Basil leaves are an ancient Ayurveda remedy for acne and also many skin issues. It’s powerful antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties not only help to eradicate the existing acne but also prevents acne. It improves the circulation and gives a beautiful fresh glow to the skin. Because of the high concentration of anti-aging elements, this basil leaves face wash is also beneficial for fighting off fine lines and a dull complexion.It also makes the skin pores disappear on regular use. This recipe can be used both as a face wash and also as a face mask.
- A hand full of fresh basil leaves
- Yogurt (optional)
- Distilled water
You can use this with water as a face wash, applying to the face and allowing to sit for 3-5 minutes, once every other day. Rinse with cool water.
As a mask: Use the paste and leave on the face for up to 20 minutes. For added benefits add 1 tbsp of yogurt to the basil paste and mix well.
As a toner: Add the basil leaves pate to two cups of boiling water and simmer for 2 minutes. Leave it aside until it comes to room temperature. Strain well and store in a clean glass container. Use morning and evening with a cotton pad to apply on clean and dry face. Will last for 1 week if refrigerated. Enjoy immediate glowing skin.