1. Chandan (Sandalwood)
Chandan is used as a ayurvedic herbs for skin lightening since ages. It is one of the most important skin care herb in Ayurveda.
It is very effective in the treatment of acne, blemishes, scrapes, rashes and other common skin problems. Sandalwood has a cooling and calming effect on the body when applied externally. It helps the body after overexposure to the sun due to its sweet, bitter and cooling properties. Chandan powder can be used in the form of a paste, lotion or soap for cleansing and hydrating the skin.
2. Turmeric (Haldi)
Turmeric is long known as a blood purifier and is known for its properties of giving a natural glow and radiance to the skin. It has antibacterial and anti aging properties.It is used as an ayurvedic herbs for skin diseases.
It helps reduce blemishes, acne, inflammation of skin, pigmentation and helps prevent many skin ailments. It also slows down the skin aging process .
To brighten skin you can form a paste by mixing turmeric powder and rice powder together using raw milk and tomato juice. Apply this paste on face and neck for 30 minutes. After that rinse off with lukewarm water.
You can also turmeric in the form of night cream. Prepare a paste of turmeric and milk or yogurt. Apply this mixture on face and allow it to dry. Leave it overnight. In the morning wash off the mask using a gentle cleanser.
It can also help remove tanning if mixed with lime juice and applied to exposed areas.
3. Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)
Aloe Vera is one of the most used products in beauty products. It is well known for its anti fungal, healing, anti inflammatory and cooling properties since ages.It is used as an ayurvedic herbs for skin care.
It can be used to treat many skin problems like acne, pimples, burns, infections, allergies, rashes, skin wound, blisters, insect bites or dry skin. The gel from this plant helps protects the skin and gives a cooling effect. This cooling effect helps in reducing inflammation.
Aloe Vera Gel can be used directly on the skin as a cream. It helps prevents skin from drying. It can work as a moisturizer when applied on skin before makeup. It can be mixed with fruit pulp and used as a face pack.
It can also be mixed with almond oil and used as a pack. It is very effective in treating pigmentation. A fresh leaf of the plant can be split and the gel obtained can be directly applied to the skin for around 20 minutes. It reduces pigmentation if used daily.
It can also be used to treat sunburns.
4. Kesar (Saffron)
Kesar is considered as a most effective agent for skin whitening since ages. Kesar can be used with olive oil for skin lightening.
Place the strands of Kesar in the water. Soak them for some time. When the water turns yellowish golden mix it with olive oil and raw milk. Stir it and apply onto your face using a cotton ball. The mixture should cover the entire face evenly.
Wash off with fresh cold water after 15 minutes. Do this 3-4 times every week. It will bring an awesome golden glow to your skin.
5. Kumkumadi Oil (Pharma Copoeia)
This is an extremely beneficial treatment to get fairer skin. This oil is a mixture of 16 Ayurvedic ingredients. It is known to remove marks and tanning from the skin.
This oil can be applied directly on the skin. You should be apply it all over the face and neck in such a manner that it forms a light yet even coat. After applying it use the upper parts of your fingers to massage it gently onto your skin for 5 minutes. Leave it and let the oil sit for 20 minutes. After that wash your face and neck with lukewarm water. It should be done once in a day for effective results.
Some other effective herbs for skin care are
It nourishes the skin. It is known for its moisturizing properties.
It act as a reliever for dry and itchy skin, chapped lips and minor infections. It makes the skin smooth and younger looking.
7. Quince Seed
It is also known for its properties of making the skin look young.
8. Cucumber Or Seeds Of Cucumber
It acts as a coolant for the skin. It also works as an antiseptic and nourishes the skin. It also helps the skin to look younger due to its anti aging properties. It also covers wrinkles and fine lines.
It is also known for its antiseptic properties. It acts as a natural astringent and give freshness to the skin.
10. Almond Oil
It keeps the skin young and glowing.
Apart from using these natural products it is very important to have a daily routine. It is also important to exercise and have a balanced diet. Ayurveda gives importance to yoga and meditation. It keeps a person young from inside and acts as a source of positive energy.