You can't discuss wondrous natural ingredients for beauty and skincare without giving goat milk some due consideration. With so much chatter surrounding this seemingly innocuous ingredient, and as people forever on the lookout for natural products for our skin, we could resist doing that thing we do – diving into the interwebs and finding out stuff for you.
Alright, so what's the deal with goat milk, really?
Goat milk is loaded with all kinds of nutrients that are good for your skin:
Essential Fatty Acids and Triglycerides: Essential fatty acids and triglycerides that give goat's milk a pH level similar to our own skin. Similar pH balance means that it causes minimum irritation and maximum absorption. Moreover, they also keep the skin well-hydrated.
Vitamins: Goat milk is power-packed with Vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E, which are considered to be some of the essential nutrients for healthy skin. These vitamins keep the skin well-nourished, control acne, relieve psoriasis, fight premature signs of aging and keep the skin youthful and supple.
Lactic Acid: A known Alphy Hydroxy Acid (AHA), lactic acid exfoliates the skin, gets rid of dead skin cells, clears clogged pores and helps brighten skin tone.
Minerals: Goat milk is a rich source of Selenium – a mineral widely believed to prevent skin cancer. Selenium also soothes and repairs skin that's damaged, blemish and weakened due to too much to the sun.
Is it good for me?
Due to its immense moisturizing properties along with its gentleness, goat milk is GREAT for dry, sensitive and mature skin. Goat milk is anti-bacterial, so it's great for acne-prone skin too. If you're seeking a blemish-free even skin tone, then your search might just end here!
Anything I should know of before diving right in?
As usual, exercise diligence before sinking your face into anything. Stay away from goat milk if you're lactose intolerant. Ensure it's cruelty-free & organic – there's no point in using a goat milk based product if it's going to be pumped with chemicals, pesticides, and hormones. Keep an eye on products with detergents, isopropyl alcohol, petroleum, artificial colours, etc.
AWESOME! How do I apply it?
The question is always looming over goat milk prospects: is there a normal way to use goat milk on your skin or do you go full on Cleopatra? Turns out, goat milk is so versatile, that you can incorporate it into any aspect of your routine. Let's see the various ways:
Goat milk all by itself: Cleansing your face with goat milk alone works too. You can soak a cotton ball in goat milk and wipe it all over your face. Leave for a minute or so, and then wash it off with water. You can also use powdered goat milk – mix it with water and apply on your face. But, make sure your face is makeup-free before you apply goat milk, for it to work.
Soaps: Natural soaps are a safe and simple way to include goat milk in your skincare regime.
Scrubs: You can always take your cleansing routine a step ahead by adding some goat milk to your regular natural facial scrub. Or you can make your own face scrub with goat milk, oatmeal and a little pinch of nutmeg.
If you're including goat milk in your skincare routine, make sure include it in all its chemical-free cruelty, free wholesomeness! Cheers!