It is a wonder why people stock up on chemically chocked products to keep themselves in the prime of their beauty, when simple ingredients from the kitchen can do the same, only ten times better.
While we have explored beauty benefits of just about any natural ingredient out there, the one that took us by surprise is the tamarind pulp.
Believe it or not, that tangy sweet pulp does more than add a zangy element to your cuisine. Packed with vitamin C and A and powerful antioxidants, tamarind fights against skin-damaging free radicals. Rich in AHA, alpha hydroxide acid, tamarind works to cleanse the skin of its deep-seated impurities.
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Being a natural skin bleaching agent, tamarind works better than any chemically toxic bleach you can get your hands on to lighten your skin tone. Not just that, distilled tamarind water when used to wash the face can shrink pores, lighten blemishes and restore the skin's natural pH balance.
With so many hidden beauty benefits, it would be foolhardy not to use the versatile tamarind in your beauty regimen. After much research, we have curated a DIY tamarind pulp mask to lighten, brighten and soften your skin tone. Take a look.
Tamarind on its own can be slightly harsh on sensitive skin. Combining it with other ingredients will negate its negative effect, making it overall balanced.
Other ingredients included in this face mask are sandalwood powder, curd, rose water, and multani mitti.
Sandalwood powder cleanses sebum deposits from the skin, keeps excess oil production in check and unclogs pores. Rose water on the other hand, hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin. Curd being a rich source of lactic acid, brightens skin tone.
The last ingredient in our pack, multani mitti, also known as fuller's earth, improves the texture of the skin, making it smooth and supple.
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- 1 Tablespoon of fresh tamarind pulp
- 1 Teaspoon of multani mitti
- 1 Teaspoon of sandalwood powder
- 2 Teaspoons of curd
- A few drops of rose water
Direction of Preparation & Application
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until all the components combine well.
- Keep adding the rosewater, until the pack gets a smooth consistency.
- Using a brush, apply the mask on a clean face.
- Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Spritz your face with cold water. Now scrub your face in a circular motion for an exfoliating effect.
- Rinse your face clean with cold water. Pat dry.
Make sure to patch test the pack on the back of your hand before applying the face mask to rule out any possibilities of allergy. This mask will instantly brighten your skin tone, leaving it soft and smooth.