5 Beauty Uses For Milk
Milk has always been in the public eye as a great beauty aide, dating all the way back to when Cleopatra was said to bathe in milk and honey to help her achieve her iconic, fabled beauty.
Today, raw milk is a great source of vitamins A and D, fatty acids like Omega-3s, calcium, magnesium, potassium and probiotics. These nutrients moisturize and help skin retain elasticity, to name a few benefits. Raw milk comes with the highest concentration of these nutrients, since they haven’t been basically cooked out during the pasteurization process. If you can, reach for the raw milk when it comes to these five beauty uses.
Some cool milk can deliver moisture back into the skin after a sunburn, helping it heal much faster. The soothing coolness will also bring much-needed relief. Simply saturate a cloth in cool milk and lay it on the sunburn until the cloth and milk are warm.
Milk is a great additive to skin moisturizing masks. The proteins and fats in milk help with dry skin. If moisture is your goal, try to opt for whole milk for the best moisturizing benefits. For very dry skin, you can also try fresh milk cream.
Simply add milk to your favorite homemade moisturizing mask, or for a simple natural moisture mask, combine a few dollops of raw honey and a cup of milk. Mix well, and spread the mixture on your face. Leave it on for about twenty minutes, and then rinse it off.
You can also add the honey and milk mixture to a bath for added skin moisture. Simply double the mixture and dump it into the bath under the running water while you fill the tub to disperse the milk and honey. Then sit back, relax and enjoy.
Milk is also a very popular cleanser. Simply wipe your face with a cotton ball saturated in cool milk. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse it off.
You can also dissolve some salt in the milk for an extra cleansing, exfoliating boost. Add the mixture to a somewhat rough cloth and scrub for a minute or so.
Milk can also help shrink oversized pores. Like above, the simplest method for achieving smaller pores is to put the milk on a cotton ball, apply it to the affected area (usually the nose for pores) and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. For added toning benefits, add equal parts rosewater to the milk.
Since raw milk is such a great natural moisturizer, it makes sense to apply it to hair that’s in need of a moisture boost. Simply rinse hair with milk, or put the milk into a spray bottle for easy application. Leave the milk on for about thirty minutes.
For a huge moisturizing punch, combine equal parts milk to coconut oil, and add three egg whites. Dump the mixture onto freshly washed, damp hair. Leave for 10-30 minutes and then rinse.