Oh how I love to eat Yogurt! This delicious creamy treat is full of protein, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics (which the healthy gut bacteria that aids with your digestion), and provides loads of benefits to your insides. But, did you know that yogurt can also provide lots of inexpensive beauty benefits to your skin as well? Yogurt contains lactic acid which is a alpha hydroxy acid that helps to remove dead skin cells which clogs pores and leads to breakouts and dull looking skin. Yogurt also hydrates dry skin, tighten pores, evens out discolored skin and helps to reduce fine and wrinkles lines. Thick plain yogurt works best making this a dual purpose healthy product that
“Yogurt hydrates dry skin, tighten pores, evens out discolored skin and helps to reduce fine and wrinkles lines”
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5 Benefits of Yogurt for Gorgeous Skin
Moisturizing Dry Skin:
Simply applying yogurt to your face 2-3 times a week will revive dull looking skin and leave your skin feeling soft and supple looking.
All you have to do is wash your face, then apply plain natural yogurt to your face and neck. The yogurt will lock in the moisture from your freshly washed face. Let the mixture sit on your skin for approximately 10 minutes, and then rinse it off and follow with a moisturizer. Use as often as needed.
Tightening Large Pores:
Nobody likes to have large pores on their face and yogurt can help to tighten your pores right up. Large pores on the face can be caused by a lack of moisture to the skin, uncleaned and/or oily skin. Oily skin tends to have excess oil that sits around the skin’s pores, making them appear enlarged.
Apply plain Yogurt on your face letting it sit for approximately 15-20 minutes so the skin can absorb it. Wash your face with cold water and moisturize. You will experience a little tightness of the skin when your done, but that is the yogurt doing its job! Use as often as needed.
Does your skin look a little uneven or do you have a few darker areas on your face? With regular use of Yogurt, you can lighten your skin naturally. Yogurt has mild bleaching properties that can help even out your skin discoloration and blotchiness. For an added bonus add Lemon juice which contains citric acid and is a natural skin lightener.
Add some yogurt to a small bowl and squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice to it. Stir well. Apply to your face and let sit on the skin for approximately 30 minutes. Wash with cold water and moisturize. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
Why use expensive chemicals to get rid of those unwanted wrinkles when you have Yogurt! Yogurt contains anti-ageing properties that helps to destroy free radicals on the skin. Free radicals damage the skin cells by starving them of oxygen and as a result fine lines and wrinkle appear.
Add 2-3 tbsp of yogurt to a small bowl and add a 1 tbsp of olive oil to it. Stir and mix well. Apply yogurt to your face and allow the skin to absorb it fully before washing the face. Wash with cool water and moisturize. Repeat 2-3 times a week.
Acne Free Skin:
Yogurt consumption internally and application topically have amazing benefits for acne on the skin. Yogurt is acidic in nature and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which can help destroy acne causing bacteria and germs.
Apply Yogurt on the acne-prone area(s), let it dry for approximately 30mins then wash with cool water and moisturize. Repeat on a regular basis to help keep bacteria and germs at bay and reduce breakouts on your face .