Getting old is an experience which brings along its set of changes to one’s appearance and mindset. In the course of time, some of these changes may be more easily acceptable to a person while others may not be so.
Aging with grace is what most of us look forward to as the years add up.
Fine lines and wrinkles are the first sign of aging which begin to show up on the face. Pollution, dust and an unhealthy lifestyle leads to a rather rapid deterioration of the living tissues of our body.
It is advisable to go out of the way in taking care of your body every now and then. Face packs are an amazing way of replenishing the lost nutrients of your skin.
Star anise is an effective remedy for wrinkles and fine lines and thus effects in the postponement of the appearance of the signs of increasing age. The essential oil of star anise brings about a soothing sensation on the skin and in the process imparts a healthy and glowing complexion to it.
Tannins is a class of bio-active compounds present in star anise pods which increases the tenacity of the muscles, which imparts a toning effect to the skin. Moreover star anise extracts may also bring about the treatment of blemishes and dark spots on the skin.
Star Anise Face Pack for Young
For Dry Skin
In case of dry skin you may mix 2 tablespoon of olive oil with two drops of essential oil of star anise. Massage this oil mix on your face with slow circling motions. Keep it on for 30 minutes before washing it away using a mild face wash.
For Oily Skin
For those with an oily skin type may choose to make a face pack with Fuller’s earth or Multani Mitti made into a paste with the filtered water from star anise concoction. The combination is an excellent remedy to prevent the oncoming of the signs of aging. One may start to apply it at an early age in order to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- For preparing the face pack take 2-3 whole pods of star anise and add it to 200 ml of boiling water.
- Let the water boil for 2 minutes on a low flame.
- Filter the solution on cooling.
- Make a paste with the filtered star anise water and 2 tablespoon of Fuller’s earth.
- Whisk thoroughly till the mix attains an even consistency.
- Apply the mix on your face in thick layers.
- Keep it on for 15 minutes or until it dries.
- Gently wash away with cold water.
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