I always knew that milk does the body good but, I never thought of skin when I’d hear that. Well, not until recently.
A few nights ago I was sitting at my desk with 4 Oreo’s and a small glass of milk next to my keyboard.
I was surfing the web looking for a new doghouse for my Dalmatian. He’s currently sleeping at the foot of my bed.
don’t mind this but, over the past few months, he's developed a ridiculous
habit of running in his sleep. You know – laying on his side and going through
the motions of running. Anything within a 10-foot radius gets
destroyed…including my sleep.
somehow on this web-journey I came across an article that was about the human
skin and it offered some not-so-typical suggestions on how to maintain it and
keep it strong. The first suggestion was to use milk to soften your skin. Being
the ‘insanely curious about everything type,’ I started reading. Just as I was
about to read the last paragraph, I saw my Oreo’s shed a few tears.
I asked them
why they were crying. The answer they gave me literally has changed my outlook
All 4 of
them, in unison, said, “You’re going to put that milk in your bath and not dip
us in it, aren’t you?"
I said, “Are
– I don’t take baths. Even if I did, I wouldn’t take one at 1:27 AM.
To make a
short story longer than it should be – I ate the Oreo’s, one by one, by dipping
them in the milk. After all 4 were consumed, I was left with about ¾ of the cup
of milk. I stared at it for a few minutes. Then I had a thought.
“What if by
adding Oreo’s to your bath, as well as 2 cups of milk, I could get the skin
benefits as well as a scent that everyone loves. Am I on to a billion-dollar
Okay – back
to the skin softening. The article suggested to only use “a couple" cups of
milk and add them to your already warm bath water. After soaking in the tub,
your skin will feel soft and smooth.
Why am I
feeling it may also feel sticky when the skin dries? You ever spilled milk on
it’s different when it’s mixed with warm bath water.
got the better of me so I did some more research on this. I thought I’d share
with you some of my findings.
interesting fact I found is that milk contains lactic acid, which is a form of
alpha hydroxyl acid. This is the same ingredient that is found in some of the
fancier chemical exfoliates. Alpha hydroxyl acids reduce wrinkles and boost
suggestion is to soak a cotton pad in milk and, in a sweeping motion, go over
your face and neck. It will gently exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling
smooth and silky.
Milk has tons of excellent benefits for your skin – such as:
• Aides in healing small wounds
• Exfoliates dead skin cells
• Shrinks pores
• Nourishes and softens the skin
…and so much more!
Milk Mask Recipes
Hey, here are a few recipes I found if you’re as curious as I am:
For smooth skin:
Take 3 tablespoons of Oatmeal and mix them with a cup of milk. Use the mixture for face or body scrub. Let it dry while it’s on your skin and then rinse it off with warm water.
To create a radiant look:
Mix together – 2 tablespoons of powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of warm water. Apply it to your face and neck and let it completely dry up. After about 10-15 minutes, rinse it off with warm water.
I must say, I never thought the old saying, “Milk does the body good" would hold such ground.
I mean, I am naturally an extremely handsome man so, I really don’t need this. I just wanted to share what my handsome eyes saw on the web that night.