Jaggery is common in South Asian desserts and Candies. Produced by boiling raw sugar cane or palm juice,jaggery does not under go additional processing hence is richer in natural nutrients. Jaggery also has several health benefits according to the traditional Indian medicine of Ayurveda including respiratory illness and maintaining blood pressure.Besides being a great alternative to sugar ,jaggery is good for nourishing the skin. It is good source of glycolic acid that helps in preventing pimples , ache and clears blemishes on skin.
Commonly sold in Asian Stores at a very reasonable price. Make sure the jaggery is free of any preservatives or additives like sulfites.
Quick Refreshing Face pack : Jaggery and Aloe vera
1 teaspoon of Aloe vera gel
1 inch piece of Jaggery(free of any preservatives)
Crush the jaggery in a bowl using your fingers or a spoon. Mix in the aloe vera and mix well to form smooth glossy mixture. Apply on face and neck for 8-10 minutes and wash off with cold water.
Allergy alert : Before trying anything new on your skin,apply in small area and check for any negative reaction.