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4 Benefits of Goat Milk Soap
1. Helps You Look Younger
Goat milk has this amazing ability to help provide a youthful appearance and who doesn’t want that? It works because it contains a good amount of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), such as lactic acid that help break down the dead skin cells. When you remove the dead skin, you immediately gain a glow to the surface of the skin because it smooths it out and that can offer a more youthful appearance.
My wife says this helps her makeup go on much more evenly. Alpha hydroxy acid is nothing new and can be found in tons of products such as body creams, sunscreens, acne products, shampoos and more, but again, it’s the natural chemical-free product that you want. Alpha hydroxy acids are really great at exfoliating and with that process, they increase blood flow to the skin, give your face and skin the much-needed rejuvenation it longs for, and ultimately help minimize fine lines and wrinkles. (2)
2. Is An Anti-inflammatory
Goat milk has the ability to reduce skin inflammation because it contains a fat molecule that not only moisturizes the skin, but possesses anti-inflammatory characteristics. A study was conducted regarding the use of goat milk, in particular because of the numerous reports of digestive issues and allergic reactions to cow milk. (3)
Even though the study focuses on the internal consumption, the external application can greatly benefit, too. The study points out that goat milk is able to provoke a release of anti-inflammatory cytokines, which help signal the cells by providing a stronger immune response. So, even though drinking or eating products that contain goat milk can have a direct effect, when you put it on your skin, the skin soaks up those benefits as well.
3. Can Help Treat Acne-Prone Skin
Goat milk unlike cow’s milk, may help treat acne-prone skin. It contains special properties that can offer a sort of exfoliation for the skin. The exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, that if not removed can cause your skin pores to clog, causing unwanted acne to surface.
Additionally, goat milk contains antibacterial properties that can eliminate and even prevent acne altogether, and it can even help reduce swelling and itching that acne can cause. (4)
4. Works for Dry Skin
Goat milk offers some hydrating benefits, especially for anyone with dry skin. Because the pH levels of goat milk are the same as the human epidermis, it can moisturize while cleansing and possibly eliminating any acne-causing bacteria. In addition, it contains some beneficial nutrients that offers a supple complexion. Vitamin A is famous for the help it provides to repair damaged skin tissue.
Of course, vitamin A reduces fine lines and wrinkles but can also provide relief to anyone suffering from psoriasis symptoms. A lot of other soaps are water-based and often do not contain the vitamins and natural hydration qualities required for healthy skin. But goat milk soap is chock-full of skin-nourishing goodness like vitamin D, C, B1, B6, B12 and E, all of which are absorbed into the body when applied without the harshness of detergents, alcohol, dyes, petroleum and other chemical-based ingredients. (5)
Now that we have learned why goat milk is so good for your skin, it’s time to give it a try. Soap making does not have to be hard, but it can take some practice, so be patient. Try this nourishing goat milk soap recipe right at home.