Sunday, 7 April 2013

Natural Yoghurt for your face

Since I was a child I have been interested in and loved finding and using ingredients from the kitchen to make face mask, treatments etc. I would go through Mum's magazines (no Internet back then), and cut them out and try them.

Natural yoghurt is perfect for cleansing and moisturising tired skin.

It is one of the earliest known cosmetics and can help prevent fine lines, soothe blotchy skin and lighten brown age spots. The secret to yoghurt is its natural acidity, which removes dead skin cells while nourishing healthy ones, thus restoring the skin's natural balance.

Make sure you use plain sugar free yoghurt, preferably organic – if your skin is oily go for a low fat variety.

Here are a couple of great recipes for your face using yoghurt.

Super easy yoghurt cleaner
A very simple and effective cleanser. You will feel the softening effects straight away.

1/2 a cup of plain yoghurt

Apply ½ a cup of plain yoghurt to your face and massage gently

Wipe off and rinse well with warm water.

Yoghurt and Oat facial
Oatmeal is a wonderful skin enhancer, and mixed with yoghurt it is a double delight for the skin.

Small handful of porridge oats
1 - 2 Tbspn natural yoghurt

Mix a small handful of porridge oats with enough natural yoghurt to make a paste.
Apply to skin and leave for a few minutes
Rinse off with plenty of warm water. 

Savvy tip:
Make sure hands and utensils are scrupulously clean when making and applying these natural yoghurt face treatment recipes. As they are made from natural ingredients with no added preservatives they should be used immediately and not stored.

NB: Most people tolerate yoghurt, well but if you have a dairy allergy or very sensitive skin do a skin test first

1 comment:

  1. I love using oatmeal, it leaves your skin feeling so soft.
    It can take a bit a getting used to putting food on your face!
    When my daughter had chicken pox we bathed her in a oatmeal bath to relieve the itching.
    I personally like to put the oatmeal through the food processor, it makes it easier to apply as a mask or scrub.