Jodie Turner Smith puts breast milk in her serums: ‘my skin looks much better’


Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to her daughter with Dawson’s Creek actor Joshua Jackson in April. Jodie is known for her beautiful and smooth complexion and many people have wondered what she does to maintain such healthy looking skin.

Post giving birth Turner-Smith had issues with hormonal break outs and she told Vogue that she would use her breast milk for spot treatments. Recently, Jodie interviewed with Vogue again and stated that she now uses her breast milk in her serums. She believes that the lactic acid in her breast milk is doing wonders for her skin. Here are a few quotes about her new skin care regimen and how she wishes to raise her daughter:

“My current beauty secret is that I put breast milk in all of my face serums,” the actress, 34, told Vogue on Wednesday, September 16. “My skin is very sensitive, so I use a light cleanser, and then I put on a serum with aloe and breast milk that I literally squeeze right into my hands from my boob. I think it’s the lactic acid. I’ve just found that the milk has been revolutionary.”

The Queen & Slim star previously spoke about using her breast milk to combat postpartum pimples.

“I’ve been getting so many spots lately (hormones)?,” the England native said in her Instagram Story in May. “I put breast milk on them last night and today my skin looks much better.”

She and husband Joshua Jackson welcomed their baby girl in April. The model said on Wednesday that she plans to teach their little one about self-confidence in the future.

“That self-­assuredness is what is going to help her navigate life,” Turner-Smith explained to the outlet. “It’s important to impart to my daughter what is beautiful about her, and about who she comes from and where she comes from and what is powerful about that.”

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Jodie is stunning. Every time I see a picture of her she reminds me of a young Grace Jones. It’s unfair how beautiful she is. I personally like her relationship with Joshua Jackson because he was her teenage crush, similarly to Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa’s relationship.

I love how she says she will raise her daughter with confidence and I feel that is important. Especially in a society that pushes a narrative that women’s confidence should be connected to external factors and validation. Anyhow, I wonder if breast milk in homemade breast milk serums must come from the person using them? In any case, I think she may be on to something with these homemade remedies. Women for centuries had a profound understanding of the human body before modern western medicine.

In the meantime, I am going to take a page from Jodie’s book and look for some face serums with lactic acid. I want to see if they will help me get that glow because I am in desperate need. My skin lately has been going through its 40+ phase of getting dry and patchy in spots.

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  1. emmy says:

    Lactic acid is really great and a staple in my routine but I will stick to my First Aid Beauty pads. I guess it’s possible that the breast milk helped her but I think it’s important to note that she really only uses her own and uses it fresh, so to speak. Unless you’re breastfeeding right now, this doesn’t seem like a solution for most.

  2. yo-yo says:

    agree @emmy

  3. Jekelly says:

    Breast milk is so so good! When my son was a baby he had awful skin and I’d put some breast milk on it and it helped so much! Poor guy has his daddy’s skin.

  4. Snowslow says:

    “Women for centuries had a profound understanding of the human body before modern western medicine.”
    Do you know what? This is so true. For that reason I bought a diary where I write down most days with notes about my cycle, my breasts, food consumption, weight fluctuation etc.
    I found out lots of stuff about myself (for example my breasts hurt before my period but also during ovulation so I can take Primrose oil capsules only those two weeks).
    It’s been really interesting and I really saw how our perception can be geared towards not understanding ourselves if we rely only on platitudes doctors say, especially regarding women.
    So as long as she has breast milk, why not? Use it. However, not sure about artificial products having the same effect. It kind of defeats the purpose of finding natural, cheap, cruel free and non-wasteful sustainable products.

  5. Paperclip says:

    Ugh…she’s so gorgeous. 😁

  6. Lex says:

    I watched the documentary type film called Babies (really sweet!) which followed 4 mothers and their birth stories and the first year of their kids lives. A mongolian woman, a woman in Africa, a woman in Japan, and a woman in San Francisco. The mongolian and african women had fascinating rituals and techniques for caring for their babies, being less influenced by modern ways. One of them would squirt milk over her babies face to clean it! It’s so true that women were so much more connected to their bodies before Western medicine (read: men lol) got involved.

    • Mtec says:

      Oh interesting! Which episode and which mom was it that did the milk on her baby?

      • Lex says:

        It was a film from 2010 – quite sweet. No plot and nearly no dialogue.

        I believe it was the mongolian mother who lived in a rural area. At one point the baby was having a bath and a goat came to drink from the bath too haha it was fascinating

  7. Lawcatb says:

    Been desperate to completely wean my son (he’s almost three) but didn’t want to do it during the pandemic. Silver lining, now I can try this.

    • outofthecloset says:

      I nursed my baby until she was 3 1/2, at which point she was only getting fed at bedtime. (She started on solid food at the regular time as well.) She was premature and was only 3 pounds at birth. I think it helped with her immune system quite a bit and she kept growing and gaining (though she’s always been in the lower percentages for weight.) You do whatever is good for your little guy.

  8. HAD says:

    Her skin is already perfect. I am sure she notices the difference, but she already look flawless.