Natural herbs, which are used as beauty agent are mostly affordable. Dermatologists and beauticians around the globe recommend the use of natural herbs, one being coriander.
Primarily used as a culinary for preparing dishes, coriander is also a beauty herb.
Also called cilantro, coriander is an aromatic herb that has been used for many years for garnishing of food, medicinal and health purpose. Healthy nutrients of coriander leaves are also highly beneficial for the skin.
What are the beauty uses of coriander:
Cools the skin: Coriander is a refreshing and soothing ingredient for your skin. Loaded with vitamin C that boosts skin, minerals that are complexion-friendly, and antioxidants that destroy free radical, application of coriander leaves’ paste soothes and cools the skin.
How to make coriander mask to cool the skin
Blend one handful of fresh coriander leaves with half cup each of oatmeal, milk and grated cucumber. Blend the mixture to a smooth paste. Apply coriander face mask on your face and let it sit for half an hour. Then rinse with tap water.
Radiant skin: Use of coriander leaf mask can give you radiant skin.
How to make coriander mask for glowing skin
Boil two teaspoons of coriander leaves with two teaspoons each of lemon grass and chamomile adding one cup water. Cool it and blend till it becomes a paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it sit for few minutes. Wash with warm water. This pack is good to get rid of acne as well. You can take a little coriander juice and mix it with a pinch of turmeric. Apply this paste on pimples and wash off after it dries. It is an effective natural remedy to prevent and cure pimples.
Anti-ageing: Coriander is known to treat signs of aging on your skin. Regular use of coriander mask can keep fine line and wrinkles at bay.
How to make coriander mask to prevent wrinkles
Mix some grounded coriander seeds in aloe vera gel or add dried coriander seed powder into almond oil and apply on your face once a week to have flawless skin. Enriched with minerals and vitamins, coriander restores the elasticity of the skin.
Sunburn care: Apply coriander infused oil on the affected areas and see the result.
How to make coriander paste to treat sunburn
Soak one tablespoon of coriander seed powder in almond or olive oil, let it infuse for a week. Apply this oil on your body. Repeat daily till your sun-burns are cured.
Skin irritant: Coriander and honey paste also heals itchy skin or allergy.
How to make coriander paste to heal skin irritation
Make a paste of coriander seeds by adding water and little honey. Apply this paste on itchy skin for instant relief.
Lighten moles: If you want to lighten your moles, apply paste of coriander seeds daily.
How to make coriander seeds paste to lighten moles
Grind coriander seeds into a pulp adding water using a food processor. Apply this paste to your moles, cover with a bandage and leave it on for an hour. Then wash off with water and moisturise as usual. This daily practice will lighten your moles within 15 days.
Bust blackheads: Paste of coriander leaves are effective blackhead buster. Regular application can help remove blackheads easily.
How to make coriander paste to remove blackheads
Make a juice of coriander with lemon juice in it. Apply the mixed solution on affected areas. Leave it on for an hour, then wash it off with warm water.
Skin toner: Coriander paste can also be used as a skin toner.
How to make coriander skin toner
Make coriander paste containing egg whites and uncooked oats. Blend all the ingredients together till it reaches a thick paste. Let the paste sit on your face until it hardens. Then rinse off.
Supple lips: Regular application of coriander paste makes the lips pink and soft.
How to make coriander paste for soft-pink lips
Make a mixture of coriander juice and lemon juice and apply it on your lips and leave it overnight. Rinse it off next morning. Repeat daily. Your lips will turn soft and pink.
Coriander has exceptional properties making it one of the best herbs used for skin care. Use this super herb in beauty recipes and save yourself from harmful effects of expensive cosmetic products.