Yes, I used Raw milk as a cleanser every morning for 7 days. I used raw milk to wipe my daughter’s face and mine for a week. Here’s what I found from it.
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What did I do?
I used whole milk that we regularly buy from the store. I added two teaspoons of whole non-pasteurized milk in a bowl and used a cotton pad to apply it on her face. Just for a couple of days, I applied it on her whole body.
Why I started using Milk to Wipe Face?
It is the start of summer here. Even though I apply moisturizers or sunscreen lotion, her skin is extremely dry. One week of hot sun and there is too much tan.
I am not a fan of using too many creams for myself or my child. I used Mamaearth earlier, but decided to choose local products now. If I buy one Child’s Farm bottle, it will last me for almost a year. I use very little of it. Sometimes, I decide to let her have a plain warm water bath.
When it comes to using body baths for my 4 year old, I am too conventional. I search through the products before buying them. Mostly, I don’t fancy buying them. Since she goes to school, I use Child’s Farm for good cleansing. Otherwise it is mostly plain warm water bath.
What I wanted to try?
Since I want to reduce the use of commercial products, I always keep trying alternatives for my daughter. That’s when I read about milk baths.
My daughter was clearly against her water being white, so I decided to use it as a face wipe. Our skin had become too dry after our first winter here. It felt really too dry and too old.
My daughter’s skin was extremely dry and she wasn’t interested in using moisturizers on a regular basis. I had to find an alternative, even though as a small change.
When you have a little one who spends too much time outside or does not fancy any creams, this would be worth a try.
Benefits of using Milk to Wipe Face
Even though I knew all the benefits below, I wasn’t sure if milk could be used on child’s skin. After reading through a few articles, I found it was worth trying. I read the following benefits of using milk on our body.
- Hydrates your skin really well. It is clearly a good moisturizer for dry skin.
- Acts as a cleanser.
- Soothes irritated skin.
All of these are true. If your child has any skin infections, then it is effective to use milk baths.
Oily/ Acne-prone skin
If your skin is oily or acne-prone like mine, you could always use buttermilk or yogurt. My breakouts have reduced and now my skin condition has changed much.
It is more of a combination skin now, so I tried wiping whole milk for 4 days this week. I found that the usual grime and dirt were not there anymore. It gave a softer feeling than before.
If you have oily skin or breakouts, then think twice before trying milk baths or using milk as face wipes.
If you are still feeding your child, bathing your child once or twice a week in breastmilk looks like a good idea. It has more benefits and I found it interesting. However, it’s clearly your choice.
If you want to try it, go ahead and read this before trying a breastmilk bath.
Isn’t it a nice try? I was surprised to see that just applying milk for 7 days has made me feel my daughter’s skin has improved much better than before. Her skin feels soft and supple.
If you have any skin complications, then read or consult your doctor before you try this method. Also, kindly avoid using milk baths when you have cold or a running temperature.
Have you tried milk as a face wipe? Or, have you tried milk baths? What’s your take?