I got talking on Twitter one day with Audra from Audra James Botanicals about natural ingredients that you can buy from the store and use as facial treatments/face masks at home. A few that popped up were Avocado Oil, Avocado, Yoghurt, Honey, Egg, Lemon etc. This spiked my curiosity, as I had some natural yoghurt leftover in the fridge, and I had never made my own face mask before.
So I decided, I would head home and try out a Yoghurt and Honey face mask, as Audra said that the lactic acid in yoghurt is great for exfoliating and fading discolouration (which is exactly what I needed!!). The honey would help moisturise.
Externally, lactic acid and enzymes in yoghurt help to hydrate and sooth the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. The cleansing properties which make it beneficial to digestion, purify the skin as well, both when applied directly to the skin and when ingested. When combined with honey and lemon juice, yogurt makes a moisturising and exfoliating mask, great for softening the face and neck and minimising discolouration.
Benefits from using yoghurt on the skin:
- Clear skin
- An effective remedy for sunburn
- Helps with blemishes
- Tones down freckles
- Whitens the skin
- Exfoliates the skin due to the lactic acid contained in yoghurt
- Moisturises the skin
Yoghurt can be used alone or blended with other natural ingredients in your own home. You must be careful to choose yoghurt with live active cultures in order to get the full benefits. When using yoghurt topically it is best to use plain, not flavoured yoghurt.
So here I bring you……… the YOGGIE BARE FACE MASK (corny but oh so clever… I’m smarter than your average bear! So I like to think)
YOGGIE BARE FACE MASK - a DIY Natural yoghurt and Honey face mask
All you need is:
1 Tablespoon of Natural Yoghurt
1 squeeze of Honey
Small bowl and spoon
Add a spoon of yoghurt to a bowl and then squeeze a small amount of honey in (how much you use is up to you).
Mix together well.
Spread all over face and leave on for 15-20mins.
I just used the back of a spoon to spread it all over my face, but you can use a brush or fingers, whatever you please.
After leaving it on for 15 mins, I washed the mask off with warm water and a washer and was presented with clear, radiant skin! The face mask didn’t cause any skin reactions (there was slight tingling but nothing major) so I would say this would be great for most skin types, no matter what your concerns. And because you make this at home, with natural ingredients – you know what has gone into it.
Not only is a DIY face mask at home using natural ingredients great for your skin… it’s great for your hip pocket too!
Information Source: here