When skincare is discussed, it is almost always regarding the skin on your face. But as we’ve previously said: your skin is your body’s largest detoxifying and protective organ. As such, we should treat the skin on all parts of our body with as much care as we do the skin on our face. This week on #SkincareSunday, we’re covering our rendition of Cleopatra’s infamous milk bath.
The lactic acid in milk is actually a form of alpha hydroxy acid. This component of the whole milk used in this recipe encourages collagen production, is a major brightening agent, and also breaks down the proteins that hold dead skin cells together. That is, it acts as what is more popularly known as a “chemical exfoliator” (as opposed to a physical one), and makes room for new and healthy cell growth in addition to optimizing the surface of your skin to absorb your moisturizer. The citric acid present in this soak via the lemon slices adds to these effects by being a great brightening, anti-scarring, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.
Himalayan pink salt (HPS) detoxifies skin, gently breaks down dead skin cells and balances your skin’s pH. In addition, by soaking in HPS, the magnesium, as well as a host of other minerals present in HPS, are dermally absorbed to heal damaged muscles and other soft tissues- aka, bye bye soreness.
Rose and lavender are not only soothing and calming in their aromatherapeutic effects but also in their physical effects on our skin. A few drops of rosehip seed oil really tie together all the ingredients in this soak to create one divine experience for you. Read more about the amazing properties of rosehip seed oil here.
Recommended use: pop all ingredients into a warm bath and soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Use once a week (or whenever your heart desires).
Wishing y’all a love filled week ahead, and a glowing inside and outside! And remember, we’re not doctors…so don’t try to come for us.