You know that spices make our lunches and dinners so delicious and zingy. But, did you know that spices can make you look beautiful too? Surprised? It is true that the spices that are available 365 days a year in your kitchen cabinets are not only great for your taste buds but, are also beneficial to your skin and hair. If used in the right way, you can get rid of blemishes, acne, blackheads and more.
This everyday used spice is one of the most important elements to bring shine to your skin. You might know about the 'haldi rasam' that is an important ritual of Indian weddings, right? This ritual carried out since olden times, when people didn't have beautifying creams and lotions, was a part of the beautification process. Turmeric is good for oily skin because it regulates the production of the oily substance called sebum, thus keeping the skin oil in control. It provides a glow and radiance to the skin, making it look refreshed. Make a paste of turmeric and milk and apply it on your body. Leave it on until it dries, and then rinse it off. You can add besan to it for fairer skin. This pack also helps reduce facial hair. Turmeric can also help eliminate signs of ageing if you combine it with sugarcane juice instead of milk. Adding turmeric to your hair oil before massage can reduce dandruff.
Saffron is another element that can help your skin look radiant and beautiful. It can also brighten your complexion if used regularly. Saffron is rich in vitamins, iron, potassium, folate, zinc and selenium. These ingredients are helpful in reducing acne and pimples. Add 3-4 strands of saffron to half cup of milk. Let it stay for an hour. Apply the milk to your skin, let it dry and then rinse for a soft beautiful skin.
Cinnamon improves blood circulation and removes dead skin cells to bring shine and suppleness to the skin. Mix cinnamon and baking soda and use it as a facial scrub to make it work wonders on your skin. You can even make a scrub to get rid of dry rough elbows and knees by mixing cinnamon, sea salt, olive oil, almond oil and honey. If you are tired of pimples on your face, you can get rid of them by applying a mixture of cinnamon and honey to your face. Mix cinnamon to a mixture of olive oil and honey and apply on your scalp to treat hair loss.
Ginger can help you get a clean, smooth and blemish-free skin due to its antiseptic and cleansing properties. You can also even out your skin tone by rubbing fresh ginger on your skin. Don't rinse off immediately. Leave it on for a while before you wash it off. Doing this every day, you will see positive results within two weeks. Make a body scrub by mixing ginger, lemon, sugar and olive oil, and apply it to get rid of acne.
Garlic has an awful smell but, it is the best spice to bring you healthy and strong hair. The Vitamin C present in garlic does the magic! Dip a few pods of garlic in olive oil and let it stay for around 8 to 10 days. Use this oil to massage on your scalp. Leave it on for a few hours before washing. Follow this practice regularly to get thick hair. Alternatively, you can also rub cut-garlic on your scalp directly for long and strong hair. Rubbing garlic on your face can help you get rid of acne. Apply a mixture of garlic and honey on your face to get rid of acne and blackheads.
After reading this blog, you won't be seeing your spices as you have been all this while. These are just 5 of the best spices for your skin and hair. There are many more spices that you can add to the list. If you want to purchase spices not only for making your meals delicious but, also to have a healthier radiant skin and strong thick hair. NaturesBasket offers fresh and high quality spices at its store, from where you can order with just a few clicks and get them delivered to you at your doorstep.
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