Ask your Grandma the secret of a glowing skin. Her answer will surprise you. “Rummage in the kitchen,” she would say. “You will find all that you need for a radiant complexion.” Grandma’s knowledge and expertise of home remedies is priceless. These have withstood the test of time.
Here are some tips from Grandma’s repertoire:
A staple of Indian kitchens, this yellow-coloured spice has medicinal, antiseptic and cosmetic properties.
Mix 1 teaspoon turmeric with 2 teaspoons gram flour. Add enough water to make a paste and apply on face and neck. Rinse with plain water after 15 minutes. Use this face-pack 3 times a week.
To heal acne, make a paste of turmeric and lemon juice and apply on the zit. Wash it off when it dries
For dry skin mix equal parts of honey and cucumber juice and apply on face and body. Rinse it off with cool water after 15 minutes.
To reduce wrinkles and fine lines, apply honey on face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water
Take a slice and rub it on your face to get a tan-free, glowing skin.
For softer skin, apply a paste of tomato pulp and honey. You are guaranteed quick results
Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of granulated sugar and scrub your face. This mixture works to exfoliate and is a natural bleaching agent. It helps in getting rid of dead cells and rejuvenating the skin
Nothing works better than curd to remedy dry skin. Use stale curd to clean and nourish your face and body
Mix 2 teaspoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of gram flour to make a paste. Apply on the face and leave till the pack dries. Rinse off with warm water