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Top 5 Ayurvedic Herbs for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Top 5 Ayurveda Herbs for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

There are many products present in the market when it comes to beautiful and glowing skin. These products contain harmful chemical substances that only provide short-term solutions and result harmful in the long run.

One of the best ways to get healthy, beautiful and glowing skin is to use Ayurveda/Natural herbs in your daily routine. There are many Ayurvedic Herbs that have the tendency to improve the texture of skin. Using herbs helps in restoring skin balance. 

Ayurveda herbs are free from harmful compounds and promote natural healing ability. Ayurveda is an ancient technique of medicine making that involves the use of herbs and natural ingredients. Ayurveda has an age-long association with Indian culture and Ayurveda Treatment Strategy deals with Eradicating the Root Cause of the Ailment.
Also read: Jiva Ayurveda

Top 5 Ayurveda Herbs for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

  • Sandal/Chandal (Sandal Wood)

The sandal is one of the most important herbs of Ayurveda and it is used in many Ayurveda herbal products. The sandal is used in brightening products for ages. It has a cooling effect on the body when applied externally. It also provides relief from sunburn or overexposure to the sun.

Sandal powder can be made in the form of a lotion, paste and soap for skin cleansing and hydrating.

Ayurveda Herbs - Sandalwood for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Ayurveda properties of Sandalwood

  • Quality (Guna): Light and rough 
  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter
  • Potency (Virya): Cold 
Also see: sandalwood face wash

Benefits of Sandalwood

  • Treat ache, removes pimples and cleanses the skin
  • Works as a moisturizer and removes dry spots
  • Improves complexion by detoxifying and cleansing skin

  • Turmeric (Haldi)

Turmeric is undoubtedly one of the most used in Ayurveda for its Blood Purification Properties. When applied to the skin, it increases natural glow and radiance of skin.

Turmeric has anti-ageing and anti-bacterial properties, which is why it is used in the treatment of many skin diseases.

Ayurveda Herbs - Turmeric for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Ayurveda Properties of Turmeric

  • Quality (Guna): Rough and light 
  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter and pungent 
  • Potency (Virya): Hot/Warm 

Benefits of Turmeric

  • Brightens skin 
  • Treats blemishes and acne 
  • Smoothens skin and reduces unevenness 
  • Anti-Ageing properties of turmeric help in reducing wrinkles

  • Aloe Vera (Ghrit Kumari)

Aloe Vera is one of the most used Ayurveda herbs in beauty products. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and Cooling Properties that promote healing of the skin.

Aloe Vera is in the form of a gel, which is secreted from the aloe vera plant and can be used directly on the skin. It has been widely used in the treatment of Allergies, pimples, infections, rashes, blisters and dry skin.

Ayurveda Herbs - Aloe Vera for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Ayurveda Properties of Aloe Vera

  • Quality (Guna): Heavy and Oily 
  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter 
  • Potency (Virya): Cold 

Benefits of Aloe Vera

  • Prevents skin from drying 
  • Moisturizes the skin 
  • Treats pigmentation 
  • Helps in fair complexion
  • Removes sunburns from the skin 
  • Helps in combatting acne, eczema, blackheads and other related skin problems

  • Saffron (Kesar)

Saffron is the most costly herb of them all and is the most effective skin brightening agent. Due to its heavy cost, it is not commonly used in herbal products but that does not change the fact that it is highly effective for skin care and treatment.

Saffron are stigmas of saffron flowers, which are handpicked, as they are very delicate. Though it is mostly harvested to be used as a spice or to add flavour to the tea, it is also a beneficial herb for herbal supplements.

Ayurveda Herbs - Saffron for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Ayurveda Properties of Saffron

  • Quality (Guna): Slimy 
  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter and Pungent
  • Potency (Virya): Hot/Warm

Benefits of Saffron

  • Brighten ups the skin 
  • Removes blackheads and pimples and restores skin decolourization.
  • One of the most effective skin whitening agent as compared to other herbs in the list

  • Neem Leaves

Neem leaves are widely used in both Ayurveda and conventional medicine production due to their Anti-Oxidizing Properties. Neem leaves are jam-packed with essential oils that close the pores of the skin and make the skin tighter and reduce unevenness.

Ayurveda Herbs - Neem Leaves for Beautiful and Glowing Skin

Ayurveda Properties of Neem Leaves

  • Quality (Guna): Light and dry
  • Taste (Rasa): Bitter 
  • Potency (Virya): Cold
Also See: Organic Harvest Neem Face Wash

Benefits of Neem Leaves

  • Neem leaves have Antimicrobial properties that help in treating acne 
  • Helps to remove impurities from skin and tighten skin pores 
  • Soothes dry skin and eczema
  • Removes wrinkles and premature ageing signs 
  • Reduces dark circles beneath the eye.

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  1. I have tried almost all of these herbs mentioned above. And they are very effective for skincare. I use them regularly in my DIYs...

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