The Benefits of Goat Milk For The Skin
Posted on September 05 2019
It’s a time where we are needing to make real changes to be sustainable and healthier so we all can live longer better lives. Fast consumer products that promise youthful younger skin but we don't actually know what's in it and do they work?
Of course, I am no scientist or doctor but your skin is the biggest organ on your body and what goes onto your body is absorbed into your body. As a consumer, I am conscious of what I put into and onto my body.
So when I first started making goats milk soap and researching (many hours) into what goes into personal care products I was astounded at how little natural products were actually natural and what constituted ‘natural’. But it is so complex that a general consumer would never know the answer and we trust what is marketed to us. (Which is for another blog)
It is the same with the other ingredients we source, and we found for example not all Shea Butters are created equal. Some suppliers were using chemicals to process raw products. So it became quite a challenge to source real ‘Natural’, ethically produced, environmentally friendly ingredients. And of course as local as we could be to reduce our carbon footprint. (another blog)
I have done a lot of research into the benefits of goats milk which is why I try to put as much as I can into my soap without compromising the structure. We are talking about farm-fresh raw off my farm. Not powered, reconstituted or goat milk essence… (I don’t know what that even is?)
So here is what we have come up with;
Feed your skin
The research found that goat milk contains all the essential micronutrients. Most of them are necessary to maintain healthy skin. Only goat milk has them in suitable concentrations without the need for additives and preservatives.
A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, and E are the most important nutrients of goat milk to the skin. There are other elements with proven healing or rejuvenating properties. Goat milk contains traces of selenium, zinc, copper, and iron which keep the skin nourished and healthy. However, many commercial cosmetic and skincare products in the market contain chemicals, additives, and preservatives which are then absorbed into the body.
Goat milk’s composition allows deeper tissue penetration making your skin looks healthier from within. It also has fatty acids, proteins, and natural glycerin to create deep moisture. These natural moisturizing properties are quickly absorbed by the skin, creating protection, softness, and smoothness. This is why Cleopatra (apparently) bathed in it.
Most regular soaps in the market can remove natural oils from your skin. It leaves you with dry and dull skin. But with goat milk soap, it provides a well-balanced natural oil thereby replenishing your dry skin.
Provide a Deep Yet Gentle Cleanse For The Skin
A natural goat milk soap does not contain harmful chemicals. The natural beneficial elements are already sufficient in our handmade soaps. One of these beneficial elements is natural lactic acid which helps in removing the skin's impurities and blemishes, so a natural exfoliant as goat milk also contains alpha-hydroxy acids that can break the bonds between the cells. AHA or alpha-hydroxy acid also helps in repairing the damaged skin. Continuous use will ultimately make the skin look more glowing and supple.
Goat milk soap is perfect for people with sensitive skin because it is more gentle than any other regular soaps. So it does not dry your skin out. Many people find natural goat milk soaps leave their skin so moisturized that they do not need lotions or moisturiser afterward. (Save some money here)
Goat milk soap is also rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These are essential in fighting off the skin damage caused by free radicals.
The combined strength of antioxidant and exfoliant properties from goat milk soap also helps in delaying signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Properties of Anti-Bacterial and anti-inflammatory
The milk has attributes beneficial in treating acne and blemishes. Goat milk-based skincare products can help eliminate germs and bacteria causing acne and breakouts.
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also help in soothing skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, and other certain types of dermatitis. Relives
Skin Protection Against Sunlight
Another property of goat milk is selenium which is important for skin protection against UV rays.
Sun exposure is undeniably one of the leading causes of skin cancer worldwide. Goat milk’s selenium content can help add an extra layer for skin protection. It also prevents cell damage and inflammation caused by UV rays.
This does NOT replace sunscreen, So ensure you continue to use Sunscreen.
So there are many benefits of real goats milk products to your skin. I didn’t realise there were so many until I learnt about it. Which is why we are passionate about ensuring you know. And that not all ‘Natural’ products are created equal (another blog) We are honest and upfront with what we are doing and are working really hard to become environmentally neutral, sustainable and ensure all our ingredients come from ethically sourced places.
Our Goat milk soap is more natural than other so-called natural soaps you find in the market. Our pure goat milk soap has no added parabens, no fragrances, detergents, alcohols, petroleum, dyes, or other harmful ingredients. We do add high-quality essential oils for additional benefits to your skin and body. But that’s all. Which is absorbed into your body, so you want to ensure its natural.
If you are looking for high-quality natural goats milk soaps that ARE really natural. Do your homework and read the back of the label, not just the pretty marketing on the front, telling you everything you want to hear. You may be surprised.