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5 Easy Homemade Face Masks to Add to Your Bridal Skincare Routine

From gentle exfoliating powers of a banana to the pore-tightening effect of egg white and more, aromatherapist and cosmetologist Pooja Nagdev shares some homemade face masks, just right for your winter skincare.

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Missing your pre-pandemic skin pampering sessions? Well, you can give yourself a self-care, beauty treat right at home with natural homemade masks. Harness the gentle powers of beauty finds in your kitchen to glow up. Aromatherapist and cosmetologist Pooja Nagdev, founder of Inatur shares her favourite homemade face masks for every skin type:
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    Turmeric, Yoghurt, Gram flour and Honey Mask

    Turmeric has been used traditionally to lighten the skin colour. Research has shown that curcumin has tyrosinase activity which prevents melanin synthesis and helps to decrease hyperpigmentation. The following ingredients are needed to make turmeric lightening mask.
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    You'll need ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ¼ teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon gram flour, 1 teaspoon yoghurt.
    Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Apply the paste to face and neck. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off and moisturize. This mask is recommended for skin hydration and removing pigmentation. It can be used by all age groups and even those with oily and sensitive skin type.

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    Protein Mask – Egg White and Olive Oil Mask

    Egg whites help to tighten the skin and make it firm. Egg white Protein Mask is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin with open pores.
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    All you need: 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon oats powder.
    Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Apply to face and neck and leave for 10 minutes till you feel it firming. Wash with lukewarm water for luxuriously soft skin. This mask may be applied once a week.

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    Spinach Face Mask

    Spinach is enriched with Vitamins, Manganese, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Protein, Phosphorous, Zinc, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids that help in repairing the damaged skin. To make a Spinach Mask, you would need the following ingredients.
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    You will need: 4 pieces of spinach leaves, 1 tablespoon oats flour, 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
    Take the ingredients and blend them in a blender to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over the face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Pat it dry. This mask is suitable for all skin types.

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    Kalonji and Saffron Mask

    This is an amazing mask for dry skin. Kalonji seeds and Saffron can be pre-soaked in milk over 10-15 minutes so that they become soft and can be mixed using fingertips to form a paste.
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    You need 7-8 kalonji seeds, 1 tablespoon full cream milk, 2 strands of saffron, ½ teaspoon of honey.
    Take the ingredients and mix them together to form a smooth paste. Apply it evenly over your face and neck. Leave it for 10-12 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. This mask helps bring a healthy glow to the skin.

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    Banana and Honey Mask

    For this, you need ½ ripe banana, ½ teaspoon honey. Mash half ripe banana and blend honey to form a paste. Apply it on face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water to feel soft skin.
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    Please remember to close skin pores by applying a facial toner, floral water (hydrosol) or a moisturizer after you wash off the mask.

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