The A to Z Health Jigsaw
Nature is your truest beautician, says Nirmala Shetty who uses naturals aids like herbs, leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables at her skin and hair clinic, Nirmal Herbal. Here is the A to Z of natural treatment.
Natural foods are a must for good health. A regular intake of fresh foods ensures great skin and hair. Our ancestors even used food as cosmetic aids. I too believe that what is good for your stomach is good enough for your skin. Here are some home remedies that are as simple to make as your daily cooking. Just remember to make the remedy fresh every time and be patient - give it some time to show positive results! What is natural is safe and sure and won't make you feel sorry at all. Happy cooking and happy faces!
A FOR APPLE
An apple makes a good face pack for skin with open pores.
Remedy for skin with open pores
Ingredients: - 1/2 an apple, seeds removed
- 1/2 a cucumber
- 2 tsp. lime juice
Method: Grind the ingredients together to form a paste.
Use: Apply the ground paste all over face and wash off with buttermilk. Splash face with cold water once pack is dry.
Note: This pack should not be stored for a long time as it darkens.
Remedy for exfoliation (sensitive skin)
- 1/2 cup apple, grated
- 1/2 cup papaya, grated - 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. oats (not powdered)
Method: Mix the ingredients together.
Use: Apply pack on face and neck with gentle strokes. Wash off with cold water once pack is dry.
Note: This pack is good for those with delicate but ageing skin.
A FOR ALMOND
The greatest beauty aid. Can be used either as a dry powder or soaked and ground. Acts as skin brightener and softener.
Remedy for dry dark skin
- 1/2 cup almonds, soaked and peeled
- 1/2 cup curd,
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric paste
- 1/4 cup oats, powdered
Grind the ingredients together to form a paste.
Use: Apply on face and neck for 5 minutes. Wash off with milk. Finally rinse with water.
A FOR ALOE VERA Hair Conditioner
Take a mature leaf of the aloe vera plant. Slit it to remove the thick gel. Blend into a sticky juice like gel.
Use: Use after shampooing hair as conditioner for 5 minutes and then rinse again.
Beauty Therapist and Naturopath
Nirmal Herbal - Skin and Hair Clinics & SPA
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