Harness the Power of Ayurveda to Get Glowing Skin with These Face Masks ...

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Harness the Power of Ayurveda to Get Glowing Skin with These Face Masks ...
Harness the Power of Ayurveda to Get Glowing Skin with These Face Masks ...

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:

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1

Marigold Face Mask

It's time to enjoy a face mask with flowers.
Ingredients
• A few marigold flowers
• Milk
• 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.
Ingredients
• 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.
Ingredients
• 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.
Ingredients
• Sandalwood powder
• Rosewater
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.
Ingredients
• 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.

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Lemon Ayurvedic Mask

It seems chickpea flour is one outstanding ingredient for making highly effective face packs. Here's another one for you:
Ingredients
• 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.
Ingredients
• 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?

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Nice thanks

@ashley dermatologists don't make any products. If they only promote the products they provide, then they should have their license taken away. And I'm not talking about the ones that you can go see. I'm talking about ones in labs doing testing.

@sidrah your last sentence really made your entire paragraph pointless. "a scientific theory is only proven fact until proven wrong" and it's been proven that these things are bad for skin. I don't live in the states, so I don't know what it's like there where you have to pay for everything, but here in Canada dermatologists are free and recommend products, but they don't sell anything so they will make money whether you listen to their recommendation or not. And many derms agree some natural practices are incredibly helpful, mine helped me into a natural oil cleansing routine and helped me get rid of my kp without any store made products. But they all agree, because of the things they've been taught, that anything like baking soda, tumeric, cinnamon, etc will cause micro tears in the skin, just like rubbing sand paper on your skin would cause tears and friction burns, and that citrus causes chemical burns. It's science. It's fact. Like I said, go ahead and ruin your skin. But I don't want people who don't have any skincare knowledge in their background to see this and irreversibly ruin their skin.

There is nothing wrong with the ingredients, most of the ingredients mentioned have been used in Ayurveda for ages. Plain concentrated lemon juice should not be applied but mixing it with honey is not harmful.

Alyx! Ease up a bit!

@alyx just a quick comment. Dermatologists are obviously going to go against natural remedies to promote their own products.

Again, @sharia it has been studied by dermatologists for years. These things are not good for the skin. I never "dissed" anything. It's dangerous and I'm simply stating facts. And again, if you took a microscope to their skin, you'd see micro tears from the tumeric and any other abrasive things, going several layers deep, and you'd see spots of healed chemical burns from using lemon. If honey was used, you'd likely see inflammation in the skin cells. Just because it's been done for centuries doesn't make it safe. People used to use ground up ashes as eyeliner for many many years, but nobody is saying we're "dissing" the culture by studying and saying "jeez, people went blind from this" that's fact. It's not offensive. If you want to ruin your skin, have at it. I am simply using science to tell actual facts so that people don't ruin their skin by thinking it's perfectly safe, in which it's not.

I love facial recipes where ingredients are easily obtainable. Thanks!

Amazing thnx

Tumeric is a known skin irritate. Same with honey. People can break out in huge allergic reaction even if they aren't allergic. And only manuka honey is good for skin. Store bought processed honey is like using a McDonald's wrapper to exfoliate. Might get the job done but does more harm than good. Lemon should never ever be used on the skin, especially the face. It can cause a photo toxic reaction and cause huge chemical burns. Especially if exposed to the sun in any amount within 7 days of washing it off. Yes. It's been used for ages, but they've also been debunked by dermatologists. And those people using these recipes on their skin, if they ever put a microscope against it and took a look, it would be so damaged beyond repair. I study skincare, and am planning on becoming a chemist for a skincare line. Please don't put this stuff on your skin. It's horrible.

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