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Marigold for Gorgeous Skin: 8 DIY Ayurvedic Remedies You Will Love

by Puja
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  • Overview

In Sanskrit, the Marigold flower or “the happiness flower” is known as Sthulapushpa, Zandu, and Genda. Its botanical name is Tagetes erecta. In Hindu culture, Marigold occupies a pious place. Hence, it is used for auspicious occasions – from being offered during puja to the decoration of the house during festivals. Its bright yellow/ orange color signifies the energy of the sun, a source of vitality and energy. Its presence in holy rituals is believed to help eliminate negative energies and lift the mood.

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  • Benefits of Marigold as per Ayurveda
  • Marigold flowers are cultivated across India. It is commonly used for decorative purposes, various beauty regimen, and culinary purposes.
  • Marigold has a cooling property. Hence, it helps balance Pitta and Kapha dosha. It has a bitter taste.
  • Marigold has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent properties.
  • Marigold flower extract may prevent fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It can be used as a natural moisturizer. It is extremely soothing to irritated and damaged skin.
  • Marigold flower normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands.
  • Marigold flower contains Vitamin A, B1, Vitamin D, and antioxidants.
  • Marigold flower helps to rejuvenate dull and sagging skin. It soothes dry, sensitive, and damaged skin. It reduces acne, pimples, rashes, and blemishes. Marigold is an ancient remedy for clear, fresh, supple, soft, and glowing skin.
  • Its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties soothe rashes, heal wounds, and all other skin infections.
  • Marigold contains antioxidant named carotenoids that help fight existing wrinkles and protects the skin from further damage caused by environmental conditions.
  • The paste of the Marigold leaf is applied over the area to treat muscle pain and rheumatism. Cold infusion of the Marigold plant is useful to treat bronchitis, asthma, and cough.
  • The paste of the leaf is fried in clarified butter or oil and consumed to control bleeding in piles and excessive blood flow during menstruation. Nasya (nasal administration) of fresh juice of the leaf is used to stop nose bleeding.
  • Cold infusion of leaves and flowers is useful to treat burning urination. Moreover, the cooling effect of the Marigold flower treats sunburns.
  • Marigold Flower Paste:
  • Take 3 Marigold Flowers.
  • Separate the petals. Keep aside the light green cushion part of the flower. It fights against all types of skin infections.
  • Remove the black part from the petals.
  • Wash and grind the petals into a smooth paste.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of water to make a fine paste.
  • DIY Beauty Remedies with the goodness of Marigold
  • Skin Brightening Oil with Marigold Flowers

Ingredients

Almond oil 80ml

1 large marigold flower

1 glass jar

Procedure

Put almond oil in a jar and dip all the petals of the marigold flower.

Leave it in the jar for 15 days.

Strain away the petals with a cloth.

Massage the face with this oil at night.

  • Marigold Face Scrub for Flawless Skin:

Red Lentil Powder peels off the dead skin revealing smooth and bright skin texture. Raw milk is an instant and natural ingredient to lighten the skin. It is one of the most nutritious food packed with proteins, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and, lactic acid that works effectively for lightening the skin.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp of Marigold Paste

1 Tsp of Red Lentil Powder

3 Tbsp of Raw Milk

Procedure:

Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth scrub like paste.

Wash it off with warm water to open the pores on the face.

Apply a thick layer of scrub on the face and neck.

Let it dry.

Dip your fingers in warm water and start scrubbing your face in a circular motion.

Scrubbing will help you to help you get rid of the dead skin and will give you radiant and glowing skin.

Use it twice a week.

  • Marigold Face Mask for Skin Lightening:

Licorice powder has a mild smoothening and brightening effect on the skin. It helps in curbing all types of hyperpigmentation. It leaves the skin brighter and clearer. Rosewater maintains the pH of the skin. It also controls excess oil and removes dirt accumulated on the skin. Rose reduces skin redness due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp of Marigold Flower Paste.

1 Tsp of Licorice Powder.

1 Tsp Rose Water.

Procedure:

Combine all the ingredients and make a paste.

Apply on the face and neck.

Leave it to dry completely.

Rub in circular motions and remove from face and neck.

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Wash off with normal water.

Use twice a week.

  • Marigold Face Mask for Removing Dark Spots

The high levels of PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) present in rice powder act as a natural sunscreen. The allantoin in rice soothes sunburns and promotes skin repair. Rice powder is a rich source of Vitamin B which boosts new cell production and slows down premature aging. Lemon is a citrus fruit. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Phosphorus, and Carbohydrates. The fruit acids are good for oily skin and are useful in enhancing beauty.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp of Marigold Flower Paste.

1 Tsp of Rice Flour.

1/2 Tsp of Lemon Juice.

Procedure:

Mix all the ingredients to make a paste

Apply it on the face and neck.

Leave it to dry.

Remove it by rubbing in circular motions.

Use it thrice a week.

  • Marigold Face Pack (For Oily Skin)

Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells. It not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts but also diminishes the appearance of fine lines as well as wrinkles.

Ingredients

1 tbsp of Marigold flower paste

1 tbsp of yogurt

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp rose water

Procedure:

Mix all the ingredients to make a paste. 

Apply on the face and neck.

Let it dry.

Rinse it off with water.

  • Marigold Face Mask (Normal Skin)

Gram flour or Besan has been used for centuries for various skincare remedies. Besan makes our skin soft and supple by removing the dead skin layer. Raw milk contains Vitamin B, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants. It nourishes the skin cells deeply and keeps the skin moisturized.

Ingredients

1 tbsp Marigold flower paste

1 tbsp gram flour or Besan

1 tbsp raw milk

Procedure

Mix all the ingredients well and apply on the face and neck area.

Let it dry completely.

Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Apply it thrice a week.

  • Marigold Face Mask (Sensitive Skin)

The antibacterial properties of aloe vera gel help to get rid of skin related problems like acne, pimples, dryness, and blemishes. Aloe vera helps in moisturizing your skin and keeps it rejuvenated as well as glowing. Besan makes skin soft and supple by removing the dead skin layer.

Ingredients

1Tbsp of Marigold Flower Paste.

1Tsp of Aloe Vera Gel.

1Tsp of Besan or Gram Flour.

Procedure:

Combine every ingredient to make a paste.

Apply on face and neck.

Let it dry.

Wash off with lukewarm water.

Repeat twice in a week.

  • Marigold Face Mask (Dry Skin)

Milk Cream is loaded with minerals and lactic acid. It enhances the complexion, deeply nourishes the skin and improves the skin texture.

Honey is an excellent antiaging agent as well as ia great moisturizer. It is loaded with natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties that make the skin smooth and supple.

Ingredients

1 tbsp marigold flower paste

1 tbsp fresh milk cream

1/2 tbsp honey

Procedure:

Mix all the ingredients well and apply on the face and neck.

Let it dry completely.

Remove the face mask by scrubbing in circular motions.

Wash it off with lukewarm water.

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