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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Face Up To Yoghurt

Fast Beauty: 1,000 Quick FixesSkin Food
As yoghurt has antifungal and antibacterial qualities, it has been used for skincare for the longest time. When you have a big tub of yoghurt sitting in your fridge, why not use some on your face? It's very rare, but in case you are allergic to the active cultures or lactic acid and feel a stinging feeling, wash it off immediately!

Cool Skin
The next time you return from a day out in the sun, sooth your sunburned skin with plain yoghurt. The coolness will help rehydrate your burnt skin and reduce blistering and peeling. Apply, leave on until it feels warm and rinse off.

Moisturising and Anti-aging
Yoghurt contains lactic acid which softens skin, reduce wrinkles and hydrates. Spread over face and neck (even arms and legs) and rinse off with warm water after 15 minutes. Use your usual moisturizer to lock in the yoghurt moisture boost.

For dry skin on the face and other areas (elbows or legs), add grated carrots or a tablespoon of dry oatmeal and honey to the yoghurt. Blend thoroughly, apply and leave on skin for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. The oatmeal is especially good for sensitive skin.

Brightening and Balancing
For oily skin, make a mask 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice added to plain yoghurt. The lemon will exfoliate dead cells, clear clogged pores.

Related Tools / Resources:
The Book Of Yogurt
Euro Cuisine Automatic Yogurt Maker
Korres Natural Products Mask, Velvety Moisturizing, Yoghurt Cream
Bath & Body Works True Blue Morocco Honey Date Body Yoghurt
The Skin Care Answer Book


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