The benefits of milk for the skin have been recognized since ancient times. According to numerous accounts, Cleopatra’s silky smooth skin was attributed to the regular milk baths that she enjoyed.
Raw milk contains a number of important lipids, proteins and nutrients that make the skin softer. In addition, milk has a cleansing and hydrating effect and it kills germs. The lactic acid that it contains produces mild exfoliation, leaving the surface of the skin fresher and imperfection-free.
Are you an individual trying to overcome excessive skin dryness? Many of the commercially manufactured cosmetic products can make the situation worse. These contain chemicals, preservatives and drying agents that sensitive skin prone to dryness will be irritated by.
Opting for raw milk treatments will leave even the driest of skin properly hydrated and smooth. I promise you that the results you get will be unattainable through the use of cosmetics. In addition, milk is natural and much more affordable than expensive creams and lotions. If raw milk is not available, you can use the whole fat milk instead.
Do you need to get your dry skin hydrated quickly?
- You will need two tablespoons of warm milk. Massage it gently into your face. Leave the milk on for a couple of minutes and wash your face clean. To get the benefits, you will need to use full-fat milk. The lipids are the ones that have such a wonderful effect on dry skin.
- If your hands feel excessively dry, you will need to warm half a cup of milk. Soak a cotton ball in the lukewarm liquid and use it to apply the milk on your hands. Keep the cotton ball pressed against the place where your skin is cracked the most. You will feel the relief almost instantaneously.
- Very dry, flaky and damaged skin can be treated with a powerful milk and honey combo. The two cleanse the skin deeply, while giving it emergency hydration. Honey contains a number of powerful antioxidants and it is also a humectant that seals moisture inside the skin.
How to: To make a mask for excessively dry and damaged skin: You will need to mix one tablespoon of full fat milk and one tablespoon of organic honey. Stir well together and apply to your face for 15 minutes.
|Nutrients|| Benefits for Skin
|Lactic Acid||Milk is rich in lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid that helps break down dead cells, enabling skin to regenerate quickly.|
|Calcium||Composes the uppermost layer of skin. Heals dry withered skin.|
|Potassium||Solves dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells|
|Vitamin B12||Heals rough uneven skin. Has skin lightening properties useful for evening out skin discolorations and acne scars.|
|Protein||For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong wrinkle-free skin.|
|Vitamin D||Stimulates collagen production. Slows fine lines and wrinkles. Minimizes acne. Helps skin maintain its elasticity and strength. Promotes youthful skin.|
|Vitamin B6||Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.|
|Vitamin A||Heals dry flaky and itchy skin.|
|Magnesium||For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.|
Hope you liked these unbelievably easy DIY skin care tips, as always, I’d be happy to hear what you thought of them or learn of any other skin uses for milk, so please leave your comments below.