8 DIY Face Packs For A Natural Bridal Glow

by Akruti
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To look like a diva at your wedding, you’ve got to prep like one! Try out these effective DIYs and get that oh-so-gorgeous glow!

Glowing skin, an ethereal lehenga and gobs of jewellery— is all you need for your nuptial. But, with all the energy that goes into planning a wedding, it’s easy to lose sight of your skin. But mind you! There is nothing more beautiful than a natural glow; maybe that’s why brides splurge a bomb on their skin. But what if we tell you that you can achieve that quintessential bridal glow at home without spending the big bucks? Although the auspicious haldi ceremony blesses brides with a unique radiance which FYI is the magic of ubtan (a paste formed with ayurvedic ingredients), there are multiple others that’ll work similarly to give you that oh-so-gorgeous pre-bridal glow! 

Try out these DIY face packs that’ll suit every skin type and make your skin luminous AF!

Papaya and Aloe Vera Face Pack to Brighten Skin

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Keep your faith in this papaya face mask that’ll instantly hydrate, smoothen and rejuvenate your skin. It’s skin-brightening properties clears scar and pigmentation plus exfoliates the dead skin cells, leaving your skin supple. The antioxidant properties in aloe vera calms down sunburns and wounds, unclogs pores and keeps your skin hydrated and nourished. 

How to make: 

  • Step 1: Mix ½ cup of mashed papaya with ½ teaspoon of aloe vera 
  • Step 2: Add ½ teaspoon of sandalwood powder in the mix to get that instant radiance
  • Step 3: Apply it evenly on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Step 4: Wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this pack thrice a week till your D-day

Banana, Honey and Yogurt Face Pack for Tan + Dullness

The best way to balance dry skin is by including healthy foods in your skincare routine. This refreshing face mask is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that hydrate your skin from within. Banana is a rich source of zinc and manganese that acts as a blemish banisher and treats acne. Team this up with yoghurt and honey to nourish and brighten the complexion. 

How to make: 

  • Step 1: Mix ½ mashed banana with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yoghurt
  • Step 2: Create a thin paste and apply it all over your face and neck
  • Step 3: Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with water
  • Step 4: Use this hydrating mask twice a week to get gorgeous looking skin

Oatmeal, Rice Flour and Honey Face + Body Pack For Exfoliation

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When it comes to oily skin, you have to keep a keen eye on the ingredients you are using, as anything can give you that big, angry zit on your face. Oatmeal keeps the excess oil at bay and automatically clears out your pores and even minor acne flare-ups. With antioxidant properties, rice flour prevents premature ageing and dark spots. Additionally, honey adds much-needed moisture to your skin. 

How to make: 

  • Step 1: Grind one cup of oatmeal to form a fine powder and mix it with two tablespoons of rice flour
  • Step 2: Add one tablespoon of honey to the mix and make a smooth paste
  • Step 3: Apply it on your face and neck and let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Step 4: Wash it off with warm water and repeat this process once or twice a week

Bentonite Clay and Green Tea Mask For Acne + Breakouts

Nothing is scarier than the last-minute surprise of an uninvited pimple in the morning. To eliminate the problem from the core, use bentonite clay that sucks out all the skin’s impurities, including oils, toxins and tons of grime. Its cleansing properties treat acne, breakouts and reduce the risk of skin infections. The calming properties of green tea soothe the skin by reducing redness and irritation. 

How to make:

  • Step 1: Take 2 teaspoons of bentonite clay and mix it with green tea. Add more tea if needed
  • Step 2: Create a smooth paste and spread it evenly all over your skin
  • Step 3: Wait for 10-15 minutes while it dries and wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Step 4: Use this mask twice or thrice a week to get blemish-free skin

Multani Mitti Face Pack for Brightening

For centuries, Fuller’s Earth or Multani Mitti has been the go-to DIY face mask for clean, bright, and revitalized skin. The healing properties of the clay reduce dark spots, regulate sebum production and improve the skin’s overall texture. Mix it with glow-inducing ingredients like sandalwood and turmeric to give your skin much-needed radiance. 

How to make:

  • Step 1: Take one tablespoon of Multani Mitti and mix it with ½ a spoon of sandalwood powder
  • Step 2: Add ½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder to the mix. Use rose water to thin out the consistency
  • Step 3: Apply the paste evenly on your face and neck and let it dry for 20-25 minutes
  • Step 4: Wash it off with water. Use it once a week for that lit-from-within glow

Avocado, Yogurt and Olive Oil Mask for Deep Hydration

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If you have patchy and rough skin, avocado is your BFF. Rich in vitamins and powerful nutrients, avocado dives into the skin to nourish, soften and hydrate. The anti-ageing properties of this fruit reduces fine lines, wrinkles and boosts skin’s immunity. When paired with yoghurt and vitamin-rich olive oil, this DIY face mask makes your skin feel incredibly supple and plump. 

How to make:

  • Step 1: Take one ripe avocado and mash it. Mix it with one tablespoon of olive oil
  • Step 2: Add one tablespoon of yoghurt and make a thin paste
  • Step 3: Apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water
  • Step 4: Use it twice a week to reveal nourished and healthy-looking skin

Malai Face Pack for Instant Radiance

Try out this malai pack if you are looking to exfoliate your skin and get rid of that stubborn pigmentation. The mix of malai, saffron, besan and orange peel brightens your skin and gives the ever-lasting radiance. Rich in lactic acid, malai works as a natural moisturizer that makes your skin soft and supple. Saffron is packed with antioxidants that protect your skin against harmful UV rays, the primary cause of premature skin ageing. When mixed with orange peel and besan, this face pack will give you much-needed luminosity before your nuptials. 

How to make:

  • Step 1: Take one tablespoon of malai and add ½ a teaspoon of saffron in it
  • Step 2: Mix one tablespoon of besan or gram flour and ½ teaspoon of orange peel powder
  • Step 3: Make a thin paste and apply it all over your face and neck. Let it sit for 20-25 minutes. Wash it off with warm water
  • Step 4: Use this pack once a week to get that head-turner illuminating skin

Ubtan Face Mask for Bridal Glow

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Who doesn’t want a baby with soft, smooth skin at their wedding? This nourishing ubtan face pack is made with genius ingredients like masoor daal, almond, turmeric and rose water that’ll give you blemish-free skin with a beaming glow. Packed with healing properties, masoor dal and turmeric fights off signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and bless you with plum and youthful-looking skin. Almonds reverse the sun damage and improve complexion and skin tone. 

How to make:  

  • Step 1: Grind your masoor dal in a thin powder
  • Step 2: Mix ½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder and two drops of almond oil and 2 tablespoons of milk in the mix
  • Step 3: Add rose water to soothe your aggravated skin. Mix it well and apply it all over your face
  • Step 4: Let it sit for 20-25 minutes and wash off with water. Apply it once a week
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