Uses for Yogurt You Never Knew About

Jan 23, 2017 AT 08:46 AM | BY StyleBlizzard
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Yogurt, especially the low-fat kind, is a very useful ingredient in almost any diet. Duet to its healthy bacteria and high concentration of protein, calcium, and vitamin D, B2, B12 and B5, it is a perfect addition to any weight loss program. But it has many more applications.

1. Hydration

Yogurt can be used on skin to moisturize and nourish it. This is especially effective on skin that’s dry or prone to redness. Yogurt is also a mild exfoliant, serving as semi-cleanser, too. You can substitute your store-bought body cream with yogurt from time to time to reap its benefits.

2. Sunburn Remedy

Yogurt is a natural remedy for sunburn, but it can also act as a booster for your normal suntan on prolonged sun exposure. Mix it with your SPF.

3. Dandruff Remedy

Dandruff is caused by, among others, a certain form of fungus that results in flaky, dry skin. Yogurt has numerous antibacterial properties, thus making it perfect for a DIY hair mask and a remedy for dandruff.

4. Hair Conditioner

By applying plain yogurt to your wet, freshly washed hair you could substitute your regular conditioner for it.