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Ayurvedic Anti-acne And Anti-aging Facial Recipe

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Place 1 cup of masoor dal (red lentils) into a coffee grinder or blender. Add 2 tsp turmeric powder,15-20 strands of saffron and 2 tsp sandalwood powder. Grind or blend into a fine powder. Mix a little water with the powder to make a fine paste. Apply on face for 5-10 mins and rinse with cold water. Best time to apply is just prior to your morning shower.

One of the most inspiring aspects of Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of life from India, is how it empowers us to take health into our own hands in all respects.

As someone who has tried every product out there to combat acne-prone skin as a teenager and in my early 20s, I was very grateful to discover an abundance of skincare recipes that can be created right from the comforts of one’s own kitchen from the Ayurvedic pantheon.

Now that I am in my late 20s, not only have my skin and wallet thanked me for the all-natural ways I have adopted to care for my skin, but people actually think I look approximately ten years younger than I am.

The Skin Is The Largest Organ Of The Body

In Ayurveda, the quality of one’s skin is considered a reflection of one’s overall digestion. Not only does what we put inside our body matter; so does what we put onto our skin. The skin, like the stomach, has to digest whatever it comes into contact with.

One of the keys to skincare in Ayurveda is that we would never apply something onto our body that we would not want to consume orally. In other words, if we aren’t able to safely eat something, we won’t put it onto our skin either.

Ayurvedic Skin Care Facial Recipe

Here is one of my favorite Ayurvedic facial skincare recipes that I make and appreciate for its anti-acne and anti-aging qualities. It is all-natural and made up of some wonderful ingredients that are just as beneficial for you when eaten as they are when applied topically on your skin.

Ingredients

1. Sandalwood Powder

sandalwood

Sandalwood (called Chandan in Sanskrit) is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs for beauty. It is cooling, soothing, and has a pleasant aroma. Its pharmacological actions also include being antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, blood purifying and intellect promoting. It is often used therapeutically in bleeding and burning conditions of the body. Sandalwood also has a quality called ahladana in Sanskrit, which means it gives happiness. Consumed internally (usually with coconut water), sandalwood gives relief to excessive thirst.

2. Turmeric

turmeric

One of the main actions of turmeric is called varnya in Sanskrit, which means it improves the complexion, tone, and texture of the skin. It is an antioxidant, antiallergenic, antimicrobial herb that supports us in building immunity inside the body (when consumed internally as part of many Ayurvedic meal recipes). Turmeric additionally greatly benefits the lungs and helps in diseases of the blood, such as anemia. Turmeric’s beautifying properties are so well-known by Indians that there is an entire ritual dedicated to applying turmeric-based skin recipes onto the bride’s skin the day before she gets married.

3. Saffron

saffron

Saffron is another very popular Ayurvedic beauty enhancer. Have you ever seen the red dots that Indian women wear on their foreheads between the eyebrows? Nowadays, this is for purely cosmetic value (and created out of a sticky material to allow it to remain on the forehead). Traditionally, however, saffron was worn on the forehead as what is called a bindi (a small red dot between the eyebrows), which also had the added benefit of helping prevent and heal headaches. Saffron is also used as a great rejuvenating herb mixed into warm milk, in which it serves as a rejuvenating herb in cases of debility. Saffron added to warm milk also helps alleviate colds in children.

4. Masoor Dal

masoor_dal

This type of lentil can be found in all Indian stores. It is a reddish-orange colored lentil that purifies the blood and is particularly beneficial for fevers when cooked and consumed as food. There are three bioforces in the body, according to Ayurveda. The main dosha(bioforce) involved in acne is called pitta dosha. An imbalanced pitta dosha is one of the main causative factors contributing to the presence of acne. By balancing pitta dosha, masoor dal is a great anti-acne ingredient.

How To Make & Apply It

  1. Place 1 cup of masoor dal into a coffee grinder or blender.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder.
  3. Put 15-20 strands of saffron into the mix.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder.
  5. Grind or blend the mixture into a fine powder.
  6. Mix a little water into the powder to make a paste.
  7. Apply the paste to your face.
  8. Keep the facial on for about 5-10 minutes.
  9. Rinse off with cool water.

Tip: The best time to apply this facial is just prior to your shower in the morning.

Start applying some of Ayurveda’s kitchen-based wisdom to your face and say good-bye to years of spending exorbitant amounts of money on skincare products. Now that I’ve transformed my skincare routine, there’s no looking back.

References

  • Dash, Bhagawan. Materia Medica of Ayurveda. New Delhi: Health & Harmony, 1991.
  • Hegde, Prakash. A Text Book of Dravyaguna Vijnana. New Delhi: Chaukhamba Publications, 2014.
  • Paranjpe, Prakash. Ayurvedic Home Remedies. New Delhi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan, 2000.
Ananta Ajmera

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches at Stanford School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program, Stanford Health Care, across California Probation Departments, and at Vedika Global, a leading school of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Medicine in the U.S. She is a California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Division of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Certified trainer. Her company, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized as one of the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs by the Institute of the Psychology of Eating. She will release an introductory Ayurveda book with Storey Publishing in 2017. Ananta's writes for leading online wellness magazines Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post.

Ananta Ajmera

Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a Certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches at Stanford School of Medicine's Health Improvement Program, Stanford Health Care, across California Probation Departments, and at Vedika Global, a leading school of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedic Medicine in the U.S. She is a California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Division of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Certified trainer. Her company, Whole Yoga & Ayurveda, was recognized as one of the Best 100 Health Coach Blogs by the Institute of the Psychology of Eating. She will release an introductory Ayurveda book with Storey Publishing in 2017. Ananta's writes for leading online wellness magazines Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post.

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SobeyaQazi
SobeyaQazi 5pts

Please let me know how many times a week i can apply this mask?

AndyCrush
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When I was dieting with the 3 week regime, reviewyu.com/3-week-diet-program-lose-20-pounds-21-days, part of my diet was to drink 2-3 cups of lemon with water daily and no dairy. I had a ton of shoulder acne at that time. After 3 months of dieting it my skin became noticeably more clear! My dermatologist said it was either the dairy or the lemon. She said lemons helps eliminate toxins in the body and dairy is known to elevate acne.


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Manju Gokhta
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Zion Dawta
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How to make & apply it: 1. Place 1 cup of masoor dal into a coffee grinder or blender.2. Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder.3. Put 15-20 strands of saffron into the mix.4. Add 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder.5. Grind or blend the mixture into a fine powder.6. Mix a little water into the powder to make a paste.7. Apply the paste to your face.8. Keep the facial on for about 5-10 minutes.9. Rinse off with cool water.Tip: The best time to apply this facial is just prior to your shower in the morning.Start applying some of Ayurveda’s kitchen-based wisdom to your face and say good-bye to years of spending exorbitant amounts of money on skincare products. Now that I’ve transformed my skincare routine, there’s no looking back.

Suzanne Kelly
Suzanne Kelly 5pts

I get mine at Swansons online,but you can buy it in any grocery store in spices,Swanson has organics

Marissa Lanza
Marissa Lanza 5pts

I need this I'm 30 and I still have zits they r horrible

Suzanne Kelly
Suzanne Kelly 5pts

It will temporarily turn your face yellow,but coconut oil is great medium for it.

Nipa Kshetri
Nipa Kshetri 5pts

What shall i mix with turmeric to get best results?

Mary Saini
Mary Saini 5pts

How often is this treatment recommended? And can we pre-prepare this powder ahead of time and make the paste as we need it? And if so, how long can we keep the powder?

Swarnali Das
Swarnali Das 5pts

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Tamang Mingma
Tamang Mingma 5pts

whats kind of thing we can make anti acne .and anti facial

DrSatish Kumar
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How shall I reach u admin .. Plz inbox me r give ur contact details in my jn box plz

DrSatish Kumar
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Hi to Admin and all members of this group ... Have a nice day for all .

Suzie Bergstrom
Suzie Bergstrom 5pts

well. these spices turn skin yellow and doesn't wash off instantly

Riss Pereira
Riss Pereira 5pts

You can get rid of the stain with any toner. It works like magic.

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Jackie CJ Carter
Jackie CJ Carter 5pts

I like the turmeric mask, just hate the stains it leaves

Ayurveda
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Roli Rastogi Welcome! :)