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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. 1. KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser (5.07 fl. oz.)
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    1. KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser (5.07 fl. oz.)

    Greek skincare brand Korres is known for its beautifully natural formulas and the Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser is no exception. An intensely nourishing cream-to-foam, soap-free cleanser that’s formulated with naturally soothing Greek yoghurt, this is a cleanser crafted for even the most sensitive skin types. Gently removing makeup, pollutants and impurities, each application is a potent blend of proteins, minerals and vitamins to cleanse and restore balance to skin – leaving your face soft and supple. Key Ingredients: *Amaranth Seed Extract and Honeysuckle provide soothing, calming comfort to the skin *Greek Yoghurt: delivering a soothing super dose of pre and probiotics to nourish skin

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  2. 2. TULA Skincare Firm Up Deep Wrinkle Serum (1 fl. oz.)
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    2. 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 inflammation. Does not contain live cultures.

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  3. 3. Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer 2 fl. oz
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    3. 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.  4. ilike organic skin care Yogurt Power Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)
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    4. 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 heels. Apply a thin layer after cleansing, avoiding the sensitive eye area and any broken skin (including acne spots). Leave on for 3-5 minutes, then gently massage and remove the product with a damp face towel or rinse thoroughly with clean water. Use once a week or biweekly.

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  5. 5. IMAGE Skincare IMASK Purifying Probiotic Mask (2 oz.)
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    5. IMAGE Skincare IMASK Purifying Probiotic Mask (2 oz.)

    The super nourishing IMASK Purifying Probiotic Mask from IMAGE Skincare is a superhero for bringing back balance to stressed out skin. Working to reduce dehydration, inflammation and dullness, this hydrating mask is rich in yogurt-based probiotics that support the skin’s naturally occurring flora. Rejuvenating and fortifying, skin is left radiant and glowing. Infused with vitamins, minerals and a blend of superfruit antioxidants to nourish the skin, alongside green clay and activated charcoal to absorb impurities, discover soft, clarified and happy skin after every use. Apply a thick layer to cleansed skin and leave on for 10 – 20 minutes to detoxify and refine. Rinse with warm water. Use 3 – 5 times a week or as needed. Key Ingredients: *Probiotic: yogurt-based probiotic that helps to restore the balance of good bacteria essential for healthy skin function *Activated Charcoal: absorbs oil and impurities from the skin to promote clear pores

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