DIY Face Packs for Glowing Skin at Home


In a search for healthy and radiant-looking skin, we often use various expensive creams and serums, salons or DIYs available on the internet. While there are so many amazing products available in the market today, we often forget that the best ones are available in our kitchens and are provided to us by nature for free. Face pack for glowing skin at home are not only cheaper and easily available but also ensure that you are not putting any harmful or harsh chemicals onto your skin. In this blog we will explore some of the easy-to-make DIY recipes, using ingredients easily available in nature that can help you achieve radiant skin and target skin concerns.

Face packs for glowing skin that you can make at your home

1) Turmeric and Chickpea Flour Face Pack

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chickpea flour (also known as gram flour or besan)

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • Rose water or plain water (as needed)

Method:

  1. Mix chickpea flour and turmeric powder in a bowl.

  2. Add enough rose water or plain water to form a smooth paste.

  3. Apply the paste evenly on your face and neck.

  4. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes until it dries completely.

  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water, gently scrubbing in circular motions as you remove the pack.

  6. Pat your skin dry and follow up with a moisturizer.

Benefits:

  • Chickpea Flour: Cleanses the skin deeply and absorbs excess oil, making it suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

  • Turmeric: Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help in achieving clear and glowing skin.

  • Rose Water: Soothes the skin and adds a refreshing feel while removing the face pack

2) Cucumber and Aloe Vera Face Pack

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber (blended into a smooth puree)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel

Method:

  1. Blend the cucumber into a smooth puree using a blender or food processor.

  2. Mix fresh aloe vera gel with the cucumber puree until well combined.

  3. Apply the mixture evenly on your face and neck.

  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water, gently massaging your skin as you remove the pack.

  6. Pat your skin dry and follow up with a moisturizer.

Benefits:

  • Cucumber: Refreshes and hydrates the skin, reducing puffiness and soothing irritation.

  • Aloe Vera: Known for its healing and moisturizing properties, aloe vera gel helps in calming inflamed skin and promoting a healthy glow.

3) Honey and Oatmeal Face Pack

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal (ground into a fine powder)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon yogurt (optional)

Method:

  1. Mix oatmeal powder and honey in a bowl.

  2. Add yogurt if desired for extra hydration and mix until you get a smooth paste.

  3. Apply the mixture evenly on your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water, gently massaging your skin in circular motions to exfoliate.

  6. Pat your skin dry and follow up with a moisturizer.

Benefits:

  • Oatmeal: Acts as a gentle exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and impurities.

  • Honey: Moisturizes and soothes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

  • Yogurt: Provides additional hydration and helps in brightening the skin tone.

Advantages of using & making face packs for glowing skin at home

1) Natural ingredients: DIY face packs mostly contain ingredients that are easily available to us in nature. These ingredients are easily accessible and are gentle on the skin. Along with that DIY face packs are free from any synthetic ingredients, fragrances and preservatives which might cause skin irritation and damage to the skin barrier.

2) Customizable: The best thing about DIY face packs is that it is totally customizable as per one's needs. You can add or eliminate ingredients according to your skin type and concern. Whether you have oily, dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, there's a DIY face pack for glowing skin at home that can address your concerns effectively.

3) Cost effective: Skincare products can be expensive. DIY face pack for glowing skin at home are very affordable as they mostly consist of ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen. It is a budget-friendly alternative to expensive skincare products.

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Tips for using face packs for glowing skin at home

1) Patch test first: Always do a patch test before applying anything to your face especially if you have sensitive skin. Whether it is an expensive skincare product or a customized DIY face pack, it is always recommended to patch test first on a small area such as the arms or neck. This helps to ensure that whatever you are putting on your face suits your skin and your skin is not allergic to those ingredients. If any irritation occurs, stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist if the irritation persists.

2) Start with a clean canvas:
Always apply your face packs or any skincare product on a clean face. Use a gentle cleanser that suits your skin to remove any dirt or oil on your face. Ensure that the cleanser is gentle and does not strip off natural oil from your face. This will help the face pack to work more effectively and will not clog your pores.

3) Apply your face pack evenly:
It is very important to apply an even layer of face pack for glowing at home that you made onto your face. Use a brush or your fingertips to apply a face pack evenly onto your face and neck. Avoid the delicate eye area and lips unless the face pack is specifically formulated for those areas.

4) Moisturize afterwards:
Follow up the face mask with a good hydrating moisturizer that suits your skin. This will ensure that all the hydration and goodness from the face pack is locked in and will help to maximize the benefits of face packs. Use a non comedogenic moisturizer that does not clog the pores and does not feel heavy on the skin. Light Up Beauty’s Wave is Hydrating Day cream with 5% Squalane and 2% Niacinamide. Squalane helps in giving the skin the hydration that it needs and niacinamide helps in reducing blemishes and dark spots giving you an even toned skin.

Light Up Beauty’s Flash ubtan powder is the modern take on our traditional Ubtan. It is a Facial and Body Powder wash which is ‘The 3 Minute Facial’ at home. It is enriched with ingredients like Vigna Mungo, Marigold, and Goat’s Milk which nourish your skin, exfoliate it gently and give you a brighter looking skin instantly. You just need to take 2 or 3 tablespoons of our facial powder, mix it with Milk or Water and apply, It's that easy! It is enriched with Vitamin Goat’s Milk that gently exfoliates the skin, Pumpkin Seeds that are packed with Zinc and Potassium, Marigold that is used to revitalize the skin and bring that youthful glow, and Rose, which hydrates and soothes the skin. It is not only used for the face but also for your entire body to remove tan, exfoliate and bring out that glow. 

Ubtan Powder - Flash

Since it comes in airtight tin packaging, you can travel with it anywhere without worrying about spills, leaks and stains. Along with that, all the ingredients used are natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. So, get your hands on this product, your skin will thank you or it.

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Additional tips for Glowing skin

  • Stay hydrated: Along with keeping your skin hydrated, it is equally important to keep your body hydrated. After all, our skin is the mirror of what we our from inside. So drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

  • Eat a balanced diet: Eat a proper nutritious diet including of Vitamins, Minerals and antioxidants. Include fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamins C and E to nourish your skin from within.

  • SPF is non-negotiable: It is very important to protect your skin from Uv damage and premature aging. Make sure you wear a broad-spectrum vitamin C sunscreen with an SPF of 40 or above.