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Frequently asked questions answered by Shahnaz Husain

  •  After pregnancy, I got dark pigmentation patches on my face. Please suggest remedies.

 Apply a sunscreen with high SPF before going out in the sun. Mix rice powder with curd and pinch of turmeric. Use as a facial scrub once or twice a week. Apply only on the dark patches and rub gently on the skin with tiny circular movements. Leave on for a few minutes and then wash off with water. Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities and apply daily only on the dark patches. Wash off after 15 minutes with plain water.

  • I have blackheads on and around my nose area. How to remove them?

Blackheads occur on oily skin or oily areas of the skin. After washing the face in the morning, wipe the blackhead prone areas with astringent lotion, using cotton wool. In the morning after washing the face, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the areas with blackheads daily and wash it off after 5 minutes. Three times a week, mix oats with egg white and apply on areas with blackheads. Leave on for 5 minutes. Then rub gently on the skin using small circular movements. Leave on for 5 minutes and wash off with water.


  • How can I prepare facial scrubs at home? How often should I use?

 For dry skin, use facial scrub once a week. For oily skin, you may use 2 or 3 times a week. Avoid scrubs on pimples, acne or rash. To make a scrub, you can mix rice powder or ground almonds with curd. Ground almonds can also be mixed with honey to make a scrub. Dried and powdered lemon and orange peels, or dry and powdered mint leaves, may be added to a scrub, for glowing skin. A scrub can also be made with walnut powder, honey and lemon juice. Apply scrub on the face and leave on for a few minutes. Then, rub gently, with small circular movements, washing off with water.

  • My elbows are dark. Please suggest remedies.

 Take lemon halves and rub them daily on the elbows. Wash it off and then apply sesame seed (til) oil and massage it into the skin. Make a paste of gram flour (besan), curd, lemon juice and a little turmeric (haldi). Apply the paste on these areas at least three times a week. Wash it off after half an hour.

 About Shahnaz Husain

 Shahnaz Husain, pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement, heads the Shahnaz Husain Group, with a global network of franchise ventures and 375 Ayurvedic formulations. A Case Study at Harvard for Brand Creation, she is now a Harvard Subject for “Emerging Markets.” She was honoured with the Padma Shri Award and is the first woman in 105 years to receive the World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. business magazine. Indeed, Shahnaz Husain is a leading international beauty icon.

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