Ashwagandha is a miracle herb known for its healing powers and many health benefits. The ‘Indian Ginseng’ or ‘Indian Winter Cherry’ is a staple to Ayurveda. This potent Rasayana is classified as an adaptogen and is known for its therapeutic and rejuvenating attributes. Besides alleviating stress, anxiety, insomnia, and treating various chronic disorders, Ashwagandha is widely used to improve skin and hair health.
Here are 5 ways in which you can include Ashwagandha in your beauty regime.
#1 Prevent and Heal Acne
The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of Ashwagandha helps prevent and heal acne, treat pimples, reduce scars and dark spots, and repair inflammation to improve skin tone. Whip up a simple face pack with Ashwagandha powder and water, apply a thin layer on the face and neck, a little thicker layer on affected areas, allow the pack to dry, gently exfoliate, and rinse with water.
#2 Anti-Ageing Benefits
Regular use of this potent herb can boost collagen and reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. Prepare a face pack by mixing 2 parts Ashwagandha powder, 1 part organic ginger powder, 1 part dry lemon peel, and water. Boil the mixture, allow it to cool, apply on the face and neck. Once the pack is dry, gently exfoliate, and rinse with cold water.
#3 Pre and Post Natal Care
Massaging the expectant mother with Ashwagandha oil can help alleviate fatigue, relieve stress, and boost energy. It may help tone the skin, strengthen the muscles, and improve skin elasticity, thus reducing stretch marks. Add Ashwagandha powder to your massage oil and gently rub it to the skin.
#4 Hair Care
Keep your scalp healthy, prevent hair loss, and stimulate hair growth by including Ashwagandha in your hair care regime. Make a paste of the Ashwagandha powder with water and gently massage your scalp and roots, leave the mask for 30-45 minutes, and rinse as usual. Alternatively, you can add it to your regular hair oil or shampoo and massage the scalp to enhance blood circulation and improve hair growth.
#5 Beauty Sleep
A well-rested body and stress-free mind are essential for skin that glows with health. Get your 8 hours of undisturbed beauty sleep and wake up rejuvenated and fresh. Consume Ashwagandha with warm milk before your bedtime to treat anxiety and insomnia, and say hello to beautiful you.
Include Ashwagandha in your diet and beauty regime for holistic health and wellness.