*Healthy skin essentially needs to be clean. Gram flour or the paste of soaked gram mixed with wild turmeric (kasturi manjal) has fantastic cleaning properties.
It not only removes impurities and excess oil form the surface of the skin but also tones and nourishes it. Apply this paste onto your face and neck and let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off with water.
*For our daily requirement of vitamin D, exposure to the sun is a must, but sometimes due to excess travel, outside jobs etc one can get exposed excessively to the sun. The ultraviolet rays of the sun do a lot more damage than meets our eye. Sometimes a tan that takes you many shades darker is the result. To remove an unwanted tan use fresh cucumbers for a week. This is the simplest possible way to remove tan because all you need to do is cut slices of the cucumber and rub it on your skin for 5 – 10 minutes, rinse with a cold splash of water.
*Neem is known for its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. The leaves are used as disinfectants, it keeps acne and pimples at bay it also irradiates skin rashes and allergies. Make a paste of fresh or dried neem leaves and apply it on your acne and pimple affected areas. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water. Do this every alternate day for 2 weeks.
*If you have the problem of puffed eyes, you can use green tea for curing it. Prepare green tea as usual. Let it become cold. Freeze it in a refrigerator in an ice-cube tray. Once frozen, use cubes to rub on the face, on eyes and areas that have puffed up. Don’t throw away the tea bags.. Put that in the fridge and use as eye pads to help reduce puffy eyes.