For a glowing skin, it is important to ensure that a balanced diet is followed. The skin needs to be properly nourished and hydrated internally. This will lead to a radiantly glowing skin by the application of homemade remedies postulated by the Ayurvedic system of medicine.
In fact, maintaining the balance of the three doshas—the pitta, the kapha and the vata forms the basis of all Ayurvedic treatments. In order to maintain the harmony between the three in the human body, Ayurveda recommends three herbs—Turmeric, Aloe Vera and Chandan or sandalwood.
Chandan or sandalwood:
This is considered to be the key ingredient for the treatment and cure of most dermal problems like acne, rashes, blemishes etc. In the form of a soap, lotion or paste, sandalwood has a very calm and soothing effect on the skin. It is used in the following ways
1 tsp each of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder when made into a paste with 1 tsp of water helps to arrest the formation of pimples on the skin.
1 tsp each of sandalwood powder and turmeric powder when made into a paste with 1 tsp of lime juice offers an excellent cure for itchy skin.
4 tsps of sandalwood powder, when mixed with 5 tsps of coconut oil and 2 tsp of almond oil, helps to effectively remove the tan accumulated on the skin.
Sandalwood oil is not only an excellent moisturiser but is also very good for whole body massage.
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Both, the external applications and intake of turmeric benefits the human body. It acts as a blood purifier, skin nourisher and the benevolent giver of a naturally glowing radiant looking skin. It is anti-inflammatory thereby reducing the inflammation of the skin. Its anti-aging properties prevent the skin from showing signs of aging. Also the anti-bacterial properties help in countering many diseases and infections of the skin. It prevents drying of the skin and aging by the application of
A mixture of turmeric powder with rice powder, raw milk and tomato juice: When applied on the face and neck, kept for 30 minutes and then rinsed with lukewarm water, adds a special glow to the face for a day.
A paste of turmeric, milk or yogurt: Can be used as a night cream by keeping it overnight and washing off the next morning with warm water.
Turmeric, mixed with lime juice: Can be applied on the body to remove the body tan effectively.
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Aloe Vera is also an anti-inflammatory and anti fungal herb. It also has considerable healing as well as body cooling properties. It can heal anything from a skin wound to allergic rashes, vaginal infections and even urticaria. It has other uses too which can be beneficial:
Using Aloe Vera in the form of a gel and applying it on the skin before putting any cosmetic. This keeps the skin hydrated thereby preventing it from drying.
When mixed with either almond oil or wheat germ oil, the subsequent paste formed functions as a good face pack.
Applying the fresh juice of the succulent Aloe Vera leaves onto the skin can relieve it of pigmentations.
Acts as a sunscreen by keeping the skin hydrated and protecting it from sunburn.
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