9 benefits of using yogurt on your face


So, what’s for breakfast? Decisions. Decisions. Hmmm, oatmeal or yogurt? Both will give your body toàn thân healthy nutritious goodness, but if you want some seriously sumptuous skin, I’d eat the oatmeal và save that creamy yogurt to add to your collection of homemade beauty products for a super moisturizing yogurt face mask (not that oatmeal doesn't have a place in skincare, too!).

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Chock full of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics (the healthy bacteria that aid digestion), there’s no doubt yogurt provides delicious benefits for your insides. But it can also vày beauty wonders for your outsides as well, namely for your skin.

Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation not only helps to create a natural glow & prevent breakouts, but works khổng lồ diminish the appearance of lines và wrinkles.

When topically applied to lớn the skin, a velvety yogurt face mask will help moisturize, fight acne, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburn, & reduce discoloration. It’s an all-around beauty multi-tasker.

Experts agree. Dr. Judith Hellman, NYC Dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, says yogurt helps to lớn rejuvenate and soften the skin. Dr. Hellman recommends applying a yogurt face mask often and liberally after excessive sun exposure to calm skin. It is also an effective treatment for Keratosis pilaris, và may be mixed with honey for more intensive exfoliation.

Licensed Esthetician, Amanda Holdredge of Island Medical spa SunGate Medical Group, suggests adding a few drops of melaleuca oil khổng lồ a handful of yogurt lớn treat sunburn or acne. Take care khổng lồ avoid eyes, mouth, và other sensitive skin areas when using essential oils. The dairy staple can also help to ward off skin discoloration and premature aging. Holdredge combines the juice of half a lemon with a couple tablespoons of yogurt for a lightening/brightening mask that may be used 2-3 times per week.

Skincando creator & eco-facialist, Sara Damelio, uses local yogurt in her facials for a mildly exfoliating, anti-bacterial, hydrating skin treatment. Sara has shared her fabulous recipe with us.

Honey và Rose Yogurt Face Mask


6-7 fresh rose petals 2 tbsp organic rosewater 1 tbsp local yogurt 1 tsp Manuka honey


Crush rose petals in a bowl and địa chỉ rosewater, yogurt, & honey and mix well. Apply to lớn the skin and leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Just be sure to use a plain, organic variety. You don’t want unnecessary additives và sugar anywhere near your body.

I’m sure you’re curious, so go ahead. Grab that tub of yogurt & test out these five skin-rejuvenating ways lớn use the creamy stuff—right now!

1. Moisturize

Revive dull skin on your face with only that tasty yogurt in your fridge. A simple yogurt face mask applied two or three times a week will leave you with soft, supple skin—and save you a load of cash on beauty products.

to lớn indulge in a yogurt facial, follow these steps: First, wash your face. When you’re finished slathering và splashing, smooth some creamy, natural yogurt over your face and neck. The yogurt will lock in the moisture from washing your face. Let the mixture refresh your skin for about ten minutes, and then rinse it off.

The lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid, in the yogurt helps smooth and exfoliate skin. Make sure khổng lồ use a thick kind with active cultures for the ultimate beauty benefits. Strain the mixture if it’s too runny.

2. Sunburn relief

Too much time spent basking in summer’s glow? Nourish your achy sunburn naturally with yogurt. The zinc in yogurt helps cool the harsh bite of a sunburn.

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showroom a few drops of soothing chamomile essential oil khổng lồ about a handful of organic yogurt. Rub the calming concoction over your sunburned skin & let it sit for 10 to lớn 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

3. Fight acne

Beware, pimples! Yogurt contains natural antibacterial & anti-fungal properties. Lớn get rid of those nasty blotches, rub a dab of the creamy stuff into acne-prone areas. Let the yogurt work its zit-zapping magic & then rinse it off after 30 minutes.

A regular beauty regime with a yogurt facial mask will help keep skin cleansed, which will also reduce irritating breakouts.

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From the Organic Authority Files


Amala Beauty Hydrating Yogurt Mask

Banish dry skin & restore radiance with this soothing mask. Made with lactic acid from milk protein, healthy natural oils, and gentle exfoliants khổng lồ reveal a smooth, youthful complexion. Ideal for dry & mature skin types, và those experiencing redness.


Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer

Clear skin, lightly hydrate, & tone down irritation with one product. Yogurt exfoliates và smooths, cucumber calms và cools, and tea tree oil prevents and heals breakouts. A super multi-tasking daily use product.

Marie Veronique Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

This gentle exfoliating cleanser holds an interesting ingredient line-up. Lactic acid combines with adzuki bean powder lớn loosen build up & dead skin cells, revealing healthy skin. đen willow bark clears pores, while seaweed và green tea offer antioxidants and detoxifying benefits.

If you are vegan but looking to get in on the action, try products with plant-derived lactic acid.

Pai Instant Calm Redness Serum Sea Aster & Wild Oat

This upset skin soother gets lactic acid from sugar beets. Made with wild oat to lớn calm inflammation and even out redness, this hàng hóa is suited lớn those with reactive skin or rosacea.

Pai Copaiba AHA Deep Cleanse Mask

Or, maybe, you are looking khổng lồ treat acne prone skin? Pai has a mask for that, too. This product also claims lactic acid from sugar beets, và is infused with resin from the Copaib tree to lớn balance the skin và treat blemishes.

Note: Watch out if your skin starts lớn break out or itch. Some people are allergic to yogurt. If your skin gets red or breaks out, stop using the yogurt treatments. Try another natural beauty basic, such as baking soda, instead.

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This article was updated April 6, 2017.

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