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You’ve probably seen milk boiling at home, before being used. Have you ever noticed that a thick layer appears over milk when it cools down? This layer is known as malai, which is rich in proteins and healthy fats. In fact, many people don’t discard it but use it to cook creamy dishes.
Not only does it make dishes more creamy, but can also prove to be great for your dermal health. Due to its richness in fat and proteins, malai can provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to steer clear of all kinds of skin issues. Adding it to your skincare regimen can help you prevent issues like dryness, dullness and premature ageing.
Here are three fantastic effects that malai can have on your skin:
One cannot stress enough on the importance of moisturising your skin. It not only provides it with a healthy glow, but can also tackle redness and itchiness caused by dryness. In addition, it can delay signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Being rich in healthy fat, massaging your face with malai will provide it with natural moisturising properties and ensure your skin gets the nourishment it needs.
How to use malai to moisturise your skin: Take one teaspoon of malai and simply massage it on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. Let it stay for another 10 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water. Avoid using soap.
Malai is rich in lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), known to exfoliate the skin. The journal Molecule states that lactic acid can exfoliate your skin gently, getting rid of dead skin cells and other impurities from the face. Using it regularly doesn’t just make your skin look brighter, but your risk of developing pimples reduces as well.
How to use malai for exfoliation: You can add sugar to malai and scrub your face gently. Do so for about five minutes before washing your face.
Malai gives your skin a natural glow up! The cumulative effect of malai’s moisturising and exfoliating properties is that it can brighten your face instantly by removing dead skin cells and providing it with deep hydration.
How to use malai for a natural glow: Mix 1 teaspoon of malai with 1 teaspoon of multani mitti. You can adjust the proportion, according to your preference and convenience. Ideally, you should get a creamy paste after mixing these two ingredients. Apply it to your face and let it dry. Then, wash your face with lukewarm water.
So, ladies, make sure you use malai regularly for a natural glow!