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The traditional methods of beauty treatment for Skin

Updated on March 28, 2012

The traditional methods of beauty treatments for Skin

For almost every problem , there is a natural therapy . It is a common knowledge that fruit is very good for your health. It has got vitamins needed to strengthen your immune system and protect your body against infections and illness. Fruits can also be beneficial when applied as a facial mask. Certain fruits can hydrate your skin , act as anti-oxidants, help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin softer and fresher. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are naturally occurring molecules that are found in fruit and milk that soften and exfoliate skin.

Masks made from lemons, bananas, apples, pineapples, oranges, melons and grapefruit can refresh and purify the skin. A facial mask made with the papaya is great because the enzymes in the fruit can remove dead and flaking skin. Its a great natural exfoliator. A facial made from bananas help moisture the skin. Strawberries are great to combat oily skin. Fruit facials nourish the skin with essential Vitamins and provide antioxidant protection. Papaya and pineapple contain a protein dissolving enzyme ,Papain and Bromelain respectively that promotes cell renewal and stimulates collagen production.

Indian aulternatitive medicine Ayurveda which is 5000 years old has beauty treatments for skin and natural remedies for acne, pimple, scars, and wrinkles etc. Ayurvedic texts recommend Tulsi, neem, saffron, Turmeric, Sandal Wood, Amla etc are the herbs to be used in different preparations. Tulsi is used to treat skin rashes, itching, insect bites, acne and for pimples. Neem being antibiotic, antifungal and with blood purifying properties is used for skin diseases. It is very effective in reducing infection and inflammation of acne and also used to clean scalp skin and prevents dandruff. Saffron is good to reduce dark circles under eyes, acne , pimple, and for increasing fairness of skin. Turmeric is a good blood purifier which makes skin glow. Sandal wood eliminates germs and controls inflammation of the skin. Amla is used to reduce the burning sensation of the skin and also prevents acne and pimples. This has been practiced in india since ages and became home remedies.

Traditional systems use natural things like Henna, Aloe Vera, Hibiscus leaves and flowers , Rose water, Sandal wood paste and turmeric for beauty treatments of skin. In Kerala, traditional systems of medicine prepare body lotions of different types.

Body lotion for ‘before bath’

Take lime juice, rose water, and glycerin in equal quantity and mix it and use it half an hour or one hour before bath.

Instant Lotion for Bath

Take oats and mix it with lime juice and milk. 50% oats, 25% lime juice and 25% milk. Apply on body for 10-15 minutes and wash before bath.

Body Paste for ‘before bath’

Take 1 cup of rose petals, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of gram flour and mix it in rose water to make a paste. Paste it on the body for 10-15 minutes before bath.

Dry skin Mix for Night

1 teaspoon of Glycerin with 1 teaspoon of Vaseline. Mix it and apply in the winter.

Paste for Hands and Feet

Make a paste by mixing Papaya 1cup, Pineapple 1 cup, Avocado 1 cup, Honey 8 table spoons and Bran 2 cup.


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      CreateHubpages 5 years ago

      Maybe my friends could try the traditional methods of beauty treatment for skin.

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      Vegas Elias 5 years ago from Mumbai

      Nature has it all. Only we have to look for it.

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      Vivek Raj 5 years ago

      Our fridge can be our beauty parlor. Go traditional.