The desire to have lighter, glowing skin is universal. Unfortunately, getting there is a path riddled with way too many obstacles. Pollution in the air, exposure to the sun and even use of harsh chemicals can stand in the way, making your skin suffer. And even though your skin tries its best to fight the damage by renewing itself every day, sometimes it ends up overdoing it, leading to a series of unattractive skin problems.
While you’ll find endless creams, lotions, and treatments in your local beauty store that can help you reverse the damage and bring about the healing of your skin, some of these can prove to be expensive and definitely not worth indulging in regularly. The same holds true for professional treatments! So, what do you do then to bring up the collagen count and improve the elasticity of your skin? Or eliminate dead skin cells and cure sunburn? Well, you turn to natural remedies.
The amazing homemade yogurt cream remedy we have in store for you can end all your skin problems and give you a lighter complexion you have always desired sans the harmful effects of harsh chemicals.
This easy-to-prepare cream is composed of some of the most skin-friendly ingredients that are loaded with multiple benefits such as the effective removal of dead skin cells, and consequent brightening of your skin. Let’s take a look at the other benefits of this wonder cream!
- Yoghurt is rich in lactic acid, which contains moisturizing properties and helps in balancing your skin’s pH level without disrupting its natural oil production
- Yoghurt also prevents the development of unsightly spots and blemishes
- The live culture it contains helps in the prevention of acne along with wrinkles and fine lines on your skin
- This cream also contains almond flour, which is full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are good for your skin
- The vitamin E content of this flour keeps the skin protected from the effects of pollution and oxidative stress that is caused by free radicals
- Furthermore, the natural oils in almonds heal dry skin and nip skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema in the bud
- Lastly, the lemon juice and honey in the cream aid in lightening your skin tone
How to Prepare
- 1 and a half cups of natural yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 4 almonds
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Grind the almonds to a fine powder in your mixer-grinder, or buy almond flour from the market to avoid this step
- In a bowl add the yogurt, the almond flour, the lemon juice and the honey
- Mix these and let the mixture sit for a while before using it
How to Apply
The application process is fairly simple, and you only have to do it once daily to see visible results. Before going to bed at night, make sure you remove all your makeup with the help of a cleanser. Once your face is squeaky clean, take a generous amount of this homemade cream in your hands and apply it on your face. Keep it on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Pat dry your skin gently with a soft towel.
Some Extra Tips
As we said before, if you want the maximum effect, you should make this cream a vital part of your daily skincare routine. This is because if you do it every once in a while, it may not be able to fully work its magic.
Moreover, you should be careful to use it at night only. Using this cream during the day can wreak havoc on your skin as the lemon juice in it may react adversely when exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. Plus, using it at night makes sense as it aids in the skin’s natural regeneration process, which only takes place when you’re in your beauty sleep.
Although upon first application your skin will feel extremely clean and fresh, it won’t be visibly lighter. Its lightening effect will only show after several weeks of application, so don’t get disheartened and give up too soon.
You also have the option of using this cream on your neck and chest but just be careful as the skin of these areas is quite sensitive. For maximum effect, make sure you apply a sunscreen daily.
As long as you follow these precautions and use this cream the right way, nothing will be able to stop you from achieving the light and glowing complexion you have always desired.