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Skin lightening mask and scrub- Tamarind and turmeric

Sunday is a good time to spend time on your selves (I say this to my clients too).  This is my second blog in the series skin lightening mask and scrub oats and banana

Tamarind as skin care –

Tamarind is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamin C, flavanoids, and vitamin  A, which help fight against the formation of free radicals  ( the main ingredients in any age-defying product) . Tamarind when applied on skin soothes irritation and inflammation. It lightens the skin and reduces dark spots and pigmentation ( along with few drops of lemon it also acts as instant bleaching agent ) . Tamarind contains natural fruit acids which help to remove impurities and dead cells giving a polished skin. It also contains AHA (alpha- hydroxy acids) which acts as an exfoliater. This body scrub along with turmeric is ideal for oily and acne prone skin due the antimicrobial properties of tamarind. But avoid the contact with eyes and skin and do not apply after shaving or waxing as it may irritate your skin.

Read more about it here.

Tamarind turmeric mask/scrub –

The raw ingredients – tamarind , turmeric and crystal sugar.

Warning –  Turmeric stains the skin and clothes yellow .

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Tamarind and can be little harsh on the facial skin if used directly, so boil it in water and use the pulp.

 

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Use the pulp and mix it with turmeric and water ( or curd can be used too )

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To use it as a body scrub add crystal sugar to the mix .

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Have a wonderful Sunday.

Love

Babita Jaishankar

 

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WOW Honey ;)

When i am putting down skin care and hair care regime for my clients i generally prefer to keep it very simple and something that they can just grab from their kitchen shelf .  So let me tell you ” why ” honey

Honey – “natural” alternative to medicine

One of the most important attributes of raw honey in this context is that it possesses inherent antibacterial properties. This makes it particularly useful in treating burns, peptic ulcers, gastroenteritis, and infections. 

The properties that make honey such a potent antibacterial agent are high viscosity; low pH;  low availability of free water; and its natural ability to produce hydrogen peroxide.

 

  1. Honey inhibits bacterial growth by stopping it at the cellular level.
  2. Honey also generally has a pH value between 3.2- 4.5, making it a very acidic agent. Thus, most types of honey will inhibit growth of bacteria.
  3. Honey has a low availability of water for bacteria to use, being about 84% fructose and glucose. The 15-21% of water by weight in honey strongly interacts with the sugar molecules and, thus, there is very little left available for anything else (like bacteria).
  4. Honey also has an enzyme, glucose-oxidase that produces hydrogen peroxide. Fully ripened honey has a pretty low level of hydrogen peroxide and when you dilute the honey in water, this enzyme’s activity increases by a factor of up to 50,000, making it a very effective slow release antiseptic. This “slow release” effect is particularly helpful as it does not damage healthy tissue, rather these slow release, low doses kill only the germs, while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed.                                                                                   
  • Will keep you all posted on other things that you can grab from your kitchen shelf and look WOW :).             ——-   Love      Babita jaishankar                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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