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It’s not just for drinking…

Milk is one of those magical liquids that has plenty of health benefits. It is an essential dietary supplement that makes bones stronger and plays a vital role in the physical and mental growth. Raw milk also helps in providing clear and glowing skin. Read on to learn about some amazing benefits of raw milk which can work wonders for your beauty.

Nutritional ingredients in raw milk

Raw milk is a nutrient-rich beverage that may benefit your health in several ways. It's packed with important, VITAL nutrients like calcium, vitamins, healthy fats, minerals, and iron. Plus, it's an excellent source of raw protein.

One cup (244 grams) of whole cow’s raw milk contains:
Calories: 150.
Protein: 8 grams.
Fat: 8 grams.
Calcium: 30 percent of the RDA.
Vitamin A: 6 percent of the RDA.
Iron: 6 percent of the RDA.
Cholesterol: 10 percent of the RDA.
Sugars: 12 grams.

Raw milk for maintaining beauty

Dairy milk has many health benefits for adults. It’s packed with vitamins A and D, as well as lactic acid. Some of these components are popular skin care additives. This may be why many skin care enthusiasts have started applying milk to their skin.

Beauty benefits in raw milk

Raw milk helps to moisturize the skin and acts as a toner, which is suitable for all skin types.

* As a moisturizer

Raw milk helps to deep condition the skin layers and moisturize the skin from within

Raw milk can also be used as a skin cleanser as it helps to clean out the skin pores that may contain dirt, excessive oil, sebum, and blackheads.

* For a glowing skin

Raw milk can be used with sugar granules to leave a wonderful glow on the skin and improve the skin complexion.

Health benefits in raw milk

Raw milk is truly one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and has a nutritional profile unlike any other food.

Some of the main reasons that over 10 million Americans now drink raw milk on a regular basis include the following raw milk benefits:

* Healthier skin, hair and nails

* Nutrient absorption

* Stronger immune system

* Reduced allergies

* Increased bone density

* Neurological support

* Weight loss

* Help building lean muscle mass

* Better digestion

Selecting raw milk as a part of any beauty treatment

Following good hygienic practices during milking can reduce the chance of milk contamination but not completely eliminate it. It is important to source good quality organic raw milk.

Beauty treatments which include raw milk

Raw milk as an anti-tanning agent

Raw milk is an excellent anti-tan agent. With the combination of tomato juice, raw milk proves to be an excellent natural remedy to treat sun tan at home. This natural ingredient offers freedom from the complete body tan.

Raw milk for even skin tone

Raw milk comprises lactic acid, which helps in getting an even skin tone. Apart from this, it also keeps a check on the secretion of tyrosine in the skin. Tyrosine is the melanin controlling hormone that is known to add colour to our skin.

Raw milk as a moisturising agent

It's not a secret anymore that raw milk has amazing moisturising properties. It nourishes our skin and conditions and moisturises it from inside. Our skin tends to lose its moisture in extreme summer days, and it is of utmost importance to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized

Raw milk as a skin cleanser

Raw milk is also known as a great cleansing agent. Moreover, it protects our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and the damages caused by pollution. Raw milk could you help you get a soft and radiant skin.

Side effects

* Avoid using milk for skin and hair if you lactose intolerance.

* Intake of dairy products may sometimes trigger acne.

* Make sure you source milk from openly grazing cows that are grass/grain-fed.

* Ghee and milk can be nidus to bacterial growth, so it shouldn't be applied on pus-filled boils or active acne.

- Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana 


Home remedies using raw milk

* Skin toning raw milk face mask for sun tan

Take a bowl and add one tsp lemon juice to raw milk and mix well.

Now, add rose water as it will help hydrate your skin.

Apply on face and neck and leave to dry for 15 minutes.

Wash it off with normal tap water if you have a dry skin and with lukewarm water if you have an oily skin.

* Sensitive skin raw milk face cleanser

Mix together two tablespoons of raw milk, a few drops of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of cucumber juice.

Apply this onto the face and hands using a cotton ball.

Let it rest on the face for 7-10 minutes, after which you may wash your face and hands with water.

Your face will be cleansed and glowing (without irritation in most cases but be sure to spot test first).

* Raw milk and tomato face pack for spots and marks on the face

To get a good, glowing and pimple-free skin, it needs a good quality of antioxidants. You will be happy to know that tomato is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, which are good for your skin. Tomatoes are good in shrinking skin pores and it promotes collagen production i.e. regenerate your skin cells hence removes dark spot and marks from your skin quickly. You can use tomato with raw milk to get rid of old spots and marks from your skin.

Take one tsp of raw milk in a small bowl

Add one tsp of tomato juice

Mix it well

Apply it on your face and do some massage

Leave it for 15 min

Wash your face with Luke warm water.

* Raw milk and aloe vera face mask for anti-ageing and wrinkles

This is one of the most simple, easy and effective face masks, you can use to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Aloe Vera is great in maintaining your skin health. It promotes collagen production and increases your skin elasticity. It has been proved in so many scientific studies that application of Aloe Vera not only reduces the wrinkles and fine lines but it fights aging too. This raw milk and Aloe Vera remedy can be one of the best, which you can do to your skin for wrinkles and ageing.

Take one tsp of Aloe Vera in a small bowl

Now just add one tsp of raw milk

Mix it well and do massage

Leave it overnight

Wash your face with Luke warm water in the morning

Do it three times in a week for faster results

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