New Delhi: Celebrate this friendship day with flawless, glowing skin and charm all your friends. Beauty expert Shehnaz Hussian has shared some tips to get the desired look.
Tonning skin daily with chilled rose water, using cotton wool pads, can be practised by people with all skin types. Refrigerate rose water with cotton wool pads soaking in them. First wipe the skin, then, stroke the skin with them.
Right massage movements multiplies the effect, use outward and upward movements, ending each stroke at the temples and applying gentle pressure. On the forehead, start from the centre and go outwards on each side, again ending at the temples. For the chin, use circular movements. Then, pat the skin briskly with the rosewater-soaked cotton wool pads.
A quick face mask can leave your skin clean and glowing. Mix honey with egg white and apply it on the face. Wash off with water after 20 minutes.
Those with extra dry skin should mix honey with egg yolk and a little milk. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water. After washing off the pack, give the skin a compress with the rose water soaked cotton wool pads.
Using a facial scrub twice a week can work wonders on the skin. It helps in removing dead skin cells and making the skin brighter.
To prepare a homemade facial scrub, mix walnut powder and one teaspoon each honey and curd. Apply the mixture on the face and leave on for a few minutes. Then, rub gently, with small circular movements, finally wash off with water.
Dried and powdered curry leaves (kari patta) can also be added to face packs, as it is said to add a glow to the skin. It can be mixed with two teaspoon oats OR wheat bran (choker), two teaspoons rose water and one teaspoon yogurt.
The consistency should be paste like so that it does not drip. Apply on face, avoiding the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off after 20 to 30 minutes.
Fruit packs are great for adding radiance to the skin and they can also be applied daily.
For an effective fruit pack, mix grated apples with ripe papaya pulp and mashed banana. Yogurt or lemon juice can be added to the mixture. Apply it on the face and leave it on for half an hour. Wash off with plain water. It not only adds a glow, but also removes tan and softens the skin.
Those with oily skin should mix multani mitti with rose water into a paste and apply on the face, avoid the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off when it is dry.
For combination skin, apply the mask on oily areas of the skin. People with normal skin should mix multani mitti with honey and yogurt into a paste.
An ideal way for glowing skin on the body is to tie powdered milk, ground almonds (badaam), rice powder and rose petals in a clean cloth, wet slightly and then rub the cloth bag on the skin while bathing.
The ingredients gently cleanse your skin and leave it soft, smooth and vibrant. It also leaves the body naturally perfumed and refreshed, feeling as smooth as silk. (ANI)