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A number of time tested herbs that have been researched over the years promise a smooth and supple skin, natural radiance as well as escape from most of the skin maladies. Though it is equally important to be aware and restrain from the factors that would otherwise cause harm to your skin. The age old therapies of Ayurveda work as a boon in not only doing away a number of skin maladies like acne, blemishes, skin eruptions etc, but they also promise great help when it comes to nourishing and restoring your natural beauty. Here are some of the herbs that could benefit you by providing soft and smooth skin with a natural glow.
• Aloe vera:
Dosage: 10 to 20 ml of freshly extracted juice. Local application of the pulp or juice is also recommended.
Dosage: 10 to 20 ml fresh juice extracted from the leaves. Also used for local application.
Dosage: 1 to 3 gms of the powder. Local application as advised.
Sandalwood is believed to be a holder of anti-toxic and rejuvenating properties. It is a regular ingredient in many skin cremes and beauty enhancing products. It proves highly meritorious in curing heat related skin problems like itching, blemishes, allergies and roughness of the skin. You could apply some sandalwood oil mixed into coconut oil or even sesame seed oil and massaged into the effected areas to find relief.
Dosage: 3 to 6 grams of the powder. Local application as recommended.
Rose is believed to be light, slimy and cold in action. It is also rich in vitamin C and virtuous for the skin. The Rose water can be applied externally to the skin for better results and to get a fairer complexion. You could also take two teaspoons of Rose syrup mixed in a glassful of water on an empty stomach once or twice a day. This is an effective cure for heat borne skin ailments like pimples, blemishes etc.
Dosage: 20 to 40 ml of the syrup, 10 to 20 grams of rose- jelly (Gulkand). Local application also suggested.
Dosage: ½ to 1 gm. Local application as suggested.