Women's first jewellery is their beauty and they are always excited to know different beauty secrets. Concept of Indian beauty is essentially very simple. It involves no makeup and adornments but just glowing beautiful skin. The secrets of such beauty are hidden in the natural ingredients that Indian women used instead of cosmetics.
India is known for its culture, custom, tradition, spices and lots more. There are many who believe that Indian women are the most beautiful women on the earth. To honour the beauty of an Indian woman, we present to you, 5 of their best kept beauty secrets.
1. Haldi (Turmeric)
Haldi is an Indian spice and is being used from hundreds of years. Turmeric is considered auspicious by Hindus and used in many rituals. It is sign of purity of body and soul. Till today the old significance of haldi remains. We have a haldi ceremony in which turmeric paste is rubbed on the couples who are getting married and this is an integral part of wedding ceremonies. Haldi is now widely used as antiseptic and is a major part of Ayurvedic medicine. It is incorporated in many commercial beauty products as well. Turmeric is very effective for removal of tan and also improves the skin tone. It reduces pigmentation, skin rashes and facial hair growth.
2. Kesar (Saffron)
Kesar is an Indian spice grown in the valleys of Kashmir. It is also known as golden spice due to its deep red and orange colour. It is used by pregnant women from the olden days to raise their body temperature. Kesar too is an integral part of wedding rituals as kesar milk is drank by the bridal couple on the first night of their weeding. It is one of the most expensive beauty ingredients and helps to eradicate skin problems like dry skin. Kesar has been traditionally used for lightning of the skin tone. It helps to gain fair complexion and gives a special glow to the skin. It is a good blood purifier and thus helps you glow.
3. Besan (Gram flour)
Besan works as a very good soap and is used from primitive days as a cleanser. Besan is usually mixed with turmeric and used in wedding rituals. Gram flour has traditionally been used for making uptans that scrub the skin. Besan works as a deep cleanser and body scrub. It is very good for the skin. Using besan keeps the skin glowing, smooth, fresh and removes the dead skin. It is also used as a pack, cooling mask and also removes blemishes, pimples.
4. Gulabjal (Rose Water)
Gulabjal was used in the olden days by the aristocratic family. They used to pluck fresh rose petals to make rose water. From the past era till today in marriages it is used as a perfume and sprinkled by the bride's family to welcome the groom's procession or baraat. Gulabjal is used for all skin types; it is amazing for the skin. It helps in skin relaxation, toning, and is very good to remove dark circles. It is the oldest skin care and grooming product which helps to remove soreness, oil, dirt. It has astringent properties and is used after facials.
5. Chandan (Sandalwood)
Chandan is a valuable tree that has a lot of religious significance. It is used as beauty and medicative product from ages. Chandan paste and oil have been used by women as well as men from a long time. Chandan is an ideal beauty tip for skin care. It helps to remove pimples, rashes, spots and blackheads. Sandalwood paste has a cooling effect on the skin and is thus very effective to deal with heat rashes. Apart from that, the rich fragrance is an added bonus.
Now that you have these beauty secrets at you disposal, you can say no to all the cosmetics. Embrace these natural ingredients and be beautiful.