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11 Surprising Uses for Yogurt

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6. Use for a DIY facial
Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, using it on your face as yogurt is so mild that even highly sensitive skin can take it. Yogurt can even out skin tone, fade freckles over time, and do a wonderful job to tighten pores and cleanse skin. Clean your face, apply a thin layer of plain yogurt to face, throat, and chest, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can use this treatment every day.

7. Soothe canker sores
Eat two servings of yogurt a day until the sores clear.

8. Soothe sunburn pain
To soothe sunburn pain, spread yogurt on affected area and let sit for twenty minutes–then rinse clean with lukewarm warm water.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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4:38AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

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2:09PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thank you for the information. I will come back to check out the rest later.

9:04AM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thanks.

5:03PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thank you

1:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

dzięki za informację i za przepisy

9:04AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:06AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing this article.

9:15PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Great tips - thanks

11:06AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Great article.Thanks for sharing

11:20AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I was wanting a substitute for cream cheese, so straining plain yogurt sounds like a good idea! Plus, I can use organic,an added bonus!

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