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Friday, January 23, 2015

Fair Friday-Yogurt Beauty Mask

Today continues my weekly series on natural beauty products. Today's entry is like many I've post recently, in that in can come right out of your kitchen. It is also super simple because it is only one ingredient.

Greek yogurt is healthy to put in your body as well as on your body. Try to use a yogurt with the highest fat content you can find. The fat is good for your skin. Some doctors are also now recommending eating full fat dairy since it is a healthy fat. Studies have also shown good weight loss effect for those consuming full fat dairy products.

The recipe was taken from the book "Organic Body Care Made Easy" by Samantha Stephenson.

Greek yogurt is high in calcium and protein as well as good bacteria cultures to help bring a healthy glow to your skin.

Beauty Yogurt Mask

3-5 teaspoons of plan 2% Fat Greek Yogurt

Use clean fingers to spread the yogurt over your face and neck in an even layer.
Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

I went swimming the night I did this mask.  Swimming always leaves my skin dry. This mask softened and moisturized my skin. It felt great after.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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