The secret of radiant and wrinkle-free skin of Cleopatra is historically attributed to milk. Can this affordable and easily available ingredient work wonders for your skin? Both my research and experience (of using a milk-based cleanser for past 2 years) speaks volume about the extraordinary benefits of milk for skin. Here are the 9 amazing benefits of milk for skin that are either time-tested or science-tested
1: Cleanser and Exfoliator
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. Your skin will become smoother and radiant as mine, with the regular use of these milk-based homemade cleansers, I have further customised the recipe for each skin type:
2: Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
Does your skin break out with the regular cleansers? People with sensitive skin often look for a cleanser that can calm their red, irritated skin. Guess what? Milk is just apt for you!
When your skin is irritated, the best option is to leave it alone. Stop all the skincare products. Massage milk twice daily on your face (non-acne prone skin only) followed by wiping with the wet cotton and pat dry. This not only cleanses but also soothes and moisturizes your irritated skin
3: Milk bath
You can simply 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 to above milk bath, play relaxing music, and burn some incense sticks to rejuvenate not only your body but also the mind.
4: Hair Conditioner
Did you know that milk can provide nutrients for promoting hair growth? Apply generous amount of buttermilk throughout the length of hair after washing your hair, leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
5: Cold Compresses for Sunburn
When you get sunburn on a holiday, nothing comes in as handy as milk. All you need to do is refrigerate a soft cloth soaked in a bowl of fresh milk and apply this on the sunburnt skin as cold compresses. Milk soothes sunburn with the help of anti-inflammatory, moisturising and skin-repairing properties. However, do not use whole-fat milk or milk cream because its fat content might insulate the sunburn hindering the loss of heat