Sheep milk is superior to other types of milk, such as cow and goat milks, because it has more vitamins, minerals, protein, and butterfat, and is easier for humans to digest. You don’t see a whole lot of sheep milk for sale at markets in the United States in part because fresh sheep milk is only available seasonally. You may have already heard all about the nutritional benefits of consuming sheep milk. But, does sheep milk also provide benefits for your skin?
The answer… umm YES! The extra fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in sheep milk all help to maintain and improve your skin (read, your kick a$$ mug is going to be sent into kick a$$ overdrive!). Whaaat?!
Milk has been used as a beauty aid for thousands of years, improving a variety of skin problems including redness, acne, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Milk is a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliator, pore minimizer, and even awesome at soothing sunburn.
Benefits of Sheep Milk for Skin
Moisturizes skin because of the fats in sheep milk, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Brightens skin for a youthful glow. Sheep milk has lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, which is a gentle and natural skin exfoliant.
Reduces redness and breakouts because of the anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties found in sheep milk protein.
Protects & Repairs skin to preserve and improve the youthful appearance of skin. The high concentration of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E, are awesome antioxidants.
Have you used sheep milk bath and beauty products yet? Better yet, have you made your own? Post in comments and join the conversation on the DIY Sheep Crafts Facebook Group.
Learn how on make your own Sheep Milk Soap with this DIY tutorial, How to Make Sheep Milk Soap. Or, if you just want to try some products first, head over to Copia Cove Icelandic Sheep and check out the sheep milk soaps and sheep milk lotions!
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