Not long ago, we wrote about how consuming breast milk is the latest fad among bodybuilders to gain muscle faster. And now, a spa in Chicago has found another interesting (albeit weird) use for mothers’ milk – nutritious facials!
The brand new River North spa, called ‘Mud Facial Bar’, features several $40 facials on its menu. But the most intriguing one actually involves breast milk at an additional charge of $10. The milk is mixed with white clay so that it can be applied to the face and dried. The unique treatment can supposedly make your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Mud founder Shama Patel said that she was inspired to start the facial service when she came to know that moms themselves use their own breast milk to treat skin conditions. “There are so many mommy blogs out there that talk about using breast milk to basically help with skin conditions,” she said. “I always want to think outside the box. I really wanted to come up with something that is quick, effective, that appealed to the urban city girl.”
Patel said that she buys breast milk from local mothers who are registered with a certified milk bank. The bank is responsible for medically screening the donor moms and notifying them that their milk will be used in a spa.
A breast milk facial sounds crazy, but could it really be effective? Well, according to Elina Fedotova, founder of the Association of Holistic Skin Care Practitioners, the idea does have some merit. “Breast milk exists to protect the baby, to stimulate the baby’s immune system, so it has anti-bacterial, anti-septic properties,” she explained.
via ABC News