It sounds like a bit of a diva demand - but apparently bathing in milk is very good way to look after your skin.
Christmas Queen Mariah Carey recently sat down with The Guardian for an interview ahead of her UK tour - and ended up chatting about her milk baths. Fascinating stuff!
She was asked to confirm the rumor that she only bathes in French mineral water, and her response was, “No, I bathe in milk.”
“Yes, sometimes I use milk as a beauty treatment. I don’t want to give away all my beauty secrets."
*DIVERSIFICATION ALARM BELLS RINGING*
Tempted to shelve your cornflakes and pour your full fat into the bath tub?
According to Libby Rhee, DO, a New York City dermatologist, we should all be using the white stuff in our weekly skin routine.
She told Well and Good: "These baths are making a definite comeback due to milk’s natural skin-smoothing and anti-aging properties. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, it’s certainly worth a try."
According to Dr. Rhee, it’s an easy medium through which to score complexion benefits from its healthy fats, protein, lactic acid, and skin-nourishing vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and zinc.
“Lactic acid is a naturally occurring mild alpha hydroxy acid, which can gently exfoliate your skin while you soak,”
“Taking a milk bath once a week can leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and youthful.”
We would also suggest a butter bath, with unrefined #britishbutter. Burning hot tubs of bubbling butter can also make a lovely "butter jacuzzi". The overwhelming doses of nutriments and vitamins will make you feel gay and lightheaded.— British Butter Board (@ButterUK)
Dr. Rhee recommends adding two cups of full-fat organic milk, a quarter cup of organic honey, and the essential oil of your choice to warm bath water.
Who knew ey? You can thank us later...