Powdered milk is a budget-stretching must-have in most kitchens. But powdered milk can be a benefit outside of the kitchen, too. Milk can rejuvenate and moisturize the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for beauty treatments.
Remember to remove makeup before trying any of these treatments because skin can have dirt and oil on the surface that will prevent the mixtures from working to their full potential. Tip: I use baby wipes to remove my makeup. You would be surprised how easily it works!
A commercially-made jar of milk and honey facial cleanser can cost more than $20. Or it can be made for pennies at home! Try these easy beauty recipes for an affordable do-it-at-home glow:
- Basic cleanser: Mix 1 tablespoon powdered milk with enough warm water to make a paste. Splash face with warm water and then rub the mixture onto the face in gentle circles. Rinse with warm water.
- Milk and honey cleanser: Place 1 teaspoon of honey in a small mixing bowl and then microwave for five seconds. Stir 1 teaspoon of powdered milk into the warm honey (substitute powdered skim milk in place of powdered whole milk for oily skin). Oily skin will also benefit from 4 to 6 drops of lemon juice. Massage the mixture onto face and neck and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
- Rejuvenating facial mask: Mix 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat face with the mixture, let dry completely, and then rinse with warm water.
- Luxurious foamy milk bath: Toss approximately 1/2 cup of powdered milk into the tub as it fills. The milk will moisturize skin while bathing and leave it silky soft.
- Gently remove dirt and grime from hands. Make a paste of equal amounts of oatmeal and milk, and then rub it vigorously onto hands. The stains will be gone and the oatmeal/milk mixture will soften and soothe skin.
- Instant glow on-the-go: Mix 1 teaspoon of milk powder with 2 teaspoons of gram flour (Note: Gram flour is a pulse flour made from ground chickpeas). Apply to face and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water.
- To moisturize dry skin, make a paste of milk powder, basil, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix 1 teaspoon milk powder, 2 pinches of dried ground basil, 1 pinch sugar and 2 drops lemon juice. Apply to face and then wipe it off after 10 or 15 minutes.
This has been a guest post by Candi from Pittsburgh, PA
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