modern lifestyle consumes a lot of body energy, and
the natural body processes are unable to produce enough
energy to keep us going. Factors like eating too much
of fast food, not eating enough natural foods, over-indulgence,
using too many medicines, drugs, lack of proper exercise,
excess anxiety and pollution etc. further weaken our
energy. Thus the vital power of the body which maintains
the beauty, luster and glow, will be affected and reduced
in the body. This has to be prevented and supplemented
in a natural way, wherever possible.
describes many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy
and glowing skin. Using these natural ways, one can
stay young and beautiful for a longer period without
having to suffer the side effects of the chemicals.
are some simple 'techniques' to achieve a naturally
Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply
this milk over your lips and face. It adds grace
and glow to your skin.
For normal skin
mix 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon
juice in a cup of yogurt, to make a paste. Apply it
on face as a mask and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then
clean it off with a wet tissue. This mask enhances
the complexion and glow of face.
Exfoliate twice a week to rid your skin of dead
A protein mask -- Soak
a teaspoon of urad dal and 5-6 almonds overnight. Grind
this to a fine paste applies this protein mask on face
and washes it off after half an hour. This mask nourishes
the facial skin and also enhances the complexion.
Application of pure castor oil prevents wrinkles and
softens the skin. This slows down the aging process
made conditioner : mix one tablespoon of honey
and 2-table spoon of cream. Apply this mixture on
face and wash it off after few minutes.
a raw potato
on face removes marks and pigments.
Prepare a homogenious mixture of cucumber juice, glycerin
and rose water. Apply this mixture on face. This mixture
can be refrigerated.
Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice, rose water
and lime juice. Wash the face and apply it overnight.
Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion
and keeps it healthy.
Take 50 ml. of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch
of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use
it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep
pores of skin.
Mix equal quantities of lime juice, glycerin and rose
water. This lotion if applied to the face regularly
at bed time is very useful in removing pimples, blackheads
and other stains of the skin. It makes the skin soft,
and can also be applied to other parts of the body.
Take 50 ml. of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon
of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face. It
helps to make the skin soft and glowing.
Take equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat
flour and make a paste with sesame oil. Apply it to
the face to remove unwanted
Apply orange juice to the face for
smooth and soft skin.
Take 30 ml. of cabbage juice and mix one teaspoon
of honey in it. This mixture, if applied regularly
to the face, helps to keep the wrinkles
Make a paste of raw carrots and apply it to the face.
Wash it after one hour. The skin will become glowing.
Regular application of mint juice to the face will
helps to remove stains.
Take a vitamin
C tablet (the strongest you can find) and dissolve
it in 1/2 teaspoon boiling water. Vitamin C is the
only topical antioxidant that has been proven to prevent
oxidation of tissue. Let the water cool until comfortable
to the touch. Add it to a small amount of eye cream,
and gently apply it under the eye and around the mouth.
Never use a facial moisturizer on the eye area if
you have sensitive skin.
Pastes of Cucumber, Sandalwood, Papaya and Pineapple
Fruit are used for making face
masks. Honey acts as a powerful moisturizer.
Turmeric paste is another popular skin
care herb, applied both as a face
pack as well as all over the body, to improve
the skin tone and prevent skin disorders.
A mixture of
Lemon Juice and Honey is used in skin care.
A paste of 'Raktha Chandanam' (red sandalwood) in
Honey, applied once or twice a day for about a fortnight,
has a magical effect in erasing scars.