How To Use Ghee For Skin Care – 10 Ways

By Subodh / December 14, 2014

Have you been suffering from skin problems and infections? If you do not treat them on time, such problems can become chronic and leave permanent marks. If you are afraid to use harmful chemicals to get rid of your skin problems, then you should opt for natural Ayurvedic ways to treat your skin. Ghee or clarified butter is one such natural ingredient that works wonderfully well to cure your skin from various skin problems.

Use it as a Moisturizer

Ghee helps to hydrate skin and bring back its lustre. You can use it as a moisturizer to glorify your aging and dull skin. The treatment is especially beneficial for dry skin during winter. The richness of ghee effectively reduces the dryness of the skin, making it glow even under harsh winter conditions.

Heals Chapped Heels

Also known as Shata dhauta ghrita in Ayurveda, ghee relieves the burning sensation caused due to skin infection or cracked heels. The light greasiness of the ghee heals the chapped heels effectively in a short time. For this you have to apply the warm ghee on affected areas at night and wrap the feet with a muslin or cotton cloth so that the ghee do not stain your bed sheet.

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Relieves Wounds

Scars and wounds look bad on the skin. Use of ghee on burn wounds and herpes wounds, soothes the burning sensation giving you relief from pain and inflammation. It is also effective in lightening the scars caused due to accidental injury or chicken pox.

Internal Cleansing for Glowing Skin

Ayurveda uses ghee as a carrier to introduce herbs rich in nutrients in the body so that the intestinal tract is lubricated and the body tissues are cleansed properly. This leads to rapid elimination of toxic substances from the body, thereby triggering fat metabolism. All these activities improve the blood supply to the skin cells, thereby making it glow and look beautiful. Health experts advise drinking a teaspoon of ghee every night with warm water to get the best results.

Use it in Face Pack

If you are tired of dry skin and want to keep, it glowing all the day through, you must add one more ingredient to your regular dry skin face pack-ghee. This rich moisturizer has the capacity to deeply moisturize your skin cells and protect them against the onslaught of harsh weather conditions.

Body Massage

Abhyanga Snan is quite common in India, especially during the festive season when everyone bathes with aromatic oils and ghee to nourish the skin and increase its softness. You can use ghee to massage your whole body. This will cure all the dry skin infections, scars, and wounds making it glow beautifully. Make sure you use warm water to bathe, so that the excess oiliness is removed.

Add it to your Bath Water    

If you detest application of ghee all over the body, you can still try to reap some benefits from this pure gift of nature. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of ghee to your bath water and have a bath as usual.

Facial Massager

Ghee has an inherent ability to deeply nourish and moisturize your skin. It is especially good for women who want to get rid of wrinkles and crow’s feet caused due to aging. Ghee is a natural and comparatively less expensive ingredient that can effectively eliminate the signs of aging. Just as you use any facial massage cream, you can use ghee to massage your whole face and neck. In a few days, you will see some incredible results.

Eye Gel

Saffron and ghee when added together along with other herbs improve the smoothness and texture of the under eye skin. The ghee deeply nourishes this delicate eye area and saffron stimulates production of new skin cells and triggers elimination of the debris.

Use it for Manicure and Pedicure

Ghee is rich in K2, which is extremely good for your heart and skin. Massaging your hands and feet with ghee during a manicure and pedicure improves their look.