Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! One thing I have recently discovered and am very thankful for is the yogurt face mask.
Now, I have very sensitive skin and not many things can go on my face. There have been many days where I’m a swollen, red mess thanks to allergies and the wrong moisturizer or cream. Even DIY face masks and other natural remedies only seem to make everything swell up. I learned the hard way not to put any raw fruit on my face (no banana and oats, no strawberries to exfoliate), and the aloe vera does not go near my lips ever.
I love natural solutions, though, so I’ve kept trying. Trust me, I can recognize that little tingle that tells me my face is about to explode in less than 5 seconds. And it has finally paid off.
Plain Yogurt. On your face. It’ll dry and you rinse it off. It’s that simple.
They say you can mix in a puree of fruit if you want, but I know my face so I left that out. And please, please, please, remember to get PLAIN yogurt. With as little sugar as possible=unsweetened. No yogurt with extra anything, no flavors, no processed anything, just plain. And try and get organic because that is better for your skin.
Benefits? Well we already know that yogurt is a great dish to help with the digestive system, it has calcium and healthy live bacteria. So if you buy a large container of plain yogurt you can eat some while you put it on your face! Here are a few benefits I experienced, plus extra ones I found when I looked up yogurt masks up online:
- Fights and heals acne
- Zinc found in yogurt helps regulate oil production in the sebaceous glands thereby preventing oily skin and frequent acne breakouts
- It also calms the skin, reducing redness and swelling
- The anti-oxidants provided by calcium in yogurt help prevent and also heal dry scaly skin (works great with eczema)
- One cup of yogurt contains 30.5% riboflavin which is a beneficial vitamin for skin that is glowing and hydrated
- Tightens pores
- Zinc in yogurt has been found to have mild anti-astringent properties that help tighten tissues
- Reduces wrinkles
- Lactic acid in yogurt is very beneficial in helping steer away wrinkles and reducing any already existing wrinkles
Other things you can do to help your face: drink lots of water, eat healthy foods (veggies) and exercise. With all the food we’ve eaten and will eat over the next few days, give your face a break with a yogurt mask–your body will thank you.