Heya beauties!!! 🙂
How’s your weekend going on? 😉
As you maybe knowing, I am a sucker for herbal products. But the products we buy from the stores,are not entirely organic.They are having some or the other preservatives,which diminishes the purpose of herbal ingredients.All herbal products should have less shelf life specially if they are in liquid form,say paste,like a week or two. And for powder form,it can stay till a month or so, provided they are kept in air-tight containers. 😦 So, I decided to make my own herbal beauty product using easily available ingredients from the kitchen or garden.
I am starting with a face cleanser suitable for all skin types including eczema , sensitive skin or acne-prone skin and a shelf life of a month.
- besan or gram flour or chickpea flour
Turmeric-It is endowed with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so suitable for wounds,acne etc; It contains a compound known as ‘curcumin’ which forms the yellow pigment; this in turn functions as a coloring agent to impart a brighter skin complexion.Turmeric is an anti-oxidant that assists in attacking free radicals to give a youthful looking skin, devoid of rashes and other disorders.
Besan or gram flour or chickpea flour- It makes your skin smooth and radiant.Helps in removing tan and is a popular ingredient for skin lightening.It reduces oiliness and fights pimples.Also,removes dead cells, excess sebum and dirt quite effectively,so acts as a good scrub.Regular use reduces unwanted hair.
Oats-It absorbs and removes excess oil and bacteria from your skin and exfoliates dead skin cells, thus helping to combat acne.Oats are effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water. They form a fine protective film when applied on skin.It is effective in addressing dry skin symptoms like itching, rashes, scales, peeling etc.It contains beta-glucan that forms a fine film on your skin as well as penetrates deep into the skin to provide much needed deep moisturizing to your skin.It enhances wound healing and shallow abrasions and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin,helpful during chicken pox and poison ivy.Oats have anti-inflammatory properties and are suitable for all skin types. They are clinically effective in healing dry and itchy skin.Hence,can be used for eczema or dry skin related diseases.Oats are known for their skin lightening effects as well as improving the skin tone and texture and smoothing out blotchy areas.Oats contain natural cleansers called saponins that can remove dirt and oil from the pores without causing irritation.It leaves behind soft and silky skin and reduces pore size.
Honey-It is anti-bacterial in nature so good for acne-prone skin.Also,it is moisturizing so good for skin as it doesn’t strip it off its natural oils.
1. Take the oats and besan.
2. Grind the oats to a powdered form so that besan and oats can be mixed easily.
3. Now we have to mix the powdered oats with besan thoroughly.
4. After mixing ,add a little turmeric and mix it again.
5. It should look like pale yellow powder.To this,you can add honey 2 tsps.I didn’t add it here,because unluckily,didn’t had it that time. 😦 But both the results are good for skin.
6. Store it in an airtight jar.Your herbal cleanser is ready.
Take a tsp size in your hand.Add water or milk to it to make a thick paste.Rub it in your palms and then apply it as you usually do with a facewash.You can keep this for a minute to act as facepack or wash it off immediatly.
PS: Do a patch test first because everyone has different skin.Even though the ingredients used here,shouldn’t cause any problem but to be on the safer side,do it.If there is itching or redness,discontinue the use.
If you tried this cleanser,let me know.I want to know whether this worked for you or not.I love hearing from you all. 🙂
Till the next post,byeee,tc, XOXO :-*