One of the great things about Ayurveda is that it beautifies you in a way that is easily obtainable. The following beauty tips can be done by using stuff that you can easily obtain in your local markets, supermarkets or perhaps your own backyard.

  • Make a paste from sliced cucumber, tomato and fresh mint leaves. This facial pack will refresh and tone your face and impart its glow.
  • Mix equal amount of honey and lemon juice and leave it for 15 minutes on your skin. The mixture will act as a natural bleach and remove tan from your face.
  • Mix chickpea flour with water, rose water or yogurt. You can use the mixture as a skin cleanser.
  • Make a paste from almonds and ripened bananas. This face pack is best for dry skin and will nourish and make your skin more glowing.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and a half tablespoon of turmeric with water or yogurt. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
  • Obtain the fresh gel from an aloe vera leaf pod and apply it on your face. Massage your face. It is effective to treat sunburn, skin eruptions and acne.
  • Make a paste using sliced raw potato and cucumber and add a few drops of lime juice. Apply this paste daily to lighten skin pigmentation, blemishes and dark spots.
  • Make a paste using mashed carrot added with milk or honey. This paste will make your skin more radiant.
  • Put mashed ripened papaya on your skin for 20 minutes. It will make your skin more glowing.
  • Make a paste from cucumber, honey, chickpea powder and milk. It is best used as a coolant and to treat sunburn.
  • Make a paste using oats soaked in milk and almonds. It is a good way to moisturise dry skin.
  • You can also moisturise your skin using coconut oil, castor oil, coconut milk or cows milk.
  • You can remove excess oil on your face and body with chickpea flour and mung beans flour.

Dr Aparna

Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD

Consultant advisor for development of Oneworld Ayurveda and visiting physician

Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan Read more »

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