I searched high and low for my set of holy grails-my HG
cleanser/moisturizer/face wash/shampoo etc.
and I must admit I met with a lot of disappointments. It never struck me
that my HG had been lying quietly in my refrigerator all this while. It had
always been my HG only I found that out recently..Read on to find out why I
call curd my all in one HG-
Curd is a wonderful source of-
acid – An alpha hydroxy acid that aids in the shedding of dead skin cells
and increases the cell turnover. Also acts as a great moisturizer, anti tan,
anti dullness, anti pigmentation and anti ageing.
fats – Add that healthy glow and shine to hair/skin
bacterial – Hence widely used in fighting dandruff
– Hence makes the hair stronger
– great manicures are made up of strong nails first, isn’t it?
vitamins – reduces pigmentation
minerals like zinc ,magnesium ,potassium all of which adds to the health of
hair, skin and nails
HOW I USE CURD AS MY
ALL IN ONE HG -
wash/cleanser – A mixture of curd and rose water is my HG cleanser. Just
massage this mixture for a minute into your skin and wash it off the way you
would with your regular cleanser and watch the difference. Thanks to AHAs the
skin instantly looks fresh and alive!
blemish pack – Mix curd and lemon together and apply the mixture on the
affected areas. Leave it on for at least 20min and then rinse off. The
difference is visible in the first use itself and with regular usage one can
see lasting results-courtesy the B
Complex and AHAs. Having freckles myself it is the only thing I trust to
safely and effectively lighten the blemishes. It is also great for fading the
post inflammatory acne marks.
dandruff scalp cleanser – A pack of curd and lemon when applied to the
scalp acts as a great anti dandruff due to the anti bacterial properties
present in the pack .Apply all over the scalp before shampoo. Leave the pack on
for 20-30min and rinse. It thoroughly cleanses the scalp and reduces dandruff.
– Curd is a wonderful conditioner owing to all the essential minerals and
lactic acid content. It leaves the hair
soft and smooth. I use curd as a conditioner in two ways – a mixture of curd
and henna or a mixture of curd and olive oil on days when my hair feels dry and
damaged. It makes the hair shiny and manageable and the results are way better
than some of the expensive commercial conditioners I have used.
– The zinc in the curd is great for fighting acne. Just dab some curd on the
zit overnight/before bath and wash off. The inflammation and infection is
– A pack of curd and honey never fails me when my skin gets dry and lifeless.
The lactic acid immediately smoothens the skin and adds a healthy glow.
cream – A mixture of curd and turmeric is my favorite massage cream in my
DIY facials and enhances the complexion wonderfully.
scrub – Use curd and oats or curd and gram flour as an exfoliator and be
amazed. It effectively yet mildly exfoliates and renews the skin.
– being fair and having freckles I am prone to getting tanned very easily. I
have used many products-commercial and DIY and have concluded that curd beats
them all when it comes to de-tanning. Its quick, soothing and very effective.
ageing – A mixture of curd and olive oil applied regularly is one of the
best anti ageing packs ever. It softens dry skin , hydrates, makes the skin
plump and reduces wrinkles fine lines and age spots.
So this is why curd is my all in one HG and will always be…I
hope after reading this it becomes your HG too…