Hair - - Flavour Of The Month -

High on proteins, vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, fibre, es­sen­tial fatty acids, flavonoids and plant sterols, wal­nuts can be en­joyed at any time as a quick snack and can be added to a va­ri­ety of prepa­ra­tions. What’s more, wal­nut shells can be pow­dered to be used in a fa­cial scrub. Mint is pop­u­larly added to food and drink for its nu­tri­ents and cool­ing prop­er­ties. When ap­plied topi­cally, mint cools, re­freshes, tones and im­proves the skin as it has an­tibac­te­rial and anti-in­flam­ma­tory at­tributes. It also im­proves blood cir­cu­la­tion with its stim­u­lat­ing ef­fect. “A wal­nut shell scrub smoothens and re­ju­ve­nates the skin by re­mov­ing dead skin cells and as­sist­ing in cell re­gen­er­a­tion. Mint leaves con­tain sal­i­cylic acid, which helps in treat­ing in­flam­ma­tions, loos­en­ing dead skin cells and prevent­ing pores from clog­ging,” says Dr Parashu­ram Singh, Co-founder & Head, R & D, Vedic Nat­u­ral Care Pri­vate Ltd. Wal­nut shells should be ground into a coarse pow­der and a few fresh mint leaves should be blended in with a bit of wa­ter. The scrub should be ap­plied on the face, kept on for 10 min­utes, gen­tly mas­saged and rinsed off.

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