Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Homemade face masks from grapefruit

Grapefruit juice, pulp and peel are widely used in cosmetic. Grapefruit can help you to fight with wrinkles, acne, dry and flabby skin. This citrus plant is universal, so cosmetic masks from grapefruit are great for any type of skin. Find some homemade recipes of natural face masks from grapefruit here.

• Freeze some grapefruit segments in fridge. Make a massage of face and neck with frozen segments for 5-8 minutes. In 10 minutes rinse the skin with water and apply moistening cream.

• Mix 1 tablespoon of grapefruit pulp with 1 teaspoon of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of carrot juice and 1 tablespoon of rice flour. Apply this mixture on face, neck and chest for 30 minutes. Then remove the mask, wash skin with warm water and rub with grapefruit juice. Such mask is recommended for flabby skin.

• Chop the peel of grapefruit and put in the water, when you take a bath. Citrus aroma relieves fatigue and saves from stress.

• Put thin slices of grapefruit on the rough skin, for example, on elbows or heels for 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, grease the skin with nourishing cream.

• Put some grapefruit peel in a china bowl and fill it with cold boiled water, infuse for the whole day, and then strain carefully. The resulting fruit water can be used for cleaning of face skin.• Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of liquid honey and 1 / 2 teaspoon of grapefruit juice. The mask is great for dry skin.

• Mix 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice with ½ tablespoon of oat flour. Apply on face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. This mask is ideal for oily skin.

• Mash the pulp of half grapefruit with a fork. Mix it with 2 tablespoons of cream. Put the mixture in the fridge for an hour. Then apply the mask on face skin for 20-25 minutes. Finally rinse with cool water.

Skin Scrubs & Masks


Face scrubs are very good as they slough away dead cells and give a glow to the dead and lifeless looking complexion. Take care not to use a scrub when you have angry looking pimples on the face. A scrub can at times aggravate the situation. To make it easier use the scrub under the category of your skin type. The same with face packs. Use only what is suitable to your skin. Though the homemade packs are very gentle and will not cause any harm, do keep in mind, any allergies you may have.

Oily Skin - Scrubs

1. After a bath, and as a base for make-up use some diluted lime juice. Dab it on very lightly on the face. Wait for 10 minutes before using foundation or make up.

2. Diluted buttermilk is also dabbed on the face and left on the face for 10-15 minutes before any other application.

3. While preparing for a night out or a very special party, rub a cube of ice all over the face. Let it dry and then use make up.

4. Slice an apple very thinly. Place these on the face and leave for 15 minutes. These soak up extra oil and also helps to close pores.

5. Take 1/2 a cup of rice flour, and 1/2 a cup of mashed ripe papaya. Add the juice of 1/2 a lime. Wet the face and gently massage the face with the paste. Always do the neck also.

6. Take 1/2 cup of green gram powder, add 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Add enough water to make a paste. Use it to scrub the face gently. Wash with cold water. Do not use soap after the treatment.

Some Masks for Oily Skin

1. Soak 4-5 almonds overnight. Next morning peel and make a very fine paste. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon honey in this and apply. Wash after 20 minutes.

2. Take 1 tablespoon of fullers earth or multani mitti and 1 teaspoon rose water. Soak the mud for a while with very little water. When it is moist and pliable add rose water and mix. Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes. Let it dry and gently wash.

3. 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon honey. Mix both together and apply with a brush. Wash after 7-10 minutes.

4. Mix 1 tablespoon orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Apply and leave for 10 minutes. Wash.

5. 2 tablespoons corn starch, 2 teaspoons margosa leaf juice, 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder and 2-3 drops of olive oil. Mix. Apply with a brush. Let it dry well. Wash with cold water.

6. Take 4 tablespoons mint paste and grind fresh mint leaves, 1/4 cup ripe papaya pulp, 2 teaspoons gram flour and 1/2 limejuice. Mix and apply. Wash after 15 minutes.

Face Mask for Pimples

2 tablespoons fullers earth

2 tablespoons sandalwood powder

2 drops of garlic juice1 egg white and rose water

Dry Skin Scrubs

1. Apply Vitamin e oil with a drop of lime juice and a drop of glycerin. Massage well and wash with cold water.

2. Apply some warm olive oil with a few drops of glycerin and a few drops of lime juice.

3. 1 teaspoon of cream to which 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice is added. Apply and massage well. Leave for 3-4 minutes. Wash with cold water.

4. Plain, whole milk applied and left for 10 minutes. Washed with warm water.

5. Take 1/2 tablespoon almond oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon rose water. Massage into skin. Wipe with moist cotton pads.


1. Make a paste with 4 tablespoons wheat Flour , 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ghee. Apply and leave. When it dries, wash with cold water.

2. Remove the layer of cream from cooled milk. Add a pinch of turmeric and apply. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

3. 2 tablespoons fullers earth, add some cold milk. Apply and leave for 15-20 minutes.

4. Mash a ripe banana well. Apply and leave for 15-20 minutes.

5. Take 1/2 cup mashed avocado with 1 egg and 2 teaspoons honey. Mix well and apply. Wash after 20 minutes.

6. Take 2 teaspoons mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons gram flour, 1 teaspoon wheat flour and 2 teaspoons honey. Mix and apply well.For Normal and Combination Skin -


1. 1 mashed peach1 mashed plum2 teaspoons honey1 eggMix well and apply. Leave for 1/2 an hour and wash.

2. 1/2 cucumber grated2 tablespoons mint paste2 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon yogurt1tablespoon gram flourExtract the juice of cucumber and mix all the other ingredients and apply. Leave for 1/2 an hour and wash.

3. 1 tablespoon curds2 drops of honeyApply and leave for 20 minutes. Apply on neck for lines also.

4. 1 tablespoon gram flour1 teaspoon lime juice1 pinch turmeric powder2 teaspoons raw milk


Dandruff is the shedding of dead cells from the scalp. It sometimes leads to boils and pimples too. These are some ways in which we can get rid of dandruff.

Tips 1:Keep the scalp clean. Oil hair on alternate days and shampoo.

Tips 2:Mix 2 tspns of Brandy in 1 cup of water. Apply with the fingertips to the roots of hair. Wash after ½ hour with shampoo.

Tips 3:Mix 1 egg with 1 cup of yogurt and apply on the scalp. Leave for ½ an hour and wash.

Tips 4:Mix 1 tblspn of Olive oil with 1 tspn of limejuice. Apply well on the scalp and cover the head by tying an old scarf. Keep it on overnight and shampoo the next morning.

Tips 5:1 tspn of Fenugreek seed powder mixed with an egg. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before shampooing the hair.

Tips 6:1 tspn fenugreek seed powder mixed with 1 cup of yogurt. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before washing.

Tips 7:Take 2 tblspns of Beetroot juice and add 1 egg and 1 tspn limejuice to this. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before washing.

Tips 8:Oil hair well before going to bed. Next morning mix 1 tspn limejuice with ½ tspn salt. Rub this on the scalp with the peel of a lime turned inside out. Leave for 1 hour before shampooing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

For Dark Spots

For facial dark spots:
1.Milk is a good natural resource for treating dark facial spots. It contains lactic acid. It can be used either in the form of sour milk or buttermilk that has a gentle peeling effect which lightens skin without irritating it.
2.Apply parsley juice mixed with orange, lemon and red carrot juices on your skin gives a lightening effect that works well with freckles and brown spots.
3.Citrus fruits are a great source of natural vitamin. Fruits like lemons, oranges, and limes are rich in Vitamin C which is also a natural bleaching agent. Lemon is considered as one of the most beneficial for treating facial dark spots, especially for freckles and age spots.
4.Apply some lemon juice directly on the spot, either with your hands or using a cotton ball. The citric acid in the juice would work to bleach the spot, remove dirt and clarify your skin.
5.Dry orange skin powder is applied on the skin with rose water is an effective treatment for removing dark spots.
6.Honey is also a natural resource for treating dark facial spots. It has several skin renewing properties. It can be heated and applied alone or mixed with wheat germ for a more effective lightening effect.
7.Lemon juice is used as an ingredient for various treatments for curing facial dark spots. Take lemon or lime juice with various vegetable and fruit masks such as cucumbers and apricots is found to be very powerful for reducing the dark spots.
8.Make a paste of turmeric powder and orange juice. Scrub it on the area that is widely exposed to sun or cold weather. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it with cold water.
9. Make a face mask of curd and cucumber juice and apply it at least once a week.

Natural bleach:
The use of chemical bleaches makes the skin dry,Try this natural bleach.
Make a paste of the carrot. Squeeze the tomato with your hands and remove the pulp derived. Also squeeze the juice of the lemon, and make a paste of the corriander.Mix all the pastes and pulps.
Start by washing the face using a mild baby soap or cleanser. Tone the face with either readily available toner or use the juice of a cucumber.
If you have exremely sensitive skin, limit in using lemon to only about two or three drops and use a little honey in addition. Mix a little milk in it and see that you get a paste that resembles the consistency of bleach.
Leave this to refrigerate for about fifteen minutes before you apply to the face and neck using either your finger tips, or a brush. Leave on for about fifteen minutes before washing off with water and using mild baby soap if required. This treatment is safe to use as often as once a week.

Instant Glow Recipes

Before going for any party you sometimes feel that your face looks dull. Here is a facial mask. cut the potatoes & place the slice of potato in a bowl of water apply the starch water of the potato on your face & neck. Your face will glow for the perfect party.

take 2 tbsp cornflour 2 tbsp besan , 2 tbsp flour, 1 tbsp haldi/tumeric and mix them all. make powder then keep this mixture in freezer. every night take little powder and rub on your face and wash it. your skin will be clean from every thing.

Use a beaten egg white and mixed with 2 tsp almond oil. Smooth over the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave on 15 minutes, then remove gently with water.

Blend 1egg white, 2 tsp vegetables oils and 1 tsp apple juice. Smooth over the face, then wash off after 15 minutes.

Take one tablespoon of cornflakes with almond oil or milk and grind into a paste. Apply this paste to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.

Mix 1 tsp. of butter and 1 tsp of water. Apply over the dry parts of skin. Leave for 15 - 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Mash half of an avocado and smooth over the face. Leave for 10 minutes and then gently remove with damp cloth.

Apply dried neem leaves lemon and dried grounded orange peels and dried pomegranate peels on ur face to get a glowing look.

This is great! This face Pack exfoliates and tightens the skin. Use for clear even toned skin.

*1 egg white
*1/2 finely ground apple
*2 tblspoon brown sugar
*1 tblspoon honey
*1 cup dry oats

mix all together and warm slightly before applying to face. Leave for 15 mins then rinse off.

Basic Skin Tips

Skin Cleanser:
Found in your own kitchen is a simple, chemical free cleanser good unboiled milk. All you need to do is dip a piece of cotton wool in milk and wipe your face with it. It also cleans unseen dirt and goes down into your pores. Another fine cleanser is almond oil, especially effective in protecting the delicate skin under the eyes.

Skin Moisturizer:
For normal skin care, you can take 1 cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix it into a paste. Apply it on your face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then clean it off with a wet tissue watch your complexion glow. For dry skin, you could use a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey; it will not only help moisturize the skin but also acts as a good cleansing agent.

Skin Nourishment and Bleach:
For nourishing your face try a protein mask. You can prepare this mask by first soaking 1 tablespoon urad dal and 4 almonds in water overnight and then grinding them into a paste. You can then apply this protein mask to your face and wash it off after half an hour. This exceptional protein mask will not only nourish the skin but also bleach it.

Wrinkle Prevention and Softer Skin:
To prevent wrinkles and soften your skin, you could try pure castor oil; it is known to slow down the aging process of the skin.

Skin Conditioner:
Another simple and excellent skin conditioner that can be made out of 1 tbsp. honey blended with 2 tbsp. cream (of milk). Leave it on for a few minutes and wash it off. It works like magic.

Skin Blemishes:
For skin blemishes, you can try rubbing a raw potato on your face.

Sun-Protection Lotion:
It's summer time. Time to cool off. So let's wind up with a good home-made sun-protection lotion. Take cucumber juice and equal amounts of glycerine and rose water and make a concoction. This should be refrigerated. Try it, it's really cool.

Homemade Face Glow Packs

Well people, are you fancy having a glowing skin and a bright complexion? If yes, then we will tell you that how can you make your complexion clean and clear as much as you can while staying at your home.

  • First of all, we tell you sugar mask with lemon peels. Take equal proportions of grained sugar and powered lemon peel, mix them with a bit of milk and make a fine paste, apply it on your face and when it dries wash off with fresh water. If you apply it at least once in a week, it not only smoothes your skin but also adds shine and brightens your complexion.

  • Take one tomato and add 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply on your face and wash off till dry after 15 to 20 minutes. You will see a slight shine in just one go. If you will do it twice in a week, you will definitely feel the difference.

  • Apply a paste of wheat flour with vinegar on your face with the very light and soft pat. Wash your face with fresh water when dries. It helps you to remove freckles and dark sports.
    Mix lime juice, honey and egg white, apply it on your face and let it dry for few minutes and then washout. It will make your skin soft and smooth.

  • Make a mixture of rose water, glycerin and lemon juice. Apply this lotion on your face, arms and even feet, especially before going to bed at night. Regular application of this lotion will surely give your face a beautiful glow.

  • You can simply use rose water as best toner, after cleansing, after removing your make up, before going to bed, or just to fresh your face.

  • Other then all these, cucumber mask also helps you to make your skin glowing and attractive.