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Ancient Beauty Secrets of India Revealed

                                Ancient Beauty Secrets of Indian Women


Hello, my beautiful friends. Hope, you all are doing good. Today, I am going to share with you about some of the best kept beauty secrets that indian women use to enhance their beauty. I am an Indian, and, I personally love to use the way old beauty rituals taught by my mother and my grandmother. In ancient times, there are no machine made chemical base cosmetics or beauty products, women use all natural ingredients to take care of their skin and hair. So, let me reveal those natural ingredients that indian women use to get flawless skin and strong healthy hair.

1. Fuller's earth:- Fullers earth is a clay that has the capability to remove oil or any other liquids naturally. In ancient times, women use it in many beauty therapies for skin, hair and body treatments. Fullers earth has cooling and antisecptic properties, so, it is widely used by women in India. In ancient times women use fuller's earth as a cleanser, both for hair and skin.

2. Gram flour:- Gramflour or besan is a flour made from a variety of ground chickpea also known as bengal gram. Gramflour contains a high amount of carbohydrates, has higher proportion of protein than other flours and also it is gluten free. In ancient times, women use gramflour  as a facial exfoliant and a natural cleanser to remove dead cells and get flawless beautiful skin.

3. Sandalwood:- Sandalwood is a part of culture and heritage of India. Sandalwood is also mentioned in one of the oldest pieces of Indian literature, the Ramayana (around 2,000 B.C.). Indian women use sandalwood since ancient times to get rid of pimples and acne, to remove suntan and darkspots, to delay ageing process, to get smooth and clear skin complexion. Sandalwood is very gentle on skin  and it has no side affects.

4. Turmeric:- Turmeric is one of those natural ingredients that has healing properties, helps in digestion and also has beauty benifits. Its been used from 7th century as a medicine. Turmeric (Curcumin) being a natural anti-inflamatory helps to heal wounds and other health related problems. Women in India use this herb to reduce acne and scars, remove dark circles, and get naturally glowing skin.

5. Neem:- Azadirachta indica also known as Neem is a tree in the mahogany family. In India, neem tree is used because of its  various healing properties. In ancient times,  neem leaves are dried and placed in cupboards and tins where rice and other food items and things are kept to prevent insects. Dried neems leaves were burnt to keep away mosquitoes. Neem oil  is used for preparation of cosmetics such as soap, shampoo, balms and creams as well as toothpaste. Neem leaves helps in clearing acne and lightens blemishes of skin, treats dry skin, delays the ageing process and also is very effective in treating dandruff. It also keeps diabeties in control.  

                                                                                                                                                                   6.Fenugreek:- Fenugreek is a herb which can cure hairfall, skin related issues and health related issues , we can call it as a magic herb. In Indian cuisine, fenugreek seeds and leaves are widely used. Fenugreek is also used in weightloss. Ancient Indian women, used fenugreek to get rid of acne and scars, reduce hairfall . It helps to get rid of dandruff, prevent premature greying of hair.  
                                                                                                                                                                  7.Mustard:- Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of mustard plants. Mustard seeds and mustard oil is widely used in Indian dishes and also very popular for its beauty benefits among Indian women since, time immemorial. Indian women used mustard oil to get rid of suntan and darkspots. Mustard oil helps lighten skin tone, acts as a natural sunscreen treats rashes, and infections and also used as a remedy for dry skin and chapped lips to make them soft and well moisturized. Mustard oil stimulates hairgrowth, prevents hair loss and scalp problems.        

   8.Rose:- Roses are known as the symbol of love since ages. But roses are also used in many beauty treatments from ancient times. Roses has calming effect on skin and work wonders for skin and hair.Being rich in vitamin C roses has amazing sunblock properties, removes dead skin and removes tan from skin. Ancient Indian women used rose flower and rose oil for moisturizing purposes.

                                                                                                                                                                    9.Milk:- Milk is a pale liquid produced by the mammary glangs of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals including  humans. Milk has various benefits and in ancient times women used milk in their beauty routine. Milk improves complexion, makes skin radient, soothes and smoothes out skin, removes fine lines and wrinkles, effective on removing dark circle and remove dryness of the skin.
                                                                                                                                                              10.Honey:- Bees start making honey by visiting flowers, they collect nectar from the blossom by sucking it. Honey is antibacterial and full of antioxidiants. In ancient times women used honey to treat acne, to get clear complexion, clarify the pores, moisturize their skin and delay the ageing process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These are the natural ingredients women used in ancient times in India for flawless, beautiful, ageless skin and black shiny long hair. Hope this blog post gives you an idea about what ancient women use to enhance their beauty. Feel free to leave your questions and suggestions regarding this post.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With love,                                                                                                                                                    FarhaπŸ’•πŸ’•


Thanks for sharing. I have no clue what some of these products are but I'm going to visit my wholefoods shop to see what I find.
Welcome dear.... You will definitely find the ingredients on any Indian grocery stores or Asian grocery stores.... Thanks for leaving your precious comment.... 😊😊
waqar ali said…
Thanks for sharing this all, but kindly do something for boys :P hahahaahah i mean blogs for boys. (y)
nidhal sinha said…
Reading it seemed almost like a tribute to Indian women (I'm one) :) Well compiled although I can assure you that it's a looooonnng list, Farhaj.

Here's a hair mask for instance that I made keeping in mind what women at my place typically make do of for hair care --->
Thanks so much for your lovely comment Waqar... Will definitely write a blog on skincare for men... 😊😊😊
Marina Rosie said…
Turmeric is one of my favourite ingredients for skincare - I love using a turmeric mask once a week! x
Turmeric is my favourite ingredient too.... Me too i also use turmeric for heal and cure any skin issues...
Thanks so much for your lovely comment.... Yes it is a long list... And will definitely check your blog... Thanks for sharing the link...
such a nice post :)
Thank you so much...... Tijana... :)
mac said…
So glad I stumbled upon this today!! Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to be pinning this. I was just reading the benefits of Tumeric the other day! So many interesting products, I will have to shop around!!!

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