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Top 5 Skin Benefits of Raw Milk and Beauty Tips

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Raw milk contains some powerful skin-nourishing and moisturizing nutrients.

Raw milk contains some powerful skin-nourishing and moisturizing nutrients.

Raw milk—rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium, and other potent antioxidants—has so many skin benefits! It will nourish skin cells from deep within and keep skin moisturized all day.

If you've got acne-prone skin, it will gently exfoliate and gradually cure your acne. For oily skin, use it to draw out excess sebum from within skin pores and to tighten large pores.

Nutrients in Raw Milk and Their Benefits for the Skin

Nutrient in MilkBenefit for Skin

Vitamin A

Treats dry, flaky, and peeling skin. Essential for healthy new cell division.

Vitamin D

For youthful glowing skin. Boosts collagen production. Slows down fine lines and wrinkles. Protects skin from free radicals that cause premature aging. Helps fade dark spots and marks. Reduces acne. Promotes skin elasticity.

Vitamin B6

Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.


For healthy skin. Heals dry, withered skin. Revitalizes dry, cracked skin.


For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong wrinkle-free skin.

Vitamin B12

Heals rough uneven skin. Has skin-lightening properties. Useful for evening out skin discolorations and acne scars.

Lactic Acid

Moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes dry skin. Keeps skin looking youthful by combating free radicals that age skin.


Hydrates and moisturizes skin. Solves dry, itchy skin.


Makes up the topmost layer of skin. Boosts collagen production. Promotes skin elasticity. Fights free radical activity.


For youthful, radiant skin. Slows down the aging process.


Fights free radicals that cause skin aging. Protects skin against sun damage. Helps maintain skin firmness and elasticity, making it look more youthful.

Beautiful breakfast? Or great ingredients for a fabulous face mask?

Beautiful breakfast? Or great ingredients for a fabulous face mask?

1. Natural Face Cleanser

Raw milk is an amazing natural facial cleanser. It will drive out all the gunk from within clogged pores, preventing further blackheads, acne, and more.

  1. Dab all over your clean face.
  2. Using a clean cotton ball or washcloth, gently rub the milk over your skin in a gentle circulatory motion.

You'll be surprised to see how much dirt you'll be wiping off with the cotton ball. Do this every day for a clean grease-free supple face.

2. Great Moisturizer

Got dry, flaky skin? Use this simple home remedy that will soften skin and remove flaky skin cells.

  1. Dip a cotton ball in cold raw milk and dab all over your dry skin.
  2. Allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. When the mask is drying up, don't move your face muscles as you may stretch the mask and cause fine lines.
  4. Wash off with cool water.

Your skin will be moisturized and soft throughout the whole day!

3. Lighten Tans and Skin Tone

Unwanted tans, darker skin tones, and pigmentation can be solved by applying raw milk topically. The high lactic acid content not only has skin-lightening properties but will also help get rid of dead cells on the skin's surface.

Pour fresh raw milk in a bowl and dip a soft washcloth in it. Then wring and apply to your tanned skin. Use at least three times a week before a shower or bath for best results.

4. Exfoliates Skin Cells

Beta hydroxy is a lactic acid, a form of alpha hydroxy acid found in raw milk. This potent alpha hydroxy acid mildly scourges excess dead cells off the skin's surface, revealing soft skin underneath.

5. Soothes Sunburned and Inflamed Skin

Use a cotton ball or a soft washcloth dipped in cold milk to soothe and relieve sunburns. Milk creates a thin protein film that protects skin and cools off burning sensations.

Use whole fat milk for sunburns as it contains healthy fat that soothes skin and also lubricates it.

Raw milk is a versatile ingredient in a variety of effective skincare applications that can be made at home.

Raw milk is a versatile ingredient in a variety of effective skincare applications that can be made at home.

Skincare Beauty Tips

Before using it for your skin, check to make sure you're not allergic to milk. If you are, stay away from milk products and don't apply on your face.

Use milk from grass-fed cows for best results and to avoid irritation and breakouts.

If you have any redness or discomfort while using, discontinue immediately.

1. Exfoliating Bath

Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian queen, was renowned for her beauty milk baths for soft supple skin.

Milk baths will not only soften and exfoliate your skin but will also protect your skin and soothe skin inflammatory conditions including eczema.

The lactic acid will help dissolve inactive protein and break down dead cells, thereby exfoliating skin cells. The protein and fat will lubricate and soften rough skin, solving dryness.

Add about 5 cups of raw milk, 1/2 cup of honey, and 5 drops of your favorite essential oils to a tub containing warm water for baby soft skin.

2. Acne

Milk is a powerhouse of vitamins for good skin including vitamin A, which solves dry skin. But what about acne? Raw milk also works wonders for acne-prone skin.

It not only cleanses the skin of excess oils and dirt which clog pores to form acne but also contains lactic acid, which fights off microbes that are responsible for it.

Dab it onto your clean face, especially on your acne-infected areas to gradually terminate pimples without leaving acne scars.

3. Face Scrub

Use a raw milk and oatmeal face scrub to gently scour off impurities like excess dead cells, sebum, dirt, and pollution from deep within your skin pores.

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of raw milk well.
  2. Apply to your clean face using your fingertips and scrub gently in a circular motion.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with cool water and pat dry.

4. Moisturizing Face Mask

Lactic acid in milk will help reduce pigmentation, heal dry skin, hydrate skin, heal acne and relieve sunburn.

  1. You can use a basic face mask by dabbing raw milk onto your face using a clean cotton ball.
  2. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with cool water.
  4. Pat your face dry with a fluffy towel.

Your skin will feel soft and hydrated.

5. Softening Foot Soak

This homemade foot soak will not only soften cracked heels but also relax your feet and relieve any tension and pain.

  1. Soak your feet in a warm milk bath containing 2 cups milk and 4 cups water.
  2. Rub your cracked heels with a pumice stone and dry them with a towel.

The end result will be your feet and toes feeling super soft and moisturized!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Aleena on July 20, 2020:

S i tries it oneand my face is smooth and lighter i am going to try it every day and night

Sumble merry on July 09, 2020:

Wow Its really work out .Amaizing remedy

Yes on May 20, 2020:

Yes it's really work iam fair and o want a good glowing skin before iwill use so many products but my pimples are not go when iam using raw milk it's really work on my face it's really nice and now my skin is whiteish

Sapna on April 27, 2020:

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Is it ok to use buffalo milk in any of the face scrub as cow milk is not easily available where I live. My face is oily and I have Millia bumps too and I am looking for a remedy for that...

Thabang on April 01, 2020:

Thanks for the great tip on the mask. I've just tried one now and my skin feels tight and smooth. I love the feeling.



Blessing on March 23, 2020:

If I can't get raw Milk, can I just use tin milk or powder. Milk?

Oge O on March 03, 2020:

Thanks, but what type of milk?

Mrs K on January 13, 2020:

For sometime now I’ve been using raw milk to clean my face and am happy to report that this WORKS ! It lightens up blemishes, dark spots, uneven skin tone and gives a fresh, clean look. Just 2-3 spoons of raw milk everyday can achieve what expensive beauty products may not do. Do yourself a favor - start cleaning with face with milk everyday :)

lll on June 15, 2019:

what about the cow hormones

Usama Hadadi on April 21, 2019:

I have just started reading about it and some time i will come back and give you my feed back thank you very much for this research

divya on March 27, 2019:

yes i am also started using raw milk applying daily on face is very good.

its changed my face is whiten and smooth

Aditi on December 07, 2017:

It helped me a lot for my project milk awesome ideas. Fabulous keep it up

Saga on June 06, 2017:

Really it gives brightness to face

Naethan on March 17, 2017:

this help me at my Science Investigatory Project!

laxmi on October 22, 2016:

does it lighten???

Mitsu on September 13, 2016:

If I'm lactose intolerant can I use lactose milk on my skin??

Gayathri on February 09, 2016:

Very nice tips

Payal N Naik from Mumbai on June 19, 2015:

Very good article

veronica on April 15, 2015:

Realy amezing...

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 14, 2015:

What a useful and resourceful hub. Sounds interesting to use raw milk. Voted up!

hitha santhosh on January 22, 2015:

Really helpful n usefull

anusuia on December 11, 2014:

Very useful article.

neha on December 03, 2014:

Yes it works

anju on September 21, 2014:

S it is very true

Regular use wil definitely make huge difference

Cassie on June 23, 2014:

Nobody ever writes about using unpasteurized raw cream as a simple moisturiser. I discovered this last week and it is amazing on the body, face and under eye area. Just apply and leave. So very soft.