Guest Post By Riya Kalsi
DIY Beauty Mask That Is Borderline Genius!
Beauty Isles are full of beauty products in the market today. They not only make big claims but also tempt us into buying useless products that does nothing for our skin.
Growing up I had a very beautiful glowing complexion and long out of advertisement silky hair – all thanks to my mom. She always emphasized the benefits of natural kitchen ingredients like yogurt, olive oil, fruit pulps etc. for a naturally beautiful and glowing complexion. During my college days too I never used any store bought products and was always complemented by relatives and friends on my looks.
This all changed after I got married and moved to USA 9 years back. 9 Years of abuse or should I say harsh beauty products took away all that charm from my face. The long term side effects were acne, dull complexion and aging skin that had no elasticity.
Few months back, I found myself complaining to my mom that my skin is dying on me and I needed her help to restore it back. She assured me that I could have it all back if I could invest just 10 minutes out of my busy schedule twice a week.
Radiant and glowing skin is a must have in every girls closet. All we need to do is go into the little room in our house that we call – Kitchen. I have tons of such DIY easy recipes that I love to use.
One such face pack is banana & yogurt face mask. It is the best face mask ever!
Let’s take a deeper look at the banana & yogurt face mask benefits:
|Nutrient||Benefit for skin|
|Potassium||Nourishes hydrates and moisturizes skin leaving it soft and supple.|
|Lectins||Guard against bacteria, thus preventing acne|
|Vitamin A||Fades dark spots and blemishes, reduces appearance of scars, dark circles etc.|
|Vitamin B||Lightens skin tone (i.e. Natural skin whitener), reduces wrinkles and prevents aging.|
|Zinc||Removes sun tan, natural skin brightener as it has mild bleaching powers.|
|Vitamin E||Fights free radical damage, UV resistance, prevents & reduces appearance of wrinkles|
Banana yogurt mask makes your skin feel young and lively.
Ingredients used: 1/3 banana, half teaspoon yogurt
Preparation of Banana Yogurt face mask:
Suits all skin types. Oily skin can add a little lemon if preferred.
Take a small bowl. Mash banana with hand or use a spoon. Add yogurt and apply over washed face and neck. Massage the mask in circular motion on your face for 2-3 minutes. This mask is runny so do this in the sink. Leave it on your face for 5-6 minutes. You can wash this off with cool water when you will start feeling the mask is dried.
This mask will replace all your anti-aging and those heavily perfumed creams.
Hope you all enjoyed reading my guest post.
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And, I sincerely want to thank Monika Celly for this wonderful opportunity!
About The Guest
Riya Kalsi lives in Seattle and handles operations and employee relations for a very fun IT company. Her job revolves around keeping the office running smoothly and having fun at the same time. She tries to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In her free time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family over good food and drinks. But in the end, she just likes to laugh and have fun and be silly :o)
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