Beauty Tips From Kashmir

I’m back from a wonderful trip to Kashmir, feeling totally refreshed. Getting back to city life is so difficult, especially when you find so much peace and serene beauty in the mountains. We had gone on a trek and I think it was way better than the luxury trips we have made in the past. There is something so special about the mountains. Kashmir is indeed a heaven on earth and yes it is totally safe! On my trip, I interacted with a few locals to know what their beauty beliefs are. I mean, look at those Kashmiri women; they are so beautiful! That flawless rosy pink skin! (I could kill for it :-P) Of course genetics and weather plays the most important role, but they do have their own ways to pamper their skin.

Overall, they are very simple and live a minimalistic lifestyle, hence they believe in natural beauty more. It’s not that they do not have reach to good drugstore brands, but generally, they use certain ingredients at home and believe that it has contributed to the way their skin looks.

Let’s discuss what these wonder ingredients are:

Saffron:  When you talk about Kashmir, saffron has to be there. Kashmiri saffron is known as world’s second best saffron (first one being from Spain). They have wonderful saffron farms in Kashmir, that gets exported out of Kashmir. There is a huge difference in quality of exports and the ones that locals use there.  Saffron is known to lighten and add glow to your skin. However, only pure saffron is effective. Kashmiri women believe saffron when ingested and applied makes their skin fair.  They also drink it during pregnancy to get a fair child. There are a lot of places where they would not give you good quality saffron if they know you are tourists, so better go to a local who would help you bargain and buy the best quality.

Kashmiri beauty secrets

Milk Cream (Malai):  Kashmiri women believe that milk cream is one of the best anti-aging ingredients gifted by nature. Since the air is so pure in Kashmir, their milk cream is also of a better quality. They mix milk cream and saffron and keep it overnight and in the morning, they use it as a moisturiser. They say it helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and prevents their face from looking old.

Almonds:  You get really good almonds in Kashmir, ranging from less oily to almonds with natural oils! So, they do not only apply it externally, but also use it in their most famous refreshing drink named “kahwah.” You get plenty of almonds and walnuts in Kashmir, they use it in their locally manufactured beauty products also.

Kashmiri beauty secrets

So, these are the three powerful ingredients that the Kashmiri beauties rely on :_

Also, let’s just face it, the kind of air that they breathe and the food that they eat is sort of a dream for us! That purity and beauty is definitely a far-fetched dream for a city dweller. But we can try to get the best quality saffron and at least use them here, the way they do it 😀

Sharing a few glimpses from our beautiful journey and trek in Kashmir.

This one is clicked by my awesome man (he is so much into photography!). This sight was so mesmerizing; that we almost forgot about our aching legs and body. The reflection of the mountains in the lake was truly one awesome sight.

Kashmiri beauty secrets

Kashmiri beauty secrets

Mountains instantly give you peace and happiness from within. Our trek was such an overwhelming experience. A piece of me will always remain in the mountains 🙂 There is so much to learn when you are there. Luxury sometimes cannot buy everything; I have truly felt that when I was there 🙂

Will see you soon!

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14 thoughts on “Beauty Tips From Kashmir

  1. Vidhi, looks like you had an awesome trip! The pics are superb 🙂 Want to tell you that ppl here are crazy about Kashmiri saffron!

  2. OMG.. vidhi The pics are mesmerizing … Vidhi you already have flawless skin 🙂 Kashmir is really a paradise on earth. I’ve read somewhere that Kashmir is into so many war and disturbance but still women der use the best out of available natural product and they all look much much prettier than us! I’ve been to Himachal and der climate is very soothing. Plus they never throw any litter here and der as well as Himachal has total ban on polythene.. you can not find a single polythene bag over der and the shopkeeper simply tell you Himachali’s never use polythene… Thanks for sharing Vidhi 🙂

    1. thanx for appreciating our valley…it is safe to travel to ths place…kashmiri pple r known for ther hospitality …u r welcum n dnt worry u r safe here

      1. Thank you so much Sheetal :)) Yes you are right even the climate in Himachal is really amazing.. Kashmir has issues you are right.. but I found it pretty safe this time around 🙂

    2. hehehehe Yes dear !!! I just love Kashmir , I want to explore it from heart:) My bf is going to Kashmir with his colleagues in January… 🙂 🙂

  3. thanku so much vidhi for praising my native place so much… whatever u said is 100% true … every bit of it …. we do rely upon such things …. n we realy have got one of the purest air … I wish I cud get to meet u … chalo koi na … will wait until I see a fellow imbbian here in our paradise … Once again thanku

    1. Wow Nazima! You’re a lucky girl 😀 Thank you for validating my points and let me know if I missed on something 🙂 Would love to come there once again :)) It is the most beautiful place .. Hands Down!

  4. Ohmygosh! Those pics are breathtaking. It is surely a beautiful place, with beautiful people. I love everything about saffron and make sure everyone I know who goes there gets it for me.

  5. Well their rosy complexion has a lot to do with their geographical location and climate. You will find people from Utharakand having similar rosiness. But yeah, the above mentioned ingredients could probably help in maintaining their skin’s youthfulness and suppleness.

  6. Hello evryone… I am a newbee here.. Wud like to add one point which is very imp is that Majority of Kashmiri women cover themselves ,wear burka protects thm from Sun…n beautiful skin is the result… 🙂

  7. I agree with neitu … we wear hijaab all the tym whenever we step out of our dwellings … I believe thats the most important beauty tip I would like to share …. happy to b a kashmiri gal …. n u kno what we dont even aply that much makeup which preserves our beauty from getting spoiled due to atack of so many chemicals present in it

  8. hello sweeties ..gud to hear such lovely comments abt our valley..kashmiri pple r known for there hospitality …it is a safe place to travel to..u r welcum here..n I want to add a few more ingredients n tht is rose water made from kashmiri roses which r very rare n kashmiri honey which is famous for its purity…

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