Milk Mask Recipe for Dry Skin

Milk can nourish and soothe skin.
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Milk contains lactic acid, which will naturally help remove the dead skin build-up on your face. This classic milk mask recipe makes a mask for two and works beautifully on dry skin.

Not sure if you have dry skin? Find out for sure here: How to Tell If You Have Dry Skin.


  • 1 tsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops essential oil


  1. Mix ingredients well
  2. Apply to face
  1. Let sit for 15 minutes
  2. Wash off with warm water

This recipe is enough for two. (Note: The original recipe called for 1 tbsp pulverized almonds, but it has been removed from the ingredients list because almonds, no matter how pulverized, can tear at skin).

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