7 Ways To Include Basil Leaves In Your Skin Care Routine

By: Somya Ojha

From the ancient time, basil leaves have been used for beauty purposes by women around the world. It is common knowledge that this incredible herb comes with a host of benefits that can do wonders on your skin.

Loaded with antiseptic properties, this herb can help treat a myriad of skin conditions. Be it acne, blackheads, blemishes or acne scars, basil leaves can help you get rid of them, provided it is used in a proper way.

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That is why, today at Boldsky we are letting you know about some of the most amazingly effective ways in which basil leaves can become a part of your weekly and monthly skin care ingredient.

The positive effects of basil leaves tend to heighten when used in combination with other equally beneficial natural ingredients. Try these ways to get flawless skin that doesn't depend on make-up items to look beautiful.

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Listed below are some of the effective ways in which you can include basil leaves in your skin care routine.


1. Basil Leaves And Egg White Face Pack

Use this face pack for skin-lightening purpose. Crush a handful of basil leaves and mix it with one egg white. Apply this effective face pack on your skin and let it dry. Wipe your face with a wet piece of cloth and follow up by spraying a facial toner for a brighter and lighter skin tone.


2. Basil Leaves And Yogurt Face Mask

Basil leaves used with yogurt is known to eradicate acne and also prevent future breakouts. Crush 7-8 basil leaves and mix it with fresh yogurt. Gently apply this mask all over your face. Weekly application will also help your acne scars fade away.


3. Basil Leaves Face Wash

Put 10-12 basil leaves in a pot of boiling water. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes before turning off the stove. Then, allow it to cool off. Post that, take the solution and use it on your face like you would use a store-bough face wash. Do this twice a month for a youthful glow on your skin.


4. Basil Leaves With Fuller's Earth And Coconut Oil Face Pack

Take a teaspoon of coconut oil and mix it with 1 teaspoon of Fuller's earth and 2 pinches of basil leaves powder. Gently apply a coat of this face pack. Wash off with tepid water after 15 minutes. Try applying it once a week for keeping your skin moisturised.


5. Basil Leaves With Lemon Juice Face Mask

This face mask is particularly effective for oily skin, as it tends to absorb excess sebum and remove impurities from the skin pores. Crush a handful of basil leaves and add lemon juice to it. Then, gently apply the mask on your face. Wash off after 10 minutes.


6. Basil Leaves With Sandalwood Powder Face Mask

For this face mask, you will have to boil 10-12 basil leaves in hot water. Then, mix that water with sandalwood powder. Gently apply a coat of this face mask. Keep it on, until it completely dries and later wash it off.


7. Basil Leaves With Mint Leaves Face Pack

Put a handful of basil leaves and mint leaves in a blender. Then, take the mixture and add a few drops of rose water to it. Gently apply the prepared pack all over your face and neck. Wash off with tepid water after 20 minutes. This pack will impart a radiant glow on your face.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 14:00 [IST]
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