If you have ever indulged in the crazy shenanigans that occur at a wedding of a close friend or family member, you are likely familiar with the fact that all the fun can take a toll on you, leaving you looking and feeling a bit worn out. Mira Rajput Kapoor can relate to this sentiment: “Late nights, less sleep, dal makhani and lots of dancing—I had a blast at my friend’s wedding but my skin needs a pick me up,” she shared on Instagram after getting home from her friend Sejal Kukreja’s nuptials.
Rajput Kapoor’s go-to? A DIY face mask, which she whips up when she really needs to soothe inflammation and brighten her skin. “I have been doing these mixes of all kinds of things from the kitchen since I was 14, and it has inculcated this passion that I now have towards skincare and holistic beauty,” she confirmed in an Instagram live recently. Here’s what she tried this time around.
To revive her skin, Rajput Kapoor prepared a mixture of kasturi manjal, a type of wild turmeric that doesn’t leave stains on the skin, and rose water, which she applied onto her face in a thick paste. This combination boasts several benefits due to its antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Kasturi manjal is especially helpful in treating breakouts, reducing irritation, and preventing dullness. Additionally, the curcumin present in turmeric can help to reduce inflammation and promote wound healing. Rose water, on the other hand, can balance the skin’s pH levels and regulate oil production, making it a great addition to any skincare routine.
Point to be noted: The bonafide skincare wizard mixed the two ingredients together in a kansa pot, which is said to be pH balancing. “I have been using a Kansa Vati and spoon for all my DIY packs. It’s convenient because it doesn’t get mixed with other dishes and I also get the added bonus of Kansa’s purifying properties,” she shared.
When it comes to cleaning the utensils, Rajput Kapoor has a tip too: “Never use any chemical cleaner for the Kansa vessels— baking soda and lemon juice should be just fine after every few washes with cold water.”