Yogurt In Skincare: 7 Compelling Reasons Why

A bowl of yogurt with strawberry on top

One of the food that we have at home every day that has been around Indian homes since ancient times.

Yes, that’s right.

Yogurt, nowadays a breakfast staple and probiotic wonder, has been eaten for thousands and thousands of years and it hasn’t changed much since especially in India.

But apart from all its health benefits, yogurt is also a natural skincare product.

In recent years, this age-old superfood has been making its way into the skincare and self-care routines and for good reason!

Here are amazing benefits yogurt can have for your skin!

1. Moisturizer

Yogurt’s creamy texture locks moisture in the skin.

2. Brightens skin

Yogurt also potentially brighten your skin.

3. Tones the skin

An uneven skin tone is common. Yogurt helps even out skin tone, with the help of naturally occurring probiotics.

4. Protection against UV ray

Yogurt helps to create a free radical neutralizing barrier against the skin, which in turn reduces the risk of sun damage-induced age spots and wrinkles.

5. Increases elasticity

As you age, your skin naturally loses collagen, a type of protein that promotes elasticity. Yogurt face masks may help restore elasticity while improving overall skin appearance.

6. Smoothens fine lines and wrinkles

Increased elasticity is another way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Research suggests that probiotics in yogurt may help protect against such signs of aging.

7. Fights acne

Probiotics reduce overall inflammation, which may in turn soothe acne and help to prevent future breakouts.

How to use yogurt?

If you have a milk allergy, you should steer clear of traditional yogurt and opt for either goat’s milk or plant-based milk formulas instead.

You may also conduct a patch test before applying the facemask. To conduct a patch test, apply a small amount of your face mask on the inside of your elbow beforehand. Wait for 24 hours to see any adverse reaction to the mask. If there is no adverse effect, you can use it on your face.

Yogurt is one of many ingredients used in DIY face masks. It has the potential to balance out your skin’s moisture while offering other more targeted benefits.

Yogurt can be used on its own as a face mask. , but you can also combine it with other ingredients like turmeric, honey, aloe vera, avocado, strawberry and many other natural ingredients to address specific skin issues.

Always wash your face first before applying a face mask, and leave it on for up to 15 minutes.


Yogurt is rich in several important nutrients which makes it one of the main ingredient in many facemasks. It is also inexpensive and readily available. Combining it with various other natural ingredients only makes it a better treatment for various skin issues.

So, how do you use yogurt in skincare? Comment below


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