The Secret of a Silky Complexion
A silky warm milk bath sounds sumptuous doesn’t it? And why not, how many times have we heard that milk is good for you. For ages nutritionists have been raving about how good milk is for your bones and teeth, so why wouldn’t it be good for your skin and complexion as well?
What most people don’t realize is that women have been using milk as a beauty product secret for centuries and it is not until recently that the general public have been made aware of the replenishing wonders of a milk based bath.
Milk baths when taken on a regular basis can soften and smooth your skin, even making it firmer and more radiant and silky to the touch due to milks natural exfoliation properties.
While a milk bath does offer you the benefits of skin care in a home spa, you can also add other natural ingredients such as honey, oatmeal, lavender and even natural clay to increase the beautifying affects of your milk bath mixture.
While you can use liquid milk, the milk bath formula trend is towards dry powered milk. Powdered milk is the better choice because it has a longer shelf life and you can measure and premix convenient milk bath combinations in containers ahead of time.
As mentioned, you can premix the powered milk and other dry ingredients like oatmeal into a storage vessel so that you can lay it away and then when needed, you can retrieve it and sprinkle the elements into your bath as your tub fills.
Another procedure is just before you are ready to take your bath, pre-stir all the ingredients including the liquid components such as the water, honey and essential oils to make sure everything is properly dissolved and then pour this pre-stirred smooth mixture into your awaiting bathtub before you get in.
Using this method avoids the clumping of the dry materials along the sides of your bath and ultimately aids in the clean up process.
Keeping Your Skin Looking Young and Vibrant
The naturally occurring acids in milk act as a gentle cleanser which helps to remove the old skin cells making way for the newer ones underneath, this is a vital step in keeping your skin looking young and vibrant.
While it is possible to purchase commercially pre-made milk bath product to use in your lavatory. It is quick, easy and even cost effective if you make it yourself in bulk.
Because a milk bath is pretty mild, it can be can be taken by all skin types and may even be good for those suffering mild skin blemishes as long as you don’t stay in too long, no more than ten to fifteen minutes.
Clean up is pretty important too, especially if you are using liquid milk, commercial cleaning products or things like rubbing alcohol go a long way to making sure your bath doesn’t stink or smell sour from the milk residue.
Products with citrus in them can greatly reduce the smell both in and after your milk bath. All in all milk baths are great for your complexion, try one today and you too can experience the beautifying affects of a milk bath made famous around the world by Cleopatra of old who was said to have bathed in camels milk to keep her skin looking supple and young.