Facials are a great way to rejuvenate your skin and give it a healthy glow. While there are many professional facials available, you can also perform a facial at home using natural ingredients commonly found in Indian households.
In this blog, we will take you through a step-by-step process for a facial at home using homemade Indian ingredients.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step in any facial is to cleanse your skin to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. For a homemade cleanser, mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour (besan) with a few drops of rose water and enough milk to create a paste. Apply the paste to your face and massage gently for a few minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and unclogs pores, which can lead to clearer, smoother skin. For a homemade exfoliator, mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with a few drops of lemon juice and enough water to create a paste. Apply the paste to your face and massage gently for a few minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Step 3: Steam
Steaming your face helps open up your pores and prepare your skin for deeper cleansing. Boil a few cups of water in a large pot and add a handful of mint leaves and 1-2 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional). Place your face over the pot, covering your head with a towel to trap in the steam. Steam your face for 5-10 minutes, taking breaks if you feel uncomfortable.
Step 4: Face mask
After steaming, apply a face mask to your skin to nourish and hydrate it. For a homemade face mask, mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Step 5: Tone
Toning helps balance your skin’s pH and prepare it for moisturization. For a homemade toner, mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water. Apply the toner to your face using a cotton ball, avoiding the eye area.
Step 6: Moisturize
The final step in any facial is to moisturize your skin to keep it soft and supple. For a homemade moisturizer, mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a few drops of almond oil or olive oil. Apply the moisturizer to your face and massage it gently until it is absorbed.
In conclusion, performing a facial at home using homemade Indian ingredients is a great way to pamper your skin and give it a healthy glow. These natural ingredients are safe and effective, and can be found in most Indian households. Remember to perform a patch test before using any new ingredient, and to tailor your facial to your skin type for the best results.