ALMONDS AND ALOE VERA
Apart from being one of the healthiest snacks, vitamin E-rich almonds are also great for topical application, as they soothe, moisturise and nourish the skin. Almonds also make the skin soft and smooth, reduce dryness, improve elasticity, lighten dark circles and bring a natural glow to the skin. Mix this wonder nut with another skin saver called aloe vera and you have a mixture that can work magic on your skin. “Applying a blend of ground almonds and aloe vera gel in the same proportion is beneficial for all skin types. As the blend is cooling, it is well suited for the summer season and the most suited for dry skin,” says Dr Gangwani. Dr Gangwani suggests adding half a teaspoon of
powder to the blend for enhanced cleansing and to fight acne. Equal quantities of ground almonds, aloe vera gel, oats and honey may be mixed for a scrub that has enhanced cleansing, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. “All these ingredients work wonders from within, too. Drinking aloe vera juice, sipping warm milk with turmeric, eating soaked almonds and a bowl of fresh home-made yogurt are sure to improve one’s health and immunity, which in turn will give truly healthy skin”, says Dr. Gangwani.