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Kiro’s homemade recipes to glowing skin!

Homemade face mask!

Staying at home allows us more time to dedicate to our skincare routines — but it’s time for us to move away from chemically loaded products and turn to homemade face pack for glowing skin. After all, DIY masks have multiple benefits - for your skin, your pocket, and your boredom.

All your skincare needs have answers in ingredients sitting right in your kitchen. The bananas that are going into your yummy smoothies, the honey that’s sweetening your tea, and the yoghurt that’s your favourite social distancing midday snack, all have a major role to play in your DIY skincare routine. Here’s how!

Home remedies for acne scars!

Here is a homemade face mask for acne that you can make in the comfort of your home to combat acne. Let’s turn your healthy breakfast into a vitamin-packed mask with Avocado and oatmeal.

While avocado toast makes for every millennial’s favourite, it’s not the only thing avocado is good for. The superfood has a plethora of skin benefits, thanks to its essential antioxidants and vitamins, like vitamins E, C, and K. Avocado is rich in oils and vitamin E and soothes dry, irritated skin.

Mixing the vitamin-powerhouse with oatmeal, another superfood packed with antioxidants, makes for the perfect at-home exfoliating mask. Clogged pores don’t stand a chance against Oatmeal’s crunchy texture that acts as a gentle, exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. Simultaneously, the nutrients in oatmeal can soak up excess oil in the skin. This, paired with the vitamins in avocado benefits acne-prone skin, while lending a smooth texture due to natural moisturisation.

Add honey to this facemask for acne if you are suffering from breakouts due to stress or hormones.

Get rid of blackheads!

Those bothersome stubborn blackheads are no fun to live with, but with a few simple pantry staples, they need not necessarily be such a pain to weed out either.

Blackheads are formed from bacteria and dirt trapped in clogged pores, which turn black over time when exposed to everyday environmental aggressors and pollutants. If you aren't a fan of abrasive procedures to individually extract blackheads, this face pack to remove blackheads made with simple ingredients can lend a hand in your mission for optimal skincare.

This is where natural ingredients like gelatin, milk and honey come in to help flush out the toxins from within the skin and perform a deep-cleanse on your pores.

Gelatin is a dietary source of skin-affirming collagen and can help make firm your pores and smoothen your visage. Add to that the nourishing properties of milk and honey, and you've got a DIY winner on your hands. Here’s how to remove blackheads:

1. Heat one spoon of unflavoured gelatin powder briefly in the microwave for ten seconds, and add in an equal amount of milk and honey.
2. Mix until smooth and apply an even layer on your face. Leave for up to 10- 15 minutes before gently peeling it off for instantly refreshed, clearer skin.

Facemask for glowing skin!

The recipe for glowing, radiant skin at home? Turmeric and yoghurt (preferably Greek or non-flavoured).

Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help improve the skin’s lustre, in addition to keeping bacteria at bay owing to its antibacterial properties. It will instantaneously add a brightening glow to your skin, which will also benefit from yoghurt’s rejuvenating and moisturising benefits.

This formula will even out your skin tone and give you a healthy glow! This DIY mask will last up to a week when refrigerated.

If your skin does not agree to yoghurt, honey works just as effectively when mixed with turmeric.

Homemade face scrub!

Help is just a few short steps away—in your kitchen pantry. So, let’s channel the wisdom of our ancestors with this DIY two-minute homemade scrub that will leave your dull, dry and flaky winter skin hydrated and glowing with an instant dose of moisture!

Add a spoonful of glycerine to a spoonful of coffee beans, and apply the mixture on your face to get rid of dead skin cells instantly. Not only does the glycerine act as a moisture magnet, it can also signal your superficial skin cells to mature more rapidly. Glycerine pulls the moisture from the surface in humid environments and put it back into skin cells, and is also able to stop water from evaporating from the surface—leaving your skin feeling fresh, cool and toned.

This DIY face scrub will certainly help slough off the dead skin cells to give you a supple, radiant glow.

Peel-off face mask!

Lactic acid is derived from milk and known for its hydrating properties, which is what your parched skin is looking for. It is both exfoliating and moisturising. The acid helps bind water into the skin to provide a hydrated glow. The substitute for this at home can be buttermilk which is a great source of lactic acid and helps get rid of dead and dull skin. Here’s how to make your own DIY peel-off mask at home:

1. Start by taking two tablespoons of buttermilk. Make sure it isn’t too watered down else it won’t sit on the skin.
2. Apply a generous amount on the face, avoiding the eye area.
3. Leave it for ten minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Since you're missing your dermatologist appointments and shopping for new skincare products every now and then is not particularly easy, does not mean skincare needs to take a backseat. Don’t put off taking care of your skin, just simply convert your pantry into a skincare lab and get started.