The Benefits of Goat Milk Skincare
Calling all dairy queens! You’ve probably heard that milk does a body good, right? Even though it’s what’s on the inside that counts, there are plenty of benefits when it comes to adding various milk-based beauty products to your skincare regimen.
From the farm to the fridge to the vanity, there are more uses for milk than building strong, healthy bones or enjoying a cold glass with some cookies. Milk is a rising-star ingredient in the beauty and skincare world, and it’s gaining popularity for good reason: Simply put, milk contains lactic acid, which has proven itself to be a superior skin-softening agent and a natural exfoliant that doesn’t set off alarm bells for irritation or dryness.
These types of acids are commonly extracted from fruits or plants and added to a myriad of skincare products. While cow’s milk remains popular, goat milk is springing into dairy-beauty routines everywhere, so let’s skim over some reasons why you should get your goat milk on.
Here at Beekman, we play well with udders and remember our roots; our original simple goat milk soap is the product that started it all, and it grew to almost cult status overnight. Made the old fashioned way, by hand and with only the purest ingredients, it’s completely unscented, making it one of the most natural beauty products available.
Goat milk soaps are handcrafted bar soaps that contain no harsh detergents or harmful chemical compounds. The lactic acid component of pure goat milk is the key player in cleansing our skin and eliminating impurities. It’s what gives goat milk its amazing ability to help provide a youthful appearance, and who doesn’t want that? Those trusty alpha-hydroxy acids are really great at exfoliating, increasing blood flow to the skin and giving your face the rejuvenation it didn’t know it was missing. They work hard to remove the dull surface layer of the skin to give it a squeaky clean feeling and appearance; once sloughed off, the skin immediately starts glowing!
Don’t fret, squeaky clean doesn’t mean moisture-deprived; the fatty acids and triglycerides found in goat milk not only keep your insides running smoothly, but they help you look great on the outside, too, because their moisturizing qualities help keep skin baby soft. Goat milk is very gentle, and it helps balance the pH level of our own skin almost perfectly. Because its pH level is similar to that of humans, it’s absorbed by the skin with far less irritation than traditional cleansers and soaps and helps keep bacteria at bay. (Goodbye, pimples!)
Goat milk, unlike cow’s milk, is great to combat breakout-prone skin because it contains special properties that offer a natural, less harsh exfoliation for the skin, and antimicrobial properties that can eliminate and even prevent breakouts altogether. Think about it: If the skin is already irritated and inflamed due to breakouts, the last thing it needs is an abrasive product. Instead, give it the goat milk mask it craves and the beauty roadmap to clear, healthy skin. Added bonus: goat milk contains a fat molecule that has the ability to reduce skin inflammation, so lather up and kiss that redness goodbye!
We learned our ABCs and 123s in Kindergarten, but it’s always good to have a refresher course at the bathroom sink: Goat milk is jam-packed with Vitamins A, B, C, and D; together these guys have a naturally regenerative effect to brighten the complexion and give way to healthy new skin. While the milk’s acids scrub away dead skin cells, vitamins promote the growth of healthier, more youthful-looking skin. Specifically, studies on Vitamin A consistently show that it reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and can improve your overall skin health.
From sloughing dead skin to brightening skin, goat milk has earned its place in our beauty products and bathroom sinks. It’s said the cream always rises to the top, so treat yourself to some goat milk skincare goodies because it’s never too early to start prepping your winter-worn skin for warmer spring air. And when people ask where you got your glow, let them know you were barn with it.