We know it’s great for building strong bones and healthy teeth but now beauty enthusiasts are preaching the benefits of adding milk to their skincare regime. Women have taken to social media in their droves to rave about the beauty benefits of the drink, claiming it leaves their skin smoother, more radiant and pimple-free.
It’s little wonder that women are seeing the benefits of adding the nutrient-rich liquid to their regime; it’s packed with vitamins, calcium, and protein.
Milk also contains AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), the anti-ageing ingredient that luxe brands are packing into their products, making it perfect for slowing down the ageing process.
There are countless ways to incorporate milk into your beauty regime; the simplest way is to splash some over a piece of cotton wool and use it to cleanse your face.
You can also make your own natural face masks by mixing milk with honey, oatmeal and a splash of olive oil. Beauty buffs claim this concoction leaves skin supple and glowing.
Adding milk to our beauty regimes is nothing new; ancient goddesses famously bathed in the white stuff. Milk can do wonders for your face, it hydrates dry skin, exfoliates mature skin, soothes irritated skin and lightens dark skin.
Milk for washing face
Wondering how can milk cleanse your skin? Milk has a unique ability to remove the oil-soluble impurities with the help of fat-soluble enzyme lipase, protein based impurities with the help of protease and dead skin cells with lactic acid. To use milk for washing your face (non-acne prone skin only), massage milk on face followed by wiping with the wet cotton and pat dry.
Milk for moisturising dry skin
Milk is truly a wholesome moisturizer with water, fat and proteins that can replenish the lost natural moisturizing factors of dry skin type. So, how should you use milk as a moisturizer? A by-product of milk, either fresh butter or clarified butter (Ghee) can be applied to the dry skin on both, body and face. Ghee is known to be the best home remedy for chapped lips.
Milk for skin whitening
Milk lightens your skin by promoting the shedding of pigmented skin cells. It reduces tan, dark spots and dark patches.
Milk for repairing aged skin
The secret of the radiant and wrinkle-free skin of Cleopatra is historically attributed to milk. The enzymes, proteins, mineral and vitamins content of milk helps in reducing wrinkles.
Milk for calming sensitive skin
People with sensitive skin often look for a cleanser that can calm their red, irritated skin. Guess what? Milk is just apt for you! Stop suffocating your skin with layers of skincare products. Simply massage milk twice daily on your face (non-acne prone skin only). Complete the routine by wiping with wet cotton and patting dry. This not only cleanses but also soothes and moisturizes your irritated skin.
You can add milk to warm water in the bathtub to nourish your skin. Or pamper yourself with a home based spa once in a while! Put oats and rose petals along with milk in the bathtub, play relaxing music, and burn some incense sticks to rejuvenate your body and mind.
If milk was good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for us.