DIY Homemade mask recipe - Yogurt

Yogurt is a common breakfast choice, but what a lot of people don't know is that this dairy product is also very good for your skin. It contains lactic acid that exfoliates and moisturizes your skin. It helps smooth out your complexion and reduce the number of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles, creating an anti-aging effect. It also contains zinc which is a mineral with anti-inflammatory properties that helps cell reproduction and tissue growth. Then there is calcium which makes up a good part of the outer layer of the skin and therefore helps with skin renewal and hydration. Yogurt is also full of B vitamins that keep the skin hydrated, undamaged and aid in cellular regeneration. To see the benefits yourself, you can try making a facial mask at home. Here are some easy ways you can make your skin feel amazing with DIY homemade Yogurt face masks.

(1) Skin brightening yogurt honey homemade mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl or a cup. With clean fingers, apply the mask to your face. Let it sit 7 to 10 minutes

(2) Acne fighting yogurt homemade mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened pro biotic yogurt or Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 drops of Geranium essential oil

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl or a cup and stir until mixture forms a paste. Then, apply the mask to your face in a thick layer. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, wash off with warm water and a damp towel.

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(3) Skin brightening yogurt strawberry homemade mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon pro biotic yogurt 
  • 2 very ripe strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 drops of Geranium essential oil

Instructions: Mash the strawberries with a fork in a small bowl or cup. Add the yogurt and the honey and mix well. Apply a thick coat of the mixture on your face and let sit for 15 minutes until it dries. After that, gently scrub the mask off your face using warm water and a damp towel.

(4) Moisturizing homemade mask with yogurt,  avocado and olive oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • ‘A ripe avocado

Instructions: Mash the avocado with a fork in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and the olive oil and mix well until it becomes a paste. With clean fingers, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, use warm water or a damp towel to rinse your face.

Yogurt 'snatural ingredients are a fantastic way to change up your skincare routine and feel younger and healthier with glowing skin. Preventing premature aging, fighting acne, reducing discoloration and moisturizing are just a few of its many benefits. Instead of spending lots of money on expensive skincare products you can use plain yogurt with live, active cultures to make your own natural and creamy facial masks that can be used several times a week for great results in terms of glowing skin and beautiful, clear complexion. So if you ever feel like your skin needs a little help, try using a simple, natural ingredient straight out of your refrigerator.

For further information, please feel free to contact us at diy4living@skin18.com.

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