15 Homemade Face Packs That Will Have You Coming Out of the Lockdown with Radiant Skin!

15 Homemade Face Packs That Will Have You Coming Out of the Lockdown with Radiant Skin!

Ladies, let’s face the truth: we all miss our salon trips right now. Whether it’s to get a facial clean-up, a skin rejuvenation treatment, a trim or wax here and there, or the occasional massage – those salon appointments are precious me-time! There’s nothing to beat that amazing feeling of being happy about ourselves, our skin, and our bodies.

But now, you’re probably resorting to stealing 15 – 20 minutes of the day to give to yourself (sometimes only available to you on the weekend!) and wanting to research how to do a home facial treatment, but not being able to get around to it. Energetic little kids and work occupy more of your time than you imagine!

Here’s where we come in, with our long list of simple yet glorious face packs that you can make at home, needing very little ingredients and preparation time! You can slather them onto your face and go about your work and chores, or take back your me-time and sit with a good book or your favourite TV show!

These face packs are for oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. We know how tough it can be to find an all-inclusive list! Some common ingredients you’ll find in these face packs are honey, turmeric (haldi), and yoghurt (curd). They are known for their soothing, hydrating, and anti-bacterial properties, making them popular in skincare recipes.

Well, come on! Let’s dive into some much-needed self-care!

Face Packs for Oily Skin

Face Packs for Oily Skin

1. Neem and Turmeric

Duration on skin: 15 – 20 minutes till dry.

Usage: Thrice a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon worth of neem leaves paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (haldi) powder
  • 1 teaspoon water (if needed)

Instructions:

  • Grind the neem leaves to make a paste.
  • Add the turmeric to this and mix well. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water.
  • Apply the pack for 15 to 20 minutes till it dries, and then wash it off.
  • As an alternative, substitute the turmeric for a few drops of rose water.

2. Banana and Honey

Duration on skin: 20 minutes

Usage: Once a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • This face pack may get a bit messy, so wear some old clothes before you put this on!
  • Mash the banana well.
  • Add the honey and lemon juice to it. Mix well.
  • Apply this all over the face for the recommended time.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

3. Turmeric, Rice Flour and Milk

Duration on skin: 15 minutes till dry

Usage: Daily/weekly

Ingredients:

  • 3 teaspoons rice flour
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Instructions:

  • Mix the rice flour and turmeric together.
  • Add in the milk and honey (if using), and mix well to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this all over the face for about 15 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water.

4. Tomato, Rice Flour and Honey

Duration on skin: 15 minutes, then rub in circular motion and wash off.

Usage: Daily

Ingredients:

  • A few tablespoons of fresh tomato juice
  • 3 teaspoons rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mix the rice flour and honey together.
  • Add in the tomato juice, and mix to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this all over the face for the recommended time, and then wash off!

5. Mint and Honey

Duration on skin: 30 minutes

Usage: Once in two weeks

Ingredients:

  • Mint leaves paste
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • Take some mint leaves, and grind them to a smooth paste.
  • Mix in the honey.
  • Leave this refreshing pack on for about half an hour, and then rinse it off.

6. Besan and Yoghurt

Duration on skin: 20 minutes

Usage: Weekly

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons besan
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt (curd)

Instructions:

  • Mix the besan and yoghurt well to make a paste.
  • Apply the pack and keep it on for about 20 minutes till it dries.
  • Rinse it off under cold water.

Face Packs for Dry Skin

Face Packs for Dry Skin

1. Watermelon and Honey

Duration on skin: 20 minutes

Usage: Maximum thrice a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mix the freshly squeezed watermelon juice and honey together.
  • Apply the mixture all over the face for about 20 minutes, and then wash off!

2. Aloe Vera and Honey

Duration on skin: 15 minutes

Usage: Twice a week

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh aloe gel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sandalwood (chandan) powder (optional)

Instructions:

  • Mix the ingredients together to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply and keep this pack on for 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.

3. Aloe Vera and Cucumber

Duration on skin: 30 minutes

Usage: Four times a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe gel
  • 1 tablespoon worth of fresh cucumber pulp

Instructions:

  • Mix the fresh aloe vera gel and cucumber pulp together.
  • Leave this refreshing mask on for the recommended time, and then rinse it off.

4. Oatmeal, Yogurt and Honey

Duration on skin: 10 – 15 minutes

Usage: Once a week

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt (curd)
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mix the ingredients well to make a nice, smooth paste.
  • Apply and leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off under warm water.

5. Cocoa and Coconut Milk

Duration on skin: 10 – 12 minutes

Usage: Once a week

Ingredients:

  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal/besan
  • ½ tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients well to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this invigorating pack for the recommended time, and then wash off!

6. Papaya, Honey and Malai

Duration on skin: 15 – 20 minutes

Usage: 1 – 2 times a week

Ingredients:

  • 8 – 10 papaya cubes
  • 1 teaspoon malai or milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mash the papaya cubes well.
  • Add in the malai/milk and honey. Mix well to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply and leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.

Face Packs for Combination Skin

Face Packs for Combination Skin

1. Almonds and Oatmeal

Duration on skin: 15 – 20 minutes

Usage: Once a week

Ingredients:

  • 10 almonds (soaked overnight in water)
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • Grind the soaked almonds to make a paste.
  • Mix in the oatmeal, yoghurt and honey, and make it smooth.
  • Leave this pack on for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash off.

2. Papaya and Banana

Duration on skin: 15 – 20 minutes

Usage: 1 – 2 times a week

Ingredients:

  • 8 papaya cubes
  • ½ banana
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions:

  • Mash the papaya cubes and banana well. (Use 1 entire banana if half isn’t enough!)
  • Add the honey, and mix well to get a nice paste.
  • Leave this pack on the face till it dries (about 15 minutes), and then wash it off.

3. Papaya and Tomato

Duration on skin: 15 minutes

Usage: 1 – 2 times a week

Ingredients:

  • 8 – 10 papaya cubes
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons fresh tomato pulp

Instructions:

  • Mash the papaya cubes well.
  • Mix in the fresh tomato pulp, and make a nice, smooth paste.
  • Apply this all over the face for the recommended time.
  • Rinse off under lukewarm water.

How good do these look, ladies? These must-try face packs will have you chalking out a skin-care routine in no time. Plus, it’s something new to look forward to during our lockdown lives! If you’ve got a special recipe for a DIY face pack that’s not on the list, we’d love for you to share it with us!

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