We love it when it can whip up beauty remedies right from the kitchen. Curd is one such wonder which is not only good when had internally but can is also highly beneficial when applied externally. Here are some home remedies for great skin and hair…
An easy way to rejuvinate the skin is by applying a face mask and keeping it on for 15 minutes. Curd, when mixed with honey, forms a hydrating face mask. Curd soothes and cleanses whereas honey being a natural humectant draws all the moisture into the skin. The end result is a brighter and fresher skin.
Post shampooing, a good conditioner is recommended. The reason being, shampooing is believed to leave the hair cuticle open. It needs to be closed to appear healthy and shiny. An easy conditioner can be made by simply mixing 2 tablespoons of curd with few drops of ylang-ylang essential oil. Apply this paste to mid-length of your shampooed hair. Wash after 5 minutes. You can use any essential oil of your choice. The idea here is to negate the smell which you might not like.
If dead skin cells are not removed from skin regularly, it may cause it to appear dull and lifeless. Using a mild scrub twice is recommended for a clear and glowy skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of rice flour with one tablespoon of curd and make it into a paste form. You can add few drops of water to adjust the consistency. Apply over damp skin and scrub for 2 minutes. Your skin will feel soft and supple instantly.
One of the reasons for dandruff is dry scalp. Flacking of the scalp skin cells can be stopped with proper oiling of the hair scalp. Another treatment that you opt for is a hair mask. Simply apply onto the scalp and leave it for 20 minutes. The lactic acid along with zinc will aid in eliminating dandruff. Use this mask twice a week religiously and you shall get the desired results pretty soon.
Treatment for dry skin
When skin is dry, it is crying for moisture. All you need to do is give is some hydration. Mix a half cup of yoghurt with 4 tablespoons of mashed ripe papaya. Apply it all over the body and wash after 15 minutes. The enzyme in papaya clears tan and yoghurt cleanses the skin. This pack also will prevent swelling and prevent any future itchiness.
Here’s to flawless skin and hair!