5 DIY Face Pack Recipes To Steal From Your Granny

Anisha Kanungo | March 28, 2017 12:26 IST

There is a myriad of tasks to complete when the wedding date is coming close. All the stress takes a toll on your skin, and your face starts to look dull and patchy! Then you hear the tales of how your nani and dadi were visions of beauty on their big day and you keep wondering 'how?' They certainly didn't depend on the packaged beauty products that you spend hours choosing in the market. Aside from the healthy diet and simpler lifestyle, you can deem their innumerable home remedies absolutely indispensable.

Here are 5 DIY Face packs that were probably the secret to their glowing faces.

1. Turmeric, Milk And Lemon Juice Pack
Take 4 table spoons of milk, 1 of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. Make a paste and apply it evenly (preferably in an upward motion) on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it gently scrub it off with cold water.

Why is it effective?

Turmeric helps in making the skin glow and has anti-ageing properties. It improves the skin elasticity and lessens facial hair growth. While milk soothes and nourishes dry skin, lemon juice being rich in Vitamin C treats your blackheads, controls excessive oil and brightens the skin.


2. Carrot And Honey Pack
Mix 2 table spoons of carrot juice and 1 of honey, apply (preferably in circular motion) for ten minutes and wash it with lukewarm water.

Why is it effective?

Carrots have a skin friendly Vitamin A component that is helpful in repairing the skin tissues and giving a rejuvenating glow to your face. Honey nourishes the skin and acts as a cleanser as well as an exfoliator.

pumpkin facepack

3. Neem Face Pack
Don't we all know that neem is the ultimate solution for many skin related problems! Take neem leaves and add cup slices of cucumber. Blend it with 2 table spoons of rose water and 1 of lemon juice. Stir well to make a paste and apply on your skin for 45 minutes. Wash it with cold water and witness the instant freshness.

Why is it effective?

Neem having medicinal properties acts as a skin toner and helps you get rid of acne and dark spots. It also treats skin allergies and infections.

neem facepack

4. Strawberry Pack
It's not just the taste buds that crave this fruit, but the skin too! Crush five strawberries to pulp and add a tablespoon of curd and a teaspoon of honey and lemon juice each.

Why is it effective?

This pack is best suited for people with oily skin. It also helps reduce your tan and protects the skin from harmful UV rays. Something like a natural sunscreen!

strawberry facepack

5. Aloe Vera Pack
Slice open an Aloe Vera leaf and gently scoop out all the gel in it. Add 1 table spoon of honey to it and apply the mixture on your skin. Let it dry a little and wash with cold water after 20 minutes.

Why is it effective?

Aloe Vera moisturizes and cleanses the skin and heals any external wound on the skin. This pack also treats sunburns, acne and even excessive tanning.



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