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Why donkey’s milk is good for your skin – Times of India

The ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra was considered a great beauty. And to maintain the beauty of her skin, she used to bathe daily with donkey’s milk. In addition, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed donkey’s milk for various ailments including fever, wounds, etc. To add to these benefits, donkey’s milk has four times the amount of vitamin C than cow’s milk. So, it is no secret that donkey’s milk is a powerhouse of nutrients for both the skin and the body. Let’s see how

Used for anti-aging and healing

Milk contains essential fatty acids that serve as powerful anti-aging and healing properties. These fatty acids blur wrinkles on the skin and help regenerate damaged skin. Plus, donkey milk also has antibacterial properties that are effective in healing skin irritations and redness.

Rich in Antioxidants and Nutrients

Known as the natural elixir of youth, donkey milk is rich in antioxidants and nutrients. It contains vitamin E, amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E, omega 3 and 6. These properties together make it a rich ingredient for skin treatment. In addition, vitamin D is another important component for human skin, and the primary source of obtaining it is UV exposure. At the same time, its excessive amount leaves an adverse effect on the skin. This is when donkey milk works as a great substitute as it naturally contains vitamin D. Overall, if this milk is applied frequently, it brings about a brightening effect while making the skin glow.

Moisturizer and Softener

Till now it is a well known fact that this milk works as a powerful moisturizer for the skin. Also, if donkey’s milk is used consistently, it acts as a great cleanser and at the same time helps to keep the skin healthy, hydrated and soft.

Therefore, donkey’s milk with its healing, nourishing and rejuvenating properties for the skin is fast emerging as a key ingredient for skin care. These are prompting several major players to bring in personal care products like soaps, creams, etc., which are manufactured using donkey’s milk. Furthermore, the global donkey milk market is expanding rapidly, whose market value is projected to reach $68,139.0 thousand by 2027, registering a CAGR of 9.4% from 2021 to 2027. And the increasing use of donkey milk as an ingredient in cosmetic and personal care products will contribute significantly to the growth of this market in the years to come.

With inputs from Hitesh Rathi, Founder, Advik Foods.

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