If you enjoy creating and using DIY skincare products but haven’t tried using boiled milk for your face you’re missing out.
Using milk on your face will nourish your skin weather the milk is raw or boiled (pasteurized). Raw milk can be more difficult to find and boiled milk is a more accessible and convenient way to nourish and moisturize your face. Both are worth trying and will give you more soft and supple skin.
It has been said that Cleopatra was the most beautiful woman in the world, that men would go to war over her beauty.
One of the many beauty secrets she had was taking milk baths. These milk baths helped her keep her skin beautiful.
There are many benefits to using milk in your skincare routine. I’ve heard about people using boiled milk for the face. Does this work? This article will help you figure out if it does.
When you have such an affordable product that will help you get amazing skin who needs expensive skin and spa treatments?
Milk has many nutrients such as lactase, proteins, vitamins A, B12, D and zinc, these are all beneficial to the skin.
These ingredients will improve the skin by nourishing and soothing it.
Boiled milk for face, is it worth trying?
Is milk good for the face?
Milk in all forms (pasteurized or raw) has a number of beneficial effects on the face.
It is an amazing hydrator for your skin: It is rich in nutrients so it makes a great moisturizer.
The milk gets into the layers of the skin conditioning and moisturizing the skin on a deeper level.
Other milk and milk powders also moisturise the skin. This article looks at the benefits of goat milk powder.
It can be used as a skin cleanser: There are many skin milks on the market that clean the skin. You can use pure dairy milk to get this effect as well. The milk will get rid of any dirt, excess oil, blackheads and sebum on the skin
Reduce too much tan: You might have been out in the sun and gotten an uneven tan. If you would like to get rid of this then you can use raw milk to deal with the situation.
Great as an acne treatment: Milk is able to regulate the oil on your skin. This prevents acne breakouts as a result of excess sebum on your skin
Exfoliator: The lactic acid in milk is a great exfoliator. It works well because it removes dead skin cells and thus gives you smooth supple skin.
The acid does this by breaking down dead skin cells and slough them off. The fats will help lubricate as well as soften the skin after the exfoliation.
Glow on: If you make a mixture of sugar and milk and use this on your skin then your skin will have an amazing glow.
Reduce dark spots: Milk is able to help you get rid of any spots you might have gotten after acne or from ageing.
Continuous milk use will leave you with beautiful radiant skin. Other ways to reduce dark marks are explained in this article
Bye-bye dryness: If you use milk and a natural humectant like honey or glycerine on your skin the mixture will get rid of your dry skin in no time.
Calm the skin: If you have any skin concerns such a redness, irritation and dry skin then you can use milk to improve the situation. The nutrients in milk will heal the skin from these skin concerns.
Night mask: You can use raw milk overnight as a mask if you desire. If you use it overnight you’ll wake up with amazing skin in the morning.
Quick note: Boiled milk does not have as many nutrients as raw milk does. Yes, there are some nutrients that are still in boiled milk but not as much as raw milk. See more on this later in the article.
Can I use boiled milk on the face?
There are many people who’ve switched to drinking raw milk. This is because there are many health benefits associated with drinking raw milk.
That’s assuming that the milk is properly processed. If not then the milk can have negative effects on your health.
The benefits of using raw milk on your face are pretty amazing. This milk is the most nutrient-dense and moisturising milk there is.
The benefits of using boiled milk on your face are lower than those of using raw milk but the milk is still beneficial none the less.
The milk you have in your fridge is probably pasteurized milk.
Pasteurized milk is milk heated at high temperatures thus killing any bacteria that will give you any sickness if you drink it.
This is great for drinking but not the best possible milk you can apply to your skin. Boiled pasteurized milk, unfortunately, depletes many of the beneficial nutrients that would have helped your skin.
The boiling also destroys the enzymes that are good for your skin if applied topically. These enzymes would have been hugely beneficial to the skin.
Is boiled milk safe?
Boiled pasteurized milk is safe to drink but it reduces the nutrient value of the milk. When you apply the milk on your face it is helpful but not as helpful as raw milk
Raw milk is not considered safe to drink. Yes boiling it removes some of the bacteria that can harm people if ingested but it can still make you sick.
When it comes to using it on your skin it is a great topical product. If you boil it you remove some of the skin-friendly enzymes. This is because when you boil the milk some of the fats and protein structures an altered
Both boiled and raw milk are safe to use on the skin.
Can milk lighten your skin?
Milk can’t turn your skin a whole different shade but it can definitely help if you want to lift off a tan a bit.
The “lightening” properties of milk will only lighten your skin by a couple of shades with consistent use.
Milk contains lactic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid. These two acids will help remove dead skin cells off of your skin like any other chemical exfoliator would. Exfoliation over time will slightly lighten the skin.
Can I sleep with milk on my face?
Yes, you definitely can sleep with milk on your face. If you decide to you can add other ingredients to your overnight face mask.
Doing this will help the mask attach to your face more effectively. In addition, adding another ingredient offers added nutritional benefits.
A good addition to your milk mask is honey. Honey is called liquid gold for a reason.
It can help treat acne, nourish and moisturize your face, help improve the appearance of skin damage because of age and it can also improve your complexion.
Is yoghurt is good for oily skin?
Yes, yoghurt is good for oily skin. There are a variety of skincare products that use yoghurt in their formulas and with good reason.
Yoghurt has been used for centuries in skincare routines. It started with the Greeks, they saw it as a fountain youth.
The food contains high amounts of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a great exfoliator and it also helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines.
If you use yoghurt on your oily skin on a regular basis your pores will begin to decrease, your skin will be exfoliated and your skin will become more firm.
The exfoliating properties of lactic acid will remove your dead skin cells and leave you with soft smooth, brighter-looking skin.
Oily skin does not shed dead skin cells easily so using yoghurt will kelp this process along. In addition, it supplies your skin with hydration and aids in cell regeneration as well as cell growth.
Can I apply yoghurt on my face every day?
Yes, you can apply yoghurt on your face every day. Using yoghurt on your skin every day is a great idea.
Using yoghurt on your skin will supply your skin with essential nutrients and minerals. This, in turn, will make your skin healthier overall.
With consistent use, your skin will look brighter, more moisturised, gently exfoliated and blemish-free.
Yoghurt also has the ability to kill off any acne-causing bacteria that may have found its way onto your skin. Using yoghurt every day will help keep your skin clear and blemish-free.
In addition, if you use yoghurt under your eyes regularly the zinc in the yoghurt will help to lighten up your dark under-eye circles making you look more awake and fresher. It also helps to soothe sunburns and calm the skin when needed.
Is milk good for oily skin?
Yes, milk is good for oily skin. Milk offers many beneficial properties to the skin, so if you have oily skin your skin will also benefit from milk.
It is extremely soothing and hydrating to the skin, it is mainly used to soothe and hydrate dry areas of your body. Milk can also be very moisturizing, it softens the skin quite well.
After you wash your face your skin can become dry, face wash products tend to strip your face of its natural oils.
If this is the case you can apply milk on your skin to bring some moisture back into your skin. You can then rinse off and apply your toner and moisturizer.
The presence of lactic acid in the milk works as a natural chemical exfoliator, helping to get rid of your dead skin cells which can clog your pores
Does raw milk remove tan?
Yes, raw milk can help remove your tan.
The milk still contains high amounts of lactic acid and alpha hydroxyl acid, these are gentle chemical exfoliators.
These chemical exfoliators will break the bonds between your old dead skin cells that are tanned and the new fresh skin cells.
The old skin cells will be sloughed off and you’ll be left with new fresh skin cells that have not been tanned.
The raw milk not only removes your tan but it also hydrates and nourishes the skin, soothing the skin as quickly as you apply it.
In addition to being able to remove your suntan, it is quite cooling and refreshing on the skin
How do you wash your face with milk?
Milk face rinses: Your skin will greatly benefit from the nourishing effects of milk face rinses. The more often you do this the better your skin will look
- Start off by washing your hands. As we go about our days our hands come into contact with a variety of dirt, debris and external pollutants. We need to make sure to start off with clean hands as to not contaminate our faces
- Make sure your face is freshly cleansed and washed. The milk will be able to hydrate and moisturize your skin better if there is no dirt and grime standing between it and your skin. This also makes it easier for the milk to exfoliate your skin
- Apply the milk onto your skin and massage it in for 60 seconds, this will allow the milk to properly penetrate your skin and do it’s magic
- After this time remove the milk residue off of your face making sure there is none visible and that your skin does not feel sticky from the milk
- Apply your toner of choice and follow this up with a moisturizer
You can use milk daily on your skin, this article looks at the benefits of using it daily.
Milk baths: Not only is milk hydrating and nourishing for the skin on our face but milk is also good for the skin on your body.
Cleopatra used to have milk baths and she was regarded and the most beautiful woman in the world. Try it out and see how you like it.
To prepare a milk bath do the following:
- Start off with a clean freshly washed body. The same logic applies to the skin on your body as the skin on your face. The milk needs a clean surface for it to work properly.
- Run some water into your bath, add about 1-3 gallons of milk into the bath
- Sit in the milk bath and relax for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. This will allow the nutrients in the milk to enter into your skin, hydrate and nourish t.
- After soaking in the bath wash the milk off making sure to remove all the milk residue from your skin
Tip: You can do a milk bath every day, the more often you do it over a long period of time the better your skin will look overtime
Tip: If you don’t want to fully wash your face with milk but still want the beneficial properties of using it on your skin you can use a milk toner
Is curd good for face?
Yes, curd is good for the face. It has a similar texture to yoghurt, it is not the same product but it offers similar skin benefits.
Curd is made by curding milk with lemon juice or vinegar. Yoghurt is made by fermenting milk using bacterial fermentation to create the product.
Curd, yoghurt and milk all contain lactic acid and alpha hydroxyl acid which help to exfoliate the skin and leave you with a smoother and softer looking face.
In addition, they are all great at hydrating and moisturising the skin. With continued use, your skin will look healthier and blemish-free.
If you have easy access to curd then you can use it in face masks just as you would with yoghurt or milk.
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