Milk beauty recipes
Skin care really doesn’t have to be expensive, it is just a fridge away. The best example of this are milk beauty recipes. Why milk? Milk is full of ingredients that are beneficial to the skin. After intense physical exercise, for example, our muscles create lactic acid which dissolves the bond that holds dead cells of the skin, penetrate the skin’s deepest layers and thus help its nutrition. Lactic acid is a kind of Alpha Hydroxy Acids – (AHA). Well known brands like Clarins, Clinique, Dior use this process when creating products based on milk.
Milk contains vitamins A and E known to have a positive effect on the complexion. After using it on the face, the skin looks rested. The proteins contained in milk, smooth the skin, and enzymes help its rejuvenation.
Milk containing a high percent of milk fat is a good way to go in helping dry skin regain its moisture.
As a rule, if you are allergic to milk or lactose intolerant, do not use it. Also, if you are diabetic, it is not desirable to take long, hot baths. I have heard of Cleoparta’s milk bath. There are many variations on the topic, but it all boils down to adding either milk or butter milk to a bath. It is recommended that you use milk with a higher percent of fat as it helps the effect: making the skin feel smooth and silky. You can add as much as 5 cups of milk/buttermilk (also, you can add jojoba oil, about a teaspoon), and then soak for about 30 minutes. You can rub the skin using a washcloth or simply rinse off.
Another milk derivative used is yogurt. Yogurt contains enzymes and acids that can help the sunburn. It might be a bit unpleasant to begin with, but once your skin sunburn, nothing you put on it feels really good. You can either soak a cloth in yogurt, or simply apply it on the burnt area. Leave it on until it is dry (which is likely to happen soon immediately after you placed it as the skin exerts high temperature). Rinse it off with cool water and repeat.
Yogurt Based Body Pack
Mix 7oz of yogurt with a teaspoon of wheat germ and apply to the whole body. Let it rest for 10 minutes or so and rinse off with cold water.
Also, you can mix in some yogurt and oatmeal and apply it to face and just rinse off when dry.
The last thing I would like to mention is sour cream. It’s abundance of milk fat is perfect to use for preparation of age-defying facial skin products. Check out the sour cream hair pack recipe.
Don’t forget the hair! Here’s a great milk based recipe for a hair pack.
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