by Nicole P
June 28, 2020
So just what is it about goat’s milk, specifically, that has us so excited? We’ll give you a hint: the beneficial skin properties of goat’s milk cannot be recreated chemically. This nurturing milk is full of benefits that can leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and visibly healthy!
What goes on your skin gets absorbed into your body. That goes for the beneficial things like amino acids and antioxidants we’d like our skin to utilize, but it also holds true for the nasty chemicals like formaldehydes and parabens. That’s why it’s all the more important to choose what you put on your skin with care. Goat’s milk isn’t one of those ingredients that just sounds good - it feels luxurious and is loaded with great natural benefits for your skin.
Goat’s milk has been known as a healthy food for you to ingest inside your body, but it makes for a great ingredient for a variety of skincare needs. Here are just some of those benefits:
When you use soap that includes this milk, you may notice your skin will take on a healthy glow. You’ll probably also notice your skin isn’t constantly craving more and more moisturizer.
Keeping your skin naturally moisturized is important in maintaining the health of your skin. Fats can play a part in moisturizing your skin, and goat’s milk is especially full of healthy fatty acid molecules and triglycerides that really keep your skin baby soft by boosting the moisture level. These fats gently hydrate the skin - good news if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin.
Fat molecules are one of the cornerstones of your skin’s health. They work to lock in moisture, and are important in maintaining your skin’s outer barrier. That “wall” helps to protect your skin from pollution and bacteria and keep the nourishing moisture inside.
This caprine elixir is full of powerful antioxidants. Those are vitamins that have the ability to combat damaging free radicals that can cause early signs of aging, invoke inflammation, and can lead to cancer formation.
Goat’s milk has many vitamins that support your skin, but it’s especially high in vitamin A, which is important in the job of repairing damaged skin. It plays a big role in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and controlling acne. It’s also full of vitamins B, C, D, and E. When all combined together, they have a regenerating effect that can brighten your complexion by promoting the growth of healthier, more youthful-looking skin. They can literally repair and renew your damaged skin tissue!
When we’re talking about signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, breaking the cycle of inflammation can really go a long way towards curbing damage that seems to go hand in hand with aging. Goat’s milk has the ability to not only combat the free radicals but can soothe inflammation, too.
Your skin is constantly renewing and regenerating itself. As new cells are formed, the older cells die off and eventually are removed. When conditions are just right, this exfoliation process happens naturally, but when those flaky, dry skin cells continue to cling, you wind up with skin that is dull and lackluster - flaky, and dry.
Lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, in goat’s milk helps to support the skin’s natural turnover process, removing those dead skin cells. They do that by breaking the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. It does this gently, so it gives you all of the benefits of the other skincare acids but without the dryness, irritation, and inflammation. Once the older, dead cells are cleared, you’re left with a glowing, smooth surface and younger-looking skin. Consistent use of lactic acid can brighten your skin without any irritation.
Lactic acid can also cleanse your skin, eliminating impurities and can increase blood flow to the surface. It also works to soften your skin, giving it a natural, supple feel. That’s especially beneficial to skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, or dryness.
Vitamin A is helpful in regulating cellular turnover, which goes back to the idea that it can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
This milk is extremely gentle on your skin, so you don’t have to worry about irritation. Its pH level is very similar to yours, and it can help to balance the pH on your skin’s surface. When your skin is in balance, it’s not a happy place for harmful bacteria to live. That means goat’s milk can be a great ally in combating breakouts.
In addition to balancing the pH, this ingredient has antimicrobial properties that can fight acne, or maybe even prevent it altogether. It’s fat works to reduce inflammation, a contributing factor to breakouts.
Goat’s milk is generally considered to be safe for just about everyone. It works for all skin types but is especially soothing for people who have dry or sensitive skin and inflammatory conditions like eczema. If you have an allergy to dairy though, you may want to think twice about applying the milk to your skin. Make sure to test it first!
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