Yogurt, a fermented milk with an addition of good bacteria is found in every other household. For this superfood,  the credit goes to its high protein content and enzymes. It is power-packed with proteins and vitamins B2, D12, B5 and D. It gives a cooling effect to the system and soothes the stomach and can be incorporated in raita, buttermilk, fruit yogurt and others. The benefits of yogurt are not just limited to health but beauty as well and that is because of the presence of lactic acid, zinc and B vitamins. 

A lot of foods have been considered good for both face-ageing and health, Yogurt is one of those foods. The ability to improve and transform skin and hair has been an inspiration for many beauty experts to incorporate Yogurt in their day to day routine and it’s what you add to the yogurt that will create the magic and that’s why I’m going to tell you how to become the master of treating your skin naturally! 

For skin care

Various masks and scrubs which are made using Yogurt can be used for skin treatment. Let’s have a look at the most effective ones :-

Honey And Yogurt Mask

This mask is used to treat sun burnt skin. To prepare this mask, mix both honey and yogurt together and apply it to your face. Let it soak in for some time and massage it well. 

Coffee And Coco powder Mask For Blemishes

Coffee and Coco mask is used for blemishes. To prepare this mask, mix  2 tbsp yogurt, 1 tbsp coffee, 1 tsp coco powder and 1 tsp honey and apply it on your skin. This mask is great for wrinkled, dry and lifeless skin. Coffee is a great skin stimulant and will help dislodge dead skin cells, reduce inflammation and helps improve blood circulation.

Yogurt And Mint Scrub

This is a sure shot winner when it comes to dealing with oily skin, especially during monsoon. Yogurt is an excellent cleanser for oily and combination skin and mixed with the following will make your skin feel squeaky clean and look amazing.  Take 3 tsp green lentil powder, 2 tsp rice powder, 2 tsp fresh mint paste, 2 tsp fullers earth, 2 tsp yogurt and half a tsp of camphor powder.

Mix all the ingredients well and add a few drops of rose water to smoothen the mixture. Scrub it gently over your skin and then wash it off with tepid water. This can be done three times week for results.

For Hair Care

For Dandruff

Yogurt is a great option to treat dandruff. Take 4 tbsp yogurt, juice of one lemon, 3 tsp dried fenugreek powder and a pinch of camphor. You can choose to oil your hair or apply this mask from the scalp to the ends of the hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for at least 45 minutes before you shampoo it off with a mild herbal shampoo. This should ideally be done once a week.

For Oily Hair

 Mix  half a glass of beer, 4 tbsp yogurt, 5 tbsp multani mitti, juice of 1 lemon and 1 egg. High in proteins, this is a fabulous food mask for dull, oily and lifeless hair.

For Dry and Brittle Hair

To treat dry and brittle hair, make a mask with 2 mashed avocados, 1 banana, half a cup of yogurt and 2 tsp honey. Add a layer of this mask on your hair, start from the scalp to the roots. Cover with a shower cap and shampoo after 45 minutes.


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