Curd can be used in your daily routine to make you look beautiful. The curd is a dairy product acquired by coagulating milk in a process called curdling. It is a very good source of protein, calcium and various vitamins, vitamin D being the well-known one. The lactic acid which is there in curd helps fight the wrinkles and shedding the dead cells from the skin. Lactic acid also helps moisturizing skin which gives the feel of soft and suppleness. Lactic acid prevents acne breakouts, enhances face glow and reduces redness from the skin. It also helps in removing sunburn and tanning. Here is how curd can become part of your beauty routine.
- Use curd as a moisturizer
Whenever you feel that your skin is losing moisture and getting dry even if the surrounding temperature is not too high, you can use curd which is an excellent moisturizer. Applying curd every day on your face and skin can help you get a soft, supple and nourished skin. Take a bowl of curd and add honey to it. Mix both well and apply on your face and skin. Leave it for 15 – 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
- Provides relief from sunburn
Ultra Violet rays from sun affect the body cells and make them look tanned and dull. If exposed for too long it prematurely ages skin. Over time it can contribute to skin cancer or may be melanoma. Skin turns red and hurts. Usually during summer severe sunburn can lead to blisters and rashes. Curd helps to bring some relief when it is applied to affected areas. It is because curd is rich in zinc which has an anti-inflammatory property.
- Prevents acne
Acne is a skin disease involving oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It leaves skin scars. Acne can appear on the face, shoulders, neck, chest, back and upper arms. Because of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of curd when it is applied on affected skin, especially face, treats acne and gives a soothing effect. Apply curd regularly on acne occurring areas of face help to minimize acne from reappearing.
- Dark circles under eyes
Dark circles under eyes are caused due to lack of sleep and they appear to be more prominent. The blood vessels under the eye’s skin dilate which creates a dark tint. To lighten those dark circles apply some sour curd beneath your eyes and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Clean it off with cold water. Repeat this method, if possible before taking bath, for few days.
- Radiant glow and lightening skin tone
The curd is rich in lactic acid and natural alpha hydroxyl acid. This helps to improve complexion, tone and makes skin softer and more radiant. Before bath, apply plain curd on the face and other parts of the body and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. This application will help to ward off premature wrinkles and age spots. If lemon, honey, and cucumber are added to curd it enhances efficiency and effectiveness of curd. When you apply daily you can see the glow on your face within a week or two. One can also use orange peel powder along with curd as a face mask. If applied regularly it lightens the skin tone.