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Can Putting Milk on Your Skin Get Rid of Scars & Wrinkles?

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author image Celeigh O'Neil
Celeigh O'Neil has been writing professionally since 2008. She has a Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as degrees in fashion illustration/design, digital arts and certification in hair and makeup artistry. O'Neil was a frequent contributor to Toronto's "Dialog" newspaper and has worked as an instructional writer, creating lessons in fashion, art and English for students of all ages.
Can Putting Milk on Your Skin Get Rid of Scars & Wrinkles?
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While milk may typically be reserved for your morning cereal, you may want to set some aside for your next evening skin care session. Milk contains lactic acid, a natural exfoliant that buffs away dead skin and renews the surface without causing irritation. It can help to fade scars over time without causing hyperpigmentation. Milk also plumps fine lines to reduce their appearance. When combined with honey -- a natural moisturizer, it can be used as a nightly treatment. Put the milk carton next to the cucumber slices and take your skin care routine to the next level.

Step 1

Pour 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 tablespoon of whole milk into a bowl. Combine them with a spoon until they form a paste.

Step 2

Soak a cotton cloth in warm water and cleanse your face. Move the cloth in a circular motion to gently exfoliate and open your pores. Use a baby face cloth if you have sensitive skin.

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Step 3

Dip your fingertips into the paste and massage it over your skin in an upward circular motion. Cover your entire face, concentrating on scars and fine lines. Avoid the eye area if you have sensitive skin.

Step 4

Wait 15 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water. Soak a face cloth in warm water and use it to gently buff away any remaining portions of mask. Use this process daily in lieu of a cleanser or after you cleanse as a treatment.

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