How to Make a Natural Homemade Facial Mask with Yogurt

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Would you like to learn how to make a homemade facial mask but think that it’s too complicated?

Good news then, because today we’re going to talk about some extremely simple facial mask recipes that only have a couple of ingredients, and chances are good that you have all of these products either in your pantry or in your fridge!

By the end of this article, you’re going to wonder why you haven’t been making homemade facial masks all of your life instead of wasting money on chemical-filled products that may not even work.

Get Your Base

Start with plain yogurt. It doesn’t have to be fat free but it does need to be plain because you don’t want all of that added sugar on your skin. People in some cultures use yogurt to wash their faces instead of water because of the wonderful cleansing effects that it has.

The lactic acid in the yogurt helps to gently remove dead skin cells and tighten pores. It’s also extremely soothing to irritated skin and has mild bleaching qualities as well so it will help even out your skin tone. You can use this daily if you’d like.

Add Fruit for Healing or Exfoliation

Fruits are delicious and nutritious if you eat them but did you know that they’re also amazing for your skin?

The skin benefits of fruit are nearly endless and depend, of course, upon which fruit you use. Some of the most beneficial ones include papaya, pineapple, and banana. These all contain the vitamin C that your body needs to produce collagen, which is the building block that helps your skin maintain it’s structure. Your body slows its production of collagen as you age and that causes your skin to start to sag.

Another beneficial ingredient in these fruits is alpha hydroxy acid. You probably recognize that as a major component of many exfoliating products. They help remove dead skin cells so that new ones can grow. It’s these dead cells that causes your skin to look dull, so sloughing them off will brighten up your complexion.

Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain that actually destroys irregular cells and helps eat off dead cells. This enzyme is so effective that it’s actually used in topical ointments that are used to debrid wounds.

Because it actually destroys the structure of animal proteins, the use of products that contain papein is closely monitored but several different government agencies. Though there’s not enough in natural papaya to hurt you, you should only use it once every couple of weeks or so.

Pineapples contain bromein, which behaves similarly to papain. It’s found in highest concentration in and around the core of the pineapple.

Bananas are great in more ways than one. They contain alpha hydroxy acids as well as vitamins A, B, and E, all of which are excellent for your skin. They act as exfoliants, antioxidants, soothing agents, and even have wrinkle-fighting properties.

What About Dry Skin?

Oatmeal is a wonderful moisturizer and skin soother. If you’re going to use it, though, be sure to let it sit in the yogurt for a few minutes so that it absorbs moisture and gets pasty. If you put it on while it’s dry, you can damage your skin.

Honey is an awesome humectant and also has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It will moisturize while it heals and kills all of the bugs that are causing you to break ou. It’s also packed with antioxidants.

Final Word

Yogurt is a wonderful, natural product to use on your face and is a great base for a homemade facial mask that treats just about any skin issue that you could possibly imagine. All that you need to do is research your particular needs a bit and find out which natural products best meet your needs.

It’s a natural product that’s safe for use even around your eyes, and you can’t beat the cost, so what are you waiting for? Get your yogurt mask on and start looking younger already!

If you’d love to try a great organic, yogurt facial but just don’t want to make it yourself, click here to find some pre-made yogurt-based facial masks.

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