When it comes to the most hyped Ayurvedic ingredient, giloy tops the charts. Giloy’s endless benefits in treating and preventing various health ailments have earned it a reputation in the medical world. However, did you know that it can also be an excellent ingredient for glowing skin? Okay, yes. It may sound shocking, but the benefits of giloy can also be obtained by applying it topically to the skin.
To help us understand more about it, Health Shots contacted Dr. Navnit Haror, dermatologist, skin expert, founder and director of the Derma Miracle clinic.
Dr. Haror endorses the benefits of giloy on the skin. She says: “Giloy is an herb that is native to India and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Indian medicine. Giloy has multiple health benefits, including improving general well-being and skin health.”
Here are some skincare benefits of giloy:
“Clinical studies have shown that giloy can help improve skin complexion and reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It can also help protect your skin from sun damage, pigmentation, dark spots caused by UV radiation, and other environmental pollutants. Using giloy on facial skin will make it radiant and glowing,” adds Dr. Haror.
Now that you know how amazing Giloy is for your skin, you must be wondering how to apply it to your face. Well, to help you out, we are rolling out some tips on how to use this herb to get the most out of it.
Here’s how to get the benefits of giloy for your skin
1. Mix giloy and honey
Giloy is considered very beneficial for the skin. Adding giloy with honey can help you moisturize your skin. Both help make the skin smooth and supple. You can make a face mask with these two ingredients that will help give your skin that radiant skin that will blow your mind.
To prepare this face mask:
* Take a giloy fruit and mash it into a paste.
* Add rosewater and honey to this paste and mix well.
* Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
* Wash your face with clean water after 15 minutes. Do this twice a week for best results.
2. Giloy Juice
The juice of the giloy plant is believed to be particularly beneficial for the skin. Giloy juice is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin and reverse hair damage caused by free radicals. Giloy juice is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in treating conditions like acne and eczema. Additionally, giloy juice is said to increase collagen production and promote cell turnover, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Drinking it will impart that glow from within.
How to prepare giloy juice:
* Add a one inch piece of giloy stem to your juicer/grinder.
* Add fruits or vegetables of your choice.
* Strain and drink fresh.
3. Giloy and Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is a moisturizing agent that can help keep skin moist and smooth. Giloy powder and aloe vera gel can be used together to make a face mask that will improve skin complexion. Both are very beneficial for skin health.
How to make the giloy mask:
* Mix a teaspoon of giloy powder or a ground paste of giloy stem.
* Apply the paste on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off.
* This mask will leave you with a beautiful glow on your face.
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4. Use giloy leaves
Giloy leaf paste helps to lighten skin tone, remove tan and skin blemishes, treat acne and pimples, and nourish skin from within. It is a natural detoxifier and helps remove all toxins from the body. This, in turn, reduces oxidative stress on the skin and keeps it healthy. Giloy’s antioxidant properties also help fight free radicals that cause premature skin aging. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help soothe skin that is inflamed and irritated by acne and pimples.
How to use giloy leaf paste on skin:
* Make a paste of cleaned giloy leaves with an inch long piece of amla and mix it properly.
* Apply the paste on your face and clean it after 15 to 20 minutes.
* Wash your face with normal water to see a blinding glow on your face.
Giloy has many benefits for the skin, including helping to reduce acne and inflammation. Additionally, giloy can help improve the overall complexion and give the skin a natural glow. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to improve your skin’s health, consider adding giloy to your skincare routine.
If you’ve been using giloy in your skincare routine, let us know how it went in the comments below!