Moisturizing Greek Yogurt Face Mask

yogurt face mask

It seems like the older I get the dryer my skin feels. I carry moisturizer constantly, and apply it several times a day. When I read about the amazingness of a Greek yogurt face mask for your skin in a couple of my favorite magazines, I had to try it.

Greek yogurt has lots of benefits for your body – you should definitely be eating it! It has lots of good probiotics as well as double the protein of regular yogurt and half the sugar.  Too bad the television ad campaigns are so bad.

And not only should you be eating it, you should be putting it on your face too! The lactic acid is a natural cleanser and gentle scrub. Combine that with the benefits of yogurt’s probiotics, calcium, and live bacteria and you’ll end up with soft, glowing skin. For realz.

Moisturizing Greek Yogurt Face Mask

face mask with yogurt

To make your own Greek yogurt face mask, you’ll need:

  • A couple of tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt – go with full fat if you want even more moisturizing benefit. And definitely try to get organic.
  • 1-2 teaspoons of honey

Optional add ins:

  • Squeeze of lemon – the citric acid will also help brighten skin
  • Blueberries – blend in a few berries for additional antioxidants

Directions

Blend yogurt, honey and other ingredients together until you get a creamy paste. Then liberally apply to your face and neck with a brush or your fingers. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes then wash off with warm water. Apply moisturizer and enjoy your bright, glowing skin!

P.S. If you don’t use all of the yogurt mixture on your face, you can totally eat the leftovers.

P.P.S. I had planned to include a picture of me wearing the mask … until the hubby recommended I take it out. Thanks honey.

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Comments

  1. says

    My mother has actually been telling me about greek yogurt mask for years.. I never took it to heart. after reading this, I think i might have to try it. I’ll post results of my experience soon.

  2. M. says

    I’ve used greek yoghurt w/ honey as a facial mask — My aging skin loves it. I find I need to add more to my skin after a few minutes — because my skin soaks it in. It helps me to see the “hungry skin” places.
    I heat water from my filter for the wash off — and follow that with a cold rinse. Skin GLOWS afterward…

  3. says

    Haha…..thank goodness our hubbies bring us back to reality sometimes. I eat greek yogurt every morning never thought of using it as a mask. Will have to give it go sometime.

  4. says

    seriously can’t wait to try this out
    husband still thinks 4 people live in this house and bought the costco tub of greek yogurt
    two people cannot eat that much yogurt
    glad i now have a good use for it
    brett

  5. says

    I have a friend who swears that washing her face with raw honey is the best thing that ever happened to her. Who knew food was so good for your skin?? I guess it nourishes the body wherever you put it. :)

    • gerbermom says

      Hmm, I’ve never heard of washing with raw honey – that stuff’s not cheap but I guess it might be worth it for great skin!

      • says

        My friend says she found a really great deal on raw honey at her farmer’s market, so there must be deals out there, but I think you’re right… if it’s “life changing” it might be worth the price. Her skin does glow…

        • gerbermom says

          Man, I never get deals at the farmer’s market – what’s her secret for that, lol? But I think I’m going to have to try this….

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