Legend has it that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk daily to retain her flawless and beautiful skin. If you are a bride to be, you would definitely want a radiant and glowing skin on your important day.
Milk is an important ingredient for building bones and teeth. But its uses are not restricted to that. It is a rich source of vitamins like B12, B6, A, D2 and even micro nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, lactic acid and even proteins. All these nutrients help smooth the skin and prevent premature aging. Milk also helps make the skin more elastic, and boost collagen production in the skin, cleanses the pores and reduces irritation caused by artificial products. Thus, milk acts as an exfoliator, anti ageing agent and a wonderful cleanser to help you attain a flawless skin.
Here are some face packs with help of milk for your special day:
1. Mixture of Milk and Avocados:
Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of milk and one fourth of ripe avocado to form a smooth paste. Apply it on your skin and keep it for a minimum of 20 minutes before washing off the paste.
This pack combines the antioxidant properties of milk and avocados, and prevents premature ageing helping you attain a younger looking skin. It is also loaded with Vitamin E and natural oils, which helps in deep cleansing and providing nourishment to skin.
2. Mixture of Milk and Oatmeal:
Make a mixture of 2 tablespoon of oatmeal, 3 tablespoon milk along with a mashed ripe banana and form a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck areas in circular motions for 5-10 minutes, before rinsing it off with tap water. If you have an oily skin, use skimmed milk. Also, add 1 tablespoon of honey in the mixture if your skin is dry.
This acts as a very good scrub and helps you get rid of dead cells and dirt lodged in the pores of your skin. This pack also helps you get rid of oily skin and makes it clean and glowing.
3. Mixture of Milk and Turmeric Powder:
Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder along with milk to form a thick paste. Apply it evenly on your face and wash off with warm water after 20-30 minutes. You can also add honey for dry skin. Adding lemon juice to the mixture helps you to get rid of more pronounced blemishes on skin.
Turmeric has a number of medicinal properties including anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. It helps keep the skin free of blemishes and pimples, which can leave spots on skin.
4. Mixture of Papaya and Milk:
Make a smooth paste of the ripe papaya fruit, and add milk to it. Apply this paste on your face and wash after 20 minutes with normal water.
Regular use of this pack rejuvenates and lightens the skin, making you look more beautiful and radiant.
5. Mixture of Orange Peel and Milk:
Make a fine powder of sun dried orange peels and add milk to make a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wet your face and remove pack by gently scrubbing your face in a circular motion. Then rub your face with ice cubes for about 5 minutes.
This is one of the best packs to cleanse and brighten your skin, along with removing blemishes.
Besides these, regular application of raw milk also works wonders for your skin.
Photo. Daria Shevtsova