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Contributed By: Mahrukh Ghouri


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Ladies, ditch your over-the-counter products and ransack your fridges instead! YES, it’s true, home-made masks are the latest sensation this season. Pamper your skin with the things that are already in your fridge. Let’s stop making those visits and go for these instead:

Blackheads game not so strong:

Get rid of all those blackheads in five minutes with this easy quick remedy. You just need a lemon, and a few drops of honey. Take half a lemon, pour 2-3 drops of honey on it, gently spread those drops on its surface with your finger, and now rub this lemon on your face. Leave the mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. The lemon helps in fading out the unnecessary spots on your face and honey helps in restoring the moisture on your face.

Exfoliating Breakfast mask:

All you need for this mask is a banana, yogurt and honey. Take one tablespoon of honey, one mashed banana, and two tablespoons of yogurt mix these ingredients and apply the mixture to your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash your face with cold water. Yogurt and banana will help to exfoliate your skin.

Coffee to the rescue:

We all love coffee and cocoa don’t we? Your favorite snack not just tantalizes your taste buds but also helps in detoxifying your skin as well. Yes caffeine has detoxifying characteristics. All you need for this mask is 2 tablespoons of coffee, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and form a spreadable mixture. And now apply this on your face and let it dry for about 10 minutes, don’t forget to rub it gently with your fingers on your face since it is a grainy mixture and you need to rub it for exfoliating the skin. Now rinse thoroughly with cold water and enjoy your young and fresh skin.

Sweet Cucumber:

Cucumber is really good for skin especially in summers, and suits all skin types, all you need for this mask is 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 cucumber. Peel off a cucumber and grind it to form a paste, but do not over grind it, now add sugar to this paste and mix it well. Now spread this mixture to your face and neck apply it for 10 minutes and then wash your face. The cooling effect of cucumber and the exfoliating effect of sugar will help your skin to restore its freshness.

Delicious Mango mask:

Mango is the fruit of the season, so how about utilizing it tickle our fancy? Mango is really good for removing sun tan and getting flawless glowing skin. All you need for this mask is pulp of one ripe mango, Gram flour AKA baisan, Honey and yougurt. Mix all these ingredients together to form a paste and apply it well on your face, leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes and then wash it with cold water. Apply it twice a week for better results.

 

Podina is always good:

Mint AKA podina is always good for summers, whether you use it in your drinks or on your face. It helps getting rid of irritating skin and gives lasting freshness. You will be needing fresh mint leaves and turmeric powder for this mask. Turmeric powder helps in getting rid of pimples and works as an antibiotic. Take some mint leaves and luke warm water in a blender and blend it well and add some turmeric powder in it. Now apply it well on your face and wash it after 15 minutes. Instantly you will get fresh and cool skin.

 

Tomatoes are love:

Tomatoes are really helpful in getting rid of sun tan, and all you need for this mask is tomato pulp and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them evenly and apply it on your face leaving it for 10 minutes, you will feel slight itching because of the citirne presence but it is pleasure with pain, soon after ten minutes when you will wash your face you will be surprised to see such fresh and glowy skin.’

Milk isn’t that bad after all:

Milk has whitening properties, and honey helps in restoring moisture of the skin. This mask is a great way to remove sun tan and naturally bleaches your face and improves your complexion. You need 1 tablespoon of honey, 4 tablespoons of milk, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on your face with help of a cotton, leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cold water.

How about egging?

Egg helps a lot in improving the complexion, it tightens the skin and helps in closing pores. It also helps in removing extra oil from the skin. You need one egg white and lemon juice for this mask. Mix them well together. Apply them well on your face and neck and let it sit. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cold water.

Easy beezy Aloe vera gel mask:

Aloe vera is really helpful in getting rid of dead skin cells. It is the easiest face mask. All you need to do is extract aloe vera juice and apply it well on your face, leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off.

So ladies do try these easy recipes and thank me later for your facial treat!!!!