Buttermilk, as we know it, is one of the key ingredients found in most Indian households. Whether summer or winter, we can never have enough of buttermilk stored in our kitchens. Rightfully so, it has many health benefits like keeping you cool in the summer, aids digestion, clears the colon and what not. It is no surprise that this superfood has many benefits for the skin as well. Buttermilk contains lactic acid that contains good bacteria and fats that works like magic for the skin by penetrating right into the skin's surface and removing dead cells. Other than that, buttermilk also contains astringent properties that lighten dark spots to reveal naturally bright and even skin tone. Buttermilk is also an excellent source of calcium and protein, which boost collagen levels of the skin to treat fine lines and early signs of ageing. With these face packs and masks, you will never run to the salon for a facial treatment but to the kitchen for some natural goodness.
6 Natural Home Remedies To Try Using Buttermilk
Get glowing skin with an even skin tone each time you use these face masks according to your needs.
1. Buttermilk And Chickpea Flour Mask
Popularly known as ubtan, this face mask has many skin benefits. It reduces the appearance of scars, lightens the skin tone caused by tanning and suits all skin types to give a flawless finish. Simply add 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour, a pinch of turmeric and 2-3 tablespoons of buttermilk to form a paste and apply it on your skin. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off well and repeat this multiple times until you get your desired result.
2. Buttermilk And Tomato Juice Mask
During scorching heat, tanning and sun burns become a common phenomenon. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk and 1 tablespoon tomato juice on the affected areas using a cotton pad and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse your face clean with cool water and you will notice your sun burn subside and remove tanning to give you an even skin tone.
3. Honey And Buttermilk Mask
Both buttermilk and honey are excellent natural moisturising agents which can be combined together to create a hydrating face mask. For extremely dry and patchy skin, mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk to half a tablespoon of milk cream, to which add a tablespoon of honey and massage it on clean face. Rinse it off with cold water to lock in the moisture only to reveal brighter and naturally glowing skin.
4. Mango Buttermilk Mask
Buttermilk has a high bleaching property and if you have pigmentation and dark spots then this is going to be the mask for you. Blend a few pieces of a ripe mango to 2-3 tablespoons and teaspoon of honey to form a smooth paste. Apply a thin layer to your face and neck for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Continue till you notice the marks and pigmentation fade.
5. Buttermilk Toning Mask
Buttermilk makes for a great natural toning lotion that cleanses the pores from deep within. Mix 2 tablespoons of buttermilk, 1 teaspoon of rose water and a few drops of tea tree oil and apply it on your face in circular motions. Let it sit for 10 mins and used a dampened cotton pad to remove impurities. Rinse your face clean after.
6. Buttermilk And Orange Peel Powder
Orange peel powder is one of beauty's best kept secrets especially when mixed with buttermilk. Add the two ingredients to form a paste and gently massage it on the face in circular motions. Leave it on for 30 mins and scrub it off. Follow it up with rinsing off the excess with cold water to notice tanning go away and get an even skin tone. Repeat this process twice or thrice a week for better results.
With these home remedies in play, you will always get the flawless finish of your dreams with even skin tone that is bright and glows.