Spices are not only healthy additions to your food, but can help with skincare too! Yes, spices add flavor and aroma to your food, but can also work wonders to deal with skin problems.
Here are few spices with their skin care benefits, you probably never knew.
We all know clove is a great toothache aid, but do you know it is great for your skin too? Powdered clove when applied to your skin is a great cleanser, thanks to the antimicrobial properties. We have done a post on Clove Oil uses here, if you don’t know about the many benefits already.
Traditional Indian women wore turmeric on their skin daily. They had little skin problems if any, and looked young longer. Recent studies reveal turmeric is an excellent skincare aid. It is antimicrobial and antiseptic, so keeps skin problems at bay. It is also has anti-aging properties, a reason why it is added to a few anti-aging products recently. Turmeric is also said to help prevent and curb acne breakouts.
Known for excellent antibacterial properties, it is a favorite for treating stubborn acne. Those with sensitive skin can consider applying thyme tea, instead of thyme oil. It also helps with treating infections.
Not just for digestion, ginger can even skin tone, clear blemishes and age spots and give you a radiant skin. What’s not to like about it? Grind a small ginger piece, extract the juice and apply to your face and bid adieu to pigmentation and marks. Add honey, to dilute it, if you have sensitive skin. On the other hand, you can just rub ginger slices to your face, if you are tired to grind it.
With most women going out for work, it is really difficult to escape the wrath of sun. Fennels seeds are excellent to soothe inflamed, irritated or sun burnt skin. Just grind a few fennel seeds and apply the juice using a cotton ball to clean skin. It is suitable for those with sensitive skin, too.
Known for its antibacterial properties, cinnamon can help curb acne. Yes, just apply a mixture of cinnamon powder and honey on acne. Wash off after fifteen minutes. You can also apply cinnamon and honey as a face mask once a week, to exfoliate or prevent acne.
Known for anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it is a great addition to your skincare regimen. It is used to treat ringworms, eczema and also, curbs acne breakouts. When a concoction prepared with nutmeg and honey is applied to your face daily, acne marks and pigmentation are reduced. It also improves skin tone and leaves your skin lighter.
Want to get rid of blackheads and exfoliate your face? Grind pepper corns and combine it with yogurt. Apply this to your face and wash off after ten minutes. It helps loosen pores and gets rid of unsightly blackheads. Don’t worry! With yogurt added, pepper wouldn’t sting.
Tired of clogged pores? After you cleanse your face, use Sage as a toner! Prepare a tea with dried sage leaves and apply to your face using cotton. This will help tighten pores and prevent it from getting clogged. After this, you can proceed with your usual makeup routine.
Cumin is rich in Vitamin E and a known antimicrobial agent. You can use it as a moisturizer, or use it soothe eczema or psoriasis.
Most of these ingredients are readily available in your pantry, or you could get one in the closest grocery store. Most of them are easy to get and you don’t need exhaustive preparations to add them to your skin routine. A bonus is that, these spices smell great too!
You already know these spices are great for health, as they’re rich in antioxidants. You have probably used them for cooking, but did not know they are great for your skin! Now that you know, try to incorporate them in your skincare routine for a radiant and blemish-free skin. Don’t want to try new stuff? No worries, we have you covered at Revitol! Try our all-natural products for your skin problems. As always, feed us back with your results.