Ladies, it’s Sunday and we should all be unwinding after a long week. Pamper yourself with these amazing face masks and get super glowy and healthy skin. Here are a few DIY face masks that you can easily make at home.
Make sure you wear an old T-shirt or an apron to prevent the face mask from dripping onto your clothes and apply the face masks over your bathroom sink to avoid making a mess on the floor. Oh and don’t forget to light some candles for the perfect relaxing experience.
1. Mango and Gram Flour (Besan) face mask:
4 tbsp mango pulp
2 tbsp gram flour (Besan)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp yogurt
How to make?
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make a thick paste and use your fingers to spread it on your face. Leave it on to dry and then wash with cold water.
Gram flour (besan) is very good for exfoliation and it also helps in tan removal. Yogurt can help in lightening dark spots and honey keeps the skin hydrated.
2. Mango and egg white:
2 tbsp mango pulp
1 egg white
How to make?
Whisk the egg white well and add the mango pulp to it. Blend well and make a smooth paste.
Apply the face pack. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes. Wash with cold water.
Egg white makes the skin tight and tones the skin. This prevents wrinkles and other signs of aging. Meanwhile, the mango pulp prevents drying.
If you are not in a mood to make a face pack. You can rub mango slice all over your face. That also does wonders.
3. Apricot Mask:
1 tbsp oatmeal (ground)
2 tbsp of yogurt
How to make?
Wash and remove the pits of the apricots and grind them. Mix apricot puree, oatmeal, and yogurt.
Apply it to the face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Apricot removes blackheads and helps in improving skin elasticity. It acts as a natural moisturizer. It will help in reducing skin blemishes and improving skin tone.
4. Peach, Lemon Juice And Rose Water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tbsp Rose Water
How to make?
Mash the peach with juice. Add lemon and rose water to mix the ingredients.
Mash well and apply on your face. Let it air dry for 25 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Mixing peach with lemon juice and rose water adds a glow to the face, clears skin from impurities and prevents the formation of acne and pimples.
5. Papaya Cucumber Banana Face Mask
For a soothing and refreshing feeling, use this papaya, cucumber, and banana face mask.
1/4 ripe papaya
How to make?
Peel and blend all ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth puree.
Apply mixture onto your face and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Wash the mask with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Papaya is good for reducing pigmentation, cucumber soothes sunburned skin, and banana will hydrate and soften rough skin.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. While you don’t really need a day to appreciate your mother, it is that one day of the year when the whole world comes together to celebrate the blessing that is a mother. Some of you might have prepared in advance for what to give your Mom, but most of us are just sitting here and thinking “Damn, I thought I’d be better prepared this year.” But fear not, The Current has got your back. We’ve prepared an exciting list of things you can gift your Mom on this special day and put a smile on her face.
Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky if you’re on a budget. In that case, how can you tell her how much she means to you without breaking the bank? Don’t stress yet! You can buy her a beautiful bouquet which will not only brighten up her room but her mood as well.
Take her out for Iftari
Our mothers are usually the ones who ensure that the table is laid out with our favourite food on aftar every day for. So how about you turn the tables around this time and take her out for a fancy aftari to her favourite restaurant? Tell her to dress up and wear her favourite lawn jora for this aftar date. This way you not only get her to relax for a few hours, but you also get to spend some quality time with her, minus the madness.
Make Iftar for her
Alternately, if your Mom is the sort of person who likes to stay at home, then its time to put on the apron and cook a meal for your Mom. And don’t forget to clean up the mess you make.
Book her a massage
Moms deserve a luxurious break given all the work they do for us. We all know she rarely treats herself, so do it for her. Book a massage for her and make her feel relaxed.
In Lahore, our go-to place for a massage is Arammish, while in Islamabad we love Nirvana. In Karachi, Pengs has to be our favourite.
How often do Moms indulge in themselves? Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get your Mom that jora she has been eyeing. It’ll be great given that Eid is also coming up.
Turn on the TV
Mother’s day does not have to be about spending money on gifts and dinners. You can also make her feel special by planning a movie night in and watching her favorite movie. Get some popcorn, snacks and drinks, and watch a movie at home.
If you’re in the mood to watch something new together, check out our list of ‘Netflix shows to watch with your parents‘ or ‘Pakistani films to watch on YouTube with your family.‘
Happy Mother’s Day to all the supermoms out there!