An Ayurvedic herbal oil that is a common household name throughout south India and especially Kerala, kumkumadi tailam is made up of kumkum – the common name for saffron. Saffron is the main ingredient of this oil that gives it the unique property of improving skin complexion and texture. The tailam also contains sandalwood, lotus pollen and turmeric along with several other ingredients that work wonders on facial skin. Here are some of the important actions of this oil:
The saffron in kumkumadi tailam has anti-bacterial as well as antioxidant properties. As a result, it plays a vital role in keeping skin healthy, resulting in a healthy and glowing complexion. When used over an extended period of time, the saffron also removes tans from your skin and gives you a brighter skin tone.
Reduces skin blemishes
Conditions such as whiteheads, blackheads and acne lead to a sick-looking and blemished skin. Kumkumadi tailam contains saffron with healing properties; it also contains turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action and this can help to reduce the severity of skin problems, helping reduce skin blemishes.
Keeps skin young
The ingredients in kumkumadi tailam nourish the skin with phytoconstituents that have an impact on skin health. The oil base also allows for a gentle massage that helps to tone the facial muscles, keeping them healthy. As a result, regular use of this herbal, medicated oil has an anti-ageing effect and keeps your skin looking young and healthy.
Lightens dark circles
Kumkumadi tailam ingredients such as turmeric and sandalwood have the ability to lighten skin tone. This, along with their ability to remove skin blemishes, gives the oil the property of lightening the skin under the eyes. Regular use of kumkumadi tailam can therefore help to deal with dark circles under the eyes.
How to use kumkumadi tailam
To use the oil, take a few drops of the oil onto your hand and apply it as an even coat on the face. Use your fingers to carry out a gentle massage of the entire face. If you have acne, apply the oil gently to the affected area, but do not rub vigorously. Leave the oil on for about 20 minutes and then wash your face using warm water. This treatment can be repeated thrice a day, every day for one week. After this, you may reduce the frequency of treatment to about once a day.
Kumkumadi tailam has several beneficial effects on facial skin and being herbal in nature, there is no danger of untoward effects. However, there is one disadvantage and that is for people with oily skin. If you do have oily skin, the tailam tends to aggravate the oiliness, leading to common problems associated with oily skin. Those with oily skin should therefore use kumkumadi tailam with caution, in small quantities, and restrict application to just once a day.
Content: 10 ml
Price: 8,25 Euro