We all want younger, healthier, more radiant looking skin.

In the past, Healthise have written extensively on how to restore the function of the inner skin, by which we mean the epithelium that lines the heart, gut, lungs, and arteries.

Beautiful glowing smooth skin is desirable by every woman and appreciated by everyone.

Skin Care with Face Masks (Face Packs)

Face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skin care concerns. Masks can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores—while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.

home made facepacks in ayurveda treatment

Ayurvedic Skin Care: Home Remedy Face Mask Solutions

Today I want to discuss how to care for the outer skin, the skin that covers our bodies. Aside from affecting how we look, the outer skin also functions as a major detoxifying organ.

The outer skin is drained by an active and detoxifying lymph system, much like the inner skin. In the same way we pay attention to the health of the inner skin, we must also pay attention to the function of the outer skin, as it is a major detoxification organ and a major breeding ground for our good bacteria. When the outer skin becomes congested, the body becomes toxic and the skin prematurely ages, sags and wrinkles. Let us check out some of the facial care preparations.

Face Mask Benefits

1. Face pack has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

2. Face mask combats acne, pimples, and skin rashes.

3. Face pack purifies the skin and gives a clear texture.

4. Face mask is full of antioxidants that protect the skin from pollution.

5. Face mask brightens our skin complexion.

6. The benefits of vitamin A face pack for the skin have been well-researched and well-proven.

7. For facial skin, face mask is one the best overall age fighters.

8. Vitamin A derivatives of face mask, which are called retinoids, are formulated into creams and anti-aging serums to help fight and reverse the signs of skin aging — wrinkles, age spots, and a dull, rough complexion.

9. Face mask gives smoother and more radiant complexion.

10. Face mask is full of antioxidants that fight the free radicals in skin cells The mask promotes blood circulation and making your skin look its best.

11. Face pack Diminish dark under eye circles, reduces blood build up under eyes.

12. Face mask exfoliate dead skin cells

13. Face pack has Anti-wrinkle properties.

14. Face mask is one of the most potent thing, it protects skin against harsh sun rays

15. Face mask reduces inflammation and redness, and the appearance of under eye circles.

16. Face mask contains natural vitamin C, it fades age spots, tighten and brighten the skin and great for regulating oil production.

17. Face mask moisturizes the skin

18. Face mask soothes the skin, hydrates it, nourishes it and accelerates the regeneration of new skin tissue.

19. Face masks help in better facial care by toning skin.

Healthise can list 100’s of benefits of using face mask for glowing facial skin. Its time to know how to make face masks to extract immense benefits from it.

Skin Types in Ayurveda: Different Preparations for Facial Skin Care

Your Skin – Your Largest Detox Organ

In 1996, John Douillard started working with Ben Fuchs, a brilliant natural pharmacist, to co-create an Ayurvedic skin care line that would actually restore the function of the skin rather than just affect the skin’s surface appeal.

Here goes his account in explaining how he treated patients: I was finding that the skin of many of my patients had ceased to function optimally and was unable to detoxify adequately. Many of the Ayurvedic treatments we employ at LifeSpa during our detox retreats, called “Panchakarma,” depend on the skin as a detox channel and exit ramp for stored toxins. Many fat soluble toxic chemicals, including preservatives, pesticides, environmental pollutants and heavy metals, store in the fatty layers just beneath the skin.

These toxins can congest the lymphatic drainage of the skin and slow down skin function. Literally, the skin’s transit – the time it takes for the skin to slough off old cells and present new cells – become much longer. This not only makes the surface layers of the skin look old, dry, and lackluster, it also compromises the skin’s ability to function as a much-needed detoxification organ.

Ayruveda home remedy solutions

Essential Food for the Skin

In 1998, we launched the LifeSpa preservative-free, chemical-free skin care line (now made with organic herbs).

Based on the Ayurvedic principles behind LifeSpa’s skin care line, I want to share some traditional home recipes for cleansing, toning, and reviving the skin.

Each recipe can be modified to your individual Ayurvedic Skin Type. I invite you to take our free Ayurvedic Skin Type Quiz now and determine your skin type. Once you know your skin type, just follow the corresponding recipe for your skin type, below, for both the Cleanser-Toner and Mask.

Skin Care: Ayurvedic Beauty Secrets

The basics of a good daily cleanser are to first soften and gently moisturize, and then to exfoliate the skin. This insures that the skin will not be irritated in any way. To achieve this result, we use chickpea flour, also known as gram or besan flour, as a base, which is naturally both exfoliating and moisturizing.

From there, we need to approach the skin much like we approach the villi of the gut. My favorite herb for this is Triphala, which contains three Ayurvedic fruits that are commonly used to detoxify, tone and support the skin of the gut.

When ingested, these herbs have been used for the inner skin in the following ways:

1. Amalaki is loaded with free radical scavengers that support the collagen and elasticity of the skin. It supports the rejuvenation of the inner skin and is shown to support the skin’s natural ability to protect against foreign invaders. It is especially good for pitta skin.

2. Bibhitaki is known as a natural detoxifying agent that increases micro-circulation into the deeper layers of the skin. It supports a natural flush of the sweat glands and detoxifies the skin. It is especially useful for kapha skin.

3. Haritaki is a natural toner that supports the natural ability to flush toxins from the deeper layers of the inner skin. It is also known as a great rejuvenator for the skin. It is best for vata skin.

Ayruveda home remedy facepack

Seeing what these herbs do for the inner skin, just imagine what they can do for the outer skin and complexion!

The recipe below for the Ayurvedic mask has similar properties to the cleanser-toner. Because the mask is left on the skin longer, it must also be soothing and gentle on the skin.

Face Skin Care: Ayurvedic Home Solutions

Ayurvedic Cleanser-Toner

1 tablespoon chickpea flour

1/4 teaspoon Triphala powder

Mix into a paste with rose water and apply with circular strokes or a rotating brush as a cleanser-toner.

Vata Skin Types:

Neem leaves-Azadirachta indica

Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey.

Pitta Skin Types:

Add 1/4 teaspoon of dried Neem or mint leaves (if using fresh leaves, use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste).

Kapha Skin Types:

Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey with ½ teaspoon lemon juice.

Ayruveda home remedy cleansers masks

Ayurvedic Face Mask Preparation

2 tablespoons chickpea flour
1/4 teaspoon Triphala powder
1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
1/4 teaspoon of dried Neem or mint leaves (if using fresh leaves – use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste)
Mix the above ingredients into a paste and apply to the skin 1-2 times per week for 5-10 minutes, and rinse.

Vata Skin Types:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of ripe avocado and mix into your base mask paste.

Pitta Skin Types:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of cucumber and mix into your base mask paste.

Kapha Skin Types:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of ripe papaya and mix into your base mask paste.

* Use 1 tablespoon for regular skin and 2 tablespoons for sensitive skin.

Home Made Face Mask Preparation

home made basil leaves face mask

Basil and Sandalwood Face Mask

1. Take 1-2 tablespoons of fresh basil paste and 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder.
2. Mix well.
3. Apply this on the skin for 15 minutes.
4. Wash it off with normal water.
5. You can try this mask 3 times a week.
6. This mask is great for acne-prone skin.

Basil and Neem Face Mask

1. Take equal parts of basil and neem paste and add a few drops of raw honey to it.
2. Mix well.
3. Apply this on the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Rinse it off with normal water.
5. You can do this twice a week.
6. Like the previous mask, it is also beneficial for acne-prone skin.

Basil and Oats Face Mask

1. Take 2 tablespoons of basil paste and 2 tablespoons of oats powder. Next, add 1 tablespoon of tomato juice to it.
2. Mix everything well.
3. Apply this mask on the face for 10-15 minutes.
4. Rinse it off with normal water.
5. This mask can be used twice a week.
6. It removes sun-tan really well.

Basil and Cucumber Ice Cube

1. Take 2 tablespoons of basil juice and 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice.
2. Mix well.
3. Now pour this mixture in an ice tray to freeze it.
4. Whenever you feel your skin is looking dull or tired, take one of these ice cubes out. Next, wrap it with a handkerchief and apply it all over the face.
5. It will relax your skin and give you a refreshing feeling.
6. You can do this every day. But please make sure to apply this on a clean face.
7. Make small batches for 1 week. Summers are approaching and this remedy will soothe your skin and help in facial care a lot.

Basil and Yogurt Face Mask

1. Take 1 tablespoon of basil paste and 1/2 teaspoon of unflavoured yogurt.
2. Mix well.
3. Apply this mask on the skin for 15-20 minutes.
4. Use normal water to remove it.
5. You can try this mask 2-3 times a week.
6. It will make your skin clear and bright.

home made basil leaves aloe vera face mask

Basil and Aloe Vera Face Mask

1. Take 1 tablespoon of basil paste and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
2. Mix well.
3. Apply this on the skin. Keep it on for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse it off with normal water.
5. You can do this thrice a week.
6. It will sooth the skin and also remove dark patches from the skin.

Vitamin A Face Mask

home made face mask vitamin A apricot yogurt

To make this rejuvenating vitamin A mask, you will need:

1 fresh apricot, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons of cooked sweet potato (eat the rest of this healthy veggie for lunch or with dinner, getting plenty of vitamin A in your diet is so important for healthy skin)
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of raw honey
4 drops of carrot seed essential oil

Blend all of the ingredients in the blender until you have a smooth puree to prepare a good mixture of facial care layer. Cleanse the skin with your facial wash and warm water. Smear this skin-rejuvenating, orange and yellow mask over the face and neck. Leave on the skin for 30 minutes. Wash off and follow with a vitamin A moisturizing night cream.

This recipe makes enough for two masks. Store the remainder in the refrigerator, covered, for up to two days. Thaw to room temperature before applying to the skin.

Coffee Bean Face Mask

home made face mask coffee bean

This is the one of the very easy mask that you like most its simple, fast and effective.

What you’ll need:

2 teaspoon ground coffee beans (you can grind your own or buy pre-ground)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh Aloe-Vera Gel
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions of Coffee Face Mask

1. In a bowl, mix the ground coffee beans with honey.

2. Add in the Aloe-Vera gel and lemon juice; stir until it creates a paste.

3. Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes). while wash off the mask slowly massage the mask to your skin.

4. It works further as an exfoliator.

5. Don’t massage to hard if you have sensitive skin. Store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.

6. The mask rinses off very easily and does not leave any brown color on skin, but you may smell a bit like coffee!

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