Curry leaves as the name suggest, are tiny leaves mostly use to enhance the flavor of curries. These tiny leaves are easily available in market throughout the year. Apart from making your dishes lip smacking, they have many properties for enhancing your beauty, hair and health too.
You can plant curry leaves in your home garden. They are blessed with anti-microbial properties and also have high content of vitamin A and C, which are a boon for healthy skin. They have high amount of iron, which can treat anemic situation. You may have used curry leaves for hair, but as stated above it has valuable properties, which can efficiently treat your skin problems too. Let us see the various recipes infused with curry leaves to get a flawless skin.
1. Curry Leaves and Turmeric for Acne Prone Skin:
For this, you need a handful of curry leaves and a pinch of turmeric, you can also use fresh turmeric rhizome. Grind them to make a fine paste and apply it all over your face. Let the face pack dry and then wash it off gently. Turmeric is known for its medicinal property and the mixture of curry leaves will cleanse out the dirt from pores helping to reduce acne to a large extent. My boyfriend has severe acne problem and he has tried this recipe, which he found very effective.
2. Curry Leaves and Multani Mitti (Fullers Earth) for Wrinkle Free Skin:
Take some curry leave powder and multani mitti, then add a few drops of rose water and make a fine paste. Apply it on your face and neck. Wash it off once it dries. Curry leaves fight off free radicals in skin, leaving your skin supple and healthy. Multani mitti absorbs excess oil and heals the skin. Rose water is a natural toner, it will help to firm sagged skin.
3. Curry Leaves and Lemon Juice to Reduce Pimple Scar:
Pimple scars are very stubborn and will not easily get away from skin. You can treat them easily with curry leaves. Make a paste of curry leaves and add a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well, apply on the affected area and leave for 10-12 minutes. Then, wash it off with normal water. Lemon juice is a natural astringent, which will give you effective result over time when used with curry leaves.
4. Curry Leaves with Milk for Skin Cuts, Burns, Insect Bites and Rashes:
Many of us suffer from these uninvited skin problems. To treat them, boil some curry leaves in pure milk. Let this cool off and apply onto affected area. Milk is known for its healing property, so it controls allergic skin, which helps to calm and soothe the rashes easily.
5. Curry Leaves with Olive oil/ Avocado for Smoother Skin:
Smoother skin is a sign of healthy skin, but many of our daily activities lead to reduce the smoothness of our skin. With this pack you can retain your skin moisture. Take two tablespoons of curry leaves paste and add it in a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil or smashed avocado. Apply it all over the face and neck. Then, wash it off after 15 minutes. Olive oil and avocado both have high anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties, which will relax your skin and keep it smooth.
You can also prepare face steam using curry leaves. Just put some curry leaves in boiling water. This steam helps to penetrate the best benefits of curry leaves into your skin making it nourished and spotless.
For making curry leave powder, you can dry them in sunlight and grind them in a mixer. Then, you can store it in a sealed jar. These recipes are very easy to prepare and the ingredients are easily available in kitchen. You can also increase curry leaves intake in your daily meal or drink curry leaves tea on regular basis to fetch maximum benefits.
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