If you are looking for a natural way to make your skin look fair, smooth, flawless and glowing, continue reading this article.
Milk is one of the most effective natural ways to nourish & brighten skin. It further helps keep your skin hydrated, prevents your skin from premature sagging and provides that wonderful natural glow from within.
Why Is Milk So Good For Skin?
(i) Milk contains lactic acid, protein, calcium, potassium, vitamins B6, B12, D2 and A and magnesium – all of which do wonders when applied on to skin. These skin friendly nutrients help in regenerating cells, repairing tissues and moisturizing skin, improving collagen production and boosting skin elasticity.
(ii) Milk works as a great skin cleansing, exfoliating, anti-ageing, anti-pigmentation agent.
Are not the above benefits enough to consider including milk in your skin-care regimen?
Besides using raw milk on its own, you can combine it with several other natural ingredients according to what you are aiming for.
Top Milk Face Packs For Smooth, Glowing, Fair Skin
I have selected the following top 3 homemade milk face masks which you can try and see how your skin transforms into smooth, flawless, young, bright looking skin.
Milk Avocado Facemask For Youthful Skin
Milk and avocado are both natural skin-nourishing ingredients. Though this facemask can be used for all types of skin, but it’s especially good for dry, dull, withered skin. The avocado while hydrating skin reduces excessive oiliness. The milk will help soften rough skin.
Why use Avocado?
(i) It not only moisturizes your skin, but also helps retain moisture in the skin cells.
(ii) While deeply cleansing the skin pores, it fights free radicals that otherwise can cause premature aging.
(iii) The presence of large amounts of vitamin E, natural oils & healthy fat helps nourish and protect skin.
(iv) Has anti-aging & anti-inflammatory properties.
You will need:
Milk: 1 tablespoon, raw
Avocado: ¼, fully ripe
(i) Take out 1/4 part of a ripe avocado. Mash it in a small mixing bowl and make its lump free paste.
(ii) Add 1 tablespoon of raw milk and stir thoroughly until you have a smooth spreadable paste.
(iii) Use your clean fingers to apply the paste onto your clean face as a mask.
(iv) Let the facemask sit for 15 to 20 minutes, allowing it to dry. Use a warm washcloth or just your fingertips and warm water to gently wipe off the mask.
(v) Splash cool water over your face & pat dry using a clean, soft towel.
(i) Wear a headband to keep this sticky mask away from the hairline & stray hair.
(ii) Consider applying face masks over your bathroom/ kitchen sinks so as to avoid sticky messes on the floor.
Exfoliate & Cleanse Your Skin With Milk-Honey-Oatmeal Face Mask
Milk when combined with oatmeal & honey makes for an excellent exfoliator because the milk has lactic acid that breaks down dead skin cells, softening them for easy removal. Honey also while gently exfoliating, moisturizes your skin. Oatmeal’s mild abrasive texture helps scour off dead skin cells and extra oil from skin pores.
(i) Retains moisture in the skin cells.
(ii) Contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that fight germs & bacteria, exterminating acne-causing bacteria.
(iii) Its skin lightening properties help fade blemishes & acne scars.
(iv) Fights off free radicals, which otherwise can cause premature aging.
(i) Has a mild abrasive texture that makes the oatmeal acts as a natural scrub, which helps in sloughing off dead cells.
(ii) Works as natural absorbent that soaks up extra oil and dirt, thereby deep cleanses and unclogs your skin pores pulling out dirt & grime.
You will need:
Milk: 1 tablespoon (raw, unflavored, unsweetened). Use full fat milk. But, if your skin is oily, then opt for skimmed milk.
Honey: 1 teaspoon, organic
Oatmeal: 1 teaspoon
(i) Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl to make a spreadable thick paste. You may have to adjust the quantities a little bit to get thick consistency.
(ii) Apply the paste onto your clean face with the help of your fingertips in gentle circular motion.
(iii) Let the facemask work its magic for 10-15 minutes.
(iv) Scrub your face in circular motion for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse the mask off with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft, clean towel.
Caution: Place a strainer in your sink so as to prevent the oats from blocking the drain.
Acne-Fighting Milk Face Mask
Combined with 2 powerful acne clearing ingredients, this milk- turmeric-lemon face mask helps fight and clear out acne, without leaving any scar. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties. Lemon juice acts as a natural astringent, helping treat acne and avert further breakouts.
(i) Lightens & brightens skin complexion.
(ii) Diminishes acne scars and reduces skin discolorations.
(iii) Contains anti-inflammatory properties, which help prevent inflammatory conditions including acne, rosacea and eczema.
(i) Acts as natural astringent. Works as a natural skin toner.
(ii) Exterminates acne-causing bacteria. Fades acne scars & blemishes.
(iii) Helps to even out skin discolorations & hyper-pigmentation to some extent.
You will need:
Milk: 1 tablespoon, raw
Turmeric powder: 1 pinch
Lemon juice: ½ teaspoon, freshly squeezed
(i) Mix well the above ingredients in a small mixing glass bowl.
(ii) Apply gently the concoction onto your clean face, using your clean fingertips in circular motions.
(iii) Allow the facemask to stay for about fifteen minutes.
(iv) Rinse the mask off with cool water to close the pores.
(v) Pat dry with a clean, soft towel.
(i) Never use more than a half-teaspoon of lemon juice on your skin. Using more than this will burn your skin. Also never go out in the sun with lemon juice on your face.
(ii) The turmeric can stain your fingernails yellow. To remove turmeric stains scrub lemon juice on to your nails with a nailbrush. The stains will disappear in a minute. As turmeric can stain your clothes, so wear old top or shirt.
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