DIY yogurt face mask: acne weapon
It’s the worst feeling when you have a bad breakout and you have to still crush it with confidence at a photoshoot.
In my early 20’s, my hormones went through a major change and my skin really was a tell tale sign of that. Looking back at how I was with my skin, I completely took for granted on what they say with obsessing over your breakouts and the stress that comes from looking in the mirror too much. The more you stress about your skin the more your skin reacts to that stress.
Once I pulled myself together (or not) and realized that I needed something that was going to lighten AND kill the bacteria, fast, this DIY yogurt face mask always was something I always love to whip up.
You can make this mask in many different variations, that’s why I love it so much! Sometimes I add honey (manuka is probably the best kind of honey to use because of its antibacterial properties). I also have added coconut oil, egg whites, lemon oil, avocado, you name it! But the consistent part is the yogurt in the mask. Specifically organic plain greek yogurt.
This past week I broke out because I changed up my birth control all help broke loose. The worst kind of breakouts are the hormonal ones. They take longer to get rid of and are really hard to cover up, especially if you pop even one. You can be sure that you will get one or two more in the same spot the next morning if you do. Not a good look.
Thankfully, I remembered this face mask and within 2 days my skin is looking so much better!
What You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon organic plain nonfat greek yogurt (you can use regular plain yogurt if it’s not organic or greek)
1 egg using only the egg white part
a pinch of turmeric
How It Works:
Mix together all the ingredients into a small bowl
Apply it to your freshly cleansed face and wait 20 minutes
Rinse with warm water
LOOK AT YOU NOW GORGEOUS!
Don’t let your skin dry out– Whenever you are using something that may dry your skin, especially on the break out area, it’s important to make sure that you have a REALLY good moisturizer to apply afterwards. I used to only care about drying up the break out because I just wanted it to go away. But don’t try and fix your skin on impulse. Having an infected area dry out can actually slow down healing or make it worse. Keeping the area moisturized helps it heal faster and can alleviate any scaring.
Of course topical is not the only way that you need to overcome your breakouts. If you’re breaking out, your body is telling you that something else is not right.
Drink more water and step up your tea and vitamin game. Sometimes I will even start replacing meals with a good smoothie that has vegetable protein powder so my body can really start to get the right kind of nutrition circulating throughout my body.
Be warned, this process might actually make the breakouts worse and kind of all over the place. This means your body is getting rid of other bad toxins that could lead to other breakouts down the road to pop up. Like at even more inconvenient times before date night or a trip.
Your body is constantly detoxing itself, so don’t get carried away or become food obsessive. Take a week off from some of the garbage you put in your body and add in consistent routines like taking vitamins and antioxidants to make sure that you keep your body circulated and digestion healthy. Pair this with a great attitude and a gym routine or two and you’ll be on your way to healthier skin.
LOVE YOURSELF. Don’t neglect taking care of yourself in any breakout process. It’s just a breakout. You should actually appreciate your body telling you to get your act together because you’re mood is probably in a funk too.
A pro-confidence tip, sometimes when I do my makeup if I have breakouts, I’ll stand further away from the mirror so I don’t get caught up in the details. I feel like this helps with not freaking out over my breakout and helps me just get on with my life.
Let me know how this mask works for you! This is my opinion based on my experience and other people’s experience that have tried this mask. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to test out it on your wrist or back of ear first to make sure that you are able to use the mask.