diy cleansing powder

Clean your face with this daily for a glowing, flawless skin

Is your skin looking dull and lifeless? Are you suffering from acne? Is your skin dry from all those chemical laden cleansers?  Do you want a glowing, flawless skin? The single answer to all these questions — Orange peel powder! Did you know that orange peels have more vitamin C than the orange itself? Yes, those orange peels that go straight into your dustbin! The vitamin C and magnesium in these peels reduce free radical damage and give you a healthy, acne free, glowing skin while the calcium and potassium treat dry skin and keep it hydrated.Next time, when you are eating an orange, save those precious peels! Because, today i am going to tell you guys one easy peasy DIY recipe with orange peels to achieve the skin of your dreams!!

I think i am currently going crazy over natural cleansing grains and powders. In my last post, I shared a cleansing powder recipe for acne prone skin. Now, here comes another one! This one is much more simple with lesser and easily available ingredients! It is suitable for all skin types too!

You will need:

  1. Orange Peel Powder
  2.  Oats Powder

You can always buy orange peel powder from the market, but you can make it at home with very little effort. It just took me 2 minutes to make, so give it a try! All i did was to place orange peels in a plate near the window, whenever i ate an orange. I usually keep two plates — one to keep fresh peels and once they dry for a couple of days, i transfer them to the second plate and let them dry completely for a week or two. Once they are dry enough, blend away the peels! Make sure the blender is super dry and no traces of water in it. If you want to skip this whole thing and purchase the powder directly, check this one out.

orange peels for skin

Oats is not only a great option for breakfast, but also for cleaning your face. This gentle skin exfoliant absorbs dirt and impurities from the skin,  leaving  your pores squeaky clean. Making oats powder is much more easier than making orange peel powder. Just add some oats to the blender and blend it away! Same rule here —  “NO WATER”!!

Take a look at this pic to see how your powders should look like:

orange peel powder

Now, mix both these powders in 1:1 ratio and store it in a glass container. Whenever you want to wash your face, take a little bit in your palms/bowl, mix a few drops of water to make a paste and apply it all over the face. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash it off by massaging in circular motions.

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You can also use this as a face mask by mixing it with yogurt if you have oily/acne prone skin and milk if you have dry skin.

See you love in my next post, till then keep smiling and stay beautiful! And before you go, please do like and share this post  and also, don’t forget to subscribe right here for a weekly dose of green beauty delivered straight into your inbox!

DIY face wash for acne

DIY Cleansing Powder for acne – filled with natural goodness

Helloo beauties!

New year is fast approaching . Have you guys made your 2017 resolutions yet?  Well, I have made some and my important resolution for this year is self care. No matter how busy or lazy I am, i decided to take out some time for myself everyday — to take care of my skin and health, to feed my skin  with healthy and natural ingredients. As a baby step towards my goal, i gave a break to my usual face wash and started washing my face with an all natural cleansing powder, which I am going to tell you now. I used to use this in my college days, but some how stopped using it on a regular basis.

Recipe time!!

acne face wash recipe

DIY face wash

Mix all the ingredients and store in an air tight container. You can put this over your bathroom counter and no need to worry about the mixture going bad as all the ingredients are in powder form. Use this to clean your face instead of your regular face wash. If you have normal to dry skin, mix it with yogurt and if your skin is combination or oily, mix it with rose water. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off by massaging in gentle, circular motion.

Usually In the mornings, I am in a rush and so I leave it for only 5 – 10 mins. But in the evenings, I stick to 20 minutes.

acne face wash DIY

The ingredients used in this recipe are carefully chosen, keeping their acne curing benefits in mind.

Yogurt is a great natural cleanser. Lactic acid present in the milk is a naturally occurring Alpha hydroxy acid, which gently exfoliates the skin. People with acne are often suggested to eat foods rich in probiotics because the good bacteria in them maintain gut health and reduce inflammation. So, why not apply some of this awesome goodness topically? History says that Queen Cleopatra used to indulge in fermented milk baths. Is this one reason not enough for you to go rub some yogurt on your face now ? 😀

Any face wash meant for acne prone skin contains anti-bacterial properties and so does this one too!

Neem  is rich in anti bacterial properties and is a natural source of salicylic acid.

Basil is a medicinal herb which kills acne causing bacteria like no other cream on the market.

Turmeric and Sandalwood not only cure acne, but also impart a nice glow to your skin and gives you an even toned complexion.

Rose Water has astringent properties and is great for acne and scars.

NOTE: If you apply makeup, first remove it using a makeup removing wipe or oil  and then, follow up with this mask. This mask will not help in removing  makeup.

Try this  out and let me know in the comments how it worked for you. Happy new year! Keep smiling and stay beautiful!

 

skin pampering

My weekend pampering routine — Winter Edition

Hello Guys!!

Its been a long time i pampered my skin since I have been busy with moving, work and other stuff. On top of it, the sweater weather has made my skin dry and dull. Its high time i give my skin some love and this weekend, i finally did it. I was cleaning out my fridge and found the milk was going to expire. Instead of letting it go waste, I thought — why not make use of it to treat my moisture craving skin? Taking Queen Cleopatra as inspiration, I stepped into my bathroom. Its such an incredible feeling to “be back”!

I start with putting some raw honey on my face and hair. Honey is rich in anti-bacterial, anti fungal  properties and nourishes your skin and hair. It is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts moisture and holds the moisture in your hair and skin. Wrapping my hair into a bun, I am all ready for a nice bath soak.

To make this DIY bath soak, you just need milk and honey, which probably most of you already have in your kitchen. Under the running water, add milk (I used about half gallon, but its your choice. No exact measurement to it), 4 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons of mineral bath soak (optional, but highly relaxing to your stressed out muscles). And, girls!! Don’t forget to light up some candlesss! They give you such a spa-like and relaxed feeling, that though they are technically not a part of this recipe, they actually are!! To give an aromatherapy touch, I added some dried flower petals and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Lavender oil is very calming and relaxing for the body. Play your favorite music and step inside the heaven (ahem, Bath tub, I mean!). Usually, store bought bath soaks may give you irritation if used for an extended period of time. But this one has no side effects. After-all, its milk and honey you guys!!

While I am still in the bath tub and fully soaked, I do some prep work for my mani and pedi  (#busylife ). I take a pumice stone and scrub the callus  under my feet and gently push back my cuticles using a cuticle pusher. Next, I wash off my honey dipped hair with lukewarm water and finish off with a gentle shampoo .

Once I am out of the tub, I remove the petals with a strainer, drain the water, spray the tub with my Green Works Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray and wipe off. Then, I carry on with my usual skin care routine and then with mani and pedi.

I am currently using this non-toxic, hydrating  nail polish remover from Pure Body naturals and I should say it is amazing. It does a dual job of nail polish remover and nail treatment. This acetone free remover strengthens the nails and softens the cuticle while effectively removing the nail polish. I usually put this on my fingers for 3-4 minutes and then using a cotton pad, remove my old polish.  I don’t always apply nail polish, but on days I do, I love to use Five free nail polishes from Julep. These nail polishes are free of sulphates, parabens, formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. Don’t we all love when we find  natural products that are  effective and fit the bill at the same time?

julep nailpolish and pure body naturals nail polish remover

Finishing off, I apply the Glycolic Face mask from Derma Nu. Packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin C and acne curing benefits, this mask is perfect for winters because it is very softening and gentle on the skin unlike many other clay masks.

What are your favorite green beauty pampering products? Do let me know in the comments, I love to try out new products. Also, guys, if you enjoyed reading this post, do share it on your favorite social media and also don’t forget to join the insider community! Just enter your email right here, and you are all set!! See you guys in my next post, till then stay warm!!