There’s limited research showing that yogurt is effective when applied topically; however, eating yogurt and other fermented dairy foods can help improve several aspects of skin.

Research for this information:

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, July 2015, pages 380-385

Plos One, January 2013, ePublication

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