10 Amazing Reasons Why Buttermilk Is The Best Skincare Remedy For Summers

10 Amazing Reasons Why Buttermilk Is The Best Skincare Remedy For Summers

One of the best ways to pamper yourself on a crazy hot summer noon is to indulge in buttermilk, chaach or chaas. And if you thought this was just about quenching your thirst or refreshing you, think again. Being a dairy product, buttermilk also comes loaded with some wonderful health and beauty benefits that are too good to be ignored. But, just in case you are one of those who are not too fond of the sour taste or the smell of buttermilk, then give this a good read. 

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#1. Buttermilk and orange peel is an effective skin lightening agent

Buttermilk contains large amounts of lactic acid, an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps to soften and brighten skin, acting as a natural solution to dark spots and tanned patches on skin. Grind dry orange peel and combine it with buttermilk to make a paste. Massage this paste very gently on your skin. Let it stay for 30 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water. If you do this regulalrly, you will notice visible changes within a month.

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#2. Buttermilk and tomato juice for sunburn

Buttermilk acts as a natural lotion that helps soothe sunburn. Simply mix buttermilk with tomato juice and apply this mixture on the affected area. The vitamins A and C in this mixture will help in healing the skin better. After rinsing this mix off, you will feel much cooler and considerably relieved of the painful burn sting.

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#3. Buttermilk and honey together have anti-ageing benefits

Buttermilk mixed with honey works as a great anti-ageing solution. The AHA, lactic acid, is what many anti-ageing lotions use. Honey acts as a natural cleanser while buttermilk moisturises, lightens and exfoliates the skin. Once the preliminary work is done by honey, buttermilk comes into play and restores the glow and rectifies the imperfections of the skin. If you have oily skin, you can add a tablespoon of lemon juice to this mask.

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#4. The ‘Cleopatra buttermilk bath’

Legend has it that the secret to the vibrant glow of Cleopatra’s radiating beauty lied in her routine buttermilk bath. Why deprive yourself of that? Just add a cup of buttermilk and oats mixture to your bathtub, and soak in it for 15-20 minutes to get baby-soft skin. 

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#5. A buttermilk hair mask for great hair

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Having extremely dry, brittle, badly damaged hair in the hot summers is very common; especially, if you have been washing your hair too regularly. A buttermilk mask acts as a deep conditioner to soften your hair, no matter how damaged it is. Simply mix a banana and 2 tsp of honey in a cup of buttermilk. Apply this mixture as a mask on your scalp and hair, and leave it for 45 minutes before washing it off. You will be left with unbelievably soft and shiny hair!

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#6. And, here is the best one....buttermilk keeps your weight under control

Buttermilk is lower in fat and calories compared to milk. Apart from this, it can make you feel full for a long period of time, meaning you will be less hungry, and so aiding in weight loss. Since it helps in healthy digestion and also regulates bowel movements, it further promotes weight loss. Buttermilk is very easy to digest and helps absorb nutrients from other foods too, making it one of the best choices for low-fat diets.

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#7. Keeps body heat under check

This has been one of the favourite reasons to drink buttermilk for ages. Buttermilk helps cool down your body temperature, and can be used as a natural refresher in summers. This is also useful for pre- and post-menopausal women as it provides temporary relief from the hot flushes. 

#8. Best for your digestive system

Buttermilk is a natural probiotic, which means that it provides the “gut friendly” bacteria that aids better digestion. It also helps to reduce frequent heartburn, and regulates the acidity that usually follows a spicy meal.

#9. Boosts immunity

The wonderful lactic acid in buttermilk also fights harmful pathogens and bacteria that enter the body through various external agents. The probiotic properties also help to arm the digestive system and also strengthens your immune system, thus help you fight against common colds, infections, etc.

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#10. Packed with nutrients

Buttermilk is low in calories, but high in several essential nutrients like vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin. These nutrients work together to promote healthy bones, skin and immunity. So, a tall glass of buttermilk everyday can take care of many of your nutritional needs. Although it cannot replace a meal, it is one of the healthiest options to have between meals in case you get those hunger pangs, when on a diet.

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With 10 wonderful beauty and health benefits, we are sure you have enough reasons to grab a glass of buttermilk right away!

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