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Greek yogurt is probably one of the healthiest and easily available snacks. It lacks whey, unlike its traditional counterpart which makes Greek yogurt high in proteins and that offers greater health benefits both when consumed and applied topically. Here are some great benefits of Greek yogurt on the skin:

 

Fights acne

It is an excellent treatment for preventing irritation, minimizing redness and reducing the formation of acne. Combine Greek yogurt with a few drops of tea tree oil and apply only on affected areas, wipe it off after 10 minutes.

Bright and glowing skin

Apply Greek yogurt as a mask makes your skin smooth, bright and glowing. Rich in probiotics it improves your skin’s complexion and hydration levels. To reap its benefits simply apply it directly onto your face, leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off.

Exfoliation

High in lactic acid, Greek yogurt also acts as a gentle exfoliator by removing the top layer of dead skin cells. It stimulates new cell growth, making your skin look healthy, renewed and younger looking. Mix a quarter sized Greek yogurt with water and wash your face with it.

 

Soothe itchy scalp

Greek yogurt contains enzymes that help fight dandruff and itchiness in the scalp. For this mix ¼ cup Greek yogurt with some jojoba oil and massage into the scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing off.

 

By: Damilola Eneli

 

See Also: 5 Ways Cocoa Butter Saves Your Skin

 How To Find The Perfect Moisturizer For Your Skin

 

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