Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Milk, does a skin care routine good!

Milk is great for building strong bones but what about for great skin? When applied topically, milk actually calms skin irritation and gently exfoliates.

That's because milk is a natural anti-inflammatory and it contains lactic acid, which is great for exfoliating sensitive skin. The fat content also increases water retention, thus creating newly moisturized skin.

While skim milk is preferred for the waistline, whole milk is preferred for skin care treatments. It contains more hydrating fat proteins. For some great skin-specific milk treatments, try these out below:
  • Irritation and Redness:
Fill a bowl with milk (preferably whole) and ice. Soak a washcloth in the mixture then apply to the skin until your towel is no longer cold. Repeat three times then let your skin naturally dry.

  • Dry or Sun-damaged skin:
Freeze buttermilk in an ice cube tray, then rub them gently on your face. Be careful not to set them for a long period of time on one specific spot. One cube rubbed gently in circular motion should do for each treatment.

  • Full Body Soak
Grab a box of powdered milk from any grocery store and add to warm water until the water is off-white. Enjoy a nice full-body, milky bath.

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