Monday, 2 January 2017

DIY Food Facials

Maintaining clear and flawless skin can be a lot of work. It needs to be a combination of a good healthy diet, use of right products and maintaining a skincare routine, which is not only time consuming but also expensive. Here are some Do-It-Yourself facials that are simple and quick.

For Dry Skin

During the winter season our skin tends to dry up a lot more than what it normally would. Add hydration back into rough, dry skin with this moisturizing mask:

Ingredients:

•1 avocado
•2 tablespoons plain yogurt
•1 tablespoon Healthy Alternatives Olive Oil
•1 tablespoon Healthy Alternatives Floral Honey

Healthy Food Facials

Instructions:

Mash the avocado and mix it with yogurt, olive oil and honey. Apply liberally to face and leave it for 15- 20mins, then rinse it with warm water.
The omega fatty acids in avocado and olive oil help seal cracks between skin cells. And thanks to the soothing ingredients, like honey and yogurt, your skin will feel incredibly soft and plump.



For Acne-Prone Skin

Acne, caused by dirt getting trapped in the pores of your skin. To reduce these blemishes on your face you might want to incorporate this mask into your regular routine.

Ingredients:

•1 mashed banana
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

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Instructions:

Mash the banana and mix it with baking soda and turmeric powder. Apply liberally to face and leave it for 15-20mins, then rinse it with warm water.

Bananas are packed with vitamin A, which helps in increasing cell count and pores clean. And while the turmeric powder wards off acne-causing bacteria, the baking soda absorbs the excess oil in your skin.

For Oily Skin

Excess skin oil causes oily skin. To get rid of this oiliness you could try out this home remedy:

Ingredients:

•1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, cooled
•1 egg
•1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions:

Mix the oatmeal, egg and lemon juice together. Apply liberally to face and leave it for 15-20mins, then rinse it with warm water.

The acid in the lemon juice goes to work removing excess oil and dead skin cells whereas the oatmeal soothes the skin and calms any patches of redness.

Skin healthy foods:

In addition to the packs, make sure you drink ample water, munch on fresh fruits and vegetables for antioxidants and natural minerals intake and dry fruits which have good oils to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.

Find all the ingredients you need for these DIY food facials at www.naturesbasket.co.in

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