Skin care is not just a beauty concept, but a health concept. This can be understood by the types of skin that one has. If the skin is not cared for properly and neglected it suffers from premature aging and becomes dull and blemished. Regular consumption of milk, honey and yogurt are good nourishment for the skin and prevents premature aging.
Some common skin problems and remedies for preventing and curing them follow.
Acne and Pimples
It happens so due to the excessive intake of alcohol, tea, and coffee, spicy, oily and fried foods.
Stress, tension, pollution and chemicals are also among the major cause and result in acne, boils, pimples and rashes.
A paste made from one teaspoon each of sandalwood powder and turmeric mixed with milk, is very good. A paste of nutmeg and water is also beneficial.
Half a cup of Aloe Vera pulp can be taken internally (Do not take internally if pregnant) or applied externally to the skin. Dosage: Twice a day.
Before going to bed, was the face thoroughly and then apply a paste of 1 Tsp. coriander juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder.
For pimples, apply a paste made from one teaspoon of cumin seeds. Remove after one hour.
A paste of fresh fenugreek leaves, applied and washed off with warm water before going to bed prevents pimples.
Excessive exposure to the sun, irregular eating, sleeping habits and consumption of foods and drinks are responsible for Pigmentation.
Grind five almonds and mix with 1 teaspoon of fresh cream and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave on for about fifteen minutes.
Apply papaya juice, or mashed papaya, to the affected areas.
Grind equal amounts of sesame seeds and turmeric in a small quantity of
Water Apply to the face or discolored skin.
Make a paste from basil (tulsi) leaves and water to use on the affected skin.
It's a natural ongoing process and beyond human limit to control it.
Aging causes dryness and wrinkling of the skin. Factors like excessive thinking, stress, tension, over work, strain, irregular sleeping and eating habits and cold or dry foods enhance aging. Foods containing artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and chemicals also fasten aging.
Massage the face with ghee, almond oil or coconut oil before going to bed.
Use grated cucumber in a face pack.
Apply fresh aloe Vera gel to the skin.