Holly Willoughby has revealed the bizarre beauty secret that keeps her skin baby soft, and it’s surprisingly easy to replicate at home.
The This Morning presenter is often complimented for her natural beauty, and has recently been making headlines with her surprising weight loss.
But rather than sharing what’s behind her incredible body transformation, the mum-of-three has revealed the beauty hack she relies on for soft skin.
Speaking to Red magazine, Phillip Schofield’s sidekick said she’s been following the advice she got from beauty mogul Liz Earle for radiant skin.
‘I got told quite a weird trick by Liz Earle once. She came on This Morning and she made a milk bath for Mother’s Day…she got told that old-school dried milk powder (like your nan used to bring on holiday to put in your tea) and dried rose petals covered in lots of rose and lavender essential oils, and mixed in with milk powder’, she told the publication.
The blonde said she takes milk baths to keep her skin soft and radiant
‘Then you just take a scoop and put it in to make a milky bath – it’s so soft.’
The 36-year-old star also said the powder could also be made to give to friends or family as a nice present – maybe a good option consider for Christmas?
‘It would make a really nice gift. Which I haven’t done yet, but I like to keep little jam jars, just in case I ever do’, she added.
The trick is not new and has in fact been around for centuries. Queen of ancient Egypt Cleopatra’s famous beauty is credited to her milk baths, which were often infused with honey or herbs.
Milk baths are often said to exfoliate skin due its lactic acid, and also help keep skin moisturised because of its mineral and vitamins content.
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Dermatologist Dr Sunil Chopra told The Sun: ‘The benefits of lactic acid is that it is a humectant, which means that when water sinks into it holds water and hydrates the skin. It also has vitamins A, C, B6 and does aid in collagen production.
‘Vitamin B6 can be used in the treatment of acne, and stop water loss from the skin. And calcium and vitamin C are antioxidants which prevent free radicals that bind your proteins and damage the skin.’
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