6 Ways You Can Use Milk for Beauty Treatments

Anam Shahid Apr 09 2015

We all know that milk is vital for our daily needs. The intake of milk on a daily basis in your routine is not only recommended by doctors but by our mothers since we were children. I wonder why?

Other than milk being good for your bone health, it can also be used as a beauty regimen! We all have heard of Cleopatra. But, do you know the secret to her beauty? You got it, its milk! So, who needs a spa when you’ve got milk in the fridge. Unlike most beauty tips, this does not take too much effort and are relatively much easier to follow on a regular basis. Here are some effective ways to use milk for your spa treatment:

Milk Bath

Taking a bath to relax yourself is a mandatory, but how about a little twist of milk to your bath. Prepare the bathtub with hot water filling the tub as you usually do. Now, add 1-3 gallons of milk, or however much you think would suffice. Just make sure that you don’t make a mess of your bathroom when you sink in the bathtub. Relax in it for about 15-20 minutes. Doing this every day will visibly give you more radiant and smooth skin. Make sure to wash yourself after the milk bath so that you look glowing and not dripping milk.

Facial Cleanser

Natural milk is an excellent source of cleanser. We call this one “a two minute facial stop”. Get a cotton ball and dip it into raw milk, apply this all over your face and leave on for about a minute. Then rinse the face with fresh water and Ta-dah! You’ve got yourself shiny, squeaky clean skin in just two minutes.

Sunburn Relief

Milk is not only soft and soothing, but allows a cooling effect to the skin. So when you’ve got sunburn, apply buttermilk directly on the sunburn and let it cool off for about 5 mins. This will heal the sunburn in no time.

Milk Toner

Use it as a toner. Apply raw milk with a pinch of lemon juice with a soaked cotton ball, and let it stay on for about 15 minutes. Rinse well afterwards and see how this will make you skin glowing in a jiffy.

Milky Feet

Pedicure becomes a must for those who work really long hours and are on their feet almost all day. Milk to the rescue ladies! No need to run to the spa and spend all your hard earned money, do it at home! Soak your feet in 1 liter of warm water, 2 cups of hot milk, few drops of lemon juice, 4 tablespoons of salt, and for fragrance a drop or two of your shampoo. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes and use a pumice stone to rub off the dry skin. And there you have it your own beautiful looking pedicured soft feet at home.

Milk Your Hair

Who said milk can only be good for the face and body? Milk is an all-rounder girls. Milk can be used to nourish your hair from the inside out. Using your fingers apply milk like how you would hair oil, and leave on for about 25 mins. Rinse well, and see the instant softer and shinier hair.

So, there you have it htv readers. The secrets of using milk for defining your beauty are endless. I’m sure that you will be following some of these tips today. What are you waiting for? Run to your fridge and start trying these out!

Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.