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Beauty, Skin care Amazing skin benefits of asafoetida (hing)

Amazing skin benefits of asafoetida (hing)

By Glowpink Staff   

Asafoetida or Hing is found in every Indian kitchen and it is widely used all over the country to infuse a good flavor in our daily recipes. But, do you know that apart from being a taste enhancer, it is actually very beneficial for your skin. If you want to know how to incorporate this ingredient in your skincare regime, then read this article till the end. All the ingredients used in these herbal face packs are 100% organic and completely safe on the skin, however, if you have sensitive skin then conduct a patch test beforehand.

Natural skin whitener

  • Acts as a natural skin whitener and helps in fading the age spots.
  • On the other hand, it is said to be very effective and also inexpensive.
  • One of the best ways to apply asafoetida is to make a paste with milk or fresh cream and apply it like a face pack.
  • This way, it can cure age spots, blemishes and also prevent from various other aging-related skin problems.
  • Asafoetida can actually reduce the activity of the enzyme called Tyrosinase which supports the formation of melanin by converting DOPA to DOPAquinone thus improving skin tone and lightening it.

A natural cure for acne

  • Asafoetida can also cure and reduce acne, pustules and acne scars.
  • Pinch of the powder is mixed with water and applied on the acne, the successive applications can gradually reduce the commonly suffered teen problem.

The ultimate cure for hyperpigmentation

  •  Some prime constituents of asafoetida include ferulic acid esters, complex carbohydrates, sulfur compounds, and terpenes.
  • Terpenes, particularly, are hydrocarbons that act like a resin and cure hyperpigmentation.
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Reduces melanin production

  •  Though hydroquinone is used to reduce many skin related ailments but Asafoetida is said to work better than hydroquinone as quinone can said to cause severe skin irritations.
  • The dried asafoetida resin can also inhibit the activity of tyrosinase.
  • Tyrosinase is one of the main determinants of melanin production.

Doubles up as an excellent moisturizer

  •  Asafoetida extracts like oil is also good for rough and dry skin.
  • Massaging oil every day before sleeping will lubricate skin and avoid dry flakes.

A quick home remedy to treat skin infections

  •  Asafoetida is also a good cure for multiple allergic skin disorders and bacterial skin infections.
  • It is sometimes applied directly to the skin ailments like corns and calluses.

Instant glow-getter

  • If you want an instant glow on your face then use the asafoetida face pack.
  • To prepare this simple face pack, all you have to do is mix some rose water and asafoetida powder together and make a face pack.
  • Wipe your face with micellar water at first.
  • Then apply a generous amount of this face pack on your face and neck.
  • Let it sit until it dries up completely.
  • Then rinse it off with running tap water.
  • Pat dry your face with a towel.
  • Follow up with a toner or a hydrating facial mist.
  • Once it dries up, slather on a thick layer of moisturizer, massage the product in your skin.
  • Use this face pack every alternate day of the week to get the best results.

Anti-aging face pack recipe

  • It can be used to prepare your anti aging face packs.
  • All you have to do is mix some asfoetida powder with a little bit of honey and your face pack is ready.
  • Just make sure that your face is squeaky clean before applying this face pack.
  • Take a generous amount of this face pack on your applicator brush and apply it evenly all over our face and neck.
  • Allow it to dry up completely and then rinse it off with plain water.
  • Pat dry your skin with a towel.
  • Follow up with a toner and moisturizer to get the best results.

It is one such ingredient that can also be added in your shampoo to give you long, shiny and bouncy hair, here is a quick recipe for all those who are dealing with multiple hair woes.

A quick fix for all hair woes

  • To get rid of dry, brittle and lifeless hair, use this simple home remedy and you are good to go.
  • All you have to do is just take a pinch of asafoetida powder and mix it with your regular shampoo.
  • Use it to rinse your hair and scalp and you are good to go.
  • Follow up with a nourishing hair conditioner.
  • Wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt and let it soak up all the excess water from your tresses.
  • Blow-dry or air-dry as per your own preferences.
  • Apply a hair serum.
  • Comb and style your hair the way you like it the most.

Say goodbye to that ugly pimple by using this face pack

  • Recurrent pimples are very irritating and do not clear off from the surface of the skin easily.
  • If you have been suffering from this problem from quite some time and are looking for an effective home remedy then try out this.
  • Take some asafoetida powder and mix it with a little bit of milk or cream depending upon your skin type.
  • At first, you must cleanse your face with a regular facial cleanser, then wipe your face with a towel.
  • Then apply a generous amount of this face pack evenly all over your face and neck and allow it to dry up completely.
  • Then rinse it off with running tap water.
  • Pat dry your face with a towel.
  • Follow up with a toner and moisturizer to get the best results.
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Apart from these health benefits, you can also use asafoetida powder to help the infants, here is what you should do:

Helpful for infants

  • It is sometimes a little difficult to figure out what an infant wants from the faint cries.
  • If you are a new mother and you often stay confused then let me tell you, your child is probably feeling bloated.
  • To help your child get over this problem, make a paste of asafoetida powder and plain water.
  • Apply it on your child’s stomach, it is free from all health hazards as your child is not consuming it internally.
  • Try this to let your child get instant relief from the problem.




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