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14 October, 2008

Home Made Face Packs

My Mom always recommends using home made face packs from her kitchen. Though I personally find them quite useless, I must share what all she does recommend.

1. As a teenager, when acne started erupting like a volcano on my face, she told me to grind moong sabut dal (pink colored), mix it with water or milk and apply it. Must say that this was the worst face pack I have ever ever applied.

2. She used to tell me to apply milk with cotton. She said it works like a cleanser, toner, astringent.

3. Multani mitti (clay) was another recommendation.

4. She still applies tomato pulp, cucumber paste, lemon juice on her face, just as she religiously applies mehendi (hena) to color her hair and keeps it overnight. This she does on weekly basis.

5. I also used to apply a paste of chandan (sandalwood) and haldi (turmeric). That was not so bad. At least it smelled OK.

6. I know a guy who applies a juice of potato on everyday basis on his face and swears by it. He says that it takes care of his pigmentation.

Which all products do you use? Do you prefer home made face packs or the ready made ones? Have you tried any that you found great/ridiculous/awesome/awful? Share your experiences.

14 comments:

  1. curd
    milthani mitti

    now i dun use any of these... my gilette mach three razor acts as a cleanser.. gives me that clean shave .. it also shaves off those blackheads...

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  2. i dnt use anythin...
    but i think i shud start usin smthn wid d pollution arnd

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  3. Well, I use pure olive oil to take off make up. Baby oil works fine but olive oil is so much better. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't clog my pores and doesn't make me break out.

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  4. @ Chriz Yes multani mitti is heard of.

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  5. @ Mayz. Guys generally seem to be using just some good face wash for cleansers

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  6. @ agnes. Olive oil works great for head massage too

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  7. what do i do for my pimples??????

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  8. @ Mea Try the face packs mentioned in my previous posts. Also My next post will be especially for you.

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  9. I hv never in my life used any kind of face pack or done any facial or beauty treatment. So I dun hv a clue here girl. :)

    Keshi.

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  10. My sister use to apply tomatoes and lemon on her face.I am like chriz..multani mitti when its compeled by my wife..otherwise just cold water wash!!!

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  11. My sister use to apply tomatoes and lemon on her face.I am like chriz..multani mitti when its compeled by my wife..otherwise just cold water wash!!!

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  12. @ keshi. good for u. i think u are blessed to have good skin.

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  13. yeah...my mum and granma too had really good skin.

    tnxx hun!

    Keshi.

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