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Kefir for Flawless Skin – The Ancient Elixir of Longevity.

JLR - April 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Did you know that kefir is not only good for your gut but also for your skin. It makes a great addition to your beauty regime and here is why:

The condition of our skin is largely dependent on what we eat. A healthy gut will go a long way in ensuring that our skin glows. Add to this a topical application of kefir and you will be amazed at the results.

Cleopatra was renowned for having a flawless complexion and it was rumoured that it was because she used to bath in milk.

Kefir and Your Skin

Kefir is a lactic acid that contains AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acid). These compounds;

  • act as an exfoliant and remove dead skin cells
  • are anti-aging
  • will brighten your skin
  • assist in controlling acne and rosacea
  • lighten age spots
  • remove black heads.

I decided to delve a bit deeper into some other interesting, ummmm, food that could be topically applied. I added oat meal and honey to the kefir and ended up with a fantastic face mask.

Oat Meal

  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Great for sensitive skin as it is very soothing
  • Contains saponins which cleanse your skin
  • Can be used to treat acne, rosacea, excema and rash (use on babies)
  • It is moisturising
  • Anti-aging


  • Anti bacterial
  • Antioxidants for anti-aging
  • Moisturising
  • Soothing
  • Adds a glow

You can apply the kefir on its own on a daily basis or mix the above goodies together for a killer mask. Apply liberally on your face, neck and decolletage. Literally it is good enough to eat!

Give it a try and let me know the results!

My Cultured Kitchen seems to have extended to my bathroom. How awesome is that?


  1. I’ve been using whey daily on my skin as a cleanser, toner and mousturiser! I also use it as a hair rinse. I use a kefir mask with ground almonds and honey which is amazing and gently exfoliating! I tried a turmeric, kefir & honey mask last night, which felt great but left my face with a slight yellow tinge! My skin has never looked better! These superfoods are incredible both internally & externally! It’s a journey of discovery! I’m constantly finding new ways of using these natural products! I run workshops on Fermented Foods and just recently incorporated a natural beauty element! Proving very popular!!

    • JLR

      That all sounds amazing Janice. Thanks for sharing. I also run Cultured and Fermented Food Workshops and you have given me a good idea to include a beauty element. Where will I find your blog? I also have a Facebook page called Smart Health’s Cultured Kitchen, please feel free to post on this page.

      • Hi there, you can find my blog at
        I also have a FB page at Nourished by Nature.
        I have only recently started running Fermentation ×Workshops & they are proving very popular!
        I love the skin & hair benefits and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. It’s a journey of discovery and most exciting! I love your blog, you have obviously been fermenting for longer than me!

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