Use raw milk to remove dead skin from face, says my mom

Radiant and glowing skin may just be a home remedy away! Try this raw milk to remove dead skin from your face my mom swears by.
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Shruti Bhattacharya Updated: 13 Feb 2024, 20:53 pm IST
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I have been spending a lot of money and time at a salon to get rid of the dead skin on my face. It helped me initially, however the dead skin would come back on my face after a while. Thanks to my mother, I was able to bid goodbye to dead skin on my face for good. From the treasure trove of remedies, she suggested that I should use raw milk on my face. Raw milk contains enzymes and lactic acid that dissolve the adhesive holding dead skin cells together, resulting in gentle exfoliation of the skin. While it worked for me, let’s see if it is a good idea to use raw milk to remove dead skin cells from the face for everyone.

How does raw milk remove dead skin from the face?

Raw milk contains enzymes and lactic acid that help exfoliate the skin gently by dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together. The lactic acid breaks this bond, allowing the dead cells to naturally slough off. Enzymes like lipase and protease may also help you get rid of dead skin buildup on your face. Using raw milk to get rid of dead skin cells from your face may help you get newer, healthier skin underneath.

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How to use raw milk to remove dead skin from the face?

1. Raw milk cleanser

  • Dip a soft cloth in cold raw milk and gently massage onto a damp face for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water.
  • You should use it twice or thrice a week as the milk proteins and fats moisturise while the lactic acid exfoliates.

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2. Raw milk mask

  • Mix raw milk with a teaspoon of gram flour and honey.
  • Apply this paste to clean the face and neck.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
  • The mask nourishes and tightens skin.
  • Use this 1-2 times a week.

3. Raw milk compress

  • Soak a cotton pad in raw milk and place it onto closed eyes for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water.
  • Using this daily helps brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness.

4. Raw milk toner

  • Mix raw milk and rosewater in equal amounts.
  • Apply on your face and neck using a cotton ball after cleansing.
  • No need to rinse.
  • Using it daily helps tone and balance skin pH.

5. Raw milk scrub

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of raw milk with some oats.
  • Gently massage onto the face in circles focusing on the nose and forehead.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Use this 2-3 times to exfoliate and even out the skin texture.
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What is the best time to use raw milk to remove dead skin?

It’s best to use raw milk on the face at night just before bedtime. This gives the ingredients time to penetrate the skin overnight without having to rinse it off. The exception would be using the raw milk as a cleanser, which can be done in the morning or evening followed by rinsing. Avoid sun exposure for 20-30 minutes after applying topically, says the expert.

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Are there any side effects of using raw milk on the skin?

  • If the bacterial contamination of the milk hasn’t been handled properly then it can increase infection risk.
  • It can cause potential allergic reactions in people who are allergic to dairy products, which can cause redness or inflammation.
  • Skin discolouration in some cases can be seen as the enzymes that may react with skin pigment.

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Shruti Bhattacharya is a content writer and editor for over 2 years. She specialises in writing on a variety of topics such as wellness, lifestyle, beauty, technology and fashion. Her current focus is on creating factually correct and informative stories for readers. ...Read More

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