Buttermilk is nothing but the liquid left after butter being churned. Many of us hate buttermilk. But if you come to know the benefits of buttermilk for your skin, your health? Then would you drink it? Bet, you would! Here are some benefits of buttermilk and you need not get them by only drinking buttermilk but by also externally using it.
Buttermilk is known to wash down fats. If you feel that you have had just a heavy meal, then it is time to gulp down some buttermilk. It simple helps in the digestion process. The fats in our food gets stuck or rather gets coated on the inner walls of the food pipe and the stomach and the buttermilk then acts as a washing agent.
Ever heard of buttermilk hair mask? Its the best! No shampoo or conditioner can do the trick that the buttermilk milk can. All you have to do is throw some banana in blender with 2 tablespoons of honey, one avocado and a cup of buttermilk. Blend it all well and then apply it on the hair. Let it stay for about 45-60 minutes and the wash it off with water. This formula will get the beautiful long shiny and healthy hair.
You can anytime take buttermilk as a substitute for milk in any recipe. Cooks tend to use buttermilk for milk in many baker products like pancakes, waffles and biscuits. Try using buttermilk in mashed potatoes and in making sauces, dips and salad dressings.
Ever heard of the buttermilk bath? It was practiced by the beautiful Queen of Nile, Cleopatra. She was said to have bathed regularly in buttermilk and since then there has been the buttermilk bath treatment. As buttermilk is highly acidic and astringent in nature, it treats age, freckle and spots. It is also known to tighten the skin. It softens the skin, brightens and exfoliates.
Buttermilk contains some portion of salt and curd and water. So it is best when you get dehydrated. US national institution of health declared that buttermilk is effective in keeping down the cholesterol level. Fat called milk fat globule membrane which is found in buttermilk acts as an bioative protein that keeps the cholesterol stable. Also it reduces the risk of blood pressure.
It also helps in reducing scar marks or acne marks. All you have to do is take a cup of buttermilk, add some orange peel powder and make a paste of it. Just apply it on a place where the scar is and then see the wonder! The benefits of buttermilk will go on! And to add some more to it it acts as a great cleanser for the skin. Just mix a tablespoon of buttermilk with little rose water with few drops of almond oil. Mix it well and the apply it on the face. Let the mask stay for about 30 minutes.