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Indian Spices To Be Included In Your Beauty Routine

By: Somya Ojha

It is a well-known fact that getting a perfect skin tone is no easy task at all. One has to invest time and money to get the kind of skin that they desire.

But while we buy expensive beauty products, we often end-up ignoring the fact that our own kitchen cabinet is full of untapped resources to get clear and gorgeous skin.

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The spices that you often use to rev up a dish can also be used to revive your skin to a state of absolute gorgeousness.

No harsh chemical treatments, all you need is just natural ingredients that can drastically change your skin for the good.

For decades, women across the globe have relied on spices to achieve a flawless and ageless skin. Sans chemicals and side effects, spices have always proven to be a great asset for skin.

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These natural spices can do wonders for your skin. It is time to pay heed to that long-neglected pantry to get the skin you've always dreamt of!

We've compiled a list of spices that can solve pretty much all your skin problems. Do have a look at them.


1. Turmeric:

Turmeric is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which are instrumental for combating skin issues. Several studies have proven that turmeric effectively fights off skin problems like acne, skin breakouts, wrinkles, fine lines, etc.

There are a plethora of ways in which turmeric can be applied on to the skin. However, it acts in the most efficient way when combined with honey.

Just make a paste of honey and turmeric. Apply it gently on to your skin. Let it stay for about 20-25 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water. This is the easiest way to get a natural glow on your face.


2. Cinnamon:

For thousands of years, people have relied on cinnamon for treating skin disorders. It can be used in many ways to treat eczema, acne, to reduce the signs of ageing and also to get an even tone on the face.

This is one spice you must incorporate in your daily routine. You can mix cinnamon powder with honey. Apply it on your face and massage in a circular motion. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water.

Follow it up by washing your face with cold water. This will impart a natural glow on your face.


3. Fennel:

This flavoured spice is known to do wonders on sensitive skin. If you've redness on your face and your skin is highly sensitive to the sun, then you must include fennel in your beauty routine.

Just soak a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water and then dab the water on your face with a cotton ball. You can do this every day for noticeable effects.


4. Saffron:

Saffron is known for its exotic flavour and numerous culinary characteristics. But very few people know that it has numerous features that your skin can benefit from.

Many skincare products use saffron. Apart from improving your skin tone, it also treats acne and makes your skin softer. There are several saffron face packs that you can easily make at home.


5. Ginger:

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger make it one of the most effective spices known to mankind. You can get rid of blemishes, acne and can make your skin radiant by using this spice.

There are various recipes you can try as well. The easiest of the lot is to mix fresh ginger juice with 1 tablespoon of honey and use a cotton pad to dab it lightly on your face. You can rinse thoroughly after 30 minutes.


6. Clove:

Known for its strong flavour and aroma, clove also has microbial properties that kill the bacteria causing acne. If you're going to use clove oil for acne treatment, then you must dilute it, so it does not cause any irritation on the unaffected area.


7. Pepper:

Pepper is called the 'king of spices' for all the right reasons. You can include this in your diet or use it to make a scrub. It is often used to cure skin diseases like vitiligo and it also slows down the ageing process to a great extent.

These are some of the spices that you can use to get a perfect skin. No matter which spice you include in your beauty routine, the trick is to stay on course. Give it time and you will get the results that you've always desired.

Read more about: skin care, spices, turmeric
Story first published: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:40 [IST]
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