In recent times, milk baths have become an increasingly popular trend, but did you know in the ancient world, milk was also commonly added to baths for its nourishing properties?
Discover why we use milk baths, the benefits and how milk proteins are infused into our transformative skincare therapies for the ultimate skin-softening experience.
What is a milk bath?
A milk bath is exactly what the name suggests… a bath… with milk! This can be beneficial for numerous skin concerns, including Keratosis Pilaris, dry skin and psoriasis.
What are the benefits of a milk bath for the skin?
Milk baths have a plethora of anecdotal evidence, to show that they can help reduce irritated, itchy, inflamed skin and dermatologists often state that they work hard to remove dead skin cells, reduce wrinkles and leave your skin glowing. Here’s how…
- Exfoliation: milk contains lactic acid, which acts as a mild alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). This helps with exfoliation, to reduce dry, rough, bumpy skin and smooth texture, therefore being a great way of helping to improve skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris.
- Hydration: as a result of the nourishing ingredients of milk, like proteins, minerals and vitamins, milk baths can be beneficial for hydrating and replenishing the skin.
- Ease sunburn: interestingly, the proteins and vitamins in milk can help calm inflammation. However, you should not rely solely on a milk bath in the instance of sunburn to the skin.
- Anecdotal evidence has also shown that milk baths can improve firmness, ease tension and reduce dry spots.
How do I take a milk bath?
You can use real milk (yes, the milk you drink) to make a milk bath, by simply adding 1-2 cups into warm bath water. You can also use our very own hero-formulated Bath Milk Oil, to give you all the same benefits and more. AMELIORATE Softening Bath Milk Oil is a mild, milky formula that gently cleanses, protects and replenishes natural moisture in your skin.