Up your winter skin

Up Your Winter Skin Care Routine with These 5 Indian Spices

Fall is here. The sweater weather is here!

And what comes with fall?

Dry skin? Itchy skin? Sensitive skin?

No winter lasts forever but dry skin can, if you don’t care about it properly. Skin care during winters requires more energy, more focus and some upgrades.

Talking about upgrades, you of course know that Indian spices are full of flavors, extremely aromatic and can make any food delicious. It’s now time for you to know that they work great for skin care too! Remember how our mothers and grandmothers told us to stop wasting money on creams and face wash and use spices with other ingredients for a natural glow? Well, they weren’t exactly wrong. Spices CAN do wonders for your skin. Especially when the spices are not genetically modified and are natural.

Let’s jump onto the hacks now!

  1. Clove

If you thought cloves can only be used in cooking, think again. When it comes to caring about skin, they can never be left behind. Like many other Indian spices, Lavang, Laung, Clove – no matter what you call it, has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties among many other benefits. It helps reduce blemishes and prevent acne, leaving smooth skin behind.

Whip up a face mask of powdered clove with gram flour (besan), turmeric and water in your desired consistency and your DIY Clove mask is ready!

  1. Cardamom

The Queen of Spices, Cardamom, works great for your skin. When mixed with other ingredients, it protects your skin from acne and leaves your skin glowing. Sure, it is the third most expensive spice in the world but mixing freshly-ground Cardamom in your face mask or a DIY face wash and will rejuvenate your skin and make it winter ready!

Make your skin winter-ready by using it in a DIY face mask-ground the seeds and mix it with raw honey till you get your desired consistency.

  1. Coriander Seeds

Isn’t winter a great time to be cozy all day and continue sleeping? But what happens when you wake up with puffy eyes? Coriander seeds to the rescue! They have antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties, which means that they help in reducing redness and puffiness of the eyes.

They even work great as an exfoliator! Just mix up some seeds with lemon juice and use it as a scrub! It will help remove dead skin cells and make your skin glow!

  1. Ginger Powder

Whether it’s in its original or a powdered form, Ginger has always been the go-to home remedy for cold and fever because of its incredibly easy usage. It can kick up the flavors of your dish, make you better and add to that, it also has amazing skin benefits. It helps improve elasticity, evens skin tone and reduces hypo-pigmented scars.

Use equal amounts of powdered ginger, honey, and fresh lemon juice and use it as a face mask twice a week.

  1. Turmeric

Probably the most common Indian spice that everyone knows works great on any skin – be it a wound or other skin benefits. Because it has medicinal and anti-bacterial properties, it helps prevent breakouts, lightens the dark circles and also brings out a natural glow. So, when your week look like a couple of all-nighters, here’s the answer to your dark circles: a small amount of turmeric in your scrubs or face masks.

Use turmeric, almonds and milk to make a thick yellow paste and use it as a face mask.

Winter is coming. Get ready to make your winter skin care game strong with our spice hacks.

Also, shopping for organic Indian spices is now easier because Dwaraka Organic is here!

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