By A Staff Writer
Did you know that saffron can make you calmer?
Or tulsi protects you against pollution?
Or that turnips and radishes clarify your complexion?
60 Indian ingredients. More than 100 ideas to eat or apply them Dive into the world of natural beauty.
Penguin is delighted to publish Glow by Vasudha Rai. From basic garden-variety fruit and vegetables to potent Ayurvedic herbs this book tells what to eat for beauty inside and out.
Whoever said that great skin is purely genetic has obviously never harnessed the power of beauty foods. While it is possible, to a certain extent, to fake great skin with make-up, you can only be truly radiant when you nourish your body from within. Build strength and immunity, brighten and clarify your skin, and get peace of mind with these potent Indian remedies.
Vasudha has been writing on beauty and wellness for more than 15 years. This book is a culmination of her personal experiences and conversations with experts with whom she has nurtured relationships for more than a decade. For Glow, she has handpicked a five-member panel including a nutritionist, two ayurvedic doctors, a naturopathic chef and a herbal beauty expert. Alongside she has collected recipes that you can either eat or apply from many contributors such as women from her family, green beauty and wellness specialists, chefs and formulators. She has not only looked into the traditional uses of these herbs but also found scientific papers and research to support the efficacy of the ingredients.
With these combinations, recipes, home-made face masks, oils, and morning infusions you will transform not just your skin but also your body and mind. After all, outer beauty is only a symptom of inner health.
Vasudha Rai has worked as the beauty director for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health, India. Currently, she is a beauty columnist with The Hindu and regularly contributes to publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and HT Mint. Vasudha is a certified 300-hour yoga teacher and teaches at The Yoga Studio, New Delhi. In her free time she writes on wellness, makeup and skincare at her blog Vbeauty.