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10 Incredible Benefits Of Tamarind On Skin

Tamarind for skin!

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10 Incredible Benefits of Tamarind on Skin

Have you ever tasted the savory flavor of tamarind while enjoying a cuisine? You might have found it unusual, with a sweet and tangy twist. Tamarind is a tropical fruit that adds life to South Indian dishes. But it's also used in other cuisines throughout the world. So, overall, its involvement in foods adds a unique flavor. But there is more to this innocent fruit!

Tamarind has many medicinal properties and can help with many health issues. Thanks go to its antioxidant qualities!

Before heading toward the tamarind home remedies, let's dive into their inherited qualities:

How does tamarind affect the skin?

  • The presence of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) in tamarind has exfoliating properties. They effectively unclog pores and further reduce blemishes and age spots.
  • These alpha-hydroxy acids also have an anti-aging effect on the skin.
  • Tamarind has loads of antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals.
  • Tamarind also heals wounds or cuts.

Maybe these benefits of tamarind are unknown to many, or few know about them. But adding more amazing ingredients to this product can enhance the effect. Following are some of the best home recipes to achieve flawless skin:

Tamarind Face Packs and Masks: Clear Your Skin!

1. Tamarind as a face wash

All You Need

One tablespoon -------------------------tamarind pulp is required (well-soaked in water so that pulp can get extracted by removing the skin and seeds).
One teaspoon------------------------------------yogurt
One teaspoon-----------------------------------------------------rosewater

Method:

-Put these ingredients in a clean glass bowl and thoroughly mix them later.-

-You now have a mask, so apply it smoothly to your skin.

-Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Time required to prepare!

10 -15 minutes

What effects does it have?

Tamarind and yogurt give clean, hydrated skin that's bacteria-free.

2. Lighten your skin with a tamarind face pack:

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All You Need

30 grams----------------ripe tamarind
Half a teaspoon-----------------turmeric powder
A cup----------------------------water

Method

-Soften the tamarind by boiling it in water

-Cool it down to extract the pulp

-Now, add turmeric to the pulp.

-Gently apply this pack and leave it on the skin for 20 minutes

-Finally, wash!

Time required to prepare!

10 minutes

What effects does it have?

Turmeric has curcumin, which gives you clear skin and removes bacteria. And, of course, the antioxidants in turmeric and tamarind help reduce aging signs, dark spots, and blemishes.

3. Tamarind-Honey face mask

All You Need

One teaspoon-----------------tamarind pulp
One teaspoon------------------------honey
Two teaspoons----------------------------gram flour

Method

-Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly until they form a paste with a medium consistency.

-Apply it evenly over your face and neck, and leave it for 20 minutes.

-Finally, wash it off with cold water

-At last, apply moisturizer!

Time required to prepare!

5 minutes

What effects does it have?

Honey gives moisture to your skin, and gram flour plays a good role in toning and removing dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and tans. This recipe works well on oily skin to balance the texture.

4. Exfoliation with tamarind face scrub

All You Need

Two tablespoons-------------tamarind pulp
Two tablespoons----------------------brown sugar
Two teaspoons------------------------lemon juice
Two teaspoons-------------------------------baking soda

Method

-Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl until you get a smooth paste

-This scrub is best used during bath time to exfoliate the face and the neck. It can be a body scrub too.

Time required to prepare!

5 minutes

What effects does it have?

Tamarind pulp, rich in AHA, removes dead skin cells and gives youthfulness to your skin. Brown sugar clears the dirt and unclogs the pores, while lemon and baking soda glow up your skin and remove dark spots.

5. Tamarind toner to hydrate!

All You Need

One cup--------------------tamarind (it should be ripe and unseeded)
Two teaspoons-----------------------tea leaves

Method

-Boil the tamarind (in water) for 4-5 minutes before extracting the water.

-Boil the tea leaves with the same process as above for 2–3 minutes, and then take the tea-boiled water.

-Combine the tea and tamarind water in a spray bottle.

-Apply this toner over your face with the help of cotton pads.

Time required to prepare!

10 minutes

What effects does it have?

As antioxidants, tea and tamarind hydrate, which diminishes the signs of aging. This toner gives you wrinkle-free skin and keeps it smooth and radiant.

6. Bleach your skin with a tamarind face mask

All You Need

One cup----------------------tamarind (ripe)
One teaspoon----------------------lemon juice
One teaspoon-------------------honey

Method

-Take water-soaked tamarind and leave it until it turns soft; extract the pulp now.

-Mix honey and lemon juice with pulp in a bowl

-Smoothly apply this mask on the face and neck, and leave until dry.

-The last step is to wash with cold water.

Time required to prepare!

10-15 minutes

What effects does it have?

In this mask, tamarind and lemon remove tans from your skin and bleach it by reducing blemishes and spots.

7. Tamarind and semolina face pack: reduce aging!

All You Need

Three teaspoons--------------tamarind pulp
One teaspoon-----------------------semolina
Two teaspoons----------------gram flour
Two teaspoons-----------------------------honey

Method

-Add all the ingredients (semolina, gram flour, and honey) to the tamarind pulp and mix thoroughly.

-Apply the paste smoothly to your face and neck and leave it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes.

-Now, wash it with cold water.

-Lastly, put some moisturizer on. You can also apply coconut or almond oil to keep the skin moisturized.

Note this point: Avoid applying coconut or almond oil if you are prone to acne or have oily skin.

Time required to prepare!

5 minutes

What effects does it have?

This home recipe enhances hydration, levels up your skin's complexion, gives back the skin's lost radiance, and treats aging signs (if used daily).

8. Tamarind Mask for Acne

All You Need

One cup--------------tamarind
Half a cup-----------------white rice (uncooked)
One tablespoon-------------------olive oil

Method

-Extract the tamarind pulp and keep it in a roasting pan with the uncooked rice until it gets brown.

-Grind it in a grinder and blend until the whole mixture turns into a paste.

-Add olive oil to it and mix well.

-Now, apply this paste over your face. Relax and give it 15 to 20 minutes until its essence gets soaked into your skin.

-Lastly, wash your face with lukewarm water.

Time required to prepare!

15 minutes

What effects does it have?

This mask will work well on acne and related scars. Rice treats inflammation and gives a soothing feel to your skin.

9. Tamarind Mask for Blemishes:

All You Need

One tablespoon-------------tamarind pulp
One tablespoon-----------mashed ripe banana
One tablespoon--------------gram flour
One tablespoon-----------------rose water

Method

-Thoroughly mix the ingredients for a smooth paste

-Gently apply it to your face

-Let the goodness of this paste penetrate the skin for 20 minutes

-Lastly, wash it off!

Time required to prepare!

3 minutes

What effects does it have?

The antioxidant qualities of bananas maintain the hydration level of the skin.

Gram flour works as a great exfoliator and cleanses the skin.

This face pack works for all, whether oily or acne-prone.

10. Tamarind Pack Against Skin Inflammation

All You Need

One tablespoon---------------tamarind pulp
One or Two tablespoons-----------------yogurt
One or Two teaspoons-----------------lemon juice

Method

-Give a mix of all the ingredients in a bowl.
-Now, apply this pack on your face down to your neck and leave it for 20-30 minutes.
-Wash it off later.

Time required to prepare!

3-5 minutes

What effects does it have?

Lemon juice bleaches and disinfects your skin to a greater extent. Yogurt is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids and finely removes dead skin cells.

This face pack helps lighten your complexion and make your skin bacteria-free.

Points to note:

  • Avoid tamarind on shaved or waxed skin, as acids may irritate it.
  • Don't let tamarind be in direct contact with your skin as tamarind, being acidic, may cause itchiness to sensitive skin.
  • A patch test would be a great idea to know if tamarind suits your skin.

My thoughts:

This fruit is effective in every way, whether in cuisine or for getting rid of skin issues. The pure form of tamarind may do good, but the magic starts when various ingredients boost the effect together. These are must-try remedies that are also reasonably priced.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2023 Pratibha Verma

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