Certain ingredients found in fresh whole milk could soften, tone, and exfoliate your skin, giving you a soft, silky and clear complexion.
According to Natural-beauty expert Paige Padgett,whole milk can be used as your daily cleanser. "It's gentle, yet effective in removing excess oil and makeup," she says.
Milk contains lactic acid, a form of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), which helps to reduce wrinkles and boost collagen while smoothing the skin. Simply soak a cotton pad in milk, and gently clean your face and down your neck to exfoliate dead cells. "It's a gentle exfoliation," says Padgett. "Not like a fruit acid or enzyme, which can be harsher."
Add a couple of cups of milk to warm water for a lavish soak. "A milk bath feels decadent and makes skin soft and smooth," says Padgett.
Padgett recommends using yogurt as a mask to even skin tone, gently exfoliate, and soften skin. Apply a thin layer over your skin, and let sit for five to 10 minutes before rinsing.
The lactic acid in milk brightens, rehydrates and exfoliates and also treats breakouts, according to Padgett. Mix milk with flour to create a thin paste, apply it before bedtime, leave it on overnight, and rinse in the morning.