Why is it that we are so willing to spend hundreds of dollars on cosmetic products or the couch of a cosmetologist, who’s going to cost us an arm and a leg to create a temporary fix for a skin problem that we can heal without spending a single penny, except a dollar or two for groceries?
With that thought blaring in your mind, I would like to introduce you to some of the most powerful South-Asian skin care secrets for a natural, penny-less skin care regimen:
Turmeric is a magical skin care ingredient that has immense importance in the South-Asian beauty regime. Its powerful antiseptic and antibacterial profile makes it an amazingly effective remedy to fight off acne, pimples and all other nasty growths that overpower and diminish the beauty of your skin.
The South Asians use this magical herb to help maintain their skin tone and gain extra protection against the harmful UV rays of the sun, far more powerful that your regular SPF formula. Turmeric coats the skin only to leave it with a glowing radiance, and a lighter, even skin-tone. It’s hands down your perfect remedy to soothe away a bad case of sunburn.
All you have to do is create a creamy paste by tossing in 2 tbsp. of turmeric powder, 3 tbsp. of cream or half a cup milk, lime juice, and 1 tbsp. honey. If you live in a hot climate region, where the sun blazes down with a fierce look, apply this mask every day and at least, your skin won’t be complaining about the heat.
Aloe Vera is the king of skin care herbs for it contains a powerful profile of Vitamin E, the mother of all skin care nutrients. Furthermore, aloe vera gel has a dense concentration of two highly effective wound-healing hormones: Gibberellins and Auxin, which have a mighty anti-inflammatory profile.
Putting away with the medical Ayurvedic jargon, you can use aloe vera gel to heal chronic skin conditions such as, acne, psoriasis, and even a severe case of eczema.
If you make a habit of applying aloe vera gel every day, you will notice visible changes in the firmness, tone and softness of your skin. Mix it up with any other herb, fruit, spice or dairy product that you feel works for your skin. I recommend you to enjoy its benefits with honey, milk, yogurt and essential oils.
Unrefined Coconut Oil
If you’re struggling with hair problems, struggle no more. Just run down to your nearest herb/organic shop and grab a large tin of unrefined coconut oil, because trust me, when you realize all its amazing benefits, you’ll be using it A LOT!
Its mighty restorative properties allow the moisture to get locked within your hair, it’s roots and your scalp, and it repairs all the damage that the spells of dryness have cast on your lustrous mane. When topically applied to the skin, it helps heal dryness by dripping moisture deep into the inner layer of your skin, leaving you with an irresistible softness that beguiles to be touched.
Yogurt is brimming with lactic acid, a powerful nutrient that soothes, moisturizes and hydrates the skin. It is an excellent remedy for instantly soothing horridly painful cases of sunburn that make you howl at the slightest touch, it is really THAT effective. South-Asian women consider it the best anti-aging formula to fight off those horrid wrinkles and fine lines.
However, make sure you pick out sugar-free and non-flavored varieties, something you should already know, unless of course, if you’re a girl who eats gummy bears to improve her hair.
Since summer is upon us, and since the ozone layer is pretty badly damaged after all these years of accumulative pollution, we seriously need to create a powerful skin care regime to beat the heat that’s going to ooze out from the sky, and its mandatory skin hazards.
Now, if you’re going to make one, don’t forget to add some freshly cut slices of cucumber because it is a natural coolant that won’t just help you get rid of those awful eye-bags, but also help you soothe away sunburns, especially those dark red patches that seem to last for days.
What most women don’t know but want to know is the fact that cucumber is an easy way to tighten up your skin without spending a couple hundred dollars every week.