We all remember the slogan “ Milk, it does a body good” or the famous “Got Milk?” Well, let me tell you! I’ve got milk and it did my body good; inside and out!
Now we all know the health benefits which milk provides our body like building healthy bones and muscles, relieving stress blah blah blah… We’re not here to talk about that today ;) I want to talk about how milk can be yet another key solution to our skin problems or how we may simply incorporate the ingredient into our daily routine. Before doing so, let’s take a moment to learn a little more about how milk naturally transports its effectiveness.
Milk is rich in nutrients and a vitamin has been a favored ingredient in skin care for centuries. In fact, Cleopatra, the legendary queen of Egypt (hmm…just noticed my use of the knowledge of the ancients. I guess their legend is still living on ;) was known to take her milk baths as a means to keep her skin supple, smooth and radiant. Enjoying her cosmetic benefits of lactic acid, the first alpha-hydroxy acid was born.
The lactic acid found in milk effectively hydrates the skin by increasing its water retention capacity. In addition, milk is also rich in amino acids; which enhances water retention and skin moisture and allows for deeper penetration into the skin.
Complexions can also benefit from milk’s antioxidant-rich properties, as antioxidants are attributed to helping combat free radical damage and environmental toxins. These nourishing properties will also improve cell function and elasticity and boost collagen production in the skin.
Milk contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that gently sloughs away dead skin cells and also promotes cell renewal. The exfoliating properties which milk delivers are ideal for reducing wrinkles, pigmentation and discoloration.
Other benefits of milk include:
- Skin smoothing body
- Prevent premature aging
- Eliminates dark spots
- Shrinks pores
- Reduce irritation and allergic skin reaction
With the enormous value which milk brings to the table, natural beauty products containing milk are found to help nourish and clarify- even the most sensitive skin; leaving it soft even toned with a most radiant glow. I’ve got my Facial Milk on, have you got yours?