Earlier, women were interested in maintaining and ensuring the glowing skin. But, nowadays, men too show their interest towards achieving such type of skin. However, many of us fail to understand the importance of things that are readily available with us. Nature itself is the biggest example for this. In India, we have been blessed with a wide range of plants and herbs with medicinal and rejuvenating properties. There are herbs that can provide a friendly atmosphere to the skin in the scorching heat. There are two herbs according to ayurveda with the ability to pacify your doshas and can keep your skin glowing and healthy, particularly in summer:
Rather than calling turmeric as an herb, it can be called as a spice as it forms as an important spice in Indian cooking. This spice, which is otherwise called as Haldi, can act as an effective blood purifier and it can provide the right kind of nourishment to your skin. The anti-bacterial, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties of this herbal remedy can play a major role towards reducing inflammation caused by different skin issues like pimples, acne, blemishes, etc. It can slow down the process of aging and can prevent dry skin.
How to use?
• During hot summer days, you can get the right kind of glow by mixing turmeric powder, rice powder, tomato juice with raw milk. This mixture should be formed in the consistency of a paste and should be applied on the face and neck and should be left for 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
• Turmeric can be used for preparing night cream as well. You can just prepare a paste with turmeric, yogurt and milk and can apply the mixture on to your face. Let it dry and leave it overnight and you can wash it off in the morning with the help of a gentle cleanser.
• You can remove tanning, by applying turmeric powder and lime juice mixture on areas that are exposed to the sun.
This generally forms as a part of key ingredients in Ayurvedic remedies for skin care. It can be effective in curing acne, blemishes, rashes and scrapes and many other common skin issues. The cooling and calming effect of sandalwood, which is otherwise called as chandan and its astringent, bitter and sweet properties, can provide the right kind of poise to the body after too much exposure to the sun. The powder of sandalwood can be used as a paste, soap or lotion for cleansing and for hydrating the skin.
How to use?
• To cure pimples, a spoon of chandhan can be mixed with a spoon of turmeric and some water can be added for forming a paste and this paste can be applied on to the pimples to get a pleasant relief from pain caused by acne.
• A spoon of lime juice can be added to the sandalwood and turmeric powder mixture for creating a paste to get the relief from itchy skin.
• Sandalwood oil can provide the best hydration to the skin to maintain its youthfulness.
In addition to these two remedies, ayurveda also states that aloevera is an excellent remedy for skin issues.