14 Ways To Use Curd For Skin And Hair Along With 14 Homemade Curd Face Packs

Curd is a good source of calcium, protein, and vitamins. It helps with digestion and cools down the body. But over and above its various health benefits, curd can also be used in our beauty regime to benefit our skin and hair.

Curd For Skin And Hair

So here are the ways in which you can use curd as part of your skincare and haircare routine:

1. Use Yogurt As a Face Cleanser and Scrub

Mix two tablespoons of yogurt with one tablespoon of rice flour or oats. Apply this paste onto your skin, massaging it in a circular motion to gently scrub away the dead skin cells as well as any impurities. Leave it on for ten minutes and wash it off. This paste acts as both a cleanser and an exfoliator. If you have dry skin, you can go ahead and add a little honey to this.

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You can dilute curd with water and use a sponge to apply this liquid to get rid of acne scars and dark circles. This one of our favourite face scrubs.

2. Use Curds As an Anti-dandruff Treatment

Freshly grind six to seven black peppers and mix them with a cup of curd. Apply this onto your scalp and leave it on for half an hour. Wash it off with cold water for best results. Repeat this treatment twice a week to get rid of dandruff.

You can also mix a cup of curd with the juice of one lemon and massage it onto your scalp. The combination of the lemon and curd will effectively curb dandruff and on long-term use, prevent it from recurring.

3. Use Curds As a Conditioning Hair Mask

Mix a cup of yogurt with an egg and some olive oil. Apply this all over you hair and put on a shower cap, leaving it on for half an hour. Wash it off thoroughly to get soft and shiny hair. Use this hair mask twice a month to keep your hair healthy and manageable.

Curd Hair Mask

Alternatively you can also apply yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of almond oil to condition dry and frizzy hair.

4. Use Curds to remove sun Tan

Whip up some curd with lemon juice and apply it all over your skin to effectively remove tan. You can also use orange peel and curd to form a paste that will remove tan and add a glow to your skin.

Apart from removing tan, curd mixed with turmeric is also effective at soothing and treating sunburn. Just plain curd in itself is effective at reversing the damages caused by the sun. Whip up some curd to make a smooth paste and apply this all over your body. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and then wash it off in the shower with cold water.

5. Use Curds As a Treatment for Skin Infections

Soak some gauze in curd and apply it onto the affected area. Repeat the process six times a day to treat skin infections. You can add a pinch of turmeric to this too.

You can use the same process to treat dry skin as well. Just add some honey to the curd and soak the gauze in it and apply to the affected area.

6. Use Curd As A Moisturizer

Apart from using curd for hair, you can also use it to moisturize your facial skin. One of the essential benefits of curd for skin is that it can give you the required boost to moisturize your skin.
If you want o use curd for oily skin then take 2 teaspoons of multani mitti and mix it with some curd to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. You can remove the paste with warm water.

[Also Read: Multani Mitti Face Pack]

7. Use Curd For Hair Fall

There are a lot of benefits of curd for hair. Along with using curd for hair growth, you can also use curd for hair loss. Use this pack for applying curd to hair.

Take half cup of curd and add 3 tablespoons of ground fenugreek seeds. Apply the paste to your hair using a brush. You can wash off the paste after an hour with the help of a mild shampoo. This mask of fenugreek and curd for hair works well due to the presence of vitamins D and B5.

8. Use Curd For Dry Hair

You can treat your dry hair and make it soft and shiny by using a curd hair mask. Prepare a hair mask by mixing curd and egg yolk. The nutrients present in the mask will condition your hair and make them soft. If you are wondering how to apply curd on hair, you can either use your hands or just use a brush.

9. Use Curd to Remove Dark Circles

A lot of people have dark circles and look for various home remedies to get rid of it. You can use curd to remove your dark circles. Just dip a cotton ball in some yogurt and gently dab it under your eyes. Rinse it after 10 minutes.

10. Use Curd For Hair Growth

Other than using curd for hair conditioning, when combined with amla, it can also be used as a remedy for hair growth. Make a paste by using curd and amla powder and apply it on the scalp and on the lengths of your hair. After 30-35 minutes, wash it off using a mild shampoo.

Using this curd pack for hair is effective since it contains vitamin B complex. By using this mask, you can see positive effects of curd on hair.

11. Curd to Treat Acne

Mostly they say, when the stomach has accumulated a lot of toxins and heat, the face breaks out into eruptions. So let’s understand two ways on how to use curd to treat acne.
The first way would be to internally treat the condition, and you can do this by consuming curd to cool the stomach.

The second way would be to use the good bacteria in curd and the lactic acids in it to gently exfoliate and heal the skin.

  • Make a face pack with a tablespoon of besan and curd each.
  • Form a paste and apply it on the skin.
  • Wait for half an hour and then wash off.
  • Use this pack thrice a week for oily skin, twice a week for normal to dry skin and once a week for dehydrated and couperose skin types

Curd for Acne

How it works

The lactic acids are nature’s gentle way of cleansing the skin and exfoliating it as a natural face mask cum peel.

Besan is helpful with healing the skin, exfoliating and brightening the skin, while treating the acne and drying it out completely.

12. Curd to Improve Skin Texture and Complexion

Not just the fair skin fixation, what we need is a skin that glows irrespective of the color of the skin. One that is natural, safe and very easy and cost effective to make and use at home is a curd pack.

Curd is the answer once again and because of the lactic acids in it, curd will help exfoliate the dirt, grime, dead skin cells, dark spots etc on the skin.

What you need is:

  • A tablespoon of curd
  • Lime juice each
  • A teaspoon of honey.

Mix them well and apply it on the face for half an hour. Wait and then wash off with lukewarm water. Do this every day before you head into the shower.

How it works:

What happens here is that honey refines the pores of the skin and tightens the skin. The complexion of the skin is further treated and lightened with curd, thanks to the lactic acid in it. Curd also is a cleanser by nature, which means the dirt and grime and the dead skin cells are removed too.

Lime juice is what treats the dark spots on the skin by working on it and naturally bleaching it.

13. Curd on Face to Remove Dirt and Toxins

Natural cleansing once a week is a must.
What you need is:

  • A tablespoon of curd
  • Besan
  • A dollop of oatmeal.

Directions

  1. Mix them well and form a gooey paste.
  1. Apply it on the face and the neck.
  1. Wait for half an hour and then gently rub it off under cold water.
  1. This is a procedure that should not be done on very dry, dehydrated and mature skin or couperose skin types.
  1. Also remember to follow up one procedure sitting to the next in no less than ten days.

Besan is a natural skin detox agent and can also help exfoliate and brighten the skin too. Curd with the lactic acids in it peels off the papillary superficial layer of the skin and brightens the complexion removing the dirt, grime, dead skin cells and toxins. Oatmeal helps refine pores, binds the skin and gives it a firm texture too.

14. Curd As Anti Aging Remedy

As we age, the signs of ageing can be disappointing to tackle and deal with. Wrinkles, fine lines etc are signs that tell us that the skin is giving way to gracefully ageing. However, we can and have the power to slow it down if not stop it completely.

What you need is:

  • A tablespoon of curd
  • Honey
  • A teaspoon of vitamin C
  • Green tea leaves.

Anti-Ageing

Directions

  1. Mix them all into a paste and apply it on the face for half an hour.
  1. Do this thrice a week. Wash the face pack off with cold water and pat dry.
  1. Do not forget to moisturize the skin every night and day.
  1. Use an SPF too.
  1. This pack should be used as prescribed and a gentle massage upwards should be done when removing this pack with water, so as to boost blood circulation and to increase muscle stimulation too.

How it works

What is happening here is that the lactic acid in curd is helping exfoliate dead skin cells and the unwanted superficial layer of the skin which comprises dirt and grime. Along with that, we have vitamin C and green tea which emolliate the skin and also helps produce collagen fibres to make the skin texture strong. Green tea also has antioxidants in it to fight the combat of free radicals, and it is itself an anti ageing agent too.

Now that we have given you ample of reasons why curd can be used for all beauty needs, let’s take a look at some DIY packs with curd to make at home. Let’s also understand the benefits of these packs and the ingredients in them as well. Please read on and be well-informed.

Curd Face Packs For All Skin Types:

Curd Face Packs

Face Pack 1: Curd, Honey and Chickpea Flour Face Pack – For Dry Skin

What all you need:

  • A tablespoon of curd
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • Half a cup chickpea flour face pack

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Honey helps moisturize the skin and refine the pores, and it helps give the skin a new texture too.

The lactic acids in curd helps lighten the skin tone and exfoliate the skin. It also helps cool and calm the skin and prevents it from losing collagen and elastin in the bargain too. Chickpea flour here acts as a detox agent, skin refining agent and an exfoliator. It helps with anti wrinkle and anti ageing too, and also helps lighten the skin tone, and traps the moisture content in the dry skin, and along with honey helps smoothen the skin and soften it as well.

Face Pack 2: Curd and Multani mitti Face pack – For Oily Acne Prone Skin

What all you need:

  • A tablespoon of multani mitti
  • A tablespoon of curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Multani Mitti acts as a detox agent, skin refining agent and an exfoliator. It helps with anti wrinkle and anti ageing too, and also helps lighten the skin tone. Multani mitti vaccums out the excess oil, dirt and grime from the skin and helps bring a balanced pH level to the skin and naturally refreshes the skin as well.

Curd and Multani Mitti Face Pack

Face Pack 3: Curd, Gram Flour and Banana Face Pack – For Sensitive Skin

What all you need:

  • Half a cup gram flour
  • One large over ripened banana
  • Half a tablespoon of curd

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients
  • Form a paste
  • Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  • Wait for half an hour
  • Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  • Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Banana with all its minerals and vitamins helps supple up and smoothen the texture of the skin, and balances the pH levels of the skin. Gram flour is used as a skin refining agent and an exfoliator and it vaccums out the excess oil, dirt and grime from the skin and helps bring a balanced pH level to the skin and naturally refreshes the skin as well.

Face Pack 4: Curd, Honey and Lemon – For Combination Skin

What all you need:

  • Half a cup of curd
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • One tablespoon lime juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Lime juice is a natural astringent that helps refine the pores and also helps shrink them too. This is why this combo is used for combination skin types only and no other skin types.

Skincare Face Packs

Face Pack 5: Curd, Oatmeal and Gram Flour – For Tan Removal

What all you need:

  • A cup of oatmeal
  • Half a cup of gramflour
  • Half a cup of curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Oatmeal is a strong binder and a lightener by nature, which helps treat the tanned areas and removes the darkness associated with it. All of this done together would help work on the corneum stratum layer of the skin which collects all the dirt and grime, and remove it. This is how the skin brightens up and lightens up as well.

Face Pack 6: Curd and Orange Peel Powder – Improves Complexion

What all you need:

  • Half a cup of curd
  • Half a cup of orange peel powder

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

The vitamin C content in orange peel powder helps improve the texture of the skin by boosting collagen production and also by helping boost the immunity of the skin by replicating healthy lipid layers of the skin. This also means that the pH balance of the skin is maintained and the skin does not get forced to produce excess oil. Orange peel is an astringent by nature too and helps shrink large pores in the long run. This helps with complexion improvement simply because there would be no place for whiteheads and blackheads to form, since orange peel combats the issues.. This is how the skin complexion is improved upon.

Orange Peel Face Mask for Glowing skin

Face Pack 7: Curd and Lemon Face Pack – For Oily Skin

What all you need:

  • Half a cup of curd
  • Half a cup of lime juice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

This helps with complexion improvement simply because there would be no place for whiteheads and blackheads to form, since orange peel combats the issues. With curd in it as a mix, the lactic acids found in curd can help exfoliate the skin tone and remove the upper layer of the superficial skin which comprise of dirt, grime, dead skin cells etc. This is how the skin complexion for oily skin can be treated at home.

Face Pack 8: Curd and Olive Oil Face Pack – Remove Lines and Wrinkles

What all you need:

  • A tablespoon of olive oil
  • Half a cup of raw curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Olive oil by nature is a moisturizing agent and helps boost collagen and elastin, which further helps bring down the signs of ageing. Along with curd, the production of collagen is done and cell metabolism is activated. When the face is massaged using the two ingredients, there is a lot of circulation that happens and a healthy blood flow is obtained, which brings the end of wrinkles for sure.

9. Curd, Turmeric Powder and Mustard Oil Pack – Blemish Free Skin

What all you need:

  • A teaspoon of mustard oil
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Half a cup of curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Mustard oil, the essential fats in it emolliate the skin and softens the texture of the skin, and the agents in the oil work on the dark spots and blemishes to fix it. Turmeric is a natural antimicrobial agents and also helps bring a glow to the skin by naturally lightening the skin and restoring the youthfulness with a glow.

10. Curd, Potato and Honey Face Pack – Remove Dark Spots

What all you need:

  • Half a potato grated into a pulp
  • Half a tablespoon of honey
  • Half a cup of curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Potato helps with its starchy qualities to gently lighten up the skin and works on the dark spots to gently eradicate them too. The starch content in potato helps with skin bleaching and also reducing puffiness on the skin as well. The mixture also helps bring about a clean and a very clear skin within days of use.

11. Curd and Rice Flour Pack – Skin Exfoliation

What all you need:

  • Half a cup of curd
  • Quart cup of rice flour

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Rice flour has starch in it which helps brighten and lighten the skin, and it also is coarse and this means that your skin is exfoliated off the dirt and the grime. It sucks out the dirt like a vacuum from the deepest open pores and removes the toxins from the skin as well. This is a procedure that should be done only once in fifteen days and not more than that.

12. Curd and Honey Pack – Remove Unwanted Dirt

What all you need:

  • A tablespoon of curd
  • A tablespoon of honey

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

Honey helps moisturize the skin and refine the pores, and it helps give the skin a new texture too. The lactic acids in curd helps lighten the skin tone and exfoliate the skin. It also helps cool and calm the skin and prevents it from losing collagen and elastin in the bargain too. The two when they get together as a face pack, helps exfoliate as a vacuuming duo. They remove the dirt from the deepest layers of the pores and the skin, and the toxins are neutralised and flushed out too. This is why the pack should be used only twice a week for all skin types, and not more than that.

Curd and Honey Pack

13. Curd and Sandalwood Powder Face Pack – For Sensitive Skin

What all you need:

  • Half a cup of curd
  • A teaspoon of sandalwood powder

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

The lactic acids in curd helps lighten the skin tone and exfoliate the skin. It also helps cool and calm the skin and prevents it from losing collagen and elastin in the bargain too. Sandalwood on the other hand is best for sensitive skin type because it is cooling and calming as an agent.

14. Curd and Tulsi Face Pack – To Remove Acne

What all you need:

  • A cup of tulsi leaves pasted
  • A cup of curd

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  1. Form a paste
  1. Apply it on the face and the forehead and the neck
  1. Wait for half an hour
  1. Gently wash off with cold water using circular motions
  1. Pat dry and moisturize

How it works:

The lactic acids in curd helps lighten the skin tone and exfoliate the skin. It also helps cool and calm the skin and prevents it from losing collagen and elastin in the bargain too. Tulsi leaves are stimulants for the skin, thanks to the abundance of natural oils in it. It is also antimicrobial and antibacterial, which means it enters into the cyst of the acne and brings it to the surface. This helps dry up the infection and the bacteria is fought against too. The antioxidants in tulsi leaves helps fight free radicals as well.

So here were the many homemade DIY curd face packs that you can use, and they are very simple as well. Now let’s take a look at some tips on when to use facepacks made from curd, who should not use the packs made from curd and more.

Homemade Face Packs For Healthy Skin

Tips

While we have given you in depth knowhow on how to use curd for beauty needs, there are a few things to understand here before you go ahead and try them.

  1. When using curd, always make sure to use homemade curd.
  1. Never throw away stale curd as sour stale curd is useful in treating dark spots and skin discolouration.
  1. Consuming a cup of curd daily aids in digestion and helps keep your intestines clean.
  1. Do not ever use flavoured curd on the skin because you never know what preservatives and flavours are mixed in the curd, which can do more harm than good to the skin in the long run.

Disclaimer: While we have spoken about the various uses of curd for various skin needs and treatments, before you try any of them it would be wise to check with a dermatologist to know what the underlying cause of some skin disorders that you have could be. The information given here is through research only and should not be the substitute to what your expert would say and recommend. Their words would take precedence over what is written here and elsewhere online.
We hope the information on curd and its beauty benefits comes in handy!

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