8 Reasons To Use Goat Milk In Skincare
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find an all-natural skin care ingredient that soothes and softens skin, reduces redness and inflammation, eliminates itching and irritation, repairs damaged skin while brightening your complexion, and its gentle enough for babies? Well, there is such an ingredient, goat milk.
Yes, I am talking about goat milk and believe me when I say that goat milk does a body good. As the founder and formulator for Natural Skin Revival, I am a huge proponent of the benefits of goat’s milk for skin because I have experienced them myself. At 40 I battled the onset of multiple skin woes including eczema, a recurring gluten rash, and scalp psoriasis while living with cystic acne for much of my life. Read more HERE
While developing my skincare brand I found that goat milk was the most effective ingredient that brought me immediate relief. Since then, I have proudly pioneered goat milk skincare, hoping to help others find the same sort of comfort.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a significate increase in skin disorders. More and more people are suffering with a variety of skin disorders and searching for natural solutions. In recent years the demand for goat milk skin care products has increased leaving a lot of consumers with questions about this powerful ingredient. So, if you have been wondering what goat milk can do for your skin, you are not alone.
Our goat milk skin care products contain Goat’s Milk, which is a natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12 and E. The content of triglycerides, capric, caprylic and caproic acid help to balance the skin’s natural pH and promote natural exfoliation of dry skin.
What Makes Goat’s Milk Effective?
To fully understand the benefits that goat’s milk can offer you, such as helping to improve the skin barrier function and soothing dry, sensitive skin, it is important to recognize and acknowledge the nutrients contained within goat’s milk, which make it very effective as a skincare ingredient:
Goat’s Milk Essential Nutrients
- Goat’s Milk is made up of Vitamins A, B6, B12 and E, Triglycerides, Capric, Caprylic, and Caproic acids which aid in adding moisture.
- The Triglycerides enhance skin elasticity and reinforce skin’s hydro-lipid barrier.
- Contains Selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that helps to neutralize free radicals that can cause premature aging of the skin.
- Rich in Fat which is outstanding for your skin.
- Contains Alpha-hydroxy acid that softens the skin by breaking down the glue that holds dead skin cells together. So, when it’s added to soap, Goat’s milk acts as a gentle exfoliator.
It is easy to see that each of these nutrients provide unique benefits to the skin, but when combined within goat’s milk, the results are incredible – especially for those with sensitive skin, as it helps to rebuild the barrier function of skin while soothing any irritation.
Even though I am a Vegan for 8+ years, I am still a strong advocate of using goat’s milk in your skincare routine. Here are the great benefits:
1. Cleanses Gently but Deeply
Goat’s Milk Soap are free of harmful chemicals and harsh detergents. It also contains alpha hydroxy acids that break down the bonds between dead cells and remove the dull surface layer of the skin to give the skin a radiant healthy appearance. Moreover, these soaps are rich in natural ingredients, which work gently without causing excessive dryness.
2. Nourishes Skin
Goat milk is packed with vitamins and minerals which are important for our skin. Goat milk can penetrate the surface layer of the skin fast and provide each of our tissue’s sufficient amounts of nutrients.
3. Exceptional Moisturizing Properties
Goat milk itself is an emollient or natural moisturizer that gets absorbed by the skin instantly and creates a moisture barrier to keep it soft, smooth and supple for a longer period of time. It is loaded with proteins, fatty acids and glycerine, which contribute to its super hydrating and moisturizing properties. When used in soap goat milk gives a luxurious softness by penetrating the upper layer of the skin and reaching the cracks and gaps formed between the cells quite easily.
4. Balances The Skin
Goat’s milk has a similar pH level to that of human skin, which means that using goat’s milk can help balance skin’s microbiome. In addition, goat’s milk is so gentle that it helps to calm troubled skin, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.
5. Prevents Premature Aging
Being rich in powerful antioxidants, goat milk can keep our body free from the oxidative damages caused by free radicals. When used in soap, goat milk eliminates the layer of dead cells from the surface layer of our skin and reveals the new cell layers underneath. Both of these result into delayed aging and getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and so on.
6. Relieves Inflammation and Irritation
With regular use, goat milk soap and lotions can help treat and manage skin inflammation. Goat milk is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of fat molecules in it.
7. Repairs Damaged Skin Faster
Goat milk contains alpha hydroxyl acids, which removes dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new cells in our bodies. It helps in repairing damaged skin, giving us a young and vibrant look.
8. Helps Treat and Manage a Variety of Skin Conditions
People with extremely dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other skin conditions that result in red, itchy skin patches, often benefit from using products made with goat mil. The natural nutrients in the milk help to moisturize the skin while they reduce redness, inflammation, and the sometimes-painful itching of the skin. Plus, it is gentle enough that it does not cause further damage or irritation. It is the perfect ingredient for those with sensitive skin.
It is hard to believe that one gentle ingredient can have such dramatic effects on the skin, but it is the result of a combination of substances that are found in the milk.
A Vegan Using Goats Milk Skincare
I have been a Skincare Specialist and Wellness Advocate since 2006 and a Vegan since 2013. While on my wellness journey, I found that it was my diet that had the most profound impact on the condition of my skin. Consuming (ingesting) food such as meats and dairy caused a significant increase in my skin disorders, (cystic acne, eczema, and psoriasis flare ups). However, the goats milk, when used topically, was not an issue. In fact, it helped reduce the itching and irritation caused by the flare ups. It brought significant relief and helped improve my conditions.
There are many people who feel that as a “Vegan” I should not use animal products at all. But I firmly disagree. The reason I chose to become a Vegan was clearly based on my bodies inability to process animal products. I also wanted to significantly increase the amount of vegetables, leafy greens, fruits and whole foods in my diet. I was on a path to whole body wellness. It was clear that my skin was sending a message that my poor dietary choices were putting my health at risk. Goat milk, used topically, does not have that same health risk.
Hopefully after reading this article, you’re able to find that there are many benefits of using goat milk in your skincare products, especially when treating and managing skin concerns. And even though these products will not cure your skin disorders, they will help reduce the severity of those symptoms.
Goat’s Milk Soaps
We offer over 40+ Goat Milk Soap fragrances for women, men, youth and infants. Find the HERE.
Goat’s Milk Lotions & Body Butter
Goats Milk Lotion 4.75ozProduct on sale$7.60 – $8.95
Goats Milk Lotion PumpProduct on sale$12.70 – $14.95
Sensitive Skin Goats Milk Lotion$14.95
Whipped Shea Body ButterProduct on sale$10.20 – $24.00
Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER
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