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DIY face packs you can do at home for glowing skin

With your wedding day right around the corner, there are a few self-care rituals you need to include into your schedule. Every bride deals with tricky skin conditions and in the days leading up to your wedding, banish all thoughts of dry skin, acne, and dark spots with a little prep work and a few do-it-yourself face masks. Paired with basic skincare tips like, stay out of the sun, cut back on sugar and get enough sleep… these easy-to-make facemasks can be your secret weapons for a picture-perfect face on your big day.

We will list out four different face packs you can create at home, with easily sourced ingredients. Each pack will address a particular concern for the brides who prefer an au-naturel approach to skincare and wish to create their own skincare regime before the wedding. Please do check for skin allergies by first doing a patch test for the ingredients mentioned. In addition, if you have sensitive skin, it is advised to consult a dermatologist before trying these face packs.

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  1. Acne

To address acne, we suggest a two-part face pack to address the issue.

Part 1

Ingredients: Egg white and lime juice

Method: Mix an egg white with a teaspoon of lime juice. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for half an hour. Gently rinse of the face mask and pat dry with a clean face towel.

Part 2

Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel and tea tree essential oil

Method: After completing Part 1 take some aloe vera gel and mix 3 drops of tea tree essential oil. Apply this evenly and let your skin soak up the goodness. Keep this on for as long as you can, preferably overnight.

Why this works: Egg white and lime juice will tone skin and help reduce inflammation, while drying out existing acne. The aloe will soothe and moisturize your skin while the tea tree oil will have an anti-bacterial effect.

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2. Dryness

For dry skin we suggest a moisturizing face pack that will deeply nourish your skin.

Ingredients: Extra virgin coconut oil, honey and lime juice

Method: Combine equal parts coconut oil and honey, before adding a few drops of lime juice. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for half an hour.

Why this works: The extra virgin coconut oil will deeply moisturize your skin without casing breakouts and the honey will calm any inflammation. The lime juice helps emulsify this mixture, so they combine well and are easily absorbed by the skin.

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3. Dullness

For dull skin, we suggest a simple, yet highly effective face pack that will help exfoliate and soften your skin.

Ingredients: Honey and baking soda

Method: Combine a tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply this to your face and let it soak in for twenty minutes. After that wet your hands and gently massage the mixture on your face. After a few minutes of this, rinse your face with warm water. You will notice an almost instant glow.

Why this works: The honey combines with the baking soda to create an emollient that tenderizes the dry skin cells and helps gently exfoliate your face. This helps to reveal new skin cells and promotes natural collagen production.

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4. Brightening

Ingredients: Rice flour, gram flour (besan), yoghurt, turmeric

Method: Combine a teaspoon of rice flour, a teaspoon of gram flour, a tablespoon of yoghurt and a small pinch of turmeric. Add some more yoghurt if needed to get a smooth paste. Apply this mixture to your face for half an hour and rinse off with cool water.Why this works: Rice flour and yoghurt are both effective lightening ingredients, while the gram flour helps exfoliate the skin. Turmeric will help your skin glow and is also anti-bacterial.

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Skin care is an on-going practice where we nourish and care for it every day. A weekly do-it-yourself regime will certainly help your skin glow over time. 

DISCLAIMER: If you have sensitive skin please consult a dermatologist prior to using any of the face packs suggested.

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