DIY Beauty: My Greek Yogurt Mask

DIY Beauty: My Greek Yogurt Mask
I love at-home beauty remedies that can be whipped up using only a few readily accessible ingredients. Today I am going to share one of my favorites with you: My Greek Yogurt Mask. It’s very simple and only consists of two ingredientsGreek yogurt and a probiotic capsule (although the probiotic can be optional as the yogurt alone is still very effective). Greek yogurt contains lactose enzymes, which dissolve dirt and nourish your skin. Essentially, it works like a cleanser while the probiotic invigorates your skin leaving it with a lovely glow. This combination also helps to reduce redness and clam breakouts. Not bad, right?

What You Need:
1. cotton balls
2. probiotic capsule
3. cold, plain Greek yogurt

DIY Beauty: My Greek Yogurt Mask
How To Do It:
To make this mask, simply split open the probiotic capsule and mix it into 3 or 4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in a small bowl or dish. Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to your face in an even layer. Let the mask set for 10 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.

Note: If you do not have a probiotic capsule, this mask is still very effective even if it’s only Greek yogurt! Also if you are lactose intolerant you might want to give this ice facial a try instead.

My skin always feels so soft and silky after I do this mask. I also notice a major reduction in redness…

Are you going to give this DIY a try? If you have a personal beauty recipe that you’d like to see featured on the website, share the details in the comments below.

XO Lauren

Photos:  Christopher Patey for LaurenConrad.com, Blogspot
Categories: Craft, Lauren Conrad, Skincare
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  • Melissa Panici

    I’m going to try this! My skin has been really nice lately but I want to reduce some redness so this is perfect and simple. Thanks Lauren!

  • Alyssa

    The fact that this mask is so simple is awesome! I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks!

    Check out my new blog – alyssamarierose.com :)

  • Petra Zeller

    Amazing mask DIY. I love beauty mask. Its any time really relaxing and wellness. I definitely going to try this.
    wish you all an amazing day.
    xo, Petra

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  • Marielle R

    Love this mask already and haven’t even tried it. But I surely will! :) Thanks for sharing Lauren.
    xo, Marielle

  • Marie Fournier

    It’s look an amazing mask! I will try it !
    http://fasshionstreet.blogspot.ca/

  • Lily P.

    Great idea!I do this trick 3 years now and I can say that greek yogurt has amazing results!If you melt banana and add honey in that mask TRUST ME your skin will be absolutely perfect!
    xo Lily
    http://alltimeclas-chic.blogspot.gr/

  • Rachel Trampel

    Wow what a great idea!!!!!! I am now also hungry for greek yogurt haha!

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Tory T.

    I want to try this! Where do you get a probiotic capsule??

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I would definitely try this! How often do you use the mask?

    http://allthatglitters.co.nr

  • Paulina Mo

    Great idea! I love homemade masks, those are the best :)

    ~Pau
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  • Heather Henderson

    This seems so simple! Definitely trying this soon :)

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    I’d give it a try.

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  • gonca kaya

    Hi, great mask! I just want to state that yogurt originally and officially Turkish, not Greek original name is yoğurt a Turkish name.
    Love

  • Jansyn Morgan

    I will have to try this! I love at home remedies! Thanks!

    A recent beauty home remedy I have been doing is: green tea baths. It’s very affordable,too! I was doing some research because my skin was getting dry during the winter months & found that the green tea works to detox & restore moisture! Not to mention it’s very relaxing!

    Ingredients:
    5 or more green tea bags (with the string- it makes it easier)
    bath water

    Recipe:
    Hang the string around the water faucet (I hung it specifically around the piece that turns the shower on). This allows for the green tea bags to hang where the water come out- turning your bath water to green tea! It was very relaxing. My skin felt very soft & smooth. I even noticed that my hair felt more smooth and not so frizzy after blow drying it. Anywho, enjoy! :)

  • Ashley Ward

    I cannot wait to try this! I am definitely going to repost this. I have such a problem with redness.

    http://www.selfhelpyourselff.wordpress.com

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Such a great tip!! will try out!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

  • Diamenrose

    Wow you have changed your paper-crown.com website!!!! :) I’m soo proud of you Lauren!

  • Lisa McK

    Definatley going to try this. Sounds so simply yet effective. :-) x

  • Elle Lush

    Never heard of this one, can’t wait to give it a try!! I recently posted a DIY brown sugar scrub for lips and body, the perfect thing to revitalize skin from this chilly Southern California weather…
    Find out my 3 ingredient recipe at ——-> http://www.ellelush.com

  • Isabel VdP

    Omg!I will definitely try this!!!xo

  • My Style Diary

    Sounds good! Going to try it out this weekend :)

    http://mystylediaryblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • debora f

    wow I have to try!!!!

  • Emily

    Cool – I get redness on my nose so maybe this would help!
    xo Emily @ http://www.hungrydelights.com

  • Shellz

    Great mask cant wait to try…

    New post up on my blog:
    http://www.shellzdoll.com/2013/01/16/essence-cosmetics-2/

  • Joy

    i have a mask but i dont know it helps its the ever so easy egg facial its super easy all you need is :
    1.a normal egg

    Step 1 : crack the egg and seperate the yolk and white
    Step 2 :use clean hands and apply the whites evenly leave it for few minutes
    Step 3 :rinse and pat dry with a face towel
    And do the same to the yolk

    And i hate wasting so with the left over egg you can either cook it or throw it away

    With this i hope u enjoy this forever easy mask !! :)

  • marry kelly

    That is pretty nice. I will look to forward your next selection..

    Lauren!

    http://www.ukmobileworld.co.uk

  • Deanne Castro

    I am so trying this!

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    xo
    Deanne

  • Leanne

    Looks interesting!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

  • Crystal D

    Even if you are lactose intolerant, doesn’t mean you can’t use this mask! “”Lactose intolerant”” just means your body cannot digest lactose, because it doesn’t have enough of the enzyme “”lactase”” to digest it. But if you use it on your skin, that’s fine, it won’t give you problems. If you are ALLERGIC to milk products, then that’s completely different. Being allergic to milk products and being lactose intolerant are two totally different things.

  • Lena Ameri

    I love love using facial masks and aim to apply one twice a week after a loooooonngg shower. I can’t wait to try this one!

    For more helpful tricks and tips check out my magazine:
    http://www.liveitmag.com/

  • Marianne Jarvis

    Awesome! I am going to try this! :) Xx

  • Yen Pham

    thanks, im going to try this!

  • Brynn McKenry

    An at-home beauty remedy I like to try is a Honey Facial. You want to make sure that it’s raw or organic honey and not the artificial stuff that is loaded with sugar and most likely a honey substitute.

    A honey facial makes my skin soft, gives it a nice glow, and it removes any dead skin.

  • Taanjaa
  • mara sofia

    Hello LC Team. I am passing today just to say that i am giving this a try and…It work’s for me :) Really amazing, my skin can still so soft and silky. Good one, for sure, a must-do.

    Kisses, Mara

  • Emily Pfeiffer

    how often should you do this mask?

  • Maureen

    Definitely need to try this ASAP! :) Thanks for the idea!

  • Diana Fontenarosa

    Tried this mask and loved it, I have very sensitive skin and it didnt make me break out and left my skin so soft and silky and healthy looking, thanks for the great idea, I will be passing it along to others.

  • Raha

    I usually mix yogurt with honey……

  • Miri

    I’ve been trying this out for the past few days and I’ve already noticed a difference. My skin doesn’t look or feel as dry anymore, major confidence booster!

    Thanks Lauren!

  • Lexi H

    I love this idea, I can’t wait to try it.

  • mswhitney

    I’ve been using greek yogurt as a DIY mask base for years and I love it. I usually mix in a squeeze of lemon, as a natural antibacterical/antiseptic to help keep my skin clear, and a little honey, which is also naturally antiseptic but also very moisturizing and calming. :)

  • mswhitney

    I’ve been using greek yogurt as a DIY mask base for years and I love it. I usually mix in a squeeze of lemon, as a natural antibacterical/antiseptic to help keep my skin clear, and a little honey, which is also naturally antiseptic but also very moisturizing and calming. :)

  • mswhitney

    I’ve been using greek yogurt as a DIY mask base for years and I love it. I usually mix in a squeeze of lemon, as a natural antibacterical/antiseptic to help keep my skin clear, and a little honey, which is also naturally antiseptic but also very moisturizing and calming. :)

  • goDIY14

    cant wait 2 try this thank you

  • Danielle

    3/4 tablespoons!!! Man, 1tsp is way more than enough to cover my face! Bit of a waste, unless you planning to do a full body mask, or use this for more than one person.

  • Danielle

    3/4 tablespoons!!! Man, 1tsp is way more than enough to cover my face! Bit of a waste, unless you planning to do a full body mask, or use this for more than one person.

  • Danielle

    3/4 tablespoons!!! Man, 1tsp is way more than enough to cover my face! Bit of a waste, unless you planning to do a full body mask, or use this for more than one person.

  • Danielle

    3/4 tablespoons!!! Man, 1tsp is way more than enough to cover my face! Bit of a waste, unless you planning to do a full body mask, or use this for more than one person.

  • Danielle

    3/4 tablespoons!!! Man, 1tsp is way more than enough to cover my face! Bit of a waste, unless you planning to do a full body mask, or use this for more than one person.

  • Jamie Geil

    where do you buy a probiotic capsule?

  • Jamie Geil

    where do you buy a probiotic capsule?

  • Rhyleigh Thompson

    you can buy them at your local drug store, look for the label “”probiotic colon support””

    :)

  • Rhyleigh Thompson

    you can buy them at your local drug store, look for the label “”probiotic colon support””

    :)

  • Rhyleigh Thompson

    you can buy them at your local drug store, look for the label “”probiotic colon support””

    :)

  • Tash

    Apple Cider vinegar is a blessing!
    I got this from my sister. Simply apply the apple cider vinegar to your face with a cotton ball like a toner once a week. It will help fight bacteria and minimize/tightens your pores. It will sting extremely badly if you just apply it by itself. If you can’t tolerate the sting mix it with some warm water it will keep the stinging to a minimum.

  • Tash

    Apple Cider vinegar is a blessing!
    I got this from my sister. Simply apply the apple cider vinegar to your face with a cotton ball like a toner once a week. It will help fight bacteria and minimize/tightens your pores. It will sting extremely badly if you just apply it by itself. If you can’t tolerate the sting mix it with some warm water it will keep the stinging to a minimum.

  • April Reyes

    Sounds great! Would this be best to do before or after a shower? :)

  • Jimena Duquaine-Quiroz

    Amazing!!!!

  • Mal

    I have oily skin, this won’t effect it in any way will it?

  • Mal

    I have oily skin, this won’t effect it in any way will it?

  • Mal

    I have oily skin, this won’t effect it in any way will it?

  • Mal

    I have oily skin, this won’t effect it in any way will it?

  • Lily Espinosa

    It won’t make it oilier, if that’s what you’re asking.

  • Lily Espinosa

    It won’t make it oilier, if that’s what you’re asking.

  • Lily Espinosa

    It won’t make it oilier, if that’s what you’re asking.

  • Lily Espinosa

    It won’t make it oilier, if that’s what you’re asking.

  • Lily Espinosa

    It won’t make it oilier, if that’s what you’re asking.

  • Mal

    Oh ok. Thanks! I just didn’t want to make my skin any more oily than it already is. :)

  • Kristin Erickson

    This is great info! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kristin Erickson

    This is great info! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kristin Erickson

    This is great info! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kristin Erickson

    This is great info! Thank you for sharing!

  • seattle_fashion_2013

    Do you have any tips or recipes of facial masks for acne prone skin?

  • seattle_fashion_2013

    Do you have any tips or recipes of facial masks for acne prone skin?

  • Trace

    I have it on my face at this very moment, and I can feel it working!

  • Trace

    I have it on my face at this very moment, and I can feel it working!

  • Trace

    I have it on my face at this very moment, and I can feel it working!

  • Skye1224

    I am always on the look out for home made facial masks. this one is VERY good.

  • Skye1224

    I am always on the look out for home made facial masks. this one is VERY good.

  • Skye1224

    I am always on the look out for home made facial masks. this one is VERY good.

  • Devin

    I’ve been looking for a new facial mask to try, this one sounds great! Thanks Lauren :)

  • Devin

    I’ve been looking for a new facial mask to try, this one sounds great! Thanks Lauren :)

  • Devin

    I’ve been looking for a new facial mask to try, this one sounds great! Thanks Lauren :)

  • Eli_g

    How often is it recommended to do this mask?

    • http://www.tipsfornaturalbeauty.com/ Dima Al Mahsiri

      Once a week would be fine. Frequency is always related to your skin type; oily and combination skin can do it up to 3 times a week, while dry and sensitive skin should not over do exfoliating, 1-2 times a week should be fine.

      You need to test your skin, and see how often you can exfoliate without getting irritated.

      You may add few lemon juice drops if you have oily skin to remove extra oil, and on the other side, add a tea spoon of honey if you have dry skin .

      Hope this helps :)

      Check my blog for more : http://www.tipsfornaturalbeauty.com/

  • Eli_g

    This sounds great and I can’t wait to try it out! However I’m never sure how often I am suppose to do these regimens for. How often is it recommended to do this mask?

  • Eli_g

    This sounds great and I can’t wait to try it out! However I’m never sure how often I am suppose to do these regimens for. How often is it recommended to do this mask?

  • Jen

    there are so many options for the capsules, could anyone specify which kind would be best?

  • Jen

    there are so many options for the capsules, could anyone specify which kind would be best?

    • Jazzy Jaz

      there is plain yogurt that already has probiotics in them. you could just purchase one of those. because that’s what I used.

  • Vicious Kisses

    2 tbsp Pure Honey – 1 tsp Cinnamon – 1 Lemon Wedge
    Combine together until you get a smooth paste consistency. (May need to warm the honey for easier mixing)
    Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
    -Honey helps with moisturizing, antioxidants, free radicals, and and fights infection.
    -Cinnamon helps reduce redness, inflammation.
    -Lemon helps with light exfoliation, reduces dark spot discoloring, and scarring.

  • Vicious Kisses

    You can use this 2-3 times a week.
    Keep any leftovers in a small sealed container.

  • Jazzy Jaz

    I tried a plain yogurt mask yesterday and the results were great!! I mixed in a tbl spoon of plain yogurt (which had probiotics included in it) a few squeezes of lemon and a bit of extra virgin organic coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. Left it on a for a half hour after which it was fully dried and I rinsed it off with cold water. Did not give me any trouble to come off and my face felt very smooth. I followed up with my moisturizer after rinsing because as an exfoliator could dry out your skin. So be sure to moisturize your skin after the mask :)

  • JAZMYN GARCIA

    Trying this because I have a lot of redness!!!

  • Adis777

    Umm I may be just not “I’m the know”
    But is a clam breakout worse than a regular ol breakout?
    ** Essentially, it works like a cleanser while the probiotic invigorates your skin leaving it with a lovely glow. This combination also helps to reduce redness and clam breakouts. Not bad, right?**

    • Kim

      It’s a typo… Should read “and calm breakouts”

  • Darrian

    I hope this does my skin good! I have redness and acne. This mask actually feels really good on my skin while Im waiting the 10 minutes (it has a cooling effect.) But it kind of smells gross….

  • LaurenBeauty

    I was thinking since i’m a teen what kind of mask should i use ??*HELP* PLZ

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