Yoghurt - The Coolest Sparkler
Contributed by: Sharon Hopkins
Yoghurt - The very word cools you down, especially in the warm summer months, when the heat is full on. Yoghurt is yummy, thick and creamy. It is a virtual treasury of zinc, calcium, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12, protein and yeast. The wonderful
nutrients and minerals in yoghurt protects your bones, fights
off osteoporosis, battles cancer, cancer, diarrhoea, high blood
pressure and yeast infection. It bolsters digestion, immune
function and weight control. Besides, yoghurt adds enzymes and
oils to the skin, working as a natural moisturiser. It can also
reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give you
that healthy glow. Let's discover Yoghurt's role in skin and
Follow these tried-and-tested yoghurt usage tips, and you'll
- Got blemishes, acne? Slather yoghurt on your acne daily. The
rich zinc content will help to clear your skin. Avoid the
flavoured varieties and apply yoghurt only after you've removed
- To stop pimples in their tracks, mix some brewer's yeast with
plain yoghurt and apply it on your face. Let it sit a few
minutes, and then wipe clean.
- Itchy scalp? Apply some yoghurt on your head, wrap your hair
in a towel and then rinse after 15 minutes. The yoghurt will
chase away dandruff, too!
- Your hands and nails can also benefit from yoghurt. Simply
combine half a cup of plain yoghurt with the juice of one
lemon. Refrigerate it for a few hours and then use it to
massage your hands and nails. Rinse and pat your hands dry. Do
this for a fortnight and you will notice how soft and supple
your hands feel.
More Yoghurt Packs
Just Yoghurt - Apart from zinc, plain yoghurt contains lactic
acid, a natural skin smoother that makes it a simple, yet
effective facial mask. Just spread it on your face and leave it
on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Protein Power Pack - 1 egg white, 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1 tsp
fuller's earth and 1 tsp honey. Mix and apply on face and neck
for cleansing, toning, moisturising and nourishing benefits all
Nice and Zesty - 1 tsp yoghurt and ¼ orange or ½ lemon juices.
Mix together and smooth onto face. Allow to remain on for five
minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Zesting up your
yoghurt facial by adding a tablespoon of fresh citrus fruit
gives the pack an extra refreshing punch. Besides, lemon and
orange restore the skin's normal pH balance, making it look
fresh and young again.
Feel-Fab Fruit Pack - ¾ cup plain yoghurt, 1 carrot (for
soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits), ½ peach (a natural
emollient) and ½ cucumbers (to refresh and soften the skin).
Blend together. Apply and let sit on the skin for 10 minutes,
then rinse. Your skin will be left feeling renewed and
Beat the Dry Daze - ½ cup plain yoghurt, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1
½ tsp fresh lemon juice. Mix all ingredients together. Apply on
the face for five to 10 minutes, and then rinse off with warm
water. Heal dry skin.
The reader of this article should exercise all precautions
while following instructions on the recipes from this article.
Avoid using if you are allergic to something. The
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About The Author:
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