Aging is a natural process, and our skin ages beautifully with good diet, regular exercise and sleep. In addition, natural face packs and drinking good amounts of water helps to retain the glow. Such an anti aging face pack can prevent wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots too. 

Here is a simple anti-aging face pack to take care of aging skin and keep you youthful.

How to make this anti-aging face pack?

Take Curcumin zedoary (Poolankilangu), wild turmeric (Kasthuri manjal) and rose water. Blend all the ingredients well into fine paste. Apply this face pack on the face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off the face with cool water.  This face pack tightens the skin and reduces the wrinkles too. Repeat daily to get natural glow, wrinkle free and bright skin.

Anti-aging face pack – DIY

  • 25 gram Zeodary (Poolankizhangu in Tamil)
  • 25 gram Wild turmeric (Kasthuri Manjal)
  • 4 teaspoons Rose water
  1. To make the face pack, use white turmeric (Poolankilangu), wild turmeric (Kasthuri manjal) and rose water.
  2. Add 25 grams of white turmeric/zeodart to a blender.
  3. Add 25 grams of wild turmeric to blender.
  4. Add 4 teaspoons of rose water.
  5. Blend the ingredients well.
  6. Face pack is done.

Directions for use

  • Apply this pack on face and neck.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  • Repeat once daily to get rid of wrinkles, pimples and fine lines.

White turmeric or Zedoary in other languages

White turmeric is called Poolankilangu in Tamil, Kachur, Kachura in Hindi, Kachoram in Telugu, and Curcuma Zedoaria in Botanical name. Zedoary is native to India and Indonesia. It has been widely used in various countries in the world to treat many diseases.

White turmeric is a medicinal plant contains many nutrients that make it very good for our health. Here are the various health and skin benefits of white turmeric.

Fights cancer

Curcumol, the chemical compound present in white turmeric acts as an anti-neoplastic against cancer tissues and cells. Curcumol increases the formation of fibroblast tissue lying around the cancer tissue and lymphocyte layer in cancerous tissue cells and wrap it. By doing this, it stops the growth of cancer cells and slowly kills the cancerous cells.

Reduces stress and anxiety

The petroleum ether and chloroform found in white turmeric extract has the ability to cope with anxiety, stress and abnormalities(1). The same content can also help increase the intention to walk, reduce irritation, pain and heals swelling in joints.

Alleviate heart burn symptoms

Improper eating habits and consumption of junk food can increase the stomach acid which results in heart burn. To alleviate this stomach problems, take white turmeric boil in water. Make decoction, add honey and drink twice a day. Just chewing white turmeric also helps treat digestive disorders and bad breath.

Reduces the risk of premature aging

White turmeric can act as an effective anti-aging agent. It is known for its properties that can prevent aging related skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

Side effects

Over dosage of white turmeric can reduce the ability of white blood cells.

It also can reduce the blood sugar levels. While this is good for those with diabetes, others have to exercise sufficient caution.

·        It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.

·        White turmeric can cause irritation for those who have sensitive skin.

White turmeric is always good, when consumed in small amounts.

Wild turmeric skin benefits

Wild turmeric has been used as one of the ingredients in many cosmetic items, since it can effectively prevent pimples and gives natural fairness to skin.

Names in other languages

Wild turmeric is called Kasturi manjal in Tamil, Jangli Haldi in Hindi, Kasthuri pasupa in Telugu, Kasthuri Arishina in Kannada, Ran haldi in Marati, Kasthoori Manjal in Malayalam, Zedoari in Gujarati and Scietifically called as Curcuma Aromatica.

Prevents acne

Wild turmeric possesses antibacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant and anti-septic properties. These properties fight against with bacteria and make it a good remedy for dealing with acne. It can be used alone or can be mixed with other antibacterial ingredients. Regular usage of this wild turmeric clears acne, pimples, acne scars and leaves blemish less skin.

Removes unwanted facial skin

These days women are using many modern methods like threading, waxing, and laser treatments to remove unwanted facial hairs. Try using simple home remedy instead of going for other modern methods. Take wild turmeric and Indian nettle leaves, grind and make paste. Apply this paste regularly on face, hands and legs. Continuous usage reduces facial hair and gives glowing skin.

Clears dark circles

Make paste wild turmeric and yogurt or milk. Apply this paste on face and around the eyes. This anti-aging face pack helps to lighten the skin tone and reduces pigmentation in that area.

Make skin look younger

A significant number of cosmetic products are available in the market to keep the skin young and soft, but many of these could cause undesirable side effects. Wild turmeric does not cause any untoward effects, acts to keep the skin supple and soft. Also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

Rose water skin benefits

  • Excessive use of soaps, creams and facial cleanser can disrupt the pH level on the skin and lead to growth of bacteria. Rose water helps balance the pH levels back to normal.
  • Rose water is an excellent skin toner. It removes excessive oils, and dirt keep the skin looks bright.
  • Rose water contains anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. These properties help to feel refreshed, tackles puffiness, especially under the eyes.
  • The antioxidant properties in rose water fights with free radicals and keep the skin healthy.                                                                                                                      

Here is the recipe in detail.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.