We are born with a beautiful skin and we must keep it that way. Pollution and age put adverse effects on our skin. But we can care for it using some natural ingredients.
Aloe Vera has been in use for more than 3000 years. Like a cactus plant, it is fleshy and succulent and yields a thick gel-like juice. It is known as 'gheekanwar', 'ghritkumari' or guarpatha' in Hindi.
The marigold flower has many healing properties and has been used in skin and hair problems since the ancient times. There are references and prescriptions using marigold flowers in the Ayurvedic system. Marigold flower extracts, infusions, essential oils, etc have been used to treat wounds and cuts, due to the antiseptic action of marigold. It has a soothing effect on skin irritation. It is of benefit to oily skin and helps to control eruptions and skin rash. It has an astringent and toning effect, which reduces oiliness and closes the pores. For the scalp too, these properties help, especially in oily scalp conditions and also in dandruff. Marigold also has a fungicidal effect and has been used to treat fungal infections of the skin and scalp.
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