Take care of your skin and hair with Basil

Skin and hair care is what every woman worries the most. As the season changes, our lifestyle needs a change and so do the things we use and do in everyday routine. From household to personal stuff, everything needs to alter watchfully; more care is needed in every aspect.

As far as, hair and skincare is concerned, you can rely on Basil (Tulsi) with no second thought. It is normally cultivated for religious reasons in India. This aromatic herb has also been used for medicinal purposes since centuries.

Used extensively in India, fresh basil leaves with spicy and slightly minty sweet side are also beneficial to make your skin and hair more beautiful and healthier. Read on how this small plant can bring amazing feel for you by giving you healthy hair and unblemished skin.


  1. Helps to Cure Acne:


Oily skin is the most problematic skin type and you must be looking for clear and normal T-zone (forehead, nose & chin area). Let basil with its simple anti-acne recipe work for you because it retains remarkable antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties.

Pound a few yet fresh basil leaves and mix with few drops of rose water until paste form appears. Now apply this simple paste on our pimples for 5-10 minutes and then wash. Within few days you will notice a great change on your acne prone skin. This treatment will also prevent the further spread of acne.


  1. Reduces Dark Spots & Scar Marks:


Acne often leaves behind the scar marks. No need to worry, just take 4-5 fresh leaves of basil and add into boiled water. Allow it to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove the leaves and let the water cool. Apply on scar marks with cotton ball. After a week or two (depends how severely your skin is damaged of scar marks), you will see a big difference.

It’s equally good for dark spots usually the resultant of changing season or because of some disease.


  1. The best anti-Aging:


Aging is no less than a nightmare for women. Anti-aging products with steep price tags are not affordable for all. Do not panic and use the power of basil mixed with coconut oil. Add fair amount of coconut oil in crushed basil leaves to make a facemask. Apply this mask for about 10 minutes and then wash.

Its continuous use will help improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Coconut oil will deeply hydrate the skin cells while basil’s antioxidant property helps to defend against aging. This mask is the best for all skin types.


  1. Helps to rid of dandruff:  

Are dandruffs causing you trouble? Do not lose hope because basil is an all-natural herbal treatment for dandruffs. Basil’s anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties help you to rid of this dandruff leading to hair lose.

Take a bunch of fresh basil leaves and crush well. Add some coconut oil and mix well until paste texture appears. Now apply this paste to your scalp. Massage gently for 10-15 minutes and then shampoo your hair. Use it for 2-3 times in a week and you will observe handsome decrease in dandruff.


  1. Prevents hair fall:

Scared of hair lose? Be easy. Simply mix few drops of amla oil in the well-crushed basil leaves and apply the resulting paste on your scalp. Massage gently for few minutes and then shampoo.

* Adjust the ingredients quantity as per your choice to make the basil mask or paste.

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