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DIY: Homemade Yogurt Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

Updated on November 11, 2015
Here are recipes for awesome yogurt face masks to give your skin a natural glow!
Here are recipes for awesome yogurt face masks to give your skin a natural glow! | Source

What Makes Yogurt Beneficial for Skin?

Plain yogurt is a multi-vitamin super-food used in many homemade face mask recipes for beautiful youthful skin. What makes yogurt so special? Yogurt is loaded with vitamins and minerals that nourish and revitalize dehydrated skin. If you have acne-prone skin, use yogurt face masks to banish those pesky pimples. Yogurt is a great ingredient for getting rid acne naturally, as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, as well as alpha hydroxyl acids, which kill acne-causing bacteria.

Here’s a simple list of the nutrients found in yogurt and how they are useful for skin:

Benefit for Skin
Vitamin B2
Aids in cell growth and regeneration. Hydrates and moisturizes skin as well as protects it from free radical damage.
Vitamin B12
Heals rough, uneven skin. Has skin-lightening properties useful for evening out skin discolorations and acne scars.
Vitamin B5
Brightens dull skin and lightens dark spots and acne scars, making them less visible.
Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry skin.
Lactic acid
Moisturizes, hydrates, and nourishes dry skin. Keeps skin looking youthful by combating free radicals that age skin.
Slows down aging by fighting the free radicals that cause wrinkles by stealing oxygen from healthy skin cells.
Table showing nutrients in yogurt that promote beautiful skin.

1. Youthful Glow Acne-Fighting Yogurt Face Mask

Got fine lines, wrinkles or dull skin that looks years older than you are? Yogurt + Honey + Oats, this is your recipe for a rejuvenating face mask!
Got fine lines, wrinkles or dull skin that looks years older than you are? Yogurt + Honey + Oats, this is your recipe for a rejuvenating face mask! | Source

Rejuvenate your skin by nourishing and exfoliating it with yogurt, honey, and oatmeal to get that gorgeous, youthful glow. Honey has potent moisturizing and hydrating properties that promote smooth, supple skin. Oatmeal is an absorbent that sucks out all the bad oil that clogs pores hence preventing acne and blackheads.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients used in this skin rejuvenating yogurt face mask and their benefits for skin:

Benefit for Skin
Softens and moisturizes skin, rich in antioxidants which prevent free radical damage. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Great exfoliant. Nourishes skin and removes excess sebum and dirt from deep within skin pores.


  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon oats


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Apply a thick coat to your face with clean finger tips. Let it settle for 15 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, gently rinse your face with warm water and ensure the entire mask comes off.
  4. Splash cold water on your face to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft clean towel.


1. Use plain, unsweetened probiotic yogurt. Sweetened and flavoured types will cause skin irritations.

2. Do a facial steam before applying this mask to open up your pores and enable the nutrients of the mask to sink deep into your skin.

3. Gather your hair away from your face by tying it into a tight ponytail behind your head or placing a headband to keep the bangs away.

4. If your skin feels a bit stiff after this mask, rub a drop or two of olive oil into your face as a moisturizer.

2. Skin Brightening Face Mask: Yogurt and Strawberry Face Mask

No one likes dull skin. Make your skin brighter right at home with this skin-brightening face mask!
No one likes dull skin. Make your skin brighter right at home with this skin-brightening face mask! | Source

This skin-brightening yogurt face mask contains three simple kitchen ingredients: yogurt, honey, and delicious strawberries! Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and salicylic acid. These powerful nutrients brighten, lighten, and cleanse oily, acne-prone skin, creating a clean and clear complexion. Honey boosts the anti-bacterial action of this yogurt and strawberry face mask.

Here are the skin benefits of the ingredients used in this yogurt face mask:

Benefits for Skin
Rich in vitamin C and both salicylic acid and alpha hydroxyl acids, strawberries provide skin brightening and lightening benefits.
Has antibacterial properties that make honey a great acne-busting ingredient. Also a natural skin moisturizer.


  • 2 very ripe strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon probiotic yogurt


  1. Mash the ripe strawberries using the back of a fork in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the raw honey and yogurt and mix thoroughly.
  3. Using clean fingers, apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face in a circular motion.
  4. Sit for 15 minutes to let the mixture settle and dry out.
  5. After the time is up, gently scrub off the face mask using warm water.
  6. When the entire mask is off, splash cold water on your face to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  7. If your face feels dry and stiff, you can use coconut or olive oil as a natural moisturizer.


1. Test this mask on a portion of your skin to ensure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.

2. Use ripe strawberries, because raw ones will be hard to mash into a pulp. Also use raw organic honey and probiotic plain yogurt with live cultures so that you reap the full benefits of this mask and avoid skin irritations.

3. When removing this yogurt face mask, make sure you wash all areas of your face, especially under your chin and the sides of your face, with warm water.

3. Moisturizing Face Mask: Avocado and Olive Oil Yogurt Face Mask

Dehydrated, dry, and flaky skin can be a pain to fully get rid of. If your skin is dry, no amount of scrubbing will do. Moisturize and hydrate with this safe face mask at home with yogurt.
Dehydrated, dry, and flaky skin can be a pain to fully get rid of. If your skin is dry, no amount of scrubbing will do. Moisturize and hydrate with this safe face mask at home with yogurt.

If you have dry, flaky skin, this mask is perfect for you! Coupled with moisturizing ingredients such as avocado and olive oil, this skin-soothing yogurt face mask will reduce skin peeling and flaking. Together the ingredients in the mask will nourish and revitalize rough, dry winter skin.

Here are the benefits of each ingredient in this mask:

Benefits for Skin
The creamy avocado contains healthy fats that provide nourishing benefits for skin. Also rich in vitamin E, it moisturizes and hydrates skin.
Olive oil
Rich in vitamin E, olive oil is a natural moisturizer that lubricates dehydrated skin.


  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ avocado


  1. Mash the ripe avocado using the back of a fork and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well, to make a thick paste.
  2. Slather a thick coat onto your clean face. Let it settle for 15 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, gently use warm water to rinse your face.
  4. Splash cold water to close up your pores. Pat dry with a soft clean towel.
  5. Moisturize your face as needed. If you want to go natural, use coconut or olive oil to moisturize.


1. A ripe avocado will be easier to mash up with the back of a fork. If you want, you can also blend the avocado into a fine puree instead of mashing.

2. If the mask is tight and you have a bit difficulty removing tiny avocado lumps stuck to your face, don’t tug on it. Gently scrub the area with your fingertips and warm water.

3. Wear an old T-shirt over your clothes to prevent drips from the yogurt face masks. If you want to make your face masks less runny, you can buy the yogurt in paste form.

More Amazing DIY Face Masks!

  • Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes—These face masks are great for people with sensitive skin.

  • Amazing Avocado Face Masks—Avocado masks can help repair skin and make acne scars less visible.

  • Strawberry Face Masks—Strawberries contain salicylic acid, the same ingredient that is often found in commercial acne-fighting face cleansers. Make an all-natural face wash with salicylic acid with one of these recipes.

  • Honey Face Masks—Honey face masks are renowned for their moisturizing and hydrating properties.


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    • violet-femme profile image

      violet-femme 3 years ago from Australia

      Really wonderful break down of all the ingredients and benefits! Will be trying the brightening one for sure.

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      I love this Hub. You he some wonderful suggestions. Thanks! Voted up for useful and awesome!

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      Good article. I appreciate how you broke it down by vitamins and how it is actually good for you. I like non-generic articles.

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      Laura Bean 3 years ago from London, UK

      I just love this recipe (and the other's on your pages). I hope you don't mind that I've shared it in my blog post (linking back of course.)

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      vasmenon 3 years ago from India

      Very interesting and useful article...

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      Jac 3 years ago

      How often can we use a yogurt and honey mask?

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      Tiffany Latte 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks for this skin soothing idea.

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      Isabella J. 2 years ago

      Do the oats need to be cooked?

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      Thet Hnin 2 years ago

      Can I substitute strawberry with any other fruits? Strawberries are quite expensive when not in season..

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      alliera 2 years ago

      Love these remedies so very thankful fir hub. Peace

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      Hanna 2 years ago

      Thank you so much! I will use the oat, honey, yoghurt face pack for sure

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      Shaima 2 years ago

      I used yogart every other day... after that i keep my face cream my face look pinkish and feel smooth. It looks like i used expensive face cream... Thanks yogart...

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      Eileen 2 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Great tips for a beautiful skin .I will try the yoghurt face mask ; it's something that I have in my fridge everyday .

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      tracyze 2 years ago

      Great tip to take care skin. I use honey, oat for mask every week. They are good for skin

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      LilyCherice 2 years ago

      Great tips!

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      Sujatha Guruvayurappan 2 years ago from Gaithersburg, MD

      Great tips. will follow the yogurt+honey+oats.

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      Melissa Johnson 2 years ago

      Wow this is great! I will have to try this!

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      Humna Afzal 2 years ago

      very nice tips

      thanks for sharing

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      Ash sing 2 years ago

      firstly I use it it is so cool facial mask :.) By.....

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      Hannemarie 2 years ago

      Great tips!!! Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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      Evie@best antifungal soap 2 years ago

      Wonderful.... I love the recipe I used honey and turmeric face mask and I never used yogurt face mask I read your post I like your post and very inspiring skin tips I defiantly try this recipes and thank you so much.

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      Jomana H 2 years ago

      Nice hub , yogurt is very useful for my skin

      Thank you Great hub

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      anne 2 years ago

      Nice article but can i use all the recipes

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      Kinjal 24 months ago from Mumbai

      Very nice mask ..even i use it really works! Thnkx for sharing

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      Sandra Micheals 23 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      Amazing Post. I will try these tips practically.

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      Mell Watson 23 months ago

      I love avocado masks... soooo good :)

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      Ruth 23 months ago from St. Paul. MN

      Since I have dry skin I would like to try the avocado and olive oil.

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      Natasha Pelati 23 months ago from South Africa

      I have tried some of these and they do work well, thank you !

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      walibooks 23 months ago

      very good tips

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      Dorothy A Casey McKenney 22 months ago from United States

      What a great hub! I can't wait to try the different masks and see if I can get about 10 years off of this 65-year-old face! Thanks so much.

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      JR Krishna 22 months ago from India

      Wow! This is beautiful. I also liked how you have organised the hub. It is engaging

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      Kristen Howe 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Healthmunsta, this is a great hub. I love those yogurt face mask ideas for you. Very helpful and useful. Voted up!

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      Janu Jeevan 22 months ago

      Explained quite well. Good one.

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      Payal N Naik 22 months ago from Mumbai

      awesome tips.

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      BuyMeBeauty 21 months ago

      This is like the ultimate beauty hack. Quality face masks can be so pricy. I can't wait to try the yogurt/strawberry/honey brightening face mask. I bet it will smell pretty good too!

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      Alex 21 months ago from United Kingdom

      Just a perfect write up on top food consumption health products, in fact I might try and make this yogurt at some point, thank you for the idea

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      Surabhi Kaura 18 months ago

      Thank you for sharing this!

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      Vishal Meetoo 17 months ago from Mauritius

      thank you for sharing DIY Natural Tips

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      Jennifer Allen 17 months ago

      Great article! I have been using yogurt for a face mask by itself, but the oatmeal and honey idea is perfect for gentle exfoliating. Thanks for breaking down the benefits of these ingredients!

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      tina 16 months ago

      are you supposed to use dry oats?

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      Mary Norton 16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have all these in my kitchen so time to give it a try.

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      Toya Christie 16 months ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks for these great homemade face mask recipes using yogurt. I've heard that yogurt is also good for closing and tightening pores.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 16 months ago from Miami Florida

      I like your hub with the three masks. The ingredients are excellent choices. I am going to try them. Then, I will let you known the results. Thank you for sharing your hub miss or mister healthmusta. The ingredients taste good too. I love them.

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      Zubair Ahmed 15 months ago

      Excellent HUB thank you so much for sharing. I know someone that can really benefit with this :-)

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      calann kelly 10 months ago

      I have been using turmeric yogurt or milk face mask for few years. It's amazing!

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      Signe Rigby 6 months ago

      can I make the mixture in advance of say three days.

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