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Clear Your Skin With This At-Home Yogurt and Honey Mask

Breakouts are commonplace when temperatures rise, but before you head to the drugstore for over-the-counter help, here's a natural, at-home recipe to beat the early Summer heat — and the pimples. Better yet? Most ingredients are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. This mask by Dr. Hema Sundaram hydrates and exfoliates the skin, while providing acne-fighting properties.

"Neem oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help heal breakout-prone Summer skin," said Dr. Sundaram. But that's not all. "The fatty acids in neem oil build collagen and maintain skin's elasticity while plain yogurt works to soothe, nourish, and tighten." Get the easy-to-make recipe after the jump.

What You Need

  1. Wrap plain yogurt in cheesecloth or muslin.
  2. Place wrap in a strainer over the sink. Let the yogurt sit overnight, allowing the excess moisture to drain out.
  3. Stir in a tablespoon of honey, along with a few drops of neem oil, and apply.
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gooz1231 gooz1231 6 years
actually when you drain yogurt like that for several hours it becomes really delicious, much thicker and creamier. i like it way better than regular yogurt. if you've heard anything about greek yogurt which is becoming more popular then its the same thing i think (yogurt which has most of its excess moisture drained). anyway im iranian and we've always done this. you should try it!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 6 years
To be fair, Bella did say *most*.
crystalm07 crystalm07 6 years
who has neem oil in their pantry?
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 6 years
Is it just me, or would yogurt left out all night be...well, ripe by morning?
Briandiesel Briandiesel 6 years
Also using the oatmeal, a little milk, and honey is a great mask also-
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