All types of skin benefit from periodic deep-down exfoliating and nourishing mask treatment; if you have really oily skin, you may want to exfoliate at least once a week. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, embedded dirt and toxins, and stimulates the skin, making it receptive to the nutrient-rich facial mask that should follow. At its most basic, a facial mask is a little oatmeal or chickpea flour mixed with water and a touch of honey. You can add almond meal and a couple of drops of wheat germ oil for dry skin, almond meal and pure aloe vera juice for sensitive skin and Bentonite clay for oily skin. You can also enrich the mask with pure essential oils suitable for your skin type.
Ayurvedic Skin Masks
Base Ayurvedic Mask Paste
- 2 tablespoons Chickpea flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Triphala powder
- 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon of Dried Neem or Mint leaves (if using fresh leaves – use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste)
Mix the above ingredients into a paste and apply to the skin 1-2 times per week for 5-10 minutes, and rinse.
Ayurvedic Vata Mask
Mash 1-2 tablespoons of ripe avocado and mix into your base mask paste.
Ayurvedic Pitta Mask
Mash 1-2 tablespoons of cucumber and mix into your base mask paste.
Ayurvedic Kapha Mask
Mash 1-2 tablespoons of ripe papaya and mix into your base mask paste. Use 1 tablespoon for regular skin and 2 tablespoons for sensitive skin.
Ayurvedic Face Mask For Normal Skin
Normal skin is neither too dry nor too oily so it looks vibrant and moist. Skin care can be cleansing, toning and moisturizing. However, herbs like lemon and tulsi rejuvenates the skin protects it from tanning and allergies. Peach and oatmeal can make a nice herbal face mask. Cook peach till it is soft and mash it with a fork to make a smooth paste. Add honey and oatmeal and make a thick paste. Apply it on the face and neck and keep it for 15 minutes. Rinse it with cold water and experience a clear skin.
Ayurvedic Face Mask For Oily Skin
Oily skin is prone to pimple, tanning and acne due to excessive secretion of sebum by the oil glands. Mix fuller’s earth and sandalwood powder or paste with rose water and add some tulsi leaves and apply it on the face. This homemade natural face mask normalizes oil secretion, removes dead skin, cleanses clogged pore and tightens the skin.
Ayurvedic Face Mask For Dry Skin
Dry skin is due to very less or no secretion of sebum which makes it prone to getting dehydrated and get wrinkles at an early age. Take orange extracts like juice or juicy skin and mix it with papaya juice and yogurt to make a thick paste. Add few drops of akhrot oil and olive oil. Even few drops of glycerin is good to moisturize the dry skin. Apply this natural face mask on dry skin and increase skin glow whilst preventing the formation of wrinkles.
Ayurvedic Face Mask To Cure Acne and Pimple
Boil neem and tulsi leaves in water and make a paste of it. Add turmeric, sandalwood powder and rose water and apply this face pack. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash it with cold water.
Ayurvedic Face Mask To Get Glowing Skin
Make a paste by mixing orange lentils (Masoor dal) flour, ghee and milk. Apply this herbal homemade face mask to get a glowing skin.