Last Updated on January 10, 2020
Plain yogurt boasts plenty of important nutrients, especially when it comes to gut health. Amazingly, yogurt has also successfully made a way into the best skincare routines.
However, before you try out a yogurt face mask, you need to understand all the involved properties and risks, as well as what other ingredients you can add on if you’re addressing specific skin issues.
For your face masks, it’s best to use unflavored, plain yogurt. And remember that while greek yogurt is easy to apply on the skin, regular cow’s milk yogurt has more calcium than other varieties.
With this in mind, here are 9 of the most amazing benefits of a yogurt face mask, along with recipes and other useful information for the best results.
– The best ingredients you can use for your DIY face mask
Depending on the results you want to get, you may want to use different ingredients for your yogurt face mask, including honey, turmeric, and aloe vera.
Honey can help treat dry skin and prevent wrinkles as it restores the skin’s upper layer, in addition to healing wounds and burns.
Turmeric makes a wonderful topical treatment thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects, which can help treat acne, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Aloevera is so much more than a sunburn remedy, it can also help treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema, in addition to its great moisturizing effect. Plus, aloe vera is a great moisturizer for oily skin thanks to its ability to absorb into the skin.
#9 – Extra moisture
Yogurt face masks can help improve the moisture of the skin. According to a 2011-clinical-study, the creamy texture of yogurt is what helps lock in moisture in your skin, ensuring your face stays well-hydrated. And you probably already know that moisturizing is key for maintaining a beautiful, glowing skin, whether you have an oily, dry, acne-prone skin, or anything in between.
#8 – Brighter skin
In the same study, researchers found that a yogurt face mask can significantly enhance the brightness of your skin. In fact, yogurt contains lactic acid, which can have bleaching effects. So applying yogurt on your skin can help you get rid of dark and dead skin cells, revealing a fresh layer of new cells.