Yogurt is actually fermented milk rendered by bacteria; however, it does not mean that milk gone bad can be taken as yogurt. You must be familiar with it as it is the food famous in all cultures and is a part of almost every kind of cuisine whether it is European, American or Asian. In ancient India, yogurt when combined with honey was called, ‘the food of gods’.
Not only that it is famous for its taste but also it is famous for its amazing health and skincare benefits. Though, it is hitherto unknown where did yogurt come from but it seems to be made in Mesopotamia for the first time in 5000 BC.
- Oily Skin: Yogurt suits oily skin because it is acidic in nature and can manage the oily skin.
- Dry Skin: Yogurt is a natural moisturizer and thus is good for dry skin.
- Normal Skin: Yogurt is best for normal skin and gives the best effects.
Note: It is not good when used alone for sensitive skin as it is acidic and may cause inflammation.
- Moisturizes Skin
If you have a dry skin, then there is nothing you can want more. Furthermore, even for oily and neutral skin types it is good and rejuvenates skin as it has moisturizing tendency in moderate amounts. Furthermore, it makes skin elastic and gives a glow to it.
- Removes Wrinkles
You can say that it is anti-aging as it alleviates the wrinkles and lines. It contains lactic acid which acts an exfoliator. By removing the first layer comprising dead cells, it gives way to a fresh and glowing skin and thus prevents wrinkles to appear.
- Cures Acne
It is one of the best home remedies to treat acne. You can get rid of these depressing pimples by using plain yogurt.
- Removes Pigments
It also helps removes pigmentation and blemishes left by the acne which usually take a lot of time to fade away.
- Reduces Dark Circles
Your genes and the sleepless nights are the causes for your dark circles. But in either case yogurt can reduce them.
Ancient Greeks were very fond of physical beauty and thus were much focused to maintain it. They used several of the natural items to enhance and complement their beauty among which one is yogurt. They used yogurt to soothe and nourish their skin and considered it a miraculous ingredient. They used it to treat sunburns as well.
Always use plain yogurt when you have to use it topically.
For your yogurt DIY recipe. Do this:
- Take 4 tbsps. of yogurt
- 1 tbsp. of cocoa
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Mix these ingredients in a bowl
- Apply this mixture i.e. mask on your face and preferably on your neck as well and leave it for half an hour
- Then rinse with cold water and dry you skin by patting
- Don’t rub it as your skin is will be soft and may get rashes
That was some of my wisdom about yogurt. Share your thoughts about the uses of yogurt in the comments. Have you used yogurt in your diet before? 🙂