""
Three ways to use milk for skin care

Three ways to use milk for skin care

For the most part, there isn’t a ton of overlap between the grocery and whole body sections of the supermarket. However, ask beauty experts and they’ll tell you that there’s a perfectly good skin care product hiding in the grocery department – milk.

 

That’s right, milk.

 

Here are three ways that milk can serve as an effective at-home skincare product:

 

Exfoliant:

 

AHA (or alpha hydroxy acid) is a key ingredient in exfoliants from trusted brands like Kiehl’s, philosophy, and Neutrogena. One example of an AHA is lactic acid. Using cotton or a washcloth to apply milk to the skin will serve as a mild and gentle exfoliant without the harsh irritation of coarser options.

 

Skin Softener:

 

Milk’s abilities as a skin softener have been known for literally centuries dating back to Cleopatra and her famed milk baths. That wasn’t just errant olden day folk wisdom, either. Milk baths really can soften skin. As One Good Thing details, adding a mixture of four parts powdered milk, one part cornstarch, and one part baking soda to your next hot bath can be a low-effort, high-reward treat for your skin.

 

Foot Bath:

 

Though gentle enough for use on your face, milk can also be a key ingredient in a soothing and restorative footbath. Dematocare suggests combining a half-cup of milk, five tablespoons of oats, and five tablespoons of coconut and allowing your feet to soak for at least 10-15 minutes. This preps the feet for normal exfoliation with a pumice stone.

 

There’s a time and place for using professional, chemical products but next time you’re looking to do some DIY pampering, don’t forget the dairy aisle.

FEATURED POSTS

Stowaway Cosmetics Makeup Set Small Enough for Your Pocket Makeup enthusiasts will surely rejoice with the Stowaway Cosmetics makeup set that is small enough for one's pocket. Stowaway understands the struggle of every lady to put everything in their little clutch. With its line of small makeup sets, ladies no longer have to worry about having to leave… Irene Kim's spring beauty tips This fashionista popped on the American fashion radar in 2014. Her rainbow hair and mysterious persona set her apart from the fashion wannabes. At the very outset, Irene comes across as a girl who holds her own image. This Korean-American model calls herself a ‘banana’ yellow on the… Old remedy made new: Olive Oil for beautiful skin Hundreds of years ago, women did not have access to beauty products. They were putting different powders as make-up on their faces, they were using plants to make their lips red and different mixtures to have smooth skin. Olive Oil is one of the oldest secrets for a beautiful and glowing skin. Women… The dangers of eyelash extensions For many women, eyelashes are a very important and they struggle to take care of them as well as they can. They use mascara, growth treatments and in the last years, eyelash extensions. This is a great alternative to regular fake eyelashes, as you don’t have to care for them every day or be… 5 things men do not consider attractive in women It’s fairly easy for women to notice all the flaws in other women, whether it is her outfit, her hair or her makeup; anything amiss will surely be noticed by women. But one does ponder; do men see the same things as women do? Do they find different things unattractive about women that other…

Recent Posts