10 DIY Face Masks that Whitens Skin

By Karen Reed

Does your face look tired, dull, and dark? Do you want to add a healthy glow and beauty sparkle to your face? The main reason for tired and dull looking face is alack of proper blood supply and oxygen.

Pollution, dust and impurities, suntan, stress, improper skin cleansing and a diet deficient in essential nutrients may make your face appear dark. The following are easy to prepare DIY skin whitening face masks that will brighten your skin if you follow it religiously.

Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Tutorial: Beautician Ankita

Things Needed:

  • Lemon juice
  • Gram flour or chickpea flour (Available in Indian or Asian store)
  • Plain yogurt
  • Organic Honey

Method: Take 11/2 tablespoon of gram flour and one tablespoon of curd and one tablespoon of water. Add two drops of honey to this mixture. If you have dry skin, you can add honey. If you have oily skin, then you don’t need to add honey.

Add two tsp lime juice and gently mix all the ingredients. You can use a medium sized brush to apply the mask on your face or just slather the paste with your fingers. Keep the face mask for about 10 to 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes gently wash your face with lukewarm water. Pat dry your facegently with a cotton towel. You can use this face mask twice a week.

Benefits: Yogurt contains lactic acid an alpha hydroxy acid which dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle method of exfoliation creates a natural glow to your face. It also prevents breakouts and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A velvety yogurt face mask will help moisturize, prevent premature aging, fight acne, reduces discoloration and relieves sunburn.

Lemon contains alpha-hydroxy-acids that encourage exfoliation, improves circulation and stimulates new cell growth.

Organic honey is a natural humectant meaning it draws moisture to your skin. Honey has antiseptic properties as well which helps to eliminate breakouts.

DIY Turmeric Face Mask

Tutorial: Beautician Mamta Nair

Things Needed:

  • Gram flour (Available in Indian stores)
  • Organic turmeric powder
  • Organic honey
  • Milk
  • Lemon
  • Method

You’ll need one teaspoon each of gram flour, turmeric powder, milk, and honey. Squeeze a¼ piece of lemon into the mixture. Mix your ingredients gently.

If you have dry skin add one tsp of yogurt and a few drops of olive oil as well. Wear a band to avoid getting your hair onto your face. Also, wear an old tee shirt while applying the mask. Rub the leftover lemon onto your face. It is always better to exfoliate your skin before you apply any mask and lemon is a natural exfoliator.

Smear the mask with a brush. Spread the mask to the neck as well. Let the mask dry for 20-30 minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water. When you clean, make sure to gently rub the skin, and exfoliate to get the best results. You can remove the light yellow turmeric stain on your face with a face wash. You can also remove it using the makeup remover, but anyway it will go …read more

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