Milk & Beauty For You!

Hello everyone! So, for some odd reason…I have been interested in milk. I mean, I’m lactose intolerant so I haven’t been thinking about it in a food sort of way…but more of a beauty kind of way. I remember hearing stories of how Cleopatra would bathe in milk to keep her skin young and soft. I also remember watching a Shin-Chan episode where Shin’s mom buys too much milk and Shin and his dad use it in a bath! With that, I thought “Well, what else can Milk do?” So, I looked around the internet and here I am with 3 milk-based beauty recipes for you all! LET’S GO~!

So, what is it in milk that makes your skin so soft and supple? Milk provides a more moisturizing effect than water. Milk contains vitamins A and D along with minerals such as iron, calcium, and copper. These helps with developing healthier nails, hair, and what not. They say that you should have healthy skin and what not if you drink one glass of milk a day…but unfortunately there are those, such as myself, you are highly intolerant to the lactose sugar in milk. So, we’ll just stick to putting it in your DIY beauty products.

It feels like December is right around the corner! (Even though we have another month and a half…) And one of my favorite things about the Holiday season is Peppermint! I love the smell and taste of peppermint; it is always so nostalgic. It sounds odd to mix it with milk, right? Well, apparently, it is actually a phenomenal sensation for your senses and skin. For this recipe all you need is the following:
1 Cup of Milk
10 Drops of Peppermint Oil
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
It’s a very simple recipe with a small amount of items necessary. So, once you’ve got all of your ingredients, combine them into a bowl and be sure to mix them well. After you mix them and are satisfied, set the bowl in the fridge for about 5 hours to ensure that vanilla and peppermint oil infuse with the milk. After fives hours, just grab a cottonball, dab it into the mixture and rub onto your faces for about 3 minutes. Afterwards, rinse off with lukewarm water and your skin will thank you! I am actually excited to try this and maybe pass this recipe onto my girlfriends!

You know, I thought this picture was pretty cute and romantic…plus I don’t know about you guys but I put lactaid in my hot chocolate. So…I thought it would work. BUT ANYWAYS! I feel like this is super appropriate for Valentine’s Day, but I mean I would probably just do this for the heck of it. I don’t take baths often, but if it incorporated chocolate, I’d probably bathe all the time. And luckily for us, the ingredients are super easy to find:
3 Cups of Whole Milk (or 2 Cups of Powdered Milk)
5 Tablespoons of Freshly Chopped Mint Leaves
3 Tablespoons of Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup of Epsom Salt
1 Cup of Cornstarch
This recipe actually comes from a beauty community called Beautylish! They have so much information on beauty products and DIY beauty ideas. I am a huge fan 0f this website, so I highly recommend it to everyone. Anyways, all you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl, fill up your tub until it’s about 75% full, pour the mixture in, then enjoy and relax for at least 20 minutes. Shoot, forget the romance! Just let me light some candles, put on some Kpop, and read a good book while bathing in this delicious mixture! (But that’s just me…)

If there is one ingredient I could devote my skin to, it has to be oatmeal. Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliant and is great for reducing inflammation especially for eczema-proned skin. So, you can tell how excited I am to come across this recipe; it is perfect for all skin types especially sensitive skin and the milk and honey will create the perfect moisturizer! All you need is:
3 Tablespoons of Finely Ground Oats
1 or 2 Teaspoons of Honey
2 Tablespoons of Whole Milk
Add your ingredients into a mixing bowl. Once in, stir and mix until the ingredients become a thick paste. Then go wash your face…everything works better with a clean face! After you wash your face, you apply the thick paste onto your skin and be sure to avoid your eyes. Let it sit until dry or sit for 15 minutes…whichever occurs first. Once dry, go ahead and rinse it off with lukewarm water and a washcloth. Then, pat dry with a towel. So simple. And sounds so soothing…ah! I cannot wait to try this!!!!

Alrighty! Well that wraps up this post for today! I am so excited that I got it done in one day and at a decent time. Because now I get to work on a new post tomorrow…because I promised myself 2 POSTS A WEEK! (Unless I am ill or on vacation.) So, tomorrow I will let you all know on Twitter what the main focus of the post will be. Speaking of Twitter, you can follow me there, on Youtube, and on Instagram @TaylorRae319! I also have a Tumblr where you can follow me @SimplyTaylorRae!

Ah, well good night world! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend. Take Care & Stay Blessed!
Thanks for reading~! ❤
With love,
Taylor Rae

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