Indian kitchens store a lot of skincare products. You eat/drink them and/or apply them on your face – inner and the natural glow is guaranteed. Here are 5 such kitchen ingredients that work wonder for skincare.
Milk is given a lot of importance in traditional Indian skincare. Milk has the ability to remove oil-soluble impurities on the skin. It moisturises skin in a gentle manner, making the skin supple and soft. It also has skin-repairing properties. Also, milk is considered one of the best and instant home remedies for sunburns. The best time and manner to acquire benefits of milk would be right before you go to bed – Wash your face with a suitable face wash; apply and massage milk (you can take some natural milk cream during winters) for nearly 5 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water; pat-dry it.
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Honey is an excellent antibacterial cleanser and a very effective tan-remover. Not only this but honey is also an excellent moisturiser – something that elderly ladies have always been vouching for. You can simply apply a generous layer of honey on your skin, keep it for 15 to 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Honey guarantees natural glow and moisturises our skin effectively.
Turmeric is a mandatory ingredient in almost every Indian food. It has been considered as a super-food because of its amazing medicinal properties. Turmeric has excellent healing, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which helps it to clean acne and acne marks, soothes inflammation, etc. To achieve an instant glow on your skin, you can simply make a paste of turmeric and water, apply and keep it on your face for 8 to 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. And, for a super mask, add milk (instead of water) and honey to it. This works like magic!
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Once you are done having your morning black tea on a holiday, don’t throw them away! Let them cool down and put them on your eyes. Your week-long stress on your skin will vanish instantly. Used tea bags reduce puffiness of eyes and tighten your skin pores. If you have morning puffy eyes to tackle before a breakfast-date, you already know of a solution now.
Not many know that coffee powder can be used for something more than simply your cuppa favourite beverage. Slightly coarse coffee powder makes a great option for a natural exfoliator. It fights free radicals, which are the prime reason for the early aging of our skin. You can make a homemade scrub of coffee powder by mixing it with some milk and sugar grains.