Yogurt contains lactic acid, a type of natural alpha hydroxy acid, that works to smooth and exfoliate skin, according to Organic Authority. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of yogurt help to minimize pimple outbreaks, and its mild bleaching powers are helpful in reducing blotches and age spots naturally. Yogurt also helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles by dissolving dead skin and tightening pores, and the zinc content relieves and cools sunburn naturally.
For moisturization, Organic Authority advises applying yogurt to the face for about 10 minutes before rinsing. To use yogurt for sunburn, add a few drops of chamomile essential oil to about a half cup of yogurt, and apply to the skin for 15 minutes before rinsing. Apply yogurt on its own to pimples to fight acne, or add a squeeze of lemon juice to a couple of tablespoons of yogurt, and apply to age spots for 30 minutes to reduce discoloration. Add one part olive oil to four parts yogurt, and apply to the entire face for 30 minutes three times per week to prevent fine lines from developing. Some people are allergic to the topical application of yogurt on the skin. If your skin begins to breakout or itch after application, discontinue use of yogurt for this purpose.