Top 8 Ancient Skincare Remedies You Should Know

  • Posted by: Dr. Milan Doshi
  • Category: Skin Treatment
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Many of us always dream of having that perfect or youthful skin that celebrities always flaunt on television screens and in movies. It is not surprising that India is a land of ancient culture and tradition that has roots in the past and so the ancient secrets of skincare have been passed down by generations by mothers. These have the advantage of being completely natural and also being free of any kind of preservatives.

1. Neem

This wonderful herb has multiple benefits of being a skin lightening agent along with anti-acne and even can be used to treat dry skin. A neem face pack in combination with cucumber or yoghurt reduces excess oil production thus reducing chances of acne breakout. While a teaspoon of grape seed oil mixed with neem powder can help treat dry skin. Neem pack alone can also give you radiant skin because of its tyrosinase stopping activity.

2. Honey

Honey is one of the most common and inexpensive ingredient you can find in your home. No denying the fact that it is also very tasty. But honey also has very good hydrating properties .Make a face mask by mixing rose oil, cream, chandan and chickpea flour along with honey and then apply on your face and after it dries up peel it off after sometime.

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3. Fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti)

Fuller’s earth is a natural scrub and cleanser and can be used to get rid of pimple marks as well as dark spots. By taking the needed amount of fuller’s earth mix it with fresh tomato juice and add a pinch of turmeric and sandalwood powder followed by application on your face can aid to remove pimple marks. In order to get rid of dark spots add some mint leaves and yoghurt to fuller earth and mix to form a paste followed by application on the dark spots and rinse off with lukewarm water.

4. Turmeric

This common household spice can deal with multiple skin problems such as treating stretch marks, cracked heels and wrinkles. Turmeric can be mixed with gram flour and yoghurt followed by application on stretch marks to lighten them. Turmeric mixed with coconut oil or castor oil can help heal cracked heels. Turmeric while when mixed with tomato juice, raw milk and rice powder can form a paste to treat your wrinkles.

5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a very good anti-septic and also aids in the blood circulation. You can make a smooth paste by mixing raw milk with sandalwood and apply it on your face followed by not disturbing it for 20 mins and then washing it off or alternatively by mixing powdered almonds with sandalwood and then adding raw milk followed by application to required area.

6. Tulsi

Make a paste of tulsi leaves by using a blender and add raw milk followed by application on your face which will help treat acne.

7. Gram flour

Gram flour or in other words all purpose flour is one of the most common ingredients that is present in the kitchen. Mix 5 to 6 powdered almonds, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of milk which will give a good glow to your skin. While a mixture of gram flour with cucumber juice can help with those blemishes.

8. Saffron

By mixing a few strands of saffron in milk for 30 mins add about a teaspoon of saffron powder and mix it well. Apply it on your face and leave it undisturbed for 15 to 20 mins followed by washing it off. This can definitely help to brighten up your skin. While in case of uneven tone you can take the needed amount of saffron and dip it in water and rub on your face to get an even skin tone.


It is seen how various spices and herbs can do wonders for your skin. From saffron to sandalwood to tulsi each and every ingredient has its merits. This ancient knowledge originates from ayurveda and is still relevant today even in the era of modern medicine. If you are interested to know more then be sure to contact our skin care center or speak to our expert dermatologist about any more skincare tips.