We often hear about Bollywood celebrities getting expensive skin treatments to keep their skin looking perfect. But every once in a while, a celeb surprises us by spilling beans and revealing their simplistic routines. Earlier this week, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja shared the secret behind her long, luscious hair and today, Alaya F is giving us a peek into her skincare routine. PS. it’s an at-home mask with ingredients straight from your kitchen!
Alaya F disclosed that the secret behind her glowing skin is a DIY face pack including turmeric. She gushed about how this homemade treatment is what gives her that spotless skin. The star ingredient behind Alaya’s skin is none other than turmeric. Apart from using it in masks, she also includes it in a healthy milky drink. In our opinion, haldi deserves all the love and attention it’s been getting after the actress’ post on Instagram about it. The advantages of this spice are endless! Here are some benefits that will make you include turmeric in your routine, today.
- Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
- Heals wounds
- It can help with acne scarring
- How to recreate Alaya F’s DIY mask
- How to recreate Alaya F’s healthy turmeric drink
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
Turmeric is chock full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It fights bacteria and calms down inflammation on the skin. Reducing inflammation and soothing the skin can help get rid of redness, itchiness, or any irritation on the skin. It’s also proven to add a natural glow to the skin.
In India, turmeric has been used on cuts and wounds for generations. Haldi has extensive healing properties and works wonders to speed up the healing of wounds. It seals your wounds faster by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. This could be a great natural solution when you have razor cuts or threading blisters post hair removal.
It can help with acne scarring
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric target your pores and calm your skin. It helps to thoroughly clean and heal the skin to uproot acne from within. The healing agents also support improving texture from the scars left behind. Additionally, turmeric has been known to promote collagen growth which further assists in fading acne scars.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components in haldi have long term benefits as well. It increases firmness and helps with sun damage. In the long run, this will keep you looking younger for longer!
How to recreate Alaya F’s DIY mask
Add one spoon of turmeric and half a spoon of besan in a bowl. Next, add one spoon of honey and two spoons of milk to the bowl. Mix this well till you get a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck and wash it off after 15 minutes. Honey and besan also carry loads of skincare benefits with their anti-bacterial properties being the significant ones. On the other hand, milk adds nourishment to the skin and ensures your skin stays soft and supple after rinsing the mask off.
How to recreate Alaya F’s healthy turmeric drink
Take a cup of hot milk and add 1/4th spoon of turmeric to it. For flavour, add a pinch of ginger, cinnamon and some honey. The ingredient measurements can be modified as per your liking. Not only is this healthy but this drink will feel like a warm hug when you’re sick.
Image courtesy: Alaya F