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Facial cleansing is one beauty routine that must not be overlooked, due to its numerous skin benefits.
When it comes to facial cleansing, Milk is my all time favourite organic ingredient, as it provides real value.
Looking to learn how to use milk as a facial cleanser? We will delve into that in a bit!
What makes milk awesome for skin? Is it its moisturizing abilities or exfoliating properties, skin toning tendencies or its ability to even out uneven skin discoloration, milk is your best bet.
The main active nutrient in milk is the lactic acid. Lactic acid in milk serves as a deep pore cleanser. It cleanses out dirt and dust particles clogging pores, reducing acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples breakout.
Other nutrients include Vitamin A, D, B12, B6, Biotin, potassium and calcium. They all function in giving the skin a soft texture, removing wrinkle lines, moisturize, hydrates, and even out hyperpigmentation.
Ways to cleanse your face using milk:
Milk and rose water: This is one of the easy-to-make cleansers using milk. Just add few drops of rose water with milk and apply on your face. Massage on the face in circular motions for 1-2 minutes. Wash off with cold water to close open skin pores.
Milk and turmeric cleanser: This cleansing combination is a skin lightener and brightener. Turmeric has lightening properties and milk evens out skin discolorations. Using both as a cleanser would result to an amazingly glowing skin.
Simply make a paste with turmeric and milk. Gently cleanse your skin in a circular motion (avoiding your under eye circle) for 3 mins, and wash off with cold water.
Milk and honey cleanser: Honey has many antioxidants so you should add few drops of honey to your face pack to get a glowing and flawless skin. Instead of applying milk alone, add few drops of honey and then massage on your face in circular motion. If you have pimples or acne, add few drops of lemon juice. Lemon juice is a natural remedy to treat acne or pimples.
Milk and carrot juice cleanser: Carrot has beta-carotene that tightens, exfoliates and moisturises the skin. You can use this vegetable to cleanse your skin, fight wrinkles and make it glow with shine. Mix grated carrot or carrot juice with milk. You can add yoghurt to make a facial cleanser. Apply on the face and massage in circular motions. Leave for 2-3 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Milk, yoghurt and carrot can make your skin oily so you can follow up with a mild face wash.
Author: kome Emevor
Organic skin care consultant/ therapist. Blogger.