Ayurvedic Skin Care Mask Recipe

This Ayurvedic mask recipe, with soothing neem, turmeric, triphala, and chickpea powder, will keep your skin balanced.

Ayurvedic Mask Recipe

The Ayurvedic mask recipe has similar properties to the cleanser/toner recipe above, but because a mask is usually left on the skin for a longer period of time, additional soothing and gentle ingredients are used.

Tip: Steam your face prior to applying the mask. This is a great practice before applying masks of any kind to the face.

  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon triphala powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried neem or mint leaves (if using fresh leaves – use 1/2 tablespoon of mashed leaves and mix into your paste)

Mix the above ingredients into a paste and apply to the skin 1-2 times per week for 5-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.

Vata Skin Type Modification:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of ripe avocado and mix into your base mask paste.

Pitta Skin Type Modification:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of cucumber and mix into your base mask paste.

Kapha Skin Type Modification:

Mash 1-2 tablespoons* of ripe papaya and mix into your base mask paste.

* Use 1 tablespoon for regular skin and 2 tablespoons for sensitive skin.

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