Whole milk is easily obtainable in every household. It is a nourishing food and a crucial ingredient in many recipes as well as drinks. Milk is one of the easily accessible and efficient beauty care ingredients. Milk has innumerable benefits for the skin. Cleaning the face with milk is one of the most affordable beauty remedies. Vitamins and minerals help in regenerating the skin cells, repairing the worn-out tissues, increasing the production of collagen, improving skin elasticity, and moisturizing the skin. Raw, cold, and creamy milk is highly beneficial for the skin. Milk is the ultimate remedy for every skin problem.
Milk contains a high amount of calcium which is important for healthy bones and teeth. Milk protects youthful glowing skin and slows down signs of aging, fine lines as well as wrinkles. Milk boosts collagen production, reduces acne, and promotes skin elasticity. Hence, include the glass of milk in your beauty regimen to get the most radiant and soft skin. Below are some DIY milk remedies for skincare.
- Milk as moisturizer
- The richness of milk helps to get rid of dry and flaky skin by replenishing lost moisture. It hydrates the skin by making it smooth and moisturized.
- Dip a cotton ball in milk. Dab the cotton ball soaked in milk all over the face. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
- Combine equal quantities of milk and mashed banana for better results. A paste of raw milk and ripe banana pulp makes a good moisturizer that helps to get rid of the dry, rough, and scaly skin. This mask can be used to remove the dryness from other parts of the body.
- Mix milk, honey, Vitamin E capsule, and mashed cucumber in equal amount. Apply the mask on the face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
- Add 2/3 tsp of gram flour, a few drops of raw honey, and Rosewater to raw milk. Mix well and apply on the face as well as neck. Rinse off using lukewarm water after 10 minutes. It is an amazing face mask. It will give you a well-toned, smooth, and glowing skin.
- Milk as a cleanser
- Milk is an excellent cleanser as it removes the dirt as well as dead skin. It prevents blackheads and acne at the same time it moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and supple.
- Dab a cotton pad in milk and apply it in a circular motion. Repeat this process for three minutes and then rinse it off with warm milk.
- Add raw milk to Moong bean powder and form a paste. Apply it on the face and leave for 15 minutes. Scrub before cleaning for another 10 minutes. It acts as an exfoliating skin cleanser.
- Mix 100 g of raw milk with 10-15 drops of lemon juice. Apply on the face and hands using a cotton ball. Wash your face with water after 7-10 minutes. It helps in removing excess oil from the face and gives you glowing skin.
- Combine 1 tablespoon of raw milk, a few drops of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of Cucumber juice to form a paste. Apply on the face and hands using a cotton ball. Wash your face with water after 5-10 minutes. It is an excellent mask for severely sensitive skin.
- Milk as an exfoliator
- Milk helps to get rid of clogged pores. Hence, it can be used as an effective exfoliating scrub. The natural compound AHA found in milk is an important ingredient of many beauty products.
- Add a few drops of honey to a little bit of milk and massage it into your skin for 5-10 minutes. Rinse it off to reveal soft and radiant skin.
- Milk deeply nourishes the skin and keeps it rejuvenated. It contains beta hydroxy which is present in lactic acid. It mildly scourges excess oil and dirt from the skin. It also removes dead cells and heals damaged skin. It tightens large pores and keeps your skin supple and soft.
- A perfect homemade scrub can be made with milk, honey oatmeal, and walnut powder. Make a paste by mixing all these ingredients in equal quantities. Apply the paste on the face. Scrub the paste and wash it with cold water after 25 minutes.
- Oats, Fuller’s earth and ground almonds have a coarse texture. It works well as a skin exfoliator without causing damage. The milk and honey in the scrub keep the skin hydrated. Combine 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 1 teaspoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of ground oats/ Fuller’s earth/ ground almonds. Adjust the quantity of milk (if you are using Fuller’s earth) to get a desired paste-like consistency. Apply the paste to the face and gently massage. Avoid the area around the eyes. After massaging for 5 minutes, wash it off with cold water. Pat dry your skin and follow up with a toner and a moisturizer.
- Use oats for sensitive skin. For oily skin, use Fuller’s earth. For normal skin, you may use any of these three ingredients.
- Milk as the tan remover
- Raw milk helps to reverse tan. It also protects the skin against sun damage. Combine raw milk with curd. Apply it on the face 25 minutes before and after stepping out in the sun. It forms an amazing protective layer around the skin that keeps the skin safe from sun damage up to 5 hours.
- Use milk to get rid of tan lines. Milk contains lactic acid. Hence, it helps with the skin lightening process. To use milk as a tan remover, combine an equal amount of milk and green tea. Dip a cotton pad into this solution and apply it all over the tanned skin. Rinse it off after 15 minutes. To get better results, repeat the process thrice a week before bath.
- Milk is known for its anti-tan properties. It is used alongside tomato juice as anti-tan face pack. This natural ingredient helps to get rid of the complete body tan.
- Soak 5 almonds and 5 dates in raw milk for two hours. Grind all the ingredients and make a paste. Apply it on the face for 15 minutes. Sprinkle a little water on the face and scrub it for a minute. Wash off the paste with fresh water to reveal smooth skin.