how to make yogurt face pack at homeHave you ever thought of using creamy yogurt to make a super moisturizing facemask!

Jam packed with protein, calcium, vitamin D, and probiotics (the healthy bacteria that exterminate bad bacteria), there’s no doubt yogurt face masks can do beauty wonders for your skin. Read on to know how?

Amazing Benefits Of  Yogurt Face Mask For Skin

Yogurt contains lactic acid, an organic compound that helps in dissolving dead skin cells, thereby diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by tightening and shrinking pores.

This gentle exfoliation not only transforms your skin from being dry and dull to rejuvenated and softer but also provides a natural glow. For an intensive exfoliation you may mix yogurt with honey.

Naturally rich in vitamin B, yogurt provides about 20 to 30 % of the daily-recommended value of riboflavin that can maintain your skin glowing and hydrated and at the same time helps in skin-cells growth and regeneration.

Stayed too long under the sun? Don’t worry; the probiotics in yogurt can soothe your skin by stimulating cell repairing and renewing the lipid barrier in dehydrated skin. Experts recommend using a yogurt face pack regularly and generously after excessive sun exposure to soothe and calm your skin. Another effective home remedy is to add a few drops of melaleuca oil to a handful of yogurt to treat sunburn or acne.

Note: Take care to avoid eyes, mouth, and other sensitive skin areas when using essential oils.

Yogurt mask also helps to protect against discoloration and premature aging of the skin.

You can add the juice of 1/2 lemon to a few tablespoons of yogurt to make a skin lightening/brightening face mask. You can use this mask 2-3 times a week.

Whereas basically good for all skin types, a yogurt-infused skin care regime is especially beneficial for those with oily skin or those prone to breakouts – due to its zinc content that regulates oil production and acts as a gentle astringent.

It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

When topically applied to the skin, a velvety yogurt face pack helps moisturize, fight acne, delay the signs of aging, treat sunburn, and decrease discoloration. It’s a versatile beauty multi-tasker.

How To Make Yogurt Face Mask?

There are different types of yogurt face packs for different skin issues. I’m sure you’re curious, so go ahead. Grab a tub of yogurt and test out these skin-rejuvenating ways to use the creamy stuff, right now!

Note: Just be sure to use a plain, organic variety. You don’t want unnecessary additives and sugar anywhere near your body.

For Dry Skin – As A Moisturizing Face Pack

If your skin needs a boost of moisture, you can try using a hydrating yogurt facemask. It will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and supple.

You will need:

(i) Yogurt: 2 tablespoons, full-fat, plain & unsweetened

(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic

(iii) Avocado: 1 tablespoon, mashed

(iv) Cocoa: 1 tablespoon


(i) Put all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix them together well till you have a mixture of uniform consistency.

(ii) Apply the mask to your face and neck, and keep it on for 20-30 minutes.

(iii) Remove the face mask with a soft, damp washcloth and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Pat your skin dry and see the difference.

Irritated Skin – Calm Sunburn, Red & Inflamed Skin

If your skin is red and inflamed due to sunburn, an infection or some other reason, try this ideal yogurt facemask for soothing your skin.

You will need:

(i) Yogurt: 2 tablespoon, full-fat, plain & unsweetened

(ii) Cucumber: 2 tablespoon, peeled and chopped

(iii) Aloe vera gel: 1/2 teaspoon, organic (alternatively, you can use pure aloe vera juice)

(iv) Honey: 1/2 teaspoon, organic

(v) Chamomile oil: a couple of drops


(i) Blend all the ingredients together to make a smooth spreadable paste.

(ii) Apply the facemask on your face and affected areas, leaving it on for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with cool water.

Bonus Trick To Cool Harsh Bites Of Sunburns

The zinc in yogurt helps heal your achy sunburns naturally. Mix a couple of drops of soothing chamomile essential oil with a handful of plain, organic yogurt. Gently massage  the calming mixture over your sunburned skin and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse it off.

Blemished And Acne Prone Skin

Acne breakouts and zits occur mainly because of excessive sebum production that lets acne-causing bacteria to thrive. And yogurt helps regulate sebum production, so good for acne prone skin. Moreover, the presence of high amounts of zinc and lactic acid in yogurt makes it a potent cure for acne.

You will need:

(i) Yogurt: 1 tablespoon, plain & unsweetened

(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic

(iii) Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon, freshly squeezed

(iv) Turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon


(i) Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

(ii) Apply the mask on your face and affected areas, leaving it on for about 10 to 15 minutes.

(iii) Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean, soft towel.

Bonus Yogurt Trick To Fight Acne

Yogurt has natural anti-fungal & antibacterial properties. To remove the nasty blotches, gently rub a small amount of the creamy stuff onto acne-prone areas. Allow the yogurt to work its zit-zapping magic for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off.

A regular beauty regime, using yogurt for face everyday will help keep skin cleansed, which will also reduce irritating breakouts.

Exfoliate Your Skin To Reduce Wrinkles And Fine Lines

Yogurt, when mixed with oats, makes a gentle scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. It also helps to nourish the skin and fade away wrinkles & fine lines.

You will need:

(i) Yogurt: 2 tablespoons,plain & unsweetened

(ii) Oats: 1 tablespoon


(i) Mix well the two ingredients and stir to get an even consistency paste.

(ii) Apply the mask all over your face and neck. Massage gently using your clean fingertips in circular motions.

(iii) Let the scrub stay on for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.

It will help remove dead skin cells revealing newer skin from underneath.

You may like this DIY skin tightening face mask

Bonus Mask To Prevent Premature Aging

The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to 3 to 4 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face for about 30 minutes, three times a week.

Rejuvenate Tired And Dull Skin

With pollution and neglect, your skin can appear dull and tired. The cocoa powder is a great source of antioxidants, the honey acts as a humectant and the yogurt soothes the skin. These three ingredients together can rejuvenate your skin and restore the glow.

You will need:

(i) Yogurt: 2 tablespoons yogurt, plain & unsweetened

(ii) Cocoa powder: 1 teaspoon

(iii) Honey: 1 teaspoon, organic


(i) Mix together the three ingredients well and stir till you get a uniform consistency mixture.

(ii) Apply on your face, leaving on for 20 minutes and then wash using lukewarm water.

It will revitalize your skin, making it look healthy and radiant.

Fades Blemishes, Pigmentation And Reduce Discoloration

Yogurt contains mild bleaching powers – so when applied regularly it can smooth out discoloration. Using a combination of yogurt and lemon juice can help to minimize age spots and blotches  associated with sunburn.

You will need:

Yogurt: 1 tablespoon, plain

Lemon juice: 1/2 teaspoon, freshly squeezed


(i) Mix well the two ingredients well in a bowl.

(ii) Apply the mixture to the affected areas, avoiding the eyes area as it might sting.

(iii) Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off the mixture with cold water.

Repeat three times a week.

How Often Should You Use Yogurt Face Mask?

The above yogurt facemasks will help you get smooth, supple, younger skin free of blemishes. They do not have any side effects. You can apply them as often as you want.

Try the above masks and let me know your experience under the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.

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