The Best One-Ingredient At-Home Facial Ever

April 13, 2015
by Sara Snow for Thrive Market
The Best One-Ingredient At-Home Facial Ever

Even with all the uber expensive facial creams and serums to choose from, the product many experts choose for a great facial might surprise you.

Those of us lucky enough to get insider's skin tips have heard this surprising tip: The absolute, hands-down, best facial exfoliator is full-fat, organic Greek yogurt.

Forget the bottles of scrubs and enzymatic serums you have piling up in your bathroom. Here it is: the simplest home facial you will ever use. Lactic acid—a key ingredient in Greek yogurt—works better than any product you could buy for removing dead skin cells and revealing brighter, clearer skin.

Once a week, apply a thick layer of full-fat organic Greek yogurt all over your face. Because yogurt is so gentle, you can also apply it to the delicate skin under your eyes. Leave it on no less than 10 minutes and as long as 30 minutes if you have the time. After 30 minutes, simply rinse with warm water and gently wipe any excess off using a warm, soft washcloth.

You’ll be surprised by how little is actually left after 30 minutes, and impressed by how well this simple beauty trick works.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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This article is related to: DIY skincare, Exfoliation, Health, Natural Beauty, Skincare, Wellness

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  • Ron 'n Loni Oliver

    Yes! This is true. It is amazingly beneficial to my 50+-year-old complexion. Any kind of sour milk will work, especially raw, full-fat, sour milk.

  • pixelzombie

    Does it have to be full fat yogurt? The idiots at Costco only sell the fat free version which really irks me.

  • Lynette Cano-Aguirre

    can you use goat kefir, i buy this instead of yogurt

  • watersisland

    I give my lover a facial once a week. Makes her skin glow!