If you’ve tried pretty much every skincare product that promised healthy and flawless skin, only to be left disappointed maybe it’s time you walked down the natural ingredients path.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most trusted and safest practices in the world. It has the answers to a lot of ailments, ranging from serious health concerns to common skin problems. Here are some Ayurvedic ingredients you can eat and apply for healthy, glowing skin.

 

Saffron

Saffron

Saffron or kesar is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Known for possessing numerous beauty benefits, it helps in skin lightening and brightening. It aids weight loss, uplifts the mood and offers relief from cough and cold. Simply soak a few strands of saffron in milk overnight and apply the mixture all over your face the next day to even out skin tone, reduce blemishes and reveal a healthy glow.

 

Neem

Neem

Known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, neem offers amazing detoxification, both internally and externally. Although bitter in taste, neem juice can offer a lot of benefits. It flushes toxins out of the body, thereby keeping several problems at bay. When applied topically, neem juice or powder kills acne causing bacteria and keeps breakouts at bay.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric

Loaded with antiseptic and antibiotic properties, turmeric is an astringent spice widely used in a lot of skincare products. Antioxidant rich turmeric contains several healing benefits. Other than offering relief from cold, it also improves bone health. Adding turmeric to DIY face masks heals acne, fades blemishes and brightens skin tone.

 

Tea

Tea

A morning essential for most Indians, tea is a better beverage than coffee. While each type of tea offers some or the other benefits, the most beneficial of them all is green tea. Consuming two cups of green tea everyday can flush out toxins from your body, aid in weight loss and keep skin problems at bay. Using green tea in face packs or green tea infused products will help fight signs of ageing, treat acne and moisturise your skin.

 

Honey

Honey

Used in Ayurveda to treat a wide range of ailments and illnesses, honey is an excellent replacement for sugar. Other than improving digestion and relieving cough, applying honey on the skin will make it healthy, improve its texture and repair damage caused by environmental stressors.