Treat yourself to a customizable, skin-softening milk and honey face mask that you can mix up in your kitchen. Your complexion will thank you.
The use of milk and honey in beauty treatments dates back to the time of Cleopatra. She is famously known for taking milk and honey baths to keep her skin beautiful. Perhaps this was the secret to the mesmerizing spell of one of the most wanted women of her time.
What can milk and honey do for your skin?
Milk and honey contain wonderful properties, so together they make a great cleanser for the skin. The lactic acid in milk is an alpha-hydroxy acid that naturally assist with exfoliation.
Honey opens the pores, helping clear away dirt. Because honey is cleansing, it is very helpful in the treatment of acne. Honey is a humectant and moisturizes the skin by actually drawing moisture to the skin.
If you want glowing skin, milk and honey are a perfect combination to use. Many spas offer versions of milk and honey body treatments, but you do not need to go to the spa to enjoy this skin miracle.
The lavender buds used in this recipe are mostly for aromatherapy, but lavender itself is soothing to irritated and dry skin. Plus lavender, like honey, contains antioxidants that fight aging and help contribute to glowing skin.
This mask can be customized to your skin’s needs. The final add-in can be your choice of oats, almonds, or coffee.
Choose oats if you would like a gentle, cleansing mask that soothes the skin. Oats contain naturally-occurring saponins. Saponins are found in many plants and are added to beauty products to add foaminess. This foamy nature lifts and washes away dirt. Plus, the oats are softening and exfoliating.
Choose almonds if you would like a polishing mask that brightens the skin. Ground almonds gently exfoliate the skin and contain healthy fats to balance the skin’s natural oils.
Choose coffee if you would like a mask that will tighten the skin. Caffeine in coffee helps tighten the skin and stimulates blood circulation. Skin appears smoother and more toned. Ground coffee also exfoliates.
Set aside time just for yourself to enjoy the effects of this body mask. This recipe makes approximately one full body mask. Keep unused portion in the refrigerator and use within a few days.
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Milk and Honey Mask
- 1 T lavender buds organic, fine ground
- 1/8 c raw oats organic, fine ground
- 1/4 c Waxing Kara Honey
- 3/4 c milk whole organic
Measure first two ingredients and add to high speed blender
Blend until ingredients become a powder
Gently heat milk in a heavy sauce pan, add honey remove from heat and stir until honey and milk merge well.
Add powder to warm milk and honey mixture and when cool to the touch apply to cleansed skin on face and body.
Relax in a warm tub for 10-20 minutes and remove with a damp and warm wash cloth.