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August 4, 2017

What do you think about this powder?

Well, we might have heard about Licorice Root Power as a sore throat remedy or just a powder which is used in making tea at our home. But do you know that it has other benefits too? This is an herbal medicine which has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal wonders! Who knew that this wondrous powder can help you attain a fairer skin in a jiffy? Don’t believe me? No! Then keep scrolling to know more facts about this powder and I am sure you will believe me. Very few of us know that it is a good ingredient for your hair and face too. It has an active compound called glabridin which is a natural skin whitener, it helps rebalance your skin cells and prevents skin from getting discolored and works similar to hydroquinone (which is a lightening chemical but is natural) also this is great for anyone who has a problem of eczema because it reduces irritation and inflammation. Licorice has been proved to be a wonder drug in lightening the skin! The antioxidant property of licorice will protect your skin from damage induced by free radicals. It controls the production of oil and reduces the inflammation and pain, making it a key herb for acne.
I will now let you know the mixture which you can apply onto your skin and attain a fairer and glowing instantly.
Now to prepare a face pack we need licorice root powder (which is easily available in your grocery stores), Multani Mitti (also known as Fullers Earth), turmeric and rose water and apply it onto your face and let it settle for good 15-20 minutes. Rinse it after that. To keep your skin moist and hydrated adds few drops of almond oil or olive oil. This pack will brighten your skin and makes you look fairer instantly.

You can also prepare a mixture of licorice root powder with glycerin, mix both the ingredients well. You will end up with the thick paste, start applying the paste on your face with the finger or use a brush. I would suggest you to use a brush as the paste are thick so, it might be difficult for you to apply with your fingers. Apply the paste and let it dry for next 15-20 minutes. After that rinse it with cold water, you would instantly see a fairer and clear skin.

You can also prepare a skin lightening face pack with 1 tbsp. licorice powder, 1 tsp. cooked oats and rose water. Apply it evenly on the face and massage gently for 5 minutes. Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Use it two-three times a week for better results. Do not be harsh on the skin, remember to rub this gently.

What if I tell you that it is good for your hair too? Yes! If you want healthy and strong hair, then you can simply mix your powder in the water and place it in the scalp overnight and wash it off the next morning. Within one wash you will notice the change in the length and volume of your hair!

Licorice powder has been proven to be most effective drug in skin ailments. It’s cleansing, moisturizing, brightening, skin lightening and best for hair treatment properties has influenced the cosmetic industry and outreached as a medicinal herb in various skin ailments. So, do not forget to use this as one of you ingredients for your skin and hair both!