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Last night I cleansed my face using milk!

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 29-Oct-16 08:56:26

I have a case of winter skin - dry and flaky due to the sudden change in weather and putting the central heating on.

Tried all my usual tricks but nothing was working, I read that milk is meant to be great for flaky skin,soooooo....

I did it and my skin has been transformed overnight!!shock

I took a wash cloth and wetted it with the milk and washed my fave with it just like you do when you double cleanse. Then I rinsed it off and all my flaky bits had gone and my skin was really smooth.

I moisturised as normal with Aveeno and this morning my skin feels amazing.

Can't quite believe it and not sure exactly why it works but it does!shock

botemp Sat 29-Oct-16 09:22:29

It works on account of the lactic acid, an AHA used often in skincare for chemical exfoliation. Don't know how wise it is as a daily cleanser but mixed in equal parts with honey makes for a nice treatment mask (yoghurt works too), would personally only consider it with organic dairy though on account of the presence of hormones in non organic dairy.

PatMullins Sat 29-Oct-16 09:24:17

I didn't know about milk, thanks OP thlsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 29-Oct-16 09:30:51

Ah,that makes sense. I can't use any nip and fab or Pick Glow stuff as my skin is too sensitive so this is a nice alternative.

botemp Sat 29-Oct-16 09:45:07

Yes lactic acid is a far gentler AHA than glycolic and often recommended to those who can't tolerate glycolic.

I think Clarins do an exfoliator with it (it's pretty full on though) and The Ordinary are selling two different concentrations of it for a reasonable price.

DurhamDurham Sat 29-Oct-16 09:45:30

I'll give that a try.

Another cheap skin care fix is an aspirin face mask. When I have a bath I clean by face and then add a few drops of water to six dispersible aspirin and apply to damp face. I lie there for about ten minutes and then rinse off. If I ever get compliments about my skin it's always after using an aspirin face mask.
About 25p for a pack of 16 tablets, I try to do it once a week.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 29-Oct-16 09:47:02

I tried the aspirin trick but didn't work for me sadly.

PatMullins Sat 29-Oct-16 11:48:16

Just tried the milk and aspirin together, skin looks and feels lovely for the first time in ages!

SpooookyFoggyBog Sat 29-Oct-16 12:30:50

dame try a turmeric and honey mask too. Good for soothing sensitive skin.

rightknockered Sat 29-Oct-16 12:55:54

I regularly use milk. Fabulous results

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 29-Oct-16 14:17:49

Will I have a yellow face if I use turmeric?grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 29-Oct-16 14:18:36

Next time I'll soak the wash cloth and use it as a face mask for ten mins.

SpooookyFoggyBog Sun 30-Oct-16 14:14:04

You might have a slight yellowy tinge but not too bad. I've done one of a morning before and then gone out and I haven't noticed anyone staring grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 30-Oct-16 14:15:10

Maybe they were being politewink

pklme Sun 30-Oct-16 14:24:50

Great! Any other tips anyone? I don't use commercial products, for Eco reasons. This is a great addition.

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