We are in the middle of the global health crisis and since most of us are staying at home and practising social distancing to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19, we can take this time to make self-care a priority. It is something which we otherwise neglect in our busy and fast-paced life. As the COVID-19 has affected our normal routine and made us stay in quarantine at home, it’s now time to focus on areas we usually ignore such as self-care. Here we are sharing with you some super effective DIY face masks, body scrub, and skincare tips with the ingredients you can find in your home.
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DIY Face Masks: One of the interesting quarantine activities
For sensitive and acne-prone skin
Mix one tablespoon of coarse wheat flour, generally the residue left after straining the flour, with one tablespoon of raw milk. Wheat flour soaks up the excess oil from the face, removes the dirt and oil that clogs the pores of your face, and gently exfoliates the skin. Raw milk soothes irritated and inflamed skin. Let the mixture rest for five minutes and get soft. Apply it on face and neck with a gentle massage, leave it for five minutes, and wash off with normal water.
For dry and pigmented skin
Mix one tablespoon of gram flour (besan) with one teaspoon of ghee and one-half teaspoon of turmeric. Add some drops of rose water or plain water to make a paste-like consistency of the mixture. Turmeric is used from ages to treat infections and uneven skin tone, and to get glowing skin. Gram flour deeply cleanses the skin. Ghee contains a lot of fatty acids that provides hydration to the skin. Apply the paste all over your face and neck giving a good massage. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse off with plain water.
For de-tan and hydration
Blend one tomato with four tablespoons of yogurt to make DIY de-tan and hydration mask. This mixture will be runny, so apply it carefully on your face, neck and other body parts which need to be de-tanned, without dropping it on your clothes. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which helps in reducing tanning, dark spots, and pigmentation. Yogurt, rich in zinc and lactic acid helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and provides moisture to the skin. Apply the mask on face and neck, leave it for 15 minutes and simply rinse it off with water.Don’t forget to moisturize your face and neck after applying any of the three face masks.
Hands Care At Home
Our hands are one of the first places where aging can show. Let’s maintain their youthfulness in the quarantine period. Apply a homemade scrub on them by mixing three tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon of olive oil. If you don’t have olive oil at your home these days, choose coconut oil as an alternative. Gently exfoliate your hands by massaging in circular motions. Moisturize them with any moisturizer you have.
The Picture Perfect White Nails
Mix equal portions of vinegar and lemon juice. Vinegar removes stains on the nails and lemon has bleaching properties. Soak your nails into the mixture for five minutes. Cleanse the nails with a cotton pad and spray some water on them.
For charming long nails, you need to mix one teaspoon of garlic paste to some orange juice. Garlic eliminates nail deficiency and makes them stronger while orange juice neutralizes its strong smell and improves nail health. Soak your nails in the mix for two minutes. Clean them with a cotton pad and apply some olive oil to restore their moisture.
Skin and Body Care At Home
Bring your body in shape and make it glow from inside during quarantine. Make morning exercise a part of your day. Consume healthy food, avoid junk food, drink plenty of water, and get adequate sleep to repair your body. Stay away from sunlight to protect your skin from sun-tan. Wear clean clothes. Wash your hands and sanitize them frequently. Take your time while applying skincare products. Include tulsi, ginger, and lukewarm water in your diet.
Body Scrub During Quarantine
Mix some coffee with sugar and add some olive oil or coconut oil to it to prepare your DIY body scrub. Coffee along with sugar exfoliates your skin, removes dead skin cells, and makes skin radiant. Olive oil and coconut oil have antioxidants, antibacterial properties, and moisturizing effects.
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Writing Credits: Mrinaal Dhingra