ISLAMABAD – Yogurt is a delicious and healthy food, filled with the goodness of vital multi-vitamins and it can also help you lose weight and fend off a cold.
Yoghurt has strong medicinal properties, including the ability to stimulate the immune system and kill bad “bugs” or bacteria in the human gut. Research at the University of California at Davis showed that eating live-culture yoghurt was associated with higher-than-average levels of gamma interferon, a key component of the body’s immune system.
Some of the benefits of Yogurt are as below :
Revive dull skin on your face with only that tasty yogurt in your fridge. A simple yogurt facial applied two or three times a week will leave you with soft, supple skin and save you a load of cash on beauty products.
To indulge in a yogurt facial, follow these steps. First, wash your face. When you’re finished slathering and splashing, smooth some creamy, natural yogurt over your face and neck. The yogurt will lock in the moisture from washing your face.
Let the mixture refresh your skin for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off.The lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid, in the yogurt helps smooth and exfoliate skin. Make sure to use a thick kind with active cultures for the ultimate beauty benefits. Strain the mixture if it’s too runny.
Too much time spent basking in summer’s glow, you sun god or goddess? Nourish your achy sunburn naturally with yogurt. The zinc in yogurt helps cool the harsh bite of a sunburn.
Add a few drops of soothing chamomile essential oil to about a handful of organic yogurt. Rub the calming concoction over your sunburned skin and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Beware pimples. Yogurt contains natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. To get rid of those nasty blotches, rub a dab of the creamy stuff into acne-prone areas. Let the yogurt work its zit-zapping magic and then rinse it off after 30 minutes.
A regular beauty regime with a yogurt facial mask will help keep skin cleansed, which will also reduce irritating breakouts.
When used regularly, yogurt has mild bleaching powers that can smooth out discoloration. Reduce blotches and age spots associated with sunburn by rubbing a few tablespoons of yogurt mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice onto skin for 30 minutes, and then rinsing off the mixture. Repeat three times a week.
Prevent premature aging
You know they’re coming, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow fine lines and wrinkles down a bit. Naturally reduce fine lines and wrinkles from forming with an anti-aging yogurt mask. The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
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