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What Makes Yogurt Beneficial for Skin?
Plain yogurt is a multivitamin super-food used in many homemade face mask recipes for beautiful, youthful skin. What makes yogurt so special? Yogurt is loaded with vitamins and minerals that nourish and revitalize dehydrated skin. If you have acne-prone skin, use yogurt face masks to banish those pesky pimples. Yogurt is a great ingredient for getting rid of acne naturally, as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties as well as alpha hydroxyl acids, which kill acne-causing bacteria.
Here’s a simple list of the nutrients found in yogurt and how they are useful for skin:
|Nutrient||Benefit for Skin|
Aids in cell growth and regeneration. Hydrates and moisturizes skin as well as protects it from free radical damage.
Heals rough, uneven skin. Has skin-lightening properties useful for evening out skin discolorations and acne scars.
Brightens dull skin and lightens dark spots and acne scars, making them less visible.
Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry skin.
Moisturizes, hydrates, and nourishes dry skin. Keeps skin looking youthful by combating free radicals that age skin.
Slows down aging by fighting the free radicals that cause wrinkles by stealing oxygen from healthy skin cells.
1. Youthful Glow Acne-Fighting Yogurt Face Mask
Rejuvenate your skin by nourishing and exfoliating it with yogurt, honey, and oatmeal to get that gorgeous, youthful glow. Honey has potent moisturizing and hydrating properties that promote smooth, supple skin. Oatmeal is absorbent, and it sucks out all the bad oil that clogs pores, preventing acne and blackheads.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients used in this skin-rejuvenating yogurt face mask and their benefits for skin:
|Ingredient||Benefit for Skin|
Softens and moisturizes skin, rich in antioxidants which prevent free radical damage. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Great exfoliant. Nourishes skin and removes excess sebum and dirt from deep within skin pores.
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon oats
- Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well.
- Apply a thick coat to your face with clean finger tips. Let it settle for 15 minutes.
- When the time is up, gently rinse your face with warm water and ensure the entire mask comes off.
- Splash cold water on your face to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft clean towel.
- Use plain, unsweetened probiotic yogurt. Sweetened and flavoured types will cause skin irritation.
- Do a facial steam before applying this mask to open up your pores and enable the nutrients of the mask to sink deep into your skin.
- Gather your hair away from your face by tying it into a tight ponytail behind your head or placing a headband to keep the bangs away.
- If your skin feels a bit stiff after this mask, rub a drop or two of olive oil into your face as a moisturizer.
2. Skin Brightening Face Mask: Yogurt and Strawberry Face Mask
This skin-brightening yogurt face mask contains three simple kitchen ingredients: yogurt, honey, and delicious strawberries! Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and salicylic acid. These powerful nutrients brighten, lighten, and cleanse oily, acne-prone skin, creating a clean and clear complexion. Honey boosts the anti-bacterial action of this yogurt and strawberry face mask.
Here are the skin benefits of the ingredients used in this yogurt face mask:
|Ingredient||Benefits for Skin|
Rich in vitamin C and both salicylic acid and alpha hydroxyl acids, strawberries provide skin brightening and lightening benefits.
Has antibacterial properties that make honey a great acne-busting ingredient. Also a natural skin moisturizer.
- 2 very ripe strawberries
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon probiotic yogurt
- Mash the ripe strawberries using the back of a fork in a small mixing bowl.
- Add the raw honey and yogurt and mix thoroughly.
- Using clean fingers, apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face in a circular motion.
- Sit for 15 minutes to let the mixture settle and dry out.
- After the time is up, gently scrub off the face mask using warm water.
- When the entire mask is off, splash cold water on your face to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft towel.
- If your face feels dry and stiff, you can use coconut or olive oil as a natural moisturizer.
- Test this mask on a portion of your skin to ensure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Use ripe strawberries because raw ones will be hard to mash into a pulp. Also use raw organic honey and probiotic plain yogurt with live cultures so that you reap the full benefits of this mask and avoid skin irritations.
- When removing this yogurt face mask, make sure you wash all areas of your face, especially under your chin and the sides of your face, with warm water.
3. Moisturizing Face Mask: Avocado and Olive Oil Yogurt Face Mask
If you have dry, flaky skin, this mask is perfect for you! Coupled with moisturizing ingredients such as avocado and olive oil, this skin-soothing yogurt face mask will reduce skin peeling and flaking. Together the ingredients in the mask will nourish and revitalize rough, dry winter skin.
Here are the benefits of each ingredient in this mask:
|Ingredient||Benefits for Skin|
The creamy avocado contains healthy fats that provide nourishing benefits for skin. Also rich in vitamin E, it moisturizes and hydrates skin.
Rich in vitamin E, olive oil is a natural moisturizer that lubricates dehydrated skin.
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ avocado
- Mash the ripe avocado using the back of a fork and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well, to make a thick paste.
- Slather a thick coat onto your clean face. Let it settle for 15 minutes.
- When the time is up, gently use warm water to rinse your face.
- Splash cold water to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft clean towel.
- Moisturize your face as needed. If you want to go natural, use coconut or olive oil to moisturize.
- A ripe avocado will be easier to mash up with the back of a fork. If you want, you can also blend the avocado into a fine puree instead of mashing.
- If the mask is tight and you have a bit difficulty removing tiny avocado lumps stuck to your face, don’t tug on it. Gently scrub the area with your fingertips and warm water.
- Wear an old T-shirt over your clothes to prevent drips from the yogurt face masks. If you want to make your face masks less runny, you can buy the yogurt in paste form.
More Amazing DIY Face Masks!
- Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes—These face masks are great for people with sensitive skin.
- Amazing Avocado Face Masks—Avocado masks can help repair skin and make acne scars less visible.
- Strawberry Face Masks—Strawberries contain salicylic acid, the same ingredient that is often found in commercial acne-fighting face cleansers. Make an all-natural face wash with salicylic acid with one of these recipes.
- Honey Face Masks—Honey face masks are renowned for their moisturizing and hydrating properties.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Gayle on October 22, 2019:
I think next time I will do this mask, I will grind up the oats in the good processor otherwise the oats only go in certain spots on your face and not the whole face. Anyone find that as well?
Bola on October 28, 2017:
Simply amazing thank you so much for sharing. The oat/ yoghurt/ honey mask works for me ...I feel so at ease using it knowing that there are no chemicals! I have a sensitive skin/ iv tried all sorts of products! This recipe is FANTASTIC!
me on June 03, 2017:
very informative. thank you!
Signe Rigby on October 01, 2016:
can I make the mixture in advance of say three days.
calann kelly on June 27, 2016:
I have been using turmeric yogurt or milk face mask for few years. It's amazing!
Zubair Ahmed on January 29, 2016:
Excellent HUB thank you so much for sharing. I know someone that can really benefit with this :-)
Ana Maria Orantes from Miami Florida on December 26, 2015:
I like your hub with the three masks. The ingredients are excellent choices. I am going to try them. Then, I will let you known the results. Thank you for sharing your hub miss or mister healthmusta. The ingredients taste good too. I love them.
Anna Christie from London, United Kingdom on December 15, 2015:
Thanks for these great homemade face mask recipes using yogurt. I've heard that yogurt is also good for closing and tightening pores.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 09, 2015:
I have all these in my kitchen so time to give it a try.
tina on December 03, 2015:
are you supposed to use dry oats?
Jennifer Allen on November 24, 2015:
Great article! I have been using yogurt for a face mask by itself, but the oatmeal and honey idea is perfect for gentle exfoliating. Thanks for breaking down the benefits of these ingredients!
Vishal Meetoo from Mauritius on November 11, 2015:
thank you for sharing DIY Natural Tips
Surabhi Kaura on October 19, 2015:
Thank you for sharing this!
Alex from United Kingdom on July 24, 2015:
Just a perfect write up on top food consumption health products, in fact I might try and make this yogurt at some point, thank you for the idea
BuyMeBeauty on July 24, 2015:
This is like the ultimate beauty hack. Quality face masks can be so pricy. I can't wait to try the yogurt/strawberry/honey brightening face mask. I bet it will smell pretty good too!
Payal N Naik from Mumbai on June 26, 2015:
Janu Jeevan on June 25, 2015:
Explained quite well. Good one.
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 25, 2015:
Healthmunsta, this is a great hub. I love those yogurt face mask ideas for you. Very helpful and useful. Voted up!
JR Krishna from India on June 23, 2015:
Wow! This is beautiful. I also liked how you have organised the hub. It is engaging
Mike and Dorothy McKenney from United States on June 23, 2015:
What a great hub! I can't wait to try the different masks and see if I can get about 10 years off of this 65-year-old face! Thanks so much.
walibooks on May 31, 2015:
very good tips
Natasha Pelati from South Africa on May 20, 2015:
I have tried some of these and they do work well, thank you !
Ruth from St. Paul. MN on May 15, 2015:
Since I have dry skin I would like to try the avocado and olive oil.
Mell Watson on May 15, 2015:
I love avocado masks... soooo good :)
Sandra Micheals from Sydney, Australia on May 11, 2015:
Amazing Post. I will try these tips practically.
Kinjal from Mumbai on April 29, 2015:
Very nice mask ..even i use it ..it really works! Thnkx for sharing
anne on April 24, 2015:
Nice article but can i use all the recipes
Jomana H on April 23, 2015:
Nice hub , yogurt is very useful for my skin
Thank you Great hub
Evie@best antifungal soap on April 15, 2015:
Wonderful.... I love the recipe I used honey and turmeric face mask and I never used yogurt face mask I read your post I like your post and very inspiring skin tips I defiantly try this recipes and thank you so much.
Hannemarie on December 01, 2014:
Great tips!!! Thanks a lot for sharing :)
Ash sing on November 03, 2014:
firstly I use it it is so cool facial mask :.) By.....
Humna Afzal on October 28, 2014:
very nice tips
thanks for sharing
Melissa Johnson on October 27, 2014:
Wow this is great! I will have to try this!
Sujatha Guruvayurappan from Gaithersburg, MD on October 27, 2014:
Great tips. will follow the yogurt+honey+oats.
LilyCherice on October 21, 2014:
tracyze on October 21, 2014:
Great tip to take care skin. I use honey, oat for mask every week. They are good for skin
Eileen from Western Cape , South Africa on September 21, 2014:
Great tips for a beautiful skin .I will try the yoghurt face mask ; it's something that I have in my fridge everyday .
Shaima on September 14, 2014:
I used yogart every other day... after that i keep my face cream my face look pinkish and feel smooth. It looks like i used expensive face cream... Thanks yogart...
Hanna on August 01, 2014:
Thank you so much! I will use the oat, honey, yoghurt face pack for sure
alliera on July 24, 2014:
Love these remedies so very thankful fir hub. Peace
Thet Hnin on July 13, 2014:
Can I substitute strawberry with any other fruits? Strawberries are quite expensive when not in season..
Isabella J. on June 18, 2014:
Do the oats need to be cooked?
TiffanyLatte from USA on June 06, 2014:
Thanks for this skin soothing idea.
Jac on February 09, 2014:
How often can we use a yogurt and honey mask?
Vasanthan R Menon from India on January 12, 2014:
Very interesting and useful article...
Laura Bean from London, UK on January 07, 2014:
I just love this recipe (and the other's on your pages). I hope you don't mind that I've shared it in my blog post (linking back of course.)
Cynthianne Neighbors on January 04, 2014:
Good article. I appreciate how you broke it down by vitamins and how it is actually good for you. I like non-generic articles.
mecheshier on December 30, 2013:
I love this Hub. You he some wonderful suggestions. Thanks! Voted up for useful and awesome!
Violet Redfield from Australia on December 29, 2013:
Really wonderful break down of all the ingredients and benefits! Will be trying the brightening one for sure.