We add spices in our dishes and beverages to enhance the taste and also to reap the health benefits of spices. But did you know that spices also do have beauty benefits? Yes, you can slip some of the common spices such as cinnamon, garlic and turmeric into your beauty routine. They have different beauty benefits and can effectively target different skin problems. We list down four effective spices that you can use in your skincare routine to get healthy and beautiful skin. (ALSO READ Foods that make you look younger: 10 foods that help you beat signs of ageing!).Also Read - Winter Skincare Essentials: 8 Tips to Keep Your Skin Smooth And Radiant This Winter
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We all enjoy a piping hot cup of ginger tea, but you can also include this spice into your skincare regime and see noticeable results. Ginger has antioxidants, it wards off signs of ageing, improves your skin’s elasticity and makes your skin complexion even by reducing appearance of scars. You can easily whip up a ginger mask using ginger powder or grated ginger, rosewater and lemon. Add one tablespoon of each into a bowl and mix it well. Apply it on your face using a cotton pad. After 10 minutes wash it off with water. Your skin will become radiant. (ALSO READ 10 amazing health benefits of ginger). Also Read - 6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dry And Patchy Skin This Winter
Black pepper when used on the skin, acts as a natural detoxifying agent. It is rich in vitamin C and K and it helps to reduce blackheads, wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. You can make a detoxifying face mask using black pepper. To make a natural homemade face mask take three tablespoon of yogurt and add a pinch of black pepper to it. Mix and apply it on your face. be careful to avoid the areas around your eyes. After five minutes wash it off.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, it has natural oil-controlling properties. The antioxidant-rich turmeric is great for reducing breakouts, to reduce inflammation and it also helps you get youthful-looking skin by preventing early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. To make a turmeric face mask you will need turmeric, honey and milk cream. Mix one teaspoon of each ingredient and massage it onto your face using circular motion. After 20 minutes rinse it off with lukewarm water. (ALSO READ Beauty benefits of turmeric essential oil: 8 ways to use turmeric essential oil in your skincare and haircare regimen).
This pleasantly aromatic spice is one magical ingredient that works wonders on the skin. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties and it is also a natural antioxidant. You can use it to dry out pimples. You can include powdered cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil in your skincare regime. To make a cinnamon face pack, mix one tablespoon of cinnamon powder with two tablespoon of honey. Apply this on the affected area and rinse it off post 10 minutes.
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