Homemade masks for dark skin are really effective in adding a natural glow, they help in reducing skin tan and are also effective in removing marks, dark circles or blemishes caused due to pollution. All these homemade masks are made from natural ingredients, which makes them more nutritious and effective. The best part is that all these masks are without side effects, easy to prepare and cheaper than expensive cosmetic packs which we get in the stores. Here are some of the best masks for dark skin.
How To Make Homemade Masks For Dark Skin
Oatmeal Yogurt Mask
To prepare this pack, you need a small cup of oatmeal, three tablespoons of yogurt and two tablespoons tomato juice. Mix all three ingredients well and apply it on your face. Let it dry for at least 20 minutes. Once dry, you can rinse it off with cold water. Keep rubbing gently, in circular motion. This will help in removing dead skin. Tomato ( with its oxidant properties) and yogurt ( with its bacterial culture) combine to act as a bleaching agent and help in lightening dark skin.
Lime Juice Cucumber Mask
Lime juice with high vitamin C and potassium as a great skin lightening agent. It treats sunburn. Lime juice mixed with cucumber help in lightening the skin, removes tan and adds a fresh look. To prepare this pack, you need to mix a tablespoon of cucumber juice, a teaspoon of lime juice, a teaspoon of turmeric and one teaspoon glycerine. In a bowl mix all these ingredients well. Apply this mixture all over using cotton ball. Allow it to dry well and wash in cold water. Regular application helps adds a natural glow to dark skin.
Banana pack with high potassium content is known to offer quick results. To prepare this pack, you need one ripe banana. Mash it well and mix some honey and a teaspoon of yogurt. Mix the ingredients well. Apply this all over and let it dry for at least 15 minutes. Banana pack helps in brightening skin and reduces sun tan due with acidic nature of yogurt.
Honey And Strawberry Mask
Strawberry with its rich source of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients is healthy for all skin types. Honey mixed with strawberry helps in adding freshness and natural glow. To prepare this pack, you need 4-5 fresh strawberries. Mash all strawberries, mix a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of milk. You need to prepare a thick and smooth paste. Mash well and mix evenly till you have a smooth paste. Once ready, apply this pack in circular movements all over. Allow it to dry for 20 minutes and then wash off using cold water.
Turmeric Milk And Gram Flour Mask
Turmeric, with its active bio-active compounds helps in lightening skin tone naturally. Lime juice with high Vitamin C content helps in tightening and exfoliates skin. To prepare this pack, you need three tablespoon of milk, one tablespoon of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric and two teaspoons of gram flour. Mix all ingredients together. You will get a smooth paste. Apply this on your skin and let it dry. You can wash later in cold water. This is the best treatment for dark skin to reduce dark spots and lighten skin naturally.
Milk And Rice Mask
To prepare this pack, you need to soak a cup of rice for five hours. You can soak rice in milk or in warm water. When rice is well soaked, grind to have a fine paste, though it will be a bit coarse. Add a tablespoon of milk and mix well. Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix well. To make a moisturizing pack, for those who suffer from dry skin problem, you can add a spoonful of cucumber juice or honey. Apply this on your skin in circular movements. It will help in removing dead skin and add a natural shine to your skin. Milk with vitamin B12 and Vitamin B2, helps in adding a healthy glow to your skin and nourishes it internally.
Papaya And Yogurt Mask
To prepare this mask, you need two tablespoons papaya juice, two tablespoon yogurt,a teaspoon almond oil, a teaspoon apple cider vinegar and one egg white. You need to mix papaya juice with vinegar, olive oil and yogurt. Mix all the ingredients well and refrigerate the mixture for at least three hours. Once the mixture is cool, add an egg white to this. Apply this mask and let it dry for 30 minutes at least. Papaya is known for its skin lightening properties. It helps to even skin tone and reduces blemishes. Yogurt is a great cleansing agent and removes tan. Regular application helps in natural skin lightening.