Do you know that a glassful of milk has a whole lot of beauty benefits? Well, all of us are aware of the various benefits of drinking raw milk. But, apart from the health benefits, raw milk is very good for your skin.
According to the researchers, the lactose present in the milk can help in treating many skin problems like tanning, dark spots, and sunburn. Besides this, it also helps your skin to glow and removes all the dead skin cells. Milk boosts collagen, reduces acne and promotes skin elasticity.
Wondering how to use milk in your beauty regime?
CitySpidey spoke to Dr. Kalpana a dermatologist to get you some simple milk hacks for your skin care.
Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana said that many of us fail to realise that tiredness and stress often tends to have a direct impact on our face and eyes and no amount of make-up or supplements will ever be able to change that.
The dermatologist shared the following five natural hacks with milk for skin care:
This is done to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
Ingredients: milk, honey, oatmeal powder
Method: Take one table spoon of each ingredient mix them well. Then, apply this mixture on your face and massage in a circular motion. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with plain water.
2. Treat Scars
This is done to reduce marks from the face.
Ingredients: Milk & 4-5 Soaked Almonds
Method: Take the overnight soaked almonds and crush them into fine paste with the milk. Then apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. After which you need to scrub your face and finally wash it with plain water.
3. Treat Acne
This reduces and prevents acne. This regime is also used as a pre-bridal beauty treatment.
Ingredients: 1 table spoon of milk, ½ teaspoon of lemon and a pinch of turmeric.
Method: Mix all the ingredients, apply it on the face by massaging in a circular motion and leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse it with cold water and pat dry.
Tip: It’s advised to steam your face before using this remedy.
4. Treat Dry Skin
This moisturises your skin naturally and if this tonic is regularly used it can promise long term results.
Ingredients: milk, 2 table spoons of besan (gram flour), a pinch of turmeric
Method: Mix all the ingredients well to make a fine paste to apply on the face.
The mask needs to stay on the face for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it with warm water.
5. Nourishment for Glowing Skin
This face pack nourishes the skin and gives a glowing skin. For desired results continue to use it for at least a week.
Ingredients: 4 table spoons of milk, mashed ripen pumpkin and a few drops of rose water
Method: Mix the ingredients to prepare a fine paste. Apply this pack on your face and let it set for 15 minutes. Then wash it with cold water.
Dr. Kalpana says that the secret of a healthy skin lies in a disciplined lifestyle, a balanced diet, staying hydrated and above all relaxing and taking ample amount of sleep!
She suggests it’s better to treat the skin naturally instead of treating them with chemicals.
Don’t forget to try these milk hacks on your skin. Wishing you a healthy and happy skin!