Yogurt Facial Mask Recipes

A yogurt facial mask is wonderfully hydrating treat for stressed skin. Beyond the benefits you get from eating yogurt, it offers beauty benefits, too. In fact, many high-end beauty lines include many products that feature yogurt. It provides a dose of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) lactic acid, which helps exfoliate away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and helps to increase collagen production. Because yogurt also contains zinc, it's good for soothing and healing skin, too, and can reduce inflammation, which is great for sunburns. After a yogurt facial mask, your skin will be hydrated, soft and smooth. Here are four great recipes for at-home yogurt facial masks.

Cucumber and Yogurt Facial Mask
Ingredients You Will Need
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup chopped cucumbers (plus two slices)
1/2 teaspoon honey

Directions:
Stir ingredients together. Spread mixture on your face and place one cucumber slice over each eye. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes before washing your face with lukewarm water.

Yogurt Honey Mask
Ingredients You Will Need
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon almond oil
1 egg yolk

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Spread the mixture on your face and neck. Relax with the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Yogurt Facial Mask for Sensitive Skin
Ingredients You Will Need
1 cup fresh chilled plain yogurt
1/2 cup oatmeal

Directions:
Mix ingredients together well. Apply to your face and neck. Relax and let the mask work for 10 to 15 minutes. Wet a washcloth and microwave for 10 to 15 seconds to create a steamed washcloth. Use it to gently wash away the mask.

Lightening Yogurt Facial Mask
Ingredients You Will Need
2 tablespoons fresh plain yogurt
1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions:
Mix ingredients together until smooth. Apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water. To reap the lightening benefits, use this mask daily for 15 days or until you achieve the results you want.

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