Chances are that you have a tub or five lying around in your fridge. Are you aware of the host of health and beauty benefits that yogurt comes with?
Obvious, much? Think outside the box, because there are so many delicious yogurt based recipes which you can try out this season – blend it in fruit smoothies, use it as a spread, conjure up a Greek salad dressing or tangy marinade, munch on it as a snack with fruit or even as a dip with chips. A dollop of yogurt in your morning bowl of granola, topped with some diced apples, is definitely the best way to start the day, and makes for a great pre-workout snack as well. Just ask the gorgeous Kelly Ripa!
Yogurt as a Hair Treatment
If you have an itchy scalp or a pesky dandruff problem, we have the solution for you. Massage yogurt into your hair and wrap your hair in a towel. Leave it in for twenty minutes so that your tresses can soak up all the dairy goodness and then wash it off and shampoo as normal. Yogurt also doubles up as a soothing natural conditioner if your hair is damaged due to excessive chemical treatment – the protein helps in combatting split ends and dryness. If your hair is on the frizzier side, add an egg to the mix as well. You will notice that your luscious locks are shiny for days after application! Just remember to wash your hair thoroughly to prevent particles from settling into your scalp and causing foul odour.
Yogurt for Your Skin
We all have those moments where our skin flairs up for no rhyme or reason and we’re stuck with blemishes, acne or general redness. Girls, put aside the medicated face washes and prescribed pills. Squeeze a teaspoon of lemon juice into plain yogurt and apply it to your face daily. Wash it off with warm water after fifteen minutes. The enzymes and zinc content in yogurt help to tackle the growth of bacteria under your skin and reduce acne. We guarantee that your skin will look and feel amazing. It also helps to smooth your skin and makes for an excellent body mask when mixed with oats or rice powder. Our personal favourite face pack? A paste of yogurt, a spoonful of honey, finely grated carrots, a few drops of lime juice and mashed banana. It works wonders.
That’s not all! This magic substance is also a natural moisturizer and instantly brightens the skin. If your skin is extremely dry, add some honey to the mix for some extra nourishment.
Yogurt for Your Nails
Do you suffer from dry hands and brittle nails? Never fear, we have just the right trick for your talons! Squeeze some lemon juice into plain yogurt and let it chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. Apply this mixture to your hands, taking care to meticulously massage it into your nails and cuticles. Wash it off with warm water and say hello to softer, supple hands. Apply this three times a week for the best results. Every man is going to want to hold your hand after this!
The Ultimate Cure for Yeast Infections
Ladies, you’ll probably have to apply it internally for it to work the best. Yogurt is the best way to deal with yeast infection because it kills the yeast naturally without any side effects. Eating a lot of yogurt will also help to prevent the infection from occurring again.
So ladies, what are you waiting for? Time to start raiding your fridge!
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