You don't normally come to my blog for beauty tips, but since it's Valentine's Day I want to share one of my favorites. After all, we want to look our best as we set across the table tonight in that romantic restaurant!
One thing I can count on every winter is dry skin, it happens when I don't bathe myself in lotion on a regular basis. Oh I have the lotions, it's just putting them on where I fail miserably! Every room has an arsenal of creams, lotions or oils. So why don't I use them, well... when I get out of the shower I'm in a hurry to get my clothes on and rush cause I'm already late for something. Is that your life too?
When I wash my hands I give myself a quick pump. Invariably, in less than 2 minutes my hands are back in water. ugh!
Bedtime is perfect, time to pull out the products that really moisturize. We are currently using
the Queen of Egypt has been credited as the founder of milk based skin care. There are many variations on the recipe, but it's as simple as adding milk to your bath. It needs to be the full fat whole milk version, after all we want our skin to be plump and round even if we don't want our backside to look like that! Just add up to 5 cups of milk to your hot bath, then soak for about 30 minutes, using a washcloth or loofah to gently exfoliate. Add a few drops of Neutrogena's Body Oil with Sesame to the water and you will get out of the tub a new woman!
The reason this works is that milk contains Lactic Acid. Just like the beauty products I love so much, my Hope in a Jar by Philosophy uses lactic acid to penetrate the skin's deepest layers and exfoliate. I found this recipe online and haven't tried it out yet.... I'm waiting for my milk to spoil!
Fermented Milk Bath
One of the best home treatments is - bathing in extremely fermented whole milk. The milk must be allowed to curdle.
1/2 gallon of this added to a warm bath and soaking in this for at least 20 minutes will give the smoothest and silkiest skin imaginable. Far superior to a mere milk bath. This solution softens the skin more effectively than loofah scrubbing or dry brushing.