Cleopatra's favorite ritual is being reincarnated and is now a social media hit. Photogenic and useful at the same time!

Milk bath: the benefits of a trendy beauty treatment

Everything new is well-forgotten old. This also applies to the latest trend in the beauty industry and personal care - milk baths. It is known that already in the ancient world, milk was often added to baths due to its nutritional properties. It is believed that Cleopatra regularly took donkey milk baths in order to preserve her beauty. Nowadays, scientists also believe that in this way you will experience relaxation and stress relief in a warm, pleasant bath, taking advantage of the soothing and moisturizing properties of milk. 

As the name suggests, a milk bath is a bath with milk and (usually) other natural ingredients. Adding milk to water can help hydrate and soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and help slow down aging. The effect of this largely depends on the type of milk that is used. In addition to the mentioned donkey, there are other nutritional options, many of them plant-based. 

On the basis of what milk to do a beauty procedure

  • Coconut milk contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties and supports skin health;
  • Gentle, soothing oat milk promotes skin rejuvenation and generally fights common skin problems like dryness or eczema .
  • Since almond milk is rich in fatty oils, it makes the skin soft and supple. It's also a great plant-based option that's easy to find at any grocery store.

There is not much research on the benefits of milk baths, which does not stop this cosmetic method from becoming more and more popular thanks to social networks and photogenic footage of a bath with a snow-white liquid. 

Useful properties of a milk bath

  • soothes and moisturizes the skin;
  • reduces wrinkles;
  • exfoliates old cells;
  • improves skin elasticity;
  • reduces dry spots and inflammation;
  • alleviates the effects of sunburn;
  • relieves tension and stress;
  • helps prepare for restful sleep.
In general, enjoy your health!