More reasons to Love Kefir!

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While I do enjoy drinking Kefir for its many health benefits, I was surprised to discover it is healing for the skin as well…


Two weeks ago, I accidently grated the skin on my wrist while I was grating carrots. I quickly went to clean it off with water and thought about using some disinfectant to further clean the wound and apply a plaster. Instead used some Kefir on the wound and I did.

This was a surprise to me as I thought that Kefir was meant only for drinking. The following day I was so amazed at how quickly my skin was starting to repair itself. After 3 days of continuous application my skin looked like it had been “sewed” back together again, leaving no scars.

The same week of my kitchen accident, one of the kids in my drama class, managed to cut his foot outside while they were playing. Luckily I had brought some Kefir with me, for drinking purposes and medicinal it seems! I used some on the child’s cut as I knew that it would be the safest and most natural way to repair it.

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For the past month or so, I have had what I call ‘stress pimples’ on my face. I thought, mmm let’s try Kefir. So I started using it as a base on my face before applying the Africa Grace Hydrating Cold Cream. The pimples have cleared and with continued use I know the scaring from the pimples with soon be a thing of the past.

Making Kefir is definitely worthwhile: order a kefir kit.

Esther Machileka