Basil is considered as a holy plant in India and has medicinal and therapeutic properties as well. Apart from its health benefits, basil leaves are being used in several skin care products. Basil leaves have several beauty benefits and can help treat several skin disorders as well. It helps lighten skin tone, treats acne, zesty pimples, and even helps soothe the redness as well. There are several beauty benefits one can get by including basil leaves in their beauty regimen. The face packs made using basil leaves helps rejuvenate your skin. Basil leaves are available in powdered form as well, but we mostly prefer using the paste or juice extracted from a bunch of basil leaves.
Here Are Few Face Pack Recipes You Can Try Using Basil Leaves
Yogurt And Basil Pack
This face pack helps in removing the dead skin cells gently. To prepare this face pack, you need to take a handful of basil leaves and crush them to a fine paste. Apple two or three tbsp. of yogurt to the paste and mix it well. Apply it on your skin and abandon for a few minutes. This face pack not only helps exfoliate the dead skin cells but also helps soothe the redness caused due to sunburns.
Gram Flour And Basil Pack
To prepare this face pack, you need to use powdered basil leaves. You can obtain powdered basil leaves by drying them for a few days and grinding them to powder. Now add 2-3tbsp of gram flour to 2tbsp of powdered basil leaves. Sieve this mixture. Add at least 2-3 drops of honey to it and a few tbsp. of rose water. Apply on the skin for not more than 10 minutes. This face pack helps lighten your skin tone.
Fuller’s Earth And Basil Pack
This face pack helps reduce the dark spots and blemishes on the skin. To prepare this face pack, you need to mix two tbsp. of fuller’s earth powder and a tbsp. of basil leaves powder. Mix them well and add some milk until you get a smooth consistency. Apply this pack on your face and leave it for 5-7 minutes. This face pack helps lighten the dark spots; acne scars etc. and gives you a clear skin.
Basil And Neem Pack
Take equal proportions of dried basil leaves and neem leaves and make a fine paste of them by adding some water. Apply this paste on your skin leaving the region behind your eyes. After a few minutes, rinse it off with cold water and pat dry. This face pack helps in removing the acne spots and makes your skin look clearer and brighter.
Oatmeal And Basil Pack
To prepare this face pack, you need to use powdered oats along with a cup of dried basil leaves powder. Mix 2-3tbsp of powdered oats and then add 2tbsp of powdered basil leaves. Mix them well and add a few drops of glycerin. Add water until you get a smooth consistency. Apply this pack on your skin and leave it for some time. Later, wash off with cold water and avoid going out for a while. This face pack helps tighten your skin apart from exfoliating the blackheads and whiteheads.
Sandalwood And Basil Face Pack
Sandalwood is being used as a chief ingredient in several skin care products. So, try adding it in your face pack recipes to get the clear glowing skin. Mix both these ingredients and add a few drops of milk. Add a pinch of turmeric and mix it well. Apply this pack and leave it for a few minutes. This face pack helps lighten your skin tone; clear the dark circles, treats acne and makes your skin look fresh and young.
Tomato And Basil Face Pack
To prepare this face pack, prepare a fine paste of 10-15 basil leaves. Now add a tbsp. of tomato pulp to it. Mix both these ingredients and apply on the skin. Use cold water to rinse off your face and pat dry. This face pack helps fade away those acne scars left after an acne outburst and rejuvenates your skin. Try following this face pack recipe thrice a week to notice amazing results.
Basil And Lemon Juice Face Pack
This face pack helps in cleansing your skin apart from giving it a youthful glow. Take a handful of basil leaves and extract its juice. Add a tbsp. of lemon juice and 2-3tbsp of the juice which you have extracted from the basil leaves in a bowl. Use a cotton swab to apply this mixture on your skin and wash off after it dries. It helps remove the impurities on your face and makes it look glowing and radiant.