Summer Saviours: home-made masks to soothe your skin

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Raphael Lovaski

Summers are here in all it’s glory and we aren’t complaining either. As much as we love the seasonal changes, we love our skin as well. As a result, it becomes really important to take care of our skin. Drinking loads of water, eating tonnes of fruits and avoiding oily food is surely the way to go but then what about the external nutrition?

It’s really important to keep your skin hydrated during summers. Apart from drinking water be sure to use a good moisturiser. Start your day with a gentle facewash, wait for it to dry before applying a good moisturiser. Follow it up with a sunscreen (SPF 30 at least). If you have oily skin skip the moisturiser and directly apply the sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must at all costs.

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At night wash your face with an effective facewash which cleanses out all the dirt and grime efficiently. Use a toner if you want to and apply a moisturiser suited for your skin type. These little things go a long way and creates a perfect base for your facepack to work. Wedding Affair brings to you three amazing face packs that you must try to keep all your skin woes at bay.

The Holy Grail: Gramflour Turmeric Mask

The good ol’ gramflour turmeric mask is every bride’s go-to weapon in her arsenal. Whether you want to brighten up your skin or get rid of acne/acne scars, this is the age-old, tried and tested mask comes to your rescue. Easy to make, plus inexpensive ingredients makes it all the more lucrative. Grab a bowl and add two tablespoons of gramflour to it. To this add a pinch to half a teaspoon of turmeric, according to your need. You can either use yoghurt or rosewater to make a paste. Add a few drops to lemon juice to the resultant mixture. Mix well and then apply. Gently massage the paste on your face, leave it for about 20 minutes before washing it up with lukewarm water. Follow it up with toner and moisturiser. Your skin will thank you later.

Second In Command: Fuller’s Earth Mask

Summers and fuller’s earth go hand-in-hand. Take a clean bowl. Add two to three tablespoons of fuller’s earth to the bowl. Add rosewater or water to the fuller’s earth and mix till it forms a consistent paste. You can add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil if you want to. Apply it on your face, leave it for about 15 minutes before washing it with cold water. Apply a hydrating moisturiser as fuller’s earth can dry out your skin. This mask will keep blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and zits away. As a result, leaving your skin glowing and summer ready. The mask also has a cooling affect on your skin and lends a soothing aura. Easily available and quite affordable, this mask has been recommended by young and old alike. Fuller’s earth has always found a reputed place in every beauty’s vanity kit. Try it out for yourself!

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Isabell Winter

For The Flawless: Sandalwood Mask

This mask is also quite simple to make and use. You can also replace it with your regular facewash. Take two tablespoons of sandalwood powder and mix it with rosewater to make a consistent paste. Apply it on your face while gently massaging your skin. This mask helps to gently scrub away all the impurities of your face.    Keep it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. This gentle cleanser-mask will not only help rejuvenate your skin, but will also add a glow to your skin. With its undeniable cooling effect, you have found your go-to summer mask.

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