Diwali, the festival of lights and happiness, is just around the corner. And, for us Indians, there is no denying that each year we look forward to this festival with eager anticipation and excitement even more than the previous year! Amid the ongoing pandemic, we have made health our topmost priority. Arjun Vaidya, CEO at Dr. Vaidya's says that there has been an interesting shift towards Ayurveda and it now plays an important role in our efforts to stay immune and be healthy. Many individuals, all across the globe, continue to adopt Ayurvedic products and practices to ensure a healthy and balanced lifestyle. But he says that "Ayurveda not only helps you stay healthy from within but also gives you that glow on the outside."

Arjun Vaidya shared with HerZindagi that "Ayurveda has a multitude of benefits and, it can also help you get the festive glow you have been looking for."

Here are three Ayurvedic herbs listed by him that can help you achieve your festival radiance this Diwali:

Chandan

chandan skin

Chandan or sandalwood is known to be one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for healthy skin. It has cooling and calming properties that help treat acne, pimples, and rashes. It also has skin-lightening properties that help improve skin tone and reduce dark spots. You can make a paste mixing Chandan powder and rose water and apply it on your skin as a face mask. It will leave your skin feeling incredibly hydrated and cleansed!

Neem

neem skin

Neem also referred to as the "miracle tree" is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that has been used for over 5,000 years for various remedies. Neem leaves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties that are beneficial for the skin. It penetrates our skin by removing dead cells and opening clogged pores. You can create a face pack by crushing some neem leaves and adding rose water to it. Apply it to your face and see how your skin feels refreshed and nourished.

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Haldi

haldi skin

Haldi or turmeric is known for its medicinal properties and has gained significant popularity today as a skin-care ingredient. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory components that help keep the skin youthful and bright to give it a natural glow. Haldi is also helpful in dealing with stubborn acne marks and scars and helps in skin hydration. You can mix turmeric with milk and use it as a face pack for a bright glow!

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The need to opt for natural skin-care products is becoming increasingly important with each passing day. Natural ingredients not only provide healthy skin but are also environment-friendly. And, what can be better than organic Ayurvedic herbs. Ingredients that are rooted in Indian tradition, free of harmful chemicals and help you get naturally glowing skin.

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So, this Diwali, make the right choice and say no to artificial chemicals. Instead, opt for these Ayurvedic herbs for that charming, radiant glow. Do test them on the inner side of your elbow as every skin reacts differently. 

Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more Ayurvedic backed tips.