Neem tree is grown throughout India and are well known for its medicinal properties. Neem leaves extract is used for the treatment of various skin problems like chicken pox and warts. Neem is an Indian herb containing antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Due to powerful antibacterial properties, neem leaves are boiled with water and used for the bathing purpose for those suffering from skin problems. Neem leaves soothe inflammation and also helps in keeping away intestinal parasites enabling smooth functioning of intestines.
There are numerous benefits of neem for skin as given here –
Keeps away acne and pimples – Take neem leaf, tulsi, and rosewater and make a paste. Apply this paste on acne and pimples and leave it till it gets dry. Then wash off with cold water. It clear acne and pimples as well as prevents them from breaking out.
Heals scars – Neem paste is a good remedy for healing scars caused by acne, pimples, burns and wounds. Use it regularly to see the difference. You can mix turmeric powder with neem paste for better results.
Oil control – For those with oily skin can try neem to remove excess oil as well as to control oil secretion naturally. Make a paste of neem leaves, yogurt and lemon and apply it on the face. Wash off after 20 minutes. Neem leaves help in preventing skin problems like blackheads and whiteheads.
Lightens skin pigmentation –Neem is a very good home remedy to lighten skin pigmentation and prevent blemishes. It keeps skin clear and clean looking.
Skin Exfoliation – Neem leaves works as skin exfoliator by removing dead skin cells. For this take neem leaves paste, orange peel powder and few drops of olive oil. Mix all these together and apply this on the face. Leave for some time then scrub in a circular motion and wash off with cold water.
Treats Skin Infections and allergies – Antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help in the treatment of skin infections and allergies effectively. It reduces inflammation and soothes skin. Neem can be used for the treatment of varies skin problems like bruises, wounds, psoriasis and eczema.
Anti-ageing – Neem is packed with anti-ageing properties. Mix sandalwood powder in neem paste and apply it on the face. It will prevent the signs of ageing as it contains immune stimulating compounds as well as cells regenerative properties which keep skin soft and supple.