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Frequently asked questions…

Answered by Shahnaz Husain

I have lots of blackheads and holes on my face. Kindly suggest a suitable face pack.

Blackheads and open pores occur on oily skin. After washing the face in the morning, wipe the blackhead prone areas with an astringent lotion, using cotton wool. Then, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the areas with blackheads and open pores daily and wash it off after 5 minutes. Mix oats with egg white and apply on these areas twice a week. Wash it off when it is dry.

I have a few pimples but I have a lot of marks left by them. How can I get rid of them and make my face bright?

Mix rice powder with curd and pinch of turmeric. Apply on the face twice a week and rub gently on the skin with small circular movements, especially on the pimple marks. Leave on for a few minutes and then wash off with water. Avoid applying on pimples, acne or rash. Twice a week, apply a face mask. Mix multani mitti with rose water and lemon juice into a paste. Apply on the entire face, avoiding the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off after half an hour. Mix together 2 teaspoons curd and pinch of turmeric. Apply on face daily and wash off with plenty of water.

Please suggest tips for dandruff and greasy scalp.

For dandruff, apply non-oily herbal hair tonic on the scalp daily, using cotton wool and leave on. Wash your hair with a mild herbal shampoo three times a week, using very little shampoo and rinsing very well with water. After shampoo, add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a mug of water and use as a last rinse. Include fresh fruits, raw salads, sprouts and yogurt in your daily diet. Drink plenty of water. Add the juice of a lemon to a glass of water and have it first thing in the morning.

Please suggest a remedy to tighten the skin under the chin.

Try the following exercise daily. First, open your mouth as wide as you possibly can. Now hold that position for about 10 seconds, then relax your mouth, and repeat a few more times. Daily massage the area under the chin with nourishing cream or almond oil. Using both hands, start from chin and go downwards, one hand following the other. The pressure should be downwards and not while bringing hands back to the chin.

About Shahnaz Husain

Shahnaz Husain, the 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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