5 yogurt Masks for supple skin
The humble yogurt is not just delicious to eat but is also full of nutrients that offer you an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack without worries....
The humble yogurt is not just delicious to eat but is also full of nutrients that offer you an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack without worries. When used topically, yoghurt gently exfoliates the skin revealing fresh skin below. But did you know yogurt can also work miracles on your skin if you use it as a face mask? The lactic acid and zinc present in the yoghurt help clear up blemishes, even out skin tone and promote younger looking skin by reducing wrinkles
Most people are unaware that yogurt face mask has many benefits. And guess what? It is also very easy to prepare.
Before you try these masks, a word of advice would be to try the masks on a small portion of your skin to check for allergic reactions. Also, use plain, unflavoured and unsweetened yoghurt in all mask recipes.
Yoghurt and honey mask
The combination of yoghurt and honey will nourish the skin from inside while making it soft, smooth and hydrated. Take half a cup of thick yoghurt and add 2 tbsp of honey into it. Mix well and apply as a mask to cover your face and neck. Let dry and wash after 20 minutes.
Yoghurt-strawberry smoothie mask
The salicylic acid present in strawberries combined with the hydrating properties of yoghurt will give you bright skin instantly. It will also destroy the zits in no time. Blend 2-3 fresh strawberries with half a cup of yoghurt. Using a brush apply on the face and neck area. Let dry and wash with cold water.
Yoghurt and gramflour mask
The exfoliating properties of yoghurt and gramflour are commendable. This is the most gentle and natural way to scrub the skin of dead cells and accumulated grime. Mix 2 tsp of gramflour in half a cup of skim-milk yoghurt. You can adjust the consistency by adding more gramflour. Mix well and apply a thin layer on your face. When it dries, scrub away using water
Yoghurt and turmeric powder for acne prevention
The anti-microbial properties of turmeric are well known. Yoghurt on the other hand will get the grease off your skin while keeping it hydrated. Mix 1 tsp of turmeric powder in half a cup of low fat yoghurt and apply on the face and neck. Keep on for 20-25 mins and wash off.
Yoghurt and olive oil mask
Make the signs of ageing disappear by giving your skin a good dose of moisturising with olive oil and yoghurt. The lactic acid in yoghurt along with moisturising quality of olive oil will make your skin soft and supple. Add 1-2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil in half a cup of yoghurt. Mix and apply on your face, focusing on wrinkles and fine lines. Wash off after 25 mins.