Acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. Increasingly, younger children are getting acne as well. A lot of people find themselves suffering from an acne outbreak at some point, whether it is because of hormones or stress.
Even though we know that dark circles are inevitable with ageing, most of us feel awful once it appears on the face and try to get rid of it. Dark circles under eyes are nothing but the dark discoloration of the skin and it had never been a serious skin problem. There are various types of facial masks made with natural ingredients which can also help in providing a natural glow to the skin.
For this facial mask you will need:
- Gram flour
- Some milk
- Some turmeric powder
- Almond oil
- Clean bowl and spoon
Take Gram flour, which is also known as besan or garbanzo bean flour, and take two spoons of it and put it into the bowl. Next, you should add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, and one spoon of almond oil. Mix it very well. Take your milk and add a tiny little bit. Do not add all of that, because it is too much. Keep mixing until all the milk is stuck into the powders. If the mixture is dry, you can add milk. The mixture has to look like a paste.
Take the mixture and start applying it to your face. Before you apply this, make sure that your face is freshly washed. Apply a thin layer all over your face. Do not make it too thick or too thin at the same time. Be careful not to get in your nose or eyes, because it really burns. Do not forget to apply some on the neck. Leave the mask to stay for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes it will get hard and you will not be able to smile. Wash your face with some warm water, because it will make the mask soft again.
This mask is used as a mask before an Indian bride gets married. Maybe you know that this is called Peeti.
Turmeric has a lot of health benefits. If you use it twice a week you can:
- Eliminate wrinkles
- Get rid of dark circles
It also prevents acne and breakouts. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It acts as an antioxidant.
For extra goodness:
- One cup of warm milk
- A little amount of turmeric powder
Add the powder to your mix. You should stir good. After that, you can drink it. It is not delicious, but it is really good for you. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor if you can use it.