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Why Yogurt Isn’t Only Good for Your Gut But Also for Your Skin

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Greeks have long been in search of the fountain of youth, and it comes as no surprise that for centuries now, they have been boosting their skin care routine with the very same item that we have in our refrigerators: Greek yogurt.

Regarded the world over as a superfood, Greek yogurt boasts two and a half times the amount of protein in regular yogurt. Protein, whether in the skin products we use or in our diet, helps in repairing skin tissues, making it more radiant and young-looking.  “By boosting your skin care routine with protein-rich Greek yogurt, you deliver the same benefits to your skin that protein delivers to your body—helping to nourish, strengthen and repair,” says Lena Korres, co-founder of Athens-based natural brand, Korres.

Yogurt, whether the Greek or regular kind, also contains lactic acid, an organic compound that aids in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by tightening and shrinking pores. It also has exfoliating properties that transform your skin from being dry and dull to lighter and softer. Rich in vitamin B, yogurt comes packed with 20 to 30 % of the daily-recommended value of riboflavin that keeps skin glowing and hydrated and aids in cell-growth and regeneration.

Stayed too long under the sun? Use plain yogurt to help soothe inflamed skin. The probiotics in yogurt calm the skin by promoting cell-renewal repairing the lipid barrier in dehydrated skin. While essentially good for all skin types, a yogurt-infused skin care routine is particularly beneficial for those with oily skin or those prone to breakouts because its zinc content regulates oil production and works as a mild astringent. It also carries anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

As the old saying goes, “you are what you eat,” and including yogurt in your diet improves your metabolism and balances the good bacteria in your system, preventing breakouts even for those with skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. Meanwhile, adding yogurt to your skin care regimen helps moisturize your skin and delay the signs of aging.

Ready to start on an even more delicious skin care routine? Here are the top yogurt-infused products that Dermstore loves!


  1. Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 in 1 Cleansing Toning and Eye Make-up Removing Emulsion 6.76fl. oz.

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  2. TULA Skincare Firm Up Deep Wrinkle Serum (1 fl. oz.)
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    TULA Skincare Firm Up Deep Wrinkle Serum (1 fl. oz.)

    Tula Skincare's Firm Up Deep Wrinkle Serum is a concentrated serum with a milky texture that helps reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and restore volume and plumpness to the skin. Formulated with a blend of vitamin C and probiotic extracts, this serum protects from environmental toxins that age and irritate the skin while renewing skin and stimulating collagen production.Key Ingredients: * Vitamin C: helps neutralize free radicals and brightens dull skin * Probiotic Extracts: help lock in moisture and soothe the appearance of inflammationDoes not contain live cultures.Key Benefits: *
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  3. Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer 2 fl. oz
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    Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer 2 fl. oz

    Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer by Eminence Organic Skin Care banishes blemish-causing bacteria to give you a clear, smooth complexion free of bumps and shine. Salicylic acid sheds dead skin cells and breaks up oil deposits to give your pores a tighter, smaller appearance. Cucumber juice acts as a natural astringent to soothe and calm irritation, while shea butter and yogurt eliminate pesky dry skin flakes by maintaining balanced moisture levels.Key Ingredients: * Cucumber Juice: revitalizer, toner; tones and shrinks the appearance of skin pores while purifying the skin * Willow Bark
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  4. ORGAID Greek Yogurt Nourishing Organic Sheet Mask Box 6count

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  5. ilike organic skin care Yogurt Power Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)
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    ilike organic skin care Yogurt Power Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)

    Ilike Organic Skin Care Yogurt Power Peel refines the skin to improve the overall appearance of dry, wrinkled, oily and congested skin. Lactic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cell build-up for younger-looking skin. Lemon oil brightens the skin's tone to diminish age spots, blemishes, chloasma and hyperpigmentation. The peel also works perfectly to dissolve thick, rough skin on the elbows, knees and
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  6. Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel 5.07fl. oz.

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