Ghee face mask is the answer to most of the skin problems that we face due to ageing and other factors. Ghee is a very versatile ingredient for enhancing the overall health of human beings. It has been used as an ingredient in Indian food recipes since times immemorial. The Ayurveda recommends its usage for curing various diseases and disorders. It has been termed as a super food. Ghee is very rich in vitamins A & D as well as a rich source of healthy fats.

Benefits of ghee for skin care & hair care

Ghee is an excellent skin & hair moisturizer. When massaged into the skin, it provides deep hydration and creates a protective layer against environmental damage, such as pollution, sunburns, tanning, etc. It is highly effective in the treatment of chapped lips, cracked heals, and other skin ailments related to dryness & dehydration. In addition, ghee is an excellent source of Vitamins E, a popular ingredient in most skin care products. What’s more, cow ghee is also a natural SPF, a highly essential ingredient in sunscreen products.

In certain North Indian states that experience extreme cold during winters, ghee is massaged into the hair and scalp. It is known to relief dryness of the scalp, split ends, dryness, and itchiness. It acts as a wonderful hair conditioner too.

How to Use Ghee for Skin Care?

Ghee can be directly applied to the face by massaging in gentle circular upward movements clockwise & anti-clockwise. For best result, leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning with lukewarm water, which will remove any greasiness on the surface of the skin. In case of dark circles, massage gently into the skin surrounding the eyes and leave on overnight. If mixed with other ingredients, it provides relief from dull, dry, & dehydrated skin, dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes.

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Here are some ghee face mask recipes. You can easily prepare them at home.

1) Sandalwood & Turmeric Face Mask
Mix together 1 tsp. of sandalwood powder, 1 pinch of turmeric powder, and enough gee to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the face & neck, and wash off after 20 minutes. This mask works wonders for dehydrated skin.

2) Ghee & Besan Face Mask
Mix together 1.5 tsp. of besan with enough ghee to make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture to the face and neck and wash off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water. This mask helps restore glow on dull & dry skin.

3) Raw Milk & Masoor Dal Face Mask
Mix equal quantities of masoor dal, raw milk, and ghee. Apply this mixture on your face & neck and wash off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water. The masoor dal in this mask gives it a slightly exfoliating effect on the skin, and the ghee in the mask will act as a lubricant that will prevent the particles from scratching your skin to ensure optimum exfoliation/scrubbing. This mask will help get rid of dead skin and other impurities effectively to reveal clean, soft, and glowing complexion!

4) Honey & Raw Milk Mask for Ageing Skin
This is an excellent face mask for those suffering from dry & dehydrated skin as well as signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, and pigmentation. Mix together 1 tsp. each of honey & ghee, and add a few drops of raw milk. Apply it all over the face and neck and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

When used as a face mask, it gets easily absorbed into the skin and doesn’t clog pores. It makes your skin glow. It is the best anti-ageing face oil you can use on your skin. Do try out these ghee face mask recipes at home and let us know how you benefited from them. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions :)For more on the versatility of ghee, do read our article ‘Cow Ghee – The Epitome of Traditional Indian Wisdom & Nutrition Science’