Yogurt contains zinc and lactic acid and both are highly responsible for providing you with the perfect skin. The yogurt homemade facial masks that we are about to talk about hydrate and smoothen your skin due to their calcium content, they prevent it from developing acne due to the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that yogurt possesses, they also reduce the dark circles below your eyes due to a high content of vitamin B5, and last but not least, they simply make you look younger due to vitamins B12 and B2, which have lightening properties and help cell growth and cell regeneration.
Here are 4 ways yogurt can nourish your skin.
Fights Acne: Yogurt is considered to be an effective home remedy for fighting acne. Using plain yogurt on a regular basis can help you get rid of pimples. You will need 1 tablespoon yogurt and cotton balls. Dip the cotton balls in the yogurt and apply it to the affected areas. Once you use a cotton ball on an acne, dispose of it. Don’t use it for application over another area. This may cause your acne to spread. Keep it overnight and wash your face with cold water in the morning.
Moisturizes Skin: If your skin needs a boost of moisture, you can try using a yogurt face mask to rejuvenate your skin. You need 4 tablespoons yogurt, 1 tablespoon cocoa and 1 teaspoon honey. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and mix till the consistency is more or less even. Apply the mask to your face and neck, and keep it on for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat your skin dry.
Fades blemishes and pigmentation: Acne and pimples can leave behind scars that take a long time to fade. Using a combination of yogurt and lemon juice can help to get rid of them faster. You will need 1 tablespoon yogurt and ½ teaspoon lemon juice. Combine the yogurt and the lemon juice in a bowl. Apply the mixture to the affected areas. Avoid getting it in your eyes, for it might sting. Keep it on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines: As time goes on, your skin starts to show signs of aging. You can combat the wrinkles and fine lines by using a yogurt scrub on a weekly basis. You will need 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon oats. Add the oats to the yogurt, and wait for it to get mushy. Stir to get an even consistency. Apply it all over your face and neck, and massage using gentle, circular motions. Keep the scrub on for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.