Buttermilk has always been relished by Indian people especially during the summers. But do you know that buttermilk is more than just an appetizer? Are you guilty of slopping too many chemical-laden anti-tan products on your skint to get rid of pesky tan? We all are! But the results produced by these fairness and tan removal creams are just short-lived. So, isn’t it smarter to choose a remedy with much-prolonged results? Many of you must have raised their brows after reading the title of this blog. Much of ‘Yucks’ and ‘Ewws’ are also expected. How can someone slather buttermilk on their face and body? But let me tell you, my friend, don’t underestimate the power of a Chaas. Do you gulp the glass of buttermilk when your stomach just doesn’t feel right? But this time, you would be leaping on a glass of buttermilk for the sake of your skin.
When you’ll read this blog till the end, you will yearn for a glass of buttermilk for your skin…
1. Buttermilk Gets You Glowing Skin
First, let me tell you that buttermilk is not a fairness remedy. The glowing skin has nothing to do with fairness. Glowing skin means a skin that is cleansed thoroughly and has its own natural lustre without any beauty product. Now coming back to the wonder remedy, Buttermilk. Buttermilk is rich in lactic acid and natural probiotics as well. If you read the labels of your cosmetics carefully, you will notice that most of them consist of lactic acid. Buttermilk acts as an excellent astringent.
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2. Deep Cleanse Your Skin with Buttermilk
Yes, you read it right! You don’t need to go to the salon every time you want a facial clean-up. The chemical-laden cleansers of yours need to rest for now. Buttermilk is an excellent cleanser for your skin. It not only deep cleanses your skin but also nourishes your skin from within. The lactic acid exfoliates your skin naturally and gets rid of the dirt and grime from the inner layers of your skin. If you don’t like the smell of buttermilk, you can add some rose water to make your experience pleasant. Dab a cotton ball in buttermilk and swipe it on your face to clean it instantly.
3. Buttermilk for Acne Scars
If your acne scars are old and deep and none of the anti-blemish cream seems to work on them, then buttermilk is the one for you. You can also seek a dermatologist’s advice if you’re a bit sceptical of using it on your face. You can use the buttermilk regularly on your face to see the noticeable results on your acne scars.
4. Say Goodbye to Sunburn
No matter how much you slather on the sunscreen, the harsh sun rays find their way to sabotage your skin anyway. If you stayed out in the sun without the sunscreen for too long and now you face looks like a beaten-up baboon, then you can try buttermilk for your rescue. You can soak your skin in buttermilk and get instant relief from the burning sensation. You can also use buttermilk as a precautionary method to avoid sunburn.
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5. Buttermilk for Anti-Ageing
You can add a humectant like honey to make an anti-ageing cream of your own. That too sans chemicals! Mix equal quantities of honey and buttermilk and apply it on your skin. It will moisturize, exfoliate and brighten up your skin.
6. Get Rid of Pimples
This might sound a bit disbelieving, but it is true that you can use the buttermilk to fight your existing pimples. You can prepare a face mask using the buttermilk along with the gram flour. Apply this face pack on your face and neck. Let it dry out naturally. Rinse it off with normal water. don’t rub your face as it might aggravate your pimples. You can apply this face every alternate day in a month to see visible results. Be persistent as you might not see the results immediately after using it for once.
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7. Buttermilk for Skin Tightening
Sagging skin can be a major turn-off. But you can use the home remedies to see the positive results timely. You can use buttermilk for skin tightening as well. Just swipe a thin layer of buttermilk on your face and let it dry. Rinse it off with cold water. You can also prepare a face pack with buttermilk, besan and sandalwood powder. Add one egg white if you want.