Mulethi which is also known as licorice root (1) is an Ayurvedic ingredient which is very beneficial to the skin and hair. It treats cough and throat pain. Moreover, it has anti-bacterial properties as well that make the skin clear and protects against harmful sun rays and pollution. In Ayurveda, licorice or mulethi has been extensively used to in medicines and for skin care. Like for skin whitening and fairness, licorice is considered as one of the best, just like the sandalwood and turmeric. This natural ingredient is loaded with ample amount of benefits which help to give the skin fairness and glow. People even take mulethi mixed tea to boost their immunities. But here we are concerned on the skin care benefits of mulethi/ licorice. Mulethi packs are good to treat the dark spots and black marks on the face.
Benefits of Mulethi: Why Licorice helps in Fairness?
A lot of people think, can licorice lighten skin tone? then here are the benefits that can clarify your doubts.
1. Skin whitening by licorice
Licorice is good for skin whitening as this has the minerals and several acids that helps to get rid of the dark skin color. You can try licorice remedies to improve the skin color by a couple of tones. We will be telling you later in the article.
2. Lighten sun tan
Licorice is also used to lighten the sun tan like the darkness around the mouth that we accumulate over the time from being exposed to the sun and UV radiation. Use of licorice regularly can also help to lighten the sun tan.
3. Minimises the blemishes
Another great advantage of using licorice is to lighten the blemishes, dark spots, marks etc. This is why licorice is used in a lot of skin whitening and spot healing products.
4. Skin Moisturizer
This root also act as a great skin healer that cures the dryness and roughness. Dry skin is often seen as dull and lifeless, hence licorice can transform your dry skin into smoother and supple skin.
5. Heals Skin Problems
Skin disorders like the psoriasis, eczema, fungal infection or acne can be treated and cured effectively with the help of the licorice. Yes, this is because licorice has anti bacterial and anti septic properties that heals the skin conditions like these.
6. Delays aging of skin
Yet another great benefit of using licorice in your skin care routine is that this will give you immense antioxidant benefits. So, that your skin cells are not damaged by the oxidative stress and free radicals.
Use of Licorice or Mulethi for skin whitening
Here are the basic remedies and recipes that can help you achieve the gorgeous flawless skin with the use of licorice. The remedies are quick and easy but they have to be follow regularly to get the results you wish.
1. Mulethi, honey and lemon for fairness
- Lemon Juice
How to make it?
- Take 3 spoons of mulethi powder in a bowl.
- Add 2 spoons of lemon juice in it.
- 1 spoon of pure honey in the bowl.
- Mix all the ingredients well and add little water to form a paste
- Now wash your face with water and pat it dry
- Take a face pack brush and apply this mask on the face and neck
- Massage it slowly on the face in an upward motion and keep it for 25 minutes
- Wash it with cold water.
Benefits of this remedy
Lemon juice is rich in anti-oxidants and minerals that improve blood circulation in the skin and makes it glowing and rosy red.
It has vitamin-C and vitamin-E which enhances the skin tone and gives a white and shiny looking face. It prevents acne and its zits.
Honey has anti-bacterial properties which gives protection to the skin from daily wear and tear. It adds glow to the face and induces softness. Honey helps in restoring lost moisture to the skin and leads to healthy and supple skin.
2. Mulethi and Lemon with orange for fairness
- Licorice powder
How to make it?
- Take one fresh orange and wash it with water.
- Now ripe its cover and take out the pulp in a bowl.
- Blend the orange pulp in a blender for a few minutes and pour the orange juice in a bowl.
- Add 1 spoon of lemon juice in the bowl and now mix 4 spoons of mulethi powder in it.
- Wash your face first and pat it dry and apply the face mask onto the face.
- Massage it slowly onto the skin and be gentle.
- Now leave it for 20 minutes, then wash it with cold water.
Benefits of this Licorice Face pack
Orange, a citrus juicy fruit and also a good source of vitamin C that lightens the skin color and reduces pigmentation. Orange in color and tangy in taste, oranges are good for skin health and it contains many other vital nutrients. It maintains the skin elasticity ad controls wrinkles too.
It removes dead skin cells and induce fresh and lean look of your face. Lemons on the other hand, are very beneficial to the skin as it improves the skin complexion. It has vitamin C and citric acid that rises the suppleness of the face and removes spots. Read: Rice powder for skin whitheing
3. Mulethi Skin Whitening Pack with rose water and cucumber
Cucumber is really great for oily to combination skin. It has more than 75% water, which hydrates the skin and makes it look fresh and clean all the day. It has essential minerals and vitamins like A that adds suppleness to the face and makes it soft and smooth. Rose water adds fairness to the face and makes it feel cool and shiny.
- Licorice powder
- Rose water or Mulethi powder
- Cucumber Juice
How to make it?
- Take 4 spoons of mulethi powder and add 2 spoons if cucumber juice in it.
- Also mix 1 spoon of rose water in the pack.
- Mix them well and apply it onto the face and neck.
- Be gentle and do not rub the skin.
- Wash it after 15 minutes with chilled water.
- Apply this mask twice a week for best results.
4. Licorice, Sandalwood and Milk for dark spots
This mulethi remedy is ideal for getting beautiful fair and spot free complexion.
- Licorice powder or mulethi
- Sandalwood powder
- Take 1 teaspoonful of licorice powder with 1 teaspoonful of sandalwood powder in a bowl.
- Then add some milk in the bowl and mix the mixture thoroughly.
- Apply this face pack on the face using a face pack brush.
- Keep this for 20 minutes then wash off with cold water.
Benefits and Results
You can try this licorice remedy 2 times at least in a week to obtain better results. This will fade the blemishes on the face and skin will also look more flawless and fairer. It will decrease the sun lines and sun tan.
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