Neem (Azadirachta indica): The Best Answer to Skin Related Problems
Neem, a native tree of India is considered as a pharmacy in itself. The Neem has all the properties to take proper care of your skin and hair. All the parts of this tree such as bark, root, gum, fruit, leaves, seed kernels and oil prepared from its seeds are very beneficial for your health and can be used in a multitude of ways.
Neem has been found to work as miracle for the people who are constantly facing skin related problems. With its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, neem works greatly on every type of skin whether it is oily, sensitive or acne prone or dry. Neem has many benefits when it comes to skin care and some of them are as follows:
Benefits of neem in skin care
Cure for dark pigmentation and acne: You need to boil about 20 neem leaves in half liter of water to the point when the leaves turn discolored and become soft. This way the water also becomes green which you need to strain and store. This liquid acts as a skin toner and you just need to dip some cotton in it every night and apply it on your face. With its regular use, you can get rid of skin related problems such as acne, blackheads and pigmentation.
Stop blackheads from recurring: Neem oil can be very helpful for you if your skin is sensitive and suffers from blackheads. Dilute a couple of drops of neem oil in water and put it on the blackheads. Regular usage will not only remove these blackheads but would also prevent recurrence.
Skin infection: If you are facing any kind of skin related infection, you just have to prepare the liquid as earlier mentioned (by boiling neem leaves and straining) and add about 100 ml of the liquid to the bath water.
Cure acne: In a little amount of water, boil small peels of orange and 10 leaves of neem. When they get softer, you need to pound them as pulp. Once this pulp is prepared, you should apply it on your face and rinse with cold water when it dries. This would prevent the breakout of acne.
Clear skin: A paste prepared from Neem and turmeric can be a very effective key to clear skin. Use this paste two times a week and you will definitely end up with flawless and clear skin. If you wish, you can also use grated cucumber as another ingredient in this paste.
Take care of oily skin: A mixture needs to be prepared for controlling the excess oil on your skin. Mix Neem powder with some yoghurt and a few drops of lemon juice. This mixture will not only take care of the extra oil on your skin but also of the infections and problems that are common with oily skin.