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Heidi Klum To Appear in Got Milk? Ad Campaign and Benefits of Milk for Hair, Skin, and Nails

Milk Does a Beauty Good

Heidi Klum will be the latest addition to the long list of celebrities who have appeared in the wildly popular "Got Milk?" ad campaign, Vogue UK reports. The German model and Project Runway host will be featured wearing a customary Bavarian maid outfit, alongside a milking cow — just in time for Halloween.

All this talk about this healthy, white drink got me thinking, just what is it about milk that does a body good, in terms of beauty, of course? According to the California Milk Processor Board, people have been using milk for beauty purposes for hundreds of years. In fact, Bella favorite, Cleopatra, used to bathe in milk for radiantly smooth skin. To check out some more milk beauty benefits, keep reading.

Milk has . . .

  • Proteins, lipids, vitamin A, B6, calcium, biotin, and potassium to make hair soft and shiny. Drink away.
  • Alpha hydroxy acids and lactic acid that, when applied to the skin, help to exfoliate. Psst — this also translates to antiaging benefits, too.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties to help calm red or irritated skin, making it especially great for babies or those with sensitive skin. Have a sunburn? Try a cold compress of whole milk to soothe.
  • Moisturizing properties. Fat and proteins (whey and casein) help rejuvenate dry skin. Try Skin Milk Body Lotion ($6.49).
  • The ability to close the hair's cuticle, providing loads of shine — Carol's Daughter Hair Milk ($12).
  • Calcium, which helps to strengthen nails.

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Keitt Keitt 8 years
for what the the person up the top said i mean (:
Keitt Keitt 8 years
wait do you mean it makes acne worse or helps it? im so confused.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i actually saw heidi in her bavarian outfit and it was an interesting look. to be honest, i'm not always sure that i understand the methodology behind who they choose to be in the campaign, but i guess it's about time that she gets her chance
elle86 elle86 9 years
this is good and all, but what about we of the lactose intolerant persuasion??
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
Keri Russel! I love her - anyhoo, I love milk, always have because my parents always made my brothers and I drink it when we were kids (breakfast, luch, and dinner), so I'm used to drinking it all the time - and it really does do so much! I love Heid, but I get tired of these stereotypical and kind of offensive images and ideas of what is sexy - come on, the Swedish milk maid?! that is so overused and kind of dumb...
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 9 years
I'll have a pint of milk. In chocolate, please...
emalove emalove 9 years
I love milk. Always have. But it has to be 1%!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
If only I wasn't so lactose-intolerant. I do love a glass of milk.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 9 years
Milk is awesome!
monica_caroline monica_caroline 9 years
Thanks so much for posting this! I'm *really* tired of this "milk is bad for you" garbage. Agro-business is bad for everyone; but I still think the benefits out weight the "risks" by far. I'll stick to my organic whole milk :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I drink soy milk since milk upsets my stomach. I can have other dairy products just limited amounts. I have found anytime I snack on too much cheese, my skin freaks out. Soy milk has been a blessing.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Ah, but milk also makes me feel queasy. So I don't drink it, and get my calcium from other sources.
caryatid caryatid 9 years
heidi's in my cooking light! had to look twice to make sure it was her, kinda looked like uh... felicity girl? waitress girl? what's her name!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Thanks, Ellenora! There are some fabulous smelling shampoos and conditioners with milk ingredients, as well, so you don't have to stink of spoiled milk all day. I mentioned one in the post, but there are many brands out there.
Ellenora Ellenora 9 years
Imuran--just drinking milk provides for your hair and nails, believe it or not. I wouldn't want it in my hair because the smell of dried or spoiled milk is not peaches and cream (it smells quite awful).
lulu88 lulu88 9 years
does drinking milk provide for you hair? or should i make a conditioner with it?
Ellenora Ellenora 9 years
I'm glad someone did some research on the benefits of milk in terms of beauty. I've been drinking milk and pouring tons of it into my cereal since I could chew. It's probably no wonder I haven't broken a bone yet considering how clumsy I am! My nails still seem weak considering how much dairy I intake on a daily basis. Thanks for the post!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 9 years
Hemp milk is better. :p
foxie foxie 9 years
Also it contributes to acne and weight gain.... hawt.
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