How to Exfoliate the Face With Milk

Milk is not only great for cereal but can also be part of your skincare regimen.

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You can make a variety of facial products at home using ingredients found in your cupboard and refrigerator. Milk, especially, makes a great exfoliant due to its high lactic acid content. You can blend it with many other ingredients to make either a scrub or mask with a gentle exfoliating action. If you have sensitive skin, rub a small amount of milk on a concealed area of your body to test for a skin reaction before applying it all over your face.

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Pour a small amount of milk into a shallow bowl and allow it to come to room temperature.


Dip a cotton ball in the milk and wipe it all over your face.


Allow the milk to dry and then remove the milk with a wash rag soaked in warm water. Pat dry.

Milk, Oatmeal and Salt Facial Scrub1

Blend 1/3 cup of milk with 3 tablespoons of coarse salt and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal in a small bowl.


Scrub your face and your neck with the mixture for 30 seconds.


Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Follow with your daily moisturizer.

Milk and Yogurt Face Mask1

Combine 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup yogurt in a small bowl.


Spread the mixture over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.


Allow the combination to rest on your face for five minutes.


Remove the mask with a damp wash cloth and rinse thoroughly. Pat dry and follow with your daily moisturizer.

Tips & Warnings

The lactic acid in milk can burn your skin if you leave it on too long or if you have sensitive skin.

Do not use a milk mask if you are severely allergic to milk.

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