by BR Kellie
One of the many things no one tells a new mum is that babies can have an acne breakout. Mine did and the advice I was given was to dab some breast milk, as it has antimocrobial properties, on the zits to help the breakout heal. Which I did. Once. Then didn't bother again because I figured it'd resolve itself. Which it did. Eventually. What no one tells you to do when your baby has an acne breakout is to create a breast milk face mask and apply it to your baby's face.. but that didn't stop this TikTok mama who on seeing their child having a flare up of baby acne,decided to do exactly that.
When my mum friends and I saw the video the first question we asked was... 'but, why?' ... followed by a bunch of questions:
'Why make a mask and soak it in breastmilk when you can just dab breastmilk onto the spots?'
'How did she even get the baby to stop wriggling long enough to get the mask on?'
'Is that baby going to end up with some kind of mask phobia? Or an unexplainable paranoia whenever they get a zit?'
Turns out the reason the mask making mother did it was because she was bored, curious, had time on her hands and decided to give it a go. Fair enough, mama, fair enough. So did it work? In a follow up video it seems that it did with the baby's acne appearing reduced. Which makes me wonder... If it were possible for science to harness the power of breast milk to create masks to help heal pimples and acne, is it something people would embrace? Or is the idea of putting a breast milk mask on your face when you're not a baby, and it's not your breast milk and you're an adult a bit gross?
So we thought we'd take the question to you, our Beauty Review community... If a cosmetic chemist could create breast milk infused masks that were guaranteed to help heal acne, would you give it a go? Or is it a hard pass?
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