If we were to literally incorporate information by the World Health Organization, into our makeup routine; then we need to consider the fact that there are more than 8,000 plant species in the Himalayan region, out of which 3,000 or so have medicinal value.
1. Saffron: Saffron is not only Kashmir’s state flower but also one of the most popular ingredients in traditional Kashmiri beauty recipes. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is often used to treat acne, scars and pigmentation.
3. Rosewater: Rosewater is a must-have in any Kashmiri household. It has calming and cooling properties that make it perfect for refreshing tired skin. It can also be used as a toner or makeup remover.
4. Aloe vera: Aloe vera is widely used in Kashmiri beauty rituals as it helps to soothe sunburns, rashes and other skin irritations. It is also known for its anti-ageing properties and can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.