7 Effective Ayurvedic Face Packs For Glowing Skin

Whether its winter or summer or any other season of the year, our skin goes through a lot including dirt, environmental contaminants, harmful chemical-based cosmetics, and makeup products, stressful life. All these factors are sufficient to test the skin’s patience level. And when our skin gives up, it screams a lot loudly in the form of acne, dull & dehydrated skin, signs of aging, dark spots, wrinkles, etc. But we still don’t stop here because, in order to eradicate these flaws, we tend to use again those chemical-based products which were already one of the causes of our skin’s damage. Then the condition deteriorates.

So when it comes to skincare, it is always a better idea to go back to nature because it is safer and effective. As per the ancient remedies that have been used on the skin using Ayurvedic ingredients for treating many conditions of the skin and those remedies are the best thing that you can do for your skin. Natural herbs, flowers or many more such things come under Ayurvedic holistic approach to skincare. These can easily remove every impurity from the skin, leaving it glowing and healthy at last.

Here are the most effective Ayurvedic face packs that can give you gorgeous and glowing skin. Have a glance:

1. Turmeric and Besan (Gram Flour) Face Pack

Ingredients

  • One tbsp of Gram Flour (Besan)
  • One teaspoon of Turmeric
  • One tbsp of Rose Water

Directions to use

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Make a thick paste out of it.
  • Apply it to all over your face and don’t forget to apply on the neck area.
  • Leave this pack for twenty minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Apply this pack twice a week.

How it will work

Gram flour (besan) is a natural exfoliator that removes the dead skin and it also works to maintain the pH balance of the skin. Turmeric acts as a skin whitening agent as well as its anti-septic anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties make it efficient in treating any fungal infection on the skin.

2. Calendula Face Pack

Ingredients

  • Two Marigold flowers (Calendula)
  • One tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • Half tbsp of Yogurt
  • Half tbsp of Lemon Juice

Directions to use

  • First of all crush the marigold petal, to make it in the form of a paste.
  • Now add sandalwood powder, yogurt, and lemon juice into it.
  • Mix well.
  • This pack is to be applied on the face as well as neck.
  • Leave it on for half an hour.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat applying this pack twice a week.

How it will work

Calendula is known for its anti-inflammatory action that is beneficial in eliminating inflammation on the skin. Sandalwood powder is great for skin calming as the smell of sandalwood leads to a pleasant mood and the same effect can be seen on the skin. It helps in fighting against acne-causing bacteria and also reduces the signs of aging. Yogurt will boost the moisture level on the dry skin. And vitamin C present in lemon juice will lighten the skin tone.

3. Aloe Vera Face Pack

Ingredients

  • One fresh Aloe Vera stem
  • One tbsp of Honey
  • Half tbsp of lemon
  • Water (if required)

Directions to use

  • Take out the gel from the Aloe Vera stem in a bowl.
  • Adding lemon juice, honey, and water (if required) into that bowl.
  • Make a firm paste.
  • Apply it on your face and neck for around twenty minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water and in summers you can use ice cube post the removal.
  • Repeat this at least twice a week.

How it will work

Aloe Vera will provide cold compression to the skin. Honey will cleanse the pores and remove blackheads. It’s the anti-septic, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial properties that allow it to fight acne while at the same time, it will keep the skin hydrated, glowing, and healthy.

4. Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) Face Pack

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth)
  • Half tbsp of Sandalwood Powder
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice ( Milk, The alternate)

Directions to use

  • Mix together Multani Mitti, Sandalwood powder, Turmeric, and Lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this face pack onto the face as well as the neck.
  • Keep it for half an hour.
  • Rinse the pack off with lukewarm water.

How it will work

Multani is known for its healing properties against acne, acne scars, and blemishes. Turmeric is an antiseptic and skin-lightening agent and the acidic content in lemon extracts the dirt and keeps the skin bacteria-free. This face pack is great during the summertime.

5. Kesar (Saffron) Face Pack

Ingredients

  • Five strands of Kesar (Saffron) soaked in two teaspoons of water overnight.
  • One teaspoon of milk.
  • A dash of sugar.
  • Few drops of Coconut Oil.

Directions to use

  • In the saffron-infused water, add milk, sugar and coconut oil.
  • Apply this mixture on the face and neck with the help of hygienic cotton balls.
  • Keep this pack for a good fifteen minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this twice or thrice a week.

How it will work

Saffron helps to improve your skin tone and clears dull skin. It helps remove dark circles and fine lines. This face pack will help increase the circulation of blood bringing the glow to the face.

6. Methi (Fenugreek) Face Pack

Ingredients

  • Two to Three tbsp of Methi (Fenugreek seeds)

Directions to use

  • Soak two to three teaspoons of methi seeds overnight.
  • Then grind them into a paste.
  • Apply this paste on your face.
  • Let it dry.
  • Rinse it off while rubbing it gently in a circular motion.
  • Repeat this pack twice a week.
  • This face pack can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.

How it will work

Fenugreek or methi is known for its cooling properties and to cure inflammation caused by breakouts. The anti-septic properties of methi seeds heal skin infections and award you a spotless & glowing skin with regular usage.

7. Neem Tulsi Face Pack

Ingredients

  • Five Tulsi leaves
  • Two Neem leaves
  • One teaspoon of Turmeric
  • Half teaspoon of Lemon

Directions to use

  • First of all grind the leaves.
  • Add lemon juice and turmeric.
  • Blend them well.
  • Apply the pack on your face.
  • Let it dry.
  • Rinse it off.
  • Repeat this pack thrice a week.

How it will work

Tulsi and neem both have anti-bacterial properties that make them efficient in treating the acne and blemishes. This face pack will protect your skin cells from damaging and gives a divine glow.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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