Yogurt is not only one of the healthiest foods, but at the same time it works wonders for our skin too. Yogurt is a natural probiotic and contains healthy bacteria along with many other nutrients like proteins and vitamin B12 that nourish our skin.
Here are a few quick recipes using this miracle ingredient for your face that will make you bid adieu to your daily face cream:
Sour curd face pack
Sour curd itself is a very good cleansing as well as nourishing pack. Just massage your face with 1-2 tablespoons of fresh curd to remove dead cells, cleanse the skin and defeat acne.
Curd and olive oil
Prepare a mixture of 2 tablespoons of fresh curd and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and apply it on your skin. Keep it on for half an hour and wash it off with lukewarm water. This will help in reducing wrinkles, dryness and prevent premature aging.
Orange peel and curd pack
This pack on being used regularly improves the skin complexion and also reduces tan. All you have to do is mix 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder with 2 tablespoons of curd. Apply this mix on entire face and let it dry. Before washing, take some oil and gently rub it on face in circular motions. This helps in exfoliating your skin. Wash it off with cold water.
Curd and fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti) face pack
Fuller’s earth is known for its anti ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. It tones and firms the skin and prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works well when mixed with curd, so make a mixture by mixing 4 tablespoons of fuller’s Earth and curd to make a smooth paste. You can even add few drops of lemon juice if you have oily skin or one tablespoon of olive oil for dry skin. Apply this mixture all over the face, let it dry and wash it off with cold water.
Curd, honey and lemon juice pack
This pack works wonders for those constantly plagued with dry skin with an oily T-zone. Make this pack by mixing 2 tablespoons of curd, 1 tablespoon of organic honey and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply this paste on your face and rinse after it has completely dried. The honey helps moisturize the skin while the vitamin C and citric acid in lemon act as a bleach and anti-oxidant, removing tan and making you look more radiant.
Curd and tomato face pack
This pack is especially useful for oily skin as it helps in deep cleansing and also prevents acne and zits from recurring. Make a paste of a tomato and add a tablespoon of thick curd to it. Mix it well and apply on the face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water.