Curds are an excellent source of protein, calcium, and many vital vitamins. It is fortified with vitamin D which works great for the health of the skin. The presence of lactic acid in the curd helps remove dead cells and fight wrinkles and other early signs of aging.

100 grams of curd contains:

  • About 98 calories
  • Around 3.4 grams of carbohydrate
  • 11 grams of protein
  • Approximately 4.3 grams of fat
  • 364 mg of sodium
  • 104 mg of potassium
  • 0.08 calcium,
  • 2% magnesium,
  • Vitamin A, D, and B-12

Soothes Sunburns

The curd has a moisturizing effect and the zinc it contains has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal sun damaged skin. So, if you have tanned and sunburnt skin after excessive sun exposure, you can use it to soothe your skin.

Hydrates your skin

Yogurt prevents and treats dry and itchy skin. It acts as a natural mild exfoliant and gets rid of the dry skin and the moisturizing properties leave your skin soft and supple. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe dry and itchy skin.

Reduces blemishes

Since curd has a mild bleaching effect, you can get rid of blemishes and scars. The lactic acid works as a natural cleanser and exfoliator and lessens the appearance of any blemishes on your skin.

Reduction of Dark Circles

Dark circles are very annoying; they do not go easily and make us look tired. These dark circles are the result of the hard work you did for too many sleepless nights. Genetics is also a reason behind the dark circles. Curd has lactic acid and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in the reduction of dark circles and puffiness.

Treating skin infections

If you want a natural remedy for skin infections like ringworms, athlete’s foot, etc then the curd is here for you. You can try using curd to treat such skin infections and fungus. Curd has probiotics that can treat skin infections caused by pathogens such as fungus or yeast.

Fights acne

The natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of curd can help fight acne.  Also, the zinc in yogurt has anti-inflammatory properties. You can use acne face masks to prevent acne breakouts and reduce swelling and inflammation caused by acne. To make an anti-acne face mask, mix one tablespoon of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply this on the affected area and after 20 minutes wash it off with cold water.

Tighten Pores

Open or enlarged pores are a concern for many beauties with oily or combination skin. To minimise the appearance of those nasty pores, you can either rely on the expensive creams available in the market or just reach out to your fridge every day for the most affordable and easily available solution – curd. Curd is rich in probiotics and lactic bacteria, which help keep the bad bacteria in check that clog the pores, thus giving you visibly smaller pores.
Curd can be used daily on face in the form of face packs. But you need to choose them according to your skin type.  People with dry skin can use curd by combining it with honey, while people having oily skin should use it by mixing it with gram flour or multani mitti.


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