Skincare In Quarantine: How To Make A DIY Face Mask At Home

We may be sitting indoors at home in the long quarantine, but even minus the dust and everyday impurities, your skin needs attention. Without access to the arsenal that you rely on, the alternatives fall on everyday ingredients that are readily available and work wonders for the skin, providing it with the necessary antioxidants and vitamins. 

In case you have been wondering on the how-to's of making a mask at home—one that is efficient—here's all the information you will need on fixing a DIY face mask. 

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Step 1: The Approach

Don't do more than one DIY mask for each area a week. One for hair, one for face, one for the body on a weekly basis is enough. 
If you try too many in a row, it could have side-effects such as: 
a) rashes
b) allergies
c) irritated skin
Besides, you won't know what works and what doesn't work so choose a logical approach—try one and see how it feels and how it works. Give it a week to get a fair idea, then try another or continue if it works!
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Step 2: The Prep

It's best to use organic ingredients wherever possible for we want to avoid any pesticides, herbicides, glyphosylates, toxins and GM ingredients as much as possible. If we opt for all things organic, the more natural and clean the outcome is likely to be. 
Give way to fruits or vegetables, rice or pulses—wash with water from the water purifier in your kitchen—regular water tends to be full of bacteria and toxins, so let's keep it clean
If using any dairy product, go organic if possible, using A2 options in goat, buffalo or cow milk since they are less inflammatory.
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Step 3: Making It

A good DIY mask to try at home is the glycolic peel. Glycolic acid is a regular ingredient in clinic chemical peels, but it is made from sugar! So how does make a natural version at home?
Add organic sugar to water, mix and then add honey or glycerin to make a paste. Add ons? Plums, tomatoes, yoghurt, buttermilk—all have natural AHA's that will improve the results, adding vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the skin while also hydrating it. Mix and apply on skin. Wash off after 5 minutes. 
It works best for glow, pigmentation, mild anti-acne, mild hydration and you can follow it once a week. 
And in case you have any queries, here's taking a look at a short video. Get going!

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