Flowers, no matter the variety, are a beautiful gift from Mother Nature. Not only do they look beautiful, they also ease your worries and sweep you off with their fragrance. But did you know they can give you beautiful skin? Yes ladies, they can when used in these homemade face packs for instant glow.
There’s more to flowers than aesthetic and aroma. In fact, they contain several properties that are great for your skin. Whether you have acne or pigmentation, say goodbye to your skin problems with these floral face packs.
Here’s what you need to remember: soak these flowers in one to two tablespoons of water for a few hours, before you use it for a face pack. This will make it easier for you to grind them, and later use it to apply it on your face.
1. Marigold and honey
Marigolds are a common sight during the festival season, especially Diwali. They look pretty and have a great aroma, and at the same time, contains vitamin C in high quantities. You may not know but vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your skin from all kinds of ageing and sun damage. That’s not all — it will also help you get glowing skin!
You can also add some honey to moisturise your skin. Moreover, honey has antibacterial properties that give smooth and supple skin, and keeps acne at bay.
Here’s how to make this face pack: Crush the petals of two marigold flowers, and mix it with one teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of water. Put this mask on your face for 20 minutes, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
2. Rose, besan and milk
This face mask is the perfect way to get rid of dull skin and enhance the glow on your face! Rose has been used in its liquid form for centuries — it works wonderfully well to soothe irritated skin and keep it hydrated. On the other hand, milk is a good cleanser and besan is perfect for exfoliation. A combination of all these ingredients will help you get rid of dead skin cells, and add a bright glow to your face.
Here’s how to make this face pack: Crush the petals of one rose, and mix it with two teaspoons of milk. Add one teaspoon of besan to this mixture. Apply this mask to your face for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.
3. Jasmine and coconut oil
This face pack is perfect for all those who want some deep moisturising for their skin! Jasmine hydrates your skin without clogging the pores, while coconut oil makes your skin smooth. A combination of these two powerful ingredients is guaranteed to leave you with glowing skin.
Here’s how to make this face pack: Crush the petals of three jasmine flowers, and add one teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil. Massage this face pack for 15 to 20 minutes for super hydrated skin.
4. Hibiscus, multani mitti and aloe vera
These three powerful ingredients come together to tackle multiple skin issues! Hibiscus packs a punch with its high quantity of vitamin C, multani mitti is perfect to cleanse the skin and aloe vera is deeply moisturising. When applied together, these ingredients can even out your skin tone, keep fine lines away, and give your skin a healthy glow.
Here’s how to make this face pack: Crush the petals of hibiscus, and add one teaspoon of aloe vera and half a teaspoon of multani mitti. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
5. Lotus, milk and honey
We’ve recently discovered the wonders of lotus for our skin, owing to the high levels of fatty acids and protein content! It not only hydrates the skin deeply, but also promotes the production of collagen to keep dryness and fine lines at bay. Milk and honey work well to moisturise the skin, and give it a smooth texture!
Here’s how to make this face pack: Grind lotus flower petals for use. Add one teaspoon of honey, and a teaspoon of milk to get the right consistency for a face mask. Apply this to your face for 20 minutes, before washing off with lukewarm water.