Bitter gourd is also bitter in the taste but it has many health benefits. Eating bitter gourd is beneficial for your skin, but if you do not want to eat it, you can make your skin fresher and healthy by applying a bitter face pack. Bitter gourd contains vitamins C, Iron, Beta-Keratin, Potassium, Calcium as well as other nutrients that help to detoxify the skin and also protect the skin from bacteria and germs. Apart from this, it also helps to reduce the skin problems like pimples and acne. (Also read: What Are The Skin Problems That Can Be Reduced By Using Apple Cider Vinegar)
Let’s know how to use a face pack made from bitter gourd for the healthy and flawless skin.
A face mask of cucumber and bitter gourd:
Water in cucumber is high in volume, which helps to keep your skin hydrated. In addition to the same, cucumber also provides relief from burning and itching on your skin. Make a paste of cucumber and bitter gourd and leave it for 15-20 minutes after applying it on face and throat. Then wash it with plain water.
Face pack of bitter gourd, turmeric and neem leaves
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing the trail and healing wounds. It also contains antioxidant properties which protect the skin cells. Neem leaves have various benefits which help in the treatment of acne, scarring, itching. Make a paste of bitter gourd, turmeric and neem leaves, and leave them on the face for 10-15 minutes and wash it with light lukewarm water. (Also read: What are the easy makeup tricks to make your face look thinner)
Bitter gourd, basil, milk and neem face pack
Basil contains Ursolic acid which helps in skin toning, removes dead skin cells and cleans extra oil from the skin. Lactic acid in the milk helps in cleansing the dark patch on the skin. It hydrates the skin and helps in reducing acne. Make a paste of bitter gourd, basil, milk and neem leaves and leave them on the face for 10-15 minutes. Then wash with lukewarm water.
Face masks of bitter gourd, aloe vera and honey
Aloe vera has various properties which help to reduce sunburn, skin irritation and wounds. In addition, it works like an excellent moisturizer which is good for oily skin. It contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and E which helps to improve skin related problems. Honey contains antioxidant, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties that help to remove dirt as well as the blackheads from the skin. Mix 1 teaspoon honey in bitter gourd and aloe vera and leave it on the face for 10 minutes. Then wash with hot water. (Also read: What are the surprising ways you can use lipstick in your beauty routine)