5 magical herbs for beautiful skin

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Are you tired of treating your skin with dozens of expensive chemical products but still are not happy with the results? It might be possible that those chemicals are doing more harm than good and you unknowingly spend lavishly on them. Whenever it comes to a problem, be it skin related or health related nothing can be as much effective and yet safe like natural herbs. Thousands of herbs are there which are being explored everywhere on this planet by scientists, botanists, ayurvedic doctors etc. Their magical properties which have the potential to cure a number of problems have made them a big hit since time immemorial. Before the discovery of the synthetic medicines, the human beings was relying completely on these natural gifts to cure everything from fever to pimples to skin darkening to upset stomach.

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The best part of employing these herbs on your skin especially your face is that you will never have to bear any side effects provided you use them with proper ways. It is possible that you develop allergy from a synthetic neem face pack but using natural neems will only leave you spellbound. There are many herbs which can enhance your beauty, the top 5 among them which can be found very easily are:

1  Tulsi

tulsi

Tulsi or the holy basil is renowned for its dermatological properties. This ‘queen of herbs’ can make your skin problems a story of past. Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties can kiss good bye to your pimples and acne forever. If taken internally it cleanses your body quite effectively and thus helps in making your skin clean and clear apart from keeping stomach disorders in check. A fine paste from Tulsi leaves, besan and rose water if applied for 15 minutes once in a week can reduce your scars, pimple marks and lighten you skin tone. No matter in which form you apply Tulsi to your face, be it toner, face wash, face mask, cream etc., it will always impart a glow and add youthful look to your skin.

2 Neem

neem leaves

This is one of the strongest antiseptics in the world of Ayurveda. It is like a blessing for people with oily and acne prone skin. Wash some neem leaves well and boil them in a glass of water till the water turns green. Cool and store this liquid. Apply it every night on your face like a toner and you will never have to face acne and blackheads. Its paste if applied on face keeps oil secretion in check. It can also be used to fight against skin infections and itching, thanks to its anti-inflammatory property and analgesic property.

A paste of neem leaves, Tulsi leaves and rose water is a very effective deep cleansing mask. Apply this weekly to get that flawless skin.

 

3  Aloevera

aloevera plant

This miracle plant can fight the process of ageing because it is loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene and many more. Because of the high level of anti oxidants, it brings firmness in skin and improves elasticity and texture. It is most famous for reducing pigmentation and healing scars. Its anti allergic properties has made it a must use remedy in itching, eczema and psoriasis. If applied in the form of toner or face wash, it removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and helps in the formation of new cells.

Its natural cooling and soothing agents has made Aloevera the best sunburn curing herb. An easy to make paste of Aloevera juice and lemon juice can help you shed that awful tan too. Mix Aloevera juice and lemon juice in 3:1 ratio and apply this with a cotton ball and wash off after 15 minutes. You will notice great results after a few applications.

 

4 Turmeric

turmeric

Are you aware of that ceremony of applying turmeric paste all over body on the eve of one’s marriage to enhance beauty? This ceremony also helps in getting rid of tan which you must have accumulated during past several years. Not only this, the skin becomes clear, skin tone gets lightened and a natural glow is added. But why should you wait till your marriage to enhance your looks? Also its regular application only will show the optimum results. The problems of both oily and dry skin can be fixed using turmeric based facial products.

5 Sandalwood

sandalwood

This one is expensive, but the results are worth the money. If you dream of having a princess like skin with no skin issues, natural glow and fairness, then this herb can be the best option. It is a wonderful natural moisturizer as well, which soothes your skin gently. A paste of sandalwood powder and rose water can deep cleanse your pores effectively. This paste is also known for treating dark circles. This natural skin lightening agent is at its best if mixed with saffron powder.

You must have understood now the wide applications of these natural herbs. Tulsi, neem and Aloevera can be found in your kitchen garden and turmeric is always there in everyone’s kitchen. You have equipments and now you possess knowledge too, you are ready to become your own beauty expert!

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Sagarika Taneja is a Chemistry honours student at University of Delhi. She is passionate about science and writing. A true nature lover by heart, she loves to write on environmental topics and health related stuff the most.

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