Goat milk (GM) is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. Because of its high fat molecule content, it reduces skin inflammation. The cream in GM is a rich moisturizer that soothes dry and damaged skin. The pH in these fatty acids are very similar to humans and the protein strands of GM are shorter than other types of milk so it tends to absorb into your skin easier and it is less irritating. It also contains wonderful skin minerals like selenium and is loaded with vitamin A which is very important for your skin. Goat milk also contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA). This is a chemical exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin cells and helps to hydrate and brighten the skin. Because of that lactic acid, it is said to delay signs of skin aging and that acid actually works with the skin instead of breaking it down and aging it further.
Goat Milk in Soaps
In the winter months, the best type of soap to use would be goat milk based soaps. You want to retain as much moisture as possible. Because you need to exfoliate more often in the winter time, using a goat milk based soap will kill two birds with one stone. With its naturally producing lactic acid, every shower will consist of your skin being chemically exfoliated which can help reduce many skin conditions.
Goat Milk Soaps:
Goat Milk in Lotion
Goat Milk lotion isn’t greasy like other lotions. It is very soft and silk and feels like it’s coating your skin. This type of lotion is packed with high amounts of protein, fat, iron, vitamin A, B6, B12, C, D, E and more. They all play a part in slowing down the aging process while helping your skin to rebuild and adds elasticity as it assists in retaining moisture. GM has anti-bacterial properties that delay the growth of microbial organisms that can cause the spread of acne (face and body).
Goat Milk Lotion:
Goat Milk Baths/Bath Bombs
Enhancing your bath sessions with some goat milk in the winter time is just what your body needs for a great boost of moisture. The capric-caprylic triglycerides in goat milk forms a barrier on the skin to help prevent a loss of moisture. It’s the only milk that contains this. Soaking in a milk bath or using a goat milk bath bomb and applying a goat milk lotion is a sure fire way to lock in moisture. A GM bath/bath bomb also soothes irritated skin due to the casein, amino acids, lactic acid and array of vitamins that work together.
Goat Milk Baths – Canus Caprina Foaming Milk Bath*