Milk Face Mask: The Benefits of Milk and Honey

Milk Face Mask: The Benefits of Milk and Honey

Treat yourself to a customizable, skin-softening milk face mask with honey 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, benefiting from their moisturizing and exfoliating properties. 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 beautiful properties, so together, they make excellent cleansers for the skin. The lactic acid in milk is an alpha-hydroxy acid that naturally assists with exfoliation. Glycerin is another key ingredient that boosts hydration and helps maintain skin moisture.

Honey is a humectant that moisturizes the skin by actually drawing moisture to the skin. Honey opens the pores, helping clear away dirt. Because honey is cleansing, it is beneficial in treating acne. Oils like sweet almond oil also provide excellent moisturizing properties.

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Darker honeys, such as Buckwheat Honey, tends to contain more antioxidants than lighter honeys - making it perfect for skincare!

If you want glowing skin, milk and honey are a perfect combination to use - for oily skin and sensitive skin both. You will be able to see a reduction in redness and skin irritation, making for a more consistent and even appearance. 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 formula are primarily for aromatherapy, but lavender is soothing to irritated and dry skin. Plus, lavender, like honey, contains antioxidants that fight age and help contribute to glowing skin. Fruit extracts like blackberry, blueberry, and coconut are also rich in antioxidants and offer collagen-boosting benefits.

How to Make Milk and Honey Face Mask

  • Measure the first two ingredients and add them to a high-speed blender.

  • Blend until the ingredients become a powder.

  • Gently heat milk in a heavy saucepan, remove honey 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 the face and body.

  • Relax in a warm tub for 10-20 minutes and remove with a damp and warm washcloth.

For best results, incorporate the milk and honey face mask into your regular skincare routine.

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Finishing your skincare routine with Face Oil will help to pull out impurities and lock in moisture!

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 want 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. Additionally, argania spinosa kernel oil can be included for its skin benefits such as promoting healing and boosting collagen production.

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. Alternatively, consider using a sheet mask containing blueberry and coconut extracts to reduce fine lines and firm the complexion.

Set aside time to enjoy this body mask’s effects. This recipe makes approximately one full-body mask. Keep unused portions in the refrigerator and use them within a few days.



If you make this milk and honey face mask, take a selfie and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

While treating yourself to a spa day at home, why not mix up an oatmeal bath recipe to soak in while you wait for this mask to work its magic?! Not in to DIYs? Mix one of our dry masks with honey!

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara