Aditi Rao Hydari is back at the Cannes Film Festival putting her most fashionable foot forward. The real-life royal had a Cinderella moment at the French Riviera in a blue gown and luminous skin.
Hydari is one star who believes that less is always more when it comes to her skincare and makeup. Her clear complexion is proof that this thought process works! When it comes to cleansing her skin, Aditi believes in the power of one raw, natural ingredient. Read on to find out what it is.
The Natural Ingredient Aditi Uses As A Cleanser
When asked about her skincare ritual, the actress said she listens to her skin and makes sure it’s well hydrated. This includes using ingredients from the kitchen on it. To cleanse her skin, Aditi vouches for not your OTC generic soapy washes but raw milk as a face wash!
Depending on her mood, she also mixes oats or besan with it to help exfoliate her skin and then uses plain ‘ol water to wash it off.
Benefits Of Raw Milk For The Skin
To reap the benefits of milk, it’s best to apply it directly to the skin without boiling it. Boiling is said to alter the milk composition and might not work as well as raw milk does.
Milk is packed with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamins A, D and lactic acid (a popular AHA ingredient in serums). Applying milk to the face aids in cell regeneration and helps get rid of dead skin cells since lactic acid is also a common exfoliant. The acid is also known to help brighten the skin and treat dark spots and pigmentation over time.
Acne is a skin condition that is often linked to a deficiency of Vitamin D. Since milk is rich in this vitamin, topical application on acne can soothe it and temporarily manage it.
Cool milk also helps treat sunburns and soothe inflamed skin that’s been exposed to the sun for too long.
Not just Aditi, legend has it, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra also swore by the benefits of milk for her skin. Her raw milk bath is still infamous for its healing and rejuvenating properties.
If you’re not sure about applying raw milk directly to your skin, you can use it as a face pack. Besan(gram flour) and haldi (turmeric) are two common ingredients that when added to milk, can make for skin-loving face packs.
I know I’ll be giving my face washes a break and trying out Aditi’s cleansing method now!
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