Dry Skin Remedies: Try A Hydrating Milk Facial Mask
June 14th, 2012
The soothing effects of lactic acid cannot be overestimated for replenishing skin’s hydration. Ancient Egypt’s Cleopatra was said to have taken regular milk baths to maintain her uncontested beauty. So proud of this skin care routine she documented this as fact in her legendary beauty journal. While we’re not likely to apply Cleopatra’s donkey milk regimen to our own skin, there are other worthy milk sources that we can choose for their moisturizing benefits.
With the lush nutrients found in goat’s milk, almond, hazelnut and coconut milk you can treat your face to the best facial for softening and reducing the signs of maturing skin. While not all milks have lactic acid (coconut and goat’s milk do), nut milks are equally moisturizing with anti-aging properties that should not be overlooked. An undeniable fact: nourished hydrated skin is the antidote to aging skin.
You can easily find both organic fresh and powder options of these milk varieties at your local Wholefoods store, but many of the best skin care spas offer restorative milk facials as well deserved skin-pampering treatments. When you remember the importance of maintaining the maximum health of the largest most exposed organ that our skin is, choosing professional milk facials seem essential. Whether you go with a home or spa milk facial, organic is always the best skin care option to avoid chemical preservatives that are potential damaging in the long run.
Goat’s Milk Natural Facial Mask
2 teaspoons powdered goat’s milk
1 teaspoon finely ground organic almonds
1 teaspoon warm water
After washing the face with a gentle cleanser apply this mixed paste as an exfoliating facial mask. Let it sit on the skin for five minutes then rinse with warm water. Use your favorite goat’s milk facial moisturizer for enhanced hydration. You will be amazed at the smooth softness of your face afterwards.
Almond Milk Facial Hydrating Mask
1 teaspoon organic almond milk
2 teaspoon finely ground oatmeal
½ teaspoon rose water
1 teaspoon organic honey
When mixed as a paste, this fine organic facial mask has the herbal antiseptic properties of rose water, healing capacity of honey, the exfoliating power of oatmeal and the soothing hydration of almond milk. Your skin’s pores will be naturally unclogged, cleansed and blemishes diminished with the 15-minute application of this nutrient rich organic facial.
Coconut Milk Facial
2 Tablespoons organic coconut milk cream (find canned at your whole foods shop)
1 pinch of turmeric powder
1 pinch of red sandalwood powder or ½ teaspoon oil
Using the heavy cream of coconut milk add a pinch of antioxidant rich turmeric powder to diminish blemishes. The rich aromatherapy of sandalwood as an essential oil has rejuvenating powers for skin and body. Apply to cream pack facial to clean skin massaging in for 5 minutes. Letting the facial mask to set on your skin allows your pores to absorb the full moisturizing nourishment of this acne-reducing treatment.
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