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5 face packs for a winter glow

Ankita Bahl, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 16, 2011
First Published: 17:17 IST(16/11/2011) | Last Updated: 01:37 IST(17/11/2011)

We all wish for a beautiful, glowing complexion. Face packs have always been recommend by experts for blemish-free and radiant skin. “A face pack is one of the easiest way to revitalise dull, tired skin. It helps remove impurities from your pores while nourishing your skin,” says beautician Aashmeen Munjal. But she also warns that the ingredients and chemicals used in some face packs may trigger an allergic reaction. So, for those who want to play safe, the best options are homemade face packs that cost you almost nothing but are infused with the goodness of nature. Things that you easily find in your kitchen such as  tomato, lime juice, olive oil and lettuce leaves can work wonders for your skin. Here are some face pack recipes that you can easily make at home and save your skin from the harmful impacts of chemicals.

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FacialTomato and Lime Pack
In a medium bowl, mix the juice of 1 medium sized tomato and 4-5 drops of lime juice. Use your fingers to massage the lotion into your skin. Leave the pack on for 15 minutes, then remove it with tepid water. This pack tightens your pores and leaves your skin soft and glowing. (By beauty expert Shalu Sharma)

Cabbage and Yeast Pack
Use a blender to mix 1 tbs of honey with 2-3 cabbage leaves and 2 tbs of yeast. Apply the pack on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Finally, you can rinse off the mask with lukewarm water. Enjoy the natural astringent effect of this treatment.
(By beauty expert Komal Gulati)

Apricot and Olive Oil Pack
In a bowl mash 1 medium sized apricot and mix it with 2-3 tsp of warm olive oil. The paste can be applied on your face with ease. Give at least 10 minutes for the facial to exercise its healing and revitalising effect. Wash off the pack with tepid water.
(By beauty expert Kanika Bhardwaj)
 
Lettuce and Olive Oil Pack
This pack works for all skin types, and eliminates dead skin cells from the depth of your pores. Take two lettuce leaves and dip them into a little olive oil. Now add a few drops of lemon juice. Then place the leaves on your face and cover your face with a damp paper towel. Leave the leaves on for 10 minutes, remove and wipe off the olive oil with a cotton pad. Wash off with lukewarm water.
 (By nutritionist Dr Shikha Sharma)

Papaya and Oatmeal Pack
Bid goodbye to dull complexion with this easy-to-make face pack. Peeling and de-seed a medium-sized papaya. Then dice the fruit and mash a few slices, add oatmeal, juice of 1 fresh lime and 2 egg whites and form a smooth paste. Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.


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