Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Top Tip Tuesday!


Cleopatra knew about the beautifying properties of milk: she took baths in it! Skin-softening, moisturizing, and filled with nutrients, milk has been a favorite beauty aid for millennia.

Modern laboratories
now know why milk worked such wonders for her skin: the
lactic acid in milk is an alpha hydroxy acid, a natural
material that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells
together. Milk can cleanse the skin down to its deepest layers, it

can also nourish and condition your hair, and help you to have smoother, more radiant skin.

Who Knew!? So I have gathered a little list of Simple, delicious recipes and formulas for your greater beauty:

Use organic milk if at all possible ladies.And of course if you are intolerant please don't go rubbing it all over yourself!

Body-Building Pre-Shampoo Hair Pack

Great for fine or lifeless hair, this will add body and luster:
Mix about 1/4 cup dry milk powder with enough water to make a paste, then gently massage the paste into your hair. Cover hair with a hot, damp towel and allow to remain on hair for about 30 minutes, changing the towel when it cools to keep the heat. Rinse and shampoo.

Makeup Remover

Add a dew drops of sweet almond oil to a tablespoon of whole milk in small bowl. Using sterile cotton, gently dab milk and oil mixture onto face, then remove with a fresh piece of sterile cotton. Then be sure to rinse thoroughly, removing all traces of the milk to prevent bacteria growth.

Oily Skin Cleanser

Apply skimmed milk to your face and then rinse thoroughly with water.

Normal, Dry, or Mature Skin Cleanser

Use whole milk, applying gently to face and then rinsing thoroughly with water.

Gentle Facial Scrub for Oily Skin

Mix 1 teaspoon powdered skim milk with 1 teaspoon honey. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice, and gently massage face with this mixture. Rinse thoroughly.Cameron Diaz is reportedly a big fan of this gentle but effective exfoliant on her acne prone skin.

Gentle Facial Scrub for Normal, Dry, or Mature Skin

Mix 1 teaspoon powdered whole milk with 1 teaspoon honey and gently massage face with mixture. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.

Milk Mask for Normal, Dry, or Mature Skin

Mix a tablespoon of liquid whole milk with 1/4 teaspoon almond oil. Apply a thin layer of this mixture to a clean face and allow to dry. Apply a second layer and allow to dry. Apply a third layer and allow to dry. Finally, apply a fourth layer and allow to dry. Once mask is hard and dry, wash off with a washcloth and lots of warm water.

Cleopatra’s Milk Bath

This secret beauty formula couldn’t be simpler. Add 2 to 4

cups of fresh milk or buttermilk to the bathwater as the tub

is filling. Soak for a good 20 minutes. Gently rub your skin

with a washcloth or loofa to slough off the dead skin. Rinse

your body thoroughly after soaking.

Milk and Honey Bath

A favorite skin-soother: To a warm bath, add 2 drops lavender oil, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 tablespoons whole milk powder (or 1 cup liquid whole milk). Soak as long as you like, then shower to remove all traces of milk and honey.

Milk and Honey Shower Gel

Pour a little honey into the palm of your hand and add some whole milk powder, mixing to form a gel. Use as you would any shower gel. (Guaranteed to leave your skin feeling silky soft and smooth.)

Much love



  1. I am totally attempting the body-building, pre-shampoo recipe! My hair is about as fine and limp as you can get, ha ha!

  2. Great tips as always :)

  3. Wow I never new any of these! I want to try the pre shampoo!

    N x

  4. wow these are lovely tips!!!

    thanks alot for sharing these!



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