Yogurt which is everyone’s favorite is not only good to eat but also has many other benefits. Especially for our skin, it has got many natural properties which can help you fight wrinkles, reduce fine-lines and most importantly remove tanning. You can save a little yogurt from your daily meal and prepare your own beauty products. One thing that we beach lovers hate is the tan. Me having a wheatish Indian Skin tone is prone to tanning a lot. I still remember after coming from my vacation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands I tanned so much that I decided never to hit the beaches again. Then I searched the internet and found many interesting home remedies with which I could reduce the tan. One of those home ingredients is Yogurt. Following are
- Yogurt contains lactic acid, as a result, it is good for exfoliating the skin and also can be used as a moisturizer. It helps in dead skin removal.
- Yogurt contains many important vitamins which help in hydrating the skin along with giving a healthy glow.
- Yogurt also contains Zinc which helps in reducing pimples and acne. It keeps skin oil free and helps in the growth of tissue.
Yogurt for Tan Removal after your beach holidays
Spending too much time in the sun damages the skin. Application of yogurt to the affected areas will help to cool down, lighten the skin tan and also ensure a healthy skin. Zinc in yogurt function to reduce the tan due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some DIY homemade yogurt face masks that you can use to reduce tanning.
Lemon and Yogurt face mask
This is a simple face mask which you can make by squeezing 1/4th of lemon into two to three teaspoon of yogurt and apply it all over your face, neck and also hands. Let it dry and then wash it off with cold water. You will see an instant change in your skin color and a layer of tan will fade away. Try to apply this mask immediately after you return home from your beach holidays.
2. Turmeric powder and Yogurt face mask
Turmeric is an important ingredient when it comes to home remedies. It has got tons of medicinal and healing properties. It helps to prevent your skin from bacterias and keeps it germ-free. For this face mask mix half teaspoon of turmeric powder or raw turmeric paste and mix it with two teaspoons of Yogurt. After that apply it on your face and neck. Let it dry and then wash it off with cold water. You will notice an instant glow. The yellowish color of the turmeric powder will fade away and there is nothing to worry about it.
3. Yogurt and grated carrot
Mix half a grated carrot with two teaspoons of Yogurt and apply it all over your face and neck. This face mask is good for dry skin and will help in rejuvenating and moisturize your skin. After spending a few hours on the beach our skin tends to lose its moisture and becomes dry. The lactic acid in Yogurt will remove the dead skin and ensure the fast growth of new cells.
4. Yogurt and Honey face mask
Honey is full of anti-oxidants and helps to moisturize and soothe our skin which is essential after a trip to the beaches. Mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of Yogurt and apply it all over to your face and neck. Wash off after some time. It will give your skin an instant glow and keep in germ-free.
Before applying any of this home remedies it is very important to do a patch test to check whether Yogurt or the other ingredients suit your skin type or not. You may be allergic to lactic acid or lemon juice may cause you irritation. So an allergy test is recommended. Apply a little portion of the face mask on your hands and keep it for some time. If it causes irritation or allergic reactions then you must avoid applying on your face or other body parts. Know your skin type before doing any kind of home remedies.
You can apply this face masks twice or thrice a week after you return from your vacation and depending on the intensity of your tanning.
Many Yogurt based suntan removal products are also available in the market which is very effective. One such is the Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Whitening and Brightening Yogurt Masque. But a patch test to check whether you are allergic to the product is always recommended. For my beach vacations, I carry this product with me and apply it immediately returning to my hotel room. I don’t wait to do it till I return home. You can buy it from here.
Hope you liked the remedies I suggested. Do try it and let me know the results. Till then take care.