Friday, 12 June 2015

Herbal beauty

Herbal magic lies in our backyard which is very helpful and healthy for our skin and far more better than artificial products. These herbal plants have antioxidants and anti-ageing properties.
Cleansing always comes first for the flawless skin.

For oily skin

One litre distilled water.
50 gm fresh lemon grass.
50 gm neem leaves.
1/2 tablespoon camphor powder.

Take one litre of distilled water in a pan.
Add lemon grass.
Add neem leaves and simmer the gas,boil until it becomes half.
After it cools down add camphor powder.
Strain and store.
Wipe your face with this cleanser using cotton pads and let it soak in.
Don't rinse, it is a good toner too.

For Dry Skin

Olive oil
Wheat germ oil

Take olive oil and add 2-3 drops of wheat germ oil.
Massage your face with this concoction and wipe off with wet cotton pads.
It takes away all the grime and make up,leaves your skin soft and glowing.

Face scrubs
Exfoliation is the important process to get rid of dead skin cells.

Oily skin

1/2 tablespoon turmeric
10 finely ground cloves
1/2 tablespoon camphor
5 tablespoon red lentils
3 tablespoon fuller's earth
3 tablespoon marigold flowers
3 tablespoon sandalwood powder
1 tablespoon basil powder
Take a each tablespoon of each ingredients.
Mix all the ingredients with lemon grass tonic or rose water.
Scrub away.

Dry skin
5 tablespoon almonds.
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon powder
5 tablespoon oatmeal
2 tablespoon rose powder (rose petals)
Mix and store
Mix it with honey or milk

Face packs
Face pack is most important as it is a way to soak in the goodness of herbs.

Oily skin

3 tablespoon of neem leaves powder 3 tablespoon basil powder
1 tablespoon rosemary powder.
1 tablespoon of fuller's earth
1 tablespoon of camphor
Pinch of nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients
Apply it on the face for 15 minutes and wash it off.
This tightens the pores.

Dry skin

Half mashed banana
2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon ground parsley
1 tablespoon powdered basil

Mix all the ingredients .
Apply it on your face for 20 minutes.