The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of the word tamarind or imli is chutney. Aren’t we right? But what if we tell you that it can also work well as a beauty product? In fact, if you are dealing with pale and dull skin, a tamarind face pack can bring back that bride-like glow back in no time.
Sounds too good to be true? But you just can’t deny the fact.
Imli is loaded with minerals and vitamins, making it a powerhouse. It has several skin benefits and can also heal skin inflammation to a great extent. Regular consumption and application of tamarind can reduce blemishes and keep the skin soft.
According to Dr Nivedita Dadu, renowned dermatologist, founder and chairman of Dr Nivedita Dadu’s Dermatology Clinic with HealthShots, tamarind works as a natural skin protector.
Here’s what she has to say, “From an exfoliating agent to an anti-blemish and pigmentation manager, tamarind works brilliantly for the skin. It is a good source of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which is one of the major ingredients in various leading exfoliating creams. These ingredients help to remove dirt and impurities that lie deep inside the skin, finally unclogging clogged skin pores. It also has an anti-aging effect on your skin. This is due to the presence of alpha-hydroxy acids in tamarind.”
Isn’t it fascinating? And we just splurge unnecessarily on that branded stuff that doesn’t even work, most of the time.
Here are 3 tamarind-based face packs that your skin needs desperately for an ethereal glow
- Tamarind skin lightening face pack: Soak a few sticks of tamarind overnight and extract its pulp. Strain it and add honey, turmeric, and a few drops of milk or maybe yogurt. Now mix it well and apply it on well-cleansed skin. Keep it for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse it with normal water.
- Tamarind tan removal face pack: Take soaked tamarind, extract its pulp, and add a teaspoon of besan and a few drops of rose water. Mix it well and apply it evenly to your skin. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse it.
- Tamarind skin hydration pack: Extract the pulp of imli and add aloe vera gel. Mix it. Now add honey and green tea water. Now apply this gel-like mix on your skin, massage gently, and keep it for 15 minutes. Rinse it off.You can mix these tamarind face packs every week to get maximum benefits. It will help you resolve every problem that’s not letting your skin shine.
Just remember ladies, there are chances that your skin might feel irritable. If it does, quickly rinse the face pack and apply a light moisturiser. You can also massage your skin with an ice cube to soothe it.
So gals, if you are looking for an instant skin makeover, add tamarind to your skincare routine right away.