Skincare trends come and go, and so-called ‘miracle ingredients’ have quite the habit of popping up every now and then, taking over the market, and then quietly fading out of the beauty industry’s consciousness after a few months. With that being said, it can be hard to know what’s just hype and what actually is worth checking out. But in today’s D’isolana Skincare blog, we’re going to take a closer look at a new ingredient in skincare that actually lives up to expectations. That ingredient is camel milk! And while it may seem strange at first, we’ll take a look at what differentiates it from regular cow’s milk, and all of the skin benefits camel milk can bring to your beauty routine.
What makes camel milk different?
While we’re unlikely to see camel milk taking up space in the dairy section at the store anytime soon, camel milk shares many similarities with cow’s milk. Nutritionally, both types of milk provide the same amount of protein and calories, although camel milk is less fatty, and provides more iron and three times as much vitamin C - that’s going to be important when it comes to skincare later!
It’s also interesting to note that while we might think of camel milk in skincare as a new trend, the ancient Egyptians actually enjoyed the skin benefits of camel milk long before we started adding it to our favorite masks and creams. For more ancient beauty techniques and rituals, check out our blog on how ancient Romans used a certain volcanic hot spring to renew their body and their spirit.
The skin benefits of camel milk
Sometimes in skincare (and we’d argue, in many things), it’s best not to try and reinvent the wheel. If something’s worked for people for thousands of years, chances are it hasn’t lost its efficacy in our modern world. It’s exciting then, to see a new generation of beauty and skincare enthusiasts discovering the absolute powerhouse ingredient that is camel milk, and learning how to incorporate it into their own routines.
So what kind of skin benefits can you expect to see from using camel milk? Put simply, it’s a god-send for dry and sensitive skin - although all skin types can benefit from it. Camel milk is full of lactic acid, which is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (or AHA) that’s specifically great for sensitive skin. It aids in exfoliation, and helps to slough away dead skin and oil to reveal softer, smoother skin.
It’s also particularly helpful for those of us with dry skin. When used in skincare, camel milk increases the production of ceramides within our skin, which helps our skin retain moisture. Additionally, camel milk is full of lanolin, a water-binding agent that helps lock in moisture without leading to clogged, congested pores.
And remember how we said earlier that camel milk has three times as much vitamin C as cow milk? As you might already know, vitamin C is a super powerful ingredient in skincare. Benefits of adding more vitamin C into your skincare routine include pollution protection, brightening, fading acne scars, and fighting signs of early aging like wrinkles and discoloration.
How to add camel milk into your skincare routine
With all of those benefits, it’s no wonder more people are integrating camel milk into their weekly skincare routines. The catch is, though, that if you want to make your own masks and treatments, it can be hard to get your hands on fresh camel milk, which is why some opt to buy it in powdered form instead. Or, if you’re looking for more convenience, many new skincare products already include camel milk in them, like our Illuminating Gold Mask, which not only includes camel milk, but anti-inflammatory ingredients like gold and silver particles.
For more on the latest in skincare trends and news, check out the rest of the D’Isolana blog!