Beauty tips : For glowing skin

Himalayan News Service


Here are easy face cleaning methods that you can practice at home. Just simple ingredients to make sure that you skin stays clean:

•Mix equal amounts of honey and sugar. Apply to face and neck and rub gently in a circular motion. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

•For dry skin beat two egg yolks and apply them to your clean face, forehead and neck. Avoid the eye area. Relax for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Your skin will tighten and toned. Do this once a week.

•Dab one tablespoon of honey over your face and let it set until tacky. Then wipe away with a cotton ball dipped in pineapple juice. Leave on for five minutes then rinse. Repeat three times a week for wonderful results!

•Massage the pulp of mango into the face. Let dry and rinse. This will leave your facial pores unclogged and your skin firm.

•Dissolve a packet of gelatine, with three tablespoons of water over low heat. Thoroughly blend a peeled papaya, strain the juice, and mix the juice with the gelatine. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, and then apply to face and neck for 15 minutes.

•Dip a wash-cloth in buttermilk and pat it on your face. Allow the buttermilk to air dry. Rinse and pat dry.

•A teaspoonful of turmeric powder mixed with cream, sandal powder, Bengal gram flour, made a paste and applied once a day about half an hour before bath is an excellent beauty aid to keep face fresh and soft.

•To make a face pack for dry skin, mix the juice of half a lemon with two teaspoons of olive oil and the yolk of an egg. Apply it on the face, leave it on for half an hour - and then wash it off.

•Rub a rind of lemon over your face, this will lessen grease and whiten your complexion.

•First beat up the white of the egg and apply it on the face. When it dries up, beat up the yolk and apply that over the white. When that dries and the skin feels taut, wash it off with warm water. This mask closes the pores and greatly refreshes the face.

•Mix four tablespoons of curd with two tablespoons of grated orange peel. Massage into skin for three minutes. Rinse with warm water. The yoghurt is an exfoliant and the orange peel will extract dirt and oils.

•Lime along with orange juice, a pinch of salt and sugar syrup applied as a face mask for 15 minutes and later washed with the yolk of eggs with not only smoothen the skin, it will glow and tighten it as never before.