Traditional Malay medicine encompasses various kinds of ritual ceremonies intended to communicate with the world of spirits to determine whether the nature of an illness is physical or psychological. In such ceremonies, the aim is to summon and exorcise the spirits causing illness. A ritualist serves as a medium, and a small ensemble often provides the musical component.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bedak sejuk

Bedak sejuk, a non-chemical contained pastilles are a traditional Malaysia cosmetic product using rice as a main ingredient. It is a traditional cosmetic that still being used by the elderly women in Malaysia.

Literally, bedak means powder while sejuk is an adjective which means cool, thus this implies that by applying bedak sejuk on skin it will produce a ‘cool feeling’.

Bedak sejuk is used as facial mask, usually before going to sleep. The pastilles will be mixed with water and then applied to skin.

Bedak sejuk was used unscented or scented and patted onto face and neck. It helps to refresh the skin and gives clear complexion besides acting as a remedy for rashes and acnes. Usually, bedak sejuk is worn overnight to bed as a facial mask.
Bedak sejuk
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