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Taking care of your complexion an texture

The aspects of skin complexion and texture that need our maximum attention are skin color, clarity and excessive dryness, roughness and oiliness respectively. There are a host of potent home-made recipes that can improve our complexion and enhance the texture of our skin.

Home Cosmetic Care to Improve Skin Complexion

Cleansing Recipe

Instead of soap use gram flour (equal quantities of Green gram and Bengal gram) mixed in milk or rice water. Scrub the paste on the body and rinse with clear water. This is an excellent recipe to improve the clarity of the skin. Follow this cleansing at least once or twice a week.

Complexion Masks

Make a paste of a pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of milk powder in two tablespoons of honey and the juice of 1/2 lime. Apply it on your face and leave it on till it dries. Rinse your face and feel the difference.

Take equal quantities of black and white cumin seeds and make into a thick paste with milk or cream. Apply the paste all over the face. After 20 minutes, rinse it off. Use this mask at least twice a week for maximum effect.

Simple Tightening Recipe

Take a lime and cut it into two. Rub one half on the face gently. Squeeze the other half in a cup of water, add a little rock salt and drink it. Do it for six to eight weeks regularly day after day and observe the remarkable improvement.

For Blackheads and Acne Blemishes

Make a fine paste of turmeric rhizome and mustard seeds and apply on the spots each night. Wash the spots with water and see them gradually fade away day by day.

Home-Made Cosmetic Care for Better Texture

Moisturizing the Oily Skin

Use oatmeal and sandalwood scrub, 1 teaspoon oatmeal, 1/4 teaspoon sandalwood powder) to cleanse the skin. Follow it with toning with teaspoon vinegar in a glass of water. Cut some slices of raw potato and put them all over the face and leave on for 15 minutes. Use the recipe regularly for smooth and moist texture.

Moisturizing the Dry Skin

After cleansing the skin with soft soap, tone it with rose water, apply a spoon full of glycerin to which a few drops vitamin oil or Indian gooseberry oil have been added on the face. Rinse off after 20 minutes. Use this moisturizing preparation on the face for a soft and smooth texture.

Facial for Smooth Texture

Beat an egg in the juice of one lemon and apply this mask on the face and neck. After 30 minutes, rinse it off with clear water. Use this mask at least once in a week.

Mask for Chapped Skin Texture

Prepare a mixture of 4 ounces refined linseed oil, 8 ounces rose water, 1/4 ounce of tincture benzoin. Mix together and use it every night and morning.

Other Tips

  • Yoghurt is ideal to massage skin as it can tone up both dry and oily skin.
  • A glass of lime juice has adequate Vitamin C to improve the skin color.
  • White radish and carrot juice taken in plenty provide the essential Vitamin A for smooth skin texture.
  • Honey has Vitamin B Complex which is really important for good skin color. A diet of cucumber, onion, and fenugreek improves the complexion.


To prevent damage to your complexion, you should avoid:

  • Perfumed lipstick applied on face in place of blush- on.
  • Creams those are highly alkaline.
  • Bleaching and lightening creams containing mercury.
  • Strong soaps and detergents for cleansing.
  • Picking of acne pustules and pimples.
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