Most of you know that tamarind is used for culinary purposes, but it may be new for you to hear that it can do wonders for your skin on topical application. Yes and indeed its a best home remedy for making the skin glow. On regular use, it can lighten the skin and remove dark spots, blemishes and nourish the skin. This is probably because of the high tartaric, citric , malic acid levels present in it. It is probably a fruit with highest content of tartaric acid on earth.
Tartaric acid is well known to the beauty and cosmetic industry. It is a most effective skin care ingredient used in many moisturizers, skin toners, shampoos, hair conditioners, sun protection products and anti-aging treatments. This alphahydroxy acid is a weak kind of acids just like the glycolic acid, with great exfoliating properties. Tartaric acid stimulates the collagen production in the dermal layer of the skin.
A good news for acne prone skin is that Tartaric acid and other Alphahydroxy acids are ingredients in some acne treatment products. This tamarind face mask with its huge quantities of tartaric acid, apart from all the benefits it does for the skin can also prevent acne.
How to extract tamarind pulp?
For making this excellent face mask, do not use the packaged tamarind paste. Its always better to make your own tamarind paste at home with this simple procedure. It takes less than 10 minutes to make this paste at home.
All you need is: Half cup of boiled water and a small lemon sized de-seeded tamarind. Soak for 5 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind with your hands to extract the pulp, and separate the veins and flesh. Extract the tamarind paste as thicker as you can. Do not bother if it is juicy, it is equally effective.
How to make the skin brightening and glowing face mask using tamarind paste?
You need :
- at least a tbsp full of fresh tamarind paste,
- two tbsp fullers earth and
- a little rose water enough to make a smooth paste.
Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth face mask. Apply this over the face and neck and leave for at least 15 minutes. Wash with plain water. The remaining face mask can be stored in a refrigerator for later use.
This face mask gently exfoliates the skin and deep cleanses the pores. It makes the skin bright and glowing. This is also one of the best home remedy to remove sun tan and can also be used as a skin lightening face mask or acne control face mask. It has all the best properties to be used as a home based skin care product.
Skin Bleach Face Mask:-
You can easily create natural whitening mask by mixing tamarind pulp with lemon juice and honey. Add 1/2 tamarind paste, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tbsp honey in a bowl and mix well. Apply the paste all over the face and leave for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Repeat at least once a week for best results.
Mix one tbsp tamarind paste with one tbsp brown sugar and mix well. Use this to gently scrub the skin to reveal a fresh and glowing skin in a natural way.