The weather changes that occur in September can wreak havoc for your skin; the transition from monsoon to winter is not an easy one. This can result in excessive oil production, blocked pores and breakouts. September is, therefore, marked as Skincare Awareness Month — it is that time of the year when you need to tweak your skincare routine to accommodate new products.
There’s no dearth of skincare products in the market, but if you are looking for products that are free of chemicals and harsh ingredients, you can always go back to your roots and use ancient skincare treatments that have worked for centuries. These natural ingredients are completely safe and can give you healthy and flawless skin. Don’t know where to start? Allow us to guide you.
Did you know every part of the neem tree is beneficial in some or the other way? The bitter leaves of neem have the ability to correct several skin concerns like acne, dry skin, wrinkles and dark circles. Rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds, the topical application of neem can improve skin elasticity and prevent breakouts. Consuming neem leaves can remove toxins from the body, purify the blood and make your skin glow from inside out.
2. Coconut oil
Another ingredient that most Indians swear by is coconut oil; it is one ingredient that is available in every Indian household. Apart from keeping your hair and scalp healthy, the oil is also beneficial for the skin. The antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing properties of this oil can offer relief from severe skin dryness as well as improve collagen production to give you younger-looking skin. You can also use this oil to remove stubborn makeup at the end of the day with ease.
Other than adding beautiful color to your food, turmeric is widely used in Ayurveda for many health and skin concerns. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties prevent acne, reduces stretch marks and corrects uneven skin tone. Don’t know how to use turmeric on your skin to obtain these benefits? Apply the Lever Ayush Anti Marks Turmeric Face Cream twice a day daily to get glowing and flawless skin.
Ubtans have been a huge part of ancient Indian beauty treatments. Even today, this paste made of natural ingredients is a huge part of pre-wedding ceremonies and applied to brides and grooms before the big day. A concoction of turmeric, gram flour, milk, rose water and lemon juice works as a cleanser, moisturiser and skin brightening formula.
The lactic acid in curd has mild exfoliating properties and gives wonderful results when applied to the skin. It soothes burns and itchy skin; thereby calming and soothing skin. It also has the ability to fight many infections. You can use curd in the form of a cleanser by mixing it with Multani mitti or as a mask.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 09, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.