Grandparents, the word itself brings a lot of emotions when heard. Being with them is similar to time traveling, one gets to hear smacking stories from older times. Perhaps today, even after struggling all day long, one tip from Grandma can solve a plethora of issues. They truly have a magic wand that can solve any problems, and by any, we mean SKIN ISSUES too!
Often many older people ask us to ditch chemicals. They keep on praising the goodness of natural products and unadulterated food. No doubt, mother earth has already gifted us a lot, but it’s just us who failed to take note of all. Hence, to remember the beauty and offerings of nature all over again here goes a few ancient secrets that you must try now!
Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Amla can keep all your skin problems abay. It’s undoubtedly the best ingredient for healthy and glowing skin. This gooseberry has been used since ancient times as it’s loaded with vitamins, like vitamin C. It is even said that when compared to orange juice, fresh amla juice contains 20 times more vitamin C. Hence, Amla is the best antioxidant you can have for your body.
Since this antioxidant is all-natural, it surely protects your skin against the harmful effects of free radicals. Adding more to the list, Amla is known to slow down the aging process. This is actually much needed for collagen production which in result keeps the skin healthy. Indian gooseberry also purifies the blood and fights against toxins to give radiant skin.
Yet another gem of a home ingredient to get the best supple skin is Besan, popularly called gram flour. It has been used as a facial exfoliant in India for over years now and it’s the grandparent’s favorite for beautiful skin. Gram flour is rich in proteins and is gluten-free. When mixed with a few drops of rose water, besan works like a magic skin toner.
Also, are you suffering from skin tanning for a while now? Besan is your savior now. Regular usage of gram flow evens out the skin and also removes tan quickly.
Rosewater is not just the best fragrance you can ever have but it even has amazing skin benefits. The liquid is made from distilling rose petals with water. Natural rose water also comes with a lot of healing powers and is been used from ancient times. It’s known that Cleopatra, the famous queen of Egypt was one of the biggest fans of the beautifying qualities of the rose.
Many people still say that the queen regularly used Rosewater for her face. In fact, it’s said that the rose was the only secret of the queen’s timeless beauty. Regular usage of rose water can tighten pores and also works effectively against skin aging.
Rosewater is also great skin toner and gives the best hydration. The water is safe for every skin type and balances natural oil production wonderfully. Regular usage of water encourages circulation which in result gives the best and bright complexion.
Apart from being one of the major condiments of the Indian household, turmeric is known to have several medicinal and beauty benefits. The curcuminoid pigments in turmeric help the body in synthesizing antioxidants. Moreover, curcumin protects the skin cells from free radical damage and even slows down skin aging.
In fact, in most Indian weddings turmeric paste is applied to the bride’s hand, legs and face. The only reason behind this is she’ll get glowing skin on her special day. Truly a bit of beautiful grandma advice!
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Saffron, otherwise known as Kesar is not just the most expensive ingredient in the Indian kitchen but also has a plethora of skin benefits. The exotic spice possesses therapeutic properties, which help a lot with cell formation and repair. Saffron also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin at its best.
Since saffron is antifungal, it also works effectively against acne and blemishes. In fact, if you wish to get rid of tanning all naturally, you must include saffron in your beauty regimen.
Many elderly people often mention that “Flawless skin is never too much to ask for!” We just have to work for it, RELIGIOUSLY. And thus, to take their sayings forward, we surely believe that the above-given tips will work wonders for everyone.
Do let us know what are your favorite grandma’s skin secrets below!
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