If you are a health-conscious woman, you would already know the many health benefits of chia seeds. Drinking chia infused water and consuming chia pudding is considered to be helpful as they aide in weight loss and improve digestion.
Loaded with calcium, manganese, protein and other vital nutrients, chia seeds can be beneficial for the skin too. When applied topically, this seed can help fight signs of ageing, reduce acne scar and make the skin look healthy and radiant. That’s not all, chia seeds can also be used to improve the health of your hair. Here’s how you can add it to your beauty routine.
Chia face mask
This face mask works wonders in removing dead skin cells, hydrating and nourishing the skin. Use this mask twice a week to get healthy and younger-looking skin.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Step 01: Mix the three ingredients together and allow the chia seed to soak for a while.
Step 02: Once it looks like gel, apply all over the face and neck.
Step 03: Let this mask sit on your face for 10-12 minutes.
Step 04: Massage your face in circular motions for a few minutes, this will exfoliate your skin.
Step 05: Wash off with lukewarm water.
To help seal in all the moisture from this hair mask, don't forget to apply a nourishing moisturiser such as the Pond's Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine. This will help seal in all the goodness and keep your skin healthy and youthful.
Chia hair mask
Rich in vitamin E and omega fatty acids, a chia hair mask can give you stronger, thicker and beautiful mane. When applied directly to the scalp, it promotes hair growth. Here’s how you can make a hair mask using chia seeds.
You will need:
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup honey
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
Step 01: Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl.
Step 02: Put it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.
Step 03: Remove and mix it properly once again to form a paste.
Step 04: Apply all over hair and scalp, take small sections and work your way through.
Step 05: Let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse off with water.