How To Do Simple Face Clean-up at Home

by Mayuri D on April 23, 2012 · 88 comments

How To Do Simple Face Clean-up at Home

Hello Gorgeous Ladies,

How To Do Simple Face Clean-up at Home

Today, I will be writing about face clean-up technique that I follow at home and which I adhere to. This procedure of face clean-up suits my skin type as I use all the products which are tried and tested on my skin and which do not harm/discolor or tend to breakout my skin. I have combination skin with an excessive oily T-zone and my skin is acne-prone :( Hence, I prefer to use products which do not have any harmful chemicals or complex substances. This isn’t any fancy clean-up, just a few simple steps for a healthy-looking supple skin. So, let’s get started on the products used and steps to be followed.

Things you will need:

  • Cleanser/face wash which suits your skin.
  • Cleansing milk/foam.
  • Facial Sauna for steam. You can even do without this and can simply use a utensil filled with water and heat it to produce steam.
  • Facial scrub.
  • Honey.
  • A face mask suitable for your skin type.
  • Toner.
  • Moisturizer.
  • Under eye cream (if you prefer to use it or you can skip it).
  • Ice.
  • Rose water.

This face cleanup can be customized according to an individual’s needs or skin type. I am penning down the method which suits my skin. Here is the list of products I use for this cleanup regimen:

  • Cetaphil cleansing lotion.
  • Ayur herbal deep pore cleansing milk.
  • Lotus white glow oatmeal and yoghurt scrub.
  • Dabur Honey.
  • Himalaya almond and cucumber peel off mask.
  • Garnier light daily moisturizer with SPF 15.
  • Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner.
  • Himalaya under eye cream.

Now, that we know what all we need, the procedure is simple and the end result is amazing.

Steps For Clean-Up:

  • Wash face thoroughly with a facial cleanser or face wash of your choice and pat the skin dry with a soft napkin.
  • cetaphil

  • Take generous quantity of cleaning milk or lotion on a cotton pad and wipe the face to remove any dirt particles and to unclog the pores.
  • ayur cleansing milk

  • Steam your face for as long as your skin can sustain and then gently wipe the face with a facial tissue.
  • facial sauna

  • Take a clean bobby pin and use the end to remove any blackheads on the face. Make sure you do not squeeze any pimple and be very gentle while doing this. If you are not sure how to do it, it’s better to skip this step rather than subjecting the face to marks or even more breakouts.
  • Again, wipe your face with a clean napkin. Now, take an ice cube and gently massage it on the face in circular movements. This will help tighten the pores which have opened up due to the steam and will also bring back the skin temperature to normal.
  • Take a generous amount of any facial scrub you like and gently exfoliate the face in circular movements. Continue to exfoliate for about 8-10 minutes till the scrub dries out a little.
  • Lotus Herbals scrub

  • Now, take some honey and massage it over the scrub applied face for approximately 5-8 minutes. Honey is a anti-bacterial agent which prevents breakouts and gives a healthy glow to the face.
  • honey

  • Wash off the face and apply a face mask of your choice and leave it on till it dries. Once the mask dries, wash it off or peel it off (depending on which type of mask you are using. I like the peel off ones because I enjoy peeing it off my face) and then wipe off the face with a cotton pad dipped in rose water.
  • himalaya mask

  • Pat the face dry and apply a toner of your choice followed by a moisturizer and under eye cream.
  • toner

  • You are done. You will notice that your face looks clean, fresh and the honey leaves a nice glow on the face!! :)

Himalaya under eye cream

While the face mask is drying, I tend to use that time to pamper my lips. I apply some petroleum jelly on my lips, leave it on for a while and then scrub the lips with either a lip scrub or toothbrush. This helps the blood circulation and gives you softer, fuller and pink lips. I even apply some Soframycin on pimples, if any, once I am done.

This entire face cleanup regime takes about 45 minutes to an hour. I prefer to follow it once a week or fortnightly. This is a simple process and includes use of products which we usually have in store for regular use. I prefer cleaning up my face at home rather than going to a salon for expensive face clean-ups. Trust me, as easy as this clean-up looks, the results are even better. Do try this out and let me know how it works for you all. :)

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{ 88 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol April 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

Mayuri, I would rather get a cleanup than a facial. I love this cleanup method….will surely try it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi April 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

good morning Jomolllllllllllllll….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Morning morning no electricity here!! :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: I am sitting with a rechargable battery wala table fan :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ power cuts in summers…especially in morning doesn’t look very good!! :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

Kimi…..ha ha……..you know…..long ago, I had seen one person with a rechargable fan in his cap…..you can buy one of those na :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Yesterday, it rained here, and we had power cut for the entire night :silly:

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Kimi April 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thanks Jomol.. you will love it more once you try it.. :toothygrin: :teddy: :puchhi: :makeup:

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Kimi April 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thats a very nice process Mayuri..even I take steam every 15-20 days, but more because of my sinus problems!! :P but it does good to my skin too..will definitely try this whole cleansing process along with it now.. :D

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

Thanks Kimi… do try it out and tell me your experience :toothygrin: :makeup: :shy:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

Kimi…..what face pack you use in the end :woot: you do have glowing skin :puchhi:

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Kimi April 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

no face pack Jomol…I have tonnes of them..all lying on the shelf..I am too lazy to use them!! :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: All I do is drink lots of water….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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shruthi V April 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks a lot for this post mayuri. I was actually thinking to go to a parlor to get this clean up done. But u just saved my money. Am gonna try this at home. :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

You are welcome dear!!! Do try it.. it really does give you an after effect better than a parlour face cleanup. :teddy: :tongue: :makeup: :love:

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Surabhi April 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

Mayuri… what a detailed and informative post. Thank youuuuuu… I too do a similar thing once in a while :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

Thanks sweetie..!!! it does really work. doesn’t it? :yahoo: :toothygrin:

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shanaiia April 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

Great post Mayuri :) I’ve been wanting to do a clean-up from some time now..this comes as a reminder :P ..will def do it this week .

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks Shanaiia.. do try it and let me know the results :yahoo: :wink: :rose: :rose: :rose: :teddy:

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Rama April 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

Nice Post Mayuri..I do this at home,but not regularly..I’ve always skipped the honey application part as my mom scares me telling that honey will make the facial hair grey/silver..

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

Thanks Rama.. Honey application works good for my skin.. i haven’t observed any change of color in my facial hair though.. you can always skip it though.. :yahoo: :tongue:

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

good morning everyone :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

Good morning Rati :puchhi: aaj mausam bada :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

goooooodddduuuu morning rati and jomo…had a g8 weekend????have any idea where to buy toga dress in chennai???i just lovedddd urs :toothygrin:

i googled..but no answer :| :|

jomo i got bangles for akshayaaa and a coin :woot: :woot: :woot: for akshaya thritaya

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

sorry this is wat i wanted to say….

jomo i got bangles and a coin for akshaya thritaya

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow….ginny……me happy for you…. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Ginny…..Rati will be able to help you with toga dress query…..gold coin and bangles….wow…. :yahoo: :yahoo:

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

thank u jomo….such a sweet girl u are :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: …happy for me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

Ginnny…..thankoooooooooooooooooo…..bangles with stones you got….what design….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

no stones….only plain gold bangles…medium thickness so i can wear it for small functions…

will post the photos soon.still there in shop..will get it delivered on akshaya tritaya..:-)) mom got coin for me :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

thank u jomo…such a sweet girl u r :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: happy for me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

i wouldnt have an idea about chennai , ginny :((

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 11:15 am

:(( :(( :(( rati….i want it sooooooo badly..but dunno for wat occasion i ll wear it…u look reaaaalllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice in thattttttttttttttttttttttttt :hugleft: :hughright: :hugleft: :hughright:

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

here toh :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

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jomol April 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

he he…… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Raji April 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

Very useful post mayuri.. :clap: i used to do facials once in a while at parlor’s but off-late i am more satisfied with DIY facials than visiting parlor’s. now all i need is a good steamer.. with that i am all set to do a full-fledged facial at home. do u gals have any specific brand that’s good in steamers? :)

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Tanvi April 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

Raji.. Almost all the steamers work the same way.. You can pick up any one.. and they are dirt cheap.. You can get the small ones for INR 200-250.. :wink: :wink:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi Raji.. thanks for the comment.. the steamer which i use has been bought from a local medical shop for 250 Rs.. it works really well and trust me simply boiling water and taking steam from that helps too.. :makeup: :toothygrin:

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Raji April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

thanks mayuri.. once i witnessed an accident in my home wr our maid poured hot water on her leg.. :( since then i am scared to get stream from boiling water in vessel. :chewnails: that’s y i asked u gals abt opinions on steamers.. thanks.

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Raji April 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

thanks sweet :teddy:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

Oh thats bad.. :nababana: :chewnails: Then toh you can definitely go for a steamer .. you will find it easily in medical stores.. the one which i have, has a nose nozzle too for inhaling steam when you catch cold.. cool na.. hehe :high5: :high5:

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Raji April 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

my comment in moderation…!!! :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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ginny April 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

nice article mayuri…will surely try this method..am always scared of doing facial in parlour..and its high time i do something for my skin:-)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Thanks ginny.. you should surely try it out.. :toothygrin: :teddy: :preen:

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Rati April 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

Excellent write up mayuri. I am going to this this week only. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Thank you sooo much Rati… Do try it :teddy: :makeup: :pompom:

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beingpretty April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

That’s a really nice post Mayuri! :clap: Will definitely try this!! :victory2: ;-)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

Thanks a lot… yup.. do try it and let me know how it works for you :makeup: :yahoo: :toothygrin:

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Sweety Jain April 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

this is very good :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i am loving it
but can you please help me i have small white heads on my lower lip how will i get rid of them . :waaa: :waaa:
O:)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Sweety.. thanks for the comment.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :teddy: You can use the bobby pin technique which i have mentioned above for whiteheads on lower lip.. you can just scrape out the whiteheads opposite to the direction of growth.. just be careful not to be too harsh and not to pop any pimple.. :makeup: :makeup: :love: :preen:

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TA April 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

Very nice post Mayuri, will serve as a nice reminder to do it this weekend :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Thanks for sharing :teddy: :teddy:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:23 am

thanks TA.. i am glad you liked it.. :makeup: :victory2: :toothygrin:

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Lancy April 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Great post Mayuri :) I am gonna try thissssssss :woot: :woot:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

Thanks Lancy.. definitely try it and share your experience :toothygrin: :preen: :pompom:

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Jabberwocky April 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

Great post, Mayuri! :woot: :woot: I am SO going to do this today itself. :preen: :yahoo: I love the honey massage idea. Sounds so luxurious. :love: :love: :love:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

yaaaayyy.. thanks Jabberwocky.. i am so glad you loved it.. do try it out and share your experience. :victory2: :toothygrin: :preen: :puchhi:

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Sukanya April 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Very nice post Mayuri..my steam sauna is lying somewhere,i don’t know..have to hunt for it now :pompom: :pompom:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Thanks Sukanya.. do hunt it down and try this clean-up :wink: :toothygrin: :makeup: :makeup: :love:

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Deepshikha April 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Nice post Mayuri :yes:
I got a cleanup from the parlour yesterday :headbang: Will try this next time :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

thanks Deepshikha.. :dance:
Oh!! i should have posted this few days back :tongue: .. hehe.. np.. you can give it a try next time.. :love: :makeup: :preen:

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Mitali April 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: thts a really helpful write-up Mayuri…i m definitly incorporating this in my routine :haanji: and the best thng is tht i dnt hav to buy anythng new :D :D :D
i m soo sick of these parlour ppl burnin a hole in my pocket :headbang:
ooooh cnt wait to try out :preen:
thnk you soo much :balle: :balle: :balle:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Thanks for the lovely comment Mitali.. i am glad i could be of help.. you should definitely try it out and let me know how you like it :toothygrin: :makeup: :makeup: :love: :jiggy1:

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Laxmi April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

nice article mayuri.. :yes: :yes: will try this soon.. love the idea of adding honey.. :))

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Thanks Laxmi.. do try it and share your experience .. :victory2: :toothygrin:

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neha April 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

:yahoo: wowi have everything for the facial but no time on my hands
bas woh hi chaiye

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Try to take some time off Neha.. it would take just 45 mins.. :victory2: :victory2: :toothygrin:

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Riti April 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Wow Mayuri ! This is great and useful :) We share the same skin type and some products too :) Thanks :) :)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Wow!!! you are my skin twin.. hehe.. :tongue: :high5: Thanks for the comment Riti.. :balle: :balle:

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AMRITA April 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Great post, Mayuri! btw, doesnt steaming further open the already enlarged pores?

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

hi.. thanks Amrita.. well steaming does open up the pores but it helps removal of blackheads and dirt.. i have mentioned in the post that rubbing ice will help reduce the enlarged appearance of pores.. you can try it.. :toothygrin: :preen: i hope this helps :balle:

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Vish April 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

best clean up u definitely wont b needing a salon :)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

hi Vish.. yeah.. you can easily save on the money you waste in the parlour for cleanups.. :toothygrin: :tongue: :teddy:

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Shilpa Pinaki April 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Detailed & Informative post Mayuri.. :yes:

I use Facial Kits & pamper myself once a while at home only..though skip steaming part..thinking it might open my pores..jisko mushkil se close kiya hai.. :jalwa:

I reckon doing cleanups/facials/or simply applying facepack..rejuvenates you yourself frm within alongwith your skin..!! I always apply facepack few hrs before going for any event..it sets my mood for the party.. :preen:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

hi Shilpa.. thanks for your comment..!! :balle: you are absolutely right..!! face packs do help a lot.. you should pamper yourself with these once in a while :toothygrin: :love: :makeup: :preen:

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priyanka April 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

superb :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Priyanka.. :high5: :rose:

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Aru April 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

just went through the whole article now..awesome..will do it this coming weekend.

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Thanks Aru.. do try it…. it works wonders.. :love: :makeup:

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anshu April 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

awesome review , mayuri :) :) :) :) :)

more than the make up , my cupboard is full of skin care products :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

reading your article made me “HAPPY HAPPY” :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

thank you Anshu.. i am so Happy that this article made you happy.. hehe :toothygrin:

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vijayeta April 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

thnks for sharing this:)

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

you are welcome Vijayeta.. :victory2: :toothygrin:

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mothini April 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

i too do the same once in a week :yahoo: nice post mayuri :yes: :yes:

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Mothini.. O:) :toothygrin:

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Payal May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

hey mayuri, i just did clean-up by ur method 2 days back. and my skin is glowing like never before. also my acne scars have lightened a bit. Thanks a lot!!!!! Now m gonna do this every 15 days. and i dnt need to waste my money in a stupid parlour!!!!

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Mayuri May 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Hey Payal.. great to see that it worked well for you :) i am so happy happy :D

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Suhani August 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

i am trying today eveningzz :) :)

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mona October 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

hi mayuri, thanx for the advice on doing a clean up at home. I tried it and it had really helped… i used to spend money on expensive cleanups at parlors, but was never satisfied, coz my skin was never completely clean at the end…….. thanks for helping girls like me, by ur step by step method home clean up….

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Priti April 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

will try it this sunday such a awesome idea *preen* *powder* *happydance*

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simran May 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

is it ok to use ice after steaming your face..???

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Mansha September 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Tried this process today and I am very happy with the results :) I think the result is better than that of any simple clean-up that I have gotten done at any parlour. Thanks a ton Mayuri.

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Mayuri April 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks Rajani… it is always a good idea to do it by yourself rather than spend big bucks in parlors cuz you know your skin better than any1 else :love: :makeup: :victory2:

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