DIY Masks To Get Your Skin Holiday-Party-Ready!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Who’d have thought way back in March that we’d even be able to have holiday parties this year? Whether it be an intimate family gathering or a big corporate blowout, the fact that we’re able to get together at all is a testament to our collective efforts and the way we came together to help each other during this strange, strange year. So celebrate and party on — you’ve earned it! (Safely, of course!) 

 It shouldn’t be a surprise to you, but here at Ayurda we consider beautiful glowing skin to be the best accessory. It’s the one thing in your collection that will go with any outfit, any jewellery, and any occasion! However, a beautiful glow isn’t achieved off the back of makeup — it’s something you can only achieve by taking care of your skin with natural powerhouse ingredients and time. That’s why we’ve put together four easy DIY masks you can do before your big event to maximise your glow. Read on and discover!


More than just a Valentine’s Day splurge, the rose has a long and storied history in natural beauty, and has long been priced not only for its sensuous scent but its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, rose water was so priced in ancient Iran that it was used to pay tribute to the treasury! Lucky for us, these days we have easy access to affordable and genuine rosewater and oil — this mask can be whipped together with the contents of your pantry and/or medicine cabinet, and is perfect to lessen redness, and smooth out skin texture. Simply mix the ingredients below into a consistency to your liking, apply and leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

- 2 tablespoons of Ayurda Rose Mist

- 2 tablespoons of natural or Greek yoghurt

- 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour

- 1/4 cup of ground fresh rose petals (optional)


This might sound like a delicious breakfast, but trust us — the combination of healthy fats in the avocado and the pulpy texture of cooked oatmeal makes for a luscious, soothing facial scrub which will treat your skin with love. Many modern commercial face scrubs are packed with fragrance and harsh chemical/physical exfoliants which creates micro-tears in your skin’s outer surface. That’s what we avoid by cooking the oats first — what you get is a soothing, soft balm for skin which sorely needs moisture. This is the perfect mask to whip up and leave on right before you do your makeup for a party — it’ll have you glowing from within. Simply cook oatmeal as you would for breakfast (in milk or water) and mix with mashed avocado. Apply to your face and wait for it to dry before rinsing off with lukewarm water.


Not sure about you, but mint has always reminded us of toothpaste — except in the summer. In the summer, mint is a welcome burst of freshness to cut through all that sultry heat, whether as a garnish on your food or as a refreshing bite of flavour in a cool drink. You may not know this, but mint also does wonders for your face. In particular, mint has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties (hence the tooth paste), as well as a natural concentration of the acne killer, salicylic acid. That’s why it’s an oft-repeated home remedy to put toothpaste on your pimples. We’re not doing that here — it can be too harsh for sensitive skin — instead, we’re going to The last thing you want before your big bash is the appearance of any acne! This face pack, made of cooling mint with a dash of brightening turmeric is the perfect antidote — and preventative — to ward off any imperfections before your night begins! Simply mix the following ingredients to a consistency of your liking, apply and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

- Handful of ground fresh mint leaves

- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

- 1 tablespoon of honey

- A dash of milk to thin out (optional)


Perhaps the only ingredient in this blog which you may not have on stand by — but you’d be glad you picked it up! Amla, or Indian gooseberry, has long been used in Ayurveda for healthy digestion and infectious disease. For good reason: amla has twenty times the concentration of Vitamin C as an orange, and is a powerful natural antioxidant which boosts collagen production. What that means is that, not only can amla ward off skin irritation and impurities, it can also slow the signs of ageing by increasing cell turnover. Amongst this mighty benefit is the ingredient’s ability to brighten skin and minimise dark spots. This is the mask we recommend making a part of your monthly or even weekly routine, in order to see long term benefits! But if you just want to test it out for your big night — simply mix the following ingredients into a paste, apply and leave until dry, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

- 2 teaspoons amla powder

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 tablespoon natural or Greek yoghurt

If you’re looking for a quick, slap-on-and-trust-it-to-work face pack with the full benefits of amla, then look no further than Ayurda’s Gel Scrub — formulated with a generous helping of amla and bolstered by a range of soothing and anti-inflammatories such as aloe vera, lodhra, and sandalwood!


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