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Drinking a glass of milk in the morning, every day, can help boost your health. This is because milk contains a number of important nutrients which are beneficial for the body. However, apart from its benefits, milk also serves as a potent beauty ingredient as well. Listed below are some ways in which raw milk can be used for your beauty treatment.
Cleanses the face
Milk makes for an effective facial cleanser. Just dip a small piece of cotton in raw milk and then wipe your face with it. After cleansing your face with milk, use fresh water to wash off the residue. This will help keep your face fresh and glowing throughout the day. (Read: 5 beauty benefits of lime juice (Gallery))
Provides softer skin
In order to achieve softer skin, apply raw milk on your neck and face. Keep it on for close to 10 minutes. Then, use fresh water to rinse your face. You will instantly notice softer and fairer skin as a result.
Lightens skin tan
Milk can help you overcome unwanted sunburn or pigmentation. Since milk is rich in lactic acid, it can help lighten the skin. Also, it does help in clearing dead cells present on the surface of the skin. Therefore, dab a washcloth in milk and apply it on your skin at least thrice a week before taking a bath.
Helps exfoliate skin
Raw milk can be used as a natural skin exfoliant. This is because it contains beta hydroxy acid and is a natural way to get rid of dry and dead skin, giving you soft skin in the process.
Ensures softer hair
By rubbing milk on your scalp before washing it will ensure that your hair remains nourished from the inside-out. This remedy is especially effective for women who have dry and rough hair and are looking for a natural remedy.
Helps shrink pores
Sour milk or cream is an effective remedy for shrinking pores. You will need to apply either sour cream or milk on your face and neck. Leave it on to dry for close to 10-15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
Reduces skin irritation
You can also use milk to heal nasty wounds, lighten red spots as well as reduce allergic reactions. Apply buttermilk, sour milk or sour cream to irritated skin. Leave it on your skin till it provides relief from skin irritation.
How to make face packs using raw milk
Milk, papaya and honey
To remove wrinkles and lines, add two slices of papaya to a spoon of raw milk and half a spoon of honey. Mix it well and apply it to your neck and face. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
Milk and almonds
To get flawless complexion naturally, soak a few almonds in raw milk overnight before grinding it into a paste in the morning. Apply the mixture on your neck and face. Keep the mask on for 15-20 minutes in order for the skin to absorb the goodness of it.
Milk, honey and lemon juice
Milk when added with lemon juice and honey acts as mild and natural bleach for your skin. Add two tablespoons of milk to one tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice. Mix well and apply to face and neck. Leave the mixture on for only 10 minutes before rinsing with water. (Read: 6 amazing beauty benefits of green tea for hair and skin)
Milk with fuller s earth or gram flour
If you want a natural remedy for lighter skin, add milk to gram flour or fuller s earth and apply to your skin at least thrice a week. Since milk is rich in lactic acid, it helps lighten the skin.
Milk and banana
A milk and banana paste can give you glowing skin. For this mixture, mash half a banana before adding a few tablespoons of raw milk to it. Apply it on damp and clean skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you rinse your face thoroughly with water. (Read: 9 beauty benefits of curd or dahi for your skin and hair (Gallery))
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