Astonishing Ancient Beauty Secrets of India

India, as everybody knows, is a land of diversity with diverse terrains, diverse people and diverse culture and people kept their beauty secrets. Indians are light years ahead of any other part of the world when it comes to the skin care or hair care technologies and innovations. As usual Indians had a unique way of using the natural substances available (obviously not overusing it, most of the times) for food and beautification. Beauty secrets were passed down by mothers to their daughters. But now the modern Indians find refuge in chemically build up cosmetics and ruin their health and beauty. The problem is that we are not confident with natural substances until its clinically proven. These secrets might have seemed BS for some people if the scientists had not given their scientific support.

Women in ancient India was so well known for their lustrous and long hair and beautiful complexion that people or kings from other places in the world would come and marry them.

Here are a few of them:

  1. Neem leaves

Neem leaves were very famous in treating acne, dry skin and even hair troubles. The leaves were crushed or made into a paste to be applied as a face mask and neem oil was used as cleanser. Neem leaves are now used for controlling dandruff too. Neem tree also provides shade and protects the skin from UV rays.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is also a spice which was very important to even out skin complexion and get rid of hyperpigmentation. It can reduce or lighten stretch marks, reduce wrinkles and cracked heels.

  1. Sandalwood

It is mainly used to enhance skin complexion and reduce acnes. Sandalwood also has anti-septic properties. Sandal wood gives glow to your skin.

  1. Tulsi

It is also used to remove acnes and nourish face. It is also considered very good for dental purposes.

  1. The main ingredients that was used for hair care is amla, shikakai, coconut oil and henna. The long and lustrous hair was only due to these natural substances.
  2. Ancient Indian women used Kajal (homemade natural eyeliner). It was made from castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil and black mustard seeds. This made your eyes brighter/whiter, it improví vision and stimulates the growth of eye lashes

Beautiful skin and hair is not an impossible task, it’s simple. Everything you want is in the comfort off your kitchen. Do not miss out on the ancient Indian beauty secrets. These are just few of them, there is lots more. Explore and you would find it out very simply.

 

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