I love yoghurt!! It’s one of my favorite foods. sweetened, unsweetened, flavoured and unflavoured, just gimme yogurt!
Yogurt is made from cultured milk and it is healthy for the body when taken because it is chock full of protein, calcium and probiotics, which is the healthy bacteria that aids digestion. But do you know that it is marvelous for the skin as well?
Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts, but works to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Furthermore, when applied to skin, yogurt will also help fight acne, relieve sunburn, reduce dislocation and prevent premature aging and help moisturize the face as well. The moisturization of the face will help soften the skin and rejuvenate it as well.
Beauty gurus have suggested that mixing yogurt with a few drops of melaleuca oil for instance can be used to treat sunburn or acne. Adding honey to yogurt can also help in intensive exfoliation. For a brightening face mask, mix some lemon juice with yoghurt and use 2-3 times a week for best result.
Apart from the skin, yoghurt can also be used on the hair as well! When you need to get rid of dandruff, you can apply yogurt to your hair for 40 mins and wash off. It can also be used to tame frizz when combined with coconut oil and aloe Vera gel. It can also be used to help in reducing hair fall and put shine in the hair.
When using yogurt for skin and hair, go for the plain and unsweetened yogurt for best result.