Between chemical-based products, pollution and hectic hours, is it really a wonder that your skin is beginning to look dull and patchy? What you need is a homemade mask for fair skin!
How does this herbal mask for brighter complexion work? It removes impurities from the skin, sloughs off the dead skin layer, shrinks open pores, stimulates blood flow, which in turn brightens the complexion.
Natural ingredients used in this mask for fair skin - Almond, honey, egg white and petroleum jelly.
Petroleum jelly is a deep emollient that penetrates deep into the skin layers, hydrates dry skin and repairs damaged skin cells.
Egg is packed to the brim with proteins. Proteins boost the collagen and elastin level of the skin, which in turn removes fine lines, makes skin taut and lightens blemishes.
Honey on the other hand has amino acid, which acts as a natural humectant, helping skin retain its moisture. Plus it is loaded with vitamin C, which gives the skin a radiant glow.
Whereas, almond has a high ratio of antioxidants and vitamin E that repair damaged skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin tissues.
Now that you know precisely the kind of wonder this ayurvedic mask is to improve skin tone, lets learn the step-by-step recipe on how to make it!
Boil a cup of water in a pan, take a teaspoon of petroleum jelly in a glass bowl and hold it over the pan until it melts. Petroleum jelly is a great moisturizer and it can deeply hydrate the skin. However, if you have oily skin, avoid using this one ingredient.
Take 4 to 5 almonds and soak them in half a cup of water overnight. In the morning, grind the almonds into a rough paste. Make sure the paste is a little coarse, so as to remove dirt from all nook and canny of your skin.
Break an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk in a bowl. Discard the egg yolk and take the egg white and keep stirring it with a fork until it forms a fluffy consistency.
Once the petroleum jelly has cooled down, add the almond paste and egg to it. Keep stirring it until all the ingredients combine well. Add a teaspoon of organic honey to the mask and stir it again.
Cleanse your face with water to remove the day's residue. In case, if you have makeup on use a mild cleanser, until every last bit has come off. Pat your skin dry with a microfibre cloth. Make sure your skin remains slightly damp for easy application of the homemade mask for fair skin.
Apply the herbal mask for brighter complexion evenly on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Avoid applying the mask in the area around your eyes and mouth. The skin being twice as delicate from your facial skin, is much more likely to become dry and show signs of ageing.
Once the mask dries, spritz some water onto your face. When the mask loosens, using the soft bud of your finger scrub your skin in a circular motion. Do this for 2 minutes.
Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow it up by rinsing with cold water to close pores. Blot out the excess moisture using a kitchen towel. Avoid rubbing your skin harshly; be as gentle as possible.
Take a cotton ball and squeeze some rose water onto it. Rub your facial skin and neck with it. Let it get absorbed naturally. Rosewater contains antioxidants, which tone, hydrate and smoothen the skin!
Take a dollop of your oil-free moisturizer in the palm of your hands and massage it into your face. Massage it upwards and move it outwards. The added stimulation will give your skin a dewy glow.
This ayurvedic mask to improve skin tone will hydrate, nourish and revive your skin, improving your complexion. To see a noticeable difference, apply it consistently twice a week for a few months!