These last three months most of us have been home and I am sure we tried so many new things for skin care like new recipes while cooking, for the face, keeping calories in check, reading and what not. And while doing all of this, Summer went by!
I wanted to do something different, something that I totally didn’t in the last couple of months- an organic facial. Normally, I am kind of lazy to do a facial on my own, but since there is no other option, I managed a DIY facial. And I so loved the results that thought I should share it with you. The steps were:
Cleansing with Besan & Sugar
I first cleansed my skin with Chickpea flour (Besan) and suger. I took a little bit of the flour and sugar and mixed it with water and cleansed my face thoroughly using circular motion. If I am not using a regular cleanser, this is my next choice. You could also use honey or milk to cleanse if you have a dry skin type.
Bleach with Baking Soda & Aloe Vera Gel
After cleansing, I decided to bleach my skin which I made with 2 spoons of Aloe Vera gel (refrigerated), half a spoon of Kasturi turmeric, one spoon lemon juice, 2 spoons of Orange juice and a half a spoon of baking soda. After obtaining the preferred consistency, I applied it on my face and left it for 15 mins. Here, baking soda does an excellent job of exfoliating the skin. After washing, the skin looked bright, clean and fresh. If I might add, I was quite tempted to quit after this, but I didn’t.
Steam with Lavender Oil
This part often is slightly boring if you must do it on your own. To make it a little more bearable, I added few drops of lavender essential oil to the water. I took the steam for a little over 5 mins.I skipped extraction.
Massage with Kiwi & Avocado
(Since I already used sugar while cleansing and baking soda in the bleach, I skipped the scrub part.
I massaged my face with a pulp made of Kiwi and Avocado. (I normally like to refrigerate the ingredients before I use it during facials because it really soothes the skin). After sufficient massage, I took the remaining amount of pulp and patted it on the face. I left this in for 20 mins. Believe me guys, the skin already feels wow!
(Kiwi has high amounts of Vit C and E. it helps fight any sun damage and boots the production of collagen. Avocado is great source for hydration).
A Little attention to the Lips with Honey &Cinnamon
During facials we often to tend to our lips. I took a bit of my homemade scrub (honey and cinnamon) and gently scrubbed my lips. The cinnamon in this scrub has a plumping effect on the lips. After cleaning off the scrub, I made a paste of lemon and honey and applied it to the lips in a thick coat.
Face Mask with Mango & Mint
Coming back to the face, it is mask time. I made a mango-mint face pack. I took few Mint leaves and half a cup of mango pulp and mixed it together in the grinder. Then I added a small quantity of Bentonite clay (as I had it with me already) to this mixture. Initially it was kind of thick. So, I added a bit of rosewater to get the required consistency. I applied it to the face and left it for about 20-25 mins. After washing off the mask, I sealed it with a toner.
(Mango has excellent anti tanning properties and the Retinol in it helps fight fine lines and wrinkles. Mint is an excellent choice for acne and acne scars).
The result was AMAZING!!!!. My face looked radiant and felt extremely refreshed and supple.
Do give this a try and let me know if you liked it.