moisturizing yogurt face mask

When the seasons change, the skin condition and its maintenance also keeps changing. One simple trick to have a good skin will be to keep it moisturized all the time. Yogurt face mask can help you moisturize the skin and keep it smooth in all natural way possible. This face mask contains honey, olive oil and yogurt. Let us look into the benefits of the ingredients for skin.

Benefits of yogurt: Yogurt comes in very handy at home for maintaining a good skin. Since yogurt is a milk product, it contains lactic acid in it. Lactic acid helps to tighten open pores. It also removes dead skin cells and promote regeneration of new skin cells. Yogurt also works as a good anti-aging agent. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines when used regularly. The fat content in yogurt helps to moisturize the skin and balances oil secretion levels.

Benefits of honey: Honey is used many natural medicines in Ayurveda because of its medicinal properties. It is anti-bacterial by nature and contains plenty of anti-oxidants in it. When applied on the skin externally, it fights acne and pimple effectively. It also prevents skin damage due to pollution and harmful UV rays. The anti-oxidants in honey helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines that occur due to aging. Honey moisturizes and skin maintains a smooth skin texture. It can also fade scars, exfoliate and cleanse the pores.

Benefits of Olive oil: Olive oil is rich in anti-oxidants and contains essential fatty acids in it. When it s used for external application on skin, it hydrates the skin and also removes free radicals. It helps to protect our skin from external pollution and harmful sun rays. Olive oil can be used on skin and hair for smooth texture and moisture.

Combination of the above mentioned ingredients helps to moisturize the skin deeply and prevents skin from drying.

How to make moisturizing yogurt face mask – DIY

  • 2 teaspoon Yogurt ((thick))
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  1. To moisturize your skin naturally, you need thick yogurt, olive oil and honey.
  2. First add olive oil to yogurt.
  3. Add honey to yogurt.
  4. Mix well and use it.

Directions for use:

  1. Clean your face with water and pat dry.
  2. Apply this mix on your face and neck like a mask.
  3. Leave it on the skin for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with mild soap if required.

This mask can be used twice a week.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.