Ananya Panday’s skincare regimen demonstrates that beautiful skin does not need lengthy, intricate processes. DIY components are frequently at the top of her list of go-to favourites, and she is known to swear by aloe vera’s curative qualities. “I have an aloe plant at home and I tried pulling the juice out of it, letting it chill in the freezer for a little, and then putting it in my hair and on my face for 30 minutes. It just gives you the most beautiful glow and softens your hair. I believe that aloe vera for hair and skin is vastly underutilised.
In order to give Ananya’s complexion an immediate burst of brightness, the Gehraiyaan actress went to a family recipe she received from her mother: a turmeric and yoghurt-based face mask. “For everyone who asked last week, it’s a DIY face mask recipe with one teaspoon of haldi, one teaspoon of honey, and one tablespoon of yoghurt,” she said on Instagram. Keep it on for no more than 15 minutes.”
The benefits of incorporating yoghurt into your beauty routine are numerous: studies have confirmed that its creamy texture may help seal moisture into the skin while also helping to balance out skin tone, acne scars, and blemishes due to the presence of natural bacteria.
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Here are some DIY recipes to try if you want to maximise its skincare advantages.
Face mask with yoghurt and aloe vera for irritated skin
In a mixing dish, combine a quarter cup of yoghurt, one spoonful of honey, and an equal amount of aloe vera gel. Mix until a smooth paste develops, then apply to your face for 10 minutes. Aloe vera is believed to hasten the healing of skin redness and rashes, while yoghurt helps to reduce inflammation.
A yoghurt and lemon juice face mask to combat pigmentation
Take an appropriate amount of yoghurt for your face and add a few drops of lemon juice to the cup. Apply with a makeup brush or your fingertips to a clean face. After 10 minutes, rinse it off to reveal luminous, beautiful skin—lemon and yoghurt are both recognised for their skin-brightening abilities, and the AHAs in the latter can also assist with hyperpigmentation.
Exfoliating oatmeal and yoghurt face scrub
If you want to give your weekly exfoliation regimen a natural boost, this DIY formula can eliminate blackheads and dead skin cells. While granular oats are well-known as an exfoliant that helps regulate sebum production in the skin, research has shown that the lactic acid found in yoghurt can also help slough away dead skin cells. Simply combine one spoonful of natural yoghurt with one tablespoon of oats and a few drops of honey. For a healthy, radiant complexion, apply for 10 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.