & Orange Peels: This bitter gourd recipe can be an amazing winter scrub. Save the peels from the oranges you eat. Sun dry the orange peels for a day or two. Then mix them with pieces of bitter gourd that have been seeded. Grind this in a blender and use the thick paste to scrub your face. You can boil the bitter gourd in water and use that solution to wash your face.

2. Bitter Gourd & Cucumber: To get the cooling effect in summer, there is a bitter gourd recipe for every season. Blend together pieces of boiled bitter gourd and cucumber. Both these should be seeded. Apply this refreshing homemade face pack and relax for 10 minutes. Be prepared to meet a fresher you in the mirror.

3. Turmeric & Neem Face Pack: Are troubled by acne? Then this is exactly what you have been looking for. This traditional recipe for pimples and zits is one of the most effective till date. You need the turmeric root (not the powder you use for cooking) and neem leaves for this face pack. Grind them together and make a thick paste. This super bitter face pack is famous for curing pox marks too!

4. Tulsi (Basil) & Neem Face Pack: Even the sweet presence of basil cannot beat the bitter taste of neem in this recipe. Take equal proportions of neem and tulsi leaves (a handful of each) and grind them together. You will get a dry paste. Mix it with a spoonful of milk and apply it on your face. This homemade face pack has a cleansing effect on your skin.

Looks natural beauty tips are at their very best when they are 'bitter' sweet! A word of caution, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these recipes then you should not try it. Do you have any more bitter recipe to share with us?

Read more about: skin care, beauty
Story first published: Friday, June 8, 2012, 9:29 [IST]
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