One is inundated with advertisements in TV about Hair fall Cures, Pimples,Acne and other cosmetics for Men and Women.
That they are harmful, I have posted a detailed article.
These make up preparations are not new to India.
Sanskrit and Tamil literature abound in details on this subject and practical tips are available.
Lip balm / lip salve
“Cracked lips, besides being painful, spoil the beauty of the face. The following remedy was recommended in such cases – “If the rind of Bel fruit (Aegle marmelos Corr.) is levigated (i.e. powdered and mixed) in a woman’s milk and the paste thus prepared is applied to the cracked lips, within 10 days the cracking will stop and the cracks will heal.”
Skin lightning and exfoliating scrub
A fair skin has always been an attraction for Indians. The following paste used to be applied to…
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