Over two thousand years ago, Cleopatra filled her elegant tub with camel milk to maintain her notoriously supple skin. However, the multiple benefits of milk baths and milk-based skin care products are being revisited in the new millennium as more people seek holistic solutions to their health and beauty needs.
Milk naturally contains Vitamins A and D, which helps to make your skin soft, yet strong. Further, the lactic acid in milk has natural beta hydroxy acids which not only exfoliate your skin, but soothe it. The natural ingredients found in milk improve the appearance and condition of your skin. As milk eliminates dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, it adds essential moisture. Milk is even beneficial for your hair because it seals up the small scales on your hair follicles that can cause hair to look dull. Using milk on your hair will make it shinier and healthier, just as using milk on your skin will made it silkier and more radiant.
No matter what type of milk you use, it is sure to benefit your skin. Although Cleopatra used camel’s milk and many people today use cow’s milk, other kinds of milk are also excellent for skin care. Goat’s milk has the same ph as human skin and is quite effective for attaining smoother skin. Oat milk contains oat grain, which is super for sensitive skin because it soothes as it moisturizes. Soy and rice milk are also terrific for hydrating the skin and promoting healthy new cells. Regardless of where the milk was derived, it is certain to deliver multiple benefits to your skin.
You can make your own milk bath at home by adding a couple of cups of warm milk to your bath, or in a pinch, you can substitute with a couple of cups of instant milk. You can also add a drop or two of almond oil to the bath because it smells delicious and will provide a bit of additional moisture.
For greater convenience, there are fantastic milk-based skin care products available on the market. From cleansing to moisturizing to exfoliating, you can do it with milk.
Consider using milk and milk-based skin care products for more beautiful, glowing skin. After all, as the commercial tells us, “Milk does a body good”!