A secret skinny on skincare..

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Hello my fellow readers,

On public demand, here is the secret recipe I mentioned in my letter, To Papa, With Love. Over the years I have emended it with my mom’s apothecary insights. Without much further ado, here are the two masks I swear by. 

1. Aspirin

Break two aspirin tablets into powder and mix it with tiny amount of water. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil and then apply on your face. After 5 minutes, gently exfoliate and wash with cool water.

This mask helps in skin clearing. Use twice a week if you have oily skin and then only once a week once you see an improvement.

Follow with a dab of rose water and a light moisturizer.

Disclaimer: This mask may make your skin soft and supple like a baby. Don’t be too proud.


2. Raw Potaro, Lemon, Yogurt

Take a small potato, shred it and extract juice out of it. Apply the liquid under the eye. Keep the rest of the juice in fridge for 5 minutes. Now add 4 to 5 drops of lemon and one spoon of yogurt. Again keep this in the fridge for 5 minutes so then it gets a thicker consistency. Apply this on the rest of the face, including the lips, and keep for 45 minutes. Because the mask is thin in consistency, you may need to add layers once the previous layer is dry. After 45 minutes, take a wash cloth and gently exfoliate and remove the mask. If you have sensitive skin, just wash with cool water.

This mask helps in skin clearing and combating pigmented skin. Use twice a week if you have oily skin and then only once a week once you see an improvement. Depending on the the skin type, you should see results instantly or in two or three applications.

If in a hurry, you can just rub potato slices on your face for an instant glow. Works when you need to take an important selfie. Also, works as a wonderful primer before makeup. Of course remember to wash off with cold water.

Follow with a dab of rose water and a light moisturizer.

Disclaimer : The continued use of this mask may make you fairer than you are. Add Kala Chashma for buri nazar. 

Anuradha Sharma ©