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8 Natural Yogurt Face Masks For Glowing Skin

Updated on July 25, 2017
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Neha has been writing beauty articles for 5 years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.

Homemade Yogurt / curd is best for facial skin masks
Homemade Yogurt / curd is best for facial skin masks | Source

What kind of yogurt for facial mask?

Plain, unsweetened, thick yogurt should be used for yogurt masks. Thick yogurt is best because it is easy to apply. Runny yogurt can also be used by discarding water part from it. Homemade yogurt would be best for applying on face, because it is free from artificial flavor, color, preservative and sugar. If you are buying yogurt from market, do check for unsweetened and unflavored labels. To avoid skin irritation, you must use plain yogurt or homemade yogurt/dahi to make natural face masks.

Yogurt face masks have wide ranging skin benefits. With the help of plain yogurt, a natural face mask can be made to get healthy, glowing and young looking skin. Homemade yogurt facial mask will promote the skin health, moisturize it naturally, prevents wrinkles, fights acne, remove dead skin cells, reduces blemishes, cure sunburn and many more.

Here are listed some of the best natural yogurt/curd face masks, which are effective to get rid of various skin problems:

Yogurt moisturizing mask for natural glow

To add natural glow to your dull and tired facial skin, yogurt face mask would be best. Lactic acid presents in yogurt will exfoliate, nourish and soothes the dry skin. Make use of thick yogurt to prepare a facial mask.

One teaspoon of honey and three tablespoon of plain, unflavored yogurt will make an effective natural face mask. Honey helps to retain moisture to make skin soft and supple. Yogurt will gently exfoliate and clean the facial skin. This is an excellent pack for sensitive skin.

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Yogurt, lemon mask for skin lightening and hyper pigmentation

Few drops of lemon in two teaspoon of yogurt makes a great facial mask for lightening skin blemishes and hyper pigmentation. Gradually this mask will give you clear glowing skin by reducing the appearance of moles and freckles. Lemon and yogurt together act as a natural bleach for skin lightening process. If your skin tends to be oily no other face mask can benefit your skin better than yogurt and lemon homemade natural mask.

Yogurt pack to get rid of acne and zits

Yogurt has the properties to destroy acne causing bacteria. Zinc in yogurt contains anti- inflammatory properties which help to get rid of swelling, redness and rashes caused by acne. Zinc also aids in regulating oil production, hence prevent acne and pimples. You can rub plain yogurt on acne skin and leave it on face for 15 minutes. Get fresh, clear, acne free skin with consistent use of natural yogurt face mask.

Add a pinch of turmeric powder and few drops of rose water to unsweetened yogurt to make a natural acne yogurt mask. Rosewater will act as a natural cleanser which removes extra oil, impurities, dirt from the skin. Anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric in this mask will aid in treating acne and pimples.

Regular use of yogurt improves skin complexion

If you are a person who prefer light skin on dark skin, then yogurt is for you. It has gentle bleaching agents which help to get rid of skin discoloration. Glowing and smooth complexion can be achieved with yogurt. A thin layer of plain yogurt for 30 minutes will be best to reduce discoloration and improve skin tone.

Yogurt is great for cleansing and softening of skin. Do remember, your face is clean of makeup and dirt before applying any type of facial mask.

Anti-aging yogurt face pack for young skin

Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with three tablespoon of yogurt. Spread on your wrinkled face for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse off. Follow this natural face mask thrice a week to get youthful skin. Besides reducing age spots, wrinkles and fine lines, this face mask will also prevent premature aging of skin. Make sure that you do not talk or smile while wearing yogurt face mask to get rid of wrinkles. Because moving your face for the time being can form wrinkles on your face.

Natural yogurt mask for sunburn

Because of its cooling properties, yogurt absorbs heat from the sun burned area and therefore is very useful in the treatment of suntan and sunburn. To reduce the redness, irritation and discomfort, apply organic yogurt for 15 minutes directly to your facial skin. Follow this natural mask remedy twice a week to lighten skin discoloration caused due to harsh suntan or sunburn.

Yogurt, oatmeal and honey exfoliating mask

Being acidic in nature, yogurt acts as an exfoliator, and also restores skin’s natural pH balance. Oatmeal in this mask will gently remove dead skin cells and reveals brighter skin complexion. Honey will make the skin super soft and supple. You can try this gentle scrub once every two days.

Mix two tablespoon of plain yogurt with one tbs of water soaked oatmeal and one teaspoon of honey. Apply it thoroughly on facial skin for 20 minutes and then remove it by massaging the skin in circular movements. It you feel it too dry to scrub then wet your finger tips or pat water on your face.

Gram flour, yogurt and lemon mask for oily skin

A tablespoon of yogurt mixed with two tbs of gram flour or chickpea flour, one teaspoon of lemon juice and turmeric powder makes a great natural facial mask for oily skin. All the ingredients work very well in curing the general problems of oily skin. If you own too much dry skin then plain yogurt mask would be best for you. I have oily skin and I use this face mask regularly to get clean and clear skin.

You might have not think of using yogurt on your face, but using natural skin treatments are always better than putting chemicals on face. For best results, one should follow the face mask recipes consistently. Yogurt facial mask are best at making your skin flawless, young and healthy.


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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Neha, what a great hub about yogurt face masks. I like your ideas that I might try someday. Voted up for useful!

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      Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Casey for appreciation! Do try the yogurt face masks for your skin problems and share your experience. All the best!!

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      Mike and Dorothy McKenney 2 years ago from United States

      You have some really great stuff in this hub. My skin, over the years, has gotten pretty dull, so I'm anxious to try and put some life back into my face and get rid of the age spots. Great job.

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      Busie 2 years ago

      thank u so much

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      Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

      Yes, you can use yogurt face mask daily to get clean and clear skin.

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      Busiechakamanga 2 years ago

      So can I use yoghurt everyday