Benefits Of Curd For Skin And How To Use It To Tackle Different Skin Woes

Monika Khajuria

Our kitchen contains ingredients that are the answer to every skin woe we face. And curd is an ingredient that is seen in high regards to keeping our digestive system strong and healthy. But not only that, our elders swear by the delicious curd when it comes to skincare. The high content of calcium, proteins and vitamins in it makes curd this valuable for the skin.

Today, we talk you through the various benefits of curd for the skin and the ways to use curd on the skin to reap those benefits.

Benefits Of Curd For Skin

  • It deep cleanses the skin.
  • It helps to treat acne.
  • It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It adds glow to the skin.
  • It diminishes blemishes and blackheads.
  • It adds moisture to the skin.
  • It helps improve skin complexion.
  • It reduces dark circles.
  • It gives relief from skin burns.

How To Use Curd For Skin[1]

1. Curd and cucumber to combat dullness

With age and skin's exposure to pollution, chemical products and the UV rays, dull skin has become a common issue. Curd contains lactic acid that exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells and impurities to remove the dullness[2]. The soothing cucumber has a high water content that helps to hydrate the skin and soothe any harshness that exfoliating might cause[3].

How to use

Mix 1 teaspoon each of curd and cucumber paste in a bowl. Apply the paste on your face and leave it to dry on your skin for about 15 minutes. Once the time is done, rinse your face using lukewarm water and pat dry your skin.

How often to use

Apply this pack on your face twice a week.

2. Curd and honey for dry skin

Dry skin can be difficult to manage, especially during the cold winter season. Curd and honey paste will moisturise and cleanse your skin in the best way possible. Curd unclogs your skin pores without leaving your skin dry while the emollient properties of honey lock the moisture in your skin[4].

How to use

Mix 2 tablespoon of curd with a table of honey to make a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on your face and neck. Wait for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off using cold water. Pat your skin dry afterwards.

How often to use

Apply this hydrating paste on your face 2-3 times in a week.

3. Curd and rice flour for acne

Rice flour is the answer to your acne issue. A rich source of vitamin B, rice flour helps to clear the skin and boost skin cell regeneration[5].

How to use

Mix a teaspoon of curd with 1/2 teaspoon of rice flour to get a smooth paste. Smear the mixture on the affected area and leave it on your skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off later using lukewarm water and pat dry.

How often to use

Regular application of this paste 1-2 times a week will help reduce the acne.

4. Curd and gram flour for blemishes

Vitamin D and calcium present in curd improves skin texture and complexion. Used to brighten the skin since centuries, gram flour deep cleanses the skin to reduce the blemishes.

How to use

Make a smooth paste using 1 teaspoon curd and 1/2 teaspoon gram flour. Apply the paste to your face. Wait for 10-15 minutes before wiping it off gently using a wet cloth.

How often to use

To get a blemish-free skin, apply this paste on your face once a week.

5. Curd and lemon for oil-free skin

The lactic acid present in curd helps remove the dead skin cells and balance the oil production in the skin. The acidic nature of lemon along with its antibacterial properties make it a wonderful remedy to treat oily skin[6].

How to use

Mix a teaspoon of curd with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the obtained paste on your face and leave it on to dry for about 10 minutes. Wash it off thoroughly afterwards using lukewarm water and pat dry your skin.

How often to use

Beat the oily skin by using this pack once a week.

6. Curd and turmeric for dark spots

Curcumin present in turmeric reduces hyperpigmentation and thus lightens the dark spots[7] while curd adds a natural glow to the skin.

How to use

Add a pinch of turmeric to 1 teaspoon curd and mix well to get a smooth paste. Apply the paste evenly on your face. Wait for 15 minutes for it to dry. Rinse it off thoroughly later.

How often to use

Weekly application of this paste can do wonders for your skin.

7. Curd and aloe vera for flaky skin

Flaky skin is often a result of extremely dry skin. Apart from skin-enriching vitamins and minerals, aloe vera has emollient and anti-inflammatory properties to treat flaky skin[8].

How to use

Mix one teaspoon of curd with 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel to get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

How often to use

Use this remedy to 3-4 times in a week.

8. Curd and egg white for wrinkles

Curd gets rid of the dead skin to rejuvenate the skin and diminish the wrinkles. Egg white contains collagen that holds the skin structure to get rid of signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. The protein present in the egg white improves skin elasticity and your youthful skin[9].

How to use

Separate an egg white in a bowl. Add a tablespoon to curd to it and mix well. Slather the mixture on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. After the time is over, wash it off using lukewarm water.

How often to use

For the best result, apply this paste once a week.

9. Curd and flax seeds for pigmentation

Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids that add moisture to the skin and also helps inhibit pigmentation.

How to use

Soak a handful of flax seeds in water for about 7 hours. Later, grind the seeds in a blender to get a smooth, lump-free paste. Add 2 teaspoon of curd to this and mix well. Apply the mixture to your skin and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly later using lukewarm water and pat dry.

How often to use

Apply this mixture to your face for the best result.

10. Curd and coconut milk for sagging skin

Coconut milk is rich in vitamin C that has antioxidant and anti-ageing properties and thus improves skin elasticity to prevent sagging skin[10].

How to use

Mix one teaspoon each of coconut milk and yogurt in a bowl to get a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off using lukewarm water.

How often to use

Apply the mixture every alternate day to prevent sagging skin.

11. Curd and oatmeal for blackheads

The blocked pores on the nose are what you know as blackheads. Oatmeal and curd are both great skin exfoliators that can unclog the skin pores to remove blackheads.

How to use

In a teaspoon of cooked oatmeal, add a teaspoon of curd and mix well to get a smooth paste. Slather the paste on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes to dry. Once the paste is dried, wash your face with a mild cleanser to rinse off the residue.

How often to use

Use this remedy once a week to get rid of the blackheads.

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