Spices may play a vital role in your favourite recipes. But, did you know that these kitchen staples, can also be the secret ingredients in your beauty care regimen.
Some herbs and spices are being loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, and nutrients, to make your skin and hair healthy.
Green Tea for Sun Protection
Green Tea contains high amount of catechins, that has antioxidant, anti inflammatory and anti-aging effects on the skin. Using a lotion which contains green tea, can help reduce the risk of sunburn and DNA damage.
Cinnamon for Glowing Skin
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants which helps fight skin damage. It also increases circulation and blood flow to increase cell turnover and skin repair. For a quick antioxidant boost, add a teaspoon to your oatmeal or coffee.
Chilli peppers for fighting wrinkles
Peppers like cayenne, chilli and paprika are rich in vitamins A and C, which are good for fighting free radicals. You can add 1-2 peppers into your meal to see the benefits.
Turmeric for reducing inflammation
Turmeric is popular for its anti-inflammatory properties, due to its high amount of the antioxidant curcumin. Curcumin can help fight melanoma, by treating the affected skin with turmeric. You can add turmeric into your smoothies, soups or tea.
Garlic for Healthy and Beautiful Hair
Garlic is loaded with cysteine, an amino acid found in garlic which gives your hair its strength. This amino acid can also fortify the hair strands when ingested and has topical benefits as well.
Fennel seeds for Skin Sensitivity and Strong Hair
Fennel seed is a great anti-inflammatory ingredient. It is great for reducing skin sensitivity by adding at least 4 grams per day into your diet.
It can also be used for hair care treatment. You can crush fennel seeds and mix with boiling water, for a rinse that can help reduce dandruff and strengthen hair.