Add Yogurt To Your Skin Regime
Posted June 3, 2009on:
A lot of us already know that yogurt is good for our bodies. Yogurt is also known as a beauty food and is a good effective remedy for acne. Yogurt contains lactic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid) and a number of nutrients that may mildly stimulate collagen production in the skin. It is both a dietary component and a natural remedy that contains numerous antibiotic properties. It has the ability to make your skin smoother, softer and less prone to acne breakouts. Yogurt can also double as a cleanser due to its antifungal properties.
I recommend plain non-fat yogurt because it has because its lighter on the skin and won’t be too overwhelming – especially for combination/oily skin. Normal to dry skin can try low-fat yogurt. I use yogurt with aspirin, since I don’t like the stickiness of honey much. It does make your skin soft and supple.
Some remedies to get you going:
- Honey, Egg Yolk & Yogurt Mask
It will exfoliate dead skin cells and gives your skin extra moisture. Safe for the eye area.
2 Tablespoons of raw, natural honey
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt
Mix everything together and apply all over your face. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes and rinse off well with warm water.
- Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask
2 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Oatmeal
1 Tablespoon of Honey
After washing your face, massage the paste on your skin in a circular motion. Then leave it on for about 2 minutes, then rinse off.
- Yogurt and Aloe Mask
1/2 Cup of Plain Yogurt
2 Tablespoons of Aloe Gel (or a fresh aloe leaf)
Mix ingredients together to form a paste (using fresh aloe leaf – remove the skin and mash the pulp). After washing your face, apply all over and wait for 3 mintues then rinse off.
- Yogurt and Orange Juice Whitening Treatment
1 Tablespoon of Yogurt
4-5 of Orange Juice
Mix and apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off. Use everyday for a month.
Remember that each person is different. What works for one person, may not work for another. Do experiment and test out certain amounts to see what’s good for you. For more DIY Beauty, do visit VivaWoman, Essential Day Spa and Leon’s Beauty Tips and Secrets. I’ll be back with a mini haul and some reviews, so do sit tight!