Face Packs and Masks

Curd For Face: What It Does For Your Skin And How To Use It

Medically reviewed by Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Dermatologist
by Ramona Sinha

Skincare can be tricky. While most of us know that a CTM routine is barely enough to keep our faces glowing, busy schedules can keep us from giving it that extra TLC it so desperately needs. Looking for products that suit your skin and address its concerns is not only time consuming, but it can also get heavy on the pocket. We have put together this list of curd face packs for different skin types that can save your skin and time, effort, and money. But before we dive in, let’s look at how curd helps your skin.

Benefits Of Applying Curd On Your Face

Curd is one of the most common skincare ingredients used by women. It is readily available, feels incredibly soothing on the skin, and helps to improve skin quality.

A study evaluated the use of fermented dairy products (like yogurt) on the skin and found that oral, as well as a topical application, of these products, may improve skin health (1). However, further studies are required to assess their efficacy.

In another study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of a yogurt face pack on human skin. They found that the face pack decreased the levels of transepidermal water loss in treated areas and improved moisture level, brightness, and elasticity of the skin (2).

As yogurt is similar to curd, curd may exhibit the same effects.

Apart from that, curd has a number of benefits, such as:

  • Helps To Exfoliate Your Skin – Curd, like any other milk product, contains lactic acid, which may help exfoliate dead skin cells and keep the skin smooth.
  • Nourishes Your Skin – The essential fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals in curd help nourish your skin and keep it healthy.
  • Maintains Skin Health – Curd keeps skin issues at bay by maintaining its elasticity and improving brightness.
  • Keeps Your Skin Hydrated – The rich fat content in curd can help seal moisture into your skin, keeping it hydrated for a long time. It may also help tackle a bad tan, dullness, and pigmentation.
  • Soothes Your Skin – Curd has a cooling effect on your skin. It can relieve inflammation and acne and keep the skin comfortable.

All of these properties make curd an excellent skincare ingredient. Here’s how you can use it.

10 Curd Face Packs For Different Skin Types

1. Curd And Honey Face Pack

Directions: This face pack is suitable for normal to dry skin types. Mix 2 tablespoons of curd with a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash the mixture off with cold water later.

How It May Help: Honey has moisturizing and therapeutic properties (3). Together, with curd, it makes for an excellent moisturizing combo.

2. Curd And Besan (Gram Flour) Face Pack

Directions: This face pack is perfect for normal to oily skin types. Mix a tablespoon of gram flour or besan with 2 tablespoons of curd. Combine the curd and besan until you get a smooth and consistent mixture and apply this mixture to your face. Wash off after it dries.

How It May Help: Besan is a common ingredient in home-made face packs and helps to exfoliate, cleanse, and brighten the skin.

3. Curd And Turmeric Face Pack

Directions: This face pack suits all skin types. You have to mix curd with half a teaspoon of turmeric and apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing off.

How It May Help: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties (4). Along with clearing out your skin, this face pack also leaves your face glowing with health.

4. Curd And Lemon Face Pack

Directions: This face pack helps to brighten the skin and evens out your skin tone. Normal to oily skin types can try it. You have to combine lemon juice (diluted) and curd. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on to dry before washing.

How It May Help: Lemon juice contains citric acid (which gives it the sour taste), an AHA that may help improve epidermal thickness (5). You may use this natural AHA to improve your skin quality.

5. Curd And Oats Face Pack

Directions: This face pack is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Combine curd and oats. Apply this mixture to your face and wash it off after it dries.

How It May Help: Oatmeal is an excellent exfoliating ingredient. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (6). When combined with curd, it makes for an excellent face pack that helps remove blackheads and pimples, giving you clear skin.

6. Curd And Tomato Face Pack

Directions: People with any skin type can try this face pack. Combine the curd and tomato juice in a bowl until you get a smooth and consistent mixture. Apply this mixture to your face and wash off after it dries.

How It May Help: Anecdotal evidence suggests that it can help minimize tan and tighten the skin pores.

7. Curd And Potato Face Pack

Directions: This face pack is suitable for all skin types. Combine curd and raw potato pulp and apply it on your face. Let it dry and then wash off.

How It May Help: This curd and potato face pack are said to help even out your skin tone, minimize tan, and restore the natural complexion.

8. Curd And Cucumber Face Pack

Directions: This soothing face pack is suitable for all skin types. Combine curd with raw cucumber juice and massage on your face. Leave it to dry and then wash off.

How It May Help: This is an extremely hydrating face pack that helps calm and soothe your skin. It also helps remove a tan and clean out your skin tone.

9. Curd And Orange Peel Face Pack

Directions: If you have oily skin or mature skin, this face pack may help you. To use this, mix curd and dried orange peel powder and massage it on your skin. Leave it to dry and then wash off.

How It May Help: Orange peel is said to have anti-aging properties. A study shows that alcoholic extracts of Mandarin orange have antioxidant and anti-enzymatic activities and can be used in anti-aging formulations (7).

10. Curd And Multani Mitti Face Pack

Directions: If you have oily and sensitive skin, try this face pack. Mix equal amounts of curd and Multani mitti and apply the paste to your skin. Wash it off after it dries.

How It May Help: Multani mitti helps to remove dead skin cells from the skin and keeps it radiant (8).

Stepping up your skincare game might seem like a daunting task, but with these simple DIY curd face packs, you can now take care of your skin very easily. All you have to do is, follow a skincare routine regularly, eat healthily, and stay healthy.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

How frequently should I use curd face packs?

Use them twice or thrice a week.

Can I leave curd on face overnight?

You may catch a cold if you leave it overnight. It is better to use it during the daytime.

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Ramona Sinha

Ramona has a Master's degree in English Literature. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps readers select products and ingredients specific to their skin type and gives out tips to keep their skin healthy in a natural way. When Ramona is not working or experimenting with a new skin care product or ingredient, her books and a passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.