Incredible Benefits of Yogurt for Skin, Hair and Health

We all know Yogurt is good for our health, but the statement holds true for our skin too. It has amazing beauty benefits and if we prepare yogurt mask and apply it to our face, then we will be highly benefited. So the next time when you are in  the kitchen and making some dish which requires yogurt make sure to keep 2-3 tablespoon aside so that you can make a mask out of it and your skin can also get a taste of it. If you are talking about health then consuming yogurt means you are taking in some important nutrients like proteins, potassium, calcium along with other minerals and Vitamins. As it is low in calorie people who are going for a weight loss program ensures that they have it during snacks because it keeps them full for a longer period of time and avoids them from munching all full of calorie snacks. Let’s dive deep into the awesome benefits of Yogurt for Skin, Hair and Health.

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Skin benefits of Yogurt

Skin moisturizer:

  • It is a natural moisturizer and not only that it helps in brightening your skin. If you are suffering from dull and dry skin then try applying plain yogurt on your face, neck, arms and if you wish you can also apply on your legs too. Wash it off after 20 – 25 minutes with lukewarm water and you will get soft skin.
  • If you have some time on your hand and can grate a carrot then nothing like that. Make a mixture of grated carrot and yogurt and apply it on your face and then wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes and you will get soft and supple skin naturally.
  • If you want to have brighter skin, then it is important that you take some time out for yourself and then take 4 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of honey and make melted chocolate paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. You will witness how your dull skin has turned into brighter and refreshing one.

Face scrubber:

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  • The best way and also the easiest way of preparing a homemade scrubber out of yogurt is to mix 2 tablespoon of yogurt with 1 tablespoon of oats. Now apply this mixture gently on your face while rubbing it in circular motion. It is a great homemade scrubber which has no side effects.
  • If you are suffering from blackheads then you can mix rice flour with yogurt and gently scrub it on the affected place. Keep it for a few minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
  • You can also use the dried peel of oranges with yogurt to use as homemade scrubber

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Fights acne and blemishes:

  • As yogurt is rich in zinc therefore it helps in reducing acne and pimples. Apply it on the affected areas once daily and you will get the result within a week’s time.
  • Apply yogurt under your eyes to get rid of dark circles. You must only apply a thin layer and it will work wonders for you
  • If you have started getting those ageing signs and is worried about them then there is a simple solution to that. You can apply the mixture of yogurt and lemon juice on your skin. Wash it off after 20 – 30 minutes. If you do it three times a week, then you will soon get positive results from it
  • Add olive oil to the yogurt and apply it on your face leave it for 30 minutes while you complete your household chores. Then wash it off, try to do it three days a week and your ageing sign is bound to move aside.
  • When you are suffering from not only ageing skin but also dry skin, then you need to mix 4 tablespoons of yogurt with half banana along with 2 tablespoon honey mix it well and apply it on your face and leave it on for 20 – 25 minutes. Wash off with cold water and you will feel instant firmness in your skin
  • Cucumber itself is great for skin and when it is mixed with yogurt it works great magic on your skin. Apply the mix and wait for it to dry then wash it off with cold water you will see how yogurt firms your skin and not only that you will be able to get over those dead skin cells as well.

Skin infections and sun burn:

If you are suffering from any kind of skin infection, then also you can turn into yogurt for help and it won’t disappoint you. Apply yogurt on fungal infection for 2 – 3 times a day and you will surprised to see how fast it starts acting on the affected area. In case of sunburn too yogurt is highly effective. You have to add a few drops of chamomile essential oil in yogurt and apply that mix on affected parts, keep it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Takes care of your tresses as well:

Yogurt has milk protein which is a good for your hair so if you want to get stronger hair, then you can make some mask out of yogurt and apply it. Here are some tips for you –

  • If you want to try yogurt as a natural conditioner, then you can take half cup of yogurt and make a smooth paste out of it. Apply the mixture on your hair and wrap it up with a shower cap. Then wash off your hair after 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Add yogurt and egg in a bowl and apply it on your hair. This mixture will tame your frizzy hair and will also take care of detangled hair.
  • Mix lemon juice and yogurt and apply it on your scalp. Dandruff will be treated by lemon juice and yogurt will moisturize your scalp

So see you have so many great benefits of yogurt starting from face to hair. It is a complete beauty package that you can rely on any given day.

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