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Independence Day Series :: WHITE
July 4, 2010, 06:00
Filed under: beauty, Sun Care, yogurt | Tags: , , , ,

[My Independence Day series is a three-day event where the posts will revolve around a red, a blue, and a white ingredient. All of these ingredients will in some way help sunburned skin but will also be good for other things. Happy Fourth!]

Yogurt is crazy. It’s bacteria. Bacteria that’s good for you. It helps your teeth, your bones, your immune system (oh J.L. Curtis, how desperate for a job you must have been!)¬†It’s just crazy.

It’s also full to the brim with zinc which is a powerful healer. The high lactic acid content helps to exfoliate sensitive skin or cool and heal a sunburn. I’ve used so many yogurt tips because they are easy and they work. These are my favorites.*

Body

Hand healer: Mix some yogurt with 1 tsp lemon juice. Keep refrigerated and use everyday on the hands. It’s exfoliating, rejuvenating and healing.

Hair

Scalp soother: Massage yogurt into your scalp to ward off dandruff and de-tangle hair. Really, do it. This is also great if your scalp was sunburned during the day’s festivities. Rinse out when it dries!

Face

Sunburn savior: Just spreading yogurt on sunburned or sensitive skin does wonders. Exfoliating, cleansing and brightening, it’s a really powerful weapon.

Acne help: Use yogurt as a spot treatment. Dab a bit on and wipe off when it dries.

*REMEMBER: I’m talking about using yogurt here. Not the sugary, dyed kind for kids. I mean plain, active cultures yogurt. And greek is best because it has a higher protein count.
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