I’m a 19- year- old boy. The skin on my face is extremely dry. What should I do?
If you’re dealing with dry skin or hair loss, read on and find out which natural remedies work for you
I am 31 years old and am experiencing terrible hair loss. A lot of my hair has also turned white. What can I do to stop the hair fall and bring back the colour to my hair? My six- year- old daughter has thin hair, too. Could you suggest a remedy?
— Name withheld Take one tablespoon of tea leaves ( that have a strong colour), a tablespoon of fenugreek powder and two cups of coconut oil. Boil this together until the colour of the oil becomes dark brown. Allow to cool overnight. In the morning, add a tablespoon of castor oil to this, mix well and store in a dark- coloured bottle. Take a tablespoon of this oil, warm it slightly, and massage into the scalp. Leave it in overnight or at least an hour before shampooing your hair. Tea is both a toner and colourant, castor oil thickens and nourishes the scalp, and fenugreek is rich in protein and repairs scalp disorders. You and your daughter can both use this treatment to restore hair health.
Is there a natural remedy for ingrown toenails? Could you also tell me approximately how long I’d have to wait to see some results?
— Name withheld Thanks for your mail. I would personally prefer that you get this treatment done with a chiropodist to avoid any kind of infection in your nails or toes.
Is shikakai good for the hair? Could you tell me how to use it? I’ve heard that it can get quite messy as its texture is sort of like soil. Is this true?
— Jeena Shikakai is an excellent hair cleanser. It’s very simple to use. Take a tablespoon of the powder and one cup of water. Mix this well and apply as a shampoo to your hair. Like a good shampoo, it cleanses, nourishes and strengthens hair.
I have too many wrinkles around my eyes, but I’m only in my late 40s. I don’t want to use any of the collagen creams available in the market right now. Do you have an equally effective home remedy?
— Vandana A mix of carrot juice, honey and fresh or tinned cream makes for a rich skin smoothening and nourishing mask. Apply this as a face pack to get rid of wrinkles and leave your skin feeling young again. Carrot is rich in both vitamin B and C, which help to improve circulation as well as tone the skin. Honey and cream are very nourishing as well.
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— Vishal Dry skin could be due to lack of water or nourishing foods. Drink 9- 10 glasses of water everyday. Massage your skin with fresh coconut milk or almond milk everyday. Rinse after an hour. This will make your skin smooth, while drinking water hydrates the skin, keeping it soft and supple.