With so many chemical-based face masks and face packs dominating the market, women are turning their focus more on homemade beauty treatments that involve using natural ingredients and are safe to use. With so many natural ingredients to choose from, tulsi is one effective herbal remedy.
Popularly known as holy basil, tulsi is an Indian herb widely known for its medicinal benefits. Apart from treating a number of disorders and boosting immunity, tulsi also offers a number of skin care and hair care benefits.
Listed below are some astonishing benefits of tulsi for skin and hair and the ways to use them.
Tulsi Benefits For Skin
Slows down the process of ageing
Tulsi leaves are rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate your skin and slow down the process of ageing. To get the goodness of tulsi leaves, you can simply take some leaves, grind them to make a paste and apply it as a pack on your face for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it off.
Gives you a glowing face
Tulsi when used on your face and neck in the form of a face pack, gives you glowing skin in no time. You can simply rub some powdered dry tulsi leaves on your face and neck for a few minutes and then wash it off for desired results. It also helps in treating dark spots or blemishes.
Another way to use tulsi for a glowing face is to make a mask using tulsi paste/ powder, milk, and honey.
One of the prominent benefit of tulsi is that it prevents acne and pimples. How? Tulsi is known to puriy your blood by removing toxins and impurities from your body. It possess antifungal and antibacterial properties that help prevent acne. You can simply make a paste of some basil leaves and mix it with rosewater and apply it on your face for 10 minutes and later rinse it off.
Lightens skin tone
Regular and topical use of tulsi or consumption helps to lighten skin tone and give you a flawless complexion. You can simply make a face mask using tulsi paste and some gram flour and apply it on your face for 15 minutes until it dries off and later wash it off with cold water. This mixture will lighten your skin tone and add a glow to your face.
Provides relief from skin infections
Tulsi, which is known for its medicinal and antibiotic properties, is known to treat several skin conditions like eczema, vitiligo, etc. You can make a simple concoction of tulsi leaves by boiling them in water along with some sesame oil and massaging the affected area with it.
Tightens pores on your skin
If you are worried of large open pores on your skin, there is no better cure than using tulsi leaves. They disinfect the skin, tighten the pores, and thus prevent any kind of skin infection. You can make a paste of tulsi leaves and mix it with an egg to form a face mask and use it on your face and neck for desired results.
Tulsi Benefits For Hair
Apart from skin benefits, tulsi also offers hair benefits, some of which are listed below:
Prevents hair loss
Tulsi leaves when used topically on your scalp and head help in rejuvenating your hair follicles. They also keep your scalp cool and promote blood circulation, thus paving way for better hair growth. You can simply grind some tulsi leaves and mix them with some coconut oil and olive oil and apply it on your scalp and hair as a pack, leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
Adding a small amount of tulsi paste to your regular hair oil and massaging your hair with it helps in reducing dandruff to a great extent. Tulsi leaves help in getting rid of itchy scalp too along with treating dandruff.
Prevents premature greying of hair
If you are worried about grey hair, there can be no better solution than mixing tulsi leaves paste with some amla powder and water and apply this as an overnight hair pack and wash it off in the morning. It will treat premature greying of hair as well as stop hair fall, hair breakage, and split ends.
With so many benefits attached to it, tulsi no doubt deserves a place in your skin & hair care routine.
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