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Face Mask and Face Pack- Herbs for Face Pack

Updated on December 2, 2013

Face is the mirror of a person's health. If the face is not cared properly, it will suffer from premature ageing and become dull. Clear and healthy face can be yours at any age, if you spend some time taking care of it every day.

Facial Mask or Face Mask

It is a deep exfoliating treatment. It must be done at least once in a week for oily skin. Sandalwood paste, tulsi leaf paste, lemon peel or fresh neem leaf paste can be used for face mask. These are applied on the face after washing with lukewarm water. After 30 minutes when it gets dry, the face can be washed off with plenty of water.

Face Pack

Ayurveda suggests different face packs for different seasons. During monsoon, medicinal drugs such as sandalwood, Wild Himalayan cherry, Fetid cassia and Vetiveria zizanioide can be used either individually or as a combination. Fine powders of all the above mentioned medicinal drugs are made into a paste by adding water, either cold or lukewarm, rose water, milk or butter milk.

Herbs for face pack

The common herbs used for preparing face pack are:

Sandal wood ( Santalum album) Medicinal properties- heals burning sensation, head-ache, memory loss, hyper perspiration, cardiomyopathy, ulcer, jaundice, cough and inflammation.

Khus grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) Medicinal properties- burning sensation, ulcer, skin diseases, nausea, colic, flatulence, cough, fever, low back pain, headache and general debility.

Wild Himalayan cherry (Prunus cerasoides) Medicinal properties- burning sensation, wounds, ulcers, skin discolouration, diarrhea, asthma and fever.

Fetidcassia (Cassiatora) Medicinal properties- skin diseases, dandruff, constipation, cough, hepatitis, fever, and hemorrhoids.

Papaya Mask
Banana Mask
Orange Pack
Avocado Pack
Almond Pack
Mix Papaya pulp with a teaspoon of raw milk, honey, rose water and apply all over face and neck, leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. This is a great mask for dry dull skin. Papaya provides the necessary nourishment while milk and honey provide moisture to the skin making it soft.
Mix banana with honey and keep it on face for 10 minutes. Very effective for dry skin. A mix of banana, yogurt and egg white can be applied to remove wrinkles and to bring a natural glow.
Mix milk and honey with orange juice. Regular use on the face makes it fresh, smooth and soft. A perfect mask made with orange juice and plain yogurt will clean the pores and nourishes it .
Take some avocado pulp, mix well to make a paste. Apply it on face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water. This will helps the skin to become smooth and soft.
Best for wrinkles. Take four almonds and grind it to form powder. Mix this with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 eggwhite. Apply and wash after 15 minutes. A mix made with eggwhite, oat powder and honey is also best to get rid of wrinkles.

Premature ageing

Ageing causes dryness and wrinkling of the skin. Worries, stress, tension, strain and irregular sleeping habits speed up ageing. There are various options to prevent the development of wrinkles, but the choice depends on the nature of the skin. They include massaging the face with ghee, coconut oil or almond oil, application of face pack of grated cucumber or of fresh aloe vera gel or sandal wood paste.

Warning: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, just avoid it.

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      kawaljit kaur 5 years ago

      Beautifully described various face packs. Really handy and useful!. Thanks for sharing!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      There are many liittle things present in our home that we can make use in a healthy manner. We have to make use of those in a useful way. Thanks for your visit, read and comment.

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      Anna 5 years ago from New York, NY

      I never tried making a facial mask but with these ingredients that are mostly already in my fridge and pantry, I need to try it. Thanks for all these recipes. Voted up and useful!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @Lady_E Face scrubs are great to exfoliate and unclog pores and I use apricot scrub also but it is little bit rough on my skin. Thanks for your feedback.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Interesting Hub. It's nice to read about the ingredients that are in face scrubs. I tend to use Apricot Face scrubs, but never check the ingredients. Now, I can make my own. Thanks.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @sen.sush23 These fruits not only nourishes inside but also keep our skin young and refreshed. Thanks very much for vote and share.

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Banana and Papaya are fruits always at home in our tropical climate. Nice idea of these fruit packs. Will give it a try sometime. Voted up useful and sharing too.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @radhikasree Thanks for finding time to comment on my hubs. Special thanks for SHARE!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      It's interesting to hear that sandalwood paste can help prevent memory loss. Nice hub. Up and useful.

      SHARED across.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @MargaritaEden I appreciate your comment and vote. Thanks.

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      I love face masks, it's a great way to improve skin, wonderful recipes! voted up, useful and interesting.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @kerlynb Natural masks are effective and take its own duration to take effect. Make sure that before applying any facial mask, the face should be washed and cleaned with a mild facial wash. One of the advantage of natural masks is that they do not do any harm unless the person is allergic to that particular component. Sp please try banana and orange masks. Thanks for comment and vote.

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I have personally tried papaya and avocado masks at home. And I have to say I noticed that my skin has become more supple, clear and glowing than before, not that I have perfect skin, I don't. I think I would try your banana and orange masks, too. Thanks for the information! Voting your hub up and useful!

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      praveen 5 years ago

      good one

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      @girishpuri Aloe vera is gaining popularity worldwide because of its health benefits. Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer, has got detoxification and cleansing effect, anti-aeging property and lot more. So using aloe vera gel for face is highly recommended and you are doing the right thing. Thanks for your comment.

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very useful share, i will share with you, i only apply aloe vera gel on my face and this is magic, great ayurveda, thanks