Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family. Cardamom pods are spindle-shaped and have a triangular cross-section. The pods contain a number of seeds, but the entire cardamom pod can be used whole or ground. The seeds are small and black, while the pods differ in color and size by species.
Heals Acne, Clears out Blemishes:
Cardamom carries antibacterial properties. Moreover, it contains antioxidants and infection fighting properties which may recover dark spots & aging spots. This amazing powder helps in healing breakouts and also acts as a skin purifier. It will give you a clearer and evened out complexion, will make your skin even tone. It can also use as a tool to cleanse the skin. High vitamin C content, nourishes and boosts circulation.
Amazing DIY Masks
Cardamom and Honey Mask
Mix one teaspoon of Cardamom powder with honey and apply it to the acne spot.
Due to its antibacterial properties it will heal the acne and also clear the marks. You can use this method as a spot treatment, just apply a tiny amount of the paste directly on the problem area and leave it on overnight or for few hours, then rinse it off.
You will see an instant result as it will help in reducing the swelling as due to its anti–inflammatory properties and it will also reduce the redness. Honey is also a natural moisturizing agent that will provide healing effects along with hydration.
Cardamom Rose Mask
This lightly exfoliating mask is very soothing.
For this recipe, take a pinch of dried cardamom powder, a cup of rose water, and 3/4 cups of plain oatmeal. Since oatmeal can be coarse on your face, place your ingredients in blender to soften the grains is what we recommend.
Once your mask will reach the desired consistency, apply on damp, make-up free skin and leave on for five minutes. No need to use this mask more than once a week.
Spicy Milk Cleanser
The powdered form of cardamom for the tiny grains that can gently exfoliate and draw out blackheads. For the lactic acid, a third of a cup of goat’s milk can be use (camel milk is great too if you can get your hands on it).
Add a teaspoon of cardamom in milk and mix with a wooden spoon. Gently massage into your face and neck for a few minutes, rinsing with lukewarm water.
This cleanser is quite gentle, but start using it once a week and increase over time. Once you will get use to it you will love your skin.