Today’s topic is on the exciting benefits of using plant milks in your skincare routines.
Animal milks also have their individual benefits for your skin but since I avoid using all animal derived products, besides honey, in my skincare and soaps, I will only be talking about the benefits of plant derived milks.
Coconut Milk | Now coconut milk is my favorite plant milk to work with since it is so naturally moisturizing and indulgent when applied to your skincare.
It contains high levels of vitamin C which aids in your skin remaining flexible which helps to prevent skin sagging and wrinkles.
As you would imagine, coconut milk is also one of the most moisturizing plant milks with its rich consistency and natural oil and fat content.
This is the plant milk that I use the most in my soap making since it is amazingly moisturizing when added to soap and creates a luxurious, whipped cream like lather.
Almond Milk | Since almond milk is made with almonds and water it is naturally very hydrating when applied to the skin and works well with all skin types.
Almonds contain high amounts of vitamin E which helps to protect your skin from sun exposure and sun damage, it even helps to sooth sunburns.
Almond milk has a handful of hair friendly vitamins such as A, D, and B1 as well as many more which work together to condition and nourish hair strands and scalp.
Oat Milk | Oat milk is another plant milk that I often add to soap recipes to not only add a moisturizing component but to also make it more sensitive skin friendly.
Everyone is aware that oats are a wonderful option for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions and the same rule applies to oat milk.
It is anti-inflammatory and soothing to all skin types and can treat rashes, itching, and scaly skin.
Oats are known for their ability to lighten skin tone as well as smooth out bumpy skin and tone uneven skin pigments.
One of the best things about oat milk is that it is simple and cost effective to make from scratch which allows you to have full control over the ingredients that go into the oat milk.