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10 Effective Ways To Use Tamarind For Skin Care

10 Effective Ways To Use Tamarind For Skin Care May 4, 2018

Who doesn’t love the tangy taste of tamarind? I bet there’s hardly a single soul! Tamarind is the heart of many savory dishes, sauces, and curries. But did you know that apart from having a zesty taste, it is also highly beneficial for your skin? Yes, that’s right! You can make face packs and masks with it. In this article, I have listed the ways you can use tamarind to take care of your skin. But before that, let’s see how it can benefit your skin. Scroll down.

Benefits Of Tamarind For The Skin

  1. Tamarind pulp contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), which are known for their exfoliating properties. They unclog the pores, reduce age-related spots and blemishes, and keep your skin clear (1), (2).
  2. It also has an anti-aging effect on your skin. This is due to the presence of alpha hydroxy acids in tamarind (3).
  3. Tamarind is loaded with antioxidants that protect your skin from the harmful free radicals (4).
  4. Tamarind also possesses wound healing properties (5).

I am sure you didn’t know that the humble tamarind had such amazing powers to make your skin glow. Now, the question is, how can you use this fruit to reap the maximum benefits? Read on to find out.

Tamarind Face Masks And Packs: Your Road To Clear And Glowing Skin

  1. Tamarind Face Wash
  2. Tamarind Face Pack For Skin Lightening
  3. Tamarind And Honey Face Mask
  4. Tamarind Exfoliating Face Scrub
  5. Hydrating Tamarind Toner
  6. Tamarind Face Mask For Skin Bleaching
  7. Tamarind And Semolina Anti Aging Face Pack
  8. Tamarind Acne Face Mask
  9. Tamarind Anti Blemish Face Mask
  10. Tamarind Face Pack For Skin Inflammation

1. Tamarind Face Wash

Tamarind Face Wash Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp (soak it in water, extract the pulp, and discard the skin and seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
Method
  1. Take a clean glass bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix them well.
  2. Apply the mask on your face and wait for at least 15-20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off.
Preparation Time

10-15 minutes

How It Works

Tamarind and yogurt keep your skin hydrated, clean, and bacteria-free.

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2. Tamarind Face Pack For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need
  • 30 g tamarind (ripe)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
Method
  1. Boil the tamarind in water until it softens.
  2. Let it cool down and then extract the pulp.
  3. Mix the turmeric in the tamarind pulp.
  4. Apply this pack and let it dry for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash it off.
Preparation Time

10 minutes

How It Works

Turmeric contains curcumin that clears the skin and kills bacteria. The antioxidants present in turmeric and tamarind reduce blemishes, the signs of aging, and dark spots and brighten your skin.

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3. Tamarind And Honey Face Mask

Tamarind And Honey Face Mask Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
Method
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients until you get a paste of medium consistency.
  2. Apply evenly to your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash it off with cold water.
  4. Apply moisturizer.
Preparation Time

5 minutes

How It Works

Honey moisturizes your skin while the gram flour keeps it toned and removes dark spots, tanning, and hyperpigmentation. This face mask is especially beneficial for oily skin.

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4. Tamarind Exfoliating Face Scrub

Tamarind Exfoliating Face Scrub Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
Method
  1. In a glass bowl, mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste.
  2. Use the scrub during the shower to exfoliate your face and neck. This can be used as a body scrub.
Preparation Time

5 minutes

How It Works

Tamarind pulp is rich in AHA, which remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your skin. Brown sugar removes dirt and unclogs the pores, while lemon and baking soda brighten your skin and reduce dark spots.

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5. Hydrating Tamarind Toner

Hydrating Tamarind Toner Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup tamarind (ripe and unseeded)
  • 2 teaspoons tea leaves
Method
  1. Boil the tamarind in two cups of water for 4-5 minutes and extract the water.
  2. Boil the tea leaves in water for 2-3 minutes and extract the tea-induced water.
  3. Mix both the tea and tamarind waters and store in a spray bottle.
  4. Use a cotton pad to apply the toner to your face.
Preparation Time

10 minutes

How It Works

Tamarind and tea are rich in antioxidants and have hydrating and anti-aging properties. This toner reduces wrinkles and keeps your skin smooth and radiant.

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6. Tamarind Face Mask For Skin Bleaching

Tamarind Face Mask For Skin Bleaching Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup tamarind (ripe)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Method
  1. Soak the tamarind in water. Wait for it to turn soft and then extract its pulp.
  2. In a bowl, mix honey and lemon juice with the tamarind pulp.
  3. Apply the mask on your face and neck and leave it to dry.
  4. Wash with cold water.
Preparation Time

10-15 minutes

How It Works

This face mask has anti-tan properties (due to the presence of tamarind and lemon). It bleaches your skin and reduces blemishes and spots.

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7. Tamarind And Semolina Anti-Aging Face Pack

Tamarind And Semolina Anti-Aging Face Pack Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 3 teaspoons tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon semolina
  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Method
  1. Add the semolina, honey, and gram flour to the tamarind pulp and mix well.
  2. Apply the paste to your face and neck and let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash it with cold water.
  4. Follow it up with a moisturizer. You can also apply unrefined coconut or almond oil.
Preparation Time

5 minutes

How It Works

This face pack is loaded with all the ingredients that give your skin the necessary boost of hydration. It whitens your skin, restores its lost radiance, and treats the signs of aging (with regular use).

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8. Tamarind Acne Face Mask

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup tamarind
  • ½ cup white rice (uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Method
  1. Extract the tamarind pulp and roast it with the uncooked rice until it turns brown.
  2. Put the mixture in a grinder and blend until it turns into a paste.
  3. Add olive oil to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Apply the mask on your face. Wait for at least 15-20 minutes to allow your skin to soak in its goodness.
  5. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Preparation Time

15 minutes

How It Works

This face mask treats acne and acne scars effectively. Rice is anti-inflammatory and soothes your skin by treating inflammation (such as acne).

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9. Tamarind Anti Blemish Face Mask

Tamarind Anti Blemish Face Mask Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
Method
  1. Mix the ingredients to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the paste on your face.
  3. Leave it for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Preparation Time

3 minutes

How It Works

Banana contains antioxidants and keeps your skin hydrated. Gram flour cleanses and exfoliates the skin. This face pack is suitable for every skin type, especially oily and acne-prone skin.

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10. Tamarind Face Pack For Skin Inflammation

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 1-2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the pack on your face and neck and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Wash it off.
Preparation Time

3-5 minutes

How It Works

Lemon juice works as a bleaching agent and disinfects your skin as well. Yogurt is loaded with alpha hydroxy acids and gently removes the dead skin cells. This face pack helps in lightening your complexion and keeps your skin bacteria-free.

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Before you start experimenting with these face packs, a few words of caution:

Things To Consider Before Using Tamarind Face Masks

  1. Never use tamarind after you have waxed or shaved your skin. The acids in tamarind might irritate your skin.
  2. Avoid applying tamarind directly on the skin. People who have sensitive skin often tend to be sensitive to acidic fruits such as tamarind. It might cause itchiness.
  3. It is better to do a patch test to see if tamarind suits your skin or not.

Don’t expect overnight results. You might see a few immediate effects, but natural remedies usually take time to show results. Use the face masks religiously and watch them work like magic on your skin.

Don’t forget to share your experience with me below in the comments section below.

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