The modern lifestyle consumes a lot of body energy, and the natural body processes are unable to produce enough energy to keep us going. Factors like eating too much of fast food, not eating enough natural foods, over-indulgence, using too many medicines, drugs, lack of proper exercise, excess anxiety and pollution etc. further weaken our energy. Thus the vital power of the body which maintains the beauty, luster and glow, will be affected and reduced in the body. This has to be prevented and supplemented in a natural way, wherever possible.
Ayurveda describes many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy and glowing skin. Using these natural ways, one can stay young and beautiful for a longer period without having to suffer the side effects of the chemicals.
Below are some simple 'techniques' to achieve a naturally beautiful skin.
Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk over your lips and face. It adds grace and glow to your skin.
For normal skin mix 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a cup of yogurt, to make a paste. Apply it on face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then clean it off with a wet tissue. This mask enhances the complexion and glow of face.
Exfoliate twice a week to rid your skin of dead cells.
A protein mask -- Soak a teaspoon of urad dal and 5-6 almonds overnight. Grind this to a fine paste applies this protein mask on face and washes it off after half an hour. This mask nourishes the facial skin and also enhances the complexion.
Application of pure castor oil prevents wrinkles and softens the skin. This slows down the aging process also.
Home made conditioner : mix one tablespoon of honey and 2-table spoon of cream. Apply this mixture on face and wash it off after few minutes.
Rubbing a raw potato on face removes marks and pigments.
Prepare a homogenious mixture of cucumber juice, glycerin and rose water. Apply this mixture on face. This mixture can be refrigerated.
Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice, rose water and lime juice. Wash the face and apply it overnight. Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion and keeps it healthy.
Take 50 ml. of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep pores of skin.
Mix equal quantities of lime juice, glycerin and rose water. This lotion if applied to the face regularly at bed time is very useful in removing pimples, blackheads and other stains of the skin. It makes the skin soft, and can also be applied to other parts of the body.
Take 50 ml. of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face. It helps to make the skin soft and glowing.
Take equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat flour and make a paste with sesame oil. Apply it to the face to remove unwanted hair.