Ever noted how gentle and soothing a product that entails the name “milk cleanser” is for your skin.
Well, that product probably entails a few of the nutrients and vitamins that are found in raw milk. While these products are gentle and come highly recommended for our skins, their price tags however, are not too friendly for our pockets and this discourages people from consistently using them and maintaining a consistent skincare routine that their skins can benefit from.
Healthline – a health media property staffed by medical professionals – states that milk contains many of the ingredients that people often find and look for in their facial skin products. These ingredients are:
- Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
Here are some of the ways in which you can use milk for your face:
Face cleanser: According to Health Shots – website that specializes in women health issues – this facial cleanser is comes highly advisable as it is a natural product with no hidden side effects that you may be unaware of. To use this product as a facial cleanser, Health Shots advises that you mix 2 tablespoons of milks with a bit of turmeric and mix. To apply this mixture of your face and neck, use a cotton bad and rinse off after 10 minutes. Health Shots states the additional pinch of turmeric will bring in its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to the mixture.
- Exfoliating scrub: This product acts well as an exfoliator because of the protein and lactic acid that is naturally found in it. Health Shots explains these two nutrients act well as a hydrating agent for skin. It is further shared that thins exfoliator aid towards the removal of dead skin, black and white head pimples. Use a 2:1 tablespoon ratio of milk and sugar and mix. To this mixture add 1 tablespoon of flour and stir until it forms a paste. Massage on your skin for a while and rinse off after 10 minutes.
- Soothing irritated skin: If you are someone who has eczema and often has irritated skin but no method to soothe it then this might be for you. True Basics – wellness brand that manufacturers self-care essentials – states the lactic acid in milk contains soothing properties that brings comfort. True Basics advises you to dip a cotton pad onto milk and apply it your face. Massage the milk in circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
Face mask: This natural product helps with acne. the reduction of “wrinkles, skin damage, and fine lines.” The compounds that are present in milk such as vitamin B, calcium, alpha hydroxy acids are the staples that aid towards healthy- and better-looking skin. To reap such benefits, Health Shots advises you mix two tablespoons of milk with multani mitti. Massage this mixture onto your face for a few minutes and leave for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
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