DIY Facials with Greek Yogurt Face Masks

I love finding natural beauty treatments and remedies that work just as well (if not better!) than store bought cosmetics. Earlier this year I experimented with the effects of Raw Honey Face Masks and was blown away by the results! It made me think about other simple, natural products and I remembered my experience with Greek Yogurt.

I learned about the skin healing and beauty benefits of yogurt years ago in Greece. Back then, a local brand called Korres was being sold in pharmacies and specializing in natural and holistic remedies, creams and cosmetics.

The first Korres product I tried was their Yogurt Face Cream. It was supposed to soothe the skin, help minimize breakouts, and have anti-aging effects. Lucky for me, the cream delivered on everything it promised.

(More than a decade later, Korres is now available all over the world and they are still using unique ingredients and plants in their lines. Check them out on Amazon.)

Korres was definitely on to something, but you do not need to visit a cosmetics counter to benefit from the effects of yogurt – instead, shop your refrigerator for some plain Greek yogurt.

Yogurt is full of proteins and enzymes that help soothe, heal and treat your skin.

Gently apply a thin layer of plain Greek yogurt to clean skin for 10 to 30 minutes 2 to 3 times per week. On its own, it will moisturize, exfoliate, minimize acnesoothe sunburns and brighten your skin. For more intense all natural masks, try the following:

  1. Intense Moisture
  2. Exfoliator and Acne Healer
    • 2 tsp Greek Yogurt + 1 tsp Organic Raw Honey + 1/2 tsp Organic Coconut Oil
      • Yogurt is Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal which helps destroy acne-causing bacteria.
      • The Alpha-Hydroxy Acid gently exfoliates by dissolving dead skin cells to give you a youthful, glowing appearance.
  3. Sunburn Soother
    • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt + 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
      • The Zinc in Yogurt helps heal the skin and removes the sting.
  4. Skin Brightener
    • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt + 1/2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Which is your favourite Greek Yogurt Mask? Do you have any special concoctions of your own for other skin concerns?

Blurred Lines

YSL has – yet again – succeeded in transforming normal skin into the perfect silk canvas. The newest additions to their infamous Touche Eclat collection are the Blur Primer and Blur Perfector.

A little goes a long way with these products – especially the Primer – and depending on where you are going, you can probably skip the foundation.

YSL Blur Primer is the first step toward smooth, dewy skin.

YSL Blur Primer is the first step toward smooth, dewy skin.

The Primer was my go-to skin product for hot summer nights. After applying a light moisturizer, I blended a small amount of product onto my face for the perfect dewy glow. There was no need to carry pressed powder around since it minimized shine.

The Blur Perfector comes in a universally flattering rosey hue that evens out skin tone. It is an ultra lightweight buildable product that can be used to touch up and remove oil throughout the day.

Worn alone or under foundation, YSL Blur Perfector provides sheer coverage and creates silky smooth skin.

Worn alone or under foundation, YSL Blur Perfector provides sheer coverage and creates silky smooth skin.

Both products fill in fine lines, hide pores, and create the illusion of perfect skin. If you are looking for a product to replace foundation in your daily routine, or if need to prep your skin pre-foundation, these products are definitely a great beauty investment.