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3 Ayurvedic DIY Vegan Skincare Recipes To Spoil Yourself Every Weekend.

by | March 19, 2019

Weeks roll towards the end, leaving behind an exhausted you. Throughout the weeks you have a list of errands to carry out. Some of those are for your whole family (like bathing your pet, cleaning the garden backyard and stuff) and some you reserve for yourself (like you make the very special homemade facemask or merely relax on the couch and read Raise Vegan Magazine). Some mothers don’t even get time to do something for themselves. But I say, please do. You deserve it. After all, being a mother is not easy (at all). Therefore, here I have three ultra-soothing and cruelty-free skincare tips that will make you realize the power of Ayurveda and fetch you the much-deserved glow of being a mom. Read on to discover.

Here, Beauty Comes with Complicated ‘Science of Life’

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The roots are long enough to touch the ancient, back in time. Originated in India, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and living. It is continuing (you can guess its effectiveness). The word Ayurveda means- Science of life. The approach to Ayurveda comprises body, mind, spirit, and senses, and therefore nothing is left out. Rest assured every tip stated here works multifariously.

Dry Massage

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Did you know, massaging skin with certain dry powders can do wonders? If you haven’t, now you know. Messaging skin with dry-powders has multi-dimensional effects. These powders stimulate lymph movement, delivers tone and strength to muscles, liquefies fats, encourages circulation and exfoliates and softens the skin. Immediately after messaging you’ll realize the smoothness of your skin.

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Chickpea Flour or Gram flour

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Get your hands on some chickpea flour from the market. Make sure it is just the flour, and no other extras (like any spice whatsoever) added. For more benefits add some essential oils like rosemary, tea-tree, and sandalwood in the powder. Chickpea flour has numerous benefits; the texture is smoother and it won’t irritate skin.

Method- Wash your skin with warm water (to open the pores). Don’t dry the skin. On the damp skin rub the dry powder gently in small amount all over the skin across face, neck, and arms. Don’t do it with force (unless you want to irritate your skin). Once done, wash the skin with warm water.

P.S: If you can’t tolerate a dry massage, you can mix the chickpea flour with some rosewater, and massage the wet paste on the skin. One bonus tip with gram flour is- you can lightly rub the powder on a dampened face for beautiful glowing skin.

Neem

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The queen of the skin, neem a wonder herb. Name any health-issue; neem will have its fair share in solving the problem. Extensively used in Ayurvedic treatment, you can use neem in a detoxifying DIY skincare regime.  Neem is as efficient in topical usage as much as it is in internal applications. With its soothing and cooling effects, neem is used to calm and cool redness and skin irritation. It is anti the following, virus, bacteria, microbes, and inflation as well. It is simply magical. Just get your hands on some fresh neem leaves.

Method: There are many ways to use Neem. You can start by using it as a paste, wash a bunch of neem leaves with some water using a mixer grinder or pestle and mortar. Add two-three pinches of turmeric for added benefits. The wonder paste is ready. If you’ve got an oily and acne prone skin, pimples will break their sweat (seeing the might of neem).  Apply the paste on your face and let it dry for some minutes. Apart from the face, you can also use the paste as a body scrub.

P.S: If you have dry skin, while making the neem paste instead of water add some almond milk. It will moisturize the dryness of your skin. To some skin, neem can be drying. If irritation shall occur immediately wash face with plenty of cold water.

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Fenugreek Seed Boiled in Coconut Oil (for hair)

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I used to see my mother and aunt apply a certain heated oil to their hair, without fail every weekend. Now I know it was fenugreek seeds boiled in coconut oil. You will not apply the boiling oil directly, but warm oil. Coconut oil is known for its shine-adding and hair-nourishing capabilities. Fenugreek is known for its positive effect on dandruff, hair thinning/fall and loss of luster. It’s not recommended to use the oil on your scalp unless you’re dealing with dandruff or your hair is really dry. This combination helps control hair fall as well. Just get your hands on a bottle of pure coconut oil and some fenugreek seeds.

Method:  In a small pan, put a scoop of coconut oil and heat it. Once it is hot (it’ll smoke), add the Fenugreek seeds and let it splutter. Once the seeds are dark brown/ black, remove from the flames. After the oil is cool enough for you to touch and you can still feel the heat considerably, apply it all over your hair. In case your scalp is dry massage the oil on the scalp as well. After two-three hours (the longer, the better) wash it off with your favorite shampoo. Comment below- how much more shiny and soft is your hair?

P.S- You can also nourish your hair with coconut oil on-the-go. Take some oil on your palm, rub it in vigorously (to heat) and apply on the lengths of your hair strands. Follow the same after-application step as above.

These have been the three DIY vegan skincare methods that are side-effects free, and in most cases, you will be able to see the results instantly. They use strictly pure and plant-based ingredients (unless the raw material is diluted) and are rather easy to get. Let me know your opinion in the comments below. 


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One Response to “3 Ayurvedic DIY Vegan Skincare Recipes To Spoil Yourself Every Weekend.”

  1. Carley
    March 20th, 2019 @ 6:37 am

    Maple Holistics makes some great vegan shampoos that I like using.

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