Fennel seeds also known as saunf is an aromatic herb belonging to the parsley family and we commonly have this at the end of every meal to freshen our mouth. But not many people know that fennel seeds are rich in copper, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese and iron. They are also rich in anti-oxidants. Its therapeutic and healing properties makes it the perfect ingredient to be used in your skincare regime. Using fennel seeds in your beauty routine can help prevent acne, cell damage, dark spots and wrinkles. Here are four different ways you can include fennel seeds or saunf in your skincare treatments at home to treat your skin problems.
Fennel seed toner
You can make a quick skin toner using fennel seeds at home. The best thing about this toner is that it is totally made using natural ingredients. To make your own fennel seed toner, take a handful of fennel seeds and add it to boiling water. After a while remove them and allow the solution to come to room temperature. Add few drops of fennel essential oil to the fennel-infused water after straining it. Pour it into a bottle and use few drops to dab your face with cotton pad dipped in this solution. Your skin will feel thoroughly refreshed.
Fennel seed face mask
Exfoliation is the key to getting healthy and glowing skin. You can make an exfoliating face mask using fennel seeds at home. To make this face mask, take 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, and 1/4 cup of boiled water and mix well. Apply this mask on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a clean and soft towel. This DIY mask will leave your skin feeling super soft.
Fennel seed steam facial
Using fennel-infused steam on your skin can give you incredible beauty benefits. All you have to do is add 1 spoon of fennel seeds in a liter of boiling water. Lean over the container filled with the water and cover your head and neck using a towel. Continue with the steam facial for about 5 minutes, then wipe your face with a soft towel. This method helps to clean your pores and give your glowing and radiant skin.
Use fennel seeds for puffy eyes
Puffy eyes can make you look not only tired, but also old. To get rid of puffy eyes, you can make a compress for your eyes to get instant relief. The cooling and soothing sensation is the perfect remedy for your puffy eyes. Mix a little fine fennel seed powder with some water and wrap this mixture in a damp soft cloth. Use it as a cold compress on puffy eyes. This will provide instant relief to red and puffy eyes.