How To Use Raw Milk To Cleanse Your Face?
Raw Milk for Face
Home remedies for gorgeous skin have forever been gifted within our families from one generation to another making them nothing less than heirlooms. The sheer knowledge of using natural ingredients to heal and beautify skin and hair is worth knowing and sharing.
If you listen carefully, there are always these super easy remedies ready to cure any skin ailment from within the parameters of the kitchen that works just like magic that grandmothers always would love boasting about. And one such ingredient is the raw milk.
Why use Raw Milk for Face?
Milk has always been popular in India for both its beauty and health benefits. It’s packed with vitamin A, D, B12, B6, Biotin, potassium, calcium, lactic acid, and protein. All forms of milk including curd and buttermilk have proven to be beneficial for human health and skin and hair. Ayurveda, for centuries, has celebrated the beauty benefits of taking a bath in milk and rose water and once you realize all the goodness raw milk can bring to your skin, you would wish to add it to your daily skincare routine.
What Is Raw Milk?
Raw milk is unpasteurized or unhomogenized milk. It is not usually recommended to consume raw milk, however, it poses a lot of beauty benefits when used in the form of a cleanser or when included in a face mask.
It is claimed that raw milk has more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antimicrobials, and fatty-acids in comparison to pasteurized milk.. However, during the process of pasteurization, a lot of harmful bacteria like tuberculosis are destroyed.
Pasteurization process involves heating of the raw milk to kill bacteria, moulds, and yeast. It also increases the shelf life of the product. Pasteurized milk is often homogenized. Extreme pressure is applied to disperse the fatty-acids more evenly. This improves its taste and appearance.
There are innumerable reasons to use raw milk on your skin as it is a highly comforting ingredient with numerous benefits. Let's discuss talk about some of the best ones first.
- You can use it as a cleanser. The lactic acid, vitamin A, D, E, and K and protein present in milk makes it a mild exfoliating and hydrating agent. It’s a good toner for dry skin.
- Milk masks help clear dark spots, heal tanning, and acne over time, thanks to lactic acid.
- Homemade milk cream aka malai can also be used as a pack for hydrated, moisturised, glowing, and soft skin.
- Ghee is good for dry lips, ulcers, and irritating skin.
- Buttermilk can help you lighten your skin as well.
If you do not want to use raw milk directly as a cleanser, you can mix it with other healing ingredients. It will only add to the list of benefits. Check out some good ways on how to apply milk on face-
Milk and turmeric
Raw milk is both a cleanser and a skin brightener. It helps in evening out the skin tone while turmeric is known for skin brightening and lightening.
- Make a paste of milk and turmeric.
- Apply on a clean face.
- Leave it on for 15-20 minutes or till it dries out.
- Wet your hands and then using the fingertips start to cleanse your face in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes
- Now, wash it off with cold water.
You will instantly notice a lovely glow after this procedure.
Milk and honey
Honey is added to masks for its smoothening properties. It adds glow and makes the skin look flawless. For pimples and acne, you can add lemon juice to this milk and honey cleanser.
- Make a paste and massage your face in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Milk, yoghurt and carrot juice
Carrot tightens, exfoliates, and moisturises the skin. It helps cleanse the skin, add shine, fight wrinkles, and other signs of premature ageing.
- To use it as a cleanser, add yoghurt and carrot juice to some milk.
- Massage it on your face in a circular motion.
- Leave it for 3-4 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
- If your skin feels oily after this, feel free to use a mild face wash.
Also learn about the natural ways to wash your face without soap.
Raw milk is rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants which makes it more beneficial when used every day. It nourishes skin cells from within and keeps your skin moisturised all day. It can even draw out excess sebum from skin pores and tighten the large pores over time after everyday use.
Also read about the ayurvedic approach to cleansing your skin the natural way.