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Giloy for glowing skin: Here’s how to apply this superb ingredient on your face

The master Ayurvedic ingredient ‘Giloy' isn’t just good for health. The benefits of giloy extend to your skincare routine too!
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Did you know giloy can give you an instant glow up? Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Shifa Khan Published: 26 Apr 2022, 07:07 pm IST
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When we talk about the most hyped Ayurvedic ingredient, giloy tops the charts. The never-ending benefits of giloy in treating and preventing various health ailments have gained it a reputation in the medical world. However, did you know that it can be a superb ingredient for glowing skin too? Well, yes. It may sound shocking, but the benefits of giloy can be reaped by applying it topically on your skin too.

To help us understand more about it, Health Shots got in touch with Dr Navnit Haror, a dermatologist, skin expert, founder and Director of Derma Miracle clinic.

Dr Haror approves of the benefits of giloy on skin. She says, “Giloy is a herb that’s native to India and has been used for centuries in traditional and Ayurvedic Indian medicine. Giloy has multiple health benefits, including improving your overall well-being and skin health.”

Here are some skincare benefits of giloy:

“Clinical studies have shown that giloy can help improve skin complexion and reduce the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. It can also help protect your skin from sun damage, pigmentation, dark spots caused by UV radiation and other environmental pollutants. Using giloy on your facial skin will make it radiant and glowing,” adds Dr Haror.

Now that you know how awesome giloy is for your skin, you must be wondering about how to apply it on your face. Well, to assist you, we’re rolling out some tips on how to use this herb to get the most out of it.

Yes, giloy happens to be one of the herbs that can help you get good skin too. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to reap benefits of giloy for your skin

1. Mix giloy and honey

Giloy is considered to be very beneficial for the skin. Adding giloy with honey can help you hydrate your skin. They both help in making the skin soft and supple. You can make a face mask using these two ingredients which will help in giving your skin that jaw-dropping glowing skin.

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To prepare this face mask:

* Take a giloy fruit and grind it into a paste.
* Add rosewater and honey to this paste and mix well.
* Apply this face mask to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
* Wash your face with clean water after 15 minutes. Do this twice a week for the best results.

2. Giloy juice

The juice of the giloy plant is believed to be particularly beneficial for the skin. Giloy juice is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin and reverse hair damage caused by free radicals. Giloy juice is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in treating conditions like acne and eczema. Additionally, giloy juice is said to boost collagen production and promote cell turnover, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Drinking it will impart that glow from within.

How to prepare giloy juice:

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* Add an inch piece of giloy stem to your juicer/ grinder.
* Add fruits or vegetables of your choice.
* Strain and drink up fresh.

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You can reap the many benefits of giloy by adding it to your glass of juice. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Giloy and Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is a hydrating agent that can help keep the skin moist and soft. Giloy powder and aloe vera gel can be used together to make a face mask that will improve the complexion of the skin. They both are very beneficial for skin health.

How to make the giloy mask:

* Mix together a teaspoon of giloy powder or a ground paste of giloy stem.
* Apply the paste to the face and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off.
* This face pack will leave you with a beautiful shine on the face.

Use giloy mask on your skin for a bright complexion. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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4. Use giloy leaves

Giloy leaves paste helps in lightening the skin tone, removing the tan and blemishes on the skin, treating acne and pimples, and nourishing the skin from within. It is a natural detoxifier and helps in flushing out all the toxins from the body. This, in turn, reduces oxidative stress on the skin and keeps it healthy. The antioxidant properties of giloy also help in fighting off free radicals that cause premature aging of the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of it can also help to soothe inflamed and irritated skin by acne and pimples.

How to use giloy leaves paste on skin:

* Make a paste of clean leaves of giloy with an inch long piece of amla and mix it properly.
* Apply the paste on your face and clean it after 15 to 20 minutes.
* Wash your face with normal water to see a blinding glow on your face.

Giloy has many benefits for the skin, including helping to reduce acne and inflammation. Additionally, giloy can help improve overall complexion and give the skin a natural glow. If you are looking for an all-natural way to improve your skin health, consider adding giloy to your skincare routine.

If you’ve been using giloy in your skincare routine, let us know how it went in the comments below!

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An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued! ...Read More

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