Who doesn’t love yogurt? Well, we can easily assume most of us do. After all, you can have it as it is, add some honey for a kickass dessert, freeze it, add it to salad and so many other things. But did you know that you could use yogurt not only to up your healthy eating game but also for the skin? Of course, you knew! Nevertheless, we are still going to share with you a few benefits of yogurt for skin that you might not have been aware of.
Apparently, using yogurt to achieve a healthy and gorgeous skin is not a recent discovery. Back in ancient Egypt, the likes of Cleopatra used yogurt to maintain a soft and youthful skin, while the Indians used it to eliminate pimples. But the reason why the benefits of yogurt to the skin are somewhat believable is not that it’s delicious, but because it contains some high levels of lactic acid, Zinc, B Vitamins, and Calcium, which are skin-friendly nutrients.
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From previous posts on natural skin care remedies, you’ll notice that yogurt features prominently, especially when it comes to managing skin pigmentation, which is what dark circles are all about. The zinc found in yogurt plays a big role when it comes to brightening the skin.
Who wouldn’t want to slow down the aging process, especially when it comes to the skin? Yogurt is a great agent for fighting free radicals which lead to premature aging of the skin. This is because of its biggest component – lactic acid. And it’s most probably the reason why homegirl Cleopatra used to bathe in it. But since it’s a bit unrealistic to dunk your body in a tub filled with yogurt (not unless you are a spa), just apply it on your skin, then rinse it off after 15 minutes.
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Well, all those folks in the Indian sub-continent knew what they were doing when they used yogurt to treat acne. Again, the secret to getting rid of acne using yogurt lies in the lactic acid, which is present in yogurt. Simply apply the creamy stuff on the acne target areas, leave it on for 25 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
If you have a dull skin and you’re not in the mood to have a Hydrafacial to get rid of all the dead skin and replenish it with nutrients, then just reach for a tab of yogurt. Apply it on a freshly cleaned face, wait for an hour, then rinse. You’ll immediately notice a soft and naturally glowing skin.
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During summer, which is fast approaching, the chances of escaping a sunburn episode or two are quite slim. But just in case you happen to sunburn your skin, just reach for some yogurt. The zinc found in yogurt will cool down your skin. But next time don’t forget to use an SPF 50 sunscreen, which can block about 98% of UVB rays.
If you decide to follow these yogurt skin care tips, go for a plain and organic yogurt, one without any chemical and sugary additions. But before going all in, do a patch test on a small section of your skin to make sure you’re not allergic to the stuff. Finally, do you know any other benefits of yogurt for skin? Feel free to share in the comments section.