Licorice Face Pack For Fairness, Instant Glow And De-Pigmentation- Licorice has been used in ancient Chinese in various recipes. It is one of the main ingredient used in many skin brightening and lightening de-pigmentation creams.
Today we are going to see how to make,
- Green Tea Licorice Toner
- Licorice Face pack
You can Find Licorice Root(Raw) Online Here and Licorice Root Powder Online Here. It is also available in most ayurvedic stores and convenience stores. I have trust issues 🙂 so i bought the raw roots and has been using it since.
The other main ingredient green tea is easily available in convenience stores and you can find Green Tea Online too if you prefer to buy it that way since it is lock down.
I always prefer to use loose green tea leaves but, you can make use of green tea bags to make this recipe. Both should work absolutely fine.
Why Use Licorice For Skin
Promotes healthy skin defence
Controls excess oil production
Prevents acne and pimples
Blocks melanin pigment and helps even out your skin tone
Anti inflammatory, soothes irritated red skin
Anti fungal properties
Capable of reducing swelling and itching
Reduces symptoms of Psoriasis ans Atopic Dermatitis
Glabridin helps fade scars and dark spots
Reduces UV ray damage on the skin
Prevents hyper pigmentation
Promotes collagen synthesis
Improves skin tone and elasticity
Provides anti ageing benefits and delays visible signs of ageing
Green Tea Benefits For Skin
Offers protection against skin cancer
Protects skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and oxidative stress from environmental pollution
Anti inflammatory and hence helps soothe redness and other irritation
Prevents fine lines and wrinkles
Anti bacterial properties helps kill bacteria and prevent infections
Excellent to reduce under eye bags
Treats and prevents acne
Helps clear skin on regular use
The hydroxy acid in yogurt, Lactic acid helps chemically exfoliate your skin
Has natural bleaching properties
Acts as a mild astringent
Prevents blackheads and white heads
Antimicrobial properties of yogurt prevents acne
Moisturises the skin
Promotes skin repair and improves skin tone
Soothes the skin
Promotes collagen production
Licorice Face Pack Recipe
Here i am using my licorice and green tea toner to make this face pack. Recipe given below.
Licorice And green tea infused water – 1 Tablespoon
Gram flour – 2 Tablespoon
Curd/Yogurt – 2 Teaspoon
(You can 1 teaspoon of licorice powder instead. But, this method worked best for my skin.)
Besan or gram flour removes excess facial hair on regular use. It does control excess sebum production and prevents acne and pimples.
Gram flour helps remove sun tan and helps brighten your skin complexion.
In case you have dry skin, Psoriasis or Atopic dermatitis, you can substitute Gram flour with oat meal for better results.
How To Make Licorice Green Tea Toner
Take one glass of water and add the crushed licorice roots to it. Let it boil until the water reduces to half.
Now switch off the stove and add 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves or a bag of green tea to this.
Leave it for an hour.
Strain the liquid. Transfer it to a spray bottle and refrigerate.
You can use this as a skin toner or an eye mask. It is effective as both and helps with maintaining clear smooth skin.
How To Use Licorice Face Pack
Use 3-4 times a week.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse off
Use sunscreen to protect your skin tone.
Skin Type – Normal sensitive
The application is smooth and there wasn’t any irritation on my sensitive skin. I applied the face mask and left it for about 25 minutes.
After rinsing the face pack, the first thing i noticed was that my skin became smooth to touch. It was not slippery like when we use a face wash. Just soft and smooth.
Licorice face pack instantly brightens my skin and hence is my go-to mask to revive dull skin along with my Rice Flour Face Mask.
These two face packs are easy to whip up and works great for special occasions in case you missed your facial and want instant brightness.
It does improve the skin texture by soothing irritated/red skin and tightening the skin.
Regular use does fade acne scars and suntan.
Although i have normal skin, This face pack did not leave my skin dry or stretchy. I did moisturise afterwards with a couple of drops of oil though.
You can use this anti ageing face mask to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The antioxidants in green tea and licorice helps DNA damage caused by the free radicals from the UV rays and chemicals in the polluted air. This does help maintain youthful looking skin.
The enzymes in Licorice inhibits the production of melanin which prevents skin darkening and also protects the skin. This property of licorice does helps you achieve an even skin tone by reducing skin pigmentation.
Overall, the licorice face pack does combat every skin problem to a greater extent.
Try it guys and i am sure you wont regret it.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below and i would be happy to help you.