A DIY Yoghurt Serum For Nourished, Healthy Looking Skin

You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen.

When you want an inexpensive (and all-natural) pampering session but don’t want to wander farther than your kitchen, try this DIY yoghurt soothing serum, courtesy of Bannie Williams, nutritionist, author of The Smoothie Manifesto and founder of The Healthy Ingredient. 

We love that this serum is super easy to make and contains skin-loving ingredients like natural yoghurt, chia seeds, lemon juice and organic rosehip oil. It’ll help plump and soothe your complexion, and also keep redness and irritation at bay.

Making your own skin smoothies (or treatments) is a wonderful way to ensure your products are free from chemicals or nasty ingredients.
Yoghurt is a rich source of probiotics and can have a soothing effect when applied topically to the skin. Lemon juice acts as an antibacterial agent, chia seeds can help plump and nourish and rosehip oil can assist with the decreased appearance of fine lines and imperfections. – Bannie Williams.

Yoghurt Soothing Serum

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Image: The Smoothie Manifesto, Bannie Williams

What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
½ teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon organic rosehip oil


  1. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cleanse the face and gently pat dry. Then, using your fingertips, generously apply the skin smoothie to cover the entire face. Leave on the skin for up to one hour. Rinse off.

*Always test a small area of skin prior to leaving this serum on for an extended period of time. Avoid use if you have any form of irritated skin, conditions or are sensitive to dairy.

A DIY face serum isn’t the only way to treat-yo-self, here’s a step-by-step guide for giving yourself a salon-worthy pedicure at home. Or check out these six self-care rituals to recharge, rejuvenate and refocus.

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