Kumkumadi Oil: The Ayurvedic Elixir

Date: March 24, 2023 | Shweta Shettigar

You must have heard a countless amount of mentions of the kumkumadi oil in conversations revolving around ayurvedic skincare. If you have to face prominent skin issues such as dryness, acne and even the lack of moisture regularly without fail, you must have been recommended the oil already to deal with them accordingly. The truth is, kumkumadi oil is exactly as powerful as the rumors suggest. It is effective, healing and basically the elixir of ayurveda.

Kumkumadi oil is the mixture of many absolutely riveting traditional herbs and saffron petals that lead to the creation of an immensely packed oil together, which contains within itself the knowledge of ages. Even historically, the oil has very essential properties that have been carried throughout centuries to still continue to be a powerhouse of an oil when it comes to skincare. It gives a natural glow to your skin that makes it radiate from within.

One of the most essential forms of the kumkumadi oil is the one that contains red saffron, especially when harvested from the very laps of nature such as Kashmir, the valley of majestic hills and nature at its pristine. It is cultivated within 24 hours of harvest and is instantly mixed with the other herbs of the oil, thus leading to a very fresh and naturally fragrant product loved by many.

Here is why you must absolutely make it an essential part of your skincare routine starting today-

Why Kumkumadi Oil Is Beneficial

  • Cure For Acne

Kumkumadi oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that protect and shield the skin from external bacteria while also conveniently soothing the burns, marks and other scars which might lead to an active spread of acne.

In addition to this, once you apply the oil, you will also realize your skin looks and even feels a lot cooler and cleaner than it did before its application. This is because it scoops out the dirt from the pores on your face and settles gently on your skin to ensure more particles don’t collect. This also helps in the prevention of any future risks. Plus, if you don’t have any dirt on your face, your skin will naturally glow without restriction; thus supporting you entirely and helping you feel a lot better about your skin, irrespective of the weather conditions outside.

  • Counterbalance For Skin Texture

If you gently massage your skin with a few drops of kumkumadi oil before you go to sleep and on days when skincare is of your top priority or you are just in need of instant relaxation and relief, you will find incredible results. When you will sleep after letting it stay on your skin, the oil will seep in and provide your skin with everything it might need to glow, radiate and heal beautifully.

This practice, especially if followed regularly with careful precision, will greatly improve the quality and overall texture of your skin. The following benefits will automatically work on its appearance, thus making you feel a lot prettier than you might already. What is not to love?

  • Vanishes Blemishes

Kumkumadi oil has products such as sandalwood, turmeric and red saffron which are rich in antioxidant properties and thus give a more nourished look to the skin. The oil also protects your skin from harmful UVB rays, reduces dark spots, white spots and pigmentation and also fills in the blemishes that might have stayed on your skin after their onset. If you have places on your face that you are insecure about, kumkumadi oil can easily help you address them as need be.

  • Enhances Blood Circulation

The oil contains many potent ingredients such as manjistha for instance, which is considered to be one of the best and most effective natural blood purifiers available in nature. Thus, this red root, available also in kumkumadi, helps in the improvement of your blood circulation which gives a lot of color and freshness to your face. This also helps your face heal from inflammatory, bacterial and even fungal issues very quickly and allows your skin to restore to its previous state as soon as possible.

  • Protector From UV

Just when you begin to think that the oil will no more surprise you, it comes up with something or the other that leaves you with a mouth wide open. You read that right- kumkumadi oil can also be used as a sunscreen! The saffron in the oil, along with the other herbs such as lotus stem, rose oil, almond and sesame oil, sandalwood, and more protect the skin from the harmful UVB and UVA rays of the sun.

This in turn helps them protect your skin from aging and also tanning, by extension. Of course, the incorporation of sun blocks such as zinc oxide is mandatory but what is also helpful is a blend of some naturally occurring ingredients that effectively stands between the skin and the sun while also improving your skin quality alongside. 

  • Ramps Up Healing Process

As mentioned above, it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, it also acts as a disinfectant and an antiseptic. So, really, in addition to improving your blood circulation, skin texture and tone, it also heals the wounds from scars or wounds that you might already have on your skin or may get in the future (let’s hope not).

It also prevents skin infections and the soothing elements already present in it owing to its floral quantity cater to the leading burning, itching and irritation, calming them down largely.

You should ideally use kumkumadi oil when you have properly washed your face, removed all sources of dirt from it and have successfully scrubbed it properly to ensure no grime remains. You can gently massage your face for 5 to 10 minutes in calm gestures so it properly settles in and seeps into the layers of your skin. Kumkumadi oil as an ingredient among other naturally procured ingredients is also highly effective as it fits in with many other herbs and its effects only double up or are even more prominent in those cases.

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