9 Benefits of Using Milk On Skin: Know From Dermatologist

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 17/03/17

"Doctor, can I use milk on my skin? Will it cause acne? How can I wash my face with milk?"


Yes, you can use milk on skin, though, there is no strong evidence that applying milk cause acne, but cautious use is warranted in the acne-prone skin. Milk hydrates dry skin, exfoliates mature skin, soothes irritated skin and lightens dark skin. Both my research and experience of using milk for washing face and cleansing has shown extraordinary benefits of milk for skin. Read further to know the 9  benefits of using milk for your skin that are either time-tested or science-tested!


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1. Milk for washing face

Wondering how can milk cleanse your skin? Milk has a unique ability to remove the oil-soluble impurities with the help of fat-soluble enzyme lipase, protein based impurities with the help of protease and dead skin cells with lactic acid. To use milk for washing your face (non-acne prone skin only), massage milk on face followed by wiping with the wet cotton and pat dry. Alternatively, you can also use this homemade face wash for dry skin.

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