Smooth, creamy, and delicious–that’s how most people would describe yogurt. You will find innumerable varieties of yogurt in the market, be it low-fat, probiotic or with added fruit. But did you know that this nutritious food also has beauty benefits for your skin and hair?
Yogurt contains high amounts of ‘healthy’ bacteria that are needed to keep the body in top form. Also, given that it is made from milk, it contains proteins, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
All of these put together lend yogurt its multiple beauty benefits: moisturizes the skin; acts as a hydrating scrub; treats pimples and acne; removes tan and fades blemishes; prevents premature aging; treats skin infections; soothes sunburn; conditions hair; eliminates dandruff, and whitens teeth.
To make the most of them, here are five homemade yogurt masks you simply must try.
1Invigorating & Clarifying Greek Yogurt Mask
Take 4tbsp cold, plain Greek yogurt and add the contents of 1 capsule of probiotics. Mix thoroughly and then apply the paste on your face using a clean cotton ball. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, before washing it with lukewarm water.
2Clarifying & Cleansing Yogurt, Strawberry & Carrot Mask
Take 2tbsp yogurt, 2tbsp mashed strawberry, 2tbsp steamed and mashed carrots, and 1tbsp clay powder. Make a paste using an electric blender and apply the mixture to your face. Leave it on for a half hour, and then wash with lukewarm water.
3Clarifying & Moisturizing Yogurt, Lemo & Honey Mask
Take 2tbsp yogurt, 1tbsp organic, raw honey, 1tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2tbsp milk, and 2-3 drops lavender oil or tea tree oil. Combine the ingredients to make a smooth mixture, apply to your face and leave it on till it dries. Wash with lukewarm water.
4Nourishing & Anti-Inflammatory Yogurt, Banana & Acacia Mask
Take 2 tbsp yogurt, 1 small peeled and pureed banana, and 1tbsp acacia honey. Combine the ingredients until there are no lumps. Leave the paste on your skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.
5Exfoliating & Moisturizing Yogurt, Honey & Oatmeal Mask
Take 2tbsp yogurt, 1tbsp organic, raw honey, and 1tbsp coarsely ground oatmeal. Mix the ingredients to get a uniform consistency.
Dab the paste on your face and gently massage in circular motions for a few minutes, using just your fingertips. Allow the mixture to dry for 15 minutes, and wash with lukewarm water.