Question: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about goat’s milk. People are saying its easier to digest and goat’s milk soap is better for your skin. Since its more expensive than regular milk and regular soap, do you think its worth it?
Answer: Goat’s milk is packed with benefits. It has more calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium than cow’s milk. Due to the high fatty acid content, goats milk is easier to digest. In fact 50% of people that are lactose intolorant are able to drink goats milk.
Goats Milk and Your Skin
Goats milk contains twice as much caprylic acid as cow’s milk. This fatty acid is also found in coconut oil and one of the reasons for thecoconuts health and beauty benefits. Goats milk has a ph level that is just what the skin needs to be soft and comfortable. Traditional soap has an alkaline ph that can leave the skin tight and irritated. If your skin is dry, an alkaline soap makes your skin irrtated and flaky. If your skin is oily, alkaline soap makes oil glands work overtime to restore a healthy acid mantle. This increased oil can lead to coase texture, large pores and even breakouts.For maximum benefits, look for goats milk made from natural organic ingredients. It would be a shame to mess up the ph and nutrient values of perfectly good goats milk.
DIY Goats Milk Skin Care
The beauty benefits of goats milk doesn’t need to stop at soap. You can add goats milk to your diet and make wonderful scrubs and masks with fresh, powdered or canned goats milk. For example, add goats milk in your fruit smoothies. My favorite is a mix of bannas, almond milk and goats milk. Leave a few tablespoons of the smoothie and mix it with ground oatmeal for a world class mask. If you what a mild yet effective exfoliator treatment, mix those lasts sips of a goats milk smoothie with rice powder. Massage it on the skin and rinse off with luke warm water. Perfect for an end of the summer facial.