Neem is a power ingredient when it comes to skin care. It is an essential ingredient in Ayurveda as it contains nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, nin binene and a bunch of other beneficial compounds that have antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties all of which are extremely beneficial for your skin.
Here are some benefits of Neem that will keep your skin fresh and glowing...
- 1. For moisturisation
- 2. For skin toning
- 3. For scalp and hair issues
- 4. As an eyewash
- 5. To enhances blood circulation
- 6. To cure nail ailments
- 7. To relieve muscle and joint pain
1. For moisturisation
Neem leaves moisturise your skin and make it soft and supple. It’s anti-fungal properties also helps lighten scars and pigmentation that are caused by acne. Neem leaves are also known to cure pimples on your face. Make a decoction of neem leaves and apply it on your pimples for a smooth skin. Mix neem paste with turmeric and apply it on your body for perfect, glowing skin.
2. For skin toning
Neem leaves can be used to make a toner for your skin. Boil some neem leaves and dip in a cotton ball and then wipe it on your face. Leave it on overnight. This will help clear acne, scars, pigmentation and blackheads. You can also prepare a face pack for the same purpose. Boil neem leaves with small segments of orange peel in little water. Add some yogurt, honey and milk to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on till it dries. Wash it with lukewarm water.
3. For scalp and hair issues
Add a cup of fresh neem leaves to boiling water and then use it to rinse your hair after you are done shampooing your hair. This potion will help you treat dry scalp, dandruff and even hair fall issues. What are you waiting for? Add this to your routine and enjoy a healthy scalp.
4. As an eyewash
Boil some fresh leaves in water for around 10 minutes and let it cool completely. Use this to wash your eye during conjunctivitis and irritation of the eyes. This will help you cool your eyes and it will add some freshness to your eyes.
5. To enhances blood circulation
Neem is known to cleanse your blood. Hence if you consume 2 to 3 neems leaves mixed in water every day on an empty stomach it will help improve your blood circulation. You can add some honey to it as well if you wish too. This will even help in regulating your hormone levels.
6. To cure nail ailments
Neem is also known to treat nail ailments. Neem oil when applied on the affected area multiple times a day, it helps cure skin infections.
7. To relieve muscle and joint pain
Neem has anti-inflammatory properties which in turn helps; relieve muscle and joint pain. It also helps treat swelled up joints. Boil the leaves in a cup of water. Strain and cool it. Drink it twice a day for a month’s time to reduce arthritis, joint pain and inflammation. You can even massage the affected joints with neem oil.