Kitchen: The Go-To destination for RAW beauty
The smell of sandalwood in the air, the laughter of small kids and the constant stream of stories woven by our grandparents- these are the highlights of childhood. Sitting outside with the sun bearing down on us grandma used to give us tips on how even at the age of 65 she had such glowing skin. All she and my mom used was Malai (Fresh milk cream every morning). Even today my mother who is now 65 has better skin than me.
“We didn’t do much, you know”, she used to say. “The trick is to keep it simple and feed the skin”. “Feed the skin, what does that mean?” Put on your skin what you can eat, she said. I looked at her with googly eyes, an expression of rapt attention on my face as if the very answer of life and death was about to come from her pink lips. “Of course, you are what you eat and what you eat clearly reflects on your skin.” My 10-year-old brain couldn’t fathom the meaning of what she was trying to teach me but now as a grownup I surely can. Our ancestors lived a long healthy life and it was because toxic chemicals had not yet found a way to enter in their lives.
In today’s fast paced life, everyone wants instant solutions to their beauty problems and so they turn to chemicals which harm their skin in the long run.Why would you want to put something on your skin that you won’t be comfortable in consuming?
Beauty doesn’t have to cost you millions. It is available in your kitchen – waiting for you to don the witch’s hat and start concocting your personalized remedies that are natural and healing for your skin.
Below are some simple beauty hacks from your pantry that will help you get skin that glows from within.