Five homemade facemasks for winter that protect your skin from the side-effects of pollution

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Polluted air makes it difficult for the skin to breathe, leaving it irritated, dehydrated, and worsening existing conditions such as redness; Rosacea and eczema.

New Delhi: Pollution has taken a heavy toll on all of us and it has wreaked havoc on our health, skin and hair too. Polluted air makes it difficult for the skin to breathe, leaving it irritated, dehydrated, and worsening existing conditions such as redness; Rosacea and eczema.

Glowing skin during this time can seem like a distant dream. But thankfully, despite the odds, our kitchen has everything we need to make it happen. We bring you five super-simple homemade masks for winters that protect your skin from the ill effects of pollution.

coffee mask

Who doesn’t love to sip on a hot cup of joe? But do you know that applying coffee on the face in winter can also prove to be helpful. Apart from rejuvenating the skin, coffee also fights dryness, reduces puffiness and brightens the skin. Suitable for all skin types, granulated coffee beans can be mixed with milk and honey to make an easy coffee mask.

Multani Mitti, Rose Water and Cream Face Mask

Multani mitti or multani mitti is very effective in removing pollutants from the face. Mix two spoons of multani mitti with one spoon of cream and a few drops of rose water. You can add a few drops of lemon juice for that extra glow. Allow the mask to dry and wash off with water while massaging the face in an upward motion.

Besan and curd mask

Mix three tablespoons of gram flour in one and a half tablespoons of curd and add a few drops of lemon to it. Now apply this mask all over the face and neck and let it dry. Now rub it gently in an upward direction for a scrubbing effect. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

milk and honey mask

Raw milk has many miraculous benefits for the skin. To apply this wonderful ingredient on your face, just add a few drops of honey to it and you are all set. You can also apply only milk with the help of a cotton ball.

Honey and Lemon Mask

Lemon is known as a natural cleanser and is very effective in removing dirt from your skin. Mix two tablespoons of honey with one teaspoon of lemon juice and apply all over your face—don’t ignore the neck.

First published:November 25, 2021, 12:23 pm

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