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Stop snoozing the winter alarm, it’s time for you to wake up to the winter skincare routine! 

I must say, thinking of winter gives all of us goosebumps and we immediately picture ourselves under a blanket.  It’s a synonym for cosiness but a season you should take good care of your overall health and skin. 

From flakiness to cracks, winter can tease your skin in any way they please. If you have dry skin it’s time to take extra caution. We understand that unravelling the conundrum of winter skincare is on us and we think a face pack can save you this time.

Come have look at these amazing face packs you can try this winter for an instant uplift of your skin, that too using household products/ingredients! 

Honey Face-pack​

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Honey has many beneficial properties that not only nourish your skin but can even act as a pore cleanser and exfoliator. Honey mixed with other natural ingredients can work magic for your skin. 

How to do:

  • Mix equal proportions of honey and rosewater in a bowl and apply uniformly on your face and neck. 
  • You can leave it for at least 10 minutes and rinse it off later. Applying this face pack every day for the best results.

Coconut milk Face-pack​

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Rich in fats, vitamins and minerals, face packs made of coconut milk can be the best ones if you are looking for youthful and plumpy skin this winter. 

How to do:

  • All you need to do is take a portion of grated coconut and blend it into a thick paste, mix it with water and apply it on your face. Let it sit for min 20 minutes and rinse it off with some cold water. 
  • You can even mix it with bananas or other useful ingredients for better results. Try this every day to welcome glowing skin in no time.

Banana Face-pack​

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Do you have bananas at home? 

Take it, and don’t eat it. Wait I will tell you how to prepare the best face pack out of it so that you can skip the salon this winter. As banana has many beneficial properties that aid in hydration and peeling off dead skin cells, it should be your all-time skincare item that works in every season and skin type. 

How to do:

  • Take a bowl of mashed banana add milk or rosewater(for oily skin), mix it and apply it on your face and neck.
  •  Leave that for 20 minutes. Wash it out with warm water and voila! Your skin is all set to glow.

Curd Face-pack​

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You know, our everyday food, curd, has numerous properties that are beneficial not only for our overall health but is the best companion also for your skin. As it is rich in lactic acid it can ward off dead cells and nourish them to their core. 

How to do:

  • Take a small portion of curd and mix it with honey and turmeric and apply this paste to your skin. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it off. 
  • Honey and turmeric also help in the betterment of your skin.

Papaya Face-pack​

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Papaya as you all know is one golden fruit for the skin, as it is full of skin-rejuvenating vitamins and minerals. It restores the youthfulness of your skin that you might have lost to your hectic chores. 

How to do:

  • All you need to do is take some peeled papaya and smash it and add enough milk and mix it. Apply this thrice a week on your skin for the best results. 

Aloe vera Face-pack​

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You must have been in a habit of applying at least an aloe vera gel to your face, it at all not doing active skincare! If not, it’s high time you should feed your skin some. 

How to do:

  • Now take some aloe vera gel homemade or you can buy it- mix it with honey and sandalwood powder as sandalwood powder helps in preventing acne and wrinkles. 
  • Try this face pack twice a week and you are winter ready. 

Carrot Face-pack​

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Is there only one carrot left in your kitchen? Best thing. 

Take it and don’t add this to any food you are cooking, come let’s make a face pack to give your skin a glowy twist. Carrot contains beta-carotene and helps in lightening the dull and patchy skin you must have to deal with now. 

How to do:

  • Make a paste of the carrot you have and add little honey and apply it to your skin. This pack not acts as a moisturiser but will remove dead skin cells too. 

Avocado Face-pack​

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Now, what is left in your refrigerator? An avocado! Take it.

How to do:

  • Smash it and mix it with honey and rose water. Have a go at this face pack once a week and remember it is better you should leave the pack only 10-15 minutes on your skin. 

Yes, you are right! There are so many edibles on this list. We told you we are taking your household items so that you can do your skincare without extra effort and money.
Do not ever take a face pack lightly, as it can hunt down, even the stubborn grime and dirt out of the deeper layer of your skin and can nourish it at its core. So, apart from your CTM regime and proper hydration have a go at these ten face packs to rejuvenate your skin in no time.

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