A milk bath is a miraculous anti-aging treatment for many people. It contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliator, vitamins, minerals, proteins, as well as oils that can help soothe and soften skin.
Benefits of a milk bath
Moisturizes and softens the skin.
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
It exfoliates without irritating the skin.
It tightens the skin.
It is a more soothing sunburn treatment alternative to aloe vera.
It prevents stress and ensures better sleep.
It reduces skin inflammation and associated symptoms of eczema, rashes and psoriasis.
Which milks can be used in a milk bath?
Cow’s Milk: This is the most common and inexpensive option that you can easily find in your cupboard or at the nearest grocery store. For best results, choose whole milk.
Coconut milk: The lauric acid it contains has an antimicrobial effect and supports skin health, just like coconut oil.
Oat Milk: Oats are particularly soothing; So if you have sensitive skin, consider this gentle ingredient that can fight eczema and dry skin.
Almond milk: Opt for almond milk, which is rich in oils to keep skin supple and works wonders for dry skin.
Goat’s Milk: The lactic acid in goat’s milk gently exfoliates, keeps skin smooth and is highly nutritious. It has a higher fat content than cow’s milk and can therefore offer a creamier texture.
How to make a milk bath
Fill the tub with hot water. Add about 2 glasses of milk to this water. Add essential oils, bath salts or anything else to enhance your milk bath experience. Lie in the tub for half an hour and feel like Cleopatra!
Possible risk of a milk bath
Do not take a milk bath if you have a milk allergy. However, it is not a problem if you only have lactose intolerance. If you are allergic to almonds, do not choose almond milk.