9 Benefits of Using Milk On Skin: Know From Dermatologist

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 28/04/17

Skincare is of vital importance in sustaining a healthy look. You may find yourself hounded by questions concerning various do's and don’ts when it comes to using home remedies for skin. Milk is one such ingredient that people associate with soft skin. I often get queries like, "Doctor, can I use milk on my skin? Will it cause acne? How can I wash my face with milk?"

Well, the answer is, “Yes, you can apply milk on your skin". Milk has many uses such as hydrating dry skin, exfoliating mature skin, soothing irritated skin and lightening dark skin. Although there aren’t any substantial proofs that attribute applying milk can cause acne, cautious use is strongly suggested in case you have acne-prone skin. Both, my research and experience of using milk for washing face and cleansing, has shown extraordinary benefits of milk. Continue reading to know the 9 benefits of using milk for your skin that has been proven either by experience or science.

1. Milk for washing face

Wonder how milk can cleanse your skin? Milk has the unique ability to remove impurities of all sorts like those that are oil-soluble, protein-based and even dead skin cells. It does so with the help of fat-soluble enzyme lipase, protease and lactic acid – which are integral components of milk. To use milk for washing your face (non-acne prone skin only), massage milk onto your face, followed by gently wiping with wet cotton and patting dry. Alternatively, you can...