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5 Magical Ayurvedic herbs to slow down skin-aging

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It has always been a dream of human kind to live longer, young and beautiful; modern medical science hasn’t been able to decode the process of aging completely. However, the markets are flooding with various types of artificial anti aging products and most of them either fail to offer what they promise or have unpleasant side effects. Ayurveda, the ancient science of well-being, offers a variety of time-tested anti- aging medicines; these Ayurvedic herbs not only slow down the process of aging but also fill your body with vivacity and vigor.

Below is a list of most effective, natural anti-aging medicines that help slow down the aging process while improving the quality of your skin from within.

  1. Shilajit
    Shilajit is a natural anti-aging medicine which is also known as nectar for youthful and zestful life. It is extremely effective in slowing down cell degeneration process and thus brings back the youthful glow and glamour. It is a great source of antioxidants, and possesses enormous restorative and therapeutic power. The signs of aging usually appear in the form of dark circles, fine lines, blemishes and age spots; Shilajit can slow down the pre-oxidation of body up to a great extent, thereby prevent or reverse the visual signs of ageing.
  2. Aloe-vera
    In Ayurveda, Aloe-vera is considered as one of the most potent and versatile anti-aging plant.  Aloe-vera is mostly known for its effectiveness as a natural remedy for pimples and acne, but this magical plant does so much more than that. Aloe-vera contains malic acid which makes your skin youthful, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and also maintains skin elasticity.Besides reviving and revitalising your body, Aloe Vera can help detoxify your digestive track too, removing harmful toxins from internal system is a great way of making your skin glow from within. The Aloe-vera possesses catalytic powers; it bestows your skin with essential nourishment, protect it from foreign invaders and moisturize it
  3. Amla
    Amla helps maintain the youthful look of your skin, as it is a natural anti-oxidant with amazing rejuvenating properties. Besides helping your body alleviate free radicals, it also increases the regeneration of cells. Regular intake of Amla improves immunity and maintains proper functioning of the liver. Vitamin C is found in abundance in Amla, which delays the signs of ageing process such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Ayurvedic practitioners has been using this herb as a, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic medicine since ages. Amla doesn’t lose its medicinal properties after heating or drying, so you can easily store it in dry powder form if fresh Amla is not available. Its benefits are not limited to skin only; it has also been used as a wonderful hair tonic and eye sight booster.
  4. Ashwagandha
    Many eminent ayurvedic experts refer Ashwagandha as a nature’s gift to mankind. Ashwagandha is a short, woody shrub with small flowers and berry-like fruits. With abundance of nutrients and antioxidants, it helps remove free radicals from body to fight the premature skin aging signs like dark spots, wrinkles and acne.With age comes stress, and with chronic stress comes severe health problems; higher levels of the cortisol (stress hormones) have been linked to skin aging since several years. Results of several medical studies prove that daily dose of Ashwagandha in adequate quantity reduces cortisol hormone significantly.
  5. TurmericTurmeric, a.k.a. haldi, is a wonderful spice with numerous therapeutic properties. It has been a beauty secret of Asian women since thousands of years.With an abundance of antioxidants and antibacterial properties, turmeric rejuvenates dull and lifeless skin while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines.  One of the biggest reasons of premature skin aging is over exposure to UV rays which causes fine lines, freckling and skin pigmentation. Skin care experts believe that turmeric prevent the adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation and pollution due to its ability to inhibit an increase in MMP-2.Along with its ability to slow down the aging process, turmeric may also make your skin soft, supple and youthful. Ayurvedic practitioners use turmeric in herbal skin tightening and skin brightening treatments. Turmeric is an inexpensive and natural remedy to treat skin pigmentation, pimples and acne too.

I hope this post helped you know some of the natural ways to get that young and healthy skin!You can check out other DIY’s here.

Let us know in comments below if you have tried any of these methods!

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