“Beta haldi, dahi, doodh lagaolo, roop nikhar ke aayega,” said every Indian dadi ever!
If you belong to an Indian household, you might have heard this dialogue. Our grandmothers were and still are obsessed with home remedies. Their trust in DIY recipes is just unconditional. So, no matter how expensive or an elaborate skincare you might use, they will tell you to rely on ghar ke nuskhe. But we cannot deny the fact that there’s something unique about dadi ke nuskhe. Firstly, it is all-natural so you can’t go wrong and secondly, these nuskhe are tried and tested by your own dadi’s and stood the test of time.
So, today, we have lined up a list of five nuskhes that will definitely cater to your skin problem and tackle them naturally!
1. Say Goodbye To Sun Tan:
Tomato and papaya are the two heroes that help you get rid of your sun tan. Both are enriched with Vitamin C which helps in brightening your skin. Tomatoes, in particular, are loaded with minerals which help in sun tan removal.
Dadi Ka Nushka: Slice a tomato and gently rub it on your face, hand and legs. Keep the residue for 10 minutes and rinse it off. You can do the same with Papaya, slice it up, remove the seeds and gently rub it on your skin. To make your facial skin soft and glowy, you can even use 1 tomato juice, 1 tsp yoghurt and 1 tbsp lime juice. Mix it all together and apply it on your face for 10 minutes. Rinse it with normal water and pat dry your face with a soft towel.
2. Fight Pigmentation and Dark Circles:
Aloo aka Potato is such a versatile vegetable. You get french fries, wedges and aloo ki sabzi, what’s not to like in it. But did you know it can also do wonders on your skin? Potato is rich in Vitamin-C which helps in boosting your skin’s health. It removes the dead skin and reduces the dark pigmentation. It also lightens your dark circles while refreshing your dull skin.
Dadi Ka Nushka: Grind one potato and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Add a few drops of rose water to the bowl and apply it over the pigmented area for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with normal water. Do it twice a week for faster results. For dark circles, simply place a potato slice on your eyes for 10 minutes, covering your under-eye area.
3. Brighten Up Your Dull Skin:
Still searching for the perfect recipe that will make your skin, bright, glowing and soft? Then turmeric, milk and honey can all become your best friends. Turmeric is loaded with skin brightening properties whereas honey being an antioxidant calms your skin and milk exfoliates dead skin cells. All of them together give you a smooth and bright skin for days!
Dadi Ka Nushka: Take ½ tbsp of turmeric powder, ½ tbsp of milk, and ½ tbsp of raw honey. Make it into a paste and apply it on your face and neck. Rinse it after 10 to 15 minutes, using warm water. For effective results, use it 2-3 times a week.
4. Wave-Off Acne:
You might have eaten a lot of besan pakoras but did you know how helpful besan is for your skin? Besan brightens up your skin and helps in forming a protective barrier while turmeric brings its antibacterial properties and fights acne. Another star ingredient for acne prone-skin is sandalwood as it dries out your pimples. By combining all of these together, your skin is all set to fight acne like a pro!
Dadi Ka Nushka: Take 1 tsp of gram flour (Besan), 2 tsp sandalwood powder (Chandan powder), 1 tsp milk and a pinch of turmeric powder (Haldi). Mix it all together and form a paste. Apply it on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it with normal water.
5. Nourish Your Dry and Flaky Skin:
All my dry skin type ladies, raise your glasses! We have got a perfect solution for your skin type. Hail to the 'remedies ka king' of dry skin - Yogurt a.k.a malai. This ingredient nourishes your skin to the tee! To make this deal even sweet, add milk and honey to the yoghurt. We bet you that your skin will become soft and supple in just a few days.
Dadi Ka Nuskha: Mix 2 tbsp of besan, 1 tbsp of yoghurt (Malai), 1 tsp of milk. 1 tsp of honey and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this paste on your face and neck for 10 minutes and rinse it off.
We are sure that with so much Dadi ke nuskhes at hand, you can’t wait to try them out. So, go to your kitchen cabinet now and find the ingredients. Glowing and happy skin is now just a nushka away!