Follow Us:

Homemade face packs to achieve glowing skin this festive season

Pamper your skin with these simple secrets to enjoy the festivities looking more gorgeous naturally

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

India’s biggest festive season is about to begin very soon. As we all know that festivals are all about good food and gorgeous looks, everyone especially the females want to look as beautiful as their favourite celebrities. The basic requirement to look dazzling is naturally glowing skin.

Skin is the largest organ of our body and it is the first line of defence between our body and the outside environment. What we put on our skin is absorbed by it and effects how it looks. The ingredients we apply on our skin affects its structure and appearance. Luckily, there are few food ingredients which we can easily apply on our skin to form skin fibres and structure and to protect this amazing organ.

Let us take a look at some of these ingredients and their combinations that just love your skin and provide it an amazing glow.

Oat meal face-honey mask:

Festivals, Skin, Avocado and apricot mask, Apple Cider Vinegar and sour cream face pack, Papaya-banana face mask, Homemade face packs, Oat meal face-honey mask, Lemon-cucumber-tomato-potato juice face mask,
(Representational Image: Getty Images)


Take one-third cup of oat meal. Add half cup of hot water in it and give it a rest of ten minutes. Once it becomes cool at room temperature, grind it in a food processor to a thick and fine paste. Add one teaspoon of honey, two tablespoons of yogurt and one small egg white in it. Mix well. Apply a thin layer of this mask on your skin. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat it thrice a week.

Lemon-cucumber-tomato-potato juice face mask:

Lemon-cucumber-tomato-potato juice
(Represenational Image: Getty Images)


The combination of these four juices works as the best skin cleanser and toner inside out. It hydrates skin well and builds up collagen to provide it with radiance and reduced signs of aging. Regular application of the concoction of juices can help with dealing acne, dull skin, wrinkles, black heads and dark spots. This juice mixture is best to provide your skin with fairness and glow. Take two teaspoon each of fresh lemon juice, tomato juice, potato juice and cucumber juice. Mix them well. To take out the fresh potato and cucumber juice, peel and grate them and squeeze their juice with the help of a strainer. Add one teaspoon each of rose water and glycerine in these juices. Mix well. Apply this solution on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Apply it on alternative days for best result.

 Papaya-banana face mask:

Papaya-banana face mask
(Representational Image: Getty Images)


Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that has skin-lightening properties. It is a gentle exfoliator and reduces blemishes and acne scars. Applying papaya pulp topically softens the skin leaving it smooth and supple. It reduces pigmentation also. Banana hydrates the skin making it soft and supple. Take half fully ripe banana and half cup of fully ripe papaya pieces. Blend both in a food processor to a smooth puree. Slather this puree onto your face. Let it absorb in for about 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water, then rinse with cold water.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and sour cream face pack:

Apple Cider Vinegar
(Representational Image: Getty Images)


ACV is a miraculous toner for your skin. Mix it with equal parts of sour cream and honey. Apply this mixture on your cleansed face. Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water followed by normal water rinse. Repeat twice a week. This mask brightens and nourishes the skin. It is a natural acne fighter as it helps kill unwanted bacteria. It lightens your unwanted dark marks too.

Avocado and apricot mask:

Avocado and apricot
(Representational Image: Getty Images)


Remove the skin and the seed of an apricot and avocado. Grind the pulp of both fruits to a puree in a food processor. Spread this puree all over your face and neck. Allow it to absorb in for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. You can apply this mask twice a week to exfoliate dead skin cells, tighten and brighten the skin. This pack helps to balance skin tone and it is very effective to provide you with a naturally glowing skin.

Now you do not have to spend money on expensive products or change everything about your beauty routine in order to have a glowing and healthy complexion this festive season. Follow these simple secrets to achieve naturally beautiful skin. The beauty of these ingredients is that besides applying them topically you can also eat them to pamper your skin. These face packs hydrate and soften your skin providing it a natural glow.