Benefits of Goats Milk Soap
Although many people still wash their skin with commercially made soaps, switching to soap made with natural ingredients will certainly benefit your skin.
Soap made with goats milk goes that bit further truly benefiting your skin’s health. Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It is also perfect for healthy skin that wants to stay that way. Unprocessed, raw goat milk fresh from the farm contains the following benefits.
1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Goats milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. The alpha-hydroxy acids are so effective because they break down the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. Removing dead skin cells will help many skin conditions by removing irritation. Water-based soaps may use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results.
2. Vitamins. Goats milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief.
3. Cream. Fat molecules are an important part of making good soap. The cream that is present in goat milk helps boost the moisturising quality of goat milk soaps. Since many people suffer from dry skin, particularly in the winter months, this is an important quality for soap. Goat milk soap will not dry your skin. This is important because keeping skin naturally moisturised helps keep skin healthy.
4. Minerals. Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. Selenium is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun.
Regardless of whether your skin is healthy or not, it will certainly benefit from using a handmade soap, made with water, or milk rather than a commercially made soap.