How to Use Curd in Your Facial Skin Care Routine

Curd, often called dahi, is a staple of Indian cooking. It’s made by using an edible acidic product, such as vinegar or lemon juice, to curdle milk.

Although there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence, there’s little clinical research to support the many benefits claimed.

Advocates often attribute the potential skin care benefits of curd to its lactic acid content.

According to the Mayo Clinic, lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that’s often found in nonprescription acne products.

Lactic acid and other AHAs are known to aid in exfoliation, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the growth of smoother new skin

Many proponents of natural healing and natural cosmetics suggest using curd as a face mask.

They often suggest mixing the curd with other natural ingredients that have healing and restorative properties.

curd and cucumber, used once weekly (all skin types) curd and tomato, used once weekly (all skin types) curd and turmeric, used once weekly (all skin types

curd and potato, used twice weekly (all skin types) curd and honey, used once weekly (normal to dry skin)

curd and besan (gram flour), used once weekly (normal to oily skin) curd and lemon, used once weekly (normal to oily skin) curd and oats, used once weekly (normal to oily skin)

You might hear the words “curd” and “yogurt” used interchangeably.

Although they have a similar appearance and are both dairy-based, curd and yogurt are quite different.

Curd is made by curdling milk with an edible acidic substance, such as vinegar or lemon juice.

There isn’t enough clinical research to fully support the anecdotal benefits associated with topical facial application.

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