Every year June 1 is celebrated as World Milk Day to celebrate the contributions of the dairy sector. While milk may be good for the body, being laced with essential nutrients and vitamins, it turns out raw milk, rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium and other potent antioxidants, has a number of skin benefits as well!
Milk is a powerhouse drink and contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that helps keep a person fit, healthy and strong. A glass full of milk contains enough vitamins A and B which is good for eyesight and also helps increase red blood cell count. Not only this, milk also contains carbohydrates and energy, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and proteins.
For example, Vitamin A in milk treats dry, flaky and peeling skin, while Vitamin D in skin is beneficial for youthful glowing skin. It increases the production of collagen, decreases fine lines and wrinkles and protects skin from free radicals that cause premature aging.
On World Milk Day 2019, we will tell you a few ways milk can prove to be beneficial for skin.
Natural Face Cleanser
Dab raw milk on your clean face and the using a cotton ball, gently rub the milk over your skin in circular motion. Raw milk is an amazing facial cleanser and will drive out all the dirt within clogged pores, preventing further blackheads, acne and more.
Dip a cotton ball in cold raw milk and dab all over dry skin. Leave it for 20 minutes. Wash your face with cold water once the mask dries off. Word of caution, do not stretch your face muscles while the milk is drying, it may leave wrinkles. Following this regime will not only help make your skin soft but will also keep the moisture content right.
Remove Tans And Lighten Skin Tone
High lactic acid in milk has skin-lightening properties and also helps rid dead cells from skin surface. Dip soft washcloth in raw milk and apply on tanned skin. Use three times a week before taking shower for best results.
Soothes Sunburned Skin
Take a cotton ball dipped in cold milk to soothe and relieve sunburns. Thin protein film that milk creates, protects skin and cools off burning sensations. Whole fat milk is better for sunburns as it contains healthy fat that soothes and lubricates skin.
Milk not only is good at solving dry skin issues but also works wonders for acne prone skin. It cleanses skin from excess oils and dirt which clog pores to form acne but also fights microbes that are responsible for it. Dab cold raw milk on acne-infected areas on the face to gradually terminate pimples without leaving any scars.