The Benefits of Milk for Skin

Milk does the skin good?

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.

Normally I 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. 

Anyway – 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 on reality. 

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 you crazy?” 

Silly Oreo’s – 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 idea? 

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 your hands?

Yeah…perhaps it’s different when it’s mixed with warm bath water. 

My curiosity got the better of me so I did some more research on this. I thought I’d share with you some of my findings. 

The most 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 collagen. 

The 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.

Here’s to mammals! One love!

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