Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Homemade face masks from grapefruit

Grapefruit juice, pulp and peel are widely used in cosmetic. Grapefruit can help you to fight with wrinkles, acne, dry and flabby skin. This citrus plant is universal, so cosmetic masks from grapefruit are great for any type of skin. Find some homemade recipes of natural face masks from grapefruit here.

• Freeze some grapefruit segments in fridge. Make a massage of face and neck with frozen segments for 5-8 minutes. In 10 minutes rinse the skin with water and apply moistening cream.

• Mix 1 tablespoon of grapefruit pulp with 1 teaspoon of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of carrot juice and 1 tablespoon of rice flour. Apply this mixture on face, neck and chest for 30 minutes. Then remove the mask, wash skin with warm water and rub with grapefruit juice. Such mask is recommended for flabby skin.

• Chop the peel of grapefruit and put in the water, when you take a bath. Citrus aroma relieves fatigue and saves from stress.

• Put thin slices of grapefruit on the rough skin, for example, on elbows or heels for 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, grease the skin with nourishing cream.

• Put some grapefruit peel in a china bowl and fill it with cold boiled water, infuse for the whole day, and then strain carefully. The resulting fruit water can be used for cleaning of face skin.• Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of liquid honey and 1 / 2 teaspoon of grapefruit juice. The mask is great for dry skin.

• Mix 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice with ½ tablespoon of oat flour. Apply on face for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. This mask is ideal for oily skin.

• Mash the pulp of half grapefruit with a fork. Mix it with 2 tablespoons of cream. Put the mixture in the fridge for an hour. Then apply the mask on face skin for 20-25 minutes. Finally rinse with cool water.

Skin Scrubs & Masks


Face scrubs are very good as they slough away dead cells and give a glow to the dead and lifeless looking complexion. Take care not to use a scrub when you have angry looking pimples on the face. A scrub can at times aggravate the situation. To make it easier use the scrub under the category of your skin type. The same with face packs. Use only what is suitable to your skin. Though the homemade packs are very gentle and will not cause any harm, do keep in mind, any allergies you may have.

Oily Skin - Scrubs

1. After a bath, and as a base for make-up use some diluted lime juice. Dab it on very lightly on the face. Wait for 10 minutes before using foundation or make up.

2. Diluted buttermilk is also dabbed on the face and left on the face for 10-15 minutes before any other application.

3. While preparing for a night out or a very special party, rub a cube of ice all over the face. Let it dry and then use make up.

4. Slice an apple very thinly. Place these on the face and leave for 15 minutes. These soak up extra oil and also helps to close pores.

5. Take 1/2 a cup of rice flour, and 1/2 a cup of mashed ripe papaya. Add the juice of 1/2 a lime. Wet the face and gently massage the face with the paste. Always do the neck also.

6. Take 1/2 cup of green gram powder, add 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Add enough water to make a paste. Use it to scrub the face gently. Wash with cold water. Do not use soap after the treatment.

Some Masks for Oily Skin

1. Soak 4-5 almonds overnight. Next morning peel and make a very fine paste. Mix 1/2 a teaspoon honey in this and apply. Wash after 20 minutes.

2. Take 1 tablespoon of fullers earth or multani mitti and 1 teaspoon rose water. Soak the mud for a while with very little water. When it is moist and pliable add rose water and mix. Apply on the face for 15-20 minutes. Let it dry and gently wash.

3. 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon honey. Mix both together and apply with a brush. Wash after 7-10 minutes.

4. Mix 1 tablespoon orange peel powder with 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Apply and leave for 10 minutes. Wash.

5. 2 tablespoons corn starch, 2 teaspoons margosa leaf juice, 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder and 2-3 drops of olive oil. Mix. Apply with a brush. Let it dry well. Wash with cold water.

6. Take 4 tablespoons mint paste and grind fresh mint leaves, 1/4 cup ripe papaya pulp, 2 teaspoons gram flour and 1/2 limejuice. Mix and apply. Wash after 15 minutes.

Face Mask for Pimples

2 tablespoons fullers earth

2 tablespoons sandalwood powder

2 drops of garlic juice1 egg white and rose water

Dry Skin Scrubs

1. Apply Vitamin e oil with a drop of lime juice and a drop of glycerin. Massage well and wash with cold water.

2. Apply some warm olive oil with a few drops of glycerin and a few drops of lime juice.

3. 1 teaspoon of cream to which 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice is added. Apply and massage well. Leave for 3-4 minutes. Wash with cold water.

4. Plain, whole milk applied and left for 10 minutes. Washed with warm water.

5. Take 1/2 tablespoon almond oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon rose water. Massage into skin. Wipe with moist cotton pads.


1. Make a paste with 4 tablespoons wheat Flour , 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ghee. Apply and leave. When it dries, wash with cold water.

2. Remove the layer of cream from cooled milk. Add a pinch of turmeric and apply. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

3. 2 tablespoons fullers earth, add some cold milk. Apply and leave for 15-20 minutes.

4. Mash a ripe banana well. Apply and leave for 15-20 minutes.

5. Take 1/2 cup mashed avocado with 1 egg and 2 teaspoons honey. Mix well and apply. Wash after 20 minutes.

6. Take 2 teaspoons mayonnaise with 2 teaspoons gram flour, 1 teaspoon wheat flour and 2 teaspoons honey. Mix and apply well.For Normal and Combination Skin -


1. 1 mashed peach1 mashed plum2 teaspoons honey1 eggMix well and apply. Leave for 1/2 an hour and wash.

2. 1/2 cucumber grated2 tablespoons mint paste2 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon yogurt1tablespoon gram flourExtract the juice of cucumber and mix all the other ingredients and apply. Leave for 1/2 an hour and wash.

3. 1 tablespoon curds2 drops of honeyApply and leave for 20 minutes. Apply on neck for lines also.

4. 1 tablespoon gram flour1 teaspoon lime juice1 pinch turmeric powder2 teaspoons raw milk


Dandruff is the shedding of dead cells from the scalp. It sometimes leads to boils and pimples too. These are some ways in which we can get rid of dandruff.

Tips 1:Keep the scalp clean. Oil hair on alternate days and shampoo.

Tips 2:Mix 2 tspns of Brandy in 1 cup of water. Apply with the fingertips to the roots of hair. Wash after ½ hour with shampoo.

Tips 3:Mix 1 egg with 1 cup of yogurt and apply on the scalp. Leave for ½ an hour and wash.

Tips 4:Mix 1 tblspn of Olive oil with 1 tspn of limejuice. Apply well on the scalp and cover the head by tying an old scarf. Keep it on overnight and shampoo the next morning.

Tips 5:1 tspn of Fenugreek seed powder mixed with an egg. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before shampooing the hair.

Tips 6:1 tspn fenugreek seed powder mixed with 1 cup of yogurt. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before washing.

Tips 7:Take 2 tblspns of Beetroot juice and add 1 egg and 1 tspn limejuice to this. Apply and leave for ½ an hour before washing.

Tips 8:Oil hair well before going to bed. Next morning mix 1 tspn limejuice with ½ tspn salt. Rub this on the scalp with the peel of a lime turned inside out. Leave for 1 hour before shampooing.