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7 Secrets to Healthy Skin 2020

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Written by Kirti Bansal

Undoubtedly, in the modern era, one should be well aware of how they should keep their skin healthy, glowing, and free from pollution and gunk. Skin is one of the exposed parts of the human body. So, how a person maintains their look plays a significant role in every sphere of their life. 

It’s every person’s right to have glowing and healthy skin, and mine is to share some secrets that you definitely want to know, right? 

Here I am going to answer this question but with a twist by adding some different facts.

I am sharing a few of the essential ingredients for healthy skin. And interestingly, this secret is hidden in everyone’s kitchen. As homemade remedies are generally safe to apply as the things we eat can never react badly on skin. So, here are some of the home secrets and why they work.

Let’s get started.

TURMERIC: 

turmeric
Turmeric

Ever wondered why before marriage, there is a ritual named “Haldi” or “Haldi Ki Rasm”?  Where they apply turmeric paste to bride and groom. Apart from being auspicious and holy, turmeric has many skin benefits that make skins look more firm, glowing, and brighter. That’s why sometimes people tease the bride or groom with a phrase that “now we can see the glow on the face which is there because of the love of your fiancé.”  Now, why this happened? Because its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that target pores and calm the skin. It is also known to reduce scarring. This combination of uses may help your face clear up from acne breakouts. Even the ancient Indian Vedas give evidence of the magical powder, not only good for skin but also heal wounds by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It has multiple benefits. So, mix turmeric either with rose water or raw milk and apply it on your skin and it will slowly heal it and make it glow.

RAW MILK: 

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Raw Milk

Do you know Cleopatra? Or how beautiful she was? Do you want to know the secret behind that? It was her bath, bath with raw milk, and honey. Yes, you heard me right. Let us discuss the properties of milk and honey one by one. What are the benefits? And then I’ll describe why this combination worked. Talking about raw milk, surprisingly, it holds a variety of benefits; it contains lactic acid. Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid commonly used in skincare products and cosmeceuticals for better-looking skin. You don’t need to take a bath, but a generous amount of raw milk with cotton on your skin every morning can deeply cleanse the skin by removing dead skin, any gunk, and tan as well. Moreover, raw milk can be added with other ingredients to make face masks such as gram flour, sandalwood (Chandan), honey, etc. 

HONEY:

honey jar on a wodden table
Honey

As we reffered Cleopatra”s beauty secret “MILK AND HONEY BATH” above and stated benefits of milk only. Let us now talk about honey. As sweet as this ingredient sound, it serves even more sweet results, especially for exfoliating skin, providing healthy moisture and glowing look to the skin. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties draw out impurities from the skin, thus targeting breakouts, reducing redness, and calming inflammation. If you apply it without mixing with any other thing in it, it is still a complete remedy for providing moisture. If we combine it with white sugar, it acts as a most effective scrub for lips and other skin areas.

Let us now talk about why this perfect blend worked for Cleopatra because The alpha-hydroxy acids in the dairy product break down dry, flaky skin, while the enzymes in the sweet food soften skin, and this secret combination made her beauty everlasting.

GRAM FLOUR

gram flour in white bowl
Gram Flour

 Oh! Oh! Now let us talk about the beauty secrets of your great grandmother or just grandmother :P. You always wondered why your grandmother’s skin is so flawless clear and bright, so here’s the secret gram flour, commonly known as ‘besan,’ which is a primary ingredient in every Indian kitchen. It has specific properties like zinc in besan has been shown to fight the infections that cause your face to erupt with acne and help control excess sebum production and soothes inflamed skin. It is one of the best elements to apply in the form of face mask by mixing it with honey, turmeric, and rose water, then leaving the same for few mints and then rinsing it off with water. It leaves a natural glow on the skin.

POTATO

Potatoes
Potatoes

Potato, The King of the vegetable mafia. Who has chemistry with almost every veggie and has a secret love affair with human skin. He makes her glow brighter and happier. Let us now talk less metaphor. Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase. This enzyme helps to make your skin look more radiant, lighten the dark spots and prevent ageing, and every skin color is beautiful itself only if it is adequately maintained and is healthy enough. So please don’t wait to squeeze its juice, cut it, crush it, apply it on your skin for at least fifteen minutes, and ta-da! You’ll get a natural and radiant look on your skin.

LEMON

Lemon
Lemon

Do you know why we hang lemon and chilli outside the door? No? According to Hindu Vedas Alakshmi, the elder sister of Lakshmi, the complete opposite of her. She is the Goddess of misfortune, strife, poverty, extreme ugliness of external and internal nature. She likes sour and spicy things. So it’s saying once you hang lemon and chilli outside your home, Alakshmi comes, has her favourite food, and goes away from home without entering the same. Similarly, lemon does to your dead skin, the natural level of citric acid in lemon exfoliates the skin and help to get rid of dead skin cells. It is considered useful in making impurities free skin. Lemon also cures skin tanning and works as an effective weapon against discoloration of lips if mixed with powdered sugar. Results can be seen immediately.

BANANA and BANANA PEELS

banana and banana peel
Banana

Do you now the banana tree is not a tree, but it is a giant herb. Usually, trees have a trunk, but a banana tree doesn’t have a trunk. It has a fake trunk called “pseudo stem” made of leaves pressed tightly together. Banana fruit is classified as a berry, and now let us talk about how it helps you have well-nourished skin. It is rich in potassium and moisture will hydrate and moisturizes dry skin, making it soft and supple. Vitamin A in banana restores moisture smoothens the rough texture of the skin and heals dry, parched skin, rubbing a banana peel on your face to brighten skin and reduce wrinkles. Placing a banana peel on closed eyes to reduce puffiness.

if you look around you will find ample things that can help you gaining healthy and glowing skin. what you are waiting for?

BE HAPPY, BE MOISTURISED

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Kirti Bansal