Exfoliate Naturally With Yoghurt

Did you know you can exfoliate your skin gently using only natural yoghurt and flaxseeds?  The lactic acid in yoghurt helps to break down dead skin cells and the ground flaxseed is just abrasive enough to slough them away.  The zinc and fat content in yoghurt also help to keep skin glowing and ward off acne.

Flaxseed is anti-inflammatory and high in anti-oxidants, add to this a little raw Manuka Honey (Earthbound is my absolute favourite) and you have a wonderful beauty treatment you can easily whip up at home. For this recipe you need a plain natural yoghurt with no added sugar or flavours, the Greek yoghurt recipe above is perfect.

For a quick fix you can also use natural yoghurt on it’s own, apply a couple of tablespoons to your face and neck and leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse off and moisturise as usual.

Natural Yogurt and Flaxseed Face Mask

3 tablespoons ground flaxseed

1/4 cup plain natural yogurt (try this recipe)

1 teaspoon Earthbound Raw Manuka Honey

Combine all ingredients and gently massage into your face and neck, leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Moisturise as usual. I love to use a pea sized amount of Green Goddess Hemp & Acai Face Cream.

Natural Yogurt and Oatmeal Face Mask

If you have very sensitive skin a mixture of yoghurt and oatmeal will calm, hydrate and exfoliate gently.

2 tablespoons plain natural yogurt (try this recipe)

1 tablespoon ground oats

1 teaspoon Earthbound Raw Manuka Honey

Combine all ingredients and gently massage into your face and neck, leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Moisturise as usual.

 

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