A glowing skin with flawless beauty is a dream every woman nurtures. While several cosmetic products can easily make you look good, we believe nothing beats the natural beauty of your skin that comes with good health and organic rituals. Shun your cosmetics and adopt these beauty tips for an unmatched radiance. Check out these wonderful beauty secrets from round the world.
The Egyptian secret of skin’s beauty with milk
It is said that Egyptian queen Cleopatra used to bathe in milk which was the secret of her radiant skin. Milk is rich in lactic acid, Vitamin A, D, B6 and calcium which reduce pigmentation, impart youthful glow, hydrate skin, slow down skin ageing and heal acne. All you need to do is dip a cotton ball in raw milk and dab on your face and neck before washing with cool water.
2. Treat acne with tomato the Spanish way
Why spend money on expensive facials and treatments when you can get rid of acne and blemishes with a piece of tomato? Loaded with Vitamin A, C, antioxidants and anti- inflammatory properties, tomato does wonders to your skin. Tomato not only heals painful acne, but also lightens skin tone, reduces the open pore size and removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates skin. Rub a freshly cut tomato on skin or mix tomato pulp with honey. Keep it on for 15 minutes and wash with cool water. The acne and marks would lighten in 10 days.
Younger skin with papaya from the Asian diaries
South East Asians have used papaya for beautiful skin. Regular use of papaya will reduce wrinkles, age spots and tanning. It also treats under eye dark circles, moisturizes skin and clears pigmentation. Cut up a papaya and rub on your face, or apply a mask of the papaya pulp allowing it to sit for 15-20minutes. Isn’t this a simple and cost effective way to get ageless & spotless skin?
Indian Ayurveda recommends basil to cure hair fall
Haven’t your costly spa treatments and hair fall control shampoos failed you always? Switch to natural way of treating dandruff or hair fall as mentioned in Ayurveda. Basil reduces scalp dryness, promotes hair growth, treats itchiness and reduces hair breakage. Here is what you need to do. Ground a handful or basil or tulsi leaves into a coarse paste. Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and massage gently, leaving it on scalp for an hour before rinsing with mild shampoo. Repeat twice a week and notice the difference within 3 weeks.
Exfoliate with sugar, taught the Egyptians
Dead skin cells that may have deposited on your skin make your face dull, dark and prone to acne. Hence removing those pore-clogging dead cells is a world-wide practice. As Egyptians invented exfoliation, the world swears by it as an effective beauty ritual. It gently exfoliates and softens without harming the skin. Mix half lemon juice in a tea spoon of sugar and rub on face. It would instantly remove dead accumulated skin cells, promote blood circulation besides preventing signs of aging. Scrubbing with sugar also helps in removing white heads, blackheads and excess oil. For body scrub you can mash tomato pulp and add sugar.
Use potato to treat puffy eyes the South American style
Originally cultivated in South America thousands of years ago, potato made its way to the skin care rituals as well.
Full of enzymes called catecholase which reduces water retention under eyes, potato is quite useful in treating puffiness and dark circles. The simplest way is to cut thin slices of potato, dip in cool water for few minutes and place on eyes. Or else try applying potato juice with cotton pads leaving on for 10-15 minutes. You can mix equal parts of potato and cucumber juice and apply to reduce swelling, pain and tighten under eye skin.
Indians swear by lemons to treat dark underarms
Lemons have found a prominent place in our skin care rituals. Owing to the rich content of vitamin C, lemons are actively used in skin care products and treatments for fairer, lighter skin tone. In case your dark underarms bother you too much and you are looking for a cheaper alternative, rub a slice of lemon and leave on 10 minutes, washing with cool water. You can also try applying a mixture of turmeric, honey and lemon juice on underarms. Wash off after 10 minutes. The dark color of underarms will start changing to lighter within few weeks of consistent use.
Rose petals for rosy lips, tips from Ecuador
You can lighten your dark lips and make them rosy with rose petals. Who needs costly lip balms or makeup? Soak few rose petals overnight in milk. Strain them in morning, mash them and add few drops of milk. Apply on lips for 15 minutes and wash with cold water. You can do this daily and notice the significant changes in no time. Rose petals contain natural oils, sugar and essential vitamins which moisturize, exfoliate and lighten the lip color.
Preserve your natural beauty with natural remedies instead of cosmetics laden with harsh chemicals. Let your inner beauty shine as you indulge in the bliss of nature. When natxure has so much to give, why not make the most of it?
Stay beautiful naturally!