This post is part of my "summer skin regimen +" video I will be posting in a bit. I used my home made
Ayurvedic mask and I know someone is going to ask me about it when they watch the video. I started a
new skin regime two months ago and decided to introduce ayurvedic herbs to my routine (so far so
good). @ Moptopmaven blog has a lot of information about ayurvedic herbs/ target treatment
suggestions. Since I love to experiment with all sorts , I mixed all the herbs I could find on the shelf to
make my now favourite skin care product. FYI if your going to try this mask, make sure you do a patch
test on your elbow and behind your ears, that way you will be able to tell if your allergic or not. The
reason I heart ayurvedic herbs is because its cheaper / more effective (natural) than commercial products.
Plus you can easily custom mix the herbs to suit your skin type. If you have dry skin, use water instead
of lemon juice. Since I am not a dermatologist, I recommend you do your own research ( Google
is your friend) to find out the pros and cons of certain herbs and essential oils before you buy them.
1tsp- Tulsi powder ( It has anti-pollutant properties and moisturises the skin)
1tsp-Mutani mati powder (Acts as a natural skin cleanser that cleans dirt from the pores of the skin).
1tsp-Neem powder ( It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties making it ideal for breakouts).
1tsp-Kaolin clay powder ( Absorbs excess oil and toxins )
1tsp- Moringa leaf powder ( rich in vitamin A, C, protein, calcium and potassium + reduces wrinkles and fine lines).
1tsp-lodhar power ( Mild astringent excellent for treating skin infections)
1tsp-Skin life powder (helps prevent skin dehydration, enhances skin texture and adds glow to skin) according to the pack.
1tsp- Manjishta powder ( helps reduce pimples, blemishes discolouration)
1/2 tsp - Vitamin E oil ( reduces the appearance of scars & can be used as a moisturiser at night)
4 TSP- Lemon juice ( fresh or shop brand) ( helps to lighten dark spots caused by acne due to its acidic nature).
1 drop -Lavender essential oil ( has antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that help treat acne, sun burn).
1 drop- tea tree essential oil ( its Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial ,anti-viral properties help reduce the appearance of breakouts)
1 drop -Camomile blue essential oil (You can use any camomile/ chamomile essential oil you have) (Anti itching properties help to soothe and repair skin). Also great for sensitive skin.
Store mask in the freeze.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND ITEMS:
Sheabutter cottage : Ayurvedic herbs , Kaolin clay and essential oils
Spices of India : Ayurvedic herbs
Holland and Barrett : Vitamin E oil and essential oils
Click on the store names above, I have hyperlinked them. These links are for UK residents ONLY. For
my non UK readers, I am sure you can find vitamins E oil at CVS but as for the herbs you might need to
check your local Indian store or online.
Till my next post