Try This Moisturizing Greek Yogurt Face Mask
Try This Moisturizing Greek Yogurt Face Mask

I know the thought of a greek yogurt face mask might sound messy, maybe even gross if you’re not a big dairy fan, but hear me out. It seems like the older I get the dryer my skin feels—and looks! And if you’re stuck at home, now is the perfect time for a bit of skincare self-care. Applying a yogurt face mask once or twice a week can do everything from restore much-needed moisture to lessen the appearance of age spots. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Benefits of Greek Yogurt for Skin

Given its extraordinary benefits for your body, you can only anticipate the wonders it can do for your face, too. Here are some of the ways yogurt can give you that fresh-from-the-spa glow:

Fights Acne

Fun fact: Greek yogurt has impressive acne-fighting abilities. That’s because it contains lactic acid, which is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (which you can find in many of your store-bought cleansers, spot treatments and acne products). It’s also loaded with probiotics which may help restore your skin’s bacterial balance and keep acne-causing germs from getting out of hand.

Greek Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

My go-to face mask recipe calls for just two ingredients: Greek yogurt and honey. But, different skin types often require different ingredients. Here are a few things you can add to your mask to target your skin’s specific issues.

Optional add ins:

  • Dry skin? Mash and add 1/2 of an avocado or 1 tablespoon facial oil or 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Oily skin? Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon green clay
  • Acne prone? Smash 1/2 banana until smooth and add 1 teaspoon of turmeric or 1 drop lavender or tea tree essential oil
  • Dull skin? Squeeze 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice—the citric acid will also help brighten skin
  • Aging skin? Blend in a few blueberries for additional antioxidants
  • Redness and irritation? Add 1 drop lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel. Read More………….