Sobhita Dhulipala is undoubtedly a versatile actress who has left her mark on Bollywood as much as she has carved out a niche for herself in the southern film industry. Throughout Made In Heaven her makeup was flawless and her skin looked immaculate. The Ponniyin Selvan actress swears by incorporating pantry staple ingredients into her skincare routine. One such ingredient is raw milk, something we never would have guessed could be used on our skin, which she uses to slough off dead skin. Raw milk has proved to be a natural cleanser that prevents early signs of ageing and also works as a natural and organic sunscreen.
3 ways to incorporate raw milk into your skincare routine:
Raw milk as an exfoliator
An unconventional use of milk is that of an exfoliator. To use milk as an exfoliator, combine it with rice flour. Rice flour has anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that reduce the effect of UV rays and promote even skin tone. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk and add an appropriate amount of rice flour to it, mix it until it’s a semi-liquid paste and then scrub it all over your face for about 5-7 minutes. This can be used up to two times a week for better results. Pro tip: this exfoliation works best when the pores are open, for this, try steaming your face.
Raw milk as a face mask
Throughout Ayurveda, milk has been used as a binder, to bring ingredients together. A mixture of sandalwood powder, multani mitti and milk works wonders as a face pack. Mix ½ a cup of sandalwood powder, and ½ a cup of multani mitti and slowly add milk to form a well-combined paste. Apply this paste on your face for about 15 minutes until it starts hardening and wipe it off with a washcloth. Sandalwood powder has properties that tackle acne, insect bites and reactions. On the other hand, multani mitti has cooling benefits for the skin which helps deal with hyperpigmentation.
Raw milk as a moisturiser
Milk is the lightest moisturiser to exist, especially for folks with sensitive skin who react to chemical formulas. Glycerin is known to relieve dry skin by hydrating the outer layer of the skin, strengthening the skin barrier and helping heal any wound on the skin. Glycerin pulls water from the air to keep the skin hydrated and minimize water loss. To create a moisturising paste, mix 3-4 tablespoons of raw milk with half a tablespoon of glycerin and mix it well until combined. The paste should not be too runny or liquidy as this reduces the efficacy of the glycerin. Apply the hydrating paste on your face with a silicone brush or cotton ball and let it sit for 20-25 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with a gentle cleanser.
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