Who would have thought that plain yogurt would become your best friend in the facial care department? The components that make up this popular dairy treat are not only healthy for your digestive system, but also works magic on your face. To rejuvenate, brighten, cleanse, and invigorate your skin, it’s in your best interest to learn how to make yogurt facial home remedies.
Table of Contents
- Benefits of Using Yogurt Facials
- Home Remedies for Yogurt Facials
- a) Fruit Juices & Yogurt:
- b) Orange, Aloe & Yogurt:
- c) Orange Peels & Yogurt:
- d) Lemon Juice & Yogurt:
- e) Strawberries & Yogurt:
- f) Cucumber, Honey & Yogurt:
- g) Oatmeal & Yogurt:
- h) Peach, Honey & Yogurt:
- i) Avocado, Olive Oil & Yogurt:
- j) Egg Yolk, Honey & Yogurt:
- k) Banana, Honey & Yogurt:
- l) Carrot & Yogurt:
- m) Parsley, Dill & Yogurt:
- n) Beets, Egg Yolk & Yogurt:
Benefits of Using Yogurt Facials
Yogurt is relatively inexpensive and often found in many households. The ingredients in a yogurt facial mask typically have the power to treat and ease the symptoms of common skin conditions, such as acne, dryness, excessive oiliness, and dull complexions. Yogurt effectively cleanses and disinfects the pores, prevents acne breakouts, moisturizes the skin, and enhances skin texture. The lactic acid found in yogurt helps exfoliate and smooth out the skin .
Home Remedies for Yogurt Facials
When making a yogurt mask, choose plain yogurt to avoid additives, such as sugar and other flavorings. The lipids (fats) in full-fat (or whole) yogurt tend to help dry skin better. However, if you have oily skin, choose low-fat yogurt for your homemade facials. To achieve better skin, you may want to get familiar with the following yogurt facial home remedies:
a) Fruit Juices & Yogurt:
To combat dull-looking skin, brighten your complexion with a combination of ½ cup of plain yogurt (no sugar added) and one teaspoon each of the following juices: lime, lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients well. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off the remedy with splashes of lukewarm water. For the best results, use freshly squeezed juices to make the mask.
b) Orange, Aloe & Yogurt:
A recipe for a rejuvenating facial mask may include mixing together one teaspoon plain yogurt, the juice from ¼ slice of orange, one teaspoon of aloe, and a small amount of orange pulp. Apply the mask to your face, and leave on for at least five minutes to let it work its magic before you rinse it away.
c) Orange Peels & Yogurt:
Feed your skin a healthy dose of vitamin C by mixing one teaspoon of ground orange peels with a couple tablespoons of yogurt to make an exfoliant that rejuvenates the skin.
d) Lemon Juice & Yogurt:
To address oily or dull skin, add two teaspoons of lemon juice to a yogurt mask. The lemon helps to get rid of dead skin cells, clarifies the pores, and also has a lightening/brightening effect on the skin.
e) Strawberries & Yogurt:
Grind together five crushed strawberries and two tablespoons of yogurt, and then apply the mask to the face. Leave the remedy on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. The strawberries contain salicylic acid, which can effectively remove dead and dry skin cells. Your skin will feel softer and smoother. The mask will also help fight facial redness.
f) Cucumber, Honey & Yogurt:
For a better complexion, create a facial mask that incorporates fresh cucumber, honey and yogurt. First, mash enough cucumber so that the strained pulp produces one cup of juice. Add one cup of honey and ½ cup of plain yogurt to the juice. Mix well, and then apply to a freshly cleansed face and neck. Before hitting the shower, leave the mask on for 15 minutes before letting warm water rinse away the remedy.
g) Oatmeal & Yogurt:
To treat sunburned skin with a yogurt facial mask, add two tablespoons of oatmeal to ¼ cup of full-fat plain yogurt. Mix the ingredients well before applying on affected skin. Leave the mask on for at least 10 minutes before using warm water as a rinse. The zinc in the yogurt helps cool the burn and naturally moisturize dehydrated skin.
h) Peach, Honey & Yogurt:
After peeling a large ripe peach, mash the fruit with a fork to create a pulpy paste. You can also put the fruit in a blender or food processor to achieve the same results. Add three teaspoons of honey and two tablespoons of yogurt to the fruit. Mix the ingredients well to blend. Next, pat the facial mask onto your face and neck after washing. Wait 10 minutes before rinsing away the remedy with warm water.
i) Avocado, Olive Oil & Yogurt:
To treat the face to a rejuvenating mask, mash together ½ avocado with one tablespoon of yogurt and a touch of olive oil.
j) Egg Yolk, Honey & Yogurt:
After lightly beating the yolk of one egg, add one tablespoon each of yogurt and honey to the mix. Combine the ingredients well, and then let stand until the remedy reaches room temperature. This should take about 30 minutes. Next, smooth the mixture over your freshly cleansed face and neck skin. Make sure to avoid the area around the eyes. After 20 minutes has passed, rinse off with warm water.
k) Banana, Honey & Yogurt:
Peel and slice ½ banana and mash with a fork. Add one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of yogurt to the fruit. Mix well by hand, and then pat the remedy on your face and neck. Keep the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then use a cool water splash (or moistened washcloth) to take off the remedy.
l) Carrot & Yogurt:
A facial recipe that helps you fight a dry, flaky face contains two tablespoons of grated carrots added to a yogurt mask. Mix the ingredients in a blender before applying to your skin.
m) Parsley, Dill & Yogurt:
Some people have attempted to remove or fade freckles on their face by applying a mask made by mixing yogurt with fresh parsley and dill in a blender. Apply the mask for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Additional applications are needed to see the best results.
n) Beets, Egg Yolk & Yogurt:
To achieve a healthier, more refreshed appearance in the face, apply a mask made with one teaspoon of yogurt, one teaspoon of finely grated beets, and one egg yolk. Mix all of the ingredients well, and then apply the mask for 20 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off the mask to reveal a rejuvenated complexion.
 Babushka’s Beauty Secrets by Raisa Ruder; pg. 160.