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Try these 3 Ayurvedic herbs for healthy and glowing skin

Everybody dreams of having beautiful and glowing skin. Instead of using chemical-laden cosmetics, here are three useful, easily available herbs that will pacify your doshas and keep your skin healthy and glowing in summers.

1. Turmeric (Haldi)

Turmeric purifies blood, nourishes the skin and gives it a healthy natural glow and radiance. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and anti-bacterial properties that help reduce inflammation of skin, acne, pimples, blemishes, pigmentation, and prevent many skin ailments. It also helps heal and prevent dry skin, and slows down the skin ageing process.

How to Use:

To treat pimples, make a paste of one teaspoon of sandalwood powder mixed with one teaspoon of turmeric. Add one teaspoon of water to make the paste, and apply to pimples before bed.

2. Sandalwood (Chandan)

Sandalwood oil soothes the skin, relieves it from inflammation and irritation, treats common skin infections. Chandan can be applied externally as well consumed. It keeps you fresh and cool all day long.

How to Use:

For itchy skin, apply the mixture of one teaspoon of sandalwood with one teaspoon of turmeric and one teaspoon of lime juice. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Sandalwood oil can be used as a moisturizer on the face and body and is also great for massaging.

Mix five tablespoons of coconut oil with two teaspoons of almond oil. Add four teaspoons of sandalwood powder, and apply the mixture to the overexposed areas of your skin. You will notice a considerable improvement in your tan.

3. Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)

Aloe Vera has been well known for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, healing and cooling properties. It facilities healing of any kind - be it a skin wound, acne, burn, scald, blisters, insect bites, rashes, urticaria, vaginal infections, allergic reactions or dry skin. The gel of this plant helps to protect the outer layers of the skin, keeps the skin cool and reduces inflammation.

How to use:

Applying Aloe Vera gel on the skin prior to application of make-up can prevent the skin from drying. Blend the pulp of Aloe vera leaves in a blender and use it as a pack to keep the skin cool. Mix Aloe vera with wheat germ oil or almond oil to use it as a moisturizing pack. To treat pigmentation, get a fresh leaf of Aloe vera and split it to remove the gel. Apply this on clean skin and leave for about 20 minutes.

In case of sunburn, the application of Aloe Vera-based cream acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.

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