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6 Ways to Use Leftover Festival Flowers in Face Mask

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Skin that is free of stubborn black spots, nasty fine lines and annoying blackheads, well, sounds more like a dream than reality. What if we say fresh flower face mask can take care of your most persistent of beauty woes, leaving your skin clear as a sunshine, would you give it a try?

With the festive season on full roll, your refrigerator is bound to be packed with leftover flowers. And we thought why not put it to good use.

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Rose, for instance, has astringent properties that tighten pores and restore suppleness to the skin.

Jasmine, on the other hand, does not just smell incredible, but has moisturising properties that penetrate deep into the skin layers, leaving the skin as soft as that of a baby's.

And, lotus has chock-full of antioxidants that slough off dead skin cells, improve skin's elasticity and lighten dark spots.

With so many benefits in store, are you wondering how you've never tried out flower face masks before?

Well, here are 6 incredible flower masks to attain skin that is noticeably light, bright and clear.

Pro Tip: Remove the flowers used in the puja next day first thing in the morning. Spritz it with some water and place it in the refrigerator to keep the petals soft and prevent its nourishing properties from seeping out!


Jasmine Mask

Jasmine acts as a natural toner that tightens the skin and reduces black spots.

10 to 15 jasmine flowers
1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder

Crush jasmine flowers into a smooth paste using water. Add in the sandalwood powder.
Keep adding water until you get a smooth consistency.
Apply a thin coat on your face and neck.
Let it sit for 20 minutes.
Rinse and pat dry.
Apply this jasmine face pack twice a week to permanently remove dark spots.


Rose Mask

Packed with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties, rose protects the skin against the damage and also helps keep painful acne in check.

2 tablespoons of raw milk
1 rose
a pinch of turmeric

Pluck all the petals of the rose in a bowl. Add in raw milk, crush it into a smooth paste.
Stir in the turmeric. Mix until the ingredients combine.
Apply it on to your face.
Wash off after 20 minutes.
This rose mask will give your skin an instant glow.


Hibiscus Flower Mask

Hibiscus cleanses the skin of all the impurities, unclog the pores and keep excess oil production in check.

1 teaspoon of rice powder
1 vitamin E capsule
1 hibiscus flower

Grind hibiscus into a smooth paste using water. Add in the rice powder and vitamin E gel. Using milk, make a thick paste.
Apply it on to your face.
Let it dry.
Once you feel your skin stretch, spritz your face with water, and scrub your skin in a circular motion.
Rinse and pat dry.
It is one of the most healing flower masks to try for acne.


Sunflower Mask

Sunflower removes dead skin cells, while keeping your natural oils intact. And it is gentle enough to be used on all skin types.

1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 marigold flower

Take the petals of sunflower in a bowl, add in the lemon juice and sugar.
Gently, scrub your skin with the concoction in a circular motion.
Rinse and pat dry.


Lavender Mask

Lavender flower has antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties that will soothe inflammation, cleanse the skin of deeply rooted impurities and keep infection from leading to pimples.

1 teaspoon of ground oats
1 teaspoon of raw milk
Handful of lavender flowers

Boil the flower in water for 10 minutes. Strain the flowers and grind it to a smooth paste.
Add in the oats and milk, whisk until you get a smooth paste.
Apply it on to your face.
Let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Rinse with cold water.
Apply this flower face mask for clear skin twice a week.


Plumeria Mask

The creamy petals of plumeria mask have astringent properties that can heal dry and scaly skin.

6 to 7 plumeria flowers
1 tablespoon of besan
Raw milk as required

Using milk, grind the flowers into a smooth paste. Add in the besan, and using milk, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste.
Apply a thin coat through your face and neck.
Wait till it dries and then rinse it clean.
This flower mask will make your skin turn visibly light.

Read more about: lavender, acne, diy, face pack
Story first published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 17:26 [IST]
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