What are the benefits of eating yogurt for the skin?
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The use of skin care products can cause skin irritation. Therefore, experts often recommend that women take care of their skin with natural, benign products that are less likely to cause skin allergies. In particular, yogurt is a product that is highly appreciated in skin care and safety.
1. Why does yogurt have skin care effects?
Yogurt is not only known to be a good food for the intestinal system but also a safe skin care product. When applying yogurt directly to the skin, the product will have the effect of smoothing and rejuvenating the skin. Eating yogurt will help beautify the skin from the inside.
The biggest advantage of yogurt in skin care is its high benignity, environmental friendliness, and reduced risk of facial skin irritation. Women with sensitive skin can also use yogurt to make a mask. So what ingredients in yogurt make it so effective? The zinc ingredient in yogurt helps to reduce inflammation and firm the skin. According to research, about 100 grams of yogurt will have 1 mg of zinc. This mineral also works to regenerate cells and tissues, remove dead cells, sebum on the body. Many people after using yogurt on their face found that their acne condition was significantly improved.
The calcium content in yogurt helps to effectively nourish the skin, hair, and nails. At the same time, it has a moisturizing effect on the skin, preventing dryness of the skin.
B vitamins are an ingredient in yogurt as a natural lotion. Thanks to that, the skin whitening effect will be significantly improved when you apply yogurt mask regularly.
Lactic acid is an important nutrient that contributes to the benefits of yogurt. This ingredient not only helps the digestive system to function smoothly and effectively, but also has beauty benefits. Women will have a healthy, white skin thanks to lactic acid. You can use yogurt masks as an exfoliating agent, but they are not corrosive to the skin, preventing skin aging.
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2. Skincare benefits
Here are some benefits of yogurt for skin.
2.1 Moisturizing the skin
Dry skin is a manifestation of a lack of water, especially in dry weather, the skin is prone to peeling or cracking. At this time, you need to take care of your skin by moisturizing. Face mask with yogurt is a quick and effective way to moisturize. Thanks to the fast locking speed of moisture on the skin, yogurt will help the skin become shiny and bright. Instantly improves skin dullness.
2.2. Skin lightening
As mentioned above, yogurt's skin-lightening formula is derived from the lactic acid ingredient. This nutrient helps to produce enzymes that inhibit the production of melanin (melanin is the substance that makes the skin dark and dull). After a period of persistent use of yogurt, your skin will become white and radiant.
2.3. Skin tightening
Over time and under the influence of external factors, your skin will quickly age and sag. At this time, the skin will appear age spots, crow's feet causing loss of aesthetics. In addition, the skin will appear uneven color. At this point, you need to use a safe and highly effective skin care product like yogurt. This product will help your skin become more even, regenerate cells bring firmness to the skin.
2.4. Protect skin from UV rays
UV rays from the sun cause the skin to burn, darken and age quickly. Therefore, you should use yogurt to reverse age spots, wrinkles caused by UV rays. The sun protection effect of yogurt is derived from the zinc component. This ingredient will nourish and soothe damaged skin. In addition, other nutrients will be responsible for improving sensitivity, itching and redness after being in the sun for a long time.
2.5. Increase elasticity
When the skin loses collagen, its elasticity will decrease. The masks say them and the yogurt mask will have the effect of increasing skin elasticity.
2.6. Prevents wrinkle formation
When the skin is elastic, the appearance of wrinkles and age spots will be reduced. The lactic acid in yogurt acts as an antioxidant that will prevent this condition. As a result, you will own a smooth, shiny skin to retain youthful features. Therefore, spend a lot of time taking care of your skin with natural products like yogurt.
Probiotics are thought to help fight P. acnes bacteria - the leading cause of inflammatory acne lesions. Probiotics reduce overall inflammation, which in turn can calm breakouts and help prevent long-term breakouts.
2.8. Treatment of other inflammatory skin conditions
The same anti-inflammatory effects found in probiotics are thought to help treat other inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
3. Yogurt mask recipe
The recipe for making yogurt is extremely simple. You can also combine yogurt with other ingredients to treat and improve skin problems. Specifically:
Yogurt mask recipe for oily or inflamed skin includes a mixture: 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric Yogurt mask recipe for Irritated skin includes a mixture of 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. The recipe for making a yogurt mask for darkened skin includes a mixture of: 1 cup of yogurt and a few drops of fresh lemon juice.
4. Yogurt Alternatives
Like any skin care product, yogurt can contain ingredients that cause allergies in some people. Therefore, you can replace yogurt with another natural product such as: honey, aloe vera, turmeric, oatmeal, olive oil, ..
Honey is a natural product that contains a number of nutrients and proteins. These ingredients help treat dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Besides, it can also help prevent and treat wrinkles and restore the epidermis of the skin. Additionally, honey can also act as a potential wound healer, especially in the case of burns.
Turmeric is a common spice in the kitchen. At the same time, this food also has anti-inflammatory and skin-protective effects. Turmeric is effective in treating inflammatory skin conditions like acne and psoriasis.
Aloe vera is perhaps best known as a remedy for sunburn. However, its skin benefits go far beyond its ability to reduce burns. Besides, aloe vera also works to support the treatment of acne, eczema and psoriasis, this food is also highly moisturizing for dry skin.
In general, yogurt is one of the most used ingredients in homemade masks. It has the ability to balance the moisture of the skin, while providing many other benefits.
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Reference source: healthline.com