Even though our grandmothers and mothers swore by it and we had it sitting in our refrigerators all this while, we never really paid attention to milk cream or malai as a hair and beauty remedy. But now since winter (and everything it brings with it) is right here, we show you how you can use malai to your advantage…

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Milk cream as an instant pick-me-up
As is the case with milk, malai too works wonders for dry and dull skin. If you’ve got a celebratory week ahead but have no time to head to the salon, apply generous amounts of malai on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. It’s the easiest and most effective way to nourish and hydrate your skin and leave it with a healthy glow.

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Milk cream as a lightening agent
If you’re dealing with a stubborn tan that won’t go away, just mix some malai with a little bit of saffron and leave it on your skin for half-an-hour. The potent combination of saffron and milk makes for an excellent, natural skin lightener and over time, shows visible results.

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Milk cream as an exfoliant
Little did we know that milk cream can also be used as an exfoliant.
Grind some breadcrumbs (or you can alternatively even use oats), mix them with equal parts malai and grind it into a paste.  Apply it all over your body and gently exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin that might be lurking on the surface. It’s super easy to do you will usually have all the ingredients at home. This comes highly recommended especially for the wedding season.

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Malai for everyday use
If you’ve got the time, you can even use malai on your face every day. Mix a tablespoon of malai with an equal portion of honey and blend it into a paste. Apply it on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Since this is relatively light and has no harsh ingredients, you can use it as often as you wish. The malai softens your skin while the honey fends off acne causing bacteria.

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Malai to condition hair
Obviously if it’s that beneficial for the skin, milk cream can also work wonders for your hair. After you’re done shampooing, apply milk cream on your hair the same way you would conditioner. Ensure that you steer clear of your scalp since it can be a tad tricky to get cream off there. This helps to condition dry hair and get rid of the frizz.