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Beauty Uses for Yogurt

4 Unexpected Beauty Uses For Yogurt

All we have to do is look around the office first thing in the morning to realize how obsessed we all are with yogurt, and why not? Besides being good for our diets and calcium intake, it actually has beauty benefits too. It's rich in protein, which can improve bones and also hair and nails over time. But, if you're not into eating it, there are plenty of other ways to benefit.

Hands: Create a sweet soak by adding one tablespoon honey to a cup of plain yogurt. Honey's a natural humectant, which will help to retain water to keep the skin soft and smooth.

Face: Spread plain yogurt on your face to tighten pores and cleanse your skin before rinsing with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. After all, this treat includes lactic acid — an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) — which is milder than other exfoliants but still rejuvenates your skin.

Scalp: Did you know yogurt can be used as a conditioner? Simply bring a container of plain yogurt into the shower, rub the yogurt into your wet hair, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. The active cultures can relieve an itchy scalp and help combat dandruff in the process.

Feet: If you even have any yogurt left after all the other ideas, you can mix in one-half cup of finely ground walnuts and use this as a scrub to improve the texture of your skin, relieving dry patches and calluses. The yogurt adds moisture once again, and the nuts help exfoliate rough spots. PS, while you're rubbing it on your feet, you're treating your hands, too — bonus!

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hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
Yogurt can also be used to treat yeast infections, so you can add "On your vag" to another beauty use. :-P
belladande belladande 8 years
Works great on the scalp.
LDelman LDelman 8 years
I use a honey/yogurt/lemon facemask every night, for about 10 minutes. It has made my skin so much more smooth, clear and even in tone. I have always had really bad breakouts, and blotchy/combination skin. I've tried everything from Proactiv to medications. This is really the first thing that has improved the texture of my skin. And it's cheap!
jessanne jessanne 8 years
Hmmm... I'll give it a go!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Sounds great, Im going ot try it on my pores tonight!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hae, what do you do with it?
Haethre Haethre 8 years
I use yogurt for all these--it is a miracle worker! I use Cetaphil cleanser/lotion and then one wrinkle reducer, and everything else can pretty much be done with yogurt or natural exfoliants. don't spend a lot of money on your skin, ladies!
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