India is a land of spices and how we love our spices is a well-known secret. Did you know that spices can help us with our skin too? Spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants and some have been studied for therapeutic properties. Most of these spices are available in our kitchen and are traditionally used for skin remedies. Here are five skincare aiding spices, you can pick up right away and use to improve your skin’s health.
Nourish with nutmeg
Nourish your skin with nutmeg which is an excellent exfoliator. By reducing pigmentation, it helps promote youthful skin, treats oily skin and is a natural cleanser. Mixed with honey, can make an excellent mask for your skin.
Shine with turmeric
Turn to turmeric if you are looking for a youthful-looking skin while reducing fine lines and healing wrinkles. To get the right mixture, take one spoon of turmeric, honey and curd. Apply this mask, massage and leave for a little while on your skin, rinse off to get a well-hydrated glowing skin.
Glow with ginger
Go to Ginger if you want to reduce the blemishes, scarring and improve the skin tone. Make a combination of ginger juice, lemon juice and rose water in equal parts and scrub your face with the mixture. Wait for a while and rinse off to get reduced blemishes and fresh glowing skin with improved elasticity.
Detox with Pepper
Pick pepper to detoxify as it is rich in magnesium, potassium, magnesium along with Vitamins K and C. Preferably used to remove blackheads, can make a nice scrub when a tablespoon of yoghurt if mixed with a pinch of black pepper. Apply on the face, wait for five minutes and rinse off.
Cure with cinnamon
Call on cinnamon to help reduce oiliness, drying out of the skin and reducing acne. Cinnamon can help treat itching problems, treat blackheads and reduce breakouts. Cinnamon can make an excellent facemask with honey. Add with a spoonful of fenugreek, half spoon of cinnamon powder, 2 spoons of honey to apply on eruptions of acne.
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