Neem is one of the best ingredients known to mankind. In fact, this is one plant that has been used not only as medicine, but also as an effective beauty ingredient since times immemorial. Slapping on some neem paste on the face has had delightful effects, and even ingesting neem tablets is the perfect way to get clear and glowing skin. However, a neem face pack is another deal altogether. While neem individually has plenty of benefits, a neem face pack ensures that it gets the company of the best complementing ingredients that enhance its effectiveness.

And so, in this article, we will tell you all about how you can use neem face packs to turn your skincare routine around.

 

What are the benefits of using a neem face pack?

What are the benefits of using a neem face pack?

The various benefits of neem can truly transform your skin. But to know how it does that and what properties of it enable neem to be such a magical ingredient, you will have to delve deeper into the benefits. Let’s take a look.

Anti-ageing

Neem oil is effective towards treating and preventing the signs of ageing such as skin thinning and wrinkles. Neem is also a great source of fatty acids and vitamin E, both of which are known to tighten the skin and give it a youthful glow.

Anti-acne

Neem is rich in solid lipid nanoparticles and lecithin, which are known agents for killing bacteria that cause acne. Anti-dryness Neem moisturises the skin and with its rich content of vitamin E, nourishes it from inside out. It also treats the ageing aspect of dryness.

Anti-inflammatory

Neem is known to be soothing and anti-inflammatory in nature. Further, it is rich in antioxidants. Overall, it soothes irritated or inflamed skin, or even acne-prone skin, thus working on treating it.

In short, neem has all the benefits that can help you get clear, healthy, and glowing skin, if only you are up for making some of these face packs at home. Regular usage may not give instant results all the time, but will definitely amp up your beauty metre over time.

 

Neem face pack for oily skin

Neem face pack for oily skin

Neem is known for its antibacterial properties that kill the acne-causing microbes and get rid of other impurities. Oily skin often attracts quite a lot of dirt, toxins and grime. Lemon is good at absorbing excess sebum from the skin and making it clear and flawless.

Method:

  • Take two teaspoons of neem powder (dry leaves powdered)
  • Take two teaspoons of rose water
  • Take one teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Mix well to create a paste
  • Apply and let sit till dry
  • Massage in scrubbing motions and rinse off
  • Moisturise
 

Neem face pack for dry skin

Neem face pack for dry skin

Neem has antifungal properties that are enhanced when used in combination with turmeric. Coconut oil adds some much-needed moisturisation, which makes the skin soft, supple, and clear.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of neem paste after boiling the leaves
  • Take one teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder
  • Take one teaspoon of unrefined coconut oil Stir to make a paste
  • Apply and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse off and moisturise
 

Neem face pack for dark spots

Neem face pack for dark spots

Yoghurt is known to work actively towards clearing blemishes and dark spots and soothing the skin. It enhances neem’s anti-inflammatory properties, thus having a better effect on the skin.

Method:

  • Take one tablespoon of neem leaves paste
  • Take two tablespoons of yoghurt
  • Mix to make a paste
  • Apply and let sit till dry
  • Rinse off and moisturise
 

Neem face pack for anti-ageing

Neem face pack for anti-ageing

Milk and honey are great moisturising agents that nourish the skin. Additionally, oatmeal helps remove toxins and dead skin cells, and neem works towards removing fine lines and wrinkles.

Method:

  • Take half a cup of oatmeal
  • Take one tablespoon of milk
  • Take one teaspoon of honey
  • Take two teaspoons of neem paste (prepared from crushed neem leaves)
  • Stir to create a paste
  • Apply and let sit till dry
  • Wash off in gentle scrubbing movements
  • Rinse and moisturise
 

Neem face pack for glowing skin

Neem face pack for glowing skin

Neem in this face pack is meant to target the microbes which render the skin scarred with impurities. At the same time, Multani mitti scrubs off and removes the dead skin cells and the basil works towards making the skin clear and glowing.

Method:

  • Take a few neem leaves
  • Take the same number of basil leaves
  • Take one tablespoon of honey
  • Take half a cup of Multani mitti
  • Crush the leaves to make a paste
  • Add honey and Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) and mix to form a paste
  • Apply and leave for 15 minutes
  • Wash in gentle scrubbing motions
  • Moisturise
 

Neem face pack for clear skin

Neem face pack for clear skin

Sandalwood is known to work effectively on the early signs of ageing such as crow’s feet and fine lines. It is also good at reducing oil. Rosewater, on the other hand, is good in soothing and nourishing the skin and sandalwood and neem work towards clearing the skin of toxic elements and bacteria. This face pack is good when you want the instant glow of clear skin.

Method:

  • Take around 9-10 neem leaves and boil and make a paste
  • Take one teaspoon of rose water
  • Take half teaspoon of sandalwood paste
  • Mix all to make a fine paste
  • Apply and let rest until it dries
  • Rinse and moisturise
 

Neem face pack for clearing skin infections

Neem face pack for clearing skin infections

Now, neem and garlic, this is one face pack not many may have heard of. However, this is an extremely beneficial face mask for those who suffer from skin infections and impurities and wish to get rid of them. While the anti-bacterial and anti-acne properties of neem are well known, garlic, along with it, works well in treating skin infections and conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It also helps make the skin brighter. The coconut oil in the concoction soothes the skin.

However, remember that unlike all the other masks discussed here, this one is a spot treatment and not meant to be used on the entire face.

Method:

  • Take around six neem leaves and boil those and make a paste
  • Take two crushed garlic pods
  • Take one tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil
  • Mix all to make a fine paste
  • Apply it on the affected areas only
  • Let it dry and then rinse off
 

FAQs on neem face packs

FAQs on neem face packs

Q. Can I use neem face packs every day?

A. Neem face packs should be used twice or thrice a week and not daily. The reason is excessive use of face packs can hamper the pH level of your skin, thus stripping it off its essential oils and glow. Not only will this make your skin dull, but also make your skin reactive and sensitive to neem.

Q. Can neem face packs remove the mole on my face?

A. Neem face packs are instrumental in getting rid of the impurities. It also works towards lightening and removing acne scars and other marks. A mole, however, is more of a birthmark. If you wish to remove it, we would strictly recommend consulting a doctor rather than trying homemade remedies. Neem face packs won’t be able to work on it either.