3 Neem Facial Masks for Skin Rejuvenation

Neem Leaves

3 Neem Based Facial Masks (Image via sxc.hu)

Nature has so much to give… Like for instance our very own ‘Indian lilac’ or ‘Neem’, a tree regarded as “One tree Pharmacy” in the history of Ayurveda as every part of the tree is put to use including its bark, leaves, seeds, flowers & roots! We have often seen people brushing their teeth from Neem bark to remove plaque, or some one who has surrounded oneself with neem leaves to fight some infectious skin disease. Neem has many medicinal properties and gives a great treat to the hair and the skin when applied. As a skin toner, it removes acne, pigmentation and other blemishes. The use of neem oil purifies the skin and builds up the immunity. When used as a face pack, it dries up the whiteheads, extracts the blackheads, clear off acne and pores, and moisturizes the skin. Let us now understand more such benefits that Neem offers and highlight on some good neem facial masks that can really tone up your skin and leave it healthy glowing!

 

Benefits of Neem (Margosa Leaves)
  • Due to its anti- bacterial, anti- fungal and analgesic properties, Neem proves beneficial to oily & dull skin.
  • The vitamin C content in Neem helps to remove blemishes, blackheads, age spots which in turn give a youthful look to the skin.
  • Various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis can drastically be reduced with Neem. Neem not only reduces the dryness/itchiness but also moisturizes the skin.
  • Neem has a high antioxidant level which protects the skin against any environmental pollutants and prevents it from aging.
  • Neem when used as a face pack, can exfoliate the dead skin, tighten up the pores, remove off the impurities and rejuvenate the skin. [Check more benefits of neem tree]

 

3 Neem Facial Masks for Skin Rejuvenation 

1. Neem face mask for acne/blemish prone skin:

Ingredients used: Few mashed neem leaves or neem powder, 1 tbsp of gram flour (besan) & 1 tsp of curd

 neem face mask

How to prepare & apply: Add curd, gram flour, and neem powder or mashed leaves together in a bowl and mix well to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the cleansed face and wash it off after 15 minutes with cold water.

 

Benefits:
Besan act as a cleansing agent to the skin & adds glow to the skin.

Neem due to anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, soothes out the outer layer of the skin, reduces the pimple marks or any kind of skin eruptions & provides a clear skin.

Curd controls excessive oil secretion in the skin.

 

2. Neem face mask for dull/lifeless skin:

Ingredients used: Handful of tulsi (Basil) leaves and neem leaves, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of sandalwood powder or multani mitti (Clay)

 neem powder

How to prepare & apply: Keep both tulsi and neem leaves under the direct sunlight for a day to dry out the moisture & crush/blend it in a blender to make a powder. Mix honey and sandalwood powder/multani miti to the above mixture and form a paste. Apply all over face, neck and leave it for 10 -15 minutes. Scrub off gently & rinse it off with cold water.

 

Benefits:
Tulsi: Provides a glow to the skin & keeps it healthy.

Neem: Exfoliates the skin and removes off the dead skin layer.

Sandalwood powder/Multani miti: dries of the excessive oil in the skin.

Neem: Tones up the skin.

 

3. Neem face mask for dry skin:

Ingredients used: 2 tsp of dried neem leaves/ powder, 1 tsp of whipped cream, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder

 turmeric powder

How to prepare & apply: mash 2 tsp of dried neem leaves and mix it well with the whipped cream. Add turmeric to the mixed ingredient & apply it all over face and neck. Splash clean the skin and finally wash off with cold water after a gap of 10-15 minutes of application.

 

Benefits:
Cream: soothes out the dryness and gives necessary glow.

Neem: Moisturizes & tones up the skin.

Turmeric Powder: As a bleaching agent, removes any form of impurities & gives a radiant look.

 

Embrace the nature goodness & enjoy the benefits of these neem face mask on your skin!

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