Milk is considered to be one of the most sacred foods in the Indian culture. Sipping milk offers a wide range of benefits to the body and bones but did you know including milk in your beauty routine can completely transform your skin? 1st June is celebrated as World Milk Day, so we’re taking the opportunity to show you how to reap maximum benefits out of this power packed ingredient.

As a foot soak
 

As a foot soak

Dry and cracked heels are a common skin problem and if you’re looking for natural way to soften your heels here’s one.

Use: In a foot soak tub add 4 cups of warm water and 2 cups of warm milk. Rub your cracked heels with a pumice stone and wipe off with a towel.

For cleansing
 

For cleansing

Milk is an excellent cleansing formula, it removes all the trapped dirt and oil without disrupting the natural moisture balance of your skin. It also unclogs pores preventing blackheads and acne.

Use: Take a clean cotton ball and dab it in raw milk. Massage face with this in circular motions for five minutes and then wash off with warm water.

For exfoliation
 

For exfoliation

Rich in AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid), milk helps remove excess dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, thereby revealing soft, glowing skin beneath.

Use: Take equal amounts of raw milk and honey in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well and massage for 10 minutes before washing off.

For soothing sunburns
 

For soothing sunburns

Enriched with protein, milk forms a thin layer on the sunburnt area and calms the burning sensation.

Use: Apply cold full cream milk on the burnt area to soothe the skin. The healthy fats in milk will moisturise as well as lubricate skin.

As a face mask
 

As a face mask

If your skin looks dull, pigmented and lifeless milk could be the answer to all your skin issues. The lactic acid in milk will reduce pigmentation, hydrate skin and make it look glowing.

Use: Take equal parts of milk and green tea in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and apply all over face and neck. Wash after 15 minutes, repeat thrice a week.