Improving My Skin Health

From the time I was a teenager to only a few years ago, I suffered with terrible skin. Some parts of my face were dry and flaky, while other sections were oily and covered in pimples. I wanted to fix my skin problems once and for all, which is why I made an appointment with a dermatologist a few years ago. After meeting with my skin doctor, he evaluated my skin and helped me to figure out what to do to fix the issue. My dermatologist helped me to overcome years of trouble with my skin, and I want everyone to know about my successes. Check out this website to see how a dermatologist might be able to help you.

4 Ways Milk Can Be Effective As A Skin Treatment For Those With Acne


Seeing a dermatologist is important for those with moderate to severe acne. While prescription medication is probably the best way to improve the condition of sensitive skin that is prone to acne, that doesn't mean that homemade remedies can't go a long way in improving overall skin health.

One substance readily found around the home that can show some great skin care benefits is milk. Using milk in homemade cleansers, masks, and moisturizers can allow patients with acne to see enormous improvements in the texture and clarity of their skin.

The following are just four of the many benefits that treatment with milk can offer to dermatology patients prone to developing acne:

Serving as a cleanser by removing many different types of blockage

Milk contains the fat-soluble enzyme lipase. This allows milk to function great in a skin cleanser to remove any impurities that are oil soluble.

At the same time, milk functions well in a cleanser by effectively removing protein-based impurities thanks to the protease that it contains.

Lastly, milk works well to clear dead skin cells from the skin because it contains lactic acid. 

Exfoliating dead skin particles

Exfoliating the skin regularly is important to increase the smoothness of the skin and to remove dead skin cells. Everyone naturally sheds dead skin cells constantly. These old skin cells can clog the pores and lead to acne breakouts.

Milk works most effectively to exfoliate the skin if it is mixed with a granular substance such as brown sugar or cornmeal. Rubbing such a mixture against the skin will wear away dead skin cells and leave the skin feeling remarkably smooth. 

Moisturizing the skin while cleansing

It's not easy to find a substance that can both cleanse sensitive skin and moisturize at the same time. Fortunately, milk is one such substance.

Milk contains both fats and proteins that are great for replenishing skin that has been stressed by harsh acne treatments. Applying milk - or ghee (clarified butter) for especially dry skin - is a great way to relieve irritated, itchy skin and to clear up the appearance of dead skin cells on the face and body. 

Soothing sunburned skin

A cold compress that includes milk is great for treating skin that has been burned by the sun. Many acne patients know that a severe sunburn can aggravate their blemishes because it increases inflammation and generates dead skin cells.

To use a milk compress to care for sunburned skin, simply soak a cloth in reduced fat milk and place it over the skin. This will quickly relieve burning skin and reduce some of the peeling that results from sunburn. 


20 September 2016