Yogurt contains bacteria, but the good kind. Naturally, if you’re a fan of yogurt then you likely eat it all the time. Just take a peek at the labels of every yogurt brand and you’ll see the phrase “live cultures” or “probiotics” on those labels. Those are basically just different-sounding names for bacteria.
Chances are you probably already know this, but it bears repeating that the health benefits of yogurt go beyond its high levels of protein and calcium. The “good” bacteria found in yogurt helps fight inflammation in the gut, neutralizing some toxins and helping to block out others. In simple terms, this good bacteria helps balance the “ecosystem” of the digestive system, which can easily be thrown out of balance, and ultimately leading to a faster and more efficient digestion. But while medical scientists have been publishing studies about bacteria and gut health since the 1990’s, they’re just discovering how this anti-inflammatory food can also be hugely beneficial to the human skin.
Based on many key studies conducted and published beginning in the 1990’s, both internal and external applications have been shown to affect the skin in a significant way. In short, the good bacterium in yogurt can actually help in the anti-aging process and also helps with chronic skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and even eczema.
Moisturized and Hydrated Skin
If you think your face is looking dull and tired, don’t worry. Gently apply natural yogurt on your face through circular motions. The lactic acid present in the yogurt will help hydrate the skin, thereby getting rid of the tired look.
A simple yogurt face mask applied two or three times a week – or daily if you wish – will leave you with soft, supple skin and save you on the high cost of beauty products. To indulge in a yogurt facial, follow these steps: First, wash your face. When you’re finished slathering and splashing, smooth some creamy, natural yogurt over your face and neck. The yogurt will lock in the moisture from washing your face. Let the mixture refresh your skin for about ten minutes, and then rinse it off.
Yogurt is a great skin exfoliate. The lactic acid present in yogurt is the natural alpha hydroxyl acid that helps remove dead skin cells. Lactic acid does not irritate the skin and also ensures proper removal of dead skin cells. This, in turn, stimulates the cells to renew faster.
Say Goodbye to Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Yogurt as a face mask could be just what you really need to get rid of those persistent and unsightly under eye dark circles. The zinc present in yogurt helps to lighten blemishes and scars and also brightens the skin tone. Using a yogurt face mask regularly will help to get rid of those dark circles under the eyes once and for all.
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