Milk for Skin Whitening

Milk for Skin Whitening | Does it Really WorkLet your skin glow and rejuvenate this season with a new skin care routine. Due to busy lifestyle, stress, pollution and food habits, our skin loses its complexion and texture. Yet, this old folk DIY skin whitening remedy can blow life into your skin making it flawless and radiant.

Is Milk Really Effective…?

Whether you believe the myth or not, the following benefits of milk for skin whitening will surely convince you to give it a try.

  • Milk contains vitamin A which helps in production of new healthy cells.
  • It contains vitamin D and calcium which boosts collagen production, slows down aging and protects skin from free radicals.
  • Vitamin B6 present in it moisturizes skin.
  • Biotin present in it heals withered skin.
  • It contains Vitamin B12 which reduces discoloration and heals uneven skin tone.
  • Selenium present it protects skin against sun damage.
  • Protein present in it repairs tissues and helps them grow healthy.
  • Magnesium present in it provides radiance to the skin.
  • The lactic acid present in it lightens the skin.
  • It deeply cleanses the pores, removes dirt and dust.

How to Use Milk for Skin Whitening

1) Milk

  • Soak a cotton pad in cold raw milk and wipe your skin thoroughly.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
  • Repeat 2 times daily.
  • Alternatively, Pour raw milk in ice cubes tray and refrigerate them. Take 1 ice cube daily and massage in circular motions.

2) Milk with Honey

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of organic honey or milk.
  • Massage the mixture gently in a circular motion for 2 minutes.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water.
  • Repeat the process daily.

3) Milk with Cucumber

  • Blend 3 slices of cucumber with 1 teaspoon milk or mix 3 tablespoons cucumber juice and 1 tablespoon milk.
  • Apply the mixture on skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with water and pat the skin dry.
  • Repeat daily.

4) Milk with Sugar and Aloe Vera

Sugar removes the impurities and aloe vera hydrates the skin.

  • Mix 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon each of sugar and aloe vera gel.
  • Apply a layer of the mixture on skin and let it rest 5 minutes.
  • Apply another layer and let it rest for another 5 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

5) Peel off Mask with Milk

  • Dissolve 1 tablespoon of gelatin powder in 2 tablespoons of warm milk.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric and stir well.
  • Wipe your face with cotton swab dipped in rose water.
  • Apply 3 layers of the mixture and let it completely dry.
  • Peel the mask in upward direction.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat once in a week.
  • Alternatively, use egg white instead of gelatin.

6) Milk with Chickpea flour and lemon juice

  • Mix 2 tablespoons chickpea flour and 1 tablespoon each of milk and lemon juice.
  • Wash your skin with warm water and apply the mixture.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Repeat daily before taking bath.

7) Milk with Sandalwood Powder and Clay

  • Combine 1 tablespoon each of sandalwood powder and mud.
  • Add enough amounts of milk and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on clean skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

8) Milk with Lemon

  • Soak a slice lemon in 1/2 cup of milk for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lemon slice and rub the resulting mixture on the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse off with water.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

9) Milk with Rice

  • Grind the uncooked rice into powder or use store bought.
  • Mix 1/2 cup rice powder with enough water to make a paste.
  • Apply the mixture and leave it for 25 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
  • Repeat daily.

10) Milk with Almonds

  • Soak 5 almonds in water overnight.
  • Next morning, grind them to make a fine paste.
  • Add 4 teaspoons milk, mix well and apply the paste on the skin.
  • After 30 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

11) Milk with Cucumber

  • Combine equal amounts of cucumber juice and raw milk.
  • Apply it on clean and leave until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat the process daily.
  • Alternatively, you add coconut water into the mixture.

12) Milk with Gram Flour

Process 1:

  • Combine enough amounts of gram flour and milk to make a thick paste.
  • Spread an even layer of the mixture.
  • Leave it on to dry completely.
  • Gently scrub off the mixture and rinse off with water.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times daily.
  • Alternatively, you can add almond paste into the mixture.

Process 2: with Orange Peel Powder

  • Combine 1/2 tablespoon each of milk and orange peel powder, 1 tablespoon gram flour and a pinch of turmeric (optional).
  • Spread an even layer on the skin.
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with water and pat the skin dry

Process 3: with Rice Powder

  • Combine enough amounts of milk, 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 tablespoon rice powder and enough amounts of milk to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water and pat the skin dry.
  • Repeat the process for 2 – 3 times a week.

14) Milk with Oatmeal

Process 1:

  • Combine 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1 cup of water.
  • Cook them for 10 – 15 min till it gets soft.
  • Let it to cool down. Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes and gently scrub for few minutes.
  • Wash with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process daily.

Process 2: with Sugar and Honey

  • Combine enough amounts of oatmeal, sugar and milk.
  • Spread the mixture over the skin.
  • Gently massage the application in circular motion.
  • After massaging for few minutes, rinse off with warm water.
  • Repeat the process once in a week.

Process 3: with Cinnamon and Rosemary

  • Combine enough amounts of milk, 1 cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 teaspoon ground rosemary and a dash of ground cinnamon to make a thick paste.
  • Stir well and store the mixture in an airtight container.
  • Keep the mixture away from light or extreme heat.
  • Before bathing, take a small amount of the mixture and gently scrub it for few minutes.
  • Wait for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
  • Follow this process once in 2 days.

15) Milk with Papaya

  • Blend 1 cup of papaya chunks with 3 tablespoons of milk.
  • Spread the mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

16) Milk with Potato and Glycerin

Process 1:

  • Grate a small potato and extract juice from it.
  • Mix extracted potato juice, 1 teaspoon milk and few drops of glycerine.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, clean it off with water.
  • On regular application, you can lighten the skin.
  • Alternatively, you can blend one potato with enough amounts of milk to make a thick paste.

Process 2: with Rice Flour

  • Combine 1 tablespoon each of rice powder, potato pulp and milk to make a thick paste.
  • Spread this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Clean it off with water and pat the skin dry.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

17) Milk with Tomato

  • Combine 1/2 cup each of tomato juice and milk.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 20 minutes, rinse it off with cold water.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Alternatively, you can blend a tomato and milk together.

18) Milk with Turmeric

  • Combine 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric.
  • Using fingers or facial brush, apply an even layer on the skin.
  • Let it rest for an hour and rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this process 3 times a week to notice the results.
  • If you skin is still stained with yellow, dip a cotton ball in milk and gently rub over the skin. Rinse off.

Tips and Precautions:

  • If you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk then avoid using it.
  • Trying out remedies with milk can be messy so make sure to wear an old t-shirt while trying applying them.
  • Raw milk provides effective and better results than boiled milk.
  • Exfoliate regularly to remove the accumulated dead skin and unclogs the pores.
  • Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun.
  • Include fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, C and B.
  • If you didn’t get results from the above methods then try other home remedies. Because what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.
  • Avoid stress and exercise regularly to maintain good skin elasticity.
  • Remove make up before going to bed.
  • Steaming before applying any remedies provides better results as it open the pores.

Did you find this article helpful? We hope you will give it a try. Please share your suggestions, experiences and queries in the comments section below.

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