The one thing that every woman dreams of is that Glow,that amazing flawless complexion that we see in pictures.
If only i could get that glow on my face…this has been a thought that has crossed every girl’s /woman’s mind.In that pursuit, we have bought everything that promised us that soft,glowing translucent complexion from off the shelf.
Our dressing tables adorn all the tubes and creams from all over the world just to create that magic.
IT’s confusing to decide which cream works better and in this day and age of advertising and social media we want to believe every cream will do it for us.Frustrating!!How many do i apply to get the right one??Well,now you can say goodbye to all your creams and lotions and hit your kitchen shelves to dig into your grandma’s recipe’s.Have you ever wondered why you grand mom still glows more than you do.
They had access to the most amazing combinations of nature and while the world has woken up to the power of Ayurveda its time for us to go back to the recipes adopted by the Maharani’s passed through generations.What i am going to share with you are not just your regular home made packs but some handmaiden combinations that when applied will soothe your skin,rejuvenating it and giving it a translucent radiance.
We all know the CTM PROCEDURE cleansing ,toning and moisturizing and most of us follow it too.
Darling’s, keep doing that but try and use Rose Water.
TO CLEANSE…there is ample natural rose water available..a must try.I know of a lady who would use crushed rose petals ,draw the water and how she glowed.
Virgin coconut oil works wonder’s as a moisturizer ,if you can get it from the land of the god’s Kerala, great. Of course its available at all supermarkets and works fine.Dab a little on your face before you sleep and you will wake up to a glowing skin.Works well for anti aging and skin lightening too.
So before we go to the recipes lets talk about what creates that inner beauty.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday.It flushes out the toxins and gives the skin the moisture it needs.When you wake up drink a glass of warm water and follow it with another 2. Your stomach will ease out,your skin will be healthy and you will feel energetic.Dehydration is one of the biggest causes for so many diseases and also makes your face dull and lifeless.So girls grab a glass of water as often as you can.
You can also add slices of Cucumber and some pudhina leaves (mint)or MELON slices.its going to make you shed weight and glow…TADAHHHH!! Talk about getting it right.
For all skin types :Grind together 1 teaspoon each of poppy seeds ,khuskhus and sandalwood powder with 3 crusged almonds.Apply the paste for 20 minutes.Wash off with lukewarm water.Poppy seeds and almonds are rich in oils and nutrients while sandalwood is cooling.
Honey and Egg
For oily skin:beat together until creamy,1 tablespoon of honey with 1 white egg.Apply to face for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water.For dry skin beat only egg yolk with honey.Wash off with cold water after 30 minutes.
For cleansing skin: Rub 2 or 3 almonds on a marble slab with drops of rose water.Powder a couple of saffron strandsand dissolve in warm water and add to almond paste.Apply to face and let it dry off.Dab a little water on your palms and gently scrub off.All dirt and dead skin will come off with the paste leaving your skin glowing.
Massor(Whole Black Lentils)
To remove freckles and keep skin clear of blemishes.Soak 1 teaspoon of masoor in 1 teaspoon of water for 30 minutes.Grind together with 1 teaspoon of clarified butter and apply on face.Follow this treatment for seven days and see your freckles fade away.
Lemon juice and Honey
For oily and lifeless skin :Mix together 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 2 teaspoon of honey.Apply on face and neck for 15 minutes and wash of with lukewarm water.The pack stimulates and refreshes the skin.
Oatmeal and Honey
For removing summer tan dark circles:beat together equal propotions of oatmeal,honey,white of egg and almond oil and massage well on face ,neck,arms and legs.Wash off after 20 minutes.
Get together with your friends and try out these packs.Have fun while you get on to a glowing journey.
The final tip: Always wear a smile.Its the best recipe for a stunning look.
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