There are some things given to us by nature, which are proven to be just too good for the skin when used as they are. The trick lies in following the correct procedure for using them thereby looking fairer than ever!
Follow these simple steps, with some of the most easily available items at your home and you will know that looking beautiful after all is not as difficult as you thought!
This is one such natural and age old beautification tip passed down from generations together and still stands rock solid. There is no beating the all enchanting Ubtan, come what may. Ubtan dates back to the remotest antiquity and is the legacy of our rich Indian heritage. But Ubtan works best only when applied daily, for a certain period of time, because it is only after continuous application for over a period of say three to six months that it shows its fair colours!!
Although Ubtan is readily available in the market, especially in India, you can prepare it at home too.
Ingredients needed to prepare ubtan are: 1 tablespoon almond paste, 1 tablespoon cashew paste, 1 1/2 teaspoons pistachio paste, 1 tablespoon malai (skin of boiled milk), 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil, 1 tablespoon rose water, 1/4 cup red lentil paste, chickpea flower (to thicken).
Method: Grind all the mentioned nuts in a blender until powdered, then add the remaining ingredients. Once you get a fine paste, massage it in upward motion onto your face and leave it to dry for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Get that famous glow, that one-colour fairness on your face simply by applying papaya. It’s beneficial for skin care and repair. Papaya helps you in treating and eliminating old dead skin cells, dandruff and other skin disorders and even reduces the signs of premature aging.
Method: Cut a few cubes of papaya and grind them into a pulp. Now apply this pure, healthy pulp onto your face and gently massage. Leave it on for ten minutes, and rinse with cold water. It is the best natural face mask, the best face pack ever.
Haldi, besan, cream:
This is known as grandma’s recipe for a beautiful, glowing and a youthful skin. No wonder, brides-to-be are given a complete body massage of this magic mixture, and this tradition is coming down since ages. Note: you can use lime juice as an alternate to rose water and honey together. Besan helps in removing facial hair and the haldi helps in lightening the skin tone, and the cream gives it moisture and makes it soft and supple. All the more, this takes care of your blackheads too, and leaves your skin glowing!!
Take two spoonfuls of besan in a plate and add a pinch of haldi and a tea spoon of milk cream to it. Put a drop of honey and a drop of rosewater and mix with your fingertips. Know apply on the face and massage in an upward motion, and after massaging thoroughly leave it to dry completely. Rinse with cold water.
Tomatoes act as natural bleach. Yes, you would no longer need to visit your local parlour, if you make it a point to apply the tomato puree or even the tomato peel onto your face every day. It’s a tried and tested formula that works wonders on any skin type. It has no side effects and is a boon
Cut a tomato into two halves and grate them. Gently rub and massage the peel onto your face immediately after you grate, if the peels are kept for a long time unused, they would lose their bleaching properties.
Applying a raw potato is the best natural cure for tanned skin. It acts as a natural bleach.
Method: Cut a potato into two slices and apply the exposed part onto your skin gently. If you repeat it over a period of time, you will see the difference.
Note: Please be careful before applying anything on your face if you have a very sensitive skin, or if you have skin allergies, skin rashes and acne. In these cases do not apply without consulting your medical practitioner.
These are simple, homemade, easy to follow and easily accessible tips which if, followed with a regular and dedicated routine, are sure to show effective and ‘fair’ results! So switch to these from those fairness creams