Yoghurt is not only delicious to eat — it could work wonders on your face too!
Yoghurt is the core ingredient to a lot of diet plans. Paired with healthy fruits or oatmeals, it serves as a great snack or sometimes even a meal itself. But did you know that it works wonders on your face as well?
Truth is, the nutritional benefits of yoghurt goes beyond fermented milk. All you need to do is to just put a few tablespoons of plain yoghurt to your face then leave it on for 20 minutes, rinse it off and you could notice a slight difference on your face.
Here’s how the vitamins and minerals in it could provide you with an ever-glowing face:
It’s better to use plain, unsweetened yoghurt on your face as sweetened and flavoured type may contain chemicals that cause skin irritations, but if you feel like bringing that up a notch, there are other ingredients you could add in to create a homemade DIY face mask.
To aide you with your beauty journey, we’ve curated a list of combinations and methods on preparing yoghurt masks that could do wonder for your face:
Honey + Oats + Yoghurt for an instant glow.
Honey contains vitamins and minerals that could sooth and moisturise your skin and reduce fine lines. It is also rich in antioxidants that will prevent free radical damage. Meanwhile, oatmeals serve as a good exfoliator. It nourishes the skin while removes excess sebum and dirt.
- You will need: 1 teaspoon of yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of oats
- Mix the ingredients above in a mixing bowl.
- Apply the paste to your face with clean fingers and massage for roughly 2 minutes.
- Leave the paste on for another 15-20 minutes.
- When the time is up, just gently remove the mix from your face using warm water.
- You could splash your face with cold water afterwards to close your pores.
- Pat your face dry and voila! You look fresh instantly.
Honey + Strawberry + Yogurt for a brighter look.
Strawberry is rich in Vitamin C and Salicylic Acid. It will aid in brightening, lightening and cleansing oily prone skin. Honey has antibacterial properties and serves as a good moisturiser.
You will need: 2 ripe strawberries, 1 teaspoon of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of yoghurt
- Mash the ripe strawberries using the back of a fork.
- Next, add in the honey and yoghurt then mix thoroughly. A
- pply the mix to your face using clean fingers and massage your face in a circular motion while you’re at it.
- Leave the mix on for another 15-20 minutes then rinse it off with warm water.
Avocado + Olive Oil + Yoghurt for a moisturised face.
For those with dry skin, here’s your savior! Avocado has healthy fats and Vitamin E that will help nourish your skin tremendously. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E too and acts as a natural moisturiser at times of desperation.
You will need: 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/4 ripe avocado and 1 teaspoon of yoghurt
- First, mash the avocado using the back of a fork and mix the olive oil and yoghurt in afterwards.
- Use fingers to massage the mix onto your face.
- Let it settle for 15-20 minutes then use warm water to rinse your face off.
- Gently scrub/massage off any residues on your face.
- For better effects, splash your face with cold water afterwards to close your pores.
Aspirin + Honey + Yoghurt to clear and prevent acne.
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which will help treat acne and exfoliate your skin. It is also anti-inflammatory which help to reduce face redness. Honey is added to provide a moisturising element to the face mask. After a few trials, you would notice a more even skin tone and smoother complexion. Not to mention the reduced acnes!
You will need: 5 uncoated aspirins, 2 teaspoons of plain yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of honey
- First, crush the aspirins to powder form and afterwards you could mix with the rest of the ingredients together.
- Gently massage the mix to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse off gently afterwards with warm water and pat your face dry.
Note: It is always safer to try out your DIY face masks on a portion of your skin or behind your ear first to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredients (especially aspirin).