Most of you know the health benefits of yogurt. It is a super healthy food that contains zinc, lactic acid, calcium, and B- vitamins such as B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 and vitamin B12. So what happens when you apply this super food on your skin? It does an amazing job and here are some of the benefits:
1. Yogurt lightens your skin
2. Yogurt tightens your skin pores
Tip: Immediately after removing the yogurt face-mask, your skin feels a bit tight, so use a moisturizer. If you want to go natural, you can make your own moisturizer. Go here for homemade face cream.
3. Yogurt helps clear Acne
4. Yogurt helps diminish wrinkles
Tip: When you apply yogurt on your face and are waiting for it to dry, do not smile :).
Very important tip: Use plain Greek yogurt it is less drippy and tends to stay on your face better.
Why is Yogurt Good for Your Skin
Yogurt contains the following:
Zinc: Helps accelerate the renewal of the skin cells, repairs damaged tissues and heals wounds. When applied to your skin, it also works as a mild anti-astringent. It reduces the size of acne and regulates the oil production of your skin.
Lactic Acid: Helps smoothen, exfoliate and moisturize the skin and as a result helps to reduce wrinkles. It is used in many skin care products.
Calcium: Helps to regenerate the skin. It also helps prevent and heal dry scaly skin.
B-vitamin: Is needed for proper functioning of almost every process in our body! Especially vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which supports cell growth and protects skin cells from oxidative damage.
The Amazing Face Mask You Can Make With Yogurt and Camu Camu Powder
To make this yogurt mask special, I add camu camu powder.
Camu Camu is a super fruit from Amazon rainforest and it is known for its very high content in vitamin C. It contains 60 times more vitamin C per serving than an orange! A teaspoon of camu camu powder has almost 1180% of the recommended daily vitamin C in take. When you combine camu camu powder with yogurt, you can make a great face mask! I took the camu camu powder when I went to Hawaii to take internally (since I know I would be in the sun a lot) but when I added this magic powder to my yogurt face mask, the result was AMAZING!!!
Instantly my face lit up, my skin became smoother, and I looked like I had a great facial treatment at the spa. Camu camu is a powder that is easy to take around anywhere. Once you make this mask you will probably have left over yogurt with camu camu powder, so simply eat it to get the benefit from the inside out.