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9 Uses of Curd In Your Skin And Hair Care Routine

curd for skin and hair

After becoming a parent, we often forget to look after our own skin and hair. We put in so much time and effort into making sure that our little ones are safe and cared for. Little do we realise that looking after ourselves is a key part of being a good parent. When our little ones see that their parents have glowing, healthy skin, beautiful shiny hair and healthy bodies, they will try to be healthy like their parents.

If your excuse for not being able to look after yourself is that you don’t have the time for it, then say no more. We will walk you through how you can solve all kinds of skin and hair problems with just a bit of curd (dahi) and some commonly found kitchen ingredients.

Table of Contents:

1. Curd to treat dandruff

2. Curd for hair fall or hair loss

3. Curd for deep conditioning

4. Curd to remove skin tan

5. Curd to treat dark circles

6. Curd as a moisturiser for oily skin

7. Curd to treat acne

8. Curd for anti-ageing

9. Curd as a cleanser

1. Curd to treat dandruff

curd for dandruff

Curd is popularly known to be able to treat dandruff. You can apply the curd directly to your scalp in order to get rid of the dandruff. Here are some even more effective hair masks (or more specifically scalp masks):

Curd and pepper:

> Take 6-7 peppers and grind them into a fine powder.

> Add this to one cup of curd and mix well.

> Apply this mixture to your scalp and leave for half an hour.

> Rinse off and shampoo as usual

curd for dandruff

Curd and lemon:

> Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl.

> Add 4 tablespoons of curd into the bowl and mix well.

> Apply this onto your scalp and leave for half an hour.

> Rinse off and shampoo as usual

When done regularly, these masks can help get rid of dandruff and prevent it from recurring.

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2. Curd for hair fall or hair loss

curd for hair loss

Been losing a lot of hair since having a baby? Postpartum hair fall and hair loss is a pretty common problem. For this all you will need is some fenugreek seeds and curd.

Curd and fenugreek:

> Take 3 tablespoons of ground fenugreek seeds and mix it in with half a cup of curd.

> Apply this to your hair and scalp. Spread it with the help of a good hairbrush.

> Leave it on for about an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Fenugreek seeds are known to help treat hair fall problems and scalp infections. So mixing this into the curd will kill two birds with one stone.

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3. Curd for deep conditioning

curd for conditioning

Curd has the property of moisturizing and conditioning the skin. You should make it a habit to deep condition your hair once or twice a week. Sundays are best for trying out a hair mask like this one:

Curd, egg and olive oil:

> Take a cup full of curd and break one whole egg into this.

> Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to this and mix well.

> Apply this all over your hair with a hair mask brush.

> Leave for half an hour and wash off.

Eggs are full of protein that help make your hair stronger. Olive oil is great for thick Indian hair as it helps your hair looking shiny and healthy.

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4. Curd to remove skin tan

curd to remove tan

Do note that this mask should not be used on sunburnt skin. Wait for your skin to heal before you try this. Aloe vera is great for treating recent sunburns.

Curd and lemon for skin:

> Mix the juice of half a lemon into a cup full of curd.

> Add some orange peel shavings to the curd and lemon.

> Mix well and apply the mixture on to your face.

> Wash off after 20 minutes and pat dry.

> Tone and moisturise as usual.

curd to detan

Curd and turmeric for skin:

> Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder into a bowl of curd.

> Apply this paste all over your skin.

> Wash off after 20 minutes and pat dry.

> Tone and moisturise as usual.

Lemon is known to have natural bleaching properties. Turmeric is also known to even out the skin tone. Since these ingredients are quite strong on their own, they can be mixed with curd before applying it to your skin.

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5. Curd to treat dark circles

curd for dark circles

The skin under your eyes are very thin and delicate. So when applying any under eye treatment, you should be very gentle. Never drag the skin as this can cause wrinkles and bags under the eyes.

Under eye treatment:

> Dip a cotton ball into a bowl of curd and gently dab this on the skin.

> You can dab the curd under your eyes and over your eyelids.

> Wash it off after 10 minutes.

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6. Curd as a moisturiser for oily skin

curd to moisturise

When your skin is oily, you may not feel like using a moisturiser. Skipping on moisturising can make your skin get oilier in the long run.

Curd face mask:

> Mix 2 spoons of multani mitti with a cup of curd.

> Apply this on your face and neck.

> Leave on for 20 minutes or until dry.

> Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry.

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7. Curd to treat acne

curd for acne

If your skin is prone to acne, you may want to include curd into your daily skin diet. Curd, a natural probiotic, is known to keep your digestive system working perfectly. Consume at least one cup of curd/yoghurt every day. Apart from this, you can even apply curd to your skin to help keep the skin clear of acne-causing bacteria and to fade acne scars.

Curd and chickpea:

> Take a bowl of curd and add a tablespoon of chickpea flour to it.

> Mix it to form a thick paste and apply this on to your skin.

> Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water

This face mask has to be used 2-3 times a week for best results. Even after your acne is under control, you can continue to use this to help heal the acne scars.

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8. Curd for anti-ageing

curd for anti-ageing

It is always best to start dealing with signs of ageing as early as possible. This way you can delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

Curd, honey and tea leaves:

> Add one tablespoon each of curd, honey, lemon juice and crushed green tea leaves in a bowl.

> Mix this together to form a paste and apply it on your skin.

> Leave it on your face for half an hour and then rinse with warm water.

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9. Curd as a cleanser

curd to cleanse

Yes, you can even use curd as a face cleanser and a face scrub. Who would have thought that curd can be used for all of these things.

Curd and oats:

> Take equal parts of oats and curd. Mix well.

> If you have dry skin/acne prone skin, you can add honey to this.

> Apply it on to your skin. Leave for 5-10 minutes.

> Gently scrub your skin to remove the mask.

> Rinse off with warm water.

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