Our mothers and grandparents are always a rich storehouse of information. They know everything from space, mythology, and politics to cooking and beauty tips. They are always well-informed and most of the times awe us.
As a teenager, when I was facing various skin problems like acne and pimples and later when I battled with tanning and dark circles, my mother always had natural tips for them. Most of the tips would contain ingredients that would be readily available in the kitchen.
Here are a few ingredients that could find in the kitchen… which also helps in natural skin care!
It acts as a natural antiseptic and antifungal. It also helps in preserving skin’s moisture. Dab a bit over broken facial acne to speed the repair process. Apply honey on burns as soon as possible. It will prevent the creation of burn marks.
The most famous ingredient in traditional beauty care. It helps in deep cleansing and exfoliation of the skin. It also helps in removing tans.
ü Mix it with yogurt, lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric or mix ground almonds with gram flour, milk and lemon juice. Apply it on the face and wash off after 20 to 30 minutes. It helps to remove tan and lighten skin color.
ü For oily skin, mix it with yogurt and apply. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
ü For pimple prone skin, mix it with sandalwood paste, turmeric and milk to make it into a paste. Apply on the face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
Curd acts as a moisturizer. It fights acne, reduces discoloration of skin, prevents premature aging and provides relief from sun burns.
Mix gram flour and turmeric with curd and apply on face for a naturally glowing skin!
A natural anti-septic. It reduces discoloration of skin and post-acne scarring. It also helps in fighting facial hair!
Mix it with just enough lime juice to make a medium-thickness paste, and dab onto discoloured skin only. Leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. The area treated may take on a temporary yellow tint that should fade with another washing or two.
Both salt and sugar are a great healing agents.
ü Make a thick paste out of sea salt and honey, and place it on stubborn acne. Though it stings a little, it works really well to get rid of those unwanted spots.
ü Mix it with some gram flour and rose water and use it as a scrub on your face to get rid of dead and dry skin.
ü Another way to use it is to mix honey and sugar together to use as a great (and yummy) lip exfoliator.
So, get-set-go to the kitchen and start treating your skin with natural products for a naturally glowing skin!
PS: Written as a part of #ComeCloser to Radiant Skin hosted by VICCO Turmeric J