Your doctor advises you to have at least a glass of milk everyday as milk contains calcium, protein, vitamin D etc that helps keep your body strong. But did you know that milk when applied externally on your skin, also helps in a number of ways?
Benefits Of Milk
Milk along with other ingredients or simply on its own helps to keep the skin soft, smooth and moisturized. The lactic acid in milk rejuvenates the skin, the proteins in milk provide essential nutrients to skin and even the fat content in milk helps to provide moisture and a protective film on the outer layer of skin. Milk has been proven to help in getting a brighter, radiant complexion and acts as a bleaching agent.
Different Ways To Use Milk For Your Skin
If you have a bath tub, fill it 2/3 with warm water and 1/3 with milk. Immerse yourself into the tub and gently exfoliate yourself with a soft brush. Rinse off with plain water and apply moisturizer all over. You can add a few drops of jojoba oil or olive oil to the milk to increase the moisturizing properties.
Cleanse your face properly to clear dirt and makeup. Take a cup of milk and dip cotton balls in it and apply all over face. You may massage the face lightly. Let it dry and then rinse off. Rose water id added to the milk gives a nice smell and has a rejuvenating effect.
Milk Based Moisturizer
Take 4 tbsp of milk and mix 1 tbsp of honey with it. Apply all over face and let it dry. Wash off gently and pat dry with a towel. Both milk and honey act as natural moisturizers and leave the skin feeling soft and supple.
This also helps in diminishing blemishes and in preventing dark circles. You can also try milk mixed with lemon juice and olive oil as a very effective moisturizer for glowing skin. Peaches mixed with whole milk makes for a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin.
You can either make a simple milk mask by making a paste of milk powder and water and applying it on your face or try out a more elaborate mask using other ingredients.
You can try an almond and milk mask by adding powdered almonds to milk powder and making a paste of it. You can also make a mask out of milk and brown sugar and honey. It helps in refreshing the skin as well as cleansing and moisturizing it.
Milk Based Sunscreen
Milk mixed with salt and water when applied to sun burnt areas provides relief.
Milk Bath Salts
Epsom salts mixed with milk powder, a few drops of essential oils and a few drops of any food coloring agent makes for an efficient yet natural bathing salt. You can store this and use it as a bathing salt in your bath whenever you want.
Milk Based Makeup Remover
Makeup needs to be removed completely to prevent blackheads and whiteheads from appearing. Most makeup removers are harsh on the skin. Using milk instead of a makeup remover is a better idea as it removes the makeup and is gentle on skin and tones the surface as well.
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