5 Benefits of Milk for Your Skin
Milk may help slow aging
How? The proteins found naturally occurring in milk help boost the elasticity of our skin so we get fewer wrinkles, and they develop slower. Milk also contains retinol (an antioxidant) and vitamin D which can help protect our skin from damaging sun rays. To enjoy this skin benefit, sneak a simple chocolate milkshake into your day when you’re craving a creamy treat!
Milk can help cleanse your face
Read the labels of your facial serums and you’ll likely see alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) listed. Lactic acid, which naturally occurs in milk, is an AHA. So, why not try a splash of chilled milk followed by cool water to refresh your skin on a summer day? Fermented milk, in the form of yogurt, can be used as a cleansing facial mask. During your next at-home spa evening, try this yogurt recipe for a DIY facial.
Milk works as a gentle face exfoliator
Your favorite facial exfoliating cream likely contains milk, thanks to its lactic acid, which encourages skin turnover and the shedding of dead, dry skin cells. Next time you’re in the bath, dip a natural loofah in a small cup of milk and carefully massage it over your face. Then, rinse with warm water.
Milk smooths dry feet
Are your heels cracked and sore? A milk foot bath might be just what the doctor ordered to heal that tender skin. Exfoliate dry skin away by combing half a cup of milk, five tablespoons of oats, and five tablespoons of coconut oil in a tub of warm water and soaking your feet in the mixture. After the soak, consider massaging your feet with coconut oil or lotion to moisturize the fresh skin.
Milk nourishes your skin
You’ve heard of royalty soaking in milk baths to hydrate and soothe irritated skin, so why not do the same? Pouring a few cups of milk directly in your warm bath water along with a few tablespoons of honey and a handful of rose petals is a perfect way to help relax your mind and body after a long day.
Are you sold on the benefits of milk – especially for your skin? This weekend, why not pamper yourself with a little mini spa session focused on using milk to cleanse and exfoliate your skin! Find a2 Milk at a store near you.