Be Cleopatra (Milk Beauty) for Your Skin's Sake

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Ever heard of Cleopatra’s reputation for her flawless skin? Well, milk bath was Cleopatra’s secret! She used to soak herself in camel milk to maintain her skin. Indulging your skin regularly with milk baths will give you skin that is smooth, soft, supple and of beautiful complexion.

The benefits of having a milk bath is more widespread these days as bath products now include milk as one of the ingredients. Nevertheless, the old-fashioned way to pamper the skin is still probably the best: to use real milk in your bath!

Buy one litre of fresh cow’s milk every few day to bathe. The milk should be at room temperature. When the milk is stored in the refrigerator, leave it outside until it becomes room temperature. Very often, you will discover a creamy substance forming. Use that cream to wash your face, or even use it as a face mask. For a face mask, leave it on for 5-15 minutes before washing it off thoroughly.

You can then pour the rest of the milk from top to toe, rubbing the milk all over your body.

It is best to have your soap bath first, then the milk. Make sure your final rinse washes all traces of milk from your body as some sources suggest that leaving milk on one’s body may be harmful as it promotes bacteria growth. As long as you ensure that you have rinsed all traces of milk off your body, you are certain to keep only the benefits of a milk bath with you!

Milk is rich with nutrients such as Lactic Acid, Vitamin A and D, which help promote the health of your skin, making it strong, yet allowing its texture to stay soft. Washing one’s skin with milk is the best way to exfoliate the skin as dead skin cells are replaced with new ones. The exfoliation process tends to usually dry up one’s skin. Using milk for exfoliation however, won’t. Milk is full of protein and contains natural fats, which moisturises one’s skin at the same time as it leaves your skin glowing like silk.

Instead of using milk only for your skin, why not pamper your hair with a milk bath as well? Online sources reveal that hair follicles contain small scales that make one’s hair appear dull and lifeless whenever one’s hair is dry. Properties found in milk therefore flatten and seal up these scales, allowing one’s hair to appear shinier and healthier.

Although cow’s milk is the most widely available choice, bathing with other types of milk may also be considered:
1) Goat’s milk: Possesses the same pH as human skin; promotes smoother skin.
2) Oat Milk: Great for sensitive skin as it soothes and moisturises the skin.
3) Soy / Rice Milk: Ideal for hydrating one’s skin and promoting healthy new cells.

You may also prefer to warm the milk before bath, as some believe this process enhances the quality of absorption during a milk-bath.

Copyright © 2012 Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Resources
Holistic Living Annex (Volume 1, Issue 2 - MAR 2012 Edn)

4 Responses for “ Be Cleopatra (Milk Beauty) for Your Skin's Sake”

  1. Lindsey Darwin says:

    I used to rub Yoghurt all over the body.. it really left my skin soft and supple. Great article!

  2. Jeannie says:

    Cleopatra divine!! I bought my 1 ltr milk.. will try it tonight! :)

  3. Jeannie says:

    My skin was soo soft after the milk bath! Am gonna try it again tonight. I used it for my hair, but it felt sticky after that... was kinda nuisance getting the milk effect off it. Any suggestion?

  4. I am glad you found milk useful in making your skin soft. As for the hair, if you have long hair, you can try dipping the ends in the milk and leave it for a few minutes. Then use the shampoo conditioner. It will leave your hair moisturised and soft as well.


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