There’s no doubt that yogurt is nutritious and delicious. It has so many benefits from vitamin D and protein to calcium and probiotics. So when I learned that you can also apply it to your skin to get even more benefits I was excited!
Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid or AHA, that dissolves dead skin cells. Not only that, but you can save a lot of money, instead of buying expensive skin-care products that contains AHA. A yogurt face mask or just putting some natural yogurt on your face for a couple minutes can do wonders to your skin! So here’s a few great benefits of yogurt for your skin.
By applying just a simple yogurt face mask a few times a week, you can have silky smooth and moisturized skin. Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which is a natural lactic acid in the yogurt helps exfoliate and smooth the skin out.
Yogurt has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which is great for acne-prone skin, and zinc which can help in healing acne blemishes.
Thanks to the zinc that’s in natural yogurt, you can relieve your sunburn by adding a few drops of melaleuca essential oil to a small amount of yogurt and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. The zinc will help cool the sunburn.
Reduces Wrinkles And Fine Lines
Combat those wrinkles and fine lines by doing a weekly yogurt scrub. The lactic acid in the yogurt works well as an exfoliator by removing the topmost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter and younger skin.
Fades Dark Spots
Yogurt has mild bleaching properties that helps in fading dark spots, pigmentation and age spots. Using it regularly can reduce discoloration revealing a more even skin-tone.
Yogurt Mask Recipe
2 Tbsp of yogurt
1 Tbsp of honey
1 Tbsp of turmeric
- Give yourself a blank canvas by having a clean freshly washed face.
- Apply the mixture evenly on your face and neck
- Wait 15 minutes.
- Rinse it off
- (optional) Because the turmeric may stain your face a little, try using coconut oil to remove the stain or makeup removal pads.
The yogurt face mask will help moisturize, fight acne, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburn, and reduce discoloration all at the same time. It’s pretty much an all-around beauty multi-tasker. The mask may be used 2-3 times per week.
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