Daily dose of anti-oxidants (DIY at home facial)

Hello friends!

Is it just me or does everyone come across situations, where they are put under extreme scrutiny by the ladies at the beauty parlor?. They always say nasty things (maybe it’s true but umm, not so nice to hear it, particularly in front of other customers), like “Your skin is so dry!” or “Are you not drinking enough of water?. There are fine lines on your face” or “You have too many blackheads/whiteheads on your nose”.. Hmmphh!.. The list could go on…

So imagine my surprise when I went for a facial a week back (I haven’t gone for one in the last 6-7 months, which is a LONG time, according to me), and the lady there said I have good skin and actually asked me, my skincare routine!!!

I was SO pleased with myself, that I couldn’t help but smile. This has NEVER occurred to me ever!.

So anyways, back to the title of this post. Anti-oxidants are extremely helpful in fighting off ageing. In our skin, oxidation occurs on a regular basis. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that produces free radicals, thatΒ are capable of attacking the healthy cells of the body. This may lead to damage and death of cells. Cell damage caused by free radicals appears to be a major contributor to aging and decline in immune system among many other disorders.

Anti-oxidants fight against free radicals and therefore have become a major ingredient in skincare products, these days.

Here is a fantastic (and easy peasy) DIY anti-oxidant rich facial, which will guaranteed make your skin look brighter and feel softer.

Ingredients:

1 pomegranate (medium) – It is choke full of anti-oxidants. By the way, I like using the ones from Turkey rather than the one from India.

2 tbsp honey – It helps in making your skin softer and is also a source of anti-oxidants. Also honey has an ability to absorb and retain moisture. It absorbs impurities from the pores on your skin and helps in getting refreshed, supple looking skin.

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I didn’t realize it was so dark when I clicked it πŸ™

First, get all the seeds from the pomegranate, get as much white rind (the whitish things encasing the red seeds), off. You don’t want the white rind in your mixture. Then wash the seeds well and drain it.

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Add it to a grinder/blender

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Add 2 tbsp honey to this.

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Blend it until it looks like this (probably a few secs only). wash the blender immediately so that there are no stains from the pomegranate.

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Then transfer into a container and store it away in the fridge for upto 3 weeks. I just now finished my first batch which lasted me about 20 days. I made my second batch yesterday and am continuing to do it.

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If you feel it’s too runny for your liking, go ahead and add one more tbsp of honey. But I was totally fine with this consistency.

How to use it

1) First wash your face with a face wash and pat dry. Well whatever facials you do, you have to start on a clean face.

2) Apply this mixture on your face and neck, using the pulpy parts to gently scrub your face. Do it in your bathroom, otherwise you will end up having a mess on the floor. Also pomegranate can stain your clothes, so tuck in a towel around the neckline of your dress.

3) Wait for 30 mins. You can feel the skin has a slightly sticky feel.

4) Wash off with lukewarm or tap water with room temperature, using circular motions.

That’s it guys!!

PLEASE DO TRY IT!. You will LOVE it for sure.

NOTE (Updated) : Michelle Phan felt this is a DIY mask definitely worth trying out and featured it on her blog in a Member Spotlight post!. Check it out by clicking here.

Love,

Naz πŸ™‚

0 thoughts on “Daily dose of anti-oxidants (DIY at home facial)

  1. It usually their trade mark trick to snag the customer to do all their therapies. Their way of selling their services nastily. but it sure is a compliment when they say your skin is really good. Thanks for sharing this lovely anti-oxidant face pack recipe πŸ™‚ I love pomegranates in anything πŸ™‚

    • Researching different organic ingredients always helps :)… Alternative for pomegranate?.. Hmmm, are blueberries available in Belize?. If yes, you could try that mixture, as blueberries are tiny bombs of anti-oxidants.. It’s sad pomegranates are not available there. They are such wonderful fruits.. Thanks for commenting, Chrys!

  2. I haven’t been to a facial because I am too scared for my face and skin to be touched. Some of my friends had and they had break outs after. Some look worse than before. And so after reading this post, I am grateful that you share this wonderful and easy facial treatment πŸ™‚

    • Oh my!.. That’s sad your friends had to go through that. I did my first facial about 9 years ago!!.. Done it countless times after that. But never had a problem. For one thing, wherever I went, people were knowledgeable and after assessing my skin, suggested the best facial for me. But right now, am more into at home facials that helps me maintain and enhance the current condition of my skin, in a natural way πŸ™‚

  3. I don’t do facials much but I really want to try this natural one. Unfortunately, the stores in my land are not selling pomegranates. They are out of season πŸ™ But I will keep this post bookmarked when the season comes!

  4. I am from the US and pomegranates are pretty expensive where I am–blueberries are probably what I’ll try–I have always had good luck with anything oatmeal and honey–I have sensitive skin-so blueberries and honey should work just fine!!

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  6. Please can u tell me how many times in a week should we use this facial mask…..??????and in how many applications will it give us visible results……????

    • Hi Zoha!

      This is a once-in-a-day facial. Within the first week, you will notice fantastic results :). I have been on it for 2 whole months now and I feel great!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I love DIY masks! I’ve been breaking out lately so I hope this mask will help since pomegranates is high in anti-oxidants. =)

  8. I tried this and I absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚ Michelle Phan’s website directed me here, I’m glad she posted about your recipe!

    Smiles~ πŸ™‚

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  10. hi naznin! i am from pakistan n as u know the climate here..i have a very sensitive skin which is very prone to tanning n i mean it tans really fast! unfortunately i started a new job today which requires me to work in the sun..i do use a sunblock(spf 50) but still i get tanned..can u help with a remedy which i can apply daily or after one day which will help reduce the tan n prevent it too?

  11. thankuuu soo much a qustion though..how much of yogurt n tomato? n for what time do i apply?! someone told me to use alovera to eliminate the tan but not to go out in the sun afterwards but as you see i dont have the option..i need something that prevents the tan too!
    i’ll definately try this n give u an update!

    • Hi dear!. Try mixing 4 tbsp of yogurt and 2 tbsp of tomato juice. This should be enough for one application on face and neck. First time, do it for 15 mins. Next day, don’t do it but see whether your skin is accepting it in a good way. Then next time on, do it for 20 mins every other day :).. Let me know the results!

  12. Naz, this sounds awesome! I thought at first it might be too expensive, since it’s made out of pomegranates but if you can save it for 3 weeks, that’s not bad at all! I love masks and I use one weekly. I’ll have to try this – it looks really easy. I also love how you gave the tip of rinsing the blender immediately to prevent staining. Smart!

    Thanks for linking up to my Spread the Love Linky Party – I’ve also pinned this!

    • Hello Rebecca!. Thank you so much for checking out this post, following my blog and pinning this β™‘. This facial is a daily one and for sure, you will love it. I do try to give as much info as possible on every post of mine. Thank you for noticing πŸ™‚

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