In the era of self-pampering and self-care, a face mask can be considered the feel-good category of skin care that we can't help but indulge in. Amidst our busy lives, it might sound like a tedious task to set aside time and put a face mask on your face, but what if we promise glowing, hydrated, and plumped skin? There is definitely no skincare product better than face masks to transform the texture of your skin within minutes.
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, face masks for glowing skin will help boost elasticity and radiance. In this read, let us look into a few face masks (both DIY and prefabricated) for glowing skin. Treat your skin with any of these gems for the ultimate glow-up treatment.
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Seriously, who doesn't like a face mask? That feeling of relaxation where you can forget the flow of time and get rid of all the stress is what we can die for after a hectic work week. Typically, we go to a spa for such treatments, but often we won't have the time to take a half-day off, or we might want to curtail our spending. The best and the only solution is to prepare a homemade DIY face mask for the skin.
There are many options for making a DIY face mask for glowing skin. And the best part is we can get all the necessary ingredients right from our kitchens and refrigerators. Full of goodness and pocket friendly, what's not to love?
Matcha tea powder is full of antioxidants that fight against free radicals. However, ensure the matcha powder you are using is pure green tea without added sweeteners and additives. If you don't have matcha tea powder, you can use green tea leaves instead. Honey, on the other side, is an excellent source of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing properties. Almond oil or Jojoba oil nourish skin, ensuring that it doesn't dry out. The matcha tea and honey face mask is best suited for sensitive skin types.
The Avocado face mask is nourishing and best suited for dry skin. In addition to being yummy, avocados are full of good fats. When combined with the antioxidants in honey and the healthy oils of Almonds, these good fats will give the skin the moisture boost it needs to glow from within. Moreover, the ground Almonds act as a gentle exfoliant that scrubs away dead skin and dirt.
The benefits of oats are threefold. One - oats are incredibly nourishing and moisturizing; their sugars, starches, and oils act as great humectants. Two - oats are exceptionally absorbent; they absorb all the excess oil on the skin. Three - oats contain Avenanthramides (a compound that acts as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory). Honey and avocado, as we already discussed, are healing, antibacterial, and full of good fats.
If you want to glow like the sunrise, this mask is especially for you. The potent combination of egg whites, lemon, and honey will make your skin bright and tight. Lemon, along with cleansing skin, also helps lighten discoloration and pigmentation. The Egg whites help tighten the skin giving it a natural glow. Honey helps in retaining moisture. Honey's antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties will also help prevent and soothe irritation.
Fuller's Earth, best known as Multani Mitti, is one of the most commonly used ingredients in a face mask. It has a significant cooling effect and can fight sun damage. It helps even out your skin tone. On the other hand, Rosewater helps hydrate skin and gives skin a refreshing glow.
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With the goodness of antioxidants, Tomatoes are great natural bleaching agents. They help in tightening pores while working as a good toner. Curd is an excellent source of cooling and moisturizing properties. Moreover, Lemons help boost skin lightening while having an exfoliating effect on the skin. A Tomato and Curd face mask is one effective face mask that helps rejuvenate skin during summers.
We know you all love Chocolate. But have you ever tried using it for the skin? Dark Chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants that help the skin by fighting free radicals. Moreover, Chocolate is rich in moisturizing properties that make skin soft and radiant.
Face packs are one of the best ways to provide your skin with elements that make it healthy and glowing. They instantly deliver your skin with a boost of hydration and moisture, thus making it look fresh, bright, and glowing in no time. Below are the three best face packs for glowing skin.
Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack is a complexion-enhancing Ayurvedic face mask that gives skin youthful vibrance, luminosity, and smoothness. The 100% natural, skin illuminating face pack contains antibacterial, purifying Haldi (turmeric) and the anti aging, soothing Chandan (Sandalwood). With regular usage, you will observe a more clarified and smoothen skin texture with acne and blemishes reduced in intensity and frequency.
The astringent qualities of Rose help tighten enlarged open pores. The antioxidant properties of the extracts of Orange Peel protect skin against premature aging caused by environmental pollutants while maintaining a toned, supple, younger-looking experience.
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Kama Ayurveda's Lavanya Natural Plant Mask is a detoxifying and deep cleansing face mask that leaves skin feeling smooth, glowing, refreshed, and refined. This purifying and retexturing face mask is prescribed in Ayurveda as a treatment for marks, blemishes, and acne.
The extracts of Sweet Flag and Liquorice help smoothen, deep cleanse, and even out skin texture. Lodhra, being a natural blood purifier, helps cleanse the micronutrient channels of the skin, which in turn helps relieve environmental damage. Toning and refreshing Coriander balance the skin's sebum production, leaving it healthy and glowing.
Kama Ayurveda's Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack is an anti-acne treatment that heals pimples, and blackheads, improves skin tone, reduces scars, and repairs inflammation. This powerful and completely natural blend contains ingredients like Vetiver, Red Sandalwood, Lodhra, Coriander, Ashwagandha, and Liquorice.
Ashwagandha helps in decreasing swelling, inflammation, and discomfort while fighting the early signs of aging. Red Sandalwood, as we all know, brightens the complexion while lightening post-acne scarring. Moreover, the antibacterial properties of coriander seeds act as an effective treatment for preventing hyperpigmentation and reducing blackheads.
Homemade face masks are generally very simple. You just need to mix regular pantry ingredients into a fine paste and apply it to the skin. Let it dry and rinse clean with water. Common elements include Avocado, Honey, Yogurt, Lemon, Oats, Natural oils, Egg whites, etc.
No, face masks aren't bad for sensitive skin. However, you need to be very careful with the ingredients you use. Use repairing and hydrating ingredients like Honey, Aloe vera, Oats, Cucumber, etc. Also, always do a patch test on the back of your hand before using the face mask on your face.
It is not advisable to use a homemade face mask every day. You can use them once or twice a week. When using any other natural face mask, read instructions and follow the recommended frequency of use.
Generally, no, if you are using it once or twice a week. But if you use a face mask every day, it may strip off the skin's natural oils and moisture from the skin, leading to dryness and acne.
Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.
Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.