One ingredient that an Indian household never runs out of is buttermilk. And believe it or not, it can do more than aid digestion and clear colon, it can make you look younger!
Don't believe us? Try these buttermilk face masks and see for yourself!
We are not here to make lofty claims with no results. We are here to make realistic claims that do bring about a difference.
Buttermilk contains lactic acid, which sloughs off the extra layer of dead skin, revealing clearer skin underneath.
It contains essential fats that penetrate deep into the skin layers, hydrating the skin, tightening the pores and repairing damaged skin cells.
To add to it, its rich acidic and astringent properties work towards lightening dark spots, tightening and brightening the skin tone.
Buttermilk is also potent on calcium, proteins and potassium, which boost collagen level of the skin, which in turn treats fine lines.
How is buttermilk better than milk? Milk, mostly low-fat milk, lacks the essential fatty acids that are required to draw out toxins. Buttermilk being more concentrated in fats, works better on skin!
So, have a look at these effective buttermilk face masks for younger-looking skin.
Sun Burn Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, with an equal amount of tomato juice. Using a cotton pad, apply the mixture to your skin. After 30 minutes, rinse your face clean with plain water.
Dry Skin Mask
This herbal buttermilk face mask for clear skin deeply moisturises dry skin, making it clear and supple.
Mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, with half a teaspoon of milk cream. Massage it on to your clean face. After 30 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
Being high on bleaching and antibacterial properties, this mask clears out uneven skin, making it smooth.
Take a big piece of ripe mango, mix it with 1 tablespoon of buttermilk and a teaspoon of honey. Blend them together into a smooth paste. Apply a thin coat on to your face and neck. After 30 minutes, rinse and pat dry.
High on clarifying agent, this DIY buttermilk mask removes deep embedded impurities.
Mix a tablespoon of buttermilk, mix in a teaspoon of rose water and a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply it to your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Dampen a cotton pad, wring out the excess moisture and start clearing your face with the pad. Rub until all the dirt comes off. Rinse it clean.
Dead Cells Removing Scrub
This skin-toning buttermilk mask closes pores and cleanses the skin of impurities.
Mix 1/4th cup of buttermilk, with ½ a cup of sea salt and 10 drops of almond oil. Mix until you get paste-like consistency. Slowly scrub your skin in a circular motion. After 20 minutes, rinse it clean. Follow it up with a nourishing moisturiser.
Packed with a high amount of antioxidants, this anti-wrinkle buttermilk face mask works like magic on fine lines.
Take a tablespoon of mashed ripe avocado pulp, mix in a tablespoon of buttermilk and 1 egg white. Beat until all ingredients blend well. Apply a thin coat to your face. Allow it to dry fully. Rinse it off with cold water.
Dip a cotton ball in a tablespoon of chilled buttermilk and rub your face with the solution. After 5 minutes, rinse your face with cold water. Once your skin is dry, rub a thin coat of rose water. Let it get absorbed by the skin, later massage your skin with a light moisturiser.
From essential minerals, proteins to fatty acids, this mask has everything to repair, heal and promote new cell regeneration.
Take egg white in a bowl, mix in a tablespoon of honey, add 10 drops of almond oil and a teaspoon of buttermilk to it. Mix until all the ingredients blend well. Apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, scrub and rinse.
Skin Whitening Mask
Take a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, 1 tablespoon of clay, a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey. Mix the ingredients together until there are no lumps. Apply it to your face and neck. After 20 to 30 minutes, when the pack hardens, scrub and wash it off with cold water.
Skin Toning Mask
Take a tablespoon of buttermilk powder, mix it with the required amount of water. Apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse. This is one of the easiest tips on how to remove dark spots and tone up skin using buttermilk. Try it!!