Deepa Gupta | New Delhi
Skincare on your mind? Yes, the weather is changing. It's getting sunny and windy. Time to take extra care of your skin with mother earth’s natural ingredients in their raw form. Using skincare regularly will show miraculous positive results very soon.
So, what is the texture of your skin? Your skin should feel as light as feather–supple, soft and young. It should be consistent in colour having smooth and hydrated texture. Keep away blackheads, whiteheads, acnes, spots and dark under eye circles. Your skin should be free from dryness, itching, burning and scaling. Learn to make your own skin care products and promote skin wellness at every stage of life.
The following natural skincare ingredients are gentle to the skin, affordable, effective and readily available in your kitchen and garden.
Aloe Vera: The water filled tissues in the leaves work wonders to moisturise the skin, prevent wrinkles, reduce acne and inflammation, lighten the blemishes and revitalise the skin.
TIPS: Cut one leaf. Wash it. Split it. Extract the pulp. Rub it on the face and neck. Rinse after 15 minutes. It's that simple and easy to do
Cucumber and lemon juice: The fresh juices of these two vegetables applied together lighten and brighten the skin. With regular use, glow and fairness will take over dullness and darkness. Embracing these natural ingredients, dark under eye circles will fade away quickly.
TIPS: Take one table spoon lemon juice. Add one tbsp. cucumber juice. Apply on face and neck. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Sandalwood and fuller’s earth paste: With this pack, get rid of pimples, acne, blemishes, dark spots, dark circles, pigmentation and many more skin flaws. This pack is packed with anti-aging stuff, giving a healthy glow and shine to the skin.
TIPS: Take one tsp pure sandalwood powder. Add two tsp fuller’s earth. Add five to six tsp rose water. Make a fine paste. Apply on face and neck. Wash off after half an hour.
Potato and tomato juice: Get glowing and soft skin with this combination. It soothes sun burns, attacks premature wrinkles, removes dark circles, diminishes blemishes, shrinks the open pores and finishes off with good moisturiser.
TIPS: Take one tbsp cold potato juice. Mix it with one tbsp tomato juice. Apply on face and neck. Keep it for half an hour before rinsing off.
Raw milk and honey: Tone your skin with this face mask. It will gently scour off dead cells, dirt and pollution from deep inside your skin pores.
TIPS: Mix one tsp of raw milk with one tsp of pure honey together: Coat a thin layer on your face and neck. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water if the skin is oily and normal tap water if the skin is dry.
Besides these therapies, keep your skin well hydrated by drinking water equal to half of your body weight in fluid ounces. Now you can look into your mirror with confidence. A visibly vibrant skin can be seen. No matter how many expensive skincare products you have been buying over the counters, it's time to switch over to 100 per cent natural. Let your skin glow as the wind blows.
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