Holy Basil (Tulsi) is known as the queen of the herbs and also the most sacred plant of all the aromatic plants in India. It is available in almost all of Indian homes. Whether one like it or not, our mothers ask us to have alt east one or two leaves of this holy basil plant daily and yes this has a reason too. Holy basil is known to increase immunity, purify the blood, relive stress and cleanse the skin from within. Before we start off with the recipe, you need to know why tulsi can be used to treat acne bumps overnight.
Wonders of Tulsi for problematic skin
With the goodness of vitamins A, C, E, K, potassium, manganese, iron, copper and the powerful antioxidant – eugenol.
holy basil is endowed with antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities. This along with the fact that it purifies the blood of toxins, makes its an excellent fighter for not only acne but also other skin conditions like ringworm and eczema.
holy basil is also known to have extraordinary powerful antioxidant properties that can protect the body from pre-mature ageing too.
It is known to sheild the skin from the sun. The herb contains the flavonoids, orientin and vicenin plant pigments that protects the skin cells from radiation damage. Tulsi when applied on acne prone or sunburn skin, acts as a soothing agent to reduce inflammation instantly.
How to use Tulsi to treat Acne bumps overnight:
A simple home made Tulsi tonic can help soothe acne bumps overnight. As Tulsi is known to fight acne due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, this Tulsi tonic will serve as an excellent solution to calm and reduce the bumps overnight.
Preparing this tulsi tonic to treat acne bumps overnight is uncomplicated and just requires three main ingredients. They are:
Holy Basil (Tulsi) leaves
Rose Hydrosol/Rose Water
Peppermint essential oil
>>To start, collect around 9-10 fresh leaves of Tulsi and wash them thoroughly. Mash these leaves using a mortar and pestle, add few drops of rose water into in while doing so.
>> Grind it to a fine paste and extract the juice into a small plate and add one drop of peppermint essential oil into it. Soak enough cotton pads into this tonic enough to cover up entire face. You can also add few more teaspoons of rose water into this solution if required, or if the solution is too less.
>> After 2 minutes, place these soaked cotton pads onto your face and let it be there for 15-20 minutes after which you can remove them off your face before going to bed.
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Let this tonic work on your face overnight to treat acne bumps and see the magic next day morning after you wake up.
In the morning, you can just use a mild face wash to wash your face and then moisturize you face with Aloe Vera gel (choose from here) to complete this routine.
You can use this tonic once in two days till the inflammation around the acne is reduced.
For optimum results, remember to use only mild face washes and nature derived moisturizers while following this routine to treat acne bumps.