Without a shadow of a doubt, all of us are aware of the benefits that milk has on our health. But we aren’t referring only to the nourishment that the world’s first energy drink gives us when ingested, we’re talking about its wide impact on the beauty world as well. Legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in bathtubs full of creamy milk, just to maintain her eternal beauty. So if you’re wondering what the benefits of milk for your skin are, here’s a list…
 

Milk and its composition

Milk and its composition

The creamy liquid is more than just a boost of energy to be had along with breakfast. Milk contains large amounts of calcium, potassium, iodine, protein and vitamins A, B and D. Together, this nutrient-rich cocktail can work wonders as a home remedy for glowing skin and to tackle other skin issues.

 

To soothe sunburnt skin

To soothe sunburnt skin

Milk can prove to be extremely soothing for sunburnt skin. All you need to do is take a towel soaked in cold milk and place it on the affected area. Leave this for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. The lactic acid within milk soothes the sunburnt area and helps restore it to its original state.

 

As a cleanser

As a cleanser

On sensitive and dry skin tones, milk can be used as a cleansing milk to get rid of impurities. Thanks to the enzyme lipase that milk contains, oil-soluble impurities are dissolved easily. Blend milk with oats and rosewater to create a cleanser that removes dirt in pores and soothes the skin while it does so.

 

To moisturise the skin

To moisturise the skin

Dry skin can greatly benefit from the magic of milk, thanks to the healthy fats present in it. Create a paste of ripe bananas and milk and apply it generously over your face. Follow this by washing it off with warm water after half an hour. This will lend moisture to your skin in the most natural way possible. For an added shot of moisture, try the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser. With its fruit moisture and SPF 24, this crème moisturiser will keep you protected on hot and cold days.

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