5 DIY face masks to get glowing skin this Diwali

Treat your skin with the goodness of nature and get glowing skin this Diwali.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in the preparations of the festive season that we forget to pay a little attention to our skin. But heave a sigh, ladies! There are always some last-minute hacks you can work with to get the golden glow.

Here are five homemade, dermatologist-approved face masks for glowing skin that you can try during the festive season. With Diwali just around the corner, you can give these masks a go because they take no more than ten minutes to whip up.

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These simple face masks have a deep cleaning effect. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So, get scrolling:

1. Coffee face mask

Coffee is a great ingredient for face mask. “Coffee face masks are loaded with antioxidants which protect the skin from free radicals. Coffee makes the skin smooth and bright. It signals tissue repair, regulates cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased skin elasticity,” Dr Ajay Rana, world renowned Dermatologist, and Aesthetic Physician, tells HealthShots.

Here’s what you will need:

2 tablespoons grounded/powdered coffee

2 tablespoons neem oil

Here’s how you can prepare and use this mask for glowing and fresh skin:
  1. Mix the grounded/powdered coffee with neem oil to get an even consistency. Let it sit for at least fifteen minutes.
  2. Gently massage the paste all over your face and neck and let it sit for five to ten minutes.
  3. Rinse your face and neck with warm water.
2. Avocado face mask

Dr Rana says, “Avocado contains fats, compounds, and vitamins that help to speed skin repair and improve chronic skin conditions like eczema and acne. Also, protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation. If somebody is prone to breakouts, avocado face masks can help stop the appearance of breakouts due to its antimicrobial properties. Avocado face masks are a great source of biotin. Biotin helps prevent dry skin when applied topically. “It’s the perfect face mask for your skin.

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Give your skin a spa treatment right at home, with this hydrating avocado and olive oil face mask! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here are the ingredients you will need

2 tsp avocado, grated

1 tsp olive oil

tsp besan

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Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and use this avocado and olive oil face mask:
  1. Grate/blend the avocado to make a smooth paste. Now, add olive oil and besan to it. Mix the ingredients together, till you get a paste-like face mask.
  2. Apply the face mask, and massage it on the skin for three to five minutes. It will allow your skin to absorb.
  3. Now, allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Then, wash it away with lukewarm water! Avoid using soap because it might strip your skin off moisturisation and glow.
3. Strawberry face mask

Get the perfect Diwali glow with a strawberry face mask. Dr Rana says, “Strawberry face masks perform brilliantly in treating skin conditions and rejuvenate the skin. They have strong astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and contain alpha-hydroxy acid that can help to get rid of dead skin cells. It helps to get rid of skin conditions like acne. Strawberry face mask contains Vitamin C. It fights off free radicals that steal oxygen from healthy cells and destroy collagen, encouraging pronounced lines to appear on the skin, and bring the natural and long lasting glow to your face.”

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Here are things you will need:

1 strawberry, mashed

2 cubes pure dark chocolate, melted

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Give your face a kiss of strawberry. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can prepare and apply the dark chocolate and strawberry face mask:
  1. Melt two cubes of dark chocolate in a microwave or use the double boiler method. Don’t go beyond 10 seconds.
  2. Add the mashed strawberry to the melted dark chocolate, and mix till both the ingredients have combined together.
  3. Apply the face mask on your skin, and massage for five to ten minutes.
  4. Let it rest on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, allowing your skin to attain all the benefits of the two ingredients. Wash your face using lukewarm water and pat it dry.
4. Egg face mask

Egg face masks will help you get that much-wanted glow and fight acne as well as signs of ageing. Dr Rana says, “Egg face masks contain proteins that have skin-tightening effects and absorb excess oil from the skin and also contain vitamins and minerals that can benefit the skin’s overall appearance.”

Here’s what you will need to make this face mask

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp honey

A pinch of turmeric

3-5 drops of rose water

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Egg face mask offer a variety of benefits to your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
This is how you have to apply it
  1. Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly, and make a smooth paste.
  2. Now, apply this face mask evenly on your face. Don’t cover your eyes and nostrils.
  3. Keep it for 10 minutes. Once it is dry, take steam and gently remove this mask with the help of a cotton swab.
    Tip: Once it’s dry, you might feel the tightening effect, but there is nothing to worry about. It’s pretty normal.
  4. After that, rinse it properly with water. There is no need to use a face wash.
5. Hibiscus face mask

A hibiscus face pack, in particular, will help you boost your skin health, enhance radiance, and moisturize the face. “Hibiscus is a plant that can work as a natural alternative to botox. Hibiscus is a natural antioxidant that reduces damage caused by free radicals on the face. The astringent property of hibiscus face masks controls the excess secretion of oil by tightening the pores while its anti-inflammatory properties reduce inflammation and heal redness of the skin. It helps to treat uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, dark spots and discoloration.”

What you will need

1 hibiscus flower or 2 tsp pure hibiscus powder

1 tsp honey

tsp aloe vera

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The hibiscus face mask is easy to make and extremely effective! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to prepare and use this homemade face mask
  1. If you don’t have hibiscus powder, you should start by soaking the hibiscus flower in water overnight. Next, grind the flower to turn it into a paste.
  2. Add honey and aloe vera to the paste or powder. Mix all the ingredients.
  3. Apply the face mask all over your face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with plain water and avoid using a face wash.

Tip: Before applying any of these masks, make sure you wash your face with warm water to ensure better absorption of the face mask. In addition, make sure you use it on a dry face to see better results.

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