The Best One-Ingredient At-Home Facial Ever

Last Update: March 6, 2020

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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Sara Snow

Sara Snow is a Green Living Expert, TV Host and the author of Sara Snow's Fresh Living, sharing a message of attainable sustainable living. Snow is a frequent public speaker and media contributor, having been seen on Good Morning America, The Early Show, Discovery Networks, CNN, New York Times, Lucky Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and many others. Learn more at

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