Malai, more commonly known as milk cream, is that thick yellow layer of fat that forms across the surface of milk. It is a sticky film of coagulated proteins and is typically used as a cooking ingredient in desserts. What you may not know though, is malai is also a beauty ingredient; it has been used by Indian women for centuries. It is considered an all-around treatment for a large number of skin ailments. Some effective ways to use malai are listed below:
The sun can be harsh on your skin. You can easily cross the line between healthy tan to devastating burn, even when you try your best to stay out of the sun. Sunblock can only be just so effective. If you turn malai into a paste, you can use it to treat the burn and nourish your skin. It can also help to even out any tan you might have received.
Malai is one of the best things to moisturize your skin. Transform it into a face mask to unleash its hydration effects and counteract the dry skin. Mix 1 tbsp malai with 1 tbsp honey and let it sit on your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and enjoy your moisturized and rejuvenated skin.
For a Glowing Skin
In addition to a soft and smooth skin, malai or milk cream can also help you get a radiant skin. Mix a tablespoon of malai with a tablespoon of gram flour or besan and leave it on for 20 minutes on your skin. You can also make a malai-turmeric face pack for a golden glow. Add a teaspoon of turmeric into a tablespoon of milk cream and apply on your skin. Rinse it off with water. Do this twice or thrice every week for better results.
Malai is a natural exfoliant; you can use it to remove dead skin cells which is what you want to make your skin smooth. To activate its exfoliant properties, mix the malai with oatmeal and massage it into your skin. Don’t just use this for your face, your entire body can benefit from a healthy skin scrub.
Malai is a fantastic skin cleanser. It can be used to deep clean your pores and remove dirt and grime that has accumulated over time. Just massage your skin with a tsp of malai and lemon juice, then rinse it off. Your skin will be cleaner and healthier.