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Like besan, turmeric is also used extensively in Indian beauty treatments. The “haldi” ceremony is one of the most important pre-wedding rituals. Throughout India, turmeric is considered auspicious because it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The yellow compound known as curcumin in turmeric improves complexion and adds glow to the skin. Turmeric also contains anti-oxidants which takes care of free radicals that damage the skin. Turmeric is used in beauty treatments to treat acne, brighten and whiten skin tone, lighten scars and acne marks, and as an antiseptic topically. Let’s look at some face packs you can make at home with turmeric as the main ingredient.
This pack is effective in controlling acne. Red sandalwood helps reduce body heat, helps fade acne scars. It is good for lightening skin tone and scars. Ambi Haldi heals acne without leaving scars. Neem has anti-bacterial properties. Honey acts as a mild moisturiser as the above ingredients can be a bit drying.
- Red sandal wood powder – 1 tablespoon.
- Ambi Haldi Powder – 1 tbsp.
- Fresh neem leaves paste – 1 tsp.
- Honey – 1 tsp.
- Neem Water – as required to make a thick paste.
Mix red sandalwood powder and haldi together. Add honey and freshly-made neem paste. Add neem water to make a paste. Apply on clean face and keep for at least one hour. This pack will help you combat severe acne situation.
Rice flour can lighten and brighten skin. Turmeric has skin lightening properties and is effective against acne. Green tea is high in antioxidants. Milk has lactic acid which has skin lightening properties. Honey helps lighten skin spots and is moisturizing in nature.
- Rice flour- 1 tbsp.
- Kasturi Manjal(Ambi haldi) powder – 1 tbsp.
- Green tea – 1 tbsp.
- Milk with malai – 1 tbsp.
- Honey – 1 tsp (optional).
Mix rice flour and Ambi haldi powder. Add milk cream and green tea to it. Add honey and mix everything well. Apply on the face and neck and let it dry. Rinse off and follow it up with a moisturizer. You can see difference after a few weeks of regularly using this pack.
Sandalwood and turmeric powder combination works against zits and blemishes as well. So, its a face pack for all skin types and conditions – those who want to get rid of tan, zits, blemishes, and want to bring about a glow to their face. Regarding honey, we all know abouts its innumerable benefits.
- 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder.
- 1/2 tablespoon turmeric (ambi haldi/kasturi manjal).
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey.
Mix sandalwood powder and turmeric together. Add in the honey and mix well. Apply on the face and leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off.
This face pack gives you glowing skin with regular use.
- 2 tablespoon besan.
- 2 tablespoon oats.
- 1 table spoon milk powder.
- Rose water.
- Pinch of turmeric.
- Green tea bag.
- Clean bowl and spoon.
Mix besan, haldi, and milk powder together. Add ground oat powder to this. Open an used tea bag, take out the leaves, and add to the above mixture. Add rose water. Mix everything together to a nice paste. Apply it on clean face, rinse off after 20 minutes. Regular use will give you clear and soft skin.
Papaya is full of vitamins and antioxidants. The enzymes in papaya work to lighten and add a glow to the skin. Papaya is rich in Vitamin A and C and along with cosmetic turmeric (kasturi manjal/ambi haldi), it works to remove tan and lighten skin. You can see results instantly with this face pack.
- 4 cubes of ripe papaya.
- 1 tablespoon of ambi haldi or kasturi manjal.
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
Mash the papaya pieces well, add turmeric and honey to the mashed pulp. Mix well. Apply the thick paste on face, keep for 20 minutes and wash off to see glowing skin.
1 tablespoon besan.
1/2 tablespoon orange peel powder.
A pinch of turmeric.
1 tablespoon of honey.
Milk as needed.
Mix all the ingredients together and apply it on the face and neck for 20 minutes. Wash off and apply oil-free moisturizer. This face pack reduces oil on your face and gives a radiant and glowing skin.
This face pack removes severe skin tan completely and improves complexion over a period of time.
2 tablespoons of curd.
10 strands of saffron.
1 tablespoon besan.
Soak the saffron strands overnight in curd and keep it in the fridge. Mix besan just before applying the pack. Keep it on the face till semi dry or for 15 minutes. This face pack clears off tan with regular use and lightens complexion.
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