Skin Benefits of Yogurt

by Ritika on March 24, 2011 · 66 comments

Yogurt For Skin

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Summers are here and I don’t know about you but I love having yogurt in summers, especially with a little bit of sugar. And now with the frozen yogurt coming up in the market, they are giving us a healthy alternative for desserts. I always make it a point to grab a cup of frozen yogurt whenever I am out. Yogurt gives a cooling effect to the body, so why not skin ? I have been using plain yogurt on my skin almost every day for a month now and I have seen pretty nice changes in my skin .So I thought it was time to share my experiences with you people

Yogurt contains zinc, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, protein and yeast
• Zinc is said to have anti-inflammatory benefits which can help reduce acne. It is like a mild astringent
• Calcium has antioxidant properties, it helps in cell renewal. It can help make your skin ‘glow’. Whereas deficiency in calcium can lead to premature aging, dryness and even itching
• Vitamin B’s are capable of preventing acne and enhancing the blood circulation
• Protein is an important ingredient for our entire body .if your body is rich in proteins ,your skin will automatically look soft, supple and radiant

How to use the yogurt for skin

Just take the plain fresh home-made yogurt and apply it on the skin and leave it for 10minutes ,after that wash it off with cold water and apply a good moisturizer .I advise doing it at night before sleeping because I found it more effective. You can use yogurt with honey if you have dry skin, my mom has used it and it has helped her with her fine lines

My Experience with Yogurt Mask

Lack of water in my everyday routine had made my skin dehydrated and it had lost its glow, I looked tired all the time, so when I came home this yogurt mask was the first thing my mom suggested. It also helped me with my tanning .As the summers approach every year, I get so scared of stepping outside because I am scared of tanning, no matter how good sunscreen I use, I will definitely get some tanning on my skin. The yogurt mask was able to remove all the tanning out of my face and even faded some of the blemishes. I went for a family gathering a few days ago, and all my relatives were coming up to me and asking me what did I do with my skin, one of my cousins was so sure that I got a treatment done from saloon. And that’s when I knew yogurt had done its work for me:D
frozen yogurt

Benefits of Yogurt

• It will make the skin hydrated
• Fades away the blemishes to a great extent
• Lightens the skin tone
• Helps with acne
• My skin has started looking very healthy and fresh
• Its natural, out of your own kitchen ,so there are no side effects

Drawbacks of Yogurt

• None, except don’t use it if you have allergy from dairy products
I’m going to recommend it to everyone with all kinds of skin, do try it once and tell me if it worked for you or not. :)

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anupam March 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I love dahi a lot!!I make it fresh at home and have it 365 days for lunch and dinner…!!!Just cant imagine life without it..And now will feed my skin also as per your suggestion!!!will try for sure.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I too love dahi anupam..but my mom doesnt let me have it in winters,she says its bad for throat :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:
So summers are like yogurt paradise for me :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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anupam March 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

Arre yaar!! nahi..Trust me I have been having it since like I was born I guess..in winters as well…Yes I know some people dont have it in winters becoz of its cooling effects…But i have it even in winters at room temperature….no bad throat ever!!…if its fresh and not khatta, you can never have a bad throat..!! But good that u’re having it in summers !! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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tarry March 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Hi Ritika

Nice post… I also vouch for yogurt’s benefits…

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

thanks tarry :D :D :D :D

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sugisoni March 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

nice review… u know yogurt helps in weight loss too….. a lott………

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Really ? I didnt know that…thanks O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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varshini March 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm

yeahhh so true… me love yogurt in my face mask …its my HG :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Uzma March 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Nice Article Ritika, :yes: I sometimes mix yogurt with chick pea flour & happy, but I need to do it regularly :)) Articles like these do remind us of the few things we tend forget bcoz of our busy schedules :bravo:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

thanks uzma :D :D :D

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Neha S. March 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

very tru ritika… last year my feet had become dull and horrible due to travelling so much in rains and with all that kichhad and ganda paani uff my feet had become so bad…
i strted applying yoghurt on my feet and used to leave it over night … withing 3 days my feet skin got repaired…!! and every night my feet skin got smother and brighter!!!
i love yoghurt!!! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
and its yummy too :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

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Neha S. March 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

smoother*

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sugisoni March 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

really? it helps for feet repairing? ma feet have become so tan, would it help? tell me the whole process na…. plzz……….

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Neha S. March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

reparing as in upper part haan… not cracks below the feet…
yes it works well….m soother skin definately and yes it removes all the tan…
nuin i just used to apply thin layer of curd and wait till it dries..thn without washing i used to go off to sleep leaving it over night… dont worry it doesnt make a mess.. nor is it uncomfortable becoz it doesnt dry too stiff :))

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Neha S. March 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

ull see a brighter tone of skin even overnight sugi:)

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sugisoni March 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

neha u r so good…. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) i’ll definately do it now… O:)

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Wow ..it works on feet too ? I am defnitely trying it now :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Ankita March 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

That’s such a great tip!! Thanks Neha.

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Sonia March 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm

A cup of yogurt has more calcium than a glass of milk and since I hate milk this is my go to source for calcium.Informative post Ritika.

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Now thats one more information I didnt know about yogurt…thank you Sonia :) :) :) :)

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Jinal March 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Very informative Ritika. I love yoghurt. I like it same with a teaspoon of sugar. :D
And yes I do use it in home face pack for tanning also. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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calicoaster March 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Jinal WE wonnnnnnnnnnnnnn :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: But ponting got hurt!! :weep:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Thank you jinal

And we won Cali :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

Honestly,I wasnt expecting Indian team to win today :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster March 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

er..It was Bret LEe… :P :P :P Waise Ponting also got hurt…..the other way!! :P :P Haaar ki chhhottt!!

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Me no likey Ponting,he’s so rude all the time :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:
But Brett Lee is sooooo cute :P :P :P :P

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sugisoni March 24, 2011 at 10:57 pm

i agree ritika… he is dam cute… and his smile too….. mmmmmm……

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Jinal March 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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sugisoni March 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

kem cho dear… enjoyed match!!!!!! india won :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
aus loss :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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Jinal March 24, 2011 at 11:29 pm

maja ma…. tame kem cho??
yes India won :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Rati March 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm
Swati March 25, 2011 at 2:33 am

INDIA WIN…………. :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

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Swati March 25, 2011 at 2:33 am

WON*

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Maha March 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I love using yogurt for my skin Rtiika :) And I make a body scrub out of it by adding rice flour and it deos a really good job at exfoliation.

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm

thats nice Maha :) :) :) :) :)

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Rati March 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

we woonnn!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I am toh not going to office next wednesday… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Jinal March 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Rati….even my brother said m taking off….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
even my frnds saying we taking off :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Ab India Bandh dec;are kar dena chahiye :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Definitely..it is going to be one hell of a match :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Swati March 25, 2011 at 2:35 am

bUt :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: to Ponting who didn’t let Sachin to complete his Century…. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart: :fart:

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khushi March 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm

my skin becomes so oily oily after using dahi … i toh remain miles away frm it .. waise b i luv eating it ….
:shy: :shy:

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Ritika March 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

yeah it can be a bit too moisturizing for some…i have dry skin,so it works well for me :)

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Bee March 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Even I love dahi- main ghar pe hi jamaati hoon most of the time and every other day we have buttermilk-
dahi mixed with turmeric is also a grt face pack.. I always do that~~
grt one Ritika :D

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Thanks bee..i also love buttermilk…yummm :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Swati March 25, 2011 at 2:32 am

Great Article Ritika :inlove: :inlove: … Thanks for sharing as i was unaware of so much benefits from our all time Favourite “Dahi………” :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm
sim March 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

it also work like a natural bleach with any harms………..really it gr8 to that people , they dont like apply chemica bleach on face like me………..also its good for hair and do work for dendruff….. :happydance:

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Yeah..you are right sim :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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jomol March 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

Good article Ritika…..yogurt is a multipurpose thing………..it is beneficial both externally and internally……………… :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thank you jomol O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Ankita March 25, 2011 at 10:18 am

Very useful article Ritika! Long time back I used to use ripe mashed banana+ curd on my hair and it made a really nutritious hair pack!

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

You know i have used banana and curd hair pack too ! It conditiones the hair so welll :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Riya March 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

Thanks Ritika for a gr8 post. This is such coincidence. When i read the other day about the Lotus ka yogurt mask, i thot why not apply the original thing. LAST night i started n here i am reading the benefits on this blog in the morning. Cool! DAHI is sucha godsend…! lassi, chaach, kadhi, dessert and now cure for skin n feet, whoppy!

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Ritika March 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm
Aarthi March 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm

applying yoghurt on skin… so soothing for ths summer… lovely post Ritika :)

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Tina March 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

can yoghurt be used for oily skin??

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Sikha July 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

I hv oily and very sensitive skin and I applied Dahi and it has made my skin brighter and reduced acne…If u use the normal dahi,it wl leave a oily film but that didnt cause any breakout.I also tried using the slim dahi and I found it didnt leave any oily film on my face.

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reetha August 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm

cn we apply plain yogurt for dry skin?is honey complusary

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Pria September 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Hi guys,
Try using yoghurt for the hair. Apply yoghurt on dry hair and leave it for 15 min. Wash it well with your shampoo(NOTE: Make sure you wash it well… it will leave a smell in your hair otherwise..hehehe!!). Using a conditioner is optional. You will notice improvement in hair quality in the first wash itself..

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