Yogurt is a nutritious food that is not only good for breakfast. It is loaded with probiotics that works as antifungal and antibacterial properties which benefits our body inside…and with our skin outside! In this article, we are going to focus on making yogurt face mask to help in treating acne.
In my recent post we talked about using coconut oil for acne treatment, and now let’s move to using yogurt as another natural acne treatment that works, and works for me too! There are lots of recipes and methods in making yogurt face mask, but what we’re going to focus todays is one of the easiest and very calming face mask you’ll surely love! Even now that I’m not suffering from acne anymore, I still love to eat yogurt. My favorite is the plain natural yogurt and I enjoy it’s taste compare to the flavored one, because I am not a fan of sugary foods hehe.. I’m limiting my sugar intake, so a plain yogurt is the best choice for me.
I don’t know where I can find Greek yogurt here in Laguna or even in Manila. I have been looking for too long but hadn’t found one here, or maybe it’s just me who can’t find Greek yogurt here in Philippines? Haha because I’m not going out too often to wander around in grocery stores and supermarkets 🙂 What I only use for my face and eat here in the Philippines is the natural yogurt made by Nestle. That’s what I miss in Australia! Greek yogurt! Haha~~~ Because when I’m there, my boyfriend always buys me a 1 Kg of Greek yogurt for my one week consumption.
Does yogurt works?
I’ve checked out some reviews on yogurt face masks that’s discussing about yogurt’s effectiveness to naturally treat acne and I’ve seen 4.4 positive reviews at the rate of 5. Just a few said that it didn’t work on their acne but only give them a soft and glowing skin. At least it works somehow! haha.. Everyone is different, from lifestyles, hormones, jobs, or diets, and many other things that’s making it more complicated with acne. But I can attest that yogurt face mask had worked on me and it’s one of the homemade acne remedies that have been with me for more than a year now. If only I tried yogurt face mask earlier before, I won’t be sufferring from acne for so many years. Though yogurt is beneficial for our skin and body, it is always best to use natural or plain yogurt, Greek yogurt will be a good choice. And eating natural plain yogurt is better than those flavored one. I am not saying this because I am limiting my sugar consumption. I am saying this because if you are treating your body inside to help in eliminating bad bacteria and fungi, you are only feeding them with sugar, making them to populate more.
Yogurt face mask
Yogurt face mask have helped me to combat acne. I had tried different homemade acne treatment, and this amazing yogurt face mask is one of those acne treatments that works for me without harming my skin. It didn’t just help in treating acne but it’s always giving that soft and gentle glow on my skin. It’s such a multitasking beauty remedy that is not only good in treating acne but also in moisturizing the skin, reducing skin discolorations, and helps in preventing premature aging. Some people don’t like the taste of yogurt, they don’t know what they’re missing, right? While some people loves yogurt and enjoying the benefits of yogurt, including myself! This yogurt face mask is my favorite treatment because after I’m done eating, left-overs will nurture my facial skin and turn this nutritious food as a food for my skin! I usually left 2 tbsps for my face 🙂
What you will need:
- 2 tbsps natural or plain yogurt (Greek yogurt)
- small bowl
- spoon or brush
Steps in making yogurt face mask
- Wash your face with lukewarm water.
- Pat your face with washcloth removing excess water.
- Use spoon or brush in applying yogurt in your face.
- Let it stay for 30 minutes or until it dries.
- After 30 minutes, rinse your face with your favorite facial wash.
- Pat your face and dry it.
- Apply your favorite moisturizer.
Ta-da~~ you’re done!
Simple reminders when using yogurt face mask
- Do it twice or thrice a week to reduce future breakouts.
- Always use natural or plain yogurt in treating acne.
- While yogurt is in your face, you may feel some tingling effect and a feel of tightening in your face as the yogurt face mask in your face is drying.
- For a more natural result, you may want to substitute your moisturizer with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil. Olive oil has a good moisturizing property while virgin coconut oil does the same and works as antibacterial at the same time.
There are some people who expects their acne to just disappear like a wind after trying a one-time treatment and get discouraged if they didn’t get their expected results after just one or a few tries. Don’t give up just yet! Have patience and it’s always better to try using natural remedies like this yogurt face mask. It won’t hurt your pocket that much compare to buying expensive and chemically based treatments.
In my next post, I am going to share another acne remedy. Keep visiting! If you had already used yogurt face mask to treat acne, please share to us how did it works on you by leaving a comment below. xo, Jhem
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