Our skin faces a constant barrage of chemicals everyday from pollution to harsh chemically formulated products that strip the skin of its natural balance.
These simple Ayurvedic home remedies help you to attain a clear, healthy and glowing complexion. Ayurveda mentions many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy and glowing skin. Using these natural ways, one can stay beautiful for a longer period without having to suffer the side effects of the chemicals.
1.Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice , rose water and lime juice . Wash the face and apply it overnight. Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion and keeps it healthy.
2. Take 50 ml. of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep pores of skin.
3. Mix equal quantities of lime juice, glycerin and rose water . This lotion if applied to the face regularly at bed time is very useful in removing pimples, blackheads and other stains of the skin. It makes the skin soft, and can also be applied to other parts of the body (hands, feet etc.)
4. Take 50 ml. of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice . Apply this mixture to the face. It helps to make the skin soft and glowing.
5. Take equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat flour and make a paste with sesame oil. Apply it to the face to remove unwanted hair.
6. Apply orange juice to the face for smooth and soft skin.
7. Take 30 ml. of cabbage juice and mix one teaspoon of honey in it. This mixture, if applied regularly to the face, helps to keep the wrinkles away.
8. Make a paste of raw carrots and apply it to the face. Wash it after one hour. The skin will become glowing.
9. Regular application of mint juice to the face helps to remove stains.
Sunburn is caused due to overexposure to ultraviolet rays from sun. Sunburn may be mild or serious, depending on the degree of exposure. When sunburn is mild, the person will have red, sore skin on areas such as shoulders, arms, thighs, back, and nose, which may begin to itch and peel a few days later. More severe sunburn can cause pain and blistering. Repeated sunburn may create premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, or there is an increase chance of having skin cancer.
1. Apply aloe vera lotion or gel on the affected area. Coconut oil is also effective for soothing sunburned skin.
2. Apply apple cider vinegar to the burnt skin using cotton ball.
3. Apply a little fresh milk cream directly on the affected area.
4. Make a paste by mixing equal amount of sandalwood and turmeric with a little cool water and apply gently to the sunburned area.
5. Rub fresh cucumber slices on the affected area.
6. Apply calamine lotion which has a cooling effect on sore, itchy sunburned skin.
7. Dip a gauze pad or cloth into cool milk, and apply directly to the sunburned skin.
8. Grate some potatoes and apply them on the burnt skin. Starch from the potatoes will soothe the burn.
9. Take cool bath and add about 4 tablespoons of baking soda to the bath water. Pat yourself dry with a soft towel.
10. Wear loose, lightweight cloths, with sleeves, and also a hat.
11. Drink coconut water or coconut milk.
12. Do not stay in the sun too long.
13. Apply neem oil (diluted in sesame or coconut oil) or good quality sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside, even in the shade and on cloudy days.
14. Eat lots of fruits and drink lots of fluids.
15. Don’t go out in summer sunshine when it is at its strongest, between 11 am and 3 pm.