One of the painful things about growing old is seeing lines and wrinkles on your face. Although it is beautiful to age gracefully, we’d all want that process to happen as slowly as possible! When you’re youthful on the inside, it is only natural to want your face to reflect the same – right?! Star anise pods can come in handy to delay the signs of ageing and also slowly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Star Anise – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Illicium verum
- English – Star anise
- Hindi – Anasphal
- Sanskrit – Thakkolam
- Malayalam – Takkolam
- Bengali – Chakro Phool
- Tamil – Annasi poo
- Kannada – Kadamba
- Telugu – Anaspuvu
Fuller’s earth – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Bentonite Clay
- English – Fuller’s earth
- Hindi – Multanee mittee
- Sanskrit – Multani mitti
- Malayalam – Moolthan mitti
- Bengali – Mulatani mati
- Tamil – Multhani matti
- Kannada – Mulathani mud
- Telugu – Multani Mud
Star anise benefits for skin
The oil present in star anise has properties that can soothe the skin, make skin feel healthy and glowing. It can help to tighten skin and retain its youthfulness. Tannins present in star anise pods can help to tighten muscles and protect their tone. They can also prevent sagging near the eyes or near your jaw. The properties of star anise can clear dark spots and blemishes as well.
How to use star anise oil
You can buy star anise essential oil from organic stores and add two drops of the oil to olive oil. You can then massage this oil onto your skin and wash off. This method will work well for those with dry skin. But those with oily skin will not prefer this since it might make skin more oily and difficult to maintain.
Who is this face pack suitable for?
The face pack suggested here is suitable for those with oily and combination skin. Fuller’s earth can cleanse skin, tighten pores, clear blemishes and make skin healthy. The combination of star anise and Fuller’s earth (or multani mitti) thus works great as an anti-aging treatment.
You can begin using this pack in your early thirties to delay aging or as a cure. But like many herbal and natural remedies, it is more effective as a prevention. Using this pack just once a week can do wonders for your skin.
Read the steps below to make this face pack at home.