Is it okay to say that I have a crush on Greek Yogurt? From drinking as a smoothie to washing my hair with! I do them all with this Greek Yogurt Goodness!
As you all know, Greek Yogurt is very healthy for your body. People are starting to call it a “superfood”. It’s high in protein, calcium, potassium, vitamins and has less sugar than the normal Yogurt. This Greek Yogurt actually isn’t from Greece. I know, it’s kind of confusing but NO not from Greece like its name. It’s the name of the process of how they were made it in the Middle East, where it originally came from. Why do they called Greek Yogurt then? I have no idea! Who cares, right! All we need to know, is that it’s good for us and we should consume it in our daily life.
Besides drinking and eating, you can incorporate Greek Yogurt into your beauty routine. Facial Mask and Body scrubs are the best beauty essentials for the cooler months of the year. Your skin tends to loose its moisture, and to help bring back all the hydration, Greek Yogurt will do a pretty great job on that.
Use Greek Yogurt as your Face Mask!
I used to be a face mask queen when I was a teenager and plain Yogurt was my BFF. Now I’m getting back on track to try and take care of myself so I’m back to my Yogurt routine again. Every morning and night I make my own Greek Yogurt face mask. All you have to do is scoop 1 table spoon into a small bowl. Mix it up a little bit then use your fingers to grab some Yogurt and spread all over your face. To make it less messy, you can use a mask brush (foundation brush will do) to do the job instead of your fingers. Leave the Yogurt on your face for 15 minutes then rinse it off. Now you will feel your face is so soft and your dark spots are getting brighter. You can add honey, fresh mashed strawberry or any other ingredients as you prefer. If you don’t have time to add more stuff, Greek Yogurt will do an amazing job than you’ve ever imagined.
I can tell you here that any plain Yogurts can work fine but I recommend using Greek Yogurt because of it’s richness in protein, its double the amount than normal Yogurts. This will help moisturize your skin even more. I love it because I have super dry skin. Plus all the benefits that every Yogurt can give you, for example, anti-bacterial, mildly exfoliating, prevent premature aging, relieve sunburns, prevent breakouts, diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, you still get all of those benefits from using Greek Yogurt.
My personal recommendation is to go for an organic brand and don’t buy the non- fat one unless you want to eat it too. You should go for the full fat kind to get the most benefits from for soft and healthy skin.
Use Greek Yogurt as your Body Scrub!
Instead of plain Greek Yogurt, you can add scrubbing agents like salt, sugar, corn flour, rice flour, coffee, baking soda or oatmeal.
For me personally, I love to use Greek Yogurt with sugar. I add a little bit of honey and lemon in the mixture also. Sometimes, I add a few drops of essential oils to it too. I try to do this once a week to give some me time to my mind and my body. Like I mentioned above that this Greek Yogurt really makes my skin soft and hydrated. It’s also good if you have sensitive skin like mine. Not only that but It’s natural and the most mildest scrub you can find from your own kitchen.
After you have all of your ingredients ready, it’s time to mix them up for you to ready to use. Wet yourself with warm water to open your pores. Then use the Greek Yogurt scrub, scrubbing from the neck down. If you want to use this mixture for your face, I recommend adding rice flour instead of other scrubbing agents. Rinse yourself with warm water. You can wash yourself with soap afterwards or just leave it that way. To keep the moisture locked under your skin, try to wash yourself with normal to cool temperature water, to close your pores.
Use Greek Yogurt as your Hair Mask!
Yes, you can use Greek Yogurt as your hair mask. I’m not kidding. You can mix the Yogurt with coconut oil, olive oil or Moroccan oil. If you want your hair to smell a little more fresh, I recommend you adding 1 drop of peppermint essential oil in it. If you want to feel more relax and calm, adding lavender essential oil will do the job too. After you are done preparing your hair mask, it’s now the fun time. Wet your hair and lather the masks all over your hair. Leave the mask on for about 15- 30 minutes. If you have more time you can leave it on longer. I sometimes, when doing my chores, would where the mask on for half day. It’s up to you what time frame works. The longer it is the better your hair will soak up all the nutrients. After your time is up, you can rinse it off with shampoo and conditioner. Your hair will feel so soft and look shiny.
Since our lives are super busy, making hair mask by yourself seems unrealistic! I know you don’t even have time to yourself in each day. At the end of the day all we want to do is go to bed.
Good news is HASK just launched their new Haircare collection, HASK Greek Yogurtshampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner. #HaskGoesGreek I’m one of the people who had a chance to try them right when they came out. Oh, my goodness!! Their packaging is the cutest. The cute pastel tubes are love at first sight.
I had a chance to try the REPAIRING Formula. It’s Greek yogurt with Blueberry & Açaí, purple packaging. They also have HYDRATING formula with Fig & Honey in yellow packaging and the last one is COLOR PROTECTION formula with Cranberry & Pomegranate in pink packaging.
My husband and I are using HASK at the moment and we came up with what we love about this Greek Yogurt Blueberry & Açaí, REPAIRING Formula.
– We love how clever the dual tubes are when dispensing the formula. Greek Yogurt solution is the inner tube and the Blueberry & Açaí are the clear solutions that you can see right away.
– We love the non over powering smell of this collection so much. All the products have the same scents, fresh fruity smells. Our hair smells so good all day long.
– The price is very reasonable for the quality of product you are buying. My husband couldn’t believe how inexpensive these products are.
– We love that this collection uses Greek Yogurt as their main ingredient. We can feel how nourished our hair is after using the products since the first time.
– We love that this Greek Yogurt Collection is free off: Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Gluten & Drying Alcohol.
– The deep conditioner can use as hair mask which is very convenient than making your own mask.
If you’re on the way to thirty, your lucky that you have stumbled upon my blog post today. The sooner you realize these five behaviors, the better your life will be. I wish someone had told me about them before I turned thirty. But I didn’t mind figuring them out by myself. If you’re already in your 30’s, share with me what you think about what I’m about to tell you.
Since today is my birthday and I am not thirty anymore. I would love to give you this blog post as a life present, some part of what I’ve learned about life in these past thirty years. Just hear me out, you don’t need to follow them right away but at one point in your life, believe me, you will get rid of all these five behaviors completely. The sooner, the better you will be.
I’ve learnt that the more you try to please people the more pain you’ll get. I know we all want to be accepted into society, it’s not your fault, it’s because we’re human and humans are a social animal who need love, acceptance, understanding, recognition and many other aspects when we’re with a group of people. I don’t blame you at all but if it’s too much to handle in order to get accepted into a group of people or even only to one person, why do you have to hurt yourself? You have to stop pleasing and start learning to love who you are and know what you really want. Being yourself is the best feeling ever. You know you can’t please everyone, right? So forget about them and start doing what you really love. I used to please a lot of people and at the end of the day no one really cared. They got what they wanted and they forgot about you. You deserve better than that. Create your own people, have you heard of “Your vibes attract your tribes.”, thats exactly right, you don’t need to pretend to be someone else just to get accepted. You will meet people who care for you and love who you are. If not today, trust me you will find them soon. For me, at this point of my life, the only people who I don’t mind pleasing is my family and myself. It might sound selfish for some, but you will learn and know that you shouldn’t waste your valuable time pleasing everyone. Because life is too short my loves, just enjoy the time you have.
I stopped worrying about the future.
I learned to live in the present. I know worrying doesn’t help speed up the process to get to the future. If you wish to have something, you have to start doing it now. Don’t wait for the future and hope it will provide you with what you want unless your doing something towards it. I’ve realized that the future is uncertain, people are born and people die, no one will lives forever. It’s kind of a scary thought to think like this, but it’s a good reminder to do something good today and to stop worrying about everything in the future. Live your life everyday with happiness, that’s the best thing you can do.
I stopped caring about my birthday party.
Why waste time and money to throw a party? No one will remember it. No one really cares. It’s another day of life you should cherish with your family. Birthdays are the day you should be thankful toward your parents, especially your mother who gave birth to you. Stop asking for presents, nothing will last forever. Give your parents a little bit more love on your birthday. Give them gifts instead of asking for one. They’re the people who will always be there for you and will love you no matter what. Let them know that you are grateful for everything they have done for you. Forget about the party, take your time and sit down to realize what had happened in your life. What should you do more for your family and yourself. Make your life a party and enjoy everyday so that you wouldn’t need a special party to bring happiness to you.
I stopped stalking people on Facebook.
Are you still doing that? How was it? How did it make you feel? Not good, right?
I caught myself stalking some of my friends and someone who I used to know, after I was done doing that I could feel my mood had changed and my good day turned to be a bad day. I hate that feeling and I know it was from me looking at someone else’s stories that they might have actually made them up for you to feel painful when look at it. For example, I keep wanting to buy a designer bag. Then I start stalking one of my friends who happened to have just bought the exact same bag I want!! How do you think I feel? A little bit envious? You’re right! I started to blame myself and feel sorry for myself for a couple of days. After I realized how bad it was. I stopped right away. The thing is, you have to be grateful for what you have. They’re plenty of people who want to be like you and wish to have what you have. If you can cut this behavior out of your daily life, you will have a wonderful day everyday.
I stopped feeling bad when spending money on what I really want.
Have you ever had that guilty feeling after your done shopping? Even though you knew it was a good deal. I had that feeling all the time. But I would weigh the feelings between getting it or not getting it. What feeling is worst? Turns out the feeling of not getting it is pretty bad. You can’t take your mind off that lovely thing until you own it. I’ve been through this feeling too many years and I am done. Whatever I want I will get without any regrets or bad feelings. What has changed me is that I try to shop for something that makes me feel good or can help people or some organization when spending money. How can I feel bad, right? You should start doing the same, there are plenty of shops that are helping out other people, animals or helping the world. Like one of the brands I am going to give you an example on today. BootayBag, underwear monthly subscription. For $12 dollars a month and free shipping ($10 flat rate for international shipping) , subscribers will get 2 pairs of panties picked to their individual style preference; Mix It Up: A combo of cheeky panties and thongs, Only Thongs or Never Thongs.
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After reading through my post today, what do you think about it? Are you doing all of those behaviors I have mentioned above? Have you realized how good or bad they are to you? Do you think you should stop immediately?
Whatever your decision is, all we need is to be happy with ourselves. Be grateful for who you are and what you have. Care for the people who matter. No one knows the future, all we have to do is to do our best at the “NOW” not “THEN”. Give yourself rewards whenever you deserve them and try to give back to people who need it most.
Thank you for stopping by today my loves!
Happy birthday to me! Have a happy everyday to you! Before you go, please share with us, what else should we stop doing now?
“Surround yourself with people who see your value and remind you of it.” – Unknown
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Molly Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes — a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she has been loving and enjoying her own DIY masks and scrubs from natural ingredients. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her baby to sleep early, relaxing and watching a movie with her husband.