Don’t you like the sweet and tangy taste of tamarind? Well tamarind is a common ingredient found in almost every Indian kitchen and we love the tanginess it adds in our favorite dishes. It is also known health benefits as it is filled with antioxidants, flavanoids and vitamin C and A. Since this tropical fruit is a powerhouse of all these nutrients, tamarind can work wonders on your skin as well. It can soothe irritation and inflammation, lighten your skin tone and reduce pigmentation. Here are some homemade DIY remedies that you can try at home. These natural remedies have tamarind as the main ingredient, but you need to use tamarind pulp in these packs. To extract tamarind pulp all you have to do is boil 30 grams of tamarind in 100 ml of water and then extract the pulp from it.These tamarind packs will help you to get healthy skin. (ALSO READ Chandan Face Masks: 4 DIY Sandalwood Face Masks To Get Flawless Skin).Also Read - Beauty Hacks: Hair Length, Skin Pores and 3 Other Things We Cannot Control, Expert Says
Skin-lightening tamarind face pack
You can use tamarind as a natural bleaching agent, if you do not want to use the chemically-loaded ones readily available over the counter. To make a skin- lightening tamarind face pack mix one spoonful of lemon juice and honey and tamarind pulp. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the face pack evenly to your face. After 20 minutes, rinse off the pack with cold water and wipe your skin with a clean towel. Also Read - 6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dry And Patchy Skin This Winter
Tamarind exfoliating face scrub
You can make a natural exfoliating face scrub using tamarind to get rid of all the impurities and dirt from your skin. As tamarind is rich in alpha hydroxyl acids, it helps to clean your skin off the dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated. To make this face scrub mix one spoon of each of tamarind pulp and one spoon of sea salt. To this add a spoonful of curd or milk cream and mix well. gently scrub your face with this face scrub in circular motion and then wash it off well. Also Read - Skincare Tips: 5 Effective Post-Pregnancy Skincare Routines
Go-to tamarind face pack
When you do not have time for a facial or cleanup, you can use this homemade tamarind face pack to get that perfect glow. To make this face pack at home, in a bowl add one spoon of tamarind pulp, one spoon of honey and two spoonfuls of gram flour. Mix all the ingredients well and apply it evenly all over your face and neck. After 20 minutes, wash it off with cold water and pat your skin dry. (ALSO READ Two-ingredient facemask: 5 DIY 2-ingredient face masks for clear, glowing skin).
Hydrating tamarind toner
Tamarind has rich hydrating properties and it is also filled with anti-ageing elements as well, which makes it the perfect ingredient to be used in your homemade toner. To prepare the toner, boil handful of tamarind in water and extract the water. Take 2 tablespoons of this tamarind-induced water and add two teaspoons of tea-induced water. Using a cotton pad, apply this all over your skin after cleansing. This homemade toner will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin radiant and smooth.