Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and rightly so it should be; but self pampering is just another way of adding to that existing beauty. While people these days run to get skin, hair and faces fixed we more than often forget that the solution to all of our beauty problems lies in the kitchen. You’ll be surprised to know the multiple benefits each ingredient in your kitchen has which can make your life and beauty regime so much easier.
Yogurt, a dairy product which can be eaten raw and adds to the richness of any recipe is a great beauty remedy as well. Listed below are some of the beauty benefits of yogurt.
Moisturises the skin
Yogurt is great for dry skin, especially in winter. Apply this yogurt face mask whenever you feel your skin is getting dry and you need natural moisturiser. Take 4 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of honey. Mix them all together and apply the mixture on your face and neck. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off with water. You’ll see an instant glow and your skin will feel extremely soft.
Helps in getting rid of acne
Do you get too many pimples and are tired of it? Apply fresh yogurt on a regular basis and see the difference. All you need is fresh curd and cotton balls. Soak the cotton balls in curd and apply it on affected areas, make sure that you don’t use the same cotton ball to apply on different areas as this may help acne spread. Leave it on overnight and rinse it with fresh water. Keep doing it till you achieve your desired results.
Reduces hair fall
Hair fall has become an extremely common problem owing to our hectic schedule, use of chemical shampoo, conditioner, hair colouring and pollution in the air. We have a quick solution for you guys which you should definitely make it like a habit to get luscious, thick and shiny long hair. Take ½ cup of yogurt and add 3 tablespoons of ground fenugreek seeds. Mix the two together and apply it using a brush all over your strands. Keep it on for an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Helps in reducing dark circles
Don’t we all get annoyed with dark circles? Well, yogurt’s here for our rescue provided you continue the process on a daily basis. Take fresh curd and a few cotton balls, dip the cotton ball in curd and apply it all over the dark circles. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Yogurt has great anti-inflammatory properties which helps in reducing puffiness.
Acts as a natural hair conditioner
These days both shampoos and conditioners are flooded with chemicals will leads to damaging our hair. Yogurt however is a natural conditioner. After shampooing your hair, take 4 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil; mix them well together and apply it on your hair and ends. Leave it on for an hour and rinse it off with fresh water. You can use a mild shampoo over it to make it look smoother.
Helps in treating dandruff
Dandruff is a very common problem and the hair gets affected by it easily. Take ½ cup of yogurt and massage your scalps thoroughly for about 20 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this process once a week till you don’t get rid of dandruff completely.
Reduces blemishes and scars
Pimples and acne often tends to leave behind unflattering scars and usually take forever to fade. However use this mixture and see these ugly marks fade sooner. Take 1 tablespoon of yogurt and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix them well together and apply it on your face, keep it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Due to the lactic acid content, it promotes growth of new new skin cells and thus reducing the appearance of pigmentation.
Treatment of cracked heels
One extremely common problem amongst women, just apply curd on the affected area and massage it for about 10 minutes. Keep following this process till he time your cracked heel is fully recovered.
Just returned from an exotic holiday with lots of sunburns and tan? Well, don’t you worry child, because yoghurt is here for you. Curd is highly rich in zinc and also has anti-inflammatory properties which cools down the tanned and sunburned area. All you’ve got to do is apply some free yogurt on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and keep repeating daily it till you get rid of the tan.
If you know of any more beauty benefits of yogurt, then comment and let us know!