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Magic ingredients for radiant & flawless skin - from your kitchen

Shahnaz Husain *



Aiming to get that flawless, radiant skin, without becoming over-dependent on make-up ?

Regardless of our age and gender, we love using our highlighters and strobe creams, in the pursuit to achieve a brightened look. People apply products like serums, toners, facial oils, and many other skincare essentials to unlock the key to luminous and flawless skin.

Such is the obsession that these people tend to forget that these products also contain harmful ingredients, toxins, and chemicals and will end up harming the skin in the long run. What if you want to achieve that ‘lit from within glow’ without makeup ?

In a world filled with cosmetics products, while there are scores of skin and beauty care products available in the market, nothing beats the goodness and wholesomeness of natural products. Here are some amazing kitchen ingredients that are loaded with a wealth of ingredients that can come in handy to treat a variety of your beauty concerns.

Rich in minerals and antioxidants, these ingredients have been traditional favorites for a bevy of skincare rituals. So, walk into your kitchen today and create some of these handy and easy-to-implement home remedies that promise to give you glowing skin!

1---Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most widely utilized natural skin care product ingredients, especially for those with sensitive skin. You can find this little succulent in tropical climates all over the world. It’s a versatile plant that’s used in many consumer products from beverages to cosmetics to lotions.

It has the potential to deal with severe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and cold sores. Reducing dark circles, protecting against sunburn, and acting as an anti-aging agent are various other roles of aloe vera.

It contains biologically active substances, including vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C, choline, niacin amide, glycoprotein, enzymes, phenolic compounds, a variety of amino acids, phyto-chemicals, and salicylic acids. Aloe vera penetrates deep into the skin cells and traps moisture. The gel is also cool and soothing, making it ideal for insect bites, and other rashes or irritations.

Applying aloe vera gel prevents scar formation and fights against bacterial infections.

2--- Turmeric ------

Native to Southeast Asia, turmeric is often considered a natural skin-lightening and revealing glow agent. Turmeric contains lots of antioxidants that help combat the damaging effects of environmental pollution, sun exposure, and other unwelcome environmental irritants.

Turmeric being a high antioxidant compound boosts your collagen production and strengthens the elasticity of your skin. Being anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, turmeric can kill the bacteria that cause face psoriasis and reduce skin inflammation.

Smearing turmeric on your face can help to soothe skin rashes, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, treat acne, and brighten skin tone. Mixing with other wonderful kitchen ingredients evens out skin tone and provides a variety of benefits with its antiseptic properties.

3---Yogurt ------

Plain yogurt has gained popularity in recent years for its key nutrients, especially in terms of Skin Care. It moisturizes your skin and hair, soothes sunburned skin, reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles, and treats dandruff, acne, and pigmentation.

Yogurt has lactic acid, which works well as an exfoliator. It removes the topmost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter and younger skin. It has antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals and benefit skin health.

Yogurt contains calcium, which supports skin cell generation, promoting the healing of dry skin. The zinc in yogurt provides anti-inflammatory effects and protects the skin from sun damage. The lactic acid in yogurt also helps remove dry and dead skin cells, giving your skin a smooth appearance.

Milk
4----Raw Milk ------ You already know milk is an excellent source of calcium and nutrition for your bone health. But, did you realize it can benefit your skin too ?

Drinking milk isn't just about building strong bones and teeth; it can also contribute to healthy, radiant skin. Raw milk is one of the most beneficial ingredients for the skin that can be used to rinse the skin and diminish inflammation related to pimples, resulting in clear and smooth skin.

Milk is an excellent cleansing formula, it removes all the trapped dirt and oil without disrupting the natural moisture balance of your skin. It also unclogs pores preventing blackheads and acne.

Pouring a few cups of milk directly in your warm bath water along with a few tablespoons of honey and a handful of rose petals is a perfect way to help relax your mind and body after a long day.

The protein content in milk provides amino acids necessary for collagen production. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Regular milk consumption can help support collagen levels, leading to firmer, more supple skin.


* Shahnaz Husain wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The author is international fame beauty expert and is called herbal queen of India
This article was webcasted on February 22 2024.



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