Did you know that the ancient Romans and Greeks actually believed in the anti-aging magic of crocodile dung and had it mixed with mud and rubbed on them? That’s not all, Nightingale facials – the bird’s droppings mixed with rice bran and water – also known as Geisha facials in Japan, are used till date, in the quest for youthful, healthy skin!
It is important to maintain the overall health of the skin by keeping it moisturised and hydrated. Harsh cleansers can damage the outer layer of the skin, therefore using natural skin care ingredients can soothe irritated skin while preventing breakouts and skin damage.
With all the artificial products, clogging the market, thanks to the growing focus on healthy aging and self-image, natural products stand out. Mostly harmless to the sensitive aging skin, homemade face packs have always been popular. Let's leverage the age-old wisdom of our ancestors and see the magic of some of their DIY skin care with natural ingredients.
Honey is a natural moisturizer - apply 1-2 tablespoons of honey on the face and neck regularly to keep wrinkles away.
Rose is a natural coolant and has a soothing effect on your skin. Mix 2 teaspoons of rose water with half a teaspoon of lime juice. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture on your face and repeat this every alternate day to cleanse and freshen your skin naturally
This miracle fruit is excellent for all types of skin. For oily skin, apply a mixture of ripe banana, honey, lemon juice and oats. If you have dry skin, use a mixture of ripe banana, honey or coconut oil. To fix acne, apply a pack of ripe banana, baking soda and turmeric powder.
Make a smooth paste of a ripe papaya (has antioxidant properties) and add some water. Apply the mixture and leave it on your face for a rejuvenated and radiating skin.
Besan rarely fails and promises you lustrous, radiating skin. Combine besan with turmeric and milk for dry skin gets well hydration. A combination of besan, water and turmeric has also been traditionally used to get rid of unwanted hair.
Blend egg whites with yogurt and you get the perfect combo that helps you get rid of clogged skin pores.
This natural moisturizer is a relief for dry skin, or skin that gets irritated easily from sunburns and/or with wind damage. Blend yogurt with honey and milk and you can gently exfoliate your skin with this mix.
Note: Remember to consider if your skin’s allergic conditions when choosing to apply any of these natural ingredients.
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