Mon­soon skin­care so­lu­tions lie in your kitchen cab­i­nets

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Detox­i­fi­ca­tion of the skin is es­sen­tial dur­ing mon­soon as it pre­vents al­ler­gies, puffi­ness and skin diseases. The so­lu­tion to these lies in home reme­dies. Add in­gre­di­ents such as gram flour, lemon and green tea in your beauty es­sen­tial list. Here are some easy-to-make­face packs recipes by ex­perts:

Take three ta­ble­spoons of be­san and add one ta­ble­spoon of honey (which has an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties). To cre­ate a smoother con­sis­tency, add one or two ta­ble­spoons of green tea un­til de­sired thick­ness is reached. Lastly, add rose hip oil as it helps mois­turise skin. Mix up well and ap­ply for 20-30 min­utes.

Mix cu­cum­ber juice and rose wa­ter, then let it chill in the re­frig­er­a­tor with a few green tea leaves. Cu­cum­bers are great at re­duc­ing ir­ri­ta­tion and rose­wa­ter calms the skin.

Pota­toes help clear blem­ishes and rashes that can pop up dur­ing mon­soon sea­son. If you are re­ally strug­gling with acne dur­ing the rainy sea­son, grate a raw potato and squeeze out the juice us­ing cheese cloth. Mix with one-two tea­spoon of lemon and rose­wa­ter. The high acid­ity of lemons adds en­hanced acne-fight­ing prop­er­ties while rose­wa­ter helps calm the red­ness sur­round­ing blem­ishes. Leave this mix­ture on for 30 min­utes then wash with wa­ter.

Mix equal amounts of green gram pow­der and gram pow­der and half the quan­tity of fenu­greek seeds. Pre­pare a paste by mix­ing them in rose­wa­ter and ap­ply this pack gen­er­ously on the en­tire body. It deeply cleanses and re­freshes the body.

For tan re­moval dur­ing mon­soon, add one tea­spoon each of san­dal­wood pow­der, milk pow­der, and or­ange peel pow­der. Then add two drops of laven­der es­sen­tial oil. Mix all this with yo­ghurt and a squeeze of lemon. Ap­ply on face, leave on for 15 min­utes and rinse.

Mash a ba­nana and beat it with a tea­spoon of vegetable oil. Brush it on the face and leave on for 15-20 min­utes till it dries. Rinse with plain wa­ter. This works best for dry to nor­mal skin.

If you get a lot pim­ples, pus­tules or boils dur­ing mon­soon, try this: add one drop of patchouli es­sen­tial oil to a few washed and smashed neem leaves. Add a squeeze of lime and crushed gar­lic. Make a paste and ap­ply on the af­fected area for 20 min­utes. Use this con­coc­tion daily till the acne is healed.

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