I have always loved natural and homemade remedies for skin and hair. In my opinion, they work the best! Besides you need not be worried about harming your body. Buttermilk is one such ingredient that has tremendous benefits for skin and hair thanks to the active cultures it contains. Buttermilk is available commercially in cans and bottles, but I would always recommend using freshly made buttermilk since it contains the right amount of active cultures and lactic acid. Here are some buttermilk uses for skin and hair:
BUTTERMILK FOR SKIN:
LIGHTEN DARK SPOTS
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of dry orange peel powder with enough buttermilk to make a paste. Make sure the paste is spreadable or add some more buttermilk to it accordingly. Apply this paste on your skin and gently massage it simultaneously as you apply. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then scrub it off and rinse with with cold water. Do this 2 times a week for visible and quick results.
CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Take 4 tablespoons of buttermilk in a bowl and add 4 tablespoons of rose water to it. Mix it and add 2-3 drops of sweet almond oil or olive oil to it. Soak a cotton ball in this liquid and gently cleanse your skin of dirt and grime. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Use it daily in place of your regular cleanser.
REMOVE SUN TAN
To make this anti-tan mask, you need 3 tablespoons powdered buttermilk, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg. Whisk the egg in a bowl and add buttermilk powder to it slowly. After mixing for sometime, you will get a paste. Add honey to this mixture and your anti-tan mask it ready. Apply it on your skin and massage for 1-2 minutes. leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
BUTTERMILK FOR HAIR:
To make a moisturizing hair mask, you need 3 tablespoons of buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend it until you get a smooth texture. Apply this smooth hair mask all over the hair and scalp and wrap it with a plastic r shower cap. Keep it for 20 minutes and shampoo as usual.
To make an anti-dandruff hair treatment, you need ½ cup buttermilk and juice of ½ lemons. Add these two ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Massage this solution into the scalp or apply it liberally using a cotton ball on the scalp and then massage. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before washing your hair. Follow this remedy 3 or 4 times a week.
STRAIGHTEN WAVY HAIR
To make your hair straight and sleek, you need ½ cup buttermilk and 1 cup coconut milk. Mix these two ingredients and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray this on your dry hair and scalp and keep it for 2 hours. Shampoo and condition as usual and you will have sleeker hair!