Neem has been used as an antibacterial and antifungal beauty essential since the beginning of skincare routines. It is a powerful medicine which can treat most of your severe skin concerns and avoid their future growth. It has natural healing properties that destroy any micro bacterial build-up on skin tissues and clean the pores from deep within.
Neem powder is easily available and can be used at home to treat many skin concerns. Here’s how you can use it…
- Neem and Lemon Mask for acne and blemishes
- Neem and Sandalwood Mask for dark circles and uneven skin tone
Neem and Lemon Mask for acne and blemishes
Neem and lemon are two natural ingredients which are highly effective in reducing skin problems. Grind a few neem leaves to make a thick paste out of it or use readily available neem powder. Squeeze an entire lemon in the paste along with a little water and mix thoroughly. Apply this as a mask on your face and neck area and leave it to dry for the next 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
The acidic concentration of the paste helps to maintain the pH level of your skin and reduces production of excess sebum and oil. It further helps to reduce acne by reducing oil development from the skin pores and preventing bacterial growth. The paste acts as an anti-acne ointment and reduces acne and acne marks due to the presence of highly active antioxidants in it. Neem also has a high content of Vitamin E which further helps to correct uneven skin tone and add shine to the outer dermal layers.
Neem and Sandalwood Mask for dark circles and uneven skin tone
Neem and sandalwood both have cooling properties which can be combined to calm skin irritation in the skin tissues. Make a thick paste out of neem leaves/powder and add sandalwood powder to it. Apply this paste all over your face and neck area including your under-eye circles to get the best results. Leave the mask to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with ice cold water.
This mask is effective in soothing your facial tissues and nerves. It acts as a cooling agent that relieves your skin from any stress or tension. The mask efficiently reduces skin pigmentation and lightens dark undereye skin for a fresh and youthful look. The mask also lifts and tightens your skin adding elasticity and reducing signs of aging. Both neem and sandalwood have antibacterial properties that will prevent the occurrence of acne and zits.