De-TAN Body Pack

When does one need a body pack/scrub?

Ideally you should use one every 15 days, but its a must do before any big day like : a wedding, date, show or an event where you wish to have a glowing body, as this procedure exfoliates, revitalizes and nourishes your skin all over, leaving it soft, supple and glowing.

Now, I know the salons are charging a bomb for their body scrubs & packs and the effect wears off sooner than expected.

With personal experience I am sharing with you some yummy, nourishing body pack/scrub recipes that will blow your mind off!

They are easy to make, apply and are very cost effective.

De-TAN body pack & scub

4 Table spoons of oatmeal

2 Table spoon curd/yoghurt

2 table spoon honey

1/2 a tea spoon Haldi/turmeric powder

1 table spoon Lemon juice

1 table spoon of dried orange peel (if available)

1 Table spoon besan/gram flour

Whip the mixture well with a spoon to blend in all the ingredients.

Apply on the entire body, spreading well. Let it dry for 15 mins.

After it dries up slightly massage this pack in circular motion to let the outer layer peel off.

Follow by a warm water shower (do not use soap after the pack for atleast 12 hours), if possible apply baby oil or a moisturizer after the bath to lock in the goodness of this pack.

This pack removes TAN, dark marks, or uneven skin tone, lightens & brightens the skin color giving you a bright glow all over.

PS: Do not apply on Cuts or open wounds.

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Ayurveda cures acne marks!

I have returned absolutely delighted from my holiday to Kerala, mainly because i was in the Ayurvedic epicenter of the country surrounded by organic & super beneficial herbs and spices. Lots of conversations and exploring led me to find 2 magical substances to cure Acne & acne marks.

Now this is a simple one but try to be consistent with it.

What you need?

Amba haldi, an Ayurvedic haldi used for medicinal purposes, it has a strong odor and mustard yellow color Amba Haldi with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties has been extensively used for the preparation of skin care products.. It contains curcumin, vitamin A, protein, fatty acids, minerals and carbohydrates and has anti-inflammatory properties as well as strong antibiotic ones.

And,Rakhta chandan, popularly known as red chandan or Red Sandalwood Powder/Pterocarpus santalinus. It is dark maroon in color and doesn’t have any fragrance to it. It is different from sandalwood powder.Some of its powerful benefits are:

  • It is an antiseptic, wound healing agent.
  • It is an age-old effective remedy to fight acne, skin rashes, sunburn, blemishes and premature aging.

Both of these will be available in any authentic Ayurvedic shop, in case you are lucky to have someone in Kerala or traveling from there do ask for a packet each. In Pune you can find them in Kalidas Gandhi stores near Shivaji market, MG road.

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Recipe:

This one will help you get rid of deep acne, acne marks, even out the skin tone, remove suntan, improve skin texture and heal pits.

1 teaspoon Amba haldi powder

1 teaspoon Rakhta Chandan

Half teaspoon Aleo vera gel ( I use the most organic one i can find, current its Divya pharmacy(ram dev baba) product) If you have a plant then that is the best option, just slice open a leaf and scoop out a teaspoon of gel.

Half teaspoon lemon juice or rose-water.

A few drops of honey to maintain skin moisture, remove tan, age spots and speed up skin healing.

Mix it all in a small bowl to apply, make sure the mix is not watery, it needs to be thick and creamy so that it can spread easily and not drip.

This gives you a strong and potent mix for your active pimples, spots and marks. Just apply it on your clean face for 15 to 20 mins and wash off.

In case you have any irritation on the skin or sensitive skin, don’t use the lemon juice, just replace that with rose-water. In case you have very dry skin just add some milk.

This mix has many benefits for your skin and you can add more things to it to reduce its potency and increase other beauty benefits. For eg. you can add some besan (gram flour), green tea water, neem powder, oatmeal powder, a pinch of cinnamon.

P.S: After application of this mask your face will have a yellow tint so its best to apply it in the night,wash off and sleep with that yellow tint and let your skin absorb the pack’s nutrients all night. When you wake up wash off with a mild face wash.

Be natural, be beautiful!