A Milk Mask - Not for Dinking, but for Nourishing.

I am constantly on the lookout for little do-it-yourself beauty recipes to treat my skin with. As I am very dry this time of year, between the sun, self-tanning and well, just naturally getting older, I was looking for something different. Something to nourish my dry, aging skin.

Many of the at-home recipes I found were for facial masks made with Milk. Well, that is an ingredient I certainly always have in the fridge, so I decided a Milk Mask was the way to go. You see milk contains proteins, sugar, a whole bunch of vitamins and natural lactic acid. This naturally helps in cell rejuvenation - as in helping the skin cells turn over faster. The nourishing benefits also rehydrate and help ward off dehydration to start with. 

I made my Milk Mask with the following: 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar, 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon of Honey, and enough Milk - I used whole milk, to make it into a paste. I used just a bit shy of 4 Tablespoons. After mixing the paste, I applied the mask with my fingers all over my face, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, I ran a wash cloth under very warm water and placed it over my face for a few minutes and let the heat help nourish the milk and other wonders into my skin  before wiping it off. My face felt so soft and hydrated. So much so that I didn't use moisturizer right after. I actually slept with a clean face. And it still felt wonderful in the morning.

I love finding something that works, especially with a natural, nutrient rich natural product - like Milk! Yes, it does do a "body good". Both inside and out!  ;)