If you are thinking that spices in your kitchen can only fill your food with color and flavor, then you are highly mistaken. We feel exuberant to break this news to you that you can use those spices lined up at your kitchen rack in your skin care regimen too. Herbal products are natural and have no side effects which make them even more skin friendly. Here are 6 spices that you should totally include in your skin care regimen for a smooth and glowing skin.
1. Cinnamon for glowing complexion.
Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants that fight skin damage and speed up the regulation of blood in your body which makes your skin free from problems like acne and gives you a glowing skin.
Get rid of acne and get a fairer skin with this Cinnamon face pack:
Add ½ tsp of cinnamon powder to 2 tsp of honey, mix well and apply on face. Wash after 15-20 minutes.
2. Fenugreek for skin lightening
Fenugreek also known as methidana is one of the best spices when it comes to skin care routine. Fenugreen not only helps in skin lightening, removing sun tan but also helps in preventing acne and rashes.
Get a glowing skin with this fenugreek face pack:
Grind ½ tsp of fenugreek seeks in a grinder. From this take ½ tsp of fenugreek powder and add 1 tsp of milk or curd. Mix well and apply on face. Leave the mixture for 20 minutes and wash it off.
3. Turmeric for glowing skin
Its main ingredient is curcumin that has an instrumental role to play in fighting inflammation and works wonders with skin hazards like acne, fine lines and wrinkles and provide radiant skin which certainly explains why turmeric is applied on the bride and groom before the wedding ceremony.
Get rid of dark spots and fine lines with Turmeric face pack:
Take 1 tsp of gram flour (besan), 1 tsp lemon juice and add a pinch of turmeric. Mix it well and apply on face and neck. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
4. Fennel for sensitive skin.
Fennel is a root which along with providing slight licorice flavor is very good for sensitive skin. It decreases redness and irritation and can help minimize sensitivity caused by sun exposure.
Exfoliate your skin with this Fennel face mask:
To 1 tbsp of fennel seeds (saunf) and 2 tbsp of oatmeal add ¼ cup of hot water, blend the mixture and apply the mask on your face and neck and wash it off after 10 minutes with lukewarm water. It will give you a smooth exfoliated skin.
5. Clove for cleansing.
Clove has an antimicrobial property and helps to reduce redness, swelling and pimples.
Cleanse your skin with a clove face pack:
Take a piece of clove and crush it. To this add a pinch of turmeric. Apply the paste on the effective area and leave it overnight.
6. Pepper for exfoliation
You might not know that crushed pepper is an excellent skin exfoliator, increases blood circulation prevents wrinkles and freckles on the face.
Exfoliate your skin with this Pepper face pack.
Crush 1-2 pcs of pepper and add 1 tsp of curd, 1 tsp of honey to it. Mix well and apply all over face and neck. Wash it off with cold water after 15-20 minutes.