Goat’s milk is rich in protein, fats, calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, and phosphorus, making it a great beauty product.
Legend has it that Cleopatra indulged in goat milk baths to make her skin softer and more radiant. Fast forward to present day, goat milk is a popular ingredient in many hair and skin products.
Benefits of Goat’s Milk for Hair
- If your hair is dry and brittle, goat’s milk will keep your hair feeling nice and soft.
- The milk is enriched with cream that is excellent for dry hair and scalp.
- The protein in goat milk helps to strengthen damaged hair.
Benefits of Goat Milk for Skin
Prevent damage from sun exposure
The selenium in goat’s milk helps to protect skin from the damage that sun rays can cause.
Goat milk might be helpful for people who suffer from eczema or psoriasis. It is rich in Vitamin A which repairs damaged skin.
Smooth out skin
The lactic acid in goat milk is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps to break up dead skin cells. This reveals newer, younger skin cells that look and feel smoother. Lactic acid is better than the chemical acids in common soaps.
No more dry skin! This milk is enriched with cream that will keep your skin supple and moisturized. This comes in handy especially in winter when your skin is more likely to dry out.
Repair damaged skin
The Vitamin A this nourishing milk contains is very useful during summer when your skin is exposed to too much sun. It also helps with wrinkles, apart from sun damage.
How to use Goat’s Milk for Hair and Skin
You can buy goat milk or goat milk powder. The best goat milk is raw goat milk which has anti-bacterial properties.
- Try to experiment! Add goat milk to your usual hair preparations, like shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, or tea rinse.
- Buy goat milk soap for bathing and washing hands. Goat milk soap is made with raw goat milk instead of water. It will not dry out your skin the way regular soap does.
- For your face, use a little raw goat milk or goat milk powder with your facial cleanser.
- Goat’s milk is antibacterial so it makes for a great cleansing for acne-prone skin. However, if you wear makeup you’ll need to remove it before trying goat’s milk on its own.