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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
If Mother Nature did not endowed you with flawless porcelain looking complexion,
that does not mean you have to blow loads of money on indulgent skin whitening spa
treatments for all over perfect skin tone. Look back into history and steal this
famously best kept beauty secret of Cleopatra’s legendary silky smooth and milky
white complexion – milk baths.
The nutritional advantages of milk are plenty and spread beyond its widely acknowledged
ability to strengthen bones and teeth. Milk also provides aesthetic and therapeutic
benefits to the skin which were recognized as far back as ancient Egypt, when Cleopatra,
the beautiful queen of the Nile, soaked in luxurious baths of fresh donkey’s milk
to preserve her supremely smooth and soft skin.
And today, you can find a variety of skin care products for both men and women, as
well as young children that have this simple yet highly skin nourishing ingredient
in them, such as Orba Originals’ Goat's Milk Range and Milk by Michael Klim.
So how does milk make your skin lighter and keep it delicately soft? Milk contains
a wealth of antioxidant Vitamins A, D and E along with fats and proteins (particularly
in whole milk), which are essential nutrients to skin healthy and looking its best
– plump, glowing and smooth as silk.
What’s more, the lactic acid present in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid that penetrates
your skin to gently exfoliate old skin cells that dull your complexion to make way
for newer, younger, more vibrant skin underneath to shine through. So you come out
of the bathtub with incredibly luminous and fair-as-snow skin.
If you add a little milk to your bathwater, it will also greatly help ease off the
redness and itching caused by poblematic skin conditions such as sunburns, psoriasis,
and eczema, thanks to the soothing, strong moisturizing effect of natural fats. Taking
milk bath on a regular basis is also an effective remedy for skin that is scarily
dry, and looks like alligator skin in cold-weather months.
Other than mixing milk in warm bathwater, there are many ways to use fresh milk in
your skin care rountine. For example, you can use milk as a natural skin cleanser
to remove makeup and oil. Or, make a sensitive-skin-friendly milk face scrub by combining
2 tablespoons rice flour with enough milk to get a paste. Apply it on your face and
lightly scrub for a minute or so before washing off. For those with oily skin that
is prone to frequent acne breakouts, use gram flour (also known as chickpea flour,
garbanzo flour, or besan).
If you are looking to revive stressed and tired skin, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar
to 4 tablespoons fresh milk until well combined. Gently rub mixture on your face
to exfoliate for about 2 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Alternatively, try this easy face brightening and softening home facial – mash a
small overripe banana with the a fork, add a few drops of fresh milk and spread onto
face, and then rinse off after 10 minutes.
You can buy pre-mixed milk bath powders at most beauty stores for a small price,
but some may contain added fragrance that will do no good for easily irritated skin
type. The best solution is of course, make your own milk bath to meet your skin’s
specific needs by using common household items like honey (a humectant that adds
mositure back to dry skin while softening skin’s roughness), or oatmeal to soothe
irritated skin, or tea tree oil to fight body acne. You can even add rose water as
well as natural cosmetic clay to boost the beautifying effects of your homemade milk
Another fabulous idea is to add espom salts or sea salts to milk bath, to relax tired
muscles and melt away the day’s stresses. If you are in a mood for a little pampering,
essential oils such as sandalwood and peppermint, and fresh or dried herbs like sage,
thyme and sweet marjoram are wonderful additions. Or, scatter flower petals – rosebud,
lavender or chrysanthemum – for a truly romantic spa experience.
Here are a few of the best home made milk bath recipes that naturally whiten and
brighten while evening out the dullest skin complexion, giving it a velvety smooth
appearance. For best skin lightening and softening results, I would strongly suggest
you exfoliate your body with a mild scrub before you soak.
Homemade Milk Bath Recipes
You can use regular milk or powder milk, about 2-3 cups regular milk should be enough.
If you are using powder milk, just follow the instructions. For people who dislike
the slight greasy feel after a milk bath, try fat free milk or skim milk. However,
an oily sensation means that your skin is getting a really good dose of humectants.
DIY Whitening Lemon Milk Bath
Ingredients needed to make whitening milk bath – juice of 1 lemon and 2 cups milk.
Pour milk to bath, and add lemon juice. Or, mix lemon juice in milk. The milk will
curdle because of the acidity of lemon juice.
Home Made Lightening Papaya Milk Bath
Get these kitchen ingredients – 1 cup papaya (cubed), 1 tablespoon honey and 2 cups
Place papaya in a muslin bag. Dissolve honey in milk, and add to bath.
All Natural Brightening Strawberry Milk Bath
You’ll need 1 cup strawberries (hulled and cut into halves), 1 cup milk and 2-3 drops
lavender oil to make this homemade milk bath.
Place strawberries in a muslin bag. Mix remaining ingredients together, and add to
Stir honey in boiling water until the honey dissolved. Let cool.
Place milk powder in a bowl, and gradually pour in honey water.
Add the honey/milk mixture, and oils to your warm bath.
When taken regularly, milk baths work wonders for skin, whatever your skin type.
They are the best frugal way to naturally rejuvenate dark skin complexion, leaving
it whiter, softer and smoother to the touch.
Aside from coffee grind and brown sugar, what else is good to exfoliate skin? Find
out gentle exfoliating face scrub ingredients from your kitchen that can keep your
skin baby smooth and radiantly bright.
Make your complexion glow radiantly and fairer with these skin lightening home remedies
that are super charged with lemon juice. Discover what else you can use to bleach
skin (face and body) naturally and safely.
Beautifully fair skin doesn't have to come with a big price tag. Learn how to use
gram flour to lighten and refresh dark and dull skin for a luminous white complexion
that makes all your girlfriends green with envy!