The coronavirus disease, ever since being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, has restricted everyone to stay home, much to the dismay of many.
With the weather getting warm and bright summer days ahead, this has certainly been a spoilsport to all those looking to enjoy the outdoors in the vacation season.
But having to stay indoors does not mean your skincare routine takes a backseat. Yes, extra attention to the skin is a must before stepping out in the sun, but as the body adapts to indoor surroundings, everyday care is just as important to ensure the wellbeing of skin.
And don't worry that you can't enjoy a day out at the beach or park in the glorious weather outside, bring summer right into your own abode with face packs made out of seasonal fruits.
The fresh bounty of mangoes, pomegranates, and plums not only offer amazing benefits for health and wellness but also enrich skin texture and brighten the overall appearance of the face.
Go ahead and try these DIY face masks today, that illuminates skin, prevent acne and make you appear radiant and youthful!
Mango And Multani Mitti Face Pack
1 small mango, ripened
2 tsp chilled yogurt
Remove the peel and seed from the mango.
Mash the pulp of the fruit, blend along with multani mitti and yogurt to make a thick paste.
Clean skin with lukewarm water and apply an even layer of the paste on the face and neck.
Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
How It Works:
Mango is imbued with emollient characteristics that make the skin smooth and soft. Multani mitti and yogurt are packed with brightening compounds that instantly make dull, lifeless skin appear radiant, removing tans and dark spots. Also Check Out: 5 Health Reasons Why You Should Eat Mangoes - Infographic
Pomegranate And Green Tea Face Scrub
1/2 cup pomegranates, blended into a paste
4 tsp green tea powder
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
In a big bowl, mix the pomegranate paste and green tea powder.
Make it a granular, sticky consistency by adding honey and lemon juice.
Spread the scrub uniformly on face and neck, in gentle, circular motions.
Let it stay for 20 minutes, then wash off.
How It Works:
Pomegranate and green tea are both a treasure trove of antioxidants, which rid the skin of toxins and impurities. The brilliant antibacterial properties of honey, combined with the inherent astringent traits of lemon juice effectively pacify inflamed skin, reducing acne breakouts. Also Read: Pomegranate: The Elixir of Anti-Aging
Plum And Besan Face Mask
2 ripe plums
3 tbsp besan flour
2 tbsp sugar
Extract the juice of the plums into a bowl and mix in the besan flour.
Add sugar to thicken the paste and stir to obtain a homogenous blend.
Dab on this mask on face and neck and spread in equal proportions in all regions.
Keep it on for 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.
How It Works:
Plums are instilled with the goodness of vitamins C, E besides beneficial moisturising qualities, that diminish wrinkles, fine lines on the face, hydrating skin from within. Besan and sugar are natural exfoliating agents, removing dead skin cells, regulating oil secretions and conferring valuable anti-ageing effects.