Beauty basics with SHAHNAZ HUSAIN
Kumkumadi oil, loosely translated as saffron oil, is a combination of 21 herbal ingredients and consists of 100% natural herbs, essential oils, and cold-pressed vegetable oils. It is lightweight, non-greasy and a treat to use in everyday routine.
This beauty oil is excellent as a facial skincare product that not only maintains skin health but also treats skin issues.
The age-old traditional recipe of the oil is a blend of several ayurvedic herbs and pure essential oils such as saffron, sandalwood, vetiver, sesame oil, turmeric extracts, rose oil, manjishtha, almond oil. Kumkumadi oil is herbal that works like a miracle for the skin and is considered to be one of the most renowned and age-old ayurvedic beauty secrets. It offers a complete skincare solution, from nourishing the skin, to effectively working as a facial toner, cleanser, and moisturizer.
Besides, it keeps the skin supple by keeping it hydrated and improving its elasticity.
Broadly speaking, it is said to reduce signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, blemishes, and pimples. It is also said to help in reducing hyper-pigmentation, a common issue with Indian skin and also help fight against common allergies and infections.
Kumkumadi oil may be used in all skin types and should be used at night. It is known as a miraculous treatment for the skin and is said to help and even cure several skin problems. It is said to have healing and soothing benefits, since it has antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is said that this unique combination of herbs has been used to treat infections and wounds. The oil can be mixed with tea tree oil and used for skin conditions like acne, pimples, rash, itching and burning in the skin. In fact, according to an expert, the oil also works like a cleanser that helps clean the skin pores by scooping out excessive oil, dirt and grime and sheds off dead skin cells.
This oil has moisturising properties which is a great way to also deal with dry skin, thereby giving you a natural glow. With regular use, this oil will help soften even the driest skin and make it plump and supple.
Regular massage with this miraculous oil is said to have many benefits for the skin. It nourishes the skin and protects its youthful properties. It can also help the regeneration of new skin cells, delaying the visible signs of ageing, like lines and wrinkles. It also helps to brighten the complexion and give an instant glow to the skin.
The oil has many other benefits like reducing dark spots and patches, as well as producing an even coloured tone. Ingredients like saffron, sandalwood and turmeric in the oil have antioxidant properties and help in achieving a clear and radiant skin. The ingredients also protect the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The oil is, in fact, a remedy for blemishes, pigmentation, dark patches and spots, helping to brighten the skin and clear blemishes. Saffron itself is known to provide a radiant and clear skin.
Nowadays, people are more aware of good health, as well as organic and natural ingredients, not only for health, but also for beauty. That is why people are looking for natural and healthy route to beauty and fitness. That is why Ayurvedic remedies like Kumkumadi Tailam are attracting so much attention. In fact, such remedies have led to extensive research in India and several other countries. The wealth of knowledge and the empirical value of Ayurvedic remedies are becoming the choice of many.
In my search for natural beauty care without risks, I came across Ayurvedic prescriptions and remedies that are ideal for the good health and beauty of the skin and hair. That is why I have been propagating Ayurvedic beauty care all over the world so that people can turn away from cosmetics that contain chemicals.
India’s ancient science of Ayurveda offers products for beauty and wellness that are safe and beneficial. Kumkumadi Tailam is one such product for the skin that is made from herbs known for both beauty and wellness. This oil is prepared following an ancient prescription that was written centuries ago and has been practised for centuries too.
One of the main benefits of this miraculous oil is that it can be used for all skin types. It is said to regulate the oil secretion function in oily skin. However, it is best to use only two drops on the skin at night, spreading it all over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse off with plenty of plain water. People with dry skin may use about 4 to 5 drops of the oil.
Kumkumadi Tailam is a potent Ayurvedic herbal solution that helps manage skin discoloration and pigmentation in the most gentle and effective way. It has the Licorice root extract (Madhuyashtika) that helps reduce the enzyme that causes pigmentation from sun exposure. It also eliminates the dark pigmentation resulting from scars.
Kumkumadi oil benefits include improving skin radiance, and the Indian Barberry (Kaliyaka) extract reduces the production of skin lipids that helps unclog pores and helps in achieving naturally beautiful skin. For oily skin, only a couple of drops is sufficient to get the desired results.
It is important to remember that Kumkumadi oil should be used at night. This is because some of the ingredients may cause the skin to be tanned in the sun. For sensitive skin, a patch test may be done, before use.
If you have really oily skin, it is inadvisable to keep a thick layer of this oil on at night. For you, this oil should be massaged after cleansing, and left on the face for 20 minutes. After that, the excess oil should be wiped off with a steaming wet cotton towel, leaving only a thin layer of the oil on. Either that, or you should apply the product sparingly.