What are the Benefits of Donkey's Milk for Beauty?
Posted on November 18 2021
Rich in trace elements, vitamins and minerals, Donkey's Milk is used in the development of many cosmetic products. It is renowned for providing the softness and comfort necessary for the most sensitive skin. The story goes that this organic product was used by Cleopatra, one of the most beautiful women of Antiquity, to nourish and rejuvenate her skin. Today, the cosmetics industry incorporates it into various products (cream, milk soap, shower gel, lip balm, etc.).
What is Donkey's Milk?
Donkey's Milk is a product used for skin care. Made from the milk drawn from the female donkey, it is rich in natural active ingredients that maintain the softness and comfort of the skin. Many vitamins are contained in it:
- Vitamin A which promotes the regeneration of dead skin cells
- A varied range of B vitamins (B1, B2, B12) which maintain skin hygiene
- Vitamin C which is an antioxidant active contributing to the tenderness and elasticity of the skin
- Vitamin E, an important anti-oxidative stress
It also contains mineral salts and trace elements such as Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium. These substances participate in the proper functioning of epidermal cells. Note that it carries proteins also involved in cell regeneration, and alkylglycerols which boost immune defense. In addition, there are also fatty acids (omega 3 and 6) which protect the skin against external aggressions.
The benefits of milk for the skin
Donkey Milk is a versatile active ingredient. Its benefits on the body are almost numerous. In particular, it makes it possible to:
- Hydrate and nourish the skin
Donkey Milk is made up of many active substances which give it ultra-hydrating and nourishing properties. It is suitable for normal skin, as well as very dry skin. It effectively fights against skin aging and guarantees the softness of the skin.
- Fight skin problems
It soothes sensitive skin, effectively fighting against the aggressions they suffer. When you have acne and your body is prone to inflammation, milk soap cleanses and removes impurities from your skin. This will become more flexible and smooth again. These soaps are also effective against eczema and psoriasis.
- Antioxidant properties
Donkey Milk contains trace elements, specifically omega 3 and 6 which are recognized for their antioxidant properties. It also contains mineral salts which cleanse the body. These substances promote a fresh and radiant complexion.
- A powerful anti-wrinkle
Cleopatra bathed in the milk of 700 donkeys a day. She used it for her facials, making masks made from breads soaked in milk. This milk fights wrinkles and slows down skin aging. It softens the skin and makes it smoother.
How to use Donkey Milk on the face and skin?
Generally suitable for all skin types, they are mainly recommended for tired skin that they soothe and regenerate.
Using face cream
For facials it is necessary to follow the following steps.
- Remove make-up and wash your face thoroughly
- Apply your cream on the face and neck
- Tap lightly and massage carefully until product penetrates
- Finally, smooth your skin with your fingertips, from the inside to the outside
Using Body Lotion
Regarding the use on the body, take the cream with your finger or a clean spatula. Then apply it to your cleansed skin. You should then massage gradually, until the product penetrates your body. Considering your body's hydration needs, it will be necessary to repeat this process throughout the day.
What to know before buying a Donkey's Milk product?
Donkey milk is much more effective when used fresh. The donkey must produce milk in a natural situation, that is, when she is suckling the colt. It is also important to check the amount of milk present in the product. When it is low in quantity, the effectiveness of the cosmetic product is considerably reduced. Donkey's Milk products of Plantes & Parfums contain 5% organic Donkey's Milk, but most Donkey's Milk products in the market generally only contain 2-3% Donkey's Milk.