HOW Facial Products Using Cultured Goat Milk Products Benefits YOU?

 

Facials provide a number of benefits for your skin, depending upon the ingredients used. They can help stimulate the skin and increase circulation, help prevent wrinkles, and tone and moisturize skin. Alternatively, help remove excess oils.

 

Skin is classified as the largest organ of the body, and as such, requires nourishment just like our internal organs. While the food we eat provides nutrients for the skin, as well as the rest of the body, our skin also has the ability to absorb substances directly.

 

Homemade facials are a great way to pamper yourself  and your skin without the high price of a spa. Facials can range from the application of a single ingredient, to complex combinations of ingredients applied in sequence. As  goat milk is rich in protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, therefore, it  is just as healthy for you on the outside as it is on the inside.

 

The cultured goat milk products, like yogurt, sour cream and buttermilk, have the added benefit of lactic acid, which is one of the Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that are found in many commercial beauty and anti-aging creams and lotions. Alpha hydroxy acids help remove the dead surface-layer skin cells, revealing newer, younger-looking cells and its ability to combat acne. AHAs have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation.

 

Learn How To Make Cultured Goat Milk Facials

 

Why make facial product?

 

While you are soaking in that bath, you can simultaneously be rejuvenating your face with a homemade goat milk facial!

What is the best part about making your own facial products?  They are inexpensive, and they actually work!

The 3 facial recipes below all include yogurt, a great nourishing and moisturizing agent. For all the recipes below, blend all ingredients thoroughly. Using a food processor or blender will ensure a smooth mixture.

 

 

Goat Milk Yogurt Facial Recipe #1

This one really moisturizes, and leaves skin super soft.

  • 1 Tablespoon.  Goat milk yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon.  Honey
  • enough Corn starch to thicken

 

Goat Milk Yogurt Facial Recipe #2

The oatmeal in this recipe helps dry excess oils, while the yogurt and honey nourish and moisturize. It is best to blend the oatmeal in a food processor or blender first – before cooking,  to make the particles smaller.

  • 2 Tablespoons.  Cooked Oatmeal
  • 1-2 Tablespoon.  Goat milk yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon.  Honey

 

Goat Milk Yogurt Facial Recipe #3

Cucumber makes this recipe cool and refreshing, and leaves skin feeling smooth, clean and toned.

  • 1/2 of a small cucumber, seeded
  • 1/2 cup goat yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp. goat milk powder to thicken

 

 

Dry Goat Milk Facial Recipe 

 

Why make Dry goat milk facial?

 

The facial recipe below utilizes only two simple ingredients to get you started.

Powdered goat milk makes it easier to get a thick paste in this facial, and the use of buttermilk for the liquid gives you the benefit of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) for smoother skin.

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Goat Milk
  • enough Buttermilk to make a paste

 

For all facials, start with freshly cleansed skin. Then, apply a very warm, moist cloth to the face for a few minutes to open the pores. Apply the facial mixture and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Wash off gently with a warm, wet cloth. Finally, rinse with cool water to close the pores and help retain the nourishing benefits of the facial ingredients.

 

After you have try these recipes, experiment on your own to find combination that work best for your skin.

 

 

*More Suggestions:

Experimenting with homemade facials is a lot of fun, and no doubt you will find original combination  that are even better than these.  So, get off the beaten path, and make your own recipes! Here are a few more ideas to fuel your thoughts.

  1. Sour cream can usually be substituted for yogurt. When trying this, reduce the amount of thickeners, such as corn starch or powdered milk, as the sour cream is usually a good bit thicker than yogurt.
  2. Most fruits make great additions to facials. Pineapple, papaya, bananas and grapes are commonly used. Orange juice and lemon juice contain vitamin C, but use carefully, as these may irritate some skin types.
  3. Add in crushed fresh herbs, like peppermint, catnip, or chamomile, or use tea from the herbs as the liquid portion of the facial.

 

 

Want more fun DIY Facial Product? Check out our other goat milk facial post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Learn How Goats Milk Products Benefits the Elderly

 

Various goat milk products including fresh milk, milk powder, fermented, frozen, condensed and dehydrated milk, and skin care products are produced in many countries. Goat milk plays a vital role in our body and skin as well.

 

As we age, the changes in our bodies create challenges for sufficient nutrient intake and absorption. Goat milk and dairy goat products provide good source of protein, calcium, minerals, vitamins and beneficial fats to fulfill elderly adults nutritional requirements.

 

Normally, elderly adults lack the motivation to cook nutritional meals especially if it has been their daily routine throughout their entire life. Therefore, dairy goat products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt which do not require cooking or preparation, when combined with other nutritious, ready-to-eat foods like fruits, bread or crackers, can provide a nutrient-dense, protein-rich meal with little effort.

 

Elderly adults with gum and mouth problems, like dentures or missing teeth, along with reduced saliva production, create problems chewing and swallowing solid foods. Goat milk and soft cheeses require no or little chewing, and can be combined with other soft foods to provide variety, like pureed fruits.

 

Many elderly adults tend to drink less than optimal amounts of liquids due to reduce sensation of thirst. Milk is nearly 90 percent water, and can provide hydration in a form that many elderly adults find more appealing than water. Milk is also easily flavored to suit particular tastes.

 

Some elderly adults take diuretics, which cause elevated excretion of important minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. Goat milk has 134 per cent more potassium than cow milk, and also has higher levels of magnesium.

 

Food moves more slowly through the gastrointestinal tract of the elderly adults , often resulting in constipation. Goat milk is highly digestible and 100 per cent of the protein in milk is absorbed before it reaches the large intestine. Cultured goat milk products, such as yogurt, buttermilk and kefir, also contain bacteria that are beneficial to gastrointestinal health.

 

Elderly adults often complaint of lack of appetite, their taste have changed and the texture of many foods are disagreeable. Lack of appetite combined with reduced nutrient absorption can cause weight loss and dwindling muscle tissue. Whole goat milk is calorie and protein-rich, containing more fat, protein and amino acids than cow milk. Goat milk and dairy goat products have mild taste and the smooth textures are usually easily accepted. They are also easy to blend with cooked foods and milk, plain yogurt or sour cream can be used to moisten foods which would otherwise be dry or difficult to chew.

 

 

Skin Care

 

Goat milk is also great for your skin because it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins as well as high in lactic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and soften your skin. Elderly skin care is a very important health concern for aging adults. While our skin is generally ignored throughout life unless we have a cut, a rash, an itch, or a burn, etc., Skin is our largest and important organ – adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it,  and the  skin plays a much bigger role than just holding everything together in one package.

 

Healthy skin keeps infectious agents from entering the body, synthesizes essential vitamin D from sunlight, manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones and provides our sensation of touch through the various nerves running throughout.

 

The hallmark of goat milk is its gentleness and nutritive properties in digestion, but those same properties carry over to the skin care products, as well. Goat milk skin care products are especially suited for caring for the special challenges that aging skin presents.

 

For cleansing, goat milk soap has the benefits of a lower pH, making it more friendly to the skin’s protective acid mantle, and a high fat content that supplies moisture, while gently removing dirt and dead skin cells.

 

Goat milk soaps also come in a vast array of combinations that include nourishing herbs and other natural ingredients tailored for specific skincare needs. Read the labels or inquire as to the suitability of particular ingredients for elderly skin care, or for other special skin care needs.

 

Creams, lotion and body butters made from goat milk are also especially nourishing for elderly skin. The special fat and protein molecules from goat milk, along with an array of vitamins and minerals, are easily absorbed through the skin, providing hydration, a protective moisture barrier, and nourishment for the skin all at the same time.

 

Isolated rough patches of skin might also benefit from the application of a homemade facial solution containing goat milk yogurt, sour cream or buttermilk. These fermented products contain lactic acid, one of the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), known for helping to remove dead surface layer skin cells to leave skin smoother.

 

These goat milk versions of alpha hydroxy acid contain no additional chemicals or preservatives and are not as harsh as commercial products.

 

Conclusion, goat milk and dairy goat products provide an immediate source of energy and important nutrients to you and elderly adults. Additionally, it is also vital to nourish skin from the inside out. Proper nutrition is an imperative component in elderly skin care.

As the saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding.”That pudding was made with goat milk, right?

If you or an elderly loved one suffers from dry, itchy skin, try a cleansing and hydration program based on goat milk. Products are widely available, and come in a range of scents or unscented and added ingredients.

 

 

 

DIY Goat Milk Lotion

 

Raising goats is not just about drinking their milk but it is great in other DIY skin care products as well. You can use it to make Goat Milk Bath or even this beautiful Goat Milk Lotion Recipe.

Making Goat Milk Lotion is an easy and  simple process that any individual can master.

 

Goat Milk Lotion Recipe:

 

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon beeswax
  • 2 Tablespoon pumpkin seed oil
  • 2 Tablespoon palm oil
  • 3 Tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 1 Tablespoon apricot oil
  • 1 Cup warm goats milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 Cup Aloe Vera gel

 

 

Procedures:

 

Melt beeswax and palm seed oil together. Remove from heat. After melted, add the sweet almond oil, pumpkin seed oil and apricot oil. With a blender, slowly add the warm goat milk to oil/wax mixture. Add Vitamin E oil as mixture begins to thicken. Beating until mixture thickens and cool to room temperature. Add aloe vera gel to the cooled lotion and blend well one final time. Since goat milk is used it is recommended adding a preservative to extend shelf life. Store in air-tight containers.

 

 

Experiment with different brands and varieties to find one that works best for your special needs.

 

Of course, homemade products are almost guaranteed to be less irritating and more moisturizing than commercial products, not to mention less expensive!

 

 

Want more fun DIY Skin Care recipes? Check out our other soaping post as well.

 

 

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