Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine. It is based on the theory of balance in bodily systems and this principle applies to diet, treatments, and breathing. For Indian women, it also extends to beauty. As women we give our facial skincare more emphasis than other parts of our body. When we have healthy face skin we feel better and more confident. Ayurveda can really help in this. Harness the power of Ayurveda if you want dewy, glowing skin with these great face masks:
1. Marigold Face Mask
It's time to enjoy a face mask with flowers.
• A few marigold flowers
• One tablespoon of honey
Simply crush marigold flowers and add some milk as well as a tablespoon of honey to make a thick paste. Now, apply this paste gently to your face and leave it for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water for glowing skin. It works because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Apply this mask twice a week to make this ayurvedic face pack even effective.
2. Turmeric and Chickpea Flour
Getting glowing skin is not that difficult when you have some turmeric and chickpea flour at home.
• 4 tablespoons of chickpea flour (look for Besan in Asian grocers)
• Half a tablespoon of turmeric powder
• Some milk
Making this incredibly effective ayurvedic face mask is super simple. Just mix chickpea flour and turmeric together with some milk to make a paste. Apply to your face and leave for 15 minutes before you go wash it off with water. Be sure to remove the mask as soon as you see it cracking.
3. Honey and Lemon Face Mask
The combination of lemon and honey makes one of the best ayurveda facemasks, all thanks to their moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties.
• A tablespoon of honey
• 5 drops of lemon juice
Make a mixture and apply it on your face. You need to ensure that you have covered all areas of your face with this mixture, excluding the eyes of course. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off with water. Try it for a few weeks to achieve glowing skin.
4. Sandalwood Mask
Sandalwood essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive, sedative, and carminative properties. It can work wonders for your skin as well.
• Sandalwood powder
Simply make a mixture by adding sandalwood powder to some rosewater and apply it directly on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. This face mask will work amazingly well to reduce pimples. Try it at least five times a week for better results.
5. Aromatic Face Mask
An aromatic mask can correct skin related issues and enhance the glow on your face.
• A tablespoon of sandalwood paste
• A drop of lavender oil
• A couple of drops of rose oil
• A couple of tablespoons of chickpea flour
• A pinch of turmeric powder
• Some buttermilk
Simply mix all ingredients together to make a thick paste. Now, apply this paste on your face and leave it for 15 minutes or so. Wash it off with water. Try it at least once every week to have a youthful glow.
6. Lemon Ayurvedic Mask
It seems chickpea flour is one outstanding ingredient for making highly effective face packs. Here's another one for you:
• A pinch of turmeric
• Lemon juice
• Raw milk
• Some chickpea flour
Simply mix turmeric and chickpea flour in raw milk while adding a few drops of lemon juice. Once it becomes a bit thick, apply it on your face. Leave it for 10 minutes only and wash it off with cold water. Be sure to apple it on a cleansed face for better effects.
7. Ayurvedic Scrub
You know a bit about face masks now; it's time to prepare your own ayurvedic scrub to enhance the glow on your skin.
• A tablespoon of fine rice flour
• A tablespoon of sandalwood powder
• Conch shell powder (known as Shankha)
• Half a tablespoon of milk powder
• A tablespoon of chickpea flour
• Some rosewater
Mix rice flour, conch shell powder, milk powder, sandalwood powder, and chickpea flour. Add it to rose water and make a paste. Use scrub once a week.
The beauty of ayurveda treatments is that they’re all natural. I’d love to know if you’re going to give any of these a try?