You might have seen neem as the main ingredient in organic face and hair products. Neem has been used in Ayurveda, natural medicine, skin and hair care products due to its amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is known for fighting acne, getting rid of dandruff, adding a natural glow, and adding to your beauty without any side effects.
You can incorporate neem-infused shampoos and skincare products into your routine but there is a better way to get the maximum benefits. That is through a neem powder.
What is a Neem Powder?
A neem powder is made from neem leaves and is packed with antioxidants that will make you look and feel impeccable. Neem tree is typically found in countries such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myamir, and plenty of tropical countries.
The height of the tree is typically between 65 to 115 feet and belongs to the Meliaceae family. It is known as nature’s drug store and for all the right reasons. It is incorporated into skincare products, hair care products, medications, toothpaste, cosmetics, and even mosquito repellants.
Benefits of Neem Powder
Let’s explore a few benefits of neem powder for hair and skin:
A Cure to Scalp Infections
Scalp infections are fairly common, especially during the summer months. Neem powder has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties that treat scalp infections. A healthy scalp is the basis of healthy hair and neem powder does that for you.
You can create a nourishing neem pack at home by mixing neem powder and a few organic ingredients in the kitchen. Follow it up with an organic shampoo and you will see a difference in the condition of your scalp in about three to four uses.
An Acne Treatment
Acne is a common concern for many. We all have a pimple or two, every now and then, even if we don’t struggle with major acne. A neem powder will clear out your skin, eliminate the pain and itching sensation. Making a face mask out of a neem pack is very simple.
Simply add a tablespoon of neem powder in a bit of water, add a bit of orange peel powder and mix well. Clean your face properly, apply the mask to your face and leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and splash your face with cold water in the end. Use this mask once or twice a week and you will surely see your skin transform.
Say Goodbye to Dandruff
Dandruff is certainly the most common hair problem we all have encountered at one point or another. Apply a neem powder hair pack on your scalp every time you wash your hair. Add a few tablespoons of neem powder in boiled water and mix well.
Rub the mixture in your scalp. Lightly massage your head with the help of your fingertips. Do not use your nails to scratch the head and be gentle. Leave it on for half an hour and cover your hair with a shower cap. Wash it off with a gentle shampoo and you will see a massive difference in about a month’s time frame.
Eliminate White Heads and Black Heads
If you are someone who struggles has oily skin, wear makeup daily or spend a lot of time outdoors, you will have white and blackheads around your nose, cheeks, or chin area. They are mainly caused by open pores and trapped dirt. Neem powder is known for clearing out the gunk that is residing in your pores and shrinks the size of your pores as well.
A mix of water, a pinch of turmeric powder, and neem powder will create the perfect mask. Make sure that the product isn’t too runny so it sticks to the affected area. Make sure that you cleanse your face properly, steam it for about five minutes with breaks in between and then apply the neem mask. Wipe it off with a washcloth and splash your face with some cold water. In a few uses, you will notice a difference in your pores.
A Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone
Skin pigmentation is a common concern for many especially if you have olive or dark skin tone. Your skin naturally produces more melanin which can sometimes lead to two-toned skin. Sun exposure is also a huge factor in why we experience skin discoloration. It is one of the hardest problems to tackle. Most people think that lasers are the only solution for it. Well, you are wrong. Give neem powder a try. You will have to be consistent with the usage but it will surely give you an even skin tone.
How to Use Neem Powder?
There are endless ways to use neem powder. We are going to share the simplest ways to beautify yourself.
Neem Powder for Hair
Hair Mask 1
Grab a bowl and a spoon. Take a few tablespoons of neem powder and yogurt in a 1 to 3 ratio and mix them thoroughly. Section of your hair into four parts and coat your scalp and hair strands in the mixture. You can apply this mask both on clean and dirty hair.
Tie your hair up and cover it with a shower cap. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it with shampoo. Your hair will become silky smooth, hydrated, and dandruff will slowly start to diminish week by week.
Hair Mask 2
This one is simple. Mix two to three tablespoons of neem in water to create a relatively thick paste. Massage it in your scalp with the help of your fingers. There is no need to drag the mixture down to your lengths. Leave it for 15-25 minutes and wash it off with plain water or organic shampoo.
There are numerous ways to create a face mask from neem powder but I’ll share a simple one. Add a tablespoon of neem powder in a bowl, next add a tablespoon of orange or lemon peel powder to it, add a bit of water to create a thick paste, and apply it on clean skin. Keep it on for ten to fifteen minutes and wash off.
We hope you found this article helpful! If you have any questions, you can leave them down in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you.