Indian women know the power of beauty and they also know quite a few secrets to looking gorgeous that you might not. The best part of this is that a lot of their beauty rituals are centered around natural ingredients and don’t require you to spend hundreds of dollars. So if you want awesome shiny hair, glowing skin – give these 10 tips a try.
1. Fix Bad Tan Naturally
If you stayed out in the sun for too long, or got some unfortunate tan lines, or maybe you just aren’t a fan of that tanned look and prefer to be tan free – there’s an easy fix for that. Just squeeze the juice of one lemon and mix it with a teaspoon of honey. Put this mixture on your face as a facemask and wait for 10 minutes then rinse off. Lemon has natural bleaching properties that will remove some of the tan while honey will keep your skin moisturized.
2. Prevent Hair Thinning
Yes, there’s a bunch of different shampoos, treatments and vitamins you could use to help with hair thinning. But one of the simplest things you can do for your hair is to change up the parting once in a while. You see when you keep your hair in the same parting for years, you lose volume in your hair, it starts to lay very flat. And because it’s always parted in the same way and it’s the same hairs that are always first in line to be brushed and exposed to the sun – your hair might start thinning at the parting. Change up your parting and you can prevent that.
3. Get Rid Of Dandruff With Lemon
If you suffer from dandruff you should try this old and tried method. Take some coconut oil and mix it with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub this mixture into the roots of your hair, take your time and give yourself a proper head massage. Leave it on for about an hour and then wash out. Your dandruff will be gone.
4. Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair With Gram Flour
One of the most effective ways Indian women get rid of unwanted hair is with the help of gram flour. Just mix some of it with water until it becomes a paste – put it on your face or any other area on your body that has unwanted hair and leave it to dry. Then just rub it off in circular motions. If you do this twice a week for a couple of months the effect might actually be permanent. That’s way cheaper than laser hair removal or waxing, don’t you think?
5. Henna For A Color Boost
Instead of damaging your hair with chemical dyes, try using henna to give your hair a little boost. If you have dark hair, using red henna will give your hair a bit of a red tone in the sun. You can use dark henna to hide your grey hair. And since it’s a natural dye, not only will it not damage your hair, but it’ll actually make it look healthier and shinier.
6. Coconut Oil For Everything
It really is a miracle product. Use it on your feet, knees and elbows to moisturize to soften the skin there. It’s a great natural hair mask that will make your hair look way more silky and shiny. Coconut oil also works great as a makeup remover. Just put it on everything!
7. Multani Mitti For Awesome Skin
Multani Mitti, also known as Fuller’s Earth is the best way to tighten your pores, dry out pimples, cleanse your face and make your skin smooth. It’s great for oily or normal skin. However if your skin is on the drier side – perhaps stay away from it.
8. Clear Up Acne With Neem
If you suffer from acne – neem can really help you out. Making a paste out of the leaves and using it as a facemask on the daily basis is completely safe and is a great alternative to chemical treatments. It really helps with skin inflammations and has an antiseptic effect too. Alternatively you can use neem oil and use it for spot treatment.
9. Fade Dark Spots With Turmeric
Turmeric is a staple of Indian cuisine, but did you know it can also be used outside of the kitchen? That’s right, turmeric can help you lighten dark spots, and it’s also awesome for lightening dark armpits. Just mix it with water, apply to the targeted area, leave on for 10 minutes and wash off.
10. Tea For Your Hair
Tea isn’t just an awesome drink. It can also be used for your hair. If you’re blonde and want to brighten your hair – use a green tea rinse in the shower. For red hair – try hibiscus tea. Rosemary tea will make dark hair look more vibrant. And if you want to hide your greys and color them dark – use sage tea.