I have been getting messages from many of you asking to recommend a good skin brightening mask. Even though I have tried face masks from many brands including high end ones, none of them has given the glow and brightness to skin, as this simple home made mask. I have been using this since my school days and this was my one and only step for skin care. This is an all in one face/ body pack that offers many benefits like,
- controls oiliness
- reduces pigmentation
- lightens sun tan
- clarifies skin
- combats pre-mature aging
- scrubs away dead skin
- softens skin
- reduces acne
Are you ready to make your skin dewy and bright. So here we go.
Ingredients are simple and easily available in India:
- half teaspoon sandalwood powder
- half teaspoon red sandalwood powder
- 1 teaspoon chick pea flour/besan
- Quarter-half teaspoon on turmeric powder
- Honey/Curd/Rose water/Milk to mix the ingredients as per skin type
I usually add a spoon of honey or curd for my combination skin. If you have dry skin milk/honey or milk cream will provide the extra moisture boost.
How to prepare:
Simply mix all the ingredients to form a fine paste that’s not too thick. Adjust the quantities as required to get the right consistency. Adding more red sandalwood powder makes the mixture more coarse in my case as the red sandalwood powder I have is not so fine.
How to apply:
Wash your face with warm water and cleanse it well. Apply the pack using hand or a clean face brush. Don’t forget to apply it evenly on your neck as well. Two cucumber pieces for your eyes and relaaaaxxxxx.
Keep it till you feel a bit of stretch. Do not wait till mask is completely dry,as it can dry out and stretch the skin. Massage the still wet mask by moving the fingers upwards. Massage for 2 minutes and wash the mask off using a warm moist face cloth or simply wash it off with warm water.
Finally rinse your face once with cold/ water in room temperature and pat dry.
Admire your squeaky clean and bright face in the mirror <3 <3 <3
This can also be applied as a foot mask for soft and tan free feet.
NOTE : Make sure all ingredients are pure and of good quality. Buy from trusted vendors. Do not use the turmeric powder you use for cooking in this. Kasturi manjal or wild turmeric powder is what we need here.
I get it powdered in mill from raw turmeric. Also I use home made paste of sandalwood and red sandalwood by rolling the wood sticks on stone.
Hope you liked the post.