Goats milk benefits for baby skin
By Little Innoscents
Goats milk is renowned for its moisturising and skin healing properties. Used for centuries to promote youthful skin, it’s reported that even some of the ancient Egyptians such as Cleopatra would bathe in it!
So what gives goat’s milk its moisturising properties? It contains natural essential fatty acids that have a pH balance very similar to that of the skin on the human body. It also contains triglicerides and is readily absorbed by our skin and less prone to causing irritation.
Goats milk is packed full of vitamins and minerals that your skin will love including zinc, alpha hydroxy acid and amino acid and vitamins C, B1, B6, B12, and E. It also contains lactic acid which breaks down skin cells, aiding the natural skin renewal process.
The benefits of using goats milk skincare on your baby’s skin:
- Suitable to use on delicate newborn skin
- Soothes dry itchy skin and helps with improving the symptoms of inflammation due to eczema or psoriasis
- Effectively removes dirt and grime from the most sensitive skin, while leaving skin beautifully soft and moisturised
- Goat’s milk can act as a gentle exfoliator
- It’s beneficial nutrients are easily absorbed into the skin
- Acts as a natural moisturiser
Due to its natural moisturising properties and also because it does not contain detergents, foaming agents, alcohol, artificial colours and fragrances or petroleum by-products , you may find that your baby’s skin doesn’t need to use moisturisers as much as you used it.
Eczema can be a very stressful skin disorder, and while your searching for every available option for yourself, or your child to decide what’s the best therapy for them, goats milk has been know to assist with the skin condition.
Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.