Plain yogurt is a very nutritious and healthy food which aids digestion, provides the body with essential minerals such as calcium and zinc for strong bones, teeth, and the immune system.
Asides from these benefits (and more) derived from taking in yogurt, applying/rubbing it to your skin also offers some incredible benefits to your skin.
Among the many nutrients in plain yogurt and flavoured yogurt as well, which makes it beneficial for skin health, includes Zinc (which contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce red swellings caused by acne or rashes.), Lactic acid (one of the key ingredients in yogurt, which is largely used in many skin care products is great for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin to make it smooth), Calcium (which facilitates skin renewal) and Vitamin B, which is rich in riboflavin, a nutrient needed for cell growth, regeneration and skin glow.
However, in using yogurt for your skin health, ensure you buy the plain yogurt (unsweetened type). Flavoured yogurts may cause irritations and aggravate any existing pimples or rashes.
Anyway, here are 5 incredible benefits of yogurt on your skin.
1. It fights premature aging
Thanks to the lactic acid in yogurt which contains potent antioxidants that prevent free radicals from damaging your skin, wrinkles and fine lines can be delayed by using this mask regularly.
This lactic acid also helps to dissolve dead skin which accumulates in your pores, leading to a dull appearance. It helps in closing large pores, leaving your skin looking younger and smooth.
2. Fights acne and pimples
Yogurt, due to its acidic nature as well as its natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which fight acne by getting rid of impurities which result in breakouts, keeping your clean and fresh.
However, it is rich in zinc which helps in the healing of acne and blemishes.
3. Plain yogurt helps exfoliate the skin
Yogurt contains the natural alpha hydroxyl acid of lactic acid, which helps remove dead skin cells and luckily enough, lactic acid doesn’t irritate the skin and also ensures proper removal of dead skin cells as well as regeneration of the cells.
4. Fights under eye dark circle
Yogurt contains zinc which is important for lightening scars, blemishes and also brightens your skin tone. The good is that, you don’t actually require a lot of yogurt to make it work.
5. Moisturizes and hydrates the skin
Plain yogurt helps your skin get the boost of moisture it requires, thanks to the lactic acid present in it, which is why it is often present in a good number of skincare products.
So, not only is yogurt beneficial when you take it in, but also beneficial for a healthy and glowing skin when applied to the body.
Treat your skin to a healthy life with this nutritious food. Who’s ready to try?